Tempting Tidbits - January 26, 2019
A Note From Karen

As you wrap up your 2018 projects, look forward to our venture into European knitting techniques in 2019. Future classes will include journeys to the British Isles, Lativia, Sweden and other Scandinavian countries.

But, before we “take off” abroad, kick off Super Bowl Sunday by joining us for an Open Knit from 2-5pm on Sunday, February 3.

2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year full of possibilities for our friends!

Even if you can't participate in the open knit, stop by to get your project supplies to use during the game!
Knitting 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 third Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. We will focus on a different charity/project each month and we will deliver the finished projects.

Our focus on February 23 will be knitting hats for premature babies.
Knit 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 for 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).
What's Off Our Needles?

Bernadette knit this Perky Little Hat with some stash yarn. It’s a fun, easy & perky knit.
Using June Cashmere DK, one of our customers made these Lattice Mitts for Christmas gifts. The colors she used are Mulberry, Natural, Aegean and Pumpkin. Someday...she will finish her own pumpkin mitt! You can find the pattern here .

Just a reminder - send us photos so we can post your finished projects!
Passport to the Holidays

Knitting Temptations is hosting a Passport Celebration on Monday, February 11, from 4-7pm.  All customers are invited! Bring in your projects, or photos of your projects. We'd love to hear about your journey!

Let's celebrate our successes.

Call (614.734.0618) or email ( knit2temptations@gmail.com ) if you plan to attend.
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, Beth Hanson, Linda Marion
Skill level: Beginner Knitting

As the name implies, Intro to Knitting is for the complete beginner! In this single class, students learn the knitting basics: how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. Yarn and needles are provided to learn and practice in class. By the end of class, you will have knit a small swatch to take home. 

Elaine's Sessions:
Thursday, January 31, 2-4pm
Thursday, February 7, 2-4pm
Thursday, March 7, 2-4pm

Karen's Sessions:
Tuesday, February 12, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 12, 6-8pm

Beth's Session:
Saturday, February 23, 9-11am

Linda's Sessions:
Saturday, February 16, 1-3pm
Saturday, March 16, 1-3pm

Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson
Skill level: Beginner Knitting

Students will have a refresher of basic knitting - the knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on and binding off. This class is designed to expand on the knitting fundamentals learned in Intro to Knitting. Class participants will learn new concepts including gauge, choosing yarn and needles for projects. Students will then receive guidance in starting a pattern.

Elaine's Sessions:
Thursday, February 21, 2-4pm
Thursday, March 21, 2-4pm

Karen's Sessions:
Tuesday, February 26, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 26, 6-8pm

Beth's Session:
Saturday, March 23, 9-11am

Supplies needed: Contact staff for supply list

Class fee: $30 - yarn provided; hook extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Elaine Sparks, Linda Marion
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).

Elaine's Sessions:
Thursday, February 14, 2-4pm
Thursday, February 28, 2-4pm
Thursday, March 14, 2-4pm

Linda's Sessions:
Tuesday, February 2, 1-3pm
Tuesday, March 2, 1-3pm

Saturday, February 9
Saturday, March 9
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

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!

Sessions 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, February 19, 6-8pm
Tuesday, March 19, 6-8pm
Tuesday, April 16, 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 22, 6-8pm

Saturday, February 2
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Class fee $15
Pattern included – supplies extra

Join Karen to learn basic cable techniques. Students will create a cup cozy and get tips and tricks to keep their cabling consistent.

Techniques used: Basic knitting, Cabling, Charts,

Supplies needed:
  • US 8 (5.0mm), 24 inch knitting needles
  • 1 Ball Rowan Pure Wool Worsted yarn
  • 1 cable needle
  • Pear Shaped Markers

Saturday, February 16
Instructor: Karen Wilkins
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Class fee $30
Pattern included – supplies extra

Improve your cabling techniques with Kitty's Cowl! Carly Thomas is designing a wonderful cowl that showcases more advanced cabling techniques.

Techniques used: Basic knitting, Cabling, Charts,

Supplies needed:
  • 3 skeins Spud & Cloe Sweater or approximately 480 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5mm), 24 inch knitting needles
  • Additional US 7 or smaller for binding off
  • Size G crochet hook
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
Saturday, February 9
Instructor: Linda Mihely
Difficulty: Beginner
Class fee: $100
Bracelet supplies included, other supplies extra

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:
  • Thimble (optional)
  • 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.
Thursday, February 14
Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructor: Elaine Sparks
Skill level: Advanced Beginner

Have you wanted to learn to use DPN needles? Come join Elaine and make a baby hat using DPN needles.

Supplies: 1 skein fingering weight yarn
Size US 1 (2.5 mm) dpn needles
Size US 2 (3.0 mm) dpn needles
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