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2-25-19 Newsletter

Things are Changing...
Potluck Wednesday 27th
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Say Goodbye to three partners and
Hello to three new partners
Linda, Sue, and Urmi are retiring from the shop at the end of February. We will miss all of the skills, love, sweat, and tears they brought to HOKC. But they promise to still come in and knit and hang out. Sue will still run her finishing business. She will set up pick up and delivery times. Linda will still make her beautiful stitch markers. And Urmi will continue to help us source unique and lovely bags from India.
Coming into the business are new partners are Diane Hara, Brigid Kumler, and Roxanne Chavez.
Diane is not only a lovely knitter but she is growing leaps and bounds in her weaving skills. She will help Peggy with classes and filling in when Peggy travels. Diane also has a physical therapy background and is looking forward to teaching classes to help knitters avoid pain.
Brigid has and insatiable curiosity in knitting and crochet. She looks forward to teaching some unique classes -- like knitting with wire and beads. We are happy to have one more partner that is skilled in crochet! I am also curious if Brigid will bring a chemist skill to the store...
Roxanne is a beautiful knitter and brings a great deal of knitting expertise to HOKC. She would like to begin designing and we cannot wait to see what she comes up with. Her company name is Big Beautiful Women patterns and looks forward to helping others adjust patterns to fit their bodies. Roxanne is also Bilingual and we hope she will help teach classes in Spanish.
February is American Heart Month
Did you know that heart disease kills more women than any other disease?
Last change to pick up these cute kits. There are only a handful left. Remember, 25% of all proceeds are donated to the American Heart Association. One of our customers just had a heart attack but did not know it until she reached the hospital! We definitely need more research for women!
Do not miss International Women's Day, In-Store Yarn Crawl, or Dan Doh Trunk Show!!
International Women's Day
March 8th
Every year we celebrate our amazing industry that shrinks our world and brings women together. We will again have hand spun cashmere from Afghanistan. This year supplies will be really limited and we will have some seconds at great prices!
Introducing Darn Good Yarn
A wonderful company that focuses on recycled materials and unusual fibers. They work with and support women's groups around the world. We will carry some of the recycled sari yarns - perfect for any craft!
In Store Yarn Crawl
March 9th
10 am to 6 pm
It just would not be a Yarn Crawl without the Yarn Over Truck! We are thrilled to have them back for the event.
We have loved developing a relationship with Lazer Sheep over the years. She has been our yarns for our mystery KALs and we even have a signature color.
Back by popular demand! Oink Pigments will be joining us for the events with their amazing colors and yummy bases - including nimbus!
Elevate is newer to the Indie Dyer world but her yarns are amazing. We are thrilled that she is joining us again for the crawl!
Dan Doh - Yumiko Alexander
March 13th
We are so excited to have Yumiko Alexander and her yarns and designs! She designs in both crochet and knit and the designs are elegant, simple, and highly wearable. The yarns are perfect for our warm weather knitting!
Yumiko will give a short lecture at 6:30 pm.
Save the Date: March 2nd
Nuno Felted Scarf
With Marth Lumia
Learn the art of Nuno felting -- shrinking wool onto silk. You can make amazing pieces of wearable art. No skills are required but it is a bit physical.
There are specific items you need to bring so please be sure to click the class button for more information.
This class is limited to 6 people so sign up early!
Intro to Knitting for the Absolute Beginner
With Sue
Every Thursday 11:00 - 1:00
This class is for the absolute beginner. You will learn to cast on and the knit stitch and a little bit about reading a pattern. The gauntlet pattern is included in the price of the class.
Intro to Knitting for the Adventurous Beginner
With Sue
Thursday 12:00 - 2:00
This class is for the knitter who knows some of the basics. Maybe you need just a reminder of how to cast on and how to knit and purl. You will also learn to knit in the round while making a lovely cowl.
We are adding classes as we speak so be sure to click on the calendar links!
912 New York St. Redlands, CA 92223