March 9, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
This past week I was so amazed at the out- pouring of knitters and crocheters willing to help make chemocaps for our community.  There were many that heard about our project and stopped into the shop for the first time just to get yarn or patterns for this chemocap drive.  We are so grateful for each and every one of you.
Some Class News
For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of March 9-13
TUESDAY  - March 9
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 -General Knitting & Shawls with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Crochet for Knitters & Crocheters w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Pat
4:00 - 6:00 - Entrelac Cowl & Felting with Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting & Felting w/Diana
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda J
6:30 - 8:30 - Washcloths  & Bunnies with JoAnne 
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 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting & Fair IsleTam w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
THURSDAY - March 11
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 - Explore the World of Toys 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 - March 12
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits, Cowls & Scarves w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Sam the Ram with Pat
SATURDAY - March 13
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Teddy Bear Outfits w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Socks w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00- Technique Clinic w/ Steph
Highlights of upcoming classes
For the next few weeks- ALL of Pat's classes will learn a new cast on technique and how and when to use it.  Its time we start learning more so Pat plans on taking just a few minutes in each class to teach something new.
Tuesday, March 9
6:30 - 8:30 with JoAnne
Long Eared Bunny & Fishy Tawashi
Bunny Hop 
Tawashi Fish
Tuesday evening my night class will handle both of these projects.  Those finishing the Long Eared Bunny will be joined by those wishing to knit the Fishy Tawashi- a recent favorite in the washcloth class.  Sign up - space is limited. 
Wednesday March 17 
10:00 - 12:00 with Steph 
Technique Class- Seaming 

Stephanie's technique classes have been so fast to fill up- we are adding more sessions.  Next week: on Wednesday morning Steph will hold the seaming class.  This time the class will be limited to 10 students due to a larger room being available.  Sign up now! 


Thursday March 11
10:00 - 12:00 with JoAnne
Washcloth Class
Multidirectional cloth 
This Thursday we will get back to learning something new- This diagonal cloth is constucted with short rowing in the second half.  Bring size 7 needles.  Yarn will be provided.
Saturday March 20
10:00 - 12:00 PM with JoAnne
My First Vest
My First Vest 
This worsted weight vest is constructed in one piece- no sewing.  The minimal shaping is perfect for the beginner, or the knitter who wants to try their first real project- a vest for themselves!  I suggest you come in prior to class time to pick out yarn.
Saturday, April 24
10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 PM
All day Fair Isle Class with Linda Miller
The next 2 handed fair isle class will be held the last Saturday in April.  The next class and all future classes on this technique will be limited to 12 students.   4 seats are still available. 
Some tid bits of fun!
Maria's Finished Afghan- knitted during our February Afghan olympics
Maria's finished afghan 
Maria added a crochet border for a lovely ruffled look.
Stephanie's first Wallaby
Stephanie knitted her first wallaby for her son 

Last week I included an email form a local nurse about the chemocap shortage at St Luke's hospital.  SInce then we have been flooded with requests for chemocap patterns and appropriate yarn for making them. 
Many, many thanks to all of you for this.  The generosity of our knitters and crocheters is overwhelming.  We will collect chemocaps and send them to St Luke's as we receive them. 
I have also been asked that if we get a large number, to please save some for the hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital.   I of course said we would.
So I guess we will be making chemo caps for some time to come.  Free patterns and chemocap yarns will be available at all times- just ask.
Now for the Sale Stuff
REMEMBER:  If you are a class member- you get an additional 10% off any sale prices.
 5 hour baby sweater- mine
 This is my Elizabeth Zimmerman 5 hour baby sweater knit in Punta's South American Cotton (see below).  This week the yarn is on sale for 20% off!  You will need 4 skeins.  Right now I am knitting a second sweater out of the new Hapi cotton.   Hopefully I will have that one ready soon to show.   Pattern available at the shop with the purchase of the yarn.
South American Cotton 
 Punta's South American Cotton in 50g hanks
Claudia French Scarf and Cha Cha Scarf Kits- on sale- 20% off.
French Shawl
French Scarf Kit
Cha Cha on Em- back
Cha Cha Scarf Kit
These scarf kits contain enough yarn to make either scarf.  They are one of a kind easy to knit designs.  We have many colors available.  20% off!!
Royal Llama Silk at 1/3 off!!
Royal llama SilkThis week Royal Llama Silk is still filling the pool- it is piled quite high, plus there is even more on the shelves!  It is all sale priced this week for $6.00 each- thats 33% off!  This is a wonderful yarn- great depth of color and a delightful hand.  We are not discontinuing it- we want to expand it.  I want all of you to try it as I feel certain if you try it- you will like it, and might come back to it again and again.
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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Bethlehem, PA. 
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