E-News August 20th, 2019

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Produce Bags

In the past few years, there has been a global movement towards the phase-out of single use plastic bags. In our own local towns, grocery stores are considering alternate reusable bags. With this ecco friendly concept in mind- we announce our new Cotton produce bag kits. Each kit contains enough Anne, a 100% fingering weight cotton, to make one bag along with a knit and a crochet pattern. Later this week, you will see 2 additional bag patterns for our mini balls of Anne as well as for our full size hanks of this lovely Brazilian cotton. Each mini ball contains 71 yards of cotton. Many colors available.
Each 100g hank of Anne contains 371 yards. This yarn is spun by the makers of Fantasy Naturale- a real shop favorite. Just one hank will make several produce bags- a definite bargain.
Here is an easy to crochet produce bag that takes such a short time to create. A great alternative at the food market.

Playground by Lori Versaci

We were lucky enough to be part of a recent test knit for an absolutely adorable hooded cardigan called Playground. A deeply textured stitch pattern creates a warm fabric. Lori’s newest pattern is written for sizes 6 months to 12 years.
Playground– in the 18 months size fits Thea well, with a bit of room to grow.
Back view of Playground by Lori Versaci
We used 3 hanks of Joe Cole’s What The Flock Flocking DK sparkle for the test knit. For an accent, we used Worsted Merino Superwash as trim.
WTF DK is available in many colorways at The Knitter’s Edge including the 3 shown here. Other DK weight yarns such as Tosh DK, or DK Merino Superwash are great alternatives.

Yes, Yes! It’s Crochet Time!

This beautiful crocheted shawl is called Yes Yes Shawl– a FREE Pattern for a DK weight yarn. We chose 5 colors in Baby Bamboo for this project. You can join Becky on Wednesday afternoons or Saturday afternoons to crochet this beauty.
Yes Yes Shawl takes 564 yards or less than 5 balls of Baby Bamboo. We chose 5 coordinating colors and it worked out very well.
Baby Bamboo is a super soft 80% bamboo/20% wool blend. We carry it in many colors.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets on Sale Now

Bus Seat tickets for Our Annual Trek to the NY Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY are now ready for Sale! Call or come in to purchase your tickets for either the Saturday (Oct 19) or Sunday (Oct 20) bus trip.

Save the Date

This 3rd annual event has grown dramatically for this year. The number of vendors has doubled! Visit our Facebook Page for more details.

Iron Pigs Game

Sorry for the short newsletter tonight, but our annual Iron Pigs game took up the evening! But we all had a great time at Coca Cola Park on a very lovely summer night. Thanks to all who came.


This Week’s Classes

 We have over 30 classes each week!

Upcoming Classes

Christmas Stockings with Eileen
Wednesdays | 4-6pm & 6:30 – 8:30pm
Don’t wait til December 15 to decide you need to knit a Christmas Stocking!
Now is the time to choose your pattern (we have many more), yarn, and colors and join Eileen starting Wednesday August 7 | 4 – 6pm and 6:30 – 8:30pm. Call to sign up!
Tuesday evenings
6:30 – 8:30pm with Maggie
Entrechat is an adorable pattern for a little girl’s shrug. It is knit all in one piece.
Maggie knit hers in a worsted weight cotton like Neve by Juniper Moon Farms. This pattern is sized from Newborn to age 10. Plus there is an adult version of this shrug, as well as a DK weight version.
Maggie knit hers in a worsted weight cotton like Neve by Juniper Moon Farms. And now she is willing to make another- if you will join her.
We suggest Neve Cotton, Berroco Comfort, and Worsted Merino Superwash.
Please call to sign up. maggie can start this shrug next week: Tuesday August 6. 6:30 – 8:30pm
Granny Square Bag with Becky
Wed beginning Aug 14 | 3:30 – 5:30pm
Join Becky in a Class to
Look at Crocheted Granny Squares. Make this purse with just one cake of Painted Cotton.
This will be fun and educational!
Call to sign up.
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 with Regina
Regina’s class is working on hats in the round right now, and soon will be taking on a baby sweater in pieces where they will learn increases, decreases. and most importantly seaming! Please call to sign up.
Beginner & Intermediate Class- Knit & Crochet
Saturdays 1-3pm with Becky
Becky’s Saturday afternoon class has become a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Please call to sign up.
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