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5-23-17 Newsletter

The hot weather has arrived... 
But that does not mean we have to stop knitting!
We love to knit.  And we even love to knit when it is a zillion degrees outside.  
We can't be the only ones, right?
Not hardly!  
We are all crazy in love with fiber.
But I have become increasingly frustrated by being able to wear my lovely knits only 3 months per year.  
You too?
 So we decided to bring in some really lovely cotton and linen yarns.  Like Solo Lino and Lino Melange that are made from recycled linen and are so soft you will swear they are not linen!
And Summer Silk that is a cotton and silk combo that will make you think you are knitting with a cloud!!
 And several cotton and cashmere blends that are luscious -- the cashmere makes the cotton much lighter weight and so very soft.
Cotton and linen yarns are not quite as easy or as forgiving as wool.  And because our store has always had a "we are in this together spirit" we have some classes to help and even a crochet a long.
New Classes:
See the side bar for dates & times
Success with Plant-based Fiber
Molly will discuss the few techniques needed to be successful knitting with cottons and linens.  
Summer Top
I am so excited about our Summer Top series.  We will take an existing pattern for a top down, set in sleeve aran weight sweater and we will learn to change gauge and change from wool to cotton and long sleeve to short.  The sweater is very simple so Molly also has a class on how to add stitch patterns and pockets into a simple sweater.
Click here for the pattern we will use.   
Fixing Mistakes 301
Are you pretty good at picking up dropped stitches or reaching down to fix a mistake in basic fabrics?  But what about lace and cables?This class starts with seed stitch then moves on to cables then changing increases and decreases and we finish with fixing lace and edge stitches.  
Two Sock Classes!
Two at a Time Top Down 
with Molly
Brand New Class: Toe up Socks 
(one at a time) with Peggy

Mystery Shawl KAL Begins June 5
Carol took on designing our latest Mystery Shawl and it is gorgeous!!  You will need 3 skeins of DK weight yarn -- 2 main color and one contrasting -- so come in and start planning your colors!  
Check out our Calendar on our website for more details.
We are saying goodbye to our lovely Spot On Reward Program.
As most of you know we added a Point of Sale System (a computer program) that helps us a ton.  And one of the things it has is a Reward Program. You have been accruing points awards for the past few months!  For every $100 you spend you are earning a $5 award.  Many of you have already used them! 
To make this change easier we wanted to give you time to use up your spots!  May 31st is the last day to get new spots.
Spin Away your Spots!
You can use your spots all the way through June.  And, even more fun, on Thursdays you will have a chance to spin for extra spots!  We have a wheel and you can earn an extra 2 - 5 spots on the fly!
 Calendar of Events
For a full month view click here

All classes are limited to 8 people and cost $15 unless otherwise stated.  Class fees are refundable if cancelled within 24 hours of class.

Two at a Time Socks Part 1 
Wednesday 24th 
12:00 - 3:00
With Molly
Fixing Mistakes 201: Stockinette, Garter, Ribbing, Yarn Overs 
Tuesday 23rd
12:00 - 2:00
With Molly
Book Club
Let's Pretend this Never Happened
Thursday 25th 
6:30 - 8:30
Drop in Weaving Class with Peggy
Tuesday Feb 30th 2:00 - 4:00
Fixing Mistakes 301: Seed Stitch, Cables, Increases and Decreases, Edge Stitches
 with Molly
Wednesday 31st
 12:00 - 3:00
Two at a Time Socks Part 2
Thurs June 1st
1:00 - 3:00
With Molly
Beginning Crochet
With Vicky
June 1st 11 - 1
Two at a Time Socks Part 2
With Molly
June 1st 
1:00 - 3:00
Design Class 2
With Sharon
June 3rd
10:00 - 6:00
Mystery Shawl KAL Clue 1
Carol's Design
June 5th 
Success with Plant-Based Yarns
With Molly
June 7
12:00 - 2:00
Toe Up Socks Part 1 (one at a time)
June 9th
With Peggy
2:00 - 4:30
How do you Measure Up?
With MaryAnne
June 12
12:00 - 1:30
Ito Tasting
June 14
Summer Top Series Class 1A: Cast On
and Shoulders
June 21
With Molly
12:00 - 3:00
Summer Top Series Class 1B: Shoulders
June 26th
With Molly
12:00 - 3:00
Summer Top Series Part 2
Stitch Patterns
With Molly
July 12
12:00 - 3:00
Summer PJ Party!
July 15th 6:00 pm - midnight!
Summer Top Series Part 3: Sleeves
With Molly 
July 26
12:00 - 3:00
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