Tempting Tidbits - November 14, 2019
A Note From Karen

The last few weeks have flown by! We had an amazing time and are so grateful for the excellent teaching of Beth Brown Reinsel. Check out her website at https://knittingtraditions.com/ to see her beautiful patterns. 
Vogue Knitting Live! What a fun weekend! We introduced VKL participants to a taste of our shop and reconnected with friends.
Many thanks to students, fans and customers who attended our celebration of Michelle and her Knit Along history. We had a wonderful time and managed to give her a few surprises!
Now, we move to the holiday season - one of my favorite times of the year! We have classes, events and times to relax, stitch and enjoy friends.

But first, I want our customers to know that in this season of thankfulness, I am reminded how grateful I am for each and every one of you.
Anyone Who Says You're Difficult to Buy For...
Doesn't Know Where to Shop!
Thursday, November 21 between 2-7pm  
Have You Ever Tried Knitting with Signature Needles?  

Come find out what all the buzz is about. This is your chance to knit with some yummy yarn using these custom-crafted needles made in the USA.  
Signature Needles, made by a small, family-owned precision machine shop located in Wisconsin, are known for their stiletto points and smooth cable join. Available in straights, double points, and circulars.  

  • Start your holiday wish list
  • Get inspiration for beautiful, quick gift ideas
  • Choose from specially-priced kits
  • 10% off yarn throughout the store, except for previously discounted items

Light Refreshments will be served.
Call 614.734.0618 to RSVP

We have the buttons!
We are having a great sale on many of our buttons - 25 cents per button! Customers will find interesting shapes, materials and sizes from which to choose.
As well as a utilitarian fastener, we use buttons as an ornamental feature on many projects, including hats, mittens, scarves and cowls. These buttons won't last long!

Recently, Knitting Temptations added Shepherd's Wool Yarn from Stonehedge Fiber Mill. Stonehedge is a 166 year old working farm located in rural Michigan and operated by Deb and Jodi. The yarn is made from a wonderfully soft Merino top. Merino is the softest of sheep’s wool. It is washed, combed and dyed in the mill to Deb and Jodi’s specifications.

This yarn is worsted spun, meaning it’s very smooth and almost shiny in appearance. It gives great stitch definition for intricate patterns such as lace, cables, and knit/purl patterns.
Knitting Temptations’ customers remark on the soft, cushy feel of this yarn. “Has a very nice handle” and “One of the softest wools I’ve felt” are frequent comments. Shepherd’s Wool felts beautifully, including the white, so you can be confident that your felted projects will be great.

Robin Richey and her Yarnbyrds truck are landing in the Knitting Temptations' parking lot on Black Friday, November 29 and Small Business Saturday, November 30!

Each of us will offer gifts, prizes and special prices on a variety of selected items. 

We will open at 6am and close at 5pm both days. Be sure to attend!
Advent Scarf 2019 KAL

Tricia Weatherston has designed an Advent KAL scarf that will give knitters a chance to practice Gansey stitches! There will be lots of knits and purls and some simple cables. The KAL begins December 1 and a clue is delivered each day for 24 days to your Ravelry account. 

Becky and Beth will be hosting a group gathering for this KAL on Mondays December 2, 9, 16, 30 and January 6 from 5:45-7:45pm. We will build our Gansey skills and hope you will want to come join us!

There is no cost for the Monday evening sessions but we would like to know if you are planning on joining us. Please RSVP to (614) 734-0618. 

KAL Supplies:
  • Yarn – Shepherd’s Wool 3 skeins (700-750 yards)
  • Needle: Size 7 US/ 4.5mm

To get ready for December 1st:
  • Cast on 60 stitches.
  • Knit 4 rows.
  • Set up Row: k3, p54, k3.

Knit for the Love

Knit for the Love will be taking a break from meeting during November and December - but please bring your hats, knitted knockers and/or blanket sections into the shop any time! We will begin meeting again the fourth Saturday in January.

We are collecting yarn for collecting yarn for the Ohio Reformatory for Women located in Marysville.

UPDATE on our Warm Up America project: We have received 85 sections out of our goal of 98! There is still time to help with this great project!

Warm Up America! was founded by Evie Rosen in the early 1990s. Evie’s vision was to provide an innovative way for yarn enthusiasts to donate 7” by 9” sections which when joined together made finished afghans. This seed of an idea has blossomed over the years into a national program which has provided comfort and warmth to hundreds of thousands of people in need during their most difficult of times. Learn more about Warm Up America! here.

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.
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).

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.
Two 2-hour classes
December 7 and 14
Teacher: Jenny Scheetz
Fee: $60.00, includes pattern and bonus pattern.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What a delightful centerpiece these knitted holiday trees will make! Join Jenny to create these lovely trees. Two designs will be taught in class. Five designs of simple Christmas trees in cables and stranded colorwork are included in the pattern. Illustrated instructions for the paper cone stand are also included in the pattern.
  • Worsted Weight yarn
  • US #7 (4.5 mm)
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers
Saturday, November 16
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Skill level: Beginner
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; other supplies extra

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, using lifelines, how to "tink" (unknitting stitches), and ripping back rows is discussed.

Supplies needed:
  • Size US 8 (5mm) knitting needles
  • 4" Handi Tool (or D-F crochet hook)
  • Tapestry needle
Wednesday, December 4
2-4 or 6-8pm
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Linda Mihely
$30 - pattern included; supplies extra
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

Choose one of four unique Christmas ornaments - worked in classic Aran Cables. Each ball requires 50 yards of fingering weight yarn. For best results, use white, ivory or undyed yarn for the look of a classic Aran sweater.

Techniques used: Basic Knitting Stitches, Magic Loop, Double Points, Cables, Increases and Decreases

Supplies Needed:
  • 50 yards of fingering weight yarn, preferably white, cream or ivory.
  • 1 set of US 2 Double Point Needles
  • Cable needle
  • Row counter
  • Tapestry needle

2 1/2" clear plastic ornament - provided with class "
November 23 
One 2-hour class
Jenny Scheetz
Fee: $30.00, includes pattern
Skill Level: Beginner

The perfect pattern to follow Beginning Knitting! Here’s a fun little pattern to embellish your gifts of spirits for the New Year. These sweet little stocking caps look adorable perched atop bottles of all kinds. Knit them in the round with small amounts of scrap yarn in about 30 minutes, then pat yourself on the back for avoiding buying another expensive, throw-away bow!

  • DK or Worsted Weight yarn
  • US 4 (3.5mm) needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Mini Pom Pom maker
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