Tempting Tidbits - May 1, 2019
A Note From Karen

Dear Friends,

I am truly humbled and filled with gratitude to everyone who supported our shop this past Saturday. We had so much fun celebrating LYS Day with our wonderful customers. Thank you to those folks who weren’t available to visit on Saturday, but express their support in many other ways. Knitting Temptations has a community filled with talented and amazing fiber artists!

We are already brainstorming LYS Day 2020 and welcome your suggestions!

Thankfully,
Karen
Magical Thinking KAL

We are excited to offer a Magical Thinking Kal for those of you who have purchased or will purchase the yarn for this project. The first of 8 sessions will begin Saturday, June 8, from 9-11am. 

As a thank you for so generously supporting LYS Day, this KAL is offered at no cost .

Magical Thinking  is a project that goes quickly, is good for beginners, and perfect for Netflix knitting. Read about this pullover shawl on the pattern page for more details on color selection and sizing. Basically, any three colors that you love together will work wonderfully and it's a great accessory for spring and summer. The sample was done in Baah La Jolla. Grab three skeins of fingering weight yarn and join in!

Supplies:
  • Three skeins of finering weight yarn, 400 yards each
  • US 3 (3.25mm) 16 inch needle
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 16 inch needle
  • US 4 (3.5mm) 24 inch needle
  • Knit Kit (make sure tapestry needle and stitch markers are included)
  • Waste Yarn (fingering weight)

Saturday, June 8, 9-11am
Saturday, June 29, 9-11am
Saturday, July 13, 9-11am
Saturday, July 27, 9-11am
Saturday, August 10, 9-11am
Saturday, August 24, 9-11am
Saturday, September 14, 9-11am
Saturday, September 28, 9-11am
Crazy Cast On Parties

Were you lucky enough to buy Crazy yarn on LYS Day? If not, don’t despair! We expect our next shipment to be available by May 10 - in plenty of time to select your colors & attend a Crazy Cast On Party for Andrea Mowry’s pattern, “The Shift” . Deb and Karen will help you get started and provide tips for staying on track with the pattern. It’s such fun to watch the colors emerge! 

Bring your preferred beverage. Muffins (AM) and snacks (PM) will be served!

Supplies:
  • 2 skeins Stonehedge Fiber Mill Crazy yarn & 1 skein sport or light DK weight yarn
  • Suggested Needles: Please bring sizes US #6, US #7, US #8 in 24 inch lengths
  • Knit Kit
  • Highlighter Tape
  • Locking stitch markers or Pear-shaped pins
  • Waste Yarn

Wednesday, May 22 - 6-8pm
Saturday, May 25, 9-11am
Fee - $20
Laine Magazine
Taking orders for Issue 8!

Laine is a high-quality Nordic knit & Nordic lifestyle magazine. The folks at Laine cherish natural fibers, slow living, local craftsmanship and a beautiful, uncomplicated and peaceful lifestyle. Their intention is to inspire us to gather and share, to be part of a community of knitters, makers and thinkers from near and far. Knitting is more than just knit, knit, purl. It is a feeling.

Laine includes patterns from the leading knitwear designers; insightful, long-format stories from the world of wool; interviews, exciting travel articles, seasonal recipes and strong, visual storytelling.
I-75 Yarn Crawl 2019

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to be a part of the I-75 Yarn Crawl. The Crawl is a 10-day event where "crawlers" travel from yarn shop to yarn shop to see what is new for the 2019 fall season, experience the ambience of each shop, get to know the personality of the owner and staff, and win PRIZES!!!. This year's crawl is happening August 2-11 and promises to be the best crawl ever! Fifty-six shops participated last year and even more are participating in 2019. So buy your passport (available May 1), call your friends and yell "ROADTRIP!!!!"

Can't wait to hit the road!
Knit for the Love

Do you sometimes think, "I don't need another hat, scarf or cowl, but I love to knit!" What about “knitting for the love” of it? Knit for the love of people going through chemo, women who have had mastectomies, premature babies or those who are homeless. Knit for anyone in need, just for the love of knitting.

Knitting Temptations is encouraging knitters to come together and knit for others on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. We will focus on a different charity/project each month. We will deliver the finished projects.

Our focus May 25 is Knitted Knockers. Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.  One of our Knitting Temptations fiber artists will share all of the ins and outs of knitting this design.

