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We try to offer a wide range of free events here for those interested in either learning more about a topic, trying out something new, or simply socializing with other fiber fanatics!

As we schedule such events, they will be added here on this page. Scroll down for details.

 

 

 

 

Fiber Co Yarn and Needle Tasting Saturday Sept 26th 1-3

We've hosted different yarn and needle tastings before....this yarn tasting features yarns by Fiber Co and the needles out for trial are the various interchangeable sets I sell - so Dreamz, KA Bamboo, Karbonz and a new lovely Rosewood set by Plymouth.

If you're interested in participating in the Yarn Tasting aspect of this event, you will need to register. I will have yarn sample kits for the first 12 who register. These 12 customers can join us at 1 p.m. for a swatch knit-a-long of various Fiber Co yarns in the afternoon.

Anyone else is welcome to join us, but I'll only have sample kits made up for 12 participants.

And anyone is welcome to come by during this afternoon to try out the various interchangeable needle sets. I'll have swatches cast on to each so you can see how they feel to knit with - evaluate the tips, the connections, and the "feel" of each brand for yourself!

Fiber Company Trunk Show Saturday Oct 10th all day

Come on by to see the models sent by the Fiber Co featuring patterns from Kelbourne Woolens Vol 1. This pattern book features a nice array of projects and it makes such a difference to be able to feel, see and try on sweaters, hats, cowls, or fingerless mitts BEFORE you commit to knitting them!

The models will be on display all day. Anyone purchasing the yarn to knit one of the lovely Fiber Company (i.e. Acadia, Knightsbridge, etc) models will enjoy a discount this day! So don't miss out!

 

Knit-A-Long Tuesdays in October (6, 13, 20, 27) 6:30 - 8:00

Brioche seems to be popular at the moment....funny how things cycle around and around!

I am knitting a Nancy Marchant cowl right now that's a bit complex, but we've pulled together a range of patterns using this stitch so every level of knitter from beginner to advanced can find something they might like to knit in brioche.

So if Brioche interests you, or, you like the idea of getting together to knit socially, stop by the store anytime after Labor Day and take a look at the brioche patterns we have pulled together as suggestions (or look online yourself) and then join us in October for some social knitting with technical support for this particular stitch!

 

First Friday Clearance Bins...-

on the first Friday of every month (well almost every month...occasionally if we are closed for a holiday or have a conflict with a workshop, it will be cancelled)...

I put lots of great yarns at deep discounts in the back room.

Like us on Facebook to be alerted to when these are coming up (so you don't miss out) and also for the odd occasion when they might get cancelled (so you don't get disappointed when you show up!)

The yarns put out in the "Bin" (which is really the entire workshop space!) may be odd lots of skeins or bags of discontinued colors or even entire lines of yarns that I've decided to get rid of to make room for new inventory. So often there are several yarns in multiple colors of which there is enough quantity in to make full garments....even afghans, along with the odd skein of Bliss Baby Cash which is perfect for a pair of booties for the co-worker who is expecting or an odd skein of Kureyon or Silk Garden (who does't love to collect those)

Some may be single skeins of hand-painted luxury yarns by Art Yarns, for example, or Blue Heron in which you get enough yardage in 1 skein to make a scarf or shawl.

And other yarns may be 1 skein of this color and 2 sks of another color. While these sometimes require a bit more imagination to use (unless you just need to knit a baby hat or booties which can be done with 1 skein!) , they are great buys and can be the most rewarding projects.

 

Fiber Co Trunk Show Sat Jan 9th-

The Fiber Co is loaning me the knit models from the book Kelbourne Woolens Baby Collection.

So if you have some babies coming this spring, now's the time to think ahead and cast on!

The models will be on display all day, along with skeins of the Fiber Co yarns that are featured in this book so you can knit a few rows on each and see how you like them .

We'll also have out a display of popular free patterns for baby knit projects that might give you some inspiration for a new project as well!

Discount offered on the Fiber Co yarn purchased to knit one of the models in the Trunk Show!