Thursday, July 19, 2007

Successful Yarn Tasting!

The Yarn Tasting on Tuesday, July 10th, went very well. Everyone had a good time sampling the yarns, meeting new friends and eating a few refreshments. The overall mood of the evening was fun and excitement. From the overall response of the night, this event will happen again!!

Thirteen yarns were sampled. We had a rating system so we could find out what the favorites are. First a list of the yarns tasted: Noro Cotton Hill, Fleece from Knit One Crochet Too, Lorna's Laces Sock, Tao Silk from Colinette, Mission Falls Cotton, Rowan Cashsoft, Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon, Malabrigo Worsted, Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton, Be Sweet Bamboo, Mango Moon Bali Sky and Capelli, and Misti Alpaca Chunky.
The rating system was from 1 to 4. 4 being wonderful and 1 not so good. The categories were knit ability, touch and feel, Needle preference, and project recommendations.
The most interesting yarn rated was the Fleece by Knit One, Crochet Too!. It rated 1.6 for knit ability and then a 4 for touch and feel. So if you can stand knitting it the result is wonderful!
Runners up are: Lorna's Laces Sock with 3.75 in both knit ability and touch and feel and Be Sweet Bamboo with a 2.6 for knit ability and a 4 in touch and feel.
The winners received a 4 in both knit ability and touch and feel. They are: Toa Silk by Colinette, Cashsoft by Rowan, Malabrigo Worsted, Misti Alpaca Chunky, and Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton!
Overall needle preference seemed to be Addi Turbos.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

July and August Classes Updated

Entrelac Pillow - * Full *
Tuesday July 17th & 31st 5:30 to 7.30
It's time to add a new technique to your list of knitting skills and Chauntel's the one to do it! She will be teaching you about Entrelac while making a pillow for your home.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Material: Size 8 needles, three skeins of worsted weight yarn (she used Noro Kureyon)

Cost: $45:00

First Sock:
Thursday August 9th and 23rd 5:30 to 7:30

Learn what all the excitement is about knitting your own socks! Using double point needles Joanna will teach you the basic sock. Pattern is included.

Skill: Know the long tail cast on, knit and purl.

Homework: Follow the pattern for making the leg of the sock

Materials: Nashua Super wash worsted weight yarn and size 6 double point needles.

Cost: $45.00

To Market to Market *One space left *
Saturday August 11th and 18th 11:00 to 1:00

With fresh fruit and veggies at the Farmers Market this Market Bag is a must! Made with linen this bag is strong and light weight while getting softer with every wash. Pattern included.

Skill: Knit, Purl and long tail cast-on

Materials: One skein of Euro-Flax Linen, pattern, size 4 and 9 circular needles 24”.

Cost: $45.00

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Yarn Tasting

Our first Yarn Tasting will be held on
Tuesday, July 10
6:00-8:00 pm

Come sample some of our new yarns. You will receive eight to ten different yarns to sample, trail size of Soak Wool wash and a coupon for 20% off featured yarns. For fun we will rate the yarns and post the results on our Blog. Light refreshments will be served.
Space is limited to 15 people.
Bring various sized knitting needles.
Cost $ 15.00