See the pattern and information here: Knitted Knockers

Supplies:
Cascade Ultra Pima
US #5 Double Point Needles
Knit Kit
Tuesdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fridays - 10am-Noon

Knitting Temptations offers two opportunities for friends to gather and create. We welcome all fiber artists, including knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, felters and others of all skill levels. Bring your project and join your creative friends for support and advice.

A member of the staff will be available to answer questions and offer limited guidance. Problems requiring more assistance may be scheduled for a later time.
Knit Kit

A Must for Every Knitter!

Life can be so much easier when preparations are made. Our advice is to assemble a knit kit for your knitting projects. If you need help picking the best container or items, we can assist with that! Items to include are:

Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Waste Yarn, Tape Measure, Scissors, Point Protectors, Pen, Paper, Post-it Notes, Row Counter, Needle Gauge, Fix-It Tool or crochet hook (appropriate to needle size).
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.

It is our policy that unless we specify otherwise, students in our classes MUST purchase their yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.
INTRODUCTION TO KNITTING
Class fee: $30 - yarn and needles provided for class
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson, Linda Marion
Skill level: Beginner Knitting

This class is designed for the person who has no prior experience with knitting. Instructors will teach knitting basics: casting on, knitting, purling and binding off the work. Yarn and needles are provided to practice in class. By the end of class, students will have a swatch to take home. Students will be given the opportunity to start a simple washcloth pattern.
This class prepares students for Beyond Intro to Knitting and future projects.

Saturday, May 4, 1-3pm
Thursday, May 9, 2-4pm
Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm
Saturday, June 1, 1-3pm
BEYOND INTRO TO KNITTING
Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson
Skill level: Beginner Knitting

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 determine gauge, read simple knitting instructions and to select yarn and needles for projects. Students will begin knitting a scarf.

Teacher and Students will pick out supplies together.

Thursday, May 23, 2-4pm
INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET
Class fee: $30 - yarn and crochet hook provided for class
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, 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. Students will be given the opportunity to begin a beginner washcloth. This class prepares students for Beyond Intro to Crochet and future projects.

Thursday, May 2, 2-4pm
Monday, May 13, 2-4pm
Thursday, May 30, 2-4pm
BEYOND INTRO TO CROCHET
Prerequisite for this class: Knowledge of how to chain and create basic stitches.
Class fee: $30, supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Debbie Moore
Skill Level: Beginner Crochet

While teachers will review basic crochet skills, this class is designed for students who execute confidently the chain, single, half double and double crochet stitches. Students will learn to read simple crochet instructions and will begin crocheting a scarf.

Thursday, May 16, 2-4pm
LACE I

Saturday, May 4
9-11am
Class Fee: $30
One 2-hour Class
Instructor - Becky Creighton
Skill Level: Beyond Beginning

Students will learn a combination of increases and decreases to create a simple lace pattern that can be used to make a wash cloth. Tips for knitting lace successfully will be covered. Students should know how to do a long tail cast on, knit and purl stitches. It’s helpful if students have experience with yarn overs, ssk and k2tog. 

Supplies: 
  • Washable DK weight yarn
  • Size 6 (4.0mm) knitting needles
  • Knit Kit

LACE II

Saturday, May 11
9-11am
Class Fee: $30
One 2-hour Class
Instructor - Becky Creighton
Skill Level: Beyond Beginning

Expand your basic skills and develop confidence in knitting lace patterns as you knit the Ivy Vine cowl. Students will work with longer stitch repeats and use more yarn overs, increases and decreases.

Supplies:
  • Approximately 150 yards Sport or DK weight yarn
  • size 4 (3.5mm) 16 inch and size 5 (3.75mm) 16 inch knitting needles
  • Knit Kit
BROKEN WINGS

Wednesday, May 22
6-8pm
Class Fee: $30
One 2-hour Class
Instructor - Becky Creighton
Skill Level: Intermediate Knit

Knit a beautiful, light weight lace shawl that is perfect for Spring. Joji Locatteli's pattern, Broken Wings, uses one skein of fingering weight yarn. While the stitches are simple, keeping track of the shifting pattern can be a challenge.

Supplies:
  • Approximately 380 yards fingering weight yarn
  • Size 6 (5.0mm) 24 inch knitting needles
  • Knit Kit
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