Monday, March 29, 2010


Join us Monday night, March 29 from 6-8 pm for the final Monday in March and say goodbye to the Difficult Sweater that I don't think anyone was knitting ((grin)). We hope that some of you have been following along in the Almanac even if you aren't knitting the March pattern and come prepared to discuss the third chapter....there is a chance for prize winning!

Don't forget to make your reservation for the First Annual Sip 'n Knit Bunny Hop PJ Party, happening on Friday April 9th! Suzanne would like to know if you planning to join in the fun or not by Thursday, April 1st.

We were treated to the progress on Pam's January Aran Sweater (only Pam is doing a vest version) and some creative modifications she has made. Here is a snapshot (aren't the colors great?):

Hoping to see more of Pam's sweater and some of you at knitting tonight!

Monday, March 22, 2010


We hope you can join us this Monday night, March 22, as we continue on our journey with Elizabeth Zimmermann! Is anyone knitting from the March chapter? I began a pair of mittens, using Cascade 220 yarn and my usual number of stitches - did not do a gauge swatch because I knit a lot of mittens, knit a lot with Cascade 220 and always use the same size needles and number of stitches....WRONG! I didn't take into account the colorwork, and my mittens are to small, reminding me again of the importance of a gauge swatch (something I usually do). These would fit a child or woman with very slender hands! I'm also not that happy with my color choice, so I finished the first mitten off as a fingerless mitt and cast on for the second, even though I have lost my interest in it. The photo at the top of this post is an in-progress picture, I will bring the actual items to knitting tonight.

Don't forget about the March yarn special, 15% off Brown Sheep yarn as long as you are paid up for the Monday night knitting sessions. Next week, March 29, will be our final Monday for March ~ please join us even if you aren't knitting, to discuss Chapter 3 of the Knitters Almanac and for a chance to win another prize ~ Cary

Monday, March 1, 2010

MARCH - In Like A Lamb...

MONDAY NIGHT SIP ‘N KNITTERS (Another choice if you are not participating in the EZ KAL)
Out Like A Lamb – March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 6 – 8 pm

Remember the old saying about March “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb”? At Sip ‘n Knit this March, we are going to think positive and celebrate the lamb….Brown Sheep’s Lambspride yarn, that is! This wonderful American made yarn is great for a wide range of projects and comes in so many colors, lets chose a pattern and some yarn and make something great this month. Cost is the usual $5 per month fee for Monday nights and for March only, paid-up members receive 15% off any Lambspride yarn purchase!

A YEAR OF KNITTING EZ ~ Chapter 3, Difficult Sweater (or not so difficult hat or mittens)
March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; 6-8 pm

Chapter Three (Week 8) in our knit-a-long/book club introduces colorwork to the knitting with a dramatic sweater (or hat or mittens)

HATS GALORE Knitting Outreach
Saturday, March 20; 10 am – 2 pm