Greetings from space! We can’t believe it’s already August! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Spincycle Yarns Knit Fast, Die Young and Independence (and a restock of Dyed in the Wool)
Melissa Jean porcelain buttons in a bunch of great sizes, styles and designs
Jul buttons in a variety of sizes, styles and colors’
Freia Merino Ombre Fingering “Shawl Ball” – a brand new base!
The Tot Toppers New Guy Collection by Kate Oates will be in the shop through August 22nd. Swing by to see the absolute cutest baby boy items in person and grab a copy of the patterns. All items are generously sizes from preemie to toddler and make great gifts on their own or together as a set.
Join us next tonight, August 5th for the Ravellenic Games Opening Ceremony Cast On Party. We will be watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio on our big screen while casting on our Ravellenics projects. Check out this post to see what we’ve planned and we can’t wait to see your plans too!
Mark your calendars for the 7th annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale happening on August 13th and 14th throughout Old Town and Del Ray. Over 50 boutiques will have deeply discounted summer items that are sure to be a steal!
Join us on Satuday, August 27th for the Ross Farms Pop Up Shop. Ross Farms is located outside Pittsburgh and features amazing wool from a variety of rare breeds of sheep. Most of their natural yarns even have the name and picture of the animal that provided the wool! You can’t get much more direct than that! Learn all about these unique animals from the shepherds who care for them, all while discovering some really beautiful yarns.
We are so excited to announce a special screening of the Yarn! movie on September 15th at the AMC Hoffman in Alexandria. Tickets are $10 and the movie will only be shown if we sell 100 tickets by September 8th. We’ll have a pre-movie gathering at the shop before we all meet at the theatre for a fun night of stitching!
Learn the basics of lace knitting and reading lace charts while creating a timeless baby blanket. The Introduction to Lace – Lace Blanket course on Monday, August 8th will get you all the skills required. $50.
The Beginner Lace Shawls – Thurmont class beginning on Tuesday, August 9th is a great introduction to the basics of lace knitting and one method of shawl construction. You’ll learn all the essentials required to make a lovely lace shawl a quick and relaxing knit. $65.
If you’re ready to try the fun world of knitted cables, check out the Introduction to Cabling – Cabled Scarf class on Wednesday, August 10th. $40.
If you’re ready to expand your crochet skill set, check out the Lace Wrap in Crochet class beginning on Wednesday, August 17th. This class will teach you how to do lace crochet and read lace crochet charts, all while creating a beautiful wrap. $80.
Ready to try knitting in the round? Check out the Intro to Fingerless Mitts – Working in the Round class starting on Sunday, August 21st. You’ll learn the basics of knitting in the round on double pointed needles while creating a cool pair of fingerless mitts perfect for the transition into spring. $60.
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