We are returning to normal after the whirlwind of activity around Pins and Needles, our annual retreat. We extend our gratitude to our friends who came from near and far to spend the weekend at the Historic Boone Tavern. Whether you came to learn new skills, brush up on old ones, or just to meet up with kindred spirits, your presence and participation made the weekend special. Your evaluations will help us make Pins and Needles 2020 even better! Mark your calendars now for January 31 - February 2, 2020.
Sock Club meets Fridays at 3:00. Share your favorite techni
pick up a new one from others
who love to make socks. Toe up, cuff down, magic loop or DPN's - it doesn't matter! BTW, we have several new sock yarns in stock!
On these dreary winter Tuesday afternoons you will find many knitters sitting around our table working on projects of their own or knockers to make sure our bins stay full for the many requests that come in. If you have a few hours free, join us for a little "fiber therapy" and lots of fun, 3 to 5 pm.
The P3 Travel Organizer got bumped from the retreat schedule,
we will be doing it in the shop on March 2 and extending the opportunity for two (2) more people to participate. The total class fee is $40, which includes all instruction by master seamstress Susan Goins and all materials. Last day to sign up is February 26!
If you want to start The
Shift but need a little guidance and encouragement, come in on Monday, March 4th, or Saturday, March 9th between 1 and 3
pm and Jud
y will help you pick out your yarn and get started on this beautiful slip stitch pattern. It's way easier than it looks!! No class charge, just purchase the yarn from us and bring or buy size 5 or 6 needles. This cowl is worked diagonally and joined together after binding off with the mattress stitch.
Thrums are little bits of wool roving
knitted into an item to add insulation. In addition to creating a soft inside, thrums create hearts on the outside of the fabric. This is a great technique to know for hats, mittens, slippers - anything that wants extra comfort and warmth. Master this skill in Joan's Thrummed Mittens class, March 7 and continuing March 14 at 2:00. The class materials fee is $7.00 for the thrumming wool plus the purchase of 1 ball of Ella Rae Classic Superwash, Cascade 220 Superwash, or Queensland Brisbane yarn. Bring size 6 DPN's or long circular, stitch marker, tapestry needle and waste yarn.
Julius may have had bad luck on March 15, but we'll recognize the Ides with a Caesar Cowl KAL. This is a fun and interesting project you will want to make over and over again. Mosaic knitting on the bias in two colors - enough to keep your attention but too quick to get bored. The pattern is written for any size yarn, fingering to worsted. The pattern cost is $3.39 (more or less, depending on the exchange rate any given day). Bring a 24" circular needle sized appropriately for your yarn (4 for fingering, 6 for DK, 8 for worsted). We'll cast on March 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the store, meet up weekly and check in on Ravelry and Facebook to mark your progress.
March 16 is Spinning Day! We love the buzz of spinners sharing their knowledge and passion this day each month. This month we will discuss the possibility of doing a DIY dyeing day and figure out logistics. The fun begins about 2:30, with pot luck snacks shared along the way.
Schedule your private crochet or spinning lesson with Jessica, March 16. Jessica is a favorite instructor, not only at our shop, but also at fiber festivals throughout the area. Benefit from her expertise with one-on-one time, $20 per hour. Lessons must be scheduled no later than March 12 and paid in advance. And when Jessica is in the house, her Creations are 20% off!