July 16,  2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Our big news of the week is that Blue Heron yarns have arrived and they are spectacular!!  We purchased over 100 hanks this time- about double the amount we bought the last time- but if you remember how fast it went, you will want to get yourself in really, really soon to get the best selection.
Other big surprise is the substitute teachers that will be helping out this week and next- its gonna be fun...
Dee's Beaded Scarves
Beaded Scarf-real one 
We are also taking names for Dee's second beaded scarf class to be held on Thursday, July 29  from 1:00 - 3:00, as so many people said they could not come in the evening. 
You will need to come in a few days before class to get your yarn and learn about preloading the beads onto the yarn. You will need to preload 478 beads onto ball #1. 
What's New?
 New From Blue Ridge Yarns
We have just received a delightful collection of colors in a very soft merino sock yarn called Footprints.  Each yarn "Kit" contains a large hank of a handpainted colorway as well as a small hank of a coordinating solid to be used for heels and toes.  Make a pair of fun socks this summer.
 Whats on sale???
Llama Cotton Worsted 
New this week is Llama Cotton Worsted at closeout prices.  A very nice worsted weight version of Llama Cotton Grande- even softer too. 
2 hanks make up a nice small project- hat, cowl, or fingerless gloves.  Value priced this week at  $4.00 each.
All of the cottons on sale last week are still on sale- see the last newsletter for the LONG list! 
Note:  Fantasy Naturale is NOT still on sale.
Some Class News
Classes for this weekend
Week of July 13- July 17   
FRIDAY - July 16
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - DOUBLE KNITTING  & Toys w/ Marilyn
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - July 17
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 - Christmas Stocking w/ Eileen

Crochet continues next week!
 I crochet
 Next week Pat continues to teach Beginning Crochet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  The class is full, but there are still openings on the last Tuesday- July 27.  She will also be starting a daytime crochet class- all levels of crochetters welcome.  Class will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 - 12:00, BEGINNING NEXT WEEK- July 21.
For those in the class next Tuesday- July 20- please bring a size G or H hook if you have one,  We supply the yarn to start.  We also have hooks available at the shop for purchase.
PenquinHere is a simple beginner's project Pat will be starting real soon- he is a cute little guy crocheted with worsted weight yarn.  
If you are not signed up for a class yet- call soon cause we still have a few openings for July 27.
Blue Heron Has Arrived!
The owners of BLUE HERON YARN visited yesterday and left  us with a large pile of fantastic yarns. We have 3 yarns:  Rayon Metallic, Soft Twist Rayon, and Egyptian Mercerized Cotton (1000 yd hanks).   These are absolutely beautiful yarns and you will get the very best selection if you can make it in as soon as possible.
Rayon Metallic
Rayon Metallic
Egyptian Mercerized Cotton
Egyptian Mercerized Cotton
Soft Twist Rayon
Soft Twist Rayon2 
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects
Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Washcloths on the Couch with JoAnne

Turn back TimeDue to popular demand, I will now be doing a washcloth class every Tuesday evening.  Truth is, I tried to cancel this past week due to 3 large classes being conducted that night, but my washcloth knitters showed up anyway.  I am so glad they can't take no for an answer.  So, from now on every Tuesday evening there will be a washcloth class on the couch and I promise you some great projects will be coming up! 

Next week we will be doing the cloth shown here, or a simpler version for the beginners present.  Bring size 7 double pointed needles and you will eventually need a 24" circular size 7.  A 16" circular size 7 would be a help, but not necessary.  Also needed are 4 stitch markers.

Thursday July 22 10:00-12:00 PM
 Washcloths with JoAnne
 BSjacket rawThis is a washcloth????
This is a photo of the project we will be starting next week.  It may look like a blob now, but will folds up to become a baby sweater!  This is Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket.  A wonderful project and the washcloth class is ready for it.  3 balls of a self striping yarn called Duo Plus will make this sweater.  Yarn is a 50/50 blend of cotton and wool and it is soft as can be.  Duo Plus is available in 6 colors and specially priced at $5.00 a ball.  Join us next Thursday morning to start this sweater.  It will take a few weeks to finish it so we will still feature a washcloth each week to add variety to the class.  Bring a 24" needle size 5 or 6, and  2 removable stitch markers ( the little plastic safety pins work great!) for the sweater. 
PS:  Next week I will show you what the sweater looks like finished.
Saturdays-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Plus any other Eileen class times
Fair Isle Stocking with Eileen
    Fair Isle Stocking
Eileen's Saturday afternoon Sock class is a Christmas in July stocking class this month.  Bring size 6 DPNS, or 2 circulars.  

Use the 2 handed Fair Isle techniques you learned for Linda Miller to speed up your Fair Isle work! 

There is still time to make your own Christmas stocking.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  This stocking project has been so well received that Eileen has expanded it to be available in any of her classes.    We have the yarn and the pattern- just bring the needles.
Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM and
Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Steph's class with Marilyn- This week only! 
double knitted bunnyThis week, Steph is away on vacation, so Marilyn will be doing her Friday morning class.  She decided to offer everyone a new technique- Double Knitting!  This mini bunny is made using this technique.   Bring your own yarn- or use ours. Here is the info:
Small amount of worsted weight yarn + a pair of size 5 or 6 needles 
Small amount of DK yarn + a pair of size 3 needles
To make this little bunny, you can learn a NEW SKILL, one version of double knitting that creates a pouch without any seams.  It is easy to do -- just knit 1, slip 1...  that's it!!! 
You can also work on one of Steph's orther projects- in either of her classes- Wednesday afternoon or evening with Eileen (this week only!) or Friday mornings with Marilyn.
Steph's fair Isle Tam
Steph is once again teaching this Fair Isle Tam Class- Knit in Cleckheaton Country 8 Ply- this hat never uses more than 2 colors in a row.  With a great sale price on this yarn- you can knit this beauty at a very good price with some wonderful yarn.
You can also start working on a hedgehog like Steph made.   
PS:  I will be doing Steph's Wednesday classes next week!  Warning, warning...
Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Rambling Rows Afghan with Diana
Diamna's rambling rowsDiana has started the Rambling Rows Afghan pattern by Cottage Creations.  The entire line of Cottage Creations patterns are  wonderful designs to knit.  Work with Diana on your own version of this classic.
WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!
Last week for Expression
EXPRESSION- $5.00 each - great value, great yarn!!
Expression- Ball 
Expression is a bulky weight roving blend of Wool and Acrylic.  The colors are extraordinary!    2 balls will make a hat or cowl.  Several patterns available at the shop .  Garments on display.
Start your Christmas knitting with a fast project.  Good for beginners as well as experienced knitters.
In Closing...
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JoAnne Turcotte
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Bethlehem, PA. 
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