May 18, 2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
Laverne & ShirleyStop by The Knitter's Edge this week to see our newest addition- we call her Laverne & Shirley.  We got her up in Sturbridge two weeks ago and we are so glad she has joined us at the shop.   
Some Class News
For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of May 18-22
TUESDAY  - May 18
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
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda J
6:30 - 8:30 - Gen. Knitting & Shawls with Linda M
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 / Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
10:00 - 12:00- Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Market bags  with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting & Market bags w/ Eileen
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
4:00 - 6:00 - Explore the World of Toys w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Kids with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
FRIDAY - May 21
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 & other goodies 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
1:00 - 3:00 - Kids class with Marilyn
New Class coming
Please sign up now for the daytime My First Lace Chart class or let us put you on a list for the future night class.  Please call.
In June, we will have a new teacher joining us for two types of classes.  Milly is a wonderful lace knitter who will be teaching a class on Thursday mornings June 3 & 10 called My First Lace Chart.  In this class you will learn to read simple lace charts while knitting a lovely summer lace scarf.  If all goes well, she will stay with us to teach more advanced lace chart work with a lace shawl. And, since so many have asked me- Yes!! she will teach the My First Lace Chart class at night too- sometime this summer- I promise!
But Milly has another talent- she speaks Spanish and is a professional translator.  She has offered to teach a beginning knitters class in Spanish.  We already have 2 new knitters signed up, but we need more.  If you know of anyone who could benefit from this- please let us know.  And now as I promised:  Milly has translated my request for the Spanish speaking would be knitters to join us:
The Knitter's Edge ofrecerá a partir de junio clases EN ESPAÑOL para aprender a tejer a dos agujas (tricot).  Por favor díganos qué día de la semana sería el más conveniente para usted. La clase durará 2 horas y el costo es $6.00.  Nosotros tenemos en la tienda todos los materiales que necesitará, pero si ya tiene sus propias agujas, tráigalas a la clase. Para obtener más información y decirnos que le interesa tomar las clases, llame a:
610-419-9276 (inglés)
484-788-4455 (español)
o envíenos un mensame electrónico a
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
 Join Eileen for this baby afghan
Eileen's afghan 
This afghan is knit in Fantasy Naturale and takes less than 1 hank per square.  Worked one square at a time, Eileen will teach you how to read charts and to work duplicate stitch. She plans on adding 3 more squares, but you could make it as large as you want.  Join Eileen in any of her class times.
Thursday afternoons this summer- WOW
We finally talked her into it!!  Marilyn will be teaching an adult class this summer on Thursday afternoons.  Not sure on the time yet- most likely 1-3 PM.  You all know what Marilyn is capable of when working with the kids- I can only imagine what she will come up with for this adult class!  Stay tuned!!  This is going to be fun!
Tuesday & Thursday nights with Diana
 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Diana will be away this week- taking care of a very sick dog recovering from surgery.  She misses us- says she is going stir crazy but her dog is her baby and we all know what lengths we will go to for our pets.  So we miss her too and hope she will be back with us next week.  In the meantime- Join Linda Miller this Tuesday and Thursday night.  It is a great idea to sit in on another teacher's class from time to time- you will always learn something new.
TUESDAY MAY 18  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday May 20 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Market Bags with JoAnne & Eileen
 Market bag
Next week on Thursday morning JoAnne & Eileen will be once again joining forces and classes (in 2 rooms) to all finish knitting our Market bags 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
crochet market bagPS: We have a crochet bag and another new knit bag too!
Starburst cloth 
For those needing a break from their market bags next week, we will provide yarn and pattern for this fun washcloth.


This class will also be held on Tuesday night- May 18 6:30 - 8:30 PM to finish their bags- Join me!!
Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Lace Shawls with Linda M. 
Heartland lace shawl 
Linda Miller is working on severals shawls- Come on Tuesday or Thursday evening to take a look at what she is up to.  These shawls are not very difficult and Linda will be there to help you work through it.  the results are well worth the effort.
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 DragonStephanie is almost done with her dragon- he is huge!  You have got to come see it.
I have no idea what kind of animal she is conjuring up next- I am pushing for a Gnome.
Our Customers show their stuff!

Mary Jeans mouseHere is Mary Jean's mouse- Steph and Amanda helped her finish the ears,  but she did all the hard work herself!  Nice job- he's a cutie (or is it a she?) 
Chris' sockChris knit this beautiful sock out of Fingerpaints- Cherry Tree Hill's new self striping handpaint sock yarn.
Cottons are great for Spring!

We have so many new and beautiful cottons at The Knitter's Edge.  Last week we featured Ulmo Multy with a lovely wave scarf knit quickly from just 1 hank of yarn. 
Albero yarn
This week I would like to feature a cotton blend called Albero.
Albero SweaterWe received it in a nice color range along with this absolutely adorable baby doll tunic.  This yarn has beautiful drape while still maintaining some body.  A very rare combination.  It was lovely knitting with this yarn.
Our Quiet Day- The Retreat
We now have the final numbers and we will have an outstanding turnout!  You may still join us- you will just need to bring your own lunch.  Here's what we will be doing...
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  
We will be holding 2 sessions: 
10:00 - 12:00 we will be setting up our knit or crochet projects.  I will be bringing several yarns for washcloths- which will be donated to Turning Point.  Please bring size 6 or 7 needles or size G or H hooks as the yarns will be DK-Light Worsted weight.  All cloths can be finished that day.  Yarns will be available- please bring $1.00. 
Lunch will be 12:00 - 1:00. 
1:00 - 3:00 we will hold a time of reflection, and spiritual readings.  We will all continue to knit and crochet our cloths during this session.
Please note that if you are a member of one of the prayer shawl groups who are joing us please feel free to work on your shawls if you choose.
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is a safe place where victims of abuse and their children can find refuge  They provide services in Lehigh and Northampton Counties to more than 5,000 victims of domestic violence each year
You may still sign up by emailing us at The knitters edge or Please sign up  by emailing Laura Howell at:  or us at
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 Swimming Pool is Back!
So whats in the pool this week?  Eros at $2.00 a ball!
Eros ballThis week the pool is filled with EROS!  Its time to get knitting those fancy scarves-  Purchase just 2 balls and work across 15 sts on a 15 needle- yarn used double stranded to make up a really pretty scarf.  Work in garter st or in an eyelet pattern of K1, *(yo, k2tog); repeat from * across row.  Repeat this row for every row until amost out of yarn.  Both stitch patterns work up fast.    Yarn cost- Just an amazing $2.00 per ball- while it lasts.
TWICE TWEED- 1/3 off this week!
Twice Tweed
Twice Tweed is composed of  42% wool, 32% nylon, and 26% cotton.

It is made from 100% recycled fibers using a patented manufacturing process that saves water and energy, with no discharge into the environment. No polluting dyeing is used in the process.
The yarn is a bit stiff while working with it- which makes it an easy knit.  But once done- you wash it and WOW does it ever soften up! 
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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