May 7, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
This Sunday we celebrate Mother's Day.  We hope you thank all of the mothers in your life for the blessings they have given you, and we hope that if you are a mother, that all those around you are grateful for your presence in their lives. 
Enjoy your day... you deserve it.
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes:  
Week of May 4-8
FRIDAY - May 7
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits, Cowls, Shawls, & Scarves w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - My First Vest w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - May Sock w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - May Sock w/ Pat
Mother's Day
Gift Certif
May 9 is Mother's Day.  What better gift is there than a gift certificate to the Knitter's Edge!
A gift certificate isn't the only idea we have for Mother's Day.  How about a new Knitting bag- at 20% off!!  For this week only, select bags in our Sax, Namaste, JaJaJa, and Jordana Paige collection of bags are 20% off!
Highlights of upcoming classes
Saturday 1:00 -3:00
New May Sock with Eileen
HydrangeaEileen started her new May sock last Saturday, May 8.  Her sock- Hydrangea-is from the new book Enchanted Sole as is the new sock Pat is doing. Join up now to work on this one.  Eileen works her class socks on double pointed needles.
Thursday May 13
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Market Bags with JoAnne & Eileen
 Market bag
Next week on Thursday morning JoAnne & Eileen will be joining forces and classes (in 2 rooms) to all knit a Market bag with Fantasy Naturale.  There are 3 styles- all needing from 2-3 hanks of Fantasy Naturale.  All have open eyelet worked sides and either 1 or 2 straps,  3 choices for the bottom are provided.  We have samples knit in each style for you to see.  This is a project perfect for beginners, and interesting for experienced knitters.  Everyone needs a market bag for the spring and summer, so make one now.  They also make a perfect gift- for anytime of year.  Bring size 7 or 8- 16" circular needles and same sized double points (depending on which style you choose.  Also a 24" size 13 will be needed.  Specially priced yarn (and lots of it) will be available.  There should not be a shortage of seats with 2 classrooms available, but we have had so many interested knitters say they are going to do this bag so sign up now.  All those already on the Thursday morning class are already on the list. 
This class will also be held on
Tuesday night- May 11 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Saturday 1:00 - 3:00 PM
New May Sock with Pat
  Changling Sock
Pat has started a new sock class to go with the
new month of May.
Using Zauerball striping sock yarn Pat has
knit up the Changling Socks from the
Enchanted Sole book.  The sock has an
elegant cable running up the front, but
the most eyecatching part is the color
changing of the yarn.  Join Pat on Saturday
to start this sock. 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Diana's Class times: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Felted Mitered Purse
Mitered Iro BagDiana just finished a brand new Felted bag- this time a small mitered one.  It takes only 1 hank of Noro Iro- a chunky weight self striping yarn with colors like only Noro can do.
Join Diana in any of her class times to quickly work up this purse.
Its small size means you will get it done in no time! 
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Lace Shawls with Linda M. 
Heartland lace shawl 
Linda Miller IS crazy about shawls.  She just finished one- the Nightsongs shawl and is now working on The Audrey Triple.  She is also interested in soon beginning work on the Heartlands Lace Shawl (shown above) for which she has chosen a soft brown shade of NUNA as the shawl has a rustic southwest feel to her. 
She has a couple of additional patterns in mind, and it is just fine if everyone is working on a different one.  It will make you realize how versatile shawls can be and just how many yarns will knit up well as a shawl.  
REMEMBER- you can freely come to either of Linda's classes- Tuesday or Thursday.  So if one week the Tuesday works best- come then, and the next week- Thursday of it suits your schedule better. 
Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Toys with Steph
devilish DragonWait until you see this one.  Steph is outdoing herself now.  This dragon is going to be an adorable addition to her toy collection which now includes mice, chipmonks, bunnies, and more.
Just Arrived

Shawl pins
shawl pins
We have just received many new shawl pins.  They aren't just for heavy shawls or cowls- many are light weight and look just lovely on this summer's airy shawls, scarves and cowls.
Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply
Rialto 4ply ball
Debbie Bliss Rialto Yarn- a 4 ply ( fingering) luxury extrafine superwash merino with a beautiful tight twist and a soft sweet hand.
Rialto fair Isle This adorable Fair Isle childs pullover is the perfect canvas for Rialto's palette of color. 
EucalanEucalan wash solution leaves your woolens with a lovely soft scent and natural moth proofing while gently cleaning your garment. 
Our Quiet Day- The Retreat
The St. Francis Renewal Center on Bridle Path Road in Bethlehem has offered all of us a day for reflextion and relaxation on May 24 (a Monday).  This will officially be called:
A Retreat and Refresh Day for Charity Knitters and Crocheters  
Please be sure to reserve that day on your calendars!  The only cost will be for lunch- $10.00 and I am told they put on a very nice lunch.  You are also welcome to bring a lunch along instead.
Our plans thus far are to hold 2 sessions: 10:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 with the lunch being from 12:00 - 1:00.  The morning session will be a knitting class- informal but a learning experience none the less.  We will learn a new technique that can be practiced and implimented during the afternoon.
The afternoon session will be more of a reflection time with some spiritual readings and discussions- while we knit and work on some group project.  All of the details have not been worked out completely yet, but we will pass along more info as we develop it!
For right now- please sign up  by emailing Laura Howell
This could be a very recharging experience.  Eileen and I plan on attending, and teaching, and we hope that everyone who helped us with our charity projects this year will join us as well.
The Ice Cube Tray is Still Here!
RAIN!  There is still some left so please come in soon.  Only $4.00 each!
Last week the pool was put away so that the ice cube tray could make a comeback.  We bring it out when we have a yarn on sale that would become tangled in the pool.  This week we have a very special yarn called Rain. 
Rain is a beautiful drifting mohair yarn.  The long luxurious poofs of mohair extend about 1" from the center core.  Available in 8 magnificent colors.  82 yards in each ball.   
2-3 balls make a lovely scarf.  For this week only, Rain is a yarn that sold for $10.00 a ball, but now we have it for only $4.00 a ball.  While it lasts.  We have all that exists so don't wait long- it might be all gone.
In Closing...

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Please stop by The Knitter's Edge. 
Check out our extensive list of classes- all at just $6.00 per class.
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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