Notes on Summer Knitting & Crocheting–Vacation Edition

Like many of you, I plan what knit or crochet projects to take on a trip before I plan what clothing to pack. Picking the wrong project doesn’t, of course, ruin a trip, but it can mean never picking up my knitting or not enjoying it enough when I do.

I recently returned from my beloved shack in the North Channel, and I was utterly delighted with my project choice: Mojave from Kelbourne Woolens, with which I am knitting a tee top using the Westbound pattern by Elizabeth Doherty.

Mojave produces a thin, light, breezy but opaque fabric that I love so much I’ve already chosen three additional things to knit with it! And Westbound (available on Ravelry) is a beautifully written pattern with sleeve length and hem shape options as well as help in adjusting shaping, length, etc.

Do yourself a favor and check out our supply of Mojave. If we don’t have enough of the color you’d like, we’ll happily special order it. And ask me about those three additional garments I’m planning!

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Summer Class Schedule and More

Our summer class schedule is ready. Use the drop-down menu above to check it out!

There is still room in our June 1 yarn tasting–sign up for a great opportunity to sample all 5 of Berroco’s newest yarns.

Also Knitters Evening Out takes place June 7–if you’ve never attended you should give it a try. Call us to sign up or for more information. Then, the always-popular (and free!) Knit (or crochet) Nibble and Sip is on Saturday June 8. Let’s have some fun!

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Summer Yarn Sampling

Time for a yarn tasting! Yes, I think it is time we tried out Berroco’s spring/summer yarn line, which is superb. As always they’ve provided wonderful yarns at reasonable prices, a convenient format in which to test them, and a great door prize for one lucky participant.

You may choose to attend the May 25 event or the June 1 event, and each will run from 12-4 and be lots of fun! The $10.00 event deposit can be applied to the purchase or order of any Berroco yarn or pattern book through June 8. We do require advance sign-up, which can be in person or over the phone. There is limited availability so pick a date and sign up today!

We’re working on the summer class schedule, which will be ready soon. Happy knitting and crocheting!

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NEW YARN AND UPCOMING EVENTS

We’ve recently received a new yarn about which we’re very excited! Mojave is a sport weight blend of linen and cotton from Kelbourne Woolens which comes in a superb color range, has wonderful drape, and is perfect for year-round knitting. It is one of those yarns which make you feel sorry for those who don’t knit with plant fibers or who give up knitting in warmer weather! The icing on the cake is that today we’re receiving a trunk show of beautiful items made from this yarn so you can see and feel how fabulous it is in a garment. The trunk show will only be in-house for a limited time (through May 20) so hurry in and check it out!

There are other upcoming events as well! This Saturday is Knit, Nibble & Sip–don’t miss it! The following Friday is Knitters Day Out and if you’ve never attended our Day Out or Evening Out you really should try one of them. We’re also in the process of finalizing dates for a yarn sampling event featuring Berroco’s spring-summer line. These are always a lot of fun and I for one can’t wait. I’ll send out an email as soon as dates are firmed up.

We will be closed this Sunday for Mother’s Day and wish all the moms out there a very happy one.

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SUPERBOWL SALE

Yes, our annual Superbowl Sale will take place this Sunday, February 3 from 1-4 and you shouldn’t miss it! We’ve got some great bargains for you–for instance, all yarn in the novelty corner will be $1.00 per ball, and all Louisa Harding and Debbie Bliss yarns and books will be 50% off. Plus there’s more! We encourage you to stop by by today and/or Saturday to scope it out, get more details, and plan your Sunday purchases. See you soon!

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New Class Schedule

Our latest class schedule has some wonderful offerings! The Oops class, which teaches you how to deal with some common knitting mistakes, is back by popular demand, as is the Sock (all levels!) class. For those who need a bit of support in completing their Morton (or other) sweater, we’re offering a series of individual clinics–sign up for as many or as few as you need to get that sweater done! Finally, we’re determined to eliminate the fear of Fair Isle so many suffer from–sign up for our Fair Isle hat class and learn techniques, tips, and tricks while completing a manageable-sized project. Never be held back by fear of stranded knitting again!

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Happy Thanksgiving (and Small Business Saturday)!

We’ll be closed November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving, but when we re-open on Saturday the 24th we’ll be having a sale that will last through the end of December.  We’ve decided it is time to say good-bye to some much-loved but discontinued yarns, so to celebrate Small Business Saturday we are putting ALL Debbie Bliss and Louisa Harding yarns on sale at a steep 40% off.  We have good quantities of many of them so take advantage of this opportunity!  And don’t worry, I’ve been locating great replacements for them.

This Saturday is the day we should all support our favorite local small businesses, and we hope that we are one of yours!

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Still Room in Fall Yarn Sampling Event

There is still room in both the Saturday (9/15, 1-5pm) and Sunday (9/16, 1-5pm) Berroco yarn sampling events.  When we test-ran this event with some class members, they had so much fun we decided everyone should have a chance to sample!  You’ll have generous mini-skeins of Skye, Pixel, Ultra Wool DK, Mercado, Brielle, and Aero to play with, and one lucky participant will win a wonderful door prize courtesy of Berroco.  The cost of the sampling is just $7.50 and may be applied to your purchase or order of one of the yarns sampled.

Call or stop by to sign up and get the low-down on what size needles or hooks to bring.

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Yarn Tasting, Classes, & Labor Day

Please join us for an exciting opportunity to sample Berroco’s new fall yarns.  We’ll be working with generously-sized mini-skeins of Pixel, Skye, Brielle, Mercado, Aero, and Ultra Wool DK, and one lucky person will win a generous door prize:  a kit to make a project in one of the yarns we’re sampling.

Sampling will take place September 15th or 16th (your choice) from 1-5 pm, and $7.50 is all it takes to reserve your spot and group of yarns.  Your $7.50 deposit may be applied that day toward your purchase or order of one of the yarns sampled.  Call or stop by to sign up and for details about what size needles or crochet hooks to bring.

Also, our fall class schedule is ready–check it out, especially the Morton sweater class using Berroco’s Mercado.

We will be open Saturday Sept. 1 from 10-4, but closed Sunday and Monday (Sept. 2 & 3) in observance of Labor Day.  Enjoy the holiday!

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Summer Yarn Sampling

We’re throwing an impromptu summer yarn sampling from 1pm till 3pm on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.  We have selected 5 yarns for your sampling pleasure and we’d love to have you knit or crochet with them and give us some feedback.  The sampling is free, but space and supplies are limited, so please give us a call and let us know if you would like to attend and on which day.  When you call we’ll fill you in on the recommended needle and/or crochet hook sizes to bring.

These are some of our favorite yarns to work with for this time of year, and we’d love to introduce them to you!

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