June 16,  2010
This Week at
The Knitter's Edge
I am sorry this email is late, but very late Monday night, Amanda and I got back from TNNA Columbus.  This was a wholesale show for the Yarn industry.  We got to see all kinds of new things- new yarns, needles, techniques, and trends.  Over the next couple of months, all the great stuff we bought will be showing up at the shop.    I think you will be pleased with what the future will bring.
One funny note:  Remember I said that we were going to get some new toys?  Well there was a booth there that had a sign that read "Toy Dept".  Boy were there ever a bunch of people shopping there.  I guess everyone likes new knitting toys.
Some Class News
For this week- we offer the following classes:  
Week of June 15-19
TUESDAY  - June 15
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Kathy
10:00 - 12:00 -General Knitting with Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - General Knit & Crochet with 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 Miller
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting w/ Linda J.
6:30 - 8:30 - My First Lace Chart with Milly
6:30 - 8:30- Washcloths on the couch w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Design your Own Sweater w/ Pat
1:00 - 3:00 - Entrelac Shawl & 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 w/ Steph
6:30 - 8:30 - Knitting for Beginners with Jean
10:00 - 12:00- Beginning Knitters' Class w/ Eileen
10:00 - 12:00 - Washcloth class with JoAnne
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting w/ Eileen
3:30 - 5:30 -- Charity Knitting Time
6:30 - 8:30 -- Knitting for Kids with Marilyn
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Linda M
6:30 - 8:30 - General Knitting with Diana
FRIDAY - June 18
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
SATURDAY - June 19
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 - June Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - June Socks  w/ Pat

My First Lace Chart Class
The My First Lace Chart Classes were a huge success.  We have asked Milly to return in July with another set of lace shart classes.  This time it will involve a lace sampler scarf.   This will be a 4 week class- one week for each lace section.  Watch for news on this class.
Thank you Milly for a great project. 
World Wide Knit in Public Week
kudo shawl
WWKiP day has become WWKiP week.  All week long- between June 12 - June 20 please take your knitting with you and knit in Public!  Then write to us and tell us where you knit.  Maybe we will come up with a prize for the wildest place!!! 
On Sale This Week
Amalfi cotton blend by Debbie Bliss on sale this week 20% off
 This is an absolutely lovely cotton blend- light and airy for the summer.
Also please take a look a few other cottons we have on sale right now:
 Mission Falls bag
Mission Falls cotton for a textured market bag,
South American Cotton Punta's South American Cotton which knits up beautifully in the 5 hour baby sweater (remember: really 10 hours).
Lyndon Hill
Lyndon Hill fingering weight cotton for the spiral potato chip scarf,
LLama cotton grande sweaterLlama Cotton Grande- a soft blend is also sale priced for the REAL 5 hour baby sweater.  
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Saturday June 19  1:00 - 3:00 PM
June Sock with Eileen
 Eileen's June Sock
Eileen is working on her June sock.   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 19  1:00 - 3:00 PM
 June Sock with Pat 
Lotus SockPat is working on her new June Sock with her Saturday sock 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.
Pat's entrelac shawl 





This is Pat's actual shawl; knit with just one ball of Ty-Dy sock yarn.

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
SIGN UP  NOW!!! Just 3 seats left
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
Thursday June 17- 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Washcloth with JoAnne
This week we will be doing a new coaster. This is great summer knitting and it will keep all that condensation off of your table!   This one has 2 versions and only takes about an hour to complete.
Please bring size 7 double pointed needles
Marilyn's Summer Schedule

NOTE:  Last week- Saturday, June 12 Marilyn held her Saturday kid's class- next Saturday afternoon class will be June 26.
square needles 
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 (starting June 23).  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. 
In the first daytime kids class Marilyn will be having the kids make their own needles- from chopsticks!!
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 12.
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!
What's in the Swimming Pool?
We are sorry, but we were just too tired last night to put out something new so for one more week the pool will be full of Baby RImini!
For just one more week- we are offering 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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