Greetings from space! Thank you to everyone who came out for the Ross Farm pop up shop last weekend; it was a great success! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events.
Adorable project bags from Danica
It’s not too late to join in on the auction for the 1319 Prince Street Park! We’re auctioning off dozens of hand knit samples on our Instagram page, with all proceeds going towards creating a beautiful outdoor space outside of our new location.
Join us on Thursday, September 14th from 6-8pm for the Book Launch Party with Clara Parkes. Clara is a New York Times best-selling author and has written many beloved books for fellow knitters. Join us in celebrating her newest book, A Stash of One’s Own: Knitters on Loving, Living With, and Letting Go of Yarn with the author herself. Be sure to contact the shop to reserve your copy of the book ahead of time.
Mark your calendars for the annual Miss Babs trunk show happening on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday September 24th! Shop an amazing selection of Miss Babs yarns in endless colors, without the lines and hassle of a fiber festival. There will even be some new colorways for Fall 2017. Trunk show hours are 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday (please note that the trunk show ends early on Sunday afternoon to allow Babs to pack up and head home to TN but the shop will remain open until 6pm).
The majority of our Wool Immersion weekend is sold out, but a few workshops still have a handful of open spaces. Choose Your Own Arrangement – Cabled Hat with Norah Gaughan have openings on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-noon and 2-5pm. Double Brioche Hat with Olga Buraya-Kefelian has open slots also on Sunday, November 12th from 9am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. These workshops are a great opportunity to be part of the retreat and take classes from some fabulous designers.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Tuesday, September 5th. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
Learn how to knit sweaters in the Top Down Raglan Pullover class beginning on Tuesday, September 5th. You’ll make a stylish and cozy sweater, all while learning now to read sweater patterns, utilize basic raglan sweater construction and knit in the round. $80.
Toe up socks are perfect for using up your entire skein. Learn this great technique by making a pair of thick worsted weight socks in the Beginner Socks from the Toe Up class starting on Wednesday, September 6th. $80.
Learn how to do both slip-stitch colorwork and cables while creating a beautiful cowl in the Slip Stitch Colorwork Cowl class. Class begins on Wednesday, September 6th. $65.
Socks are a great portable project. Try your hand at knitting socks in the Top Down Socks Class. Class begins on Saturday, September 9th and you’ll be addicted to sock knitting before you know it! $80.
Add directionality in your knitting in the Chevron Baby Blanket – Increases and Decreases class beginning on Saturday, September 9th. You’ll learn how to do common increases and decreases and also change colors to create a classic baby blanket. $65.
The First Hat – Ribbed Beanie class is a great second course after completing the Intro to Knitting Course and gives you a versatile hat that can be styled a variety of ways. Class begins on Sunday, September 10th. $65.
If you’re ready to try the fun world of knitted cables, check out the Introduction to Cabling – Cabled Scarf class on Monday, September 11th. $40.