Greetings from space! Here’s what’s been going on around the shop.
A new base from Periwinkle Sheep landed over the weekend. Watercolors is a 75% merino/25% nylon fingering weight with an excellent squish in addition to the gorgeous hand dyed colorways. Each skein is 460 yards, $25.
Let’s all agree this snowstorm is winter’s last fight. We’re looking ahead to warmer, sunnier days with our Spring Yarn Tasting with the Sugar Shack on Friday, March 6 at 7 pm. ($10)
Our spring charity stitch-a-long continues. Thank you to those who have already contributed! 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 are collecting items through April 15. Turn in an item and receive a 10% off coupon. We will be having a stitch-in-space day on March 22. Join us in making these small items for families in need.
Spring is a time for the new. Let us teach you something new.
Learn the basics of crochet and make a sweet baby blanket or lap afghan! Introduction to Crochet begins on Thursday, March 12 at 7 pm. ($80)
Learn to crochet in the round with our upcoming Crochet Cowl on Saturday, March 22 at noon. ($40)
Learn the fundamentals of knitting with Introduction to Knitting. Seats are available in our April sessions, with classes beginning on Wednesday, April 1; Tuesday, April 7; Saturday, April 10; and Sunday, April 11. ($75)
Learn to make a hat in one sitting, seriously. Our next Beanie Hat class meets on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 pm. ($50).
Keep your hands warm through any spring cold snaps with our Introduction to Mittens class, beginning on Saturday, March 7 at 2 pm ($80). Or, learn how to make the more advanced Connectivity Gloves on Saturday, March 14 at noon ($80).
Spring is a great time to learn to make sweaters, and children’s sweaters make very attainable projects (they’re so little!) Our next Introduction to Sweaters begins on Saturday, March 7 at 10 am ($80).
Maybe you want to add colorwork to your sweater knitting skills, try our Stranded Colorwork Baby Sweater beginning on Monday, March 9 at 7 pm ($80).
If you’re looking for a good first shawl knit out of a single colorway, try the Introduction to Lace Shawls – Ashton on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 pm. ($80)
If you’ve tackled your first few shawls and want a new challenge, try your hand with the DK-weight Intermediate Lace Shawl – Lilyanna beginning on Saturday, March 7 at 10 am ($80). If you prefer fingering-weight shawls, check out Intermediate Lace Shawl – Catoctin starting on Monday, March 16 at 7 pm ($80).
Interested in learning lace but not too excited about shawls? Try our Introduction to Lace – Baby Blanket on Tuesday March 24 at 6 pm. ($50)
Looking for a little help on some of the finer points of knitting? Our series of technique workshops continues with Gauge and Swatching on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 pm ($30), Blocking Lace on Thursday, March 12 at 7 pm ($40), Continental Knitting on Saturday, March 14 at 1 pm ($30), and Efficient English on Saturday, March 14 at 7 pm ($30). Finishing Essentials meets on Sunday, March 29 at noon. ($40)
Step up your fiber game and learn to spin! Spinning 101 begins on Sunday, March 8 at noon. ($65)
We’re working on the spring semester classes right now! Did you reply to Danielle’s post on Ravelry? It’s the best way to make your requests heard.
Happy stitching! Stay warm and safe out there.