June 4, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Thursday's class on Lace was a hit.  Everyone coming out of the class said they had learned a lot and they enjoyed and appreciated the more educational approach.  This will continue as more classes are added for this summer.
Learning is what we want to be all about.  Join us- we will take you far.
Some Class News
For this weekend- we offer the following classes:  
Week of June 1-5   
FRIDAY - June 4
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knitting and Toys w/ Steph
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Goodies for Beginners  w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 -New June Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - New June Sock (LOTUS) w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Kids class with Marilyn
My First Lace Chart Class
Milly's first class with us was held on Thursday morning- it was fabulous!  Everyone loved her- great personality and great teaching ability.  Everyone learned a lot about lace structure, and got started on their own scarf. 
If you missed the first class, the same session will be held next Tuesday evening from 6:30 - 8:30.  There are still openings in this class, but call soon.    Part 2 of these classes will be next Thursday morning 10:00 - 12:00 and Tuesday,  June 15-- 6:30 - 8:30.
The new My First Lace Chart Classes with our new teacher Milly will be held on Thursday mornings June 3, and 10, and on Tuesday evenings June 8, and 15. 
Milly's scarf 
Bring paper and pen to take notes and size 8 needles- straight ones are fine.  You will need 2 balls of yarn- either Pure Pima by Berocco or Somerset by Plymouth.  We have both yarns in a wide range of colors.
We have information available at the shop on the Afghan Challenge.  Come in and pick up a sheet.  I will soon be holding additional class sessions on designing your own square.
The Challenge is for each shop to knit 20 afghan squares out of Encore Worsted- each a 12" square.  These 20 best squares will be judged on their creativity, beauty, etc.  Then, 20 overall winners will be chosen from the 40 squares provided by the 2 shops.  The shop that has the most "winning squares" will receive a pizza party provided by the losing shop.  All squares will be sewn into afghans to be auctioned off for charity.  Our charity of choice is Turning Point.    All squares must be knit out of Encore Worsted- fall palette colors.  Each will take less than 1 ball of yarn.  All entries must be in by July 17.
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Saturday June 5  1:00 - 3:00 PM
New June Sock with Eileen
 Eileen's June Sock
Eileen will start her new June Sock this Saturday afternoon.  Her sock will get you ready for the big holiday in July.  The yarn is self striping- red, white, and blue colors.  She also has a little girl's sock in the works for everyone. 
Saturday June 5  1:00 - 3:00 PM
New June Sock with Pat 
Lotus SockPat will be starting her new June Sock with her Saturday socks class.  This sock is called Lotus from the Joy of Socks book.  It looks like an easy yet interesting sock with scallops and fans.  It will work up nicely in any sock weight yarn- solid, semisolid, or handpaint. 
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
New Entrelac Shawl with Pat
Entrelac shawlPat  is taking on another new project this month- an entrelac triangular shawl called Dianna.  She is knitting her shawl with Ty-Dy Sock and so far the colors are working out very well- with each color run in the yarn working up about 2 blocks of the entrelac so the colors are looking like an ever changing display of diamonds.  The leaf motif in each block adds a wonderful lace detail.


Fridays 10:00 - 12:00
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Class with Steph
Here is Steph's next toy project -  a cute little hedgehog- far less dangerous than her last toy- the fire breathing dragon! 
Here is what he looks like right now- before felting- and he will be a lot cuter very soon!  please help Steph name this little guy- send us your ideas.
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Steph's new Felted French Slippers
Steph has knit and felted these slippers for herself and now she would like to help all of you do the same.  They are not at all difficult- working up quickly. Join Steph in either class session to make these for yourself or for someone as a great gift.
Tuesday, June 22  4:00 - 6:00, and 6:30 - 8:30 PM
2 Handed Fair Isle Class with Linda Miller
fair isle hat
It has been awhile since we have held this class.  It has continually been a huge hit.  Over 4 hours, you will learn to work Fair Isle with 2 hands.  Mastering the technique will open many doors for you in the Fair Isle world of knitting.
There is homework- you must get your hat started so that the entire 4 hours can be used learning the technique, and working the actual Fair Isle portion.
Stop in to sign up and pick up your yarn and your homewrk.  This class usually fills up so call soon to reserve your spot.  Class limited to 10 students
Look what our knitters can do!

Rebekah's frog 
Rebekah made this frog- he's a cutie! 
Amanda's Elephant
Amanda knit this elephant for Grandma
Marilyn's Summer Schedule

Marilyn will be teaching several classes each week with us this summer.  An additional kid's class will be held every Wednesday morning 10:00 - 12:00.  This class time is a very nice one as any mothers who wish to knit can attend Pat's class held at the same time.  Marilyn will still be holding her Thursday evening Kids class from 6:30 - 8:30 every Thursday and her every other Saturday afternoon class- 1:00 - 3:00 beginning this Saturday, June 5.
Marilyn's Hobby HorseA big addition for us which has all of us excited is that Marilyn will be teaching an adult class each week as well!  This will begin Thursday, June 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 (note the time).  Her first project will be an  American Girl Doll Sweater.  She also has some other ideas up her sleeve like this felted Hobby Horse.  Can't wait to see him once he is felted and attached to a stick!
Lyndon Hill & the Spiral Scarf
Make a Spiral Scarf fast!  And boy is this been selling fast!  The other name for this scarf is the Potato chip scarf since you can't knit just one!  Guess its true!
Lyndon HillLyndon Hill- on sale this week for only $5.00 a hank!  We have a large stock of this in many different spring/summer colors = so pick up several.
Spiral ScarfThis lovely spiral scarf is knit out of Lyndon Hill- an 85% Pima Cotton 15% Silk fingering weight yarn.  Pattern is free with the purchase of just 1 hank.  A mere 218 yards is all you need- works up easy & works up fast.  It is truly a delicate summery fling thing.
 Free pattern at the shop
What's in the Swimming Pool?
This week we are happy to announce a very special sale on Baby Rimini- a chunky/bulky weight poofy yarn in baby colors- perfect for a really fast baby blanket.  Just 4 balls makes a nice corner to corner baby throw- in no time at all.  Move up to 6 balls to make it a bit larger.
All Baby Rimini will be priced at $2.00 a ball!
Free patterns available. 
Baby Rimini


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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