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KnittingFairy August 2014 Calendar and Newsletter

  • Posted on July 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm

The KnittingFairy August 2014 Calendar and Newsletter are out!

Printable Calendar

Email Newsletter
. Errata: The email newsletter says the drop spinning class is Saturday, August 24. The correct date is SUNDAY, August 24.

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Shop Happenings: July 2014

  • Posted on June 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm

July is a very busy month here at Chez Fairy. First and foremost, our holiday hours will be as follows:
Wednesday July 2nd: Regular hours, 12-5
Thursday July 3rd: Shortened hours, 1-5pm – NO NIGHT CLASS
Friday July 4th: Closed
Saturday July 5th: Regular hours, 12-5pm
Sunday July 6th: Regular Hours, 12-5pm
We are always closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Happy and safe Fourth of July!

And, speaking of four… WE ARE FOUR! Yes, Knitting Fairy will be celebrating it’s fourth birthday on Saturday July 12th, 12-5pm. We are having a bbq party! Bring your knitting friends, maybe a lawn chair, of course you knitting and come join us! We have lovely shade out our back door most all day long. Knitting Fairy will provide hot dogs, chips and cold drinks. And cake, there must be cake! You are welcome to contribute if you wish, but it is not necessary. Just bring yourselves and join us in celebrating 4 WONDERFUL years!

On July 13th from 12-5pm Mary from Butterfly Girl Designs is offering Build A Batt. This is a great opportunity for spinners to come blend up custom colorways and for knitters to learn more about what goes into your yarn! There is no charge to attend, any batt you create is sold by the ounce.

SOCKS! You asked for it and we are offering another Top Down Sock class on Saturday July 19, 26 and August 2nd from 10am to Noon. You will be making socks from the top down in this class, you can use dpns, 2 circs or magic loop- whatever floats your boat! You will need to purchase supplies for this class in addition to the class fee.
Cost: $45 (this is a three session class)
Instructor: Alissa

Amy’s Felted Flower Class
Saturday July 19th 1-3pm
Cost: $55 (includes kit)
Instructor: Amy
Come learn how to create beautiful embellished flowers with the wet felting process. NO KNITTING OR CROCHET needed, no experience necessary! During this 3 hour class you will create a one of a kind flower from start to finish. It is the perfect way to begin your adventures in wet felting.

Spinning Silk Hankies
Sunday July 20th 2-4pm
Cost: $20 plus the cost of your materials (available here or bring your own)
Instructor: Mary
This class will teach you to create lovely silk yarns from hand dyed silk hankies. You can use either a drop spindle or a wheel but you should already know spinning basics to take this class.

Introduction to Lace Knitting (with charts)
This is a repeat of our sold out class from earlier this year. In this class we will be working on basic lace knitting techniques, starting with the written word and covering how to both make the stitches and back them out. As we become familiar with the knitting we will progress into making the same stitches from charts. – Only 2 spots remain open in this class!
Sunday (oops!) July 27th, 1-4pm
Cost: $35, includes three patterns.
Instructor: Alissa

Did you know that you can request any class? You don’t have to wait for us to schedule it! Just give us a call and talk to Alissa, together we will pick dates and times that work for you and then we will invite others to join in the fun.

Your payment secures your spot in any class. Class fees are not refundable less than one week from the start of the class. You can come into the shop to sign up or call the shop at (214)412-2889 during regular business hours, or leave us a message and we will call you back when we are open.

Thank you for helping us make Knitting Fairy the wonderful shop that it is, you are an important part of our success and we appreciate every one of you.

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June Calendar

  • Posted on May 30, 2014 at 11:11 am

June is almost upon us and it is time to let you know what kind of fun things you have to look forward to at Knitting Fairy!
June 1st (This Sunday!) we will have Misty here doing chair massage. Massages are just $1/minute. You can sign up in advance or come by on Sunday and get your name on the list.
June 5th is our monthly Spin-in. Grab your fluff, your wheel or your spindle and come join us for a lovely evening of fibery goodness. No charge, just fun!
June 7 and 21 we will have our latest class offering:
Short Row Study: Join us for an exploration of at least 6 ways to work short rows. Short rows are a great way to add shaping into your garment without adding length to the whole thing, think for gracefully shaped shawls, added length to cover problem areas in sweaters, turning heels and so much more! We won’t be making a particular project, just some samples for your reference later. 1-3pm, $45
June 15th is Father’s Day and we will be open regular hours. Come get some yarn to knit for Dear old Dad!
June 22nd Mary of Butterfly Girl Designs will be offering her VaVaVoom class. Mary will be showing you several wonderful ways to add bling and pizzazz to your spinning! You must have or rent a spinning wheel for this class. 1-3pm, $38 (includes add-in kit, you will need your own fiber)

And, since July happens right on the heels of June I will go ahead and let you know that Knitting Fairy will be closed on July 4th. We will be open regular business hours the rest of the week.

Thank you for your business, we love our customers at Knitting Fairy!

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Holiday weekend?

  • Posted on May 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Monday may be a holiday, but Saturday and Sunday are not and Knitting Fairy will be open for regular business hours all weekend!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

See you soon.
Alissa

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This week at the Fairy…

  • Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm

This week we will have our regular schedule back.
Thursday evening we will host our standard spin/stitch night as well as offering our drop-in help sessions. $10 gets you all the help you need from 7-9pm.

Saturday we have our Introduction to Knitting Lace (with charts) class. This class has only one spot left. The cost is $35 and the class runs from 1-4pm. We will be starting with words and progressing into charts. Class instruction will also include how to back out of a row and how to “fix” mistakes. No homework required, bring a light colored worsted weight yarn, stitch markers, a size H crochet hook and size 9 needles.

Sunday is Stitchin’ at the Studio – bring your latest project and join us for a nice afternoon together.

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Closed Mother’s Day

  • Posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

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!
Alissa

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May Shop Happenings

  • Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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!

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New Yarns!

  • Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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.

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Happy Easter!

  • Posted on April 19, 2014 at 5:11 pm

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.
Regular Hours:
Wed 12-5
Thurs 1-9
Fri 12-5
Sat 12-5
Sun 12-5
Closed Monday and Tuesday

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Shop Happenings – April 2014

  • Posted on April 5, 2014 at 5:45 pm

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.
(214)412-2889

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

Beginner level
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.
Cost $20
(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!
(214)412-2889

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