Tempting Tidbits - December 6 , 2018
A Note From Karen

Jingle, jingle, jingle!

Gift-giving time is fast approaching!

Stop. Breathe. Rest. Be easy on yourself.

Many of you are working hard to finish a gift for a loved one. Maybe you can't meet that gift exchange time frame. Don't worry! Wrap the present up with a bow and enclose a card that promises to finish the gift after the holidays. 

But the main thing I want to say is enjoy these days – whether you are shopping, baking, wrapping, crafting, cleaning or socializing. Be in the moment. And know that Knitting Temptations is here to help make your holidays festive!

We have a shop that is full of gifts for knitters – Yarn Bowls, Building with Lace class, Addi Clicks, Project Bags, Laine magazines, Gift Cards and of course, YARN!

We have suggestions for quick and easy-to-knit projects including mitts, cowls and hats. Just ask! 

To round out the year, be sure to check out our Aran Holiday Ornament and Holiday Sweater Ornament classes.

December 31 from 10am-3pm, we will be hosting a “Ring in the New Year” open knit. I’d love for you to come! Bring your leftover holiday treats to get rid of…ahem, I mean, to share! Bring a friend. Spend the day with other knitters doing what we love.

May your days be merry and bright,
Karen
HOLIDAY CLASSES

Get your Holiday spirit going with these quick and fun projects!

Have you wanted to learn knitting with double points or the Magic Loop method? These classes are for you! Knit a tiny sweater using techniques for a larger project or knit a covering for a round ornament using stitches often used in knitting a sweater!

Perfect for “Ornament Exchange” and as gifts to friends, teachers, and coworkers!
Aran Christmas Ornament

Saturday, December 8, 9-11am Instructor - Linda Mihely
$30 - pattern included; supplies extra
One 2-hour class for each project
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
Holiday Sweater Ornament
Saturday, December 15, 9-11am
Instructor - Jenny Scheetz
$30 - pattern included; supplies extra
One 2-hour class for each project
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

This knitting pattern contains a range of sweater designs from easy to more challenging knits. For the easier sweater, three different styles can be customized by choosing from eight seasonal designs worked in duplicate stitch. The sweater designs are all knitted flat and seamed afterwards.  

Techniques used:
K2tog, P2tog, SSK, CDD, Mattress Stitch and Duplicate Stitch

Supplies needed:
  • Simplicity, two contrasting colors
  • Size 5 US, 3.75mm circular needle 24” or 32” 
  • Stitch markers (5)
  • Tapestry needle
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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.
We are in the process of creating our class schedule for 2019 and we want to hear your thoughts as the calendar takes shape.

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

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.
New item!

Fino Mini Skeins!

These make a great gift for yourself or someone else and the recipient can come in and choose a free pattern! There are many color combinations from which to choose.
Sale Yarn!

Check out our discounted yarns! Select yarns at 20%-55% off.
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.
Passport Stops
Stations Along Your Journey

  • Take a Class at Knitting Temptations
  • Purchase a $30 Knitting Temptations Gift Card to be used in 2019
  • Purchase $30 in Stocking Stuffers from Knitting Temptations. Items include: needles, notions, bags, yarn bowls, books. etc.
  • Purchase Knitting Temptations’ yarn to complete any of the following:
  • Stash-buster project
  • Project that requires Learning a "New-to-You" technique
  • Two or more color project
  • Project using selected Chunky or Super Bulky yarn
  • Project that combines two different weights of yarn
  • Project using an in-house pattern
  • Project that incorporates a Knitting Temptations Button and Knitting Temptations yarn
 Note: Some exceptions apply including, but not limited to: sale yarn, unicorn tails
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. REGISTRATION BEGINS NOVEMBER 1!

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.

Schedule changes for the holidays:
Tuesdays, December 25 and January 1 - CANCELLED
Friday, December 21 - offsite
Call the shop (614.734.0618) for more information.
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.
BEGINNING KNITTING 101
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided, needles extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Meghan Kizer, Elaine Sparks, Karen Wilkins, Linda Marion
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

Meghan's Sessions:
Saturday, December 15, 10:30am-12:30pm

Elaine's Sessions:
Thursday, December 13, 2-4pm
Thursday, December 20, 2-4pm

Linda's Sessions:
Saturday, December 15, 1-3pm
Saturday, December 29, 1-3pm



BEGINNING CROCHET 101
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; hook extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Meghan Kizer
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).

Meghan's Session:
Thursday, December 20, 6-8pm

FIXING MISTAKES
Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; other supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Meghan Kizer
Skill level: Easy Knit

Join Meghan 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, December 8, 10:30am-12:30pm

SAMI BRACELET WORKSHOP
January 12, 2019
10am-3pm
Class fee: $100 - supplies extra
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.
Lineau Shawl
January 26, 2019
9-11am
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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