So what’s been happening this week in space, and what do you need to know about? I’ve got it all wound up in one place for you!
A brand new yarn has come to space! We’ve started to carry Fiberstory, and the first yarn to arrive in the shop is CORE DK. Come check out this beautiful and unique hand dye for yourself!
We’ve got Gynx yarn has officially landed in space! We’re super excited to have their self-striping Strong Sport in stock at the shop, so come by and check it out!
Pepperberry DK and Sport Fun Bundles are back! These cute multi-colored bundles can be used to create this awesome cowl, or another small project of your choosing. Be sure to grab them before they’re gone!
Cadence is back in stock from Hazel Knits! This luscious worsted comes in the most phenomenal colors and is a must-have for hats and mittens and other fall accessories. Heck, if you get to the shop quickly enough you might even find a sweater quantity in your favorite shade 😉
Kelbourne Woolens has created this lovely hand crafted wooden needle gauge and it’s now available at the shop!
Toasty by Coop Knits is back in stock! Filled with wonderful accessories, it makes for perfect knitting in the oncoming fall weather.
And, lastly, we’ve got yarn bowls! Textured, sheep to guard your wool, and assorted colors!
We’re super excited about our upcoming classes here at the shop! We’ve got skill-builders for beginners and challenges for those of you who are old-hands at stitching. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or expand your stitching horizons, we hope you join us for a class this Fall.
Want to take your lace knitting to the next level? On Tuesday, September 23 we’re offering an intermediate lace shawl class from 7-9 pm. (click here to register)
On Wednesday September 24th from 7:30 to 8 pm you can come and learn to Crochet Granny Squares! It’s a classic technique that’s perfect to help any crocheter expand their skills! (click here to register)
Want to learn to use double pointed needles? Then you should join us and learn to make a mitten! Introduction to Mittens starts on September 29 from 7 to 9 pm and will help any knitter expand their portfolio of knitted gifts! (click here to register)
Tired of knitting flat? Learn to knit a hat! Our First Hat class starting on September 30th from 7pm to 9pm is perfect for those knitters looking to break out of rectangles into exciting new knits! (click here to register)
Events and Such
We’ve got workshops coming out of our ears this fall and we’re super excited about it! Join us for one of these wonde
Join local designer and Fair Isle master Tanis Gray for a workshop on designing fair isle – Sat. Sept 27 from 1-4 pm. You will learn everything from the history of Fair Isle knitting to techniques to work two handed Fair Isle, all while designing your own hat. All levels of knitter are welcome! (click here to register)
Join Ann Weaver, another of our local favorites, for a two workshops this October. The first workshop helps guide knitters through the mysteries of knitting Circular Shawls – Oct 11 from 10 am to 2 pm You’ll learn how to cast on for a round shawl using a crochet cast-on; work on double-pointed needles for that small, awkward, beginning part; the formula for spacing increase rounds and how to tweak it; how to work simple lace patterns from charts and incorporate your own stitch patterns or pattern from stitch dictionaries; and how to work jogless stripes! (click here to register)
The second workshop has Ann teaching us all how to master Color Theory – Sat. Oct 11 from 3-5 pm will help to expand the knitter’s color vocabulary and gain confidence in color combination choices as well as to teach modular knitting techniques like picking up and knitting stitches. (click here to register)
This November we’re super excited to host Laura Nelkin for three exciting workshops!
On Friday November 7th from 3 pm to 6 pm come learn to Knit Jewlery! You will have a wonderful time playing with Laura, beads, and your knitting to create unique wearable knitted jewelry. In this comprehensive Knitted Jewelry workshop you will learn a variety of techniques that will help you incorporate beads, clasps and jewelry techniques into your knitting. (click here to register)
On Saturday November 8th from 10 am to 1 pm learn to Add Beads to Fingerless Mitts or a Tam! Learn one of Laura’s favorite designs from Knockout Knits. Both this bottom‑up tam and fingerless mitts play with a modified beaded Coin Stitch ribbing. Master this fun, easily memorizable stitch, in either the tam or mitts, or maybe even both! (click here to register)
On Saturday November 8th from 2 pm to 5 pm join Laura and Learn to Knit Shawls with Beads! Laura and the class will help you pick yarn and beads, and then you’ll be ready to cast on for your shawl! This is an interactive and FUN class with lots of hands on learning. (click here to register)
This weekend is the Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt! Come down and shop and the Boutiques for your chance to win! From Thursday, September 18 to Saturday, September 20, visit the Old Town Boutique District stores. Fill up your Passport with all of our Boutique stamps and you will be entered for a chance to win our Grand Prize, which includes gift certificates and prizes valued at more than $3,000!
Are you familiar with CustomFit? Have you been measured yet? Well, we’re having a measuring party on September 25th from 6-8 pm! Come on by for your opportunity to get measured for your very own CustomFit sweater and to learn more about this amazing pattern generating software.