June Newsletter 2015

With winter behind us we can all breathe a collective sigh and enjoy what will be a fleeting attempt to make up for the winter no one wants to remember. We have already made significant progress in preparations for new fall lines, workshops and events but for now let's forget about falls arrival and talk about another kind of arrival. 

If statistics are correct, we are going to see a surge in the birth rates this year by October and November. This most likely means that there are going to be a lot of new grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and cousins. We couldn't think of a better time to start planning your Bundle of Joy Box. For the next few months we will highlight one essential must-have item for the newest family member's arrival to style them from head to toe. Make sure to check out What's On Our Needles.


Memorial Day Weekend was the start of our Summer Hours and we will observe a summer schedule through to Labor Day. 
Our shop hours will be:

                             MONDAY CLOSED
                             TUESDAY through THURSDAY 10-5
                             FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10-2
                             SUNDAY CLOSED

                           WE'RE TAKING A VACATION

Our staff will be packing up their summer projects and enjoying some fun in the sun. The shop will be closed from June 29th to 
July 6 for vacation. 


Summer Class Schedule will run July 7th to August 21st. In order to reserve your spot, you must register and pay for the Summer Sessions no later than June 19th. We are offering a six week session for $100.00, with the seventh week free. Due to a limited class schedule, we are unable to have you attend any class other than the one you are registered for. 

                            TUESDAY 10-12 and 6:30 - 8:30
                                 WEDNESDAY 6:30 - 8:30
                            THURSDAY 10-12 and 6:30 - 8:30


Oak Knoll Sanctuary in Attleboro has graciously offered their facilities again this year for us to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Weekend. 
Come join us at noon on Sunday June 14th.
Weather Permitting

Fee: $2.00 (we make a donation to the Sanctuary for hosting us)
A sign up sheet will be available at the shop starting 
June 2nd.
Please bring your knitting, a chair and a beverage, along with a something for our Pot-Luck Picnic. 
We will provide the paper products and trash bags.
Because this is a public facility, alcohol is not permitted on the premises. 
We thought that this would be the perfect opportunity for our GIVE A FIBER A HOME PARTY. Feel free to bring along some of your stash with the hopes that it will be adopted into a good home. There is one catch, it will be your responsibility to bring home with you any unwanted fibers that did not find their new fiber family this time around.


Summer is fast approaching. Look what we are taking on the road with us. 

Since we are dressing our little prince or princess from head to toe, here are two of our faves to start filling your Bundle of Joy Box.

Bonnet for Every Little Princess by Linda Casties knit with one skein of Bjork a sport weight cotton/merino blend
 Purl Bee's Garter Ear Flap Hat knit with one skein of Jill Eaton Minnow Merino

Pure/Aran  from cabinfour (also available in a larger worsted weight version) We are using Quince&Co Owl for this simple, let the stitches do the talking, scarf/wrap.

Fiar from Irish Girlie Knits We used (1) bag of Leizu Gradients from Julie Asselin.

Lavender Bags from Debbie Bliss (1) ball of Appalachian Baby will give you several sachet bags. These would be the perfect hostess gift during your summer vacation travels. Fill with lavender and add a beautiful bow. Great to use in your dressers or hang them from a hanger in your closets. 
Note: I did find them a bit large and the pattern calls for a 6.25" finished product, personally I would cut the size down by at least 2". 


I was recently reminded of a hint I learned when I first started knitting socks on DPN (double pointed needles).


When the first stitch of a new needle is a knit stitch, then be sure that the needle you're knitting with is situated under the previous needle. When the first stitch of a new needle is a purl stitch, then be sure that the new needle is above the previous needle.


This helps to prevent ladders in your knitting (the loose stitches that appear sometimes at the intersections of the needles).

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