E-News September 20th, 2019

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Its Fiber Fest Time

This 3rd annual event has grown dramatically for this year. The number of vendors has doubled! Check out the Facebook Page
See you this weekend in Macungie! Come visit us- TKE will be in the Quaking Aspen Pavilion with Joe Cole of What the Flock Yarns and Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits.
Then please consider heading to Bethlehem and The Knitter’s Edge!

An Evening with Louis Boria

I can’t express how wonderful this evening was. Louis Boria: Brooklyn Boy Knits is an amazing man! The Hat Not Hate program is so very close to his heart and he has a way of making it close to yours too. Every person in our audience felt the magic as I did. Thank you Louis for such a wonderful evening, and for exciting us about the future of the Hat Not Hate program. Watch for so much to come.

New from Arne & Carlos

The REGIA Design Line by ARNE & CARLOS entices with traditional „Norwegians“ effect in four new extraordinary color combinations. Thanks to the effect, you get a colorful highlight for your feet. 459 yds/100g
FREE sock patterns available.

New!! Aireado

Literally lighter than air! Made of soft baby alpaca, warm merino wool and nylon. The structure of Aireado is unique as the fibers are blown through an ultra-thin nylon tube with air creating an airy yarn with extraordinary yardage. Great for accessories, scarves, sweaters, cardigans and anything with cables! Made in Peru. 6 colors now- more coming next month.
An easy to knit vest- just 2 pieces.
A crochet vest that is so popular!
A shrug that can be sized larger or smaller- one piece easy knitting.
Aireado Textured Hat
Took less than a half hank of Aireado so you can make 2- one to keep and one for a gift! FREE Pattern.
Ridged Cowl
A true classic. Easy knitting in the round. Takes just one hank of Aireado. FREE Pattern.
Eyelet Cowl
Another one hank project. This fun eyelet knit will keep you interested.
FREE Pattern.

Register Now!

On Sunday October 13, Amanda and I will be leading another Knitting class at the Yoga Studio. This time we will be teaching Log Cabin Knitting (and crochet). Plan on combining two of your favorite things- Knitting and Yoga! (Wine is included so I guess that’s 3 things). Call Denise at Creative Actions Yoga to register. We would love to have you join us!
Rhinebeck Trips- SOLD OUT
Call to get your name on the wait list for either the Saturday (Oct 19) or Sunday (Oct 20) bus trip.


This Week’s Classes

 We have over 30 classes each week!
Upcoming Classes
Warping Lab with Lynn
Tuesday Oct 15 | 3:15 – 6:15pm
Ready to take the next step in your rigid heddle experience? Join us for a “Warping Lab” . You will plan and warp your own project. Weavers must have some experience with direct warping as this is not a “teaching how to warp” class. However, guidance will be available to assist and answer questions. Students will then complete their work at their own pace. Loom rental available for a fee of $10.00.
Class fee: $35.00.
Project materials are additional. Please call to register.
Needlefelting with Lauren
Saturday Sept 28 | 1-3pm
Join Lauren once more for the fun of needle felting. If you have never done this- you are in for a fun time. She has many samples to share- and her new owl is one of her best!
Please call to sign up.
Christmas Stockings with Eileen
Wednesdays | 4-6pm & 6:30 – 8:30pm
Don’t wait til December 15 to decide you need to knit a Christmas Stocking!
Now is the time to choose your pattern (we have many more), yarn, and colors and join Eileen on Wednesdays | 4 – 6pm and 6:30 – 8:30pm. Call to sign up!
Lets Play with Beads
Tuesday & Thursday evenings
6:30 – 8:30pm with Maggie
Join Maggie to try your first foray into the beading world!
Ironish starts at the tip of the right wing and works across to the tip of the left wing. The right wing has increases to get to the rectangular lace section, and the left wing uses decreases to bring your stitch count back down again.
Ironish plays with texture, an optional beaded edging and two colors of fingering weight yarn. Do we ever have a lot of fingering weight yarns- so your choices will be endless!
Please call to sign up. Other project ideas welcome as well such as Age of Brass & Steam shown here with Beads.
Find a great bead selection at
Owl Be Beading!– our favorite local beading shop.
Stockings with Julia
Mondays in September – 1-3pm
Knit up a Christmas Stocking before the December rush! Or Join Julia to work on any other project on Monday afternoons. More fun stuff coming in October! Please call to sign up.
Crochet Projects Class with Becky
Wednesdays- ongoing | 3:30 – 5:30pm
Join Becky in a weekly session to work on your crochet project- and we have loads of suggestions. Beginners through expert crocheters welcome!
This will be fun and educational!
Call to sign up. Shown here: Crochet Hitchhiker
New Beginner’s Class
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30pm with Regina
Regina’s class is finishing up their baby sweaters, where they learned so much about construction. Next project will be the Birthday Cake Cowl to be knit in almost any DK weight yarn. This will be a relaxing knit, while still a learning opportunity. FREE Pattern given out in class. Please call to sign up.
Birthday Cake Cowl shown here in Pendenza color drifting cotton.
Beginner & Intermediate Class- Knit & Crochet
Saturdays 1-3pm with Becky
Becky’s Saturday afternoon class has become a beginner-intermediate class- both knit & crochet, with a strong focus on techniques. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.
Please call to sign up.