Friday, March 27, 2009


April Showers bring new goodies to the yarn shop and fun projects and classes to start your spring off right!

First of all, we are happy to announce that they're finally here ~ the new Addi-Clicks! The knitting world is raving about these long awaited sets of Addi-Turbo interchangeable needles and many shops have a waiting list to get them. We only have a few left, so if you are interested hurry in to check them out.

Also new on the shelves, a fresh shipment of the very popular Plymouth Sockin' Sox sock yarn (photo left above) in all available colors. A great buy for sock yarn and a wonderful hand to the yarn of superwash wool, bamboo and nylon, skeins flew out the door last month! Come in and check out the colors, chose a few for your spring sock and scarf projects. Just in as well, an assortment of Regia colors, including Regia Cotton Color (photo below) just in time for warmer weather and the scrumptious Regia Silk (photo right above)! A great time to try this one, as it is this months special ~ 10% off Regia Silk Sock Yarn for the month of April!

IT'S LADIES DAY IN ITHACA on Saturday, April 4th!

Knit or Crochet for Charity. Saturday, April 4th from 10 – 2:30 Bring your yarn scraps, toss them in the community basket, choose a new color and knit/crochet away! This month we will be knitting/crocheting adult hats for Gratiot Community Hospital’s Psychiatric Clinic. It's also Ladies Day in Ithaca with lots of fun specials around town if you are a lady! Check out our specials ~ 10% off all regulary priced yarn in the yarn shop and 10% off all specialty drinks in the coffee house. If you are unable to join us on the 4th, you can still stop by the shop to pick up the free pattern and drop off completed hats at your convenience.

Middle of the Mitten Fibers Arts Meeting; Saturday April 4 from 10 am - 2:30 pm
This month we are joining in with the yarn shop's Knit or Crochet for Charity Saturday, so bring along your needles, hooks, spinning wheels and scrap yarns on the first Saturday in April. If you are not working on one of the charity projects, come along to cheer on those who are! A great day of fun and fellowship for a great local cause. If you have any questions about the fiber arts group or meeting, please contact Cary at 989 -463 -5630 or email

Sip ‘N Scarves; Monday evenings in April from 6-8 pm
Each month we will work on a scarf project – your choice of a knit or crochet pattern. Please note this is not a learn to knit/crochet class but rather a knit/crochet along where we chose a pattern and yarn to work on together, lending support as needed. Cost is $5.00 for the month which entitles you to 10% off your scarf knitting supplies. This month's scarf project is a Fiber Trends pattern (available at the yarn shop), shown below worked in a lovely warm weather appropriate linen yarn (this might also be fun to make out of one of the lovely new colors of sock yarn mentioned above!)

Wednesday Morning Knit/Crochet Group, Wednesdays from 10 am till noon (No charge)
There's nothing like a little knitting or crocheting and some crazy girls to get your day off to a good start. Bring your knitting and join us.

Knitting 101: April 6, 13, 20th from 6-8 pm
Are you intrigued by knitting and want to learn? This is the class for you. You’ll learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. With a little homework in between the three sessions, you should be able to complete your scarf and have a little warmth for the next winter! Cost of three-week class is $20 plus supplies. Class size is limited to 8 people. Instructor: Suzanne Bailey

Crochet 101: April 6, 13, 20th from 6-8 or call for an afternoon class.
This will be a basic class to introduce newcomers to crocheting. You will learn the basic stitches of chain, single crochet, and double crochet. With a little homework, you should be able to complete your scarf by the end of the two sessions. Cost of three-week class is $20 plus supplies. Class size is limited to 8 people. Instructor: Kirsten Mitchell

Basic Socks Class: Call to set up a time.
Learn to knit a basic sock. Cost of two-week class is $25 plus supplies. Class size is limited to 4. Instructor: Suzanne Bailey

The Great American Afghan; Monday April 27 6-8 pm ~ Square 18
Every Fourth Monday Evening from 6-8 (this will be a two year, on-going project). We began in March, but you can join in at any time and sign up for any number of sessions, but you will receive a discount for signing up for at least four classes. You must already know how to knit, purl and bind off. We encourage material to be purchases at Sip-N-Knit - if they are not, class fees will be slightly higher. See more details below, in the March Class Descriptions

Sip-N-Knit Class PoliciesClass fee is due with registration and many classes have limited space available, so be sure to sign up early. You are encouraged to purchase your supplies at Sip-N-Knit prior to beginning your class. Class supplies purchased in the store will be given a 10% discount. Occasionally, a class may call for additional supplies provided by the instructor, so please read each class description carefully or if you have any questions, contact the shop at 989-449-4444 or email If you cancel, class fee will be refunded as long as the store is notified at least 3 days prior to class starting date. In the case of bad weather or sickness you must notify before class time and reschedule a make up time.

Special classes can be scheduled for private groups or to accommodate all work schedules. Please contact Suzanne at Sip-N-Knit (989-449-4444).

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