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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.
Mosaic Knit-a-Long-Wed Oct 5th 6:30 - 8:00
If you're interested in trying some mosaic knitting and want to have some guidance reading the patterns and working from a chart for them, you're welcome to join me on this Wednesday evening in October to get off on the right foot!
As for other "events" I offer, I appreciate it if you would register - even tho' it is free and there is no charge. Since if I've chosen dates or an event that people can't make or aren't interested in, then if nobody registers the week before, I know I have the evening free to make other plans! So if you plan on joining me, you need to email or call to let me know 8 days beforehand (since I cancel the morning of 7 days ahead of time if nobody has registered).
I'll have several patterns out for you to try that could be just a "swatch" or could become a scarf or cowl, placemat or trivet!
firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-8081
Swan Island Trunk Show - Sat Oct 8th
Stop by the store on Saturday to see an assortment of kids garments on display, each featuring the lovely Eco Wash Sport yarn by Swan Island. The Eco Wash Sport is merino yarn that is made washable here at a mill in NC using an environmentally friendly and proprietary method which helps it keep it's spring - unlike a lot of other superwash methods which cause the yarn to lose it's bounce!
On Saturday, Oct 8th,,,I'll be offering several fun promotional items and a Trunk Show discount when you purchase the yarn to knit one of the garments in the Show!
Shibui Knits Yarn Tasting Mixer-
Sat Oct 15th 10 - 12
Join me on this Saturday morning for a "yarn tasting mixer" of the Shibui Knits yarns.Their new pattern book featuring some elegant patterns for these three yarns is coming out in early October so I've created this opportunity for you to come try the yarns out. Bring your needles and grab a friend. I'll have each yarn wound off into "sample" skeins and we'll put them thru their paces using them independently as well as combined in different ways (like many of the patterns in the book). So you'll have a chance to feel how luscious they are to work with and experience the kind of fabric/drape they create at different gauges and in different combinations and in different stitches!
As with all the other events, pre-registration is required and the event is cancelled a week ahead if nobody is registered.
Heels and Toes Sock Extravaganza- Sat Nov 5th 10 - 12
With so many new sock yarns - lovely new handpainted colors of Alegria and Paca Peds as well as some tweeds that grade in Heritage Wave and Bliss Luxury Sock yarn - I decided to pull out all the different heels and toes I knit up for a workshop I ran a few years ago. Each toe and heel features a different shaping to suit different arches, toe beds, etc. So many knitters do just the basic pattern and yet we all have different feet that require something different for a good fit.
So come on by the morning of Nov 5th an you can try on and examine the differences in each and I'll provide you the written instructions, free, for the heel or toe of your choice when you check out with a skein of any of these 4 new sock yarns!
First Friday Clearance Bins
NOTICE - the dates below are the dates for the First Friday.....unless something comes up, in which case you should check our Facebook page or the home page of the website on the Wednesday before the Friday just to double check (since something could come up).
Friday Oct 7th
Fri Nov 4th