Greetings from space! Here’s what has been happening around the shop this week as well as upcoming classes and events. Our move is upon us, so keep an eye out for the opening date of the new location. Until then, please come visit us on King Street!
Moving time is upon us, and in order to lighten the load (literally!), we’re having a moving sale. Now through Sunday, everything still in the King Street location is 10% off. Please note that much of our back stock has already moved to the new Prince Street location, so quantities may be limited.
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.
Treat yourself to a new skill this fall with our Introduction to Knitting or Introduction to Crochet classes!
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.
Move beyond scarves and other flat projects with the Beanie Hat class on Saturday, September 16th. This is a great second class option that will get you well on your way to your first hat. $50.
Learn both the basics of bottom up raglan sweater construction and lace in the Lace Cardigan class beginning on Monday, September 18th. You’ll end up with a beautiful cardigan, perfect for fall. $80.
Take your lace knitting skills to the next level in the Intermediate Lace Shawl – Catoctin class beginning on Wednesday, September 20th. You’ll not only learn how to knit a crescent shaped shawl, but also how to do cables and a knitted-on border. $65.
Transform your crochet with the Tunisian Increases – Lace Scarf class starting on Thursday, September 21st. Make a cute scarf while learning how to do increase and lace stitches in this beautiful crochet project. $60.