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3-21-18 Newsletter

New Yarn Highlights and April Classes
Makahiki KAL
How are you doing on your Makahiki?  We are on Clue 3 and the March yarn is available for pick up.  Be sure to join the Ravelry Group where you can ask questions, get sneak peaks, and see what others are up to.
Hand Painted Recycled Linen

Spring has sprung!  And while we are finally enjoying a touch of winter, we know warm weather is on its way soon enough.

Last year we introduced Solo Lino -- a sport weight yarn from Lana Grossa that is 80% recycled linen and 20% new linen.  It is so light and soft -- it is like working with linen that has been worn for a year!

We have brought in more colors of Solo Lino and are super excited to introduce the hand painted colors!  

We brought this amazing yarn in for International Women's Day and it sold out in two days!  So we brought a ton more in -- and still sold through a colorway in a day...  So come in quick to get your hands on this!

100% superwash merino, fingering weight, self striping.  Urth plants a tree in Africa for every skein sold.  We have  9 colors.

We have the From the Mountain Cashmere for one more week...  Abby just sent us a new yarn -- two tone cashmere in DK.   There is just a little yarn left...

This is the amazing company that helps Afghan women gain financial independence.   
Wrist Rulers

We love knitting jewelry -- especially those that are super helpful.  Never search for a ruler again it will just be on your wrist!
March Classes
for the complete calendar click here
Intro to Drop Spindle
With Felicia: March 21st

Inspired by the hand spn cashmere and want to make your own yarn?  Learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle!  Felicia will walk you though all the basics, and you will get some yummy Bah Bah fiber to play with!  Click here to register.
Historic Buttons
With Peggy March 24th
Peggy will teach you how to make these lovely historic buttons.  They are the perfect solution for those times you want matching buttons -- or just a unique look.  

Click here for more information.
Woodland Fairie: Needle Felting with Tracy
March 23rd and March 30th
Tracy is back by popular demand.  Many have asked for a class on woodland fairies - and she has delivered!  As always, we will have fluff kits by Bah Bah Fibers and needles that you can buy and we have squares you can use for needle felting.  This takes no knitting skills!  
Please note this is a two part class and the $45 fee covers both classes.  It is best if you have some needle felting experience.

Click here to register.
April Classes
for the complete calendar click here
First Annual LYS Day!!

You know how we roll, why celebrate only one day when you can celebrate for 4??

April 19th - 21st we will celebrate all the reasons we love having a Local Yarn Shop.  We will have trunk shows and special classes and limited time kits and of course food!  Stay tuned for more details.
Fixing Mistakes

April celebrates the LYS -- Local Yarn Shop.  And there are so many reasons we should celebrate having a LYS available but the biggest reason is the expert help you can get.
It has always been our goal to keep the cost of education and help down so that we can really see our peeps grow in skill and confidence!

Molly is teaching three Fixing Mistakes Classes:

101April 9th  Covers the basics -- ripping, tinking, fixing a dropped stitch, how to avoid mistakes.

201April 16th  How to reach down and correct stitches in different fabrics -- garter, ribbing, basic lace, etc.

301April 19th  How to fix bigger patches of knitting gone wrong, lace, cables, seed stitch, and edge stitches.

Homework is required for each class!!  These are hands on classes.

Brioche knitting continues to be really popular!  Molly is offering three Brioche classes this month.  If you have never tried Brioche please begin with the Beanie!

Basic BeanieApril 11th  
Two color brioche in the round.

Two color brioche knit flat.  

Once you begin knitting brioche you realize that the normal rules for fixing knitting do not apply...  This class covers the most common mistakes in brioche and how and to reach down and fix a mistake.  Bring your patience!!
Intro Classes

Beginning CrochetApril 5th with Vicky
Learn the basics of crochet: chain, single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.

Beginning KnittingApril 12 or 26th with Sue .  Learn the long tail cast on and knit stitch while making gauntlets.

Intro to Drop SpindleApril 18th with Felicia.  Learn to spin yarn on a drop spindle!  Felicia will have spindles available for you to use or buy and she provides you with fluff to spin.

Intro to Double Heddle Weaving: Double the capacity of your rigid heddle loom by adding a second heddle!  You will learn tons of new techniques to make your weaving even more amazing.
Class fees may be refunded for store credit if the class is cancelled at least 24 hours ahead.  Class fees vary by teacher.  Classes are limited to between 6 and 9 people so register early to guarantee your spot.
HOKC started a blog!  Read Sue's second installation here.