Wednesday, March 7, 2012

MARCH 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ~ Happy First Day of Spring ~ Daylight Savings Time for us to spring ahead to some new projects!

I don’t know about you but St. Patrick’s Day always makes us think of cables, so cables will be our theme this month. We’ll continue with TWELVE HATS IN 2012 with cables. We’ve done several cabled sock patterns in the past and it’s so hard to choose just one, so we’re going to make it “knitter’s choice” – we’ll have our sock patterns that feature cables on display and when you make your choice from one of those, you’ll save 10% as the March Special in the yarn shop. Our other special for March is 10% off Brown Sheep Lambs Pride yarn. Please check with Suzanne for more details if you have any questions.

Our spinning days remain popular and we've had requests for a "learn to drop spindle class", so here you are! This month we have a special guest instructor who will bring knowledge, fiber and the spindle to the shop to teach this lovely craft. Its a wonderful way to start in the world of spinning, especially if you aren't ready to invest in a spinning wheel. And its portable, you can take your spindle with you just like you can your knitting! Read more below and make plans to join us.

REGULAR KAL's and a special WORKSHOP!

OPEN KNIT is every Monday evening from 6-8pm and Wednesday Morning from 10-12am
There is a $5.00 fee to participate per month, but this includes either sessions and entitles you to a 10% discount on all your supplies for the monthly project.

HOW ABOUT HATS Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 10 am till noon and Monday March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6 to 8 pm.

SIP 'N SOCKS: Monday March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6 to 8 pm. Cabled Patterns are our feature and several are available at the yarn shop.
Cost to participate is $5 for the month, which entitles you to 10% off yarn for the project. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a learn to knit class but rather a knit-a-long where we chose a pattern and yarn to work on together, but there are always knitters who are willing to help out if you have problems with a pattern - we can work through it together!

CABLED VEST KNIT-a-LONG Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 10 am till noon and Monday March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6 to 8 pm
If you aren’t in the mood for hats or socks, or if you just can’t get enough of knitting and cables, why not join in this knit-a-long for a classic, simple cabled vest perfect for the in-between seasons? This is Plymouth Yarn Company's Cabled Vest pattern #1700. Using at the most six skeins (and only four skeins for the smallest size!) of economical yarn such as Encore (or Galway) you can treat yourself to some new yarn for a nice spring project. There is a completed sample on display at the yarn shop, be sure to check it out, chose your yarn and join in.

LEARN TO SPIN ON A DROP SPINDLE Saturday March 24, 10 am till 2 pm
The ancient art of transforming fiber to yarn can be done both economically and efficiently through the use of a drop spindle. In this class, you will not only learn this skill, but also how to prepare fiber to be spun. Your time will be made complete with a spindle of your own and some fiber! Instructor: Renee from Tail Spin Farm in St. Johns. Cost: $30 that includes the spindle and practice fiber. NOTE: Preregistration is required for this class – please contact Suzanne at the yarn shop to reserve your spot no later than Tuesday, March 20.

BEGINNING KNITTING Monday, March 12, 19, & 26 from 6-8 or Saturday March 10 & 24 from 10-2
A basic class to help you start knitting! Learn to cast on, knit, purl and bind-off, then finish by making a buttonhole scarf (one skein project). Instructor: Suzanne Cost: $20 Homework required.

BEGIN KNITTING A HAT Monday, March 12, 19, & 26 from 6-8 or Saturday March 10 & 24 from 10-2
A basic class to help you start knitting in the round! Expand on your Beginning knitting skills and work on a simple hat. Instructor: Suzanne Cost: $15

Jigsaw Puzzle Saturday, Saturday March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 9 -?
Puzzled what to do on Saturdays? Come in and help us put our puzzles together while enjoying the fellowship, a hot drink and maybe a bite to eat. Call 989-449-4444 for more details.

Please call 989-449-4444 to register for the class of your choice.

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