Tempting Tidbits - December 20, 2019
A Note From Karen

Dear Friends,

As with every year, in 2019 we were successful in reaching some goals and not as fortunate with others. However, we hopefully learn from all experiences. 

Now, we plan a comprehensive calendar for 2020! The Knitting Temptations' staff is brainstorming to create classes and programs which welcome new knitters and crocheters into our community, enable fiber artists who want to maintain their creative talents and challenge those students who are ready to advance their skills. 

Please keep watch for new classes to appear on our calendar. Never hesitate to request a class or event. Your ideas help us build our ability to meet your needs and expectations!

I'm thankful for each and every one of you. Because of the talented and supportive staff at Knitting Temptations and you, our customers, I love my work. 

I hope you have a peaceful and joyful holiday. We look forward to working with you in the new year!

Karen

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Gift Card Sale!

For each $50 or greater value gift card purchased, we will add 10% value to the gift card purchased.
Ring in the New Year with Open Knit

December 31, 2019
10am-3pm

December 31 from 10am-3pm, we will be hosting a “ Ring in the New Year ” Open Knit. No need to bring a thing. However, if you are ready to share your holiday leftovers, bring those calories with you! We will provide water, but feel free to bring any drink you’d like.

This is a FINISH, FROG or FRIEND event! Bring in a maximum of three unfinished projects and we'll help each other decide whether to finish it, rip it out or gift the project to a friend.
 
THIS JUST IN! More than 25 gifts will be given to those who join us in the year’s final Open Knit! Using your gifts from the shop. we will have a white elephant gift exchange. Keep the gift you choose or “steal” a gift from someone else. It promises to be lots of fun!

And bring a friend!
BAGS BY CLEVERGIRL DESIGNS

Glorious organization!
Spectacular new knitting bags!
Eight new designs are in the shop!

These bags sell quickly! If you want one, don't delay.

We are in the process of creating our class schedule for 2020 and we want to hear your thoughts as the calendar takes shape. Thank you to those who have already shared your ideas!

Is there a technique you would like to learn?
A specific project that interests you?

We want to know!

Some technique possibilities, but definitely not limited to include: Intarsia, Amigurumi, Brioche, Short Rows, Mosaic knitting and other colorwork, knitting with double point needles, reading charts and modifying patterns.

Potential projects might be: Sweaters, Socks, Hats, Mittens, Shawls, Cowls, Afghans, Pillows, Market Bags, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Ornaments, Slippers, Christmas Projects and KAL's.

Please email, call, or come into the shop to let us know what you'd like learn in 2020.

So many ideas! So much knitting to do! The possibilities are endless.
Classes

You may register for classes in person or by calling the shop
at 614.734.0618 during regular business hours.
We ask that you make payment in full when registering .

Classes are added often! Please check our website to stay current with the list of classes. We are in the midst of planning start dates for Building Blocks, Building in Color, Gansey Sweater KAL, and Sweater Basics.

It is our policy that unless we specify otherwise, students in our classes MUST purchase their yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.
BEGINNING KNITTING
January 11
10am-12noon
Class fee: $30 - yarn and needles provided
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Beth Hanson
Skill level: Beginner Knit

As the name implies, Beginning Knitting is for the complete beginner! In this single class, learn the knitting basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. We supply yarn and needles. By the end of the class, you will have knit a small swatch of various stitch patterns.

Students will discuss next steps in knitting.
BEYOND BEGINNING KNITTING
January 25
10am-12noon
Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Beth Hanson
Skill level: Beginner Knit

While teachers will review basic knitting skills, this class is designed for students who execute confidently the knit and purl stitches, casting on and binding off their work. Participants will gain new skills to read simple knitting instructions and in selecting yarn and needles for a project. Students will select a skill-appropriate project to begin in class.
BEGINNING CROCHET
January 29
2-4pm
Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Debbie Moore
Skill level: Beginner Crochet

This class is designed for the person who has no experience with crochet! Instructors will teach the technique of holding a crochet hook with yarn and demonstrate the chain, single, half double and double crochet stitches. While practicing these stitches, students will create a sample of their work. This class prepares students for Beyond Intro to Crochet and future projects.
OUTLANDER HAND WARMERS
January 25
12-3pm
Cost: $45.00

Outlander fans: Warm up for the next season of Outlander that starts in February with your own pair of hand warmers similar to Claire’s! 

This is a 3-hour class that teaches a provisional cast on, three-needle bind off, picking up stitches and cable techniques. Linda and Carolyn will walk you step-by-step through each technique. Space is limited. Call today to register.

Skill level: Students should be comfortable using the magic loop technique to knit in the round.

Materials for Class: 
  • 1 Skein (approximately 220 yds) of worsted weight yarn – Suggested yarns include Shepard’s Wool, Woolstok, Berocco Vintage Worsted or Cascade 220.
  • Size US 8 (5.0mm) X 32” circular needles
  • Another needle (any size) for three needle bind-off
  • Stitch markers
  • Row counter
  • Small amount of smooth fingering weight yarn to use for provisional cast on
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Cable Needle
BUILDING IN COLOR

We are excited to announce that a new Building in Color series begins Thursday, February 6, 2020, and continues on the first Thursday of each month for 10 additional months. We have two sessions available: Afternoon 2-4pm or Evening 6-8pm. Space is limited for this series and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Building in Color is a skill-building series. The only prerequisite is that students must be proficient in the skills to knit, purl, cast on and bind off stitches. Using three contrasting colors, students knit ten panels, one panel each month, to learn new stitches and techniques.

The course registration fee is $250.00, and includes the book, Building in Color by Michelle Hunter. Because of the high demand for seats in this course, we ask that you register quickly by calling (614) 734-0618. Yarn must be selected soon so that it can be ordered and received.

Dates, class supplies and other pertinent information will be given at the time of registration.

Instructors: Linda Mihely and Karen Wilkins
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