February 5, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
The biggest news for this weekend might be SNOW.   
This is the first time that there seems to be a chance that we might be need to be closed on a regular day due to bad weather. 
On Saturday, if the weather & roads look bad -please call first before stopping by.  Amanda will be putting a message on the anwering machine, and I will be sending out an email if our hours are changed. 
If you do have to stay home- PLEASE be knitting!
Friday- regular hours will be no problem- we will be there- so remember- milk, bread, eggs, and yarn!
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes:
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
Free Help session on Wednesday afternoons
Beginning February 3 
Last week- Steph started a class 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. 
Tuesday February 9
6:30 - 8:30 PM PM with JoAnne
EZ's Heart cloth
Next Tuesday night we will take a pattern from the supreme master herself- Elizabeth Zimmermann.  This cloth is a wonderful learning project.  Don't miss this one. 
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.
Saturday, 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.
Saturday February 6
1:00 - 3:00 PM with Steph
Join Steph for a new Clinic session- get more in depth 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.      ONLY 3 more openings available. 
Fair Isle hat II 
Thursday February 11
Stephanie's 4:00 - 6:00 PM class will be Exploring the World of Toys
MaxwellYou are all aware of all of the adorable toys that Steph has been creating.  It is one of her passions.  Well she would like to share this passion with all of you.  Some of her toys are simple- some are very intricate- like Maxwell here.  Come see what Steph has in store for knitters- every Thursday afternoon.
February is Olympics Month!
Olympic TorchThe 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- that's 17 hours of TV- plenty of time to knit an afghan!  We have decided to make our Olympic Challenge an Afghan Event!
So why an afghan?
Afghans are often difficult projects to knit- they are usually large, not very portable, and often hard to keep excited about as the project can seem never- ending.
My solution is to keep a large project such as an afghan near your TV chair- work on it nightly- or as often as you watch TV.  This will break the project down into smaller, more managable parts- an hour or two a night will not seems like much- but will move a large project along nicely.
If you still think that an afghan is not a doable project in the time you personally have available- consider a double stranded afghan.  A baby blanket, or lap robe size throw can work up easily in 8 hours or so.  A full size throw can be completed in a long weekend- maybe 30 hours (well maybe 2 long weekends). 
With the Olympics coming- we are taking about 17 nights of events- maybe 2 hours a night- thats 34 hours- hours spent knitting a large afghan- not spent just sitting & watching TV.  More productive oh yes!
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 (we will take pictures), and we will award you with a
20% off coupon
to use during March 2010.   We will also be awarding our own Gold, Silver & Bronze medels- just for fun.
Please join us and get an afghan knitted by the end of this month.   Crochetters are invited too!
To help you choose a project- we will have several afghan booklets available free of charge with your yarn purchase.  Such as:
Book 636
book 638 
Stop by The Knitter's Edge for more details. 
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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