The KnittingFairy August 2014 Calendar and Newsletter are out!
. Errata: The email newsletter says the drop spinning class is Saturday, August 24. The correct date is SUNDAY, August 24.
We will be closed this Sunday for Mother’s Day. My family is taking me out for the day. The rest of the week will be regular business hours.
See you soon!
So, this is May! Wow.
Today, May 1st was our official Spin-in for the month, however we have decided that we love spinning so much that we are going to open our classroom every Thursday evening for anyone who wishes to come and spin. It’s not an official class, just a place where we can gather and enjoy being together.
Sunday May 4th we will have Rose from Creative Touch doing chair massage from 12-5pm You can call the shop to reserve your time in advance or just come by and sign up. The massages are $1/minute. This is our last month with Rose as she is moving to Pennsylvania, but I am very pleased to announce that Misty Urech will be taking over! Misty will be on hand Sunday so that you can meet her and she will be her on the first Sunday of the month most months from here on. I’ll be sure to announce things.
Sunday May 11th is Mother’s Day and the shop will be closed so that I can go to Scarborough Faire with my family.
Regular business hours will apply the rest of the week.
Saturday May 17th we will have an Introduction to knitting lace with charts class from 1-4pm. The cost of this class is $35 which includes the patterns for 3 different scarves you can make. There is no homework but there are materials you will need to provide.
We will not have any special hours or closings for Memorial Day. We will be open on Sunday like normal and we are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
As always, we appreciate our customers and we are always happy to see you at Knitting Fairy!
Saturday brought 130 pounds of new yarns, some for spring and some for fall! This is a crazy, mixed-up year.
We have totally restocked our Cascade Sunseeker, Pinwheel and Ultra Pima after DFWFiberFest.
We have also restocked from Plymouth: Kudo, Jeannee, Colorando, from Classic Elite Chalet, Chateau. Seedling, Silky Alpaca Lace and from Universal Yarn Saki Silk, Saki Bamboo.
New yarns are arriving in droves this month, starting with Linen Concerto Gold Rush, Eros II and Cashmere Passion from Plymouth Yarns. I’ve already knitted a cowl of of Cashmere Passion and a breezy summer scarf out of Eros and Gold Rush held together. I’m going to put long fringe on it later today and it will be spectacular!
I’m expecting a shipment any day now from Made in America Yarns and Classic Elite and I’m meeting with more reps this week.
Happy Easter! Our shop will be closed on Sunday, April 20th in observance of the holiday.
We will be open for regular business hours next week.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Tomorrow, Sunday April 6th, we will have our regular Stitchin’ at the Studio from 1-5pm. The shop is open 12-5pm and Rose from Creative Touch will be doing chair massage from 12-5, $1/minute. Call the shop to reserve your time or come by and get on the list.
NEXT week, April 12th we will have a class with Mary from Butterfly Girl Designs. Mary is teaching drop spinning from 1-3pm
Beginning Drop Spinning – 2 hours – class limit 5
Have you ever wondered how yarn was made? Have you ever wanted to try spinning it yourself? Come to this class and learn the basics of spinning yarn with a drop spindle.
(optional) Kit fee $30: (includes drop spindle and 4 ounces of fiber) – If you don’t wish to purchase the kit, you may bring drop spindle weighing more than an ounce and 4 ounces of wool to class
On Sunday, April 13th we will have our next Build-A-Batt day with Mary. Come by anytime from 12-5 and let Mary help you create your very own custom batt (or two…) out of her stock of fantastic spinning fibers. Cost depends on how much you card up!
On Saturday, April 19th we will have a book signing with Geri Lowry, author of The Rats of Grandville. (you may have met Geri in our FiberFest booth, now you can come a visit with her a bit more!) We have copies of both the first AND the second books. Hopes are that the third book will be released by the end of 2014.
On Saturday April 26th and May 3rd we will have another edition of our ever-popular “Don’t Despair, Repair!” class from 1-3pm. This class is $30 and you will spend two days learning MANY ways to repair just about anything that can go wrong with your knitting – both while it is still on the needles and after the whole thing is said and done. There is homework, and only 1 spot remains open so call the shop today to claim it!