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February 14, 2017

More Afghan Ideas for February

The largest Encore-a bulky weight fast knit.

Arequipa Worsted is Superwash Merino and Silk- Luscious!
A 2ply Highland Wool - slightly textured.
Encore Dynamo Log Cabin Throw

A colorful striping cousin of Encore.
Appalachian Baby Afghan 

This baby Afghan Kit comes in pink and blue.  All organic cotton- made in USA.

Yarn of the Week- 10% off- 
on sale 2/14/17 to 2/20/17
Filatura Di Crosa Superior

A supersoft blend of cashmere, silk, and merino, perfect for lace and all fine knitting projects. The luxurious quality of this fine, brushed yarn is echoed in its sophisticated palette of solid colors.

Superior Cowl- FREE at TKE

Just one ball of Superior Cashmere/Silk Blend will knit up into this featherweight cowl. 

A classic that can be knit with 1-2 balls of Superior. So very soft and light.

 And now for a Public Service Announcement 

The cold dry air of February can cause your hands to get very dry and rough; and can even cause cracks to develop.  Rough hands can cause your knitting work to fuzz & pill.  And those cracks- well they just plain hurt!
I have just found O'Keeffe's Working Hands - and it really does work- helping with the dryness and the cracking.  Plus, its not greasy at all so you can keep on knitting!
Just my PSA for the day...  

Ravelry Ideas
For Crocheters- ALL FREE

We suggest Encore Chunky.
Southern Diamonds Poncho - FREE

Madelinetosh Sport for this one.
Fights On Shawl - FREE

We have about 40 colors in Cleo cotton that will work so well in this pattern.

What's New?

Joe Cole of What The Flock yarns has created a Yarn color of the month. February is Katy Perry Month. January was Chaka Khan.

This January colorway from Joe is absolutely STUNNING!  
The Yak content lends brown undertones to the purple, turquoise & gold.  Wow does that ever give these color depth!  
Chaka Khan colorway-- my personal favorite.

New Knitting Bags from Thailand have just arrived. Several new styles and colorways available. Carry your projects in style!

New February Cloth Kits- 
Make one of these washcloths with Fantasy Naturale

Each kit contains 50g Fantasy Naturale and a bar of A Natural Alternative Soap in the new scent Sandlewood Rose. 

New Classes

Needle Felting- Saturday, Feb 18 -- 1-3pm with Lauren

Join Lauren for another great Saturday of needle felting.  Call to sign up please.

Our next Open Weaving Night is Monday Feb 20   6:30 - 8:30pm
Please call to sign up. 
This is a FREE event

Come spend the evening with other weavers and with your weaving teachers.  See what others are working on, and maybe get some ideas for your own work  We will also be doing a demo or two to show you some new techniques. 
Come join us.  
Remember its a FREE evening of Weaving!

Beginning Brioche with JoAnne
Tuesday Feb 14 6:30 - 8:30pm

Learn to work Brioche while making  2-3 color cowl.  
Yarn: Purchase 2-100g hanks of Ella Rae Superwash Merino Chunky for a 2 color cowl, or 
3-50g balls of Rialto Chunky (see pool info below) for a 3 color cowl. You need to bring a 24" size 10.5 circular needle, and 1 stitch marker.

Weaving 101 with Lynn
Tues. 2/21 & 2/28-- 3:30 - 6:30pm

Learn to weave a scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom.
Class Fee includes all materials, and loan of the 15" Cricket loom, plus 6 hours of lesson.  Call for more details and to register.

Advanced Cast ons & Bind offs
Monday, Feb 20  1-3pm with JoAnne

Join me to learn several more advanced cast on & bind off techniques such as provisional cast ons and kitchener stitch to name just two.  This class is for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters.  
Bring size 8 or 9 needles- double points and straights.

Call to sign up
Beginning Wednesday Feb 8
1-3pm   Crochet with Debra Field

Debra's class will be participating in the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" donation of preemie and newborn hats.  They have chosen 3 patterns to work with.  These free patterns will be available at class.  Bring hooks size G-I. 
100% cotton or acrylic yarns such as Dreambaby DK, Comfort, Eco Baby Cotton, or Cotton Supreme are appropriate for use.


What's in the Pool?

Rialto Chunky- 40% off

Chunky Merino Superwash- 33% off

Lots of colors of both are available


My Brioche Cowl

I knit my latest Brioche cowl (Hester's Cowl by Lori Versaci) with just 3 balls of Rialto Chunky- 1 ball each color.
Ella Rae Show Me Hat- FREE

Just one hank of Ella Rae Chunky Merino Superwash is all you need to knit up this FREE hat pattern. Embellish it with a great Pompon!


This Week's Classes


Click on the link to get the full weekly schedule of classes- we have

over 30 classes each week!  

About Us
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Check out our extensive list of classes.
I know you will find one you will enjoy... and remember, 
there is never a commitment.  Try one class, or several, it's your choice.
JoAnne Turcotte
We are located at:
1601 West Broad St
Bethlehem, PA. 
Our Store Hours are:
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 9:30 - 9:00
Fri/Sat/Mon: 9:30 - 4:00
Closed Sundays