Saturday January 1st, 2011
Noon - 4
Selected yarns from 20% to 50% off (almost everything will be on sale). Books 10% off. We won't be able to wind yarn that day, but you are welcome to bring it back to wind.
We are having a special class on January 17th. Knitting Socks 2 at-a-time. It will be during the day from 1 - 3ish. We have a guest instructor coming in to teach the class, Liz from Sutter's Gold. She has "unvented" this technique and is generous enough to share it with us! Space is limited to 6 people and we already have a couple people signed up so call or email. The cost is $25 per student and you will need a 40" circular needle. Liz, the instructor is recommending a worsted weight yarn since it's easier and will move faster. I'm going order some size 7s for us, so they'll be available here at the shop for you.
We have a "regular" sock class starting on January 6th and there are still a couple of spots left. Details can be found on the side banner of this page.
We are starting a new Knit Along in the new year. Some of you have weighed in on Ravelry. I have suggested Watershed by Amy Swenson http://www.indigirl.com/patterns/watershed/; Bubbles by Lucy Neatby http://www.lucyneatby.com/bubbles_scarf.html; or Adaline by Heirloom Stitches http://deepsouthfibers.com/products?page=1&vendor_id=104&tag=Patterns. This last one is written using lace weight yarn and is designed for a baby. I have made it for myself using worsted weight yarn and it's perfect! I made a few mods, but they are really simple. Please vote, you can send me a note on email or on Ravelry. I think Bubbles could be made in more gender neutral colors than it's pictured here. Also, Paintbox http://www.lucyneatby.com/paintbox_scarf.html, another of Lucy's patterns could be a great guy scarf. We'll start sometime in January.
Happy New Year!