May 2017

Hours of Operation:
Noon to 5 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, 
and Saturdays.

10 - 5 pm Thursdays and Fridays 

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.




Saturday, April 29th is "Yarn Bombing Day" from 1 to 4 pm.  If you can come to the shop and help, that would be wonderful.  We will bring refreshments and party with friends all afternoon!  Keep your fingers crossed for a dry, warm, sunny day!!





Spring! The colors and fragrances of new life surround us.  Kentucky is stunningly beautiful at this time of year.  We hope you all have the opportunity to stop and smell the flowers that decorate our world.




Speaking of colors, do we ever have them! Variegated, ombre, self striping, tonal and even some solids are appearing in many new cottons and cotton blends, just right for summer projects.  Whether you need just a little something when entering air conditioned spaces, an afghan for a new baby, or a lacy beach cover up we have the perfect yarns. You won't believe the selection!


We are nearing the 1 year anniversary of participating in Knitted Knockers, and are so very thankful for the leadership of Patty B. who brought this to us and has made it happen and grow.  The stories of women who requested these soft, hand-made prostheses are powerful.  To those of you who make this happen, our deepest thanks.  This is another example of the caring generosity embodied in people who knit and crochet. You are kindness personified.



We will be CLOSED on May 5.  Nubs the Yarn Guy will be in the store on Saturday, May 6, which is Derby Day. Wear your favorite Derby Hat and Nubs will give you 10% off your purchase of commercial yarn and notions!



Ready for a fun outing? Head to Masterson Station Park in Lexington May 20 - 21 for the Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival. Shake hands with a sheep and learn where all that wooly wonderfulness comes from!  You might meet some of the local producers whose goods we carry year round.


May 20 is also Armed Forces Day, a day when we recognize the service of our men and women in uniform.  Have you served? We'll take 10% off your purchase of commercial yarn and notions this day!


Recently a customer brought to our attention a national charity crochet project, Octopus for Preemies.  This group makes sweet Amigurumi Octopi and distributes them to hospitals so premature babies can have a stuffed toy just the right size, using mercerized cotton
yarn and hypoallergenic fiberfill.  Learn more about the project on the Facebook page: 
If you are interested, join the group, or let us know and we'll put you in touch with the local organizer.




Warm weather months are perfect for making socks. Sock construction is challenging enough to keep your interest, but small enough so as not to overwhelm.  This class will feature a short row heel. Spend your Thursday mornings with Joan and take your knitting to the next level.  Class begins  May 4 at 11:00 a.m. and continues each  Thursday for 4 weeks.  Select your sock
 yarn and bring needles size appropriately. Class fee is $40.


If you have short hair like me, cold air on the neck can be bothersome. 
The  Shawlcowl  Pullover is just the thing!  This circular scarf is just enough to protect your neck (and perhaps cover a  bit of cleavage!)  Using just 1 ball of Sanibel or Santorini and 24" size 8 circular needle, it works up quick in a feather and fan pattern.   Joan will get you well started and show you how to keep those stitches straight,  Friday, May 12 at 2:00 .   Class is free with purchase of yarn and pattern.  




Knit cat paws for your bar stools or dining room chairs.  They look good and keep your floors from being scratched.  These are adorable and a set of 4 would be a great gift for a cat-loving friend.  They are knit in the round on size 5 double point needles, or can be knitted flat and seamed together.  Class is $25 and will include enough yarn to make 4 cat paws.  Saturday, May 13th, 1:30 pm or Saturday, 27th, 3:30 pm. 




 

Uluruh is a wonderful cotton blend yarn for lightweight summer knits.  Knit a beachcoverup poncho or wrap with 2 skeins on size 10 needles.  This is an open and airy
garment that you will want to make several of for beachtime wear.  Monday 22nd and/or Tuesday 23rd at 2 pm.  
$20 class fee does not include yarn or needles.  








The Concerto Scarf is another great summer accessory, a light weight triangular scarf when you need just a bit of cover.  It works up quickly and easily in EuroBaby Kid 
Cotton Ombre, and is finished with a nice picot edge. This is the one accessory you will carry with you all summer!    Cast on with Joan  May 19 at 2:00, then finish it up the following 
week,  May 26, again at  2:00.  Class is free with purchase of  yarn.  Bring size 6 - 7 circular needles, 24" or longer.



 


Knit the Sochi Scarf using Naka Jakar cotton yarn, a very soft, DK weight, self striping yarn.  This is a ripple pattern  tha t utilizes se veral new techniques and is just hard enough to keep your interest from start to finish, but once you catch on it is easy peasy!  Use size 6 or 7 circular 
32" needles.  Class fee of $20 does not include yarn or needles.  Satur day 27th and/or Tuesday 30th, 2 pm.  





Crochet or Knit Knockers Join us the first and third Tuesday every month, 3 to 5 pm to make knockers.   Supplies are available at a discount. Judy will gladly help you start your first knit or crochet knocker.  
May 2nd and 16th, 3 to 5 pm.  



"Therapy"
May 2nd, (1st Tuesday)
5 to 7 pm

We will have "Therapy" the first Tuesday of the month from 5 to 7 pm.  Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one.  Your stress level will be greatly reduced after a fun evening with your fiber friends. Snacks are always welcome! 


Spinners!

Come spin with us on  May 20 , 2 - 5pm!  Its always a hoot when spinners start twisting up a storm!  Bring a refreshment to share if you like, your wheel or spindle and make some new best friends.