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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.

 

 

Cowl Knit-A-Long

Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 Jan 15, 22 & 29, Feb 5th

This is a fun cowl that can be done in any gauge yarn and to any width and length. You can use up odds and ends of yarns or you can pick a couple colors of new yarn you want to use, so it is very flexible. And it is a great project to learn a bit about color theory or using Fibonacci or a piece of music to plan your stripes!

If you're a relatively new knitter (this isn't about teaching how to cast on, knit or purl....you must have those basics already) and want to get a better sense of following a pattern, making alterations to a pattern, understand gauge better, improve your technique or learn new ways of increasing or decreasing, this Knit-A-Long will give you that opportunity.

This is not a class....so there are no handouts, no prescribed format, no fee. But this project offers lots of choices and so potential "learning" points that I am happy to help anyone with if they want. Or, as some are planning, you can just come and knit for the social aspect of it.

 

First Friday Clearance Bins...-

on the first Friday of every month (well almost every month...occasionally because we are closed for a holiday or if we have a conflict with a workshop, this will not happen), I put lots of great yarns at deep discounts in the back room.

These 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 that there is enough quantity in to make full garments....even afghans.

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.

This pile of yarn on the left I picked out of the back room last month and then gave to my sister and she knit up the very wide and doubled cowl shown below.....and I still have enough yarn (she didn't even use 2 of the yarns in the cowl) with what was left over to knit another narrower scarf....all for just $24. The yarns are merino, silk, alpaca, handspun angora....just lovely! Join us for the Knit-A-Long (see above) to make a similar cowl.