I wisely took advantage of our recent snow/ice storm to stay in my pajamas and knit for two whole days! I hope that some of you were able to do the same. This is really excellent knitting weather!!
Thank you to all who took advantage of my annual after-Christmas sale - I was able to clear the shelves a bit, and to make room for more. I still have a good selection of some beautiful discontinued yarns at half price in the back room, so if you haven't already over-stashed, come and take a look.
At the start of the new year, I was pleased to be interviewed on a new blog called "Behind the Needles". Below is the link, the questions were great, and I really enjoyed answering them!
Keep warm, or make more sweaters :-) - marji

Here is the link to Asia's interveiw with me, on Behind the Needles, if you'd like to read it!

And, if you'd like to keep reading, here is a recent post from Asia, with some lovely thoughts about her knitting
february classes
simple cable hat
with nancy
(Still a couple of openings left)
This is a great first-cables project! And, a great next step for a beginner knitter with some experience. Simple cables in worsted weight yarn of your choice. Free pattern in class.
Saturdays 10-11:30am, February 2 & 9 $24.
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
February 6 & 13 $32
the shift
with marlene

Seriously, this is a fun knit. All colorwork is made using slipped stitches, no carrying colors. A pretty little I-cord edges this cowl-that-looks-like-a-shawl. There are MANY great yarn choices, and it will look so very different in all of them! Pattern is by Andrea Mowry.
simple tassel with bead (or not!)
with marji

Tassels are all over the place right now! Come learn how to make a simple and pretty tassel, with or without a bead. I'll provide all the "stuff".

Saturday, 1-2:30pm, February 23 $12
pom poms
with marji

Pompoms are fun to make, for a hat, a garland, a bunny tail?
Come have some fun! I'll provide the yarn, or bring your own, if you want.

Saturday, 1-2:30pm, February 16 $12
beaded wrap bracelet or necklace
with beverly
Technically, this is a crochet project, but it's so easy that you don't need any crochet experience! It's quick, fun, and there are beads involved: perfect!

Saturday 10am-12noon, February 16 $16.
embroider a little friend!
with beverly

Learn some fun embroidery stitches while making yourself a cute little animal friend. You must also purchase a kit for the class, which includes everything you will need except embroidery hoop and needle. I'll provide the stuffing, and have hoops to loan out. Limited selection of kits - choose at signup.

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm, February 20 & 27 $24.
the cocoknits sweater workshop
with marlene
and have ONE OPENING LEFT!!!
This top-down sweater method includes some nice details that aren't found in most standard top-down sweaters. The shoulder shaping uses a well-fitting English tailoring method, set-in sleeves are seamlessly shaped as you go down into the yoke, and there is a very handy custom worksheet template to keep track of your progress.
Participants will plan and knit either the "Molly" or "Emma" sweater in their yarn of choice.
Wednesday February 20, 1-4pm: Introduction and planning your sweater, casting on and starting the shoulders and yoke. Learning how to use the worksheet.
Wednesday, February 27, 1-2:30pm: Progressing on the yoke, going over the next steps, checking for fit, trouble-shooting.
Wednesday, March 13, 1-2:30pm: Discuss finishing, progress, questions.
Class fee; $48. Intermediate knitting skills are required, as well as book purchase.
knit, chat & get help for february
February 5, 12, 19, 26
February 6, 13, 20, 27
February 1, 8, 15, 22
Knit, chat & get help classes are $10 per class.