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October Newsletter 2015

01-Oct-2015


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Dear Customer:

 
 
October~Sock-tober!

The colors outside may be past their peak, but inside we have new colors arriving every day!  We just got in fresh fabric, new yarn and needlepoint kits - all in every hue your heart can desire.

October marks the beginning of the cozy season; a time to knit, crochet and sew things to warm our hearts and ourselves.  We are calling October, "Socktober". Wtih sock knitting classes on the calendar, and lots of lovely sock yarn on the shelf, we hope to teach and inspire. Socks are practical and portable projects and if you've been wanting to learn, or need a refresher, now's the time!

October also marks our shop's anniversary! Visit us on Saturday, October 17th for "I Love Yarn Day" and our shop's recognition of our anniversary. We will have yarn specials and treats.

Blair, Cho, Cindy, Donna, Kathleen, LA, Lynn, Mariah, and Nancy 

From Left: Lynn, Donna, Mariah, Nancy, La, Cindy, Kathleen, Blair, and Cho

 

 
 

Staff Picks: Blair Weibel

 
 

Knitter's Pride Karbonz DPNS

Knitter's Pride Karbonz Double Pointed Needles

Recently, I was knitting a pair of socks that simply would not stay on the needles I was using.  I had cast on more stitches than I usually do, and I realized longer needles were what I needed. I decided as long as I was going to get a new set of double pointed needles, I would try something completely new. I am so glad I did-Karbonz by Knitter's Pride are my new favorites! With a carbon fiber body and nickle-plated brass tips, they are double pointed needles all grown up, and are a pleasure to have in my hands! I have since expanded my collection of 8 inch dpns to include four sizes, because I know they are my new go-to double points; and I have no plans to stop knitting socks any time soon!

 

 

What's On Our Needles: LA Bourgeois

 
 

Lang Jawoll Sock YarnJawoll Sock Yarn from Lang


This year, when my nephew, Eric, asked for his socks, I led him over to our wall of sock-weight yarn and he plucked out a skein of the self-striping Lang Jawoll. I hadn't tried it out yet, so I got excited.

I love the color ways of the Jawoll! Combining a ton of colors and stripe widths, each pair of socks become addictive as I knit along to see what the next stripe with bring.To break everything up, the Lang Jawoll comes with a small spool of reinforcing yarn for the heels and toes of your sock. As I worked the heel, I was amazed by how much extra mass the reinforcing yarn added. It helped to create a lovely padded heel which will be perfect to protect his feet as he runs and bikes and hikes and all of those crazy things fourteen-year-old boys do. I added in the reinforcing yarn toe as well.  

After finishing his pair, and knowing that my mother (with whom Eric lives) has just enough time to transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer, I knitted up a sock for myself and ran it through the washer and the dryer to see how it fared. Wonderfully, the sock softened into a lovely comfy fabric, and I couldn't detect any shrinkage.

All in all, I'm pleased with my experience with the Lang Jawoll. I'm looking forward to my own pair of socks and, thanks to the reinforcing thread, feel confident that Eric won't wear holes in his socks too quickly.
                                                                                   
 
 
 

Classes: 10% off materials with class sign up!



Learn to Sew I

When:Thursday, October 8th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Description: Become acquainted with the sewing machine and practice sewing straight seams and hems with straight and zig-sag stitches. We will make a simple envelope-backed pillow cover for a 16" pillow.

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 + materials



Learn to Sew II

When: Thursday, October 22nd, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Description: Now that you're familiar with the sewing machine, let's construct a reversible lined bag with curves and interfacing!

Instructor: Lynn Wunder

Cost: $25 + materials



West Shawl Class

When: Saturdays, October 17th, 31st, & November 14th, 2 - 4 pm

Description: Join us to knit up Stephen West's Exploration Station shawl!  This shawl incorporates short rows, brioche knitting and a final little edging of modern lace.

Instructor: LA Bourgeois

Cost: $75 + materials

 

 

Learn to Knit Socks

When: Sundays, October 4th & 18th and November 1st, 2:00-4:00pm

Description: Learn to knit basic socks on double pointed needles. Learn to turn a heel and close a toe!

Instructor: Blair Weibel

Cost: $75 + materials

Magic Loop: Two at a Time Socks

When: Thursdays, October 15th, 22nd, & 29th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Description: Learn the magic loop technique and knit TWO socks at ONE time! Students must have previous knitting experience.

Instructor: Cho Tin Tun Kirkpatrick

Cost: $75 + materials

 

Check out our sock yarn during Sock-tober!! 20% off in October!!


 

 

Upcoming Events:

Introduction to Knitting seminars are now being offered! The goal of this seminar is to teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. You'll knit a small swatch in order to learn the very basics. Seminars are taught each month, on the first Tuesday or the third Sunday, for $10 (plus materials). RSVP required please. Call 970-879-3222 to register today!

 

I Love Yarn Day!

Come into the store on October 17th and mention I Love Yarn Day or our newsletter to receive 20% off any yarn in our store that day!  Happy Anniversary to us, and, We Love Yarn!

 

 

  Mention this newsletter to receive 20% discount on sock and fingering weight yarn in honor of Sock-tober!
offer expires October 31, 2015
 
     
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