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12-4-17 Newsletter

This Week at HOKC
Amelie arrives today!
This is an amazing yarn!  It is a light and fluffy Aran weight that is beautiful on sizes 8 to 10 needles.  It is 56% Silk, 40% Baby Alpaca, and 4% Merino.  It is yummy and you will love it!! 
National Parks Beanie 
Trunk Show
Dec 6th 10 am - 9 pm
Meet the Designer 4pm - 7 pm
Save 20% off when you purchase the yarn and pattern for any of Nancy's beanies Wednesday only.
Nancy Bates is creating hats for each National Park in honor of the 100 year Anniversary of this amazing national treasure!  
Her first e-book is ready!  
Knitting Classes with Sharon
Dec 4th 12 - 4
You will learn two stranded color knitting while making this beautiful hat.  You will use 4 contrasting colors of Cascade 220 sport and can choose your own colors. The pattern is included in the price of the class.  
If you already know the techniques for stranded knitting?  The adorable pattern is available on Ravelry: 
Dec 7th 11 - 5
Sharon shares her secrets on how to make a beautiful Holiday themed beaded bracelet.  This is not a difficult technique and is accessible to beginner knitters!
The pattern is included in the class fee.  If you cannot make the class but want to make the project, the pattern is available on Ravelry:
Dec 6th 11 - 1
Join Vicki to learn how to crochet in the round while making these adorable ornaments!
Need to learn to crochet first?  Join Vicki for Beginning Crochet Dec 7th 11 - 1:00.
Dec 7th 2 - 6
Learn to weave a set of cards.  You can make them in holiday colors or use a self striping sock yarn to make a beautiful set of cards to give as a gift.  Peggy will teach you how to finish and add the weaving to a card frame as well as how to set up a plaid warp.
We have looms to rent for only $25 per week.  Please arrange to rent your loom in advance as supplies are limited.
We have Oink Pigments for one more week!
If you have not made it in to see Oink yarns you still have a little time.  We will have their lovely yarns until Dec 9th.  We have everything from lace weight up to a heavy DK.  Ravelry Inspiration
Save the Date!
Dec 16th:
PJ Party!
Wear your jammies, bring something for the potluck, and bring your knitting!  We will hang out from 6 to midnight, play games, eat tons and have a blast.  This year's contest is a knitted or crocheted gnome!
Use the pattern link below or find/design your own!
Knitted gnome pattern.
Crochet gnome pattern.
Magic Yarn Ball Exchange
Rather than exchanging ornaments as we have in the past we are going to exchange Magic Yarn Balls!
How to make the yarn ball: 
hand wind a skein of yarn with a minimum of 6 gifts hidden inside.  
1. Yarn needs to be a minimum of 100 g of new yarn (not a frogged project).  It can be any weight.
2. Hide a minimum of 6 little gifts inside. Choose items like: stitch marker, tea bag, well wrapped candy, charms, or trinkets.
3. Keep the yarn tag and attach it to the end so the recipient knows all the important details to pick a pattern!
When you knit with the ball you will find the gifts as you get to them -- this is a great way to get extra motivation to finish a project!
 Calendar of Events
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All classes are limited to 8 people and cost $15 unless otherwise stated.  Class fees are refundable if cancelled more than 24 hours ahead of the class.
You can register for all classes on our  
Fair Isle Hat
Dec 4th 12 - 4
With Sharon 
Drop in Weaving
Dec 5th 2 - 4
With Peggy
Crochet Ornaments: A Study in Circles
Dec 6th 11 - 1
With Vicki
National Park Beanies Trunk Show
Dec 6th all day
Meet the designer 4:00 - 7:00
Knit n Natter
Dec 6th 6 - 9 pm
Beginning Crochet
Dec 7th 11 - 1
With Vicki
Weave a Christmas Card
Dec 7th 2 - 6 
with Peggy
Beaded Holly Bracelet
Dec 8th 11 - 5
With Sharon
Spin Inland
Dec 9th 10 - 6
Pick up Weaving Mug Rugs
Dec 11th 10 - 4
With Peggy
Drop in Weaving
Dec 12th 2 - 4
With Peggy
Christmas Balls
Dec 13th 11 - 1
With Sharon
Beginning Knitting
Dec 14th 11 - 1
With Sue
Inkle Weaving on a Rigid Heddle
Dec 14th 2 - 6
With Peggy
Intro to Weaving
Dec 16th 11 - 3
With Peggy
Holiday PJ Party!
Dec 16th 
6pm - Midnight!
Needle Felted Gnome or Santa
Dec 18th 12 - 3
With Tracy
Drop in Weaving
Dec 19th 2 - 4
With Peggy
Intro to Drop Spindle
Dec 20th 6:30 - 8:30
With Felicia
Wet Felting
Dec 21st 12 - 2:30
With Molly
Dec 25th
Merry Christmas!
Beginning Knitting
Dec 28th 11 - 1
With Sue
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