What lovely cool/hot weather we are having; perfect for knitting. I hope most of you were able to do the Yarn Crawl earlier in May. It was quite good; there were a lot of people visiting “Mom” on Mothers Day, so we had a good amount of traffic. Our most-sold yarns were, surprise, our own hand dyed yarns. Certainly made us happy to have such appreciation for our hard work and beautiful colors. BTW, we are morphing into yet another dyeing technique, and we are delighted with the results. Come in to see for yourself.
We have Berroco’s newest catalog of patterns and are getting ready to order. If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and take a look at this catalog. We will be ordering patterns before the end of this month that have been requested, so come and request what you would find interesting and fun to knit.
For your information: Peg is available for repairs on heirloom pieces, and finishing your knitting, ($15 per hour). She is also available for teaching knitting and crochet, ($35 for two hours). Just call and make an appointment. She also is a whiz with sock knitting, so if you’ve always wanted to knit socks, but are a little bit intimidated, she will help you through the process. Just call and make an appointment.
You will now find vintage Japanese fabrics that can be purchased in amounts from very small to full kimono lengths. In addition, we have kimono and obi that can be purchased whole. These garments are high quality. If you have an interest in Japanese kimono and obi fabrics, we just might have what you are looking for.
Don’t forget, our sale room is marked down to 30% ALWAYS…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.
SILK PAINTING CLASS
June will be the month for hand-printing silk. I have not done this for a few years and am super excited to be doing it again. If you are interested in vat dye discharge, please ask when we will be doing this and sign up for a class.
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
We will soon have Malibrigo Yarns.
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We look forward to helping you choose colors and textures for your next
Donna, Magdi, and Peggy