Greeting’s from space! Here’s what’s been going on around this shop this week.
So many exciting yarns have landed this week. First, we received The Fibre Company’s Road to China Lace. This blend of alpaca, silk, cashmere, and camel is the lace weight version of the much-adored Road to China. We are thrilled to be the first shop to host the Pathways Collection, designed by Laura Nelkin for this yarn, which just launched on Thursday. Come see all of the garments at the shop!
We just received a new shipment of Miss Babs K2! The last batch sold out in less than 48 hours, and we are delighted to be restocked with an even bigger assortment of colorways this time. Stop in now to grab a skein or two of your favorite colors!
Last but certainly not least, our latest shipment of Hazel Knits Entice landed earlier this week. This MCN blend packs a buttery 400 yards to the skein.
We’ve just announced spring charity stitch-a-long. Please join us for the Bi-Annual Knit & Crochet Baby (Not Just) Hat Drive to benefit DC-DMV PAIL Net, the area’s Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network, in collaboration with The Solace Foundation and Stephen’s Heart. There is a basket for donations in the lounge. We will be collecting items through April 15. Turn in an item and receive a 10% off coupon.
On a lighter note, learn advanced colorwork techniques and dive in to the mysteries of steeking with upcoming workshops. Our next workshops with seats available come courtesy of Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Learn three different methods to colorwork with the Colorwork Shawl on Saturday, February 28 ($75), or take it one step further and learn to steek with Colorwork Steeked Cowl on Sunday, March 1 and 15 ($100).
Check out the full listing of upcoming events on our calendar.
Learn to knit with us! Our next Introduction to Knitting sections are Saturday, March 14 at 10 am and Tuesday, March 17 at 7 pm. Each three week class costs $75.
Learn to make a hat in one sitting, seriously. Our next Beanie Hat classes meet on Sunday, February 15 at 1 pm and Saturday, February 21 at 10 am ($50).
They say that if you can make mittens, you can make just about anything. Beef up your making toolbox with Introduction to Mittens beginning on Monday, February 9 at 7 pm. ($80)
Want to learn new shaping techniques and the basics of lace, try either the Introduction to Lace Shawls – Ashton beginning on Monday, February 9 at 7 pm ($80) or the Beginner Shawl – Jimi starting on Thursday, February 19 at 7 pm ($65).
Maybe you’d like to advance your lace knitting skills? Try our Intermediate Lace – Teresa Rose beginning on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 pm. ($65)
Our series of technique workshops continues with Fixing Mistakes on Saturday, February 15 at 2 pm ($40), Blocking Lace on Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm ($40), and Efficient English on Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm ($30).
Take up your hooks with our next session of Introduction to Crochet beginning on Tuesday, February 17 at 7 pm. ($80)
Have you been scoping out the baby blankets in our lounge? Learn to make the Chevron Crochet Baby Blanket (ours is aqua and gold) on Thursday, February 12 at 7 pm. ($40)
What’s old is new. Our next Learn to Crochet – Granny Squares class starts on Sunday, February 22 at 4 pm. ($60)
Learn how to blend fibers to create new colors and combinations during our Hand Carding class on Sunday, February 15 at 12 noon. ($55)
Wanted to sign up for a class, but didn’t get there before it filled up? Let us know! We’re adding sections and keeping track of what you want for our next semester.
How’s your knockout round shawl coming along? We’ve seen some exciting color pairings head out of the shop – bright green with riotous pinks, gold with teals and purples, and reds with blues and browns to name a few. It’s not to late to join us and cast on your own Knockout Round Shawl. Everyone deserves to play with color on a fast, easy win project.