Saturday, April 23, 2011


“For I remember it is Easter morn,
And life and love and peace are all new born.”
  Alice Freeman Palmer (1855-1902)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Class Additions

First Sweater
Thursday 4-28th, 5-5th & 19th                                    5:30 to 7:30

 The Split Neck T Shirt Sweater is a very versatile and great first time sweater to make!  The simple raglan sleeve top down design looks great with jeans. It is knitted in worsted weight yarn and is a must for a summer evening walk on the beach or the Douglas Preserve (aka Wilcox property), or dress it up by using a more luxurious yarn and head off to a nice dinner.  
Homework:  Gauge swatch
Skill: Knit & purl, read a pattern
Materials:  Pattern, worsted weight yarn, stitch markers, needles

Reversible Lace Shrug
Saturday May 7th & 14th                                       2:00 to 4:00

This flattering lace shrug starts with a simple rectangle then joined together so that the remainder of the shrug is knit in the round.  The rolled shawl collar and flared bottom are created by increases which widen the shrug so it can be worn with the sides falling gentle open or closed with a shawl pin.  We are using Noro Retro, a beautiful yarn with wool, angora and silk.
Skill: Knit & purl, read a pattern
Materials:  Pattern, Noro Retro yarn, scrap yarn,  size 10 needles

Welted Fingerless gloves
Saturday June 4th & 11th                                 11:00 to 1:00

Learning how to use double point needles (DPN’s) can be frustrating so we want to teach you how by making these simple and adorable fingerless gloves.  They are fun to personalize with some color work or a little bling.
Homework:  Gauge swatch with larger needle size (US6)
Skill: Knit & purl, read a pattern
Materials:  Pattern, one skein of Manos Silk Blend yarn, two sets of DPN's needles, stitch markers

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Note of Thanks

Debee Wachtel who picks up and delivery's all the wonderful hats and scarfs that have been knitted by our Central Coast knitters to Operation Gratitude shared a "note of thanks" she received  from a soldier with me that I want to share with you.  

"My platoon has received a few of the scarves in care packages and I know for a fact that I have taken them out on a few patrols when the weather gets cold.  Although it may sound a little stupid, it does make the guys and myself feel good to know that there are people back in the states that haven't forgotten about us.  Again just a thanks to everyone for their hard work and getting us some warm winter scarves"
V/R LT. Lawrence M. Wilson

Debee drops by the store every other month to pick up the items so please feel free to come by anytime with them and if we're not here slip them through the mail slot.  :-)

Our Knitters ROCK!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

*Madelinetosh has arrived* 

Do you have a project picked out for one or maybe two of these wonderful yarns? If not, may we suggest in Tosh Sock the Churchmouse Linen Scarf, Coraline by Ysolda Teague in Pashmina, one skein of Tosh Merino will make Jared Floods Koolhaas Hat and Tosh Vintage for the tried and true Tea Leaves Cardigan. We have a beautiful range of colors just waiting for you to choose from.