Tempting Tidbits - July 9, 2019
A Note From Karen

We hope you are enjoying your summer! The gardens are in full bloom with stunning colors!

Knitting Temptations is well stocked with yarns in beautiful colors to match the season. We have great ideas for small projects to keep your hands busy while on your travels or relaxing in the shade.

I've just finished a large project and I'm so excited to sit back, relax and work on my Magical Thinking pullover shawl.

Hope to see you soon!
Papillon -- Summer Knit Along

Won't you join us? We're having so much fun knitting Papillon, the Summer Knit Along at Knitting Temptations. A great group of knitters meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm and/or Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm. Come whenever your schedule allows. We have room for more!

Seeing how all the colors unfold is half the fun!  The project uses two skeins of multicolored Uneek Fingering and one skein of a contrasting color of Uneek Monokrom or Uneek Harvest. New shipments of the yarn arrive regularly - the hardest part of the project will be choosing which beautiful colors to use!

The CRAZY wall is full! Come get yours before it is gone! Some of the suggested patterns are  Nightshift,   Shiftalong , The Shift  and  Montana Mountain  by Andrea Mowry.

The whole idea of Crazy is that it is unpredictable, so be prepared to knit something random and fun!
Diamond in the Yarn!

All of the entries were wonderful! Thank you to those who participated and who voted.

The top three vote-getters were:
Kathy Schemine
Brenda Mayne
Jo Thomas

Congratulations, winners!
Your gift card is waiting for you!

Our next contest will use Colca by Amano yarn. Call for details.
What's Off Our Needles

Squared Up Baby Jacket , crocheted by Deb, designed by Catherine Salter Bayer

Urth Yarns created a mini version of their adult Squared Up Jacket. Deb used one skein of Urth Uneek Fingering yarn, color #3020. This sweater will be perfect for the fall!

Papillon, Knit by Noelle, designed by Marin Melchior.

Noelle was hooked by these little short rows and she just kept knitting and knitting and voila! She was finished! The yarn she used is Urth Uneek Fingering, color #3017, and June Cashmere Lace Coal.

Shiftalong , knit by Kristen, designed by Andrea Mowry.

How cute is this hat! It uses one skein of Crazy and one skein of a complimentary color. Knitting, purling and slipping stitches. We can't wait to cast this on!
Elyssa Dress , knit by Jo, designed by Taiga Hilliard Designs.

Jo had so much fun knitting up this sweet dress. She shortened it a bit so that it could be worn with baby jeggings. The yarn Jo used was Uneek Cotton in color #1085. Jo has one lucky baby that will receive this one!
Magical Thinking KAL

Please join us! Jumping in on any of the Saturdays is perfectly fine! 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!

  • Three skeins of fingering 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, 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
I-75 YARN CRAWL 2019

I-75 Yarn Crawl Passports and Notion Bags - $6.00 each.

Purchase your passport and bag at Knitting Temptations and receive a $10 gift card to use towards a minimum $75.00 purchase at Knitting Temptations between August 2-31. Purchase your bag and passport here or in the shop.

Be sure to stop at Knitting Temptations - we will have gifts for each Yarn Crawl visitor. There will be a special door-prize drawing each day of the crawl.

The Crawl is a 10-day event where "crawlers" travel from yarn shop to yarn shop and get to experience the unique aspects of each shop, meet the owner and staff, and win PRIZES!!!. This year's crawl is happening August 2-11 and promises to be the best crawl ever! So buy your passport, call your friends and yell "ROADTRIP!!!!"
With five unique yarn shops - Yarn It & Haberdashery, The Yarn Shop, Sew to Speak, 614 Knit Studio, and Knitting Temptations - all within 20 minutes of each other, a detour off I-75 is well worth the journey.

Can't wait to hit the road!

October 12/13, 2019

Secure your spot!

Classes Offered:
Introduction to Twined Knitting
Latvian Wristers
Traditional Gansey Techniques

We have class project samples in the shop!

Call 614-734-0618 to register.
Knit for the Love

Please join us July 27 to learn tips and tricks for making Knitted Knockers. Patterns will be supplied. Suggested yarn is Cascade Ultra Pima.

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.

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 and needles provided for class
One 2-hour class
Instructors: Karen Wilkins, Beth Hanson
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, August 17, 9-11am
Class fee: $30
One 2-hour class
Instructors: 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.

Saturday, July 27, 9-11am
Class fee: $30 - yarn and crochet hook provided for class
One 2-hour class
Instructors: 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.

Monday, July 22, 2-4pm
Prerequisite for this class: Knowledge of how to chain and create basic stitches.
Class fee: $30, supplies extra
One 2-hour class
Instructors: 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.

Monday, July 29, 2-4pm

With paws tucked in and tail to his side, the Parlor Cat by Sara Elizabeth Kellner makes a very prim and proper house guest. Knit in the round, it is one piece from head to tail, and a befitting 10” long and 7” wide. The sample in the shop used Manos del Uruguay Gloria yarn in Oso Pardo and Dunas. You will have enough yarn to make two! Jenny will teach this class in two sessions.

Skills needed: Using double pointed needles, increasing and decreasing

Techniques reviewed/taught: provisional cast-on, wrap & turns, embroidery for face, optional stripes

  • Worsted Weight Yarn - 2 colors, 1 skein each or if not doing stripes, one skein
  • Size 4US (3.5mm) Double Point Needles
  • Size 12mm cat eyes
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Knit Kit

Two 2-hour classes:
Thursday, July 11 and July 25, 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: $50, includes pattern

The Cozy Mouse is an adorable and nearly seamless project that will brighten anyone’s day! Jenny will teach this class in two sessions.

Skills needed: Using double pointed needles, increasing and decreasing

Techniques taught: Judy’s magic cast-on, picking up stitches, bobble (for the nose), I-cord, optional stranded color-work on mouse’s body, optional stripes on sweater

  • Double point needles US 1, US 3 & US 5
  • Knit Kit (make sure you have stitch markers, tapestry needle, small crochet hook)
  • Yarn: Simplicity (Mouse color, sweater color and optional accent color)

Two 2-hour classes:
Wednesday, July 10 and July 24, 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: $55, includes pattern

The Bolan tee is knitted sideways in four pieces--two panels for the front, two for the back, worked from the center out to the ends of the short sleeves. This one is a fun knit for sure. The gorgeous textured lace panel in the yoke flows across the boat neck and over the wearer's shoulder making it a piece you'll want to grab all the time. This is a crop length tee. Students will be taught to lengthen garment if desired.
  • Yarn as indicated in pattern
  • One 24" circular needle in size US 4 or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One 24" circular needle in size US 2 for picking up stitches
  • Waste yarn(fingering weight)
  • Knit kit (be sure to have a tapestry needle and stitch markers)
Skills needed: long tail cast on, basic stitches including k2tog, ssk and yo. Ability to read charts is helpful.
Techniques reviewed/taught: picking up stitches, mattress stitch, 3 needle bind off, lengthening body of garment.
Homework prior to class: Knit and block swatch 40 stitches by 40 rows to get gauge.
Pattern: $6.50
Two 2 and 1/2-hour classes:
Mondays, July 8 and 29, 6-8:30pm
Saturdays, July 13 and August 3, 9:30am-12pm
Fee: $68, includes pattern
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