October 2015

New Hours of Operation:
10 am to 5 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

Cascade is offering a special Yarn Tasting just for us on  October 15th  at 5:30 pm.   Tickets are only $5.  R.S.V.P. now.  Your paid reservation of $5 will enter you in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Fiber Frenzy! This is a wonderful opportunity to try out great new 
yarns from Cascade, brought to you by 
Mike D.,  one of our favorite yarn guys.

Click  here  to access the current calendar containing information about classes. Call or email us to register for a class.

Knit a Christmas stocking for your loved one using worsted weight  yarn and size 8 DPNs. Class fee is $35 and includes red and green yarn, or white if preferred. October 8th, 12:30 pm. 

Knit a chev ron case that will fit any ipad or kindle. This beautiful case would make a  lovely gift for someone special.   Project fee of $30 is for 2 sessions but does not include the yarn.  October 10th and 16th,  - 


What a gre at gift for the young one in your life - thrummed mittens are super warm with a fluffy lining that gets better with age. Learn the technique with Joan on  Monday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m.   Class fee of $45 includes materials. Bring Size 7 -8 needles for your preferred method of knitting in the  round (DPN, Magic Loop or 2 Circs).   

Be the cool Gramma or Mom and learn to f inger knit with your kids, or learn yourself and teach them. There is so much empty time that young people can fill with finger knitting. And now is the time to learn so you can all make Christmas gifts and decorations. Class fee $25 includes yarn.  
October 17,  - 

The Window C at is a simple pattern knit in the round from the bottom up. Tail and paws are knit 
separately, also in the round, and seamed to the body. Use size 4 DPNs or 2 circular needles if preferred. Class fee of $30 is for two sessions but does not include the yarn. October 22nd and 23rd, 11 am to 12:30 pm. 

Learn to Knit/Learn to Crochet - schedule your class now and you will be well prepared to create beautiful hand crafted finery for the holidays. We'll tailor classes  to your schedule and make sure that you are prepared to succeed with your first project. $20/hr.  Call now to reserve your time with Judy or Joan. 

Tuesday Therapy

Fall is here and a lot of us are in need of a little therapy!  Join us Tuesday, October 27th at 5:30 pm for "Therapy."  Bring your current project to work on, or let us help you start a new project.  Relax with your fiber friends for a stress-free evening.  


Recently folks have contacted us to advise of wheels and looms for sale. If you are in the market let us know and Joan will put you in touch with the sellers.


Have you tried  Marblz ? These needles from Knitters Pride are made of brightly colored acrylic, with just en ough grab to stay securely in the project, and just enough glide to allow your stitches to flow unencumbered.  Give them a try and tell us what you think!

Joan's World

As I write this on a crisp and foggy morning, the chill in the air gets me thinking of building comfort. We all feather our nests uniquely, creating the warm and safe haven from the stresses of the day.  Mine includes a couple of favorite afghans and food my mother made for me.  As I prepare to venture out today I will take with me bits of that comfort, to sustain me through the day. It might be my special socks that make me happy each time I look at my feet, that luxurious scarf from my sister, a hat that suits my personality, or a cookie - Mother Beck's Better Batter Butter Bits, a simple, soft butter cookie that warms my heart.  When you share your gifts with the children and grands you are equipping them with the comfort memories that will last a lifetime.

Mother Beck's Better Batter Butter Bits
Preheat oven to 375

1 c. butter (softened at room temperature)
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar.

Sift together dry ingredients 3 times (this is important).  Cream butter & sugar, mix in the egg and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Drop by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet and bake for 7 -8 minutes.
(This also works well in a cookie press.)

Pins and Needles Retreat January 29 - 31 , 2016 at the Boone Tavern!  

Make plans now to attend.  We have taken your comments to heart and are changing things up just a little bit.  We'll kick off the retreat with a group luncheon in the Boone Tavern dining room. This is optional and will give us a chance to get acquainted before the workshops begin. Frederikka is bringing a fantastic fashion show, featuring beautiful projects from Aurora Yarns. Another bonus is a trunk show of the most amazing shawl pins ever, from Bonnie Bishoff.   We have scaled back the technical skills required for the quilting classes and tested the projects to select ones that can be completed in the time allotted.  You know we'll have some evening surprises and that it is a perfect get away.  Register on our website:  


To see the class descriptions, go to

Click on "Retreat Brochure" for the outside of the brochure

Click on "Class List" for the inside of the brochure.