E-News May 15th, 2018

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Yesterday was our 8th Annual Charity Knitting retreat.  It was a wonderful success with over 110 people attending!  

So many crafters helping us to knit & crochet chemo caps and soft knit socks for those undergoing chemotherapy.


Our many thanks to those who came to knit & crochet.  Look for another retreat next year in May.  This was truly a wonderful day- full of good work for those in need.
All proceeds from the day went to help support the Retreat Center, and all who came were very generous.  We thank you all.


One of the knit chemo caps- more than half way done!  FREE patterns are always available for Chemocaps, and our local oncology units report that they need them now- in cotton or cotton blend yarns- such as Jeannee Worsted.

The yarn used at the retreat was Jeannee Worsted- an ultra soft blend of cotton and acrylic.  Machine washable & dryable for easy care.  
This week, we have additional yarn and patterns available for these socks.  Get the pattern FREE with your purchase of Jeannee- 2 balls makes the short cuff, 3 balls makes the tall cuff.  FREE pattern available while they last.

Summer Yarns –  Yummm


 A 100% cotton in wild striping colorways.  A fun yarn in DK weight. 

Kimera Eyelet Cowl- FREE Pattern that takes just 2 balls of yarn. 

Funny Rainbow

100% Cotton with loads of color. Each cake contains 689 yards of fingering weight softness. 

Knit up this asymmetric shawl with just one cake of Funny Rainbow.  FREE Pattern. 

Sol Degrade

A 100% Cotton Ribbon that works up to an Aran weight gauge or even larger!  Many striping colors available.  Easy & fun to knit with.


This Sol Degrade Wave Cowl takes just one cake of Sol Degrade and is a FREE Pattern. 

The Adirondack shawl takes just two cakes of 
Sol Degrade and is a fast, easy, fun knit. 

Bella Lino

A lightweight cotton/linen/rayon blend.
Soft color changes give the fabric a gentle striped look.


Nizana top- a crochet beauty- wear it over a cami for a very fashionable summer look.
Made with Bella Lino.


The Bella Lino Slip Stitch Cowl takes just 2 balls of Bella Lino and its a FREE Pattern.

What’s New!

Natural Bebe

A worsted weight slightly textured yarn that is so easy to knit. This mostly acrylic fiber is blended with cotton and bamboo to make it so soft to the touch.  Non wool- perfect for babies as well as anyone who loves softness (and who doesn’t). Check out some of the great patterns for Natural Bebe on Ravelry.
Pattern 3280 –  A cardigan and a pullover written for baby sizes 0-12 months. (Look at that little cutie!)

Same Pattern 3280– here is the Cardigan- and this little lady is a real cutie too.  


Washcloth and Towel Kits 

Available in several colorways and each kit also contains a bar of Kitchen Soap from A Natural Alternative.   
Yarn is Fantasy Naturale Cotton.  Each kit contains enough yarn to knit up the towel and the washcloth.

Classes Coming Soon

This Week’s Classes
Click on this link to get the full weekly schedule of classes- we have over 30 classes each week!
Other classes coming soon:

Wednesday May 23– 6:30 – 8:30pm

History of Knitting with Pat

Bring your knitting or Crochet work and plan on relaxing while Pat spins her tales of olde.  Please call to sign up.

Monday, May 14 & 21  1-3pm

Lacework with Julia

Learn more about lace by working on our new Lace Sampler shawl, or Summerflies Sampler Shawl.  Call to sign up.
Lace Sampler Shawl knit in Silky Wool.  
Shawl has 15 lace sections. 4 hanks of Silky wool or 700 yards of another Dk weight yarn is needed.  Bring a highlighter to mark the pattern, and size 5 and 6 needles.
Summer Flies is a classic!  A wonderful pattern, well written and full of interest.  
Requires 3 hanks of Neve cotton.  
Bring size 7 & 8 needles. 

Weaving is Back!!

Monday June 11 (12:30 – 4pm), & June 18 (1- 4pm)  

Weaving 101- our beginning weaving class

Using our 15″ Cricket Rigid Heddle Looms, discover the fun of weaving your own scarf.  We will be using Galway Worsted weight wool. 
Cost of class is $85 which includes 6.5 hours of instruction, yarn for scarf, loan of loom for the week between classes, and all handouts.
Cricket looms are also for sale.  Take $20 off the cost of a loom by taking this class.

Open Weaving Night- Monday June 25– 6-8pm

Bring your loom and join us for a FREE evening of weaving with other weavers.  Learn a thing or two, ask questions, or just relax and weave.  Call to sign up please.

Beginner Classes!

Wednesdays– 1-3pm Crochet with Becky

Learn to crochet with us- beginners as well as seasoned crocheters welcome.   Many project ideas available including our exclusive Crochet 101 series.  Call to join us.

Wednesday mornings 10-12 

Beginning knit & crochet with Julia

Welcome all newbies.  Call to sign up.


Spend your Saturdays with us:

Saturdays 10-12pm with Becky- Beginning Knit & Crochet

Saturdays 1-3pm with Martha- Beginning Knit & Crochet

Whether you are a newbie knitter or crocheter, join Becky or Martha for a new beginner’s class.  
Call to sign up.

What’s in the Pool?

The BEST Odd Ball Pool You Have Ever Seen!  Every ball at just $5.00