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2-5-18 Newsletter

What is Happening in February
Click here for our full calendar of events and classes
Wow, it is warm!
We have been working to carry really good solutions for warm weather knitting -- who knew we would be happy that we scheduled the yarns arrival in February!
Quinoa by Berroco
Quinoa is a beautifully textured, thick and thin yarn made from 91% cotton and 9% nylon.  The nylon wrap reduces the over all weight of the yarn and adds stability.  It is a light worsted or heavy DK -- perfect for everything from apparel to shawls.  And it is machine washable!

It comes in 13 color palette.  This is a brand new yarn so there are not tons of patterns yet...  Quinoa patterns on Ravelry.
Medina by Berroco

Wow, this is a pretty yarn!  It is DK weight made of cotton, acrylic, and viscose -- being mostly plant based it breathes beautifully.  Medina is long colorways in an ombre style.  It knits up beautifully and is machine washable!

Medina comes in 8 colors.  It is a brand new yarn so there are not tons of patterns -- but here are few to get you thinking.
Millefiori Light by Berroco

Millefiori worsted has been a favorite at the store for over a year.  We are so excited that Berroco introduced it in a fingering weight.  It is a 50% wool 50% acrylic yarn -- the wool giving it lovely hand and the acrylic a beautiful sheen.  Millefiori means 1,000 flowers -- as seen in the 10 colors in the palette and it is guaranteed to become a shawl favorite!  It is another brand new yarn.  Here are a few patterns to get you thinking.
Regatta by Berroco

This is a fun yarn!  It is a bulky tape construction made of 100% cotton.  It is ideal for fast projects -- size US 11 needle or bigger!  And, oh my, I can just see it woven!!  Berroco came up with some fun patterns for you to try.  It is a limited palette with only
Upcoming Classes
Knitting: Feb 14th
Design a Triangular Shawl

Sharon Mooney is a beautiful designer and a talented teacher.  One of my favorite thing about Sharon is her willingness to share her expertise and help create new designers.  There are many of us who owe her for our skills!  In this class Sharon will teach you the basic formula for a triangular shawl and how to design and insert a lace pattern into the shawl.  Click here for more information or to register for the class.
Knitting: Love Intarsia
Feb 8th

Intarsia is often referred to as "picture knittng" and is a way of inserting a motif in the middle of your work.  Molly will walk you through a couple of tricking things you need to learn then this is an easy process.  The class includes a pattern for this cute little pillow.

Click here for more information or to register.
Knitting: Gauntlets -- an Introduction to DPNs Feb 23

Sue will walk you through the basics of knitting on double pointed needles and you will make these adorable gauntlets!  The pattern is Guantlets Galore by Sharon Mooney.  You will need a copy of the pattern for class.
Click here to register or for more info.
Weaving: Learn to Read a Weaving Pattern, Feb 17

Have you fallen in love with a weaving pattern in a magazine but had no idea how to execute it?  Peggy has designed a pattern for a Tea Towl or Mug Rug (depending on the repeats) and will walk you through how to read and execute the pattern.  You will need a loom for this class - if you do not have one we have some for rent but you will need to arrange the rental in advance as supplies are limited.  Click here to register for the class.
Renaissance Buttons
Feb 15

So often we want buttons that perfectly match our knitting, weaving, or crochet projects.  Peggy will walk you through how to make these lovely historic buttons with a wood bead and yarn or thread.  Click here to register.
Create a Project on Ravelry and share the picture with the HOKC group every month.  For each project your share, your name will go into a drawing for a monthly prize.  Not sure how to create a project -- come in and see us!
Congrats KaniLea for winning our first Ravelry Project Sharing prize!  This is a beautiful kit with 5 yummy yarns!
Be sure to project and share the pics with HOKC -- we have a new drawing every month...
Save the Dates:
March 7th - 11th: International Women's Day 
  This is a non-political celebration of women and our industry which is predominantly female.  We will have both local and international yarns that support women.
April 21st: Local Yarn Shop Day
First ever celebration of the LYS -- you local yarn shop!
May 12th: In-Store Yarn Crawl
Third annual In-Store Yarn Crawl -- the Yarn Over Truck and Lazer Sheep will be here and we have lots of other great things in the works so keep an eye out for future notices ...
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