Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Hope y'all had a blast at the off-site sale this past weekend. Now, it's time to refocus on in-house inventory. I'm happy to announce that we recently got in an order from Knit Collage. The company is based in Hong Kong and was founded by Amy Small. Suzanne and I met Amy at Market in January and her booth was the brightest one in the room. She herself is incredibly bright-- between her smile and her pink blouse she fit right in with all the cheery, zippy yarn she was showing off.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Don't Miss It!
POP ON OVER TO THE OFF SITE ANNUAL WAREHOUSE REDUCTION SALE
Monday, April 19, 2010
Y'all! Great News! This Friday and Saturday is the big annual sale with ridiculously amazing discounts. All the info is below. Do not miss it. Do note that if it's raining really hard, you need to call the store and see if Suzanne has decided to reschedule. See you there!
OFF SITE ANNUAL WAREHOUSE REDUCTION SALE
Friday, April 16, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Join us Sunday for the return of SECOND SUNDAY and to meet Kathy's precious princess, ATHENA ROSE!!!
11:00 - 1:00
SECOND SUNDAY resumes for 2010 every second sunday of the month from 11-1 at the BUZZnext door to HCW in the blue house!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
At the end of this post, I'm going to tell you about some upcoming classes. I probably sound like a broken record here, but taking classes totally changed my knitting life. Case in point-- see those itty bitty socks in the picture above? I learned socks by taking a class, can't imagine having learned them any other way, and being able to make socks is one of those things that makes me feel smart, and happy, and accomplished. So think about it-- classes!
all levels welcome: Beginner to Seasoned!
Continental knitting AKA German style or pic knitting is a popular, fast, fun and very efficient way to knit!
Deb will teach you the continental way to knit, purl, and yarn over while creating a colorful market bag or these fun and fast washcloth/dishcloths.
Learn how to knit and purl by carrying the yarn in your left hand. Continental knitting is often used in color (fair isle knitting) and can help alleviate strain by using both hands to knit.
Patterns ranging in difficulty have been selected and revised to allow the new continental knitter to practice and hone their new skill. Students will receive copies of all patterns.
WASHCLOTH MATERIALS: Student will need 90-125 yards (per cloth) of any cotton or cotton blend yarn with a gauge from 4.5 - 5.5 stitches per inch. Needle size per yarn label.
MARKET BAG MATERIALS:
1 skein Araucania Pomaire or comparable gauge cotton
2 skeins in 2 different colors of Cotton Classic that compliment/contrast variegated Pomaire,
US # 9 needles, 16" length (some like to switch to 24" as the bag gets larger)
4 Split ring stitch markers
Bring some wool or acrylic scrap yarn for practice and your knitting gear.
INSTRUCTOR: Deb Marvin
This class is designed with the new knitter in mind, who would like to experience lace knitting. Learn the basic lace stitches as well as simple chart reading and symbols. This class includes 5 lace patterns that can be incorporated into a lace edged bag or a beautiful scarf.
Prerequites: Basic knitting skills (knitting, purling, casting on and off with ease), as well as some experience with simple pattern reading.
Materials: 1sk Katia "Linen" (137 yds at 51/2 sts per 1") for lace bag, 3 sks for scarf.
#5 needle for bag, #8 needle for scarf, stitch markers and gauge check or tape measure.
INSTRUCTOR: FRAN GOOCH
second friday of every month
We will explore the methods of wet and nuno felting and create lovely one of a kind masterpieces,
from bags to hats, scarves to booties and much more.
This class meets the second Friday of each month from 10 am to 2 pm (that includes a short lunch
You will need wool fleece, which you can purchase at HCW. Bring a few old towels and dress in
comfortable clothes. Wet felting can be quite a workout.
Saturday, April 3, 2010