November 2, 2020
Dear Friends,

It's been a month since we closed our brick and mortar shop. Our yarn and needles are beginning to settle and we are nestled comfortably in our previous classroom. I send a huge thank you to all our customers and friends - including the new tenants, Timeless Skin Solutions, who are generously sharing their meeting room with Knitting Temptations. As always, our staff did a fantastic job in making our move as smooth as possible. With your kindness and generosity, each of you kept me marching forth.

In this edition of Tempting Tidbits, you will discover opportunities to register for classes, to purchase yarn and supplies and to participate in upcoming projects from two creative designers Casapinka and Ambah. Also, we are offering new ways to help you with problems and projects. 

Looking forward to sharing our future with you,

Karen
HOW TO REACH US

614-734-0618 (call or text)
knittingtemptations.com

Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
(by appointment)
CASAPINKA GLAMPING BLANKET PROJECT
For all CASAPINKA fans, Sharon's Glamping Blanket pattern was released on October 30, 2020! Berroco put together beautiful kits. When a kit is ordered through Knitting Temptations, it will be shipped directly to you! And, Knitting Temptations will send the pattern to you for FREE!

Using Berroco Vintage Chunky, Sharon's Glamping Blanket kit is available in 4 color combinations and 4 sizes! Based upon the selected size and the number of skeins, prices, excluding Ohio sales tax, are listed below. While the pattern may be purchased on Ravelry for $7, those who buy the kit through Knitting Temptations will receive the pattern with the kit at no additional cost. 

1. Cat Blanket 18 x 22" $51
2. Baby Blanket 24 x 36" $78.75
3. Lap Blanket 35 x 44" $97.25
4. Sofa Blanket 46 x 58" $162
 BLUE SKY FIBERS WOOLSTOK BUNDLE KITS

The inventive folks are offering limited edition holiday Woolstok Bundles designed for crafting of all kinds; knit, crochet, weave, felt and more. With each mini hank measuring at 12 yards each, there are endless ways for these little bundles to brighten your holiday and winter knitting. Each bundle includes 3 mini-hanks of 7 different shades giving you 252 yards and plenty of options to explore color.

Many of you know the beautiful stitch definition that results when creating with Blue Sky Fibers' Woolstok. To answer our need for easy, quick, but rewarding knitting and crochet projects, Blue Sky is offering interesting and fun bundles and patterns to brighten your holiday and winter making.

Purchase a kit with all the yarn and pattern to make one of the kits suggested below or pick your favorite colorway and begin creating your own unique piece of artwork.

  • Bundles - $24.95
  • 50 gram skeins - $8.75
  • 150 gram skeins - $24.95

Kits are priced individually. Please text, call or email for more information.
AMBAH O'BRIEN ADVENT KAL 2020
CASAPINKA ADVENT KIT 2020
Two of our favorites, Casapinka and Ambah are partnering with Baah Yarn to present two Advent Yarn Kits for you! Co-owner of Baah, Mira is a talented hand dyer who collaborated with both designers in creating unique color palettes to complement each designer's pattern. What a fun undertaking!

Named the Readvent Wrap, Ambah's X Advent kit, is filled with 24 mini skeins of Baah's La Jolla. This year’s pattern will be released on November 30. In addition Ambah is offering 11 of her Advent inspired designs to be used with her 2020 kit. The surprise colors in Ambah's kit are soft and subtle, but powerful. Please go to Ambah's Ravelry Forum to learn about ways to make friends and win fun prizes while creating one of her beautiful designs.

Casapinka’s Advent kit, “The Secret Life of Cats (and dogs)” is worked in 25 sections to create either a shawl or scarf. The complete pattern will be released on November 30. Each bold and bright mini skein is a surprise and is designed to be opened each day (December 1-25) and used to work a section of the wrap.

Below is a snapshot of the details for each kit. To ensure timely delivery, please place your orders by November 12.

  • Each mini skein is approx. 80 yards
  • Begins December 1
  • Available for Pre-Order from Knitting Temptations (Will ship mid-November)
  • $250, includes the pattern (a thank you gift from Karen)
Ambah’s Kit contains 24 mini skeins of 2 ply, fingering weight yarn in soft, subtle surprise colors that are packaged individually for each day."


Casapinka’s Kit contains 25 mini skeins of 2 ply, fingering weight yarn in bold, bright colors that are packaged individually for each day. Add some fun to this year's Christmas countdown with Casapinka's Advent Pattern.  

This photo is Casapinka's inspiration for the colors selected for her Advent 2020 pattern.  
Knitting Doctors on Phones, the Internet and Wheels

Your friends at Knitting Temptations are exploring ways to help our friends and customers solve knitting dilemmas!

You may schedule an appointment! We have identified several different ways to assist our knitters. Please text, call or email your question. We might be able to answer your question immediately. If more resources are required, we can work with you by Facetime or Zoom. If necessary, we will meet you at your favorite coffee/tea shop or in your home.
Once we determine the type of assistance you need, we will discuss our fee structure with you. However, the initial consultation is free. 

Here are ways to connect with Knitting Temptations:
  • Call or text: 614-734-0618
  • Email: knit2temptations@gmail.com
Beginning Knitting
Saturday, November 7, 2020        
9:30-11:30am
Cost:  $40.00
Student limit: 4

As the name implies, Beginning Knitting is for the complete beginner! In this single class, learn the knitting basics of how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. We supply yarn and needles. By the end of the class, you will have knit a small swatch of various stitch patterns.

Students will discuss next steps in knitting.

Register for class by calling 614-734-0618 or emailing knit2temptations@gmail.com.
Introduction to Knitting Lace
Thursday, November 12, 2020        
4-6 pm
Cost:  $40.00
Student limit: 4

Learn how to knit a basic lace pattern in your choice of a cowl or a scarf. The Gothic Lace pattern is symmetrical and repetitive making it perfect for beginners. Students will review SSK, K2tog and yarn overs and then explore how these stitches combine to make the lace pattern. Students will also learn how to read a chart and read their knitting. (The pattern includes charted and written directions.) Blocking and finishing options will be discussed. Students should be comfortable with casting on, knit and purl stitches and basic increases and decreases.

Pattern: Gothic Lace by Tin Can Knits. Available for free here.
Yarn: Woolstok yarn by Blue Sky Fibers colors for ordering - 200 yds for short cowl, 400 yds for long cowl or scarf
200 yards, 2 skeins any color is $19.40, plus tax
400 yards is 4 skeins any color is $38.80, plus tax

Needles: US #8 circular 16” or longer
Notions: Basic knit kit
             2 colored pencils or highlighters

Sizing: Short cowl—10” x 22”
           Long cowl—10” x 44’
           Scarf—8” x 60”

Before class:     
In scrap yarn cast on 25 stitches and knit 4 rows of garter stitch. This will be used to review increases and decreases.

In project yarn cast on 49 stitches for cowl or 41 stitches for the scarf. Knit 8 rows.

Register for class and order yarn at 614-734-0618 or email knit2temptations@gmail.com.
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