December 10, 2010
This Weekend at
The Knitter's Edge
Dear Marian,

To Get you into the Christmas Spirit- a joke:

Why do Christmas trees make terrible knitters?

Because they always drop their needles.
(you can thank Marilyn for this one!)

The Mitten Tree is Up!



Mittens for this Saturday Class:  Mittens for Me!!! 
This is the last week to bring in you mittens for inclusion in the mitten contest.   
On December 18 we will choose the winners, but even after that date- keep bringing those mittens in- the tree is quite full but there is always room for one more pair. 
We will continue to accept mittens for the kids through January.  There are over 400 students in this elementary school and we want to keep as many hands warm as we can.  I was told that the vast majority of the students are walkers so keeping these mittens are really needed.

our mitten tree We have several free patterns for mittens- Just in and ask.

Our Mitten Tree is beginning to look full, but if you keep bringing them, we will find room for them.  More are needed!

So what is New?


Even though it is so very close to Christmas- we still are getting new stuff. 
 New Jitterbug Yarn
jitterbug yarn
Wait until you see this new yarn call Jitterbug!    100% merino- DK weight.  Great for socks or scarves & shawls.   Absolutely incredible colors, and what a soft springy hand.   Wonderful tight twist.  A must see!   
Tree ornament
snowman ornament

We are doing some fun kits this week- ultra easy and ultra fast to knit.  These garter stitch Christmas tree ornaments can also be used as gift tags.    Available at a very low price.  Stop by and pick up a few!
First Time on Sale

Blue Heron
 Sale ends Saturday!!!
Blue Heron Yarn- you know these yarns-
        you LOVE these yarns. 
Now get them on sale at 20% off!  This is unprecidented! 
We have a large inventory of Blue Heron- all on sale this weekend only!!
Linda's Rayon Metallic Shawl

Rayon Metallic-- a lovely Glitzy yarn in beautiful hand painted colorways.  


Soft Twist Rayon2

Soft Twist Boucle is a super soft rayon with a lovely drape.

Egyptian Mercerized Cotton
Egyptian Mercertized cotton- more great colorways- 1000 yards of fingering weight cotton. Absolute luxury!

So what else is on sale???

Specials for This Week: Sale ends Saturday!!
strickwear C
ALL STRICKWEAR Kits- 25% off- these are incredible kits that contain the many colors of lace weight merino wool to create a one of a kind scarf, shawl, or cape.

100% ANGORA! 
Angora Ball
We have a lovely Beret as last week's Countdown to Christmas pattern.  To go with this- we have put all of this yarn on sale at  just $5.00 each!  So for only $15.00 you can have a pure Angora Beret- what luxury.



Capriccio-  $5.00 each!
Capricio Scarf


Glitz is back!  And with this multicomponent yarn you get it in the softest fashion possible.  2 balls makes a beautiful Scarf- easy knitting on big needles.  At only $5.00 a ball- this is a real steal!  I am finishing up a Cowl- 2 balls- Loosely cast on 60 sts on a 16" size 15 needle.  Work in k3-p3 until almost out of yarn.  Bind off LOOSELY.









JUST REDUCED!!!  NOW 40% off!!!
marshmallowssmallI am sure you remember this fun yarn.  Make a one ball Scarf in less than 1 hour-  Marshmallow is now 40% off - so now only $6.00 each!  Until its all gone!  100% nylon- washable & dryable.
Sax bags- on Sale 20% off. 
Sax bag
These great bags- with a luxury look and great large interior are now 20% off.  These bags make terrific holiday gifts for yourself, or for a fellow knitter.  Many colors to choose from.




Stuffed catYou have all seen them- absolutely adorable cats, dogs, lambs, bears, and plenty more.  This weekend they are all 10% off.

This Weekend's Class List

Week of December 7 - December 11


FRIDAY - December 10
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00- 12:00 - General Knits with Debra
1:00 - 3:00 - Beginning Knitting with Debra
1:00 - 3:00 - General Knitting with Pat
SATURDAY - December 11
10:00 - 12:00 -- General Knitting with Pat
10:00 - 12:00 - Adult Mittens w/ JoAnne
10:00 - 12:00 - Beginning Knitting with Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - December Socks w/ Eileen
1:00 - 3:00 - December Socks w/ Pat

Countdown to Christmas

Stop in to see our Advent style calendar for our countdown. Each week a new pattern will be presented free for a new gift idea.
Mega headband
Countdown to Christmas! 
Encore Mega Headband

We are getting down to the last couple of weeks - so speed becomes an important issue now.  This super fast headband is just the kind of project for these last weeks- one ball, and maybe 2 hours is all you will need. There is still time to make several before Christmas. 
All of our Encore Mega is on sale this week in the pool!  This free pattern- as well as several other free patterns for Mega- is available with the purchase of the yarn. 
Highlights of upcoming classes and projects

PLEASE REMEMBER all classes are $6.00- Cash only please

General Knitting classes - work on your own project if you wish!


Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Beginners & other Knitters with Debra


Debra has so quickly turned into one terrific teacher!  So terrific that we have asked her to do another regular class for us- on Friday afternoons.  We ask all beginners to give this class time a try.  Debra is very patient and very knowledgeable.  She will take you far!  All knitters are welcome- especially beginners.


NOTE!!!!  Debra is our teacher who presented the Moebius cast on technique.  If you join one of her Friday Classes she will teach you the cast on too!!



Saturday Afternoons 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Socks Socks Socks!!!  

Flying Saucer socks
Pat and Eileen will be working on a new pair of Socks for the month of December.  This month Pat will be working on nthe socks shown here knit out of our new Flying Saucer Sock yarn.  Join them to have some fun and make a pair. 

Coming in January:  A weekday Sock class! 
Wednesdays 4:00 - 6:00 PM = SOCKS
Watch for more info


Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM and 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Stocking Ornaments with Linda J

Linda's Stockings

Join Linda on Tuesdays for some fast and fun knitted stockings.  These miniatures can be knit in either DK or worsted weight yarn.  They make a wonderful ornament or gift tie.  Bring size 3 needles for DK weight yarn, or size 5 or 6 needles for worsted weight.  Yarn is available for purchase at the shop.

Wednesday afternoons- 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday Morning 10:00 - 12:00

Mittens For Me!! with JoAnne & Eileen- Open to Knitters of all levels

maplewood mittens
Cabled Cuff Mittens

Many of us have knit mittens for the kids- for our mitten tree.
Well now its time to knit some mittens for ME!!  I have 2 great patterns as well as a very simple beginners pattern. If you want to knit mittens- these 2 class times are for you.  Bring double pointed needles size 6.  Worsted Weight yarn available at the Shop for either mittens.
Join us either on Wednesday afternoons or on Saturday mornings this month. 
NOTE:  Bring size 7 straight needles for a real beginners pair.

Saturday Mornings 10:00 - 12:00 Noon
Terrific Beginners class with Eileen.

There is no one better at starting new knitters on the right path.  If you know someone who wants to learn- bring them in on a Saturday morning for Eileen's class.


Thursday Night  December 16  6:30 - 8:30 PM
Lace Work with Milly

Milly's mitts
Milly has knit up this lovely pair of Fingerless Mitts- easy yet dramatic lacework.  Milly used Manos Silk Blend - only 1 hank needed for these mitts.  Join Milly next week and knit up a pair before the holidays!


Tuesday evening 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Crochet with Lisa
Lisa's ornaments
Join Lisa next week for crochetting up these cute little ornaments. Join Lisa every Tuesday evening for some great crochet work!


Saturday December 18-- 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Kid's Class with Marilyn
Marilyn's Saturday Kids Class will NOT meet this Saturday, but will meet NEXT SATURDAY DECEMBER 18  1:00 - 3:00 PM. 

 Washcloths on the Couch class on Tuesdays- 6:30 - 8:30 PM and  and Thursday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 PM
snowman cloth
Next week we will be doing an easy Cloth- a big fast snowman!
Join me for either class session- Bring size 6 needles if you knit loose, and size 7 if you knit tight.  I will supply everything else.








WOW!  Look whats in the Pool!



ENCORE MEGA is BACK!!-- Only $5.00 a ball!
MegaLast year we featured Encore Mega for the many, many hats we all knit for the Homeless.  During that time, many knitters developed a love for this super quick to knit acrylic-wool blend.  It works up at 2 sts to the inch on size 15 needles- now that is fast!  We have several patterns available- including a few new ones.   Stop  by and pick up a few balls and a few patterns.  The pool is overflowing! 

Encore Mega CowlThese cowls take only 2 balls of Encore Mega and are fast to knit.  A great last minute gift for anyone on your list.

New Mega cowl 
These Cowls are very warm around the ears.   Great for Winter walks.
We also have free patterns for fast socks and a super quick baby sweater- all for Encore Mega!
Stock up now on Encore Mega for Hats for the Homeless-- coming in January 2011
In Closing...

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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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Bethlehem, PA. 
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