How blessed we are to be up here in these lovely, and sometimes cool, mountains, while the rest of the country is sweltering. A rainy day is a knitting day, and we certainly have had our share of rainy days and nights. I hope you have not suffered any losses from the heavy rains.
We have dyed almost all of our recent yarn order, and I’m now composing a new order. I thought my passion was silk painting and dyeing, but I find I’m every bit as excited over dyeing yarns as I am about silk. It’s all about the colors…THE COLORS!
We have patterns galore, in fact a full room of them, with chairs and tables. Come spend some time looking through the patterns and get inspired. Find something new to knit; we are happy to help you find the right yarn for a new project, and perhaps you can find some hand dyed yarn that will be perfect.
We are disassembling our marbling studio. The paints are gone, but we still have some supplies, and two bath trays. If you or a friend are interested, please stop by and we will show you what is still available.
Don’t forget, our sale room is marked down to 30%…good bargains there!
See below for class times and dates.
The yarns we are currently dyeing are:
100% Alpaca, sport weight
Superfine Alpaca Lace weight
Superfine organic merino wool
Silk/merino 50-50 blend
Merino/silk 75-25 blend
Superwash Merino, worsted, sport, and bulky
Baby alpaca/silk blend – super soft
Superwash merino chunky
and Local yarns from Henderson and Madison Counties
…with more to come. We also offer any of our yarns that are awaiting dyeing, if you’d like some in natural white. Want to knit a special sweater with a special color? We will dye the yarn to the color that fits your needs…have something you’d like dyed, bring it in. We have ready-to-dye sock yarn from Plymouth (Happy Feet) that can be knitted and then dyed to your liking.
UPCOMING CLASSES: WHAT FUN!
Are you a beginning knitter – or want to be? Already do basic knitting but
want to learn some new stitches? Are you having problems deciphering the
language of patterns? Want to learn sock knitting, or knit a simple jacket?
Call for an appointment and have one-on-one assistance at a time suited to
your schedule. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.
Peg is here and available for individual crochet lessons. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.
If you are interested in learning any of the following:
I will structure a class for a minimum of three (in some cases, a maximum of three), for one, two, or three-day classes. Let’s talk about what you’d like to learn. This is also a good opportunity to have some educational fun with family members visiting you. Family classes are so much fun!
FUN AND GAMES
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 to 2. This is a social knit, with lots of
laughter. Come in and meet some very talented knitters who enjoy each
others company and seeing the work of our hands. Yarn purchases are
discounted on the days you knit with us. We are a very “relaxed” shop.
You can find yarns that we carry, or can get for you, at the following
websites. If we don’t have it on the shelf, we will gladly order for you.
We also subscribe to a Skeins List, which gives us an opportunity to find
discontinued and out of date yarns as well. If it can be found, we’ll find it
– and for you who live out of town, we will gladly send it to you.
Art Yarns www.artyarns.com
Classic Elite www.classiceliteyarns.com
Muench Yarns www.muenchyarns.com
Universal Yarns www.universalyarn.com
Mountain Colors www.mountaincolors.com
Southwest Trading Co. www.soysilk.com
Dale of Norway www.dale.no
Euro and KFI www.euroyarns.com
Plymouth Yarns www.plymouthyyarns.com
The Alpaca Yarn Co. www.alpacayarnco.com
Dark Horse Yarns www.darkhorseyarns.com
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Thank you for shopping with us. We appreciate your patronage and will do
whatever we can, to make your knitting experience more interesting and fun.
We look forward to helping you chose colors and textures for your next
Donna, Magdi, and Peggy