Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Another shipment of Jawoll Color Superwash Self Striping with Reinforcing Thread has arrived in more great colors!
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.
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! The sale will begin here in space today, Friday, August 12th and go through the weekend. We have sale yarns from Ella Rae, Crave Yarns, Sweet Georgia, Habu Textiles, Marisol, Lux Adorna and others, as well as discounts of up to 50% off! We’ll also have a very exciting $2 table.
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!
The First Hat – Ribbed Beanie class is our favorite second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course. This class begins on Monday, August 15th and gives you the option of a beanie or slouch hat. $65.
Socks are a great portable project. Try your hand at knitting socks in the Top Down Socks Class. Class begins on Tuesday, August 16th and you’ll be addicted to sock knitting before you know it! $80.
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.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Saturday, August 20th. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
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.
If you’ve ever been captivated, yet intimidated, by lace shawls, check out the Introduction to Lace – Ashton class beginning on Tuesday, August 23rd. Learn the basics of lace and triangular shawl construction while knitting the Ashton shawl using worsted weight yarn. $65.
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The brand new Arranmore Collection from Kelbourne Woolens is live and lovely!
The Ravellenic Games are still going strong and it’s not too late to join our team. Here’s our thread with all the details!