november 2021


I know that many of you were expecting to see me at the Fiber Festival of New England. I've made the difficult decision NOT to have a booth this year. After my knee replacement surgery and some complications, I just am not up to my usual level of activity, and I don't have it in me to do all the packing, unloading, standing, and then do it all in reverse!

But, since I'm all stocked up with kits and other goodies.......


Friday and Saturday, NOVEMBER 5 & 6 from 10-5 each day!

Come for a visit! See what's new!

Have some cider and cookies! Get inspired!

Wear a handknitted or crocheted item!

(we don't always get to see your finished projects!!)

Sweater weather seems to be upon us, most days. Before you know it, the hats, mittens and scarves will come out of storage. Sandi, Marlene and I have all just been working on the Felix Sweater (pullovers for Marlene and I, and a cardigan for Sandi).

I'm now working on a Musselburgh hat by Ysolda Teague. It's knit from the crown, double-length, ending with another crown shaping and then you double it by pushing one end into the other. Nice and warm!!! I'm making one for my husband - haven't made anything for him in a long while - and of course he'll never know because he's never read my newsletter! :-)

I hope that you are finding time to make something fun and relaxing!


We are limiting the classes to 6 attendees, so that we can spread out a bit. All class participants are required to be fully vaccinated.

Masks will be required.



with Sandi

This sweater is a winner! Top down construction with no seaming. Pattern is available in either a pullover or cardigan - you choose. The pretty lacy panels double as raglan increases and add a pretty detail. Felix Pullover or Felix Cardigan by Amy Christoffers.

Wednesdays, November 10; 3-5p

November 17; 3-4:30p and December 1; 3-4:30p $50.

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Homestay Fair Isle Mitts

with Marlene

You can choose to make mitts or mittens from this pattern. Nice warm mitts with simple fair isle patterning and a top cuff that you can wear up or down. Homestay Fair Isle Mitts by Julia Farwell-Clay

Thursdays, November 11 & 18; 4:30-6p $30.

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Jolly Wee Elves

with Marlene

This is a tried and true, addictive and fun pattern from Churchmouse. Once you make one, you'll find it very easy to adjust for almost any weight of yarn. You can also make this little figure into a snowman, or a bunny, or a chicken with just a few modifications! Jolly Wee Elf by ChurchmouseYarns & Teas

Saturdays, Dec. 4 & 11; 9-10:30a $30

Knit, Chat & Get Help!

All Knit, Chat & Get Help classes are $10/class

Please call ahead to reserve a seat, since space is limited!

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30p

with Marlene


2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Wednesdays 9-10:30a

with Marji

November 17, 24, Dec.1

Fridays 2-3:30p

with Marlene

November 12, 19,

Dec. 3

Don't forget, we also offer private and semi-private lessons by appointment!

Call 860-653-9700 or email

The Ladies of the Knockers

There will be no meeting at the shop on November 6,

because of the open house at the shop.

There will be a meeting on Nov. 9 from 2:30-4p at Simsbury Senior Center

(754 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury)

There will be a meeting on Dec. 4 from 3-4:30p here at the shop

The shop is closed during these hours, so there is plenty of room to spread out!

Space is limited, so please contact Linda Prout with any questions and to let her know that you'd like to come:

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