February 2, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Right now we have 477 hats collected for the homeless.  We will do a final count tomorrow night at 9:00 PM and will pull  the names of the winners of our raffle.  I will email everyone tomorrow night with a fast email to announce the winners.  Good luck to all, and thank you for all of your hard work.  Almost 500 hats is an amazing feat!
Some Class News
For this week- we offer the following classes:
TUESDAY  - February 2
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 -Shawls with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - Knit & Crochet w/ Linda J.
4:00 - 6:00 - Entrelac Cowl with Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting & Felting w/ Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - Knit & Crochet with Linda J
6:30 - 8:30 - Baby Surprise Jacket w/ Linda M 
WEDNESDAY- February 3
10:00 - 12:00 - Design your Own Sweater w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
**4:00 - 6:00 - FREE Help Class with Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Offering Mitts w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - Gen. Knitting & Headbands w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - February 4
10:00 - 12:00- Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Washcloths with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
4:00 - 6:00 -- General Knitting & Mittens w/ Steph
6:00 - 8:00 -- Knitting for Kids with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - February 5
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - Gen. Knits, Cowls & Scarves w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - Sam the Ram with Pat
SATURDAY - February 6
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Teddy Bear Sweater w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - Toe up Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - Cabled Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Kids class with Marilyn
**1:00 - 3:00- NEW Sock Clinic w/ Steph

We have heard that teachers are one group of knitters who love the idea of a 4:00 - 6:00 PM class.   We have a class session on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Why go home when you can come knit for 2 hours first!  Please join us, and bring your friends.
Highlights of upcoming classes
Tuesday February 2 
4:00 - 6:00 PM with Diana
Entre-Lac Cowl 
entrelac cowl 
This cowl is not like the others you have knitted.  The entrelac work adds so much color it will amaze all who see it.  Most are working this with Mochi Plus- a roving drift wool.  Bring circulars- size 6 or 7.
Tuesday February 2
6:30 - 8:30 PM with Linda Miller
Baby Surprise Jacket
 Baby Surprise Jacket
The Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket is listed in the top 5 most knitted designs, on Ravelry.  This project has indeed been a favorite for many years.  If you have never knit one- you need to.  Just garter stitch, but a lot of learning available here.  Works up wonderfully in our new self striping yarns.  Join Linda- who is a master on this design, having knitted several and instructed many.  Knitted on circular needles- probably size 5 for most.  Linda will continue this class just for this week- so join up now.
Wednesday February 3
10:00 - 12:00 PM with Pat
Design your own Sweater
Do you have a sweater that you just love, but it is wearing out, or its in the wrong color?  Join Pat to learn how to design your own, or recreate one.  Make changes to an existing pattern to make it just for you.
Free Help session on Wednesday afternoons
Beginning February 3 
Starting next week- Steph will lead a session from 4:00 - 6:00 to provide for free (yes free!) help with projects.  With as busy as we have been- some days we just don't have enough time to give each and every one of you enough time to fix those small problems.  We hope that this Wednesday afternoon session will help. 
Wednesday, February 3
1:00 - 3:00 PM with Eileen
Offering Mitts and others
Offering Mitts
These Offering Mitts are lovely.  Knit in fingering weight yarn- a dyed solid color would look as good as natural does shown here. Bring double points for either project- size 5 for the fetching, size 1 for the offering mitts.  Yarn available at the Shop.
Thursday, February 4
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
EZ's Heart cloth
This week we will take a pattern from the supreme master herself- Elizabeth Zimmermann.  This cloth is a wonderful learning project.  Don't miss this one.  This class will be repeated on Tuesday night- February 9.
Bring size 7 needles.  Yarn will be provided.
Friday February 5
10:00 - 12:00 PM with Steph
General Knitting and New Cowls
Spiral Cowl
Steph will guide you through some new Spring weight cowls like the one shown here.  If you prefer, you can work on whatever general knitting project you wish.  Steph will help you through it.
Friday, February 5
1:00 - 3:00 PM with Pat
Sue the Ewe
It is time for Sam the Ram- Sue the Ewe is getting lonely.  Sam can be knitted with several weights of yarn.  Your choice.
Saturday, February 6
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
It's Teddy Time 
Heart Bear 
Come join me to knit this cute sweater for this adorable teddy- Just in time for Valentines Day.  Class will be priced at a total cost of $20.00.  All inclusive!  Bring size 7 needles, and 4 stitch markers.  I will supply everything else including the teddy bear.  This is a great beginner project.  Enough yarn included to make 2 sweater /hat sets.  Call to sign up.
February 6
Saturday Morning All Beginner's class- Learn with others at the same skill level.  You won't be in this class for long.   Join Eileen on Saturday mornings 10-12.
February 6
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 - 3:00 PM with Steph
Join Steph for a new Clinic session- get more in delth look at certain aspects of knitting.  This week- Heel possibilities
2 Handed Fair Isle Class- Saturday February 27 with Linda Miller
Linda Miller will once again conduct the ALL DAY 2 handed Fair Isle class on Saturday Feb 27.  Her last two classes were sold out- so call soon to reserve your spot.  After this class, Linda has agreed to run an advanced Fair Isle class to take your work to the next level.  YOU MUST CALL TO SIGN UP. 
Fair Isle hat II 
The January Challenge- My final update!
Well, we are now at 477 hats!  Today is the final day.  Please turn in all hats before 9:00 PM tonight.  We will then be drawing 5 winners in our raffle.
We have been amazed at the number of hats we have received.  Knitters are truly a generous group.
Some New Stuff from Lantern Moon!
Knit out Boxes 
We received several new Knit Out Boxes from Lantern Moon.  These Silk boxes will hold your ball of yarn in place while knitting.  Below you will see some new tape measures that look like cute little turtles.  The strawberries are stitch markers.  These two crocheted items are hand crafted in Viet Nam.
 turtle & Strawberry
February is Olympic Month!
The Olympics begin on February 12 and end on February 28.  17 days of high paced olympic events.  Even if you watch only an hour each night- thats 17 hours of TV- plenty of time to knit an afghan!  We have decided to make our Olympic Challenge an Afghan Event!
Rules of this event:
Purchase yarn for an afghan between now and the olympics.  Knit up your afghan during the olympics.  Bring in the finished afghan around the time of the closing ceremonies for all of us to admire, and we will award you with a 20% off coupon to use during March 2010.
To help you choose a project- we will have several afghan booklets available free of charge with your yarn purchase. 
Stop by The Knitter's Edge for more details.  Also- look for further information in Friday's newsletter about knitting afghans.
Free baby sweater pattern

Baby sweater

Amanda found this cute baby sweater at  It will work up nicely in Comfort.  Join Amanda in making this sweater for a wee one on your life.
Go to to print out the pattern:
Now for the Sale Stuff
REMEMBER:  If you are a class member- you get an additional 10% off any sale prices.
Debbie Bliss MagazineThe new Spring issue of Debbie Bliss is in stock now.  Be the first to get your own copy of this collection of new Spring 2010 designs- all knit in Debbie Bliss yarns.
MegaEncore Mega is still sale priced at $5.00 per 100g ball.   It has been the yarn of choice for the hats for the homeless- it works up quickly .  We have the pool full to over flowing and we think it is time for you to make yourself a hat or a cowl.  Free patterns available for the asking!
In Closing...

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I know you will find something you will enjoy...and remember- there is never a commitment- try one class, or several- your choice.
JoAnne Turcotte
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1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
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