Tempting Tidbits - December 28 , 2018
A Note From Karen

The bells are ringing! The New Year is right around the corner!

At Knitting Temptations, we are excited about the possibilities in 2019. From tempting new classes, knit-a-longs, beautiful yarns, trunk shows and Vogue Knitting Live. We are geared up and ready to go!

Wishing you peace in the coming year,
Ring in the New Year Open Knit

December 31, 2018

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 to share! We will provide water, but feel free to bring any drink you’d like.
THIS JUST IN! We have more than 25 gifts for those who join us in the year’s final open knit! We will be having a white elephant gift exchange using items from the shop. Keep the gift you choose or “steal” a gift from someone else. It promises to be lots of fun!

And bring a friend!
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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 through December 31.
Knitting Kit

A Must for Every Knitter!

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

Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, Waste Yarn, Tape Measure, Scissors, Pen, Paper, Fix-It Tool or crochet hook (appropriate to needle size).
We are in the process of creating our class schedule for 2019 and we want to hear your thoughts as the calendar takes shape. Thank you to those who have already shared their ideas!

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

We want to know!

Some possibilities but definitely not limited to:
Intarsia, Brioche, Sweaters, Cute little animals or toys, Double points, Socks, Hat, Mittens, Shawl, Cowl, Afghan, Pillow, Market Bag, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Ornament, Slippers, Christmas Sweater, Christmas Projects monthly knit, Short Rows

Please email, call, or come into the shop to let us know what you'd like learn in 2019.

So many ideas! So much knitting to do! The possibilities are endless.
A Project Complete!

Match Play Poncho

Monica Walter looks fantastic in her Match Play Poncho! Knit with HiKoo® by skacel Sueño in the color Barn Door . You can find the pattern here .

Well done! Thanks for being an inspiration to finish a project!
Passport to the Holidays

The program will continue through January 31, 2019.

There is still time to complete your trip!

For every 3 passport stickers earned, you will receive a "souvenir."

Once you earn 12 stickers, you will visit our Grand Central Station and select your own "grand prize."

Call the shop 614.734.0618 for more information.
Building with Lace

Beginning Wednesday, February 6!

Students and fans of Michelle Hunter's "Building" series: Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer a skill-building series, based on Michelle's book,  Building with Lace . The series, to begin February 6 at Knitting Temptations, is a unique chance to take the series with the designer and expert instructor, Michelle Hunter!

This ten-class series focuses on lace techniques that will delight the novice and experienced lace-knitter alike. The project is a gorgeous sampler shawl worked in Rylie by HiKoo. This luxuriously soft yarn is the perfect choice to showcase the high impact stitches. The shawl is knit in one continuous piece (no seaming!) and measures approximately 22" x 72". As with Michelle's previous series, each month of the course will focus on skills and stitches to build your lace knitting skills. The techniques include advanced decreases and increases, Japanese stitches, beading, expert edges, original stitch patterns, classic lace techniques, and so much more!

We have two class sessions available: afternoon 1-3pm AND evening 6-8pm. Seats are limited to 24 per session and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class fee is $250, which includes instruction and Michelle's book.

If you are considering it, please act quickly!  We need your registration and yarn order AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 
 Dates for the series:
February 6
March 6
April 3
May 1
June 5
July 3
August 7
September 4
October 2
November 6
Tuesdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fridays - 10am-Noon

Knitting Temptations offers two opportunities for friends to gather and create together. 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.

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.
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided, needles extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Karen Wilkins
Skill level: Beginner Knit

As the name implies, Knitting 101 is for the complete beginner! In this single class, students learn the knitting basics: how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Yarn is provided to learn and practice in class. Students need to bring or purchase US #8 needles. By the end of class, you will have knit a small swatch to take home and our staff will be on hand to help you select yarn and needles to make a beginner-appropriate project.

Supplies needed: US #8 knitting needles

Elaine's Sessions:
Thursday, January 3, 2-4pm
Thursday, January 17, 2-4pm
Thursday, January 31, 2-4pm

Karen's Sessions:
Tuesday, January 8, 6-8pm
Tuesday, January 22, 6-8pm

Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; hook extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks
Skill level: Beginner Crochet

Learn chain stitches, half double and double crochet, and triple crochet. Note: Crochet is an incredibly useful skill for knitters - consider bringing the power of the crochet hook to your knitting projects!

We provide the yarn. Students need to bring/purchase a crochet hook size US G (4mm) or US H (5mm).

Thursday, January 10, 2-4pm
Thursday, January 24, 2-4pm

Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; other supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Skill level: Easy Knit

Join Karen in this class to learn more about the most common mistakes knitters make, how to fix and better yet, PREVENT them!

Students make swatches and purposely create mistakes to learn how they happen and how to fix them. Also, discussed is using lifelines, how to "tink" (unknitting stitches), and ripping back rows.

Supplies needed:
  • Size US 8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • 4" Handi Tool (or D-F crochet hook)
  • Tapestry needle

Saturday, January 19, 9-11am

January 12, 2019
Class fee: $100
Bracelet supplies included
Instructor: Linda Mihely

In this one-day class, you will make your own Sami bracelet with the traditional materials from Sweden. You will learn the basic braid and the bracelet construction techniques. Several leather color choices (besides the traditional black) are available. You will make your bracelet entirely by hand! Once you know the basics, your imagination can take flight and you can create layered braids.
Basic experience with needle-and-thread, hand sewing is necessary. It is recommended that you bring a thimble, sharp small-tipped scissors, and a pair of small needle-nose pliers.

For best results, preview bracelet leather colors ahead of time so that you have time to shop for and match your thread to the leather.

Sami bracelet supplies needed:
  • Bracelet leather
  • Tin strands
  • Antler button
  • Leather button braid
  • Sinew (to match bracelet leather)

Other supplies/tools needed for class:
  • Button & coat thread to match leather
  • Sulky® invisible nylon thread - clear or grey
  • LocTite® vinyl, fabric & plastic flexible adhesive
  • Elmer's® Craft Bond rubber cement
  • Thimble
  • Small sharp-tipped scissors
  • Small needle-nosed pliers
  • Sharp hand sewing needle, size 18, chenille or crewel style

There will be a break for lunch so participants can get lunch out or bring your own lunch -- refrigerator and microwave are available for use.
Class fee: No fee
3rd Tuesday of the month
Facilitator: Karen Wilkins

Join Karen in this knit-a-long so that your June Cashmere poncho kit becomes a reality!

The first session, Karen will give instruction for the knitting pattern. All sessions following will be a true knit-a-long with Karen available for guidance.

Supplies needed:
  • Size US 3 knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Knitted swatch, knitted on size 3 needles
  • June Cashmere Poncho Kit
  • Knitting Kit

Tuesday, January 15, 6-8pm
Tuesday, February 19, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 19, 6-8pm
Tuesday, April 16, 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 15, 6-8pm

Lineau Shawl
January 26, 2019
Class fee: $30
Pattern included - supplies extra
Instructor: Linda Mihely

Incredible projects don't have to be difficult! The Lineau Shawl is a treat for the eyes but easy to create, featuring striped sequences of simple eyelet lace, a stocking-stitch panel and a sideways lace bind-off.

It is begun at one wing tip, with a few stitches, and then simply knit into a widening triangle. The size is easily adjustable to the yardage available.

Techniques used: Basic knitting, Lace, Chart Reading

Supplies needed:
  • 500 yards fingering weight yarn
  • Size US 5 (3.75mm), 32 inch knitting needles
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
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