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Erin Lane Trunk Show

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Erin.Lane Bags is coming back to Knitting Fairy for a trunk show!

They’ll be bringing all of their hand-sewn items, like project bags and needle cases, including the new viewfinder series of project bags and more!

Come see the new line of Sheeple items, made from Erin.Lane’s first custom line of fabrics. You won’t be able to decide which Sheeple is your favorite. 

Erin.Lane is all about organization for the real world.  Everything adjusts because no two knitters are the same, and everything is washable because sometimes life is messy; you should be able to clean it up. We want to provide you with organization that works no matter where you are making or what you are making.  You shouldn’t have to spend time hunting down your tools, you should just be able to sit down and enjoy your craft. 

Come get organized September 26-30, visit with Lindsey, and shop her latest designs. 

Sea Purls Cruise 2017

Knitting Cruise Cozumel Mexico Carnival Triumph

The time to make your deposit is running out. If you would like to join us for Sea Purls 2017 make sure you get your deposit in!

Join us for Sea Purls 2017 and enjoy four days with a great group of knitting enthusiasts, family and friends! We will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Liberty on Thursday 3/02/17 at 4 PM. We will have a day at sea on Friday 3/03, visit Cozumel on Saturday 3/04, have another day at sea on Sunday 3/05 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30 Monday morning 3/6.

Our knitting workshop as well as some optional workshops will take place during our two days at sea.  We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance. We were able to keep the cost of the Workshop this year at $150, just like last year. That cost includes instruction, yarn, pattern and a bag full of goodies.

Pricing for the cruise is less than last year! $478/person for an interior cabin; $508/person for an Ocean View room; and $608 – $628 for a balcony. These prices include taxes and port fees. All it takes to reserve a room is to register and provide a credit card deposit of $150/person by September 30, 2016. This deposit is fully refundable until December 28, 2016 when full payment is due. Please do not confuse the cruise deposit with the workshop fee. They are two separate charges.

You may register by emailing snudds@cruiseplanners.com. Sheryl Nudds will send you a short registration form requesting pertinent information, including credit card information. If you have sailed with us previously all Sheryl will need is your credit card information. This year, rather than calling or emailing you for final payment, Sheryl will allow Carnival to automatically debit your credit card. As final payment is due over the Christmas holidays and it will be difficult to reach everyone.

Husbands/significant others/partners/best friends are welcome! They will have plenty to keep them busy while you are at your workshop. Carnival hosts many fun activities like slot machines, black jack lessons, trivia contests, massages, art auctions, and wine tastings . . . something for everyone! And don’t be shy if you are a single traveler. We will be glad to try to match you up with a roommate.

If you have any questions regarding the cruise, or would like a quote for single occupancy, email Sheryl at snudds@cruiseplanners.com or call 972-231-9383.

Introducing Fairy Tales Hand Dyed Yarn - A KnittingFairy Exclusive!

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Once upon a time, a long time ago, two friends were on a road trip and, as friends are wont to do they began building sky castles while they drove.  A small part of the conversation went something like this:

(Betty Kay) “You know what you need, Fairy? You need a store exclusive yarn!”

(Fairy) “Yeah? That sounds like fun.  We should have an entire range of colors, like the best box of crayons EVER!”

(Betty Kay) “Yes, and you should come up with a catchy name for it… something to tie in with the shop… how about Fairy Tales?!”

And thus, somewhere between here and there the idea began to grow. As the friends traveled, they made up lists of colors and color ways and projects that all could be made with these imaginary yarns. Socks, hats, cowls, baby sweaters and shawls all seemed to be knitting in front of their eyes (the landscape was pretty dull, these daydreams were really just in self defense!)

Fast forward a couple of years…

One day, while working away in her yarn shop back home, another friend overheard Fairy telling someone else about these dreams and thought “I could do that!” and so MORE sky castles began to appear as Fairy and her other friend began to make plans for colors and weights and skeins.

Present day…

We are so VERY THRILLED and proud to announce the release of our VERY OWN SHOP EXCLUSIVE YARN!!! Dyed here in Texas by Safronie Skeins, available in an ever growing selection of colors (90 at last count). Each of our 18 colorways is available in 5 gradient shades of fingering weight, sold individually in 76 yard mini skeins of 100% Superwash Merino today, our eventual plans are to have every color also available in 100 gram skeins as well.  One thing at a time, be patient!  Today you can shop all 91 (we have white too) colors and dream up your own projects or be inspired by our idea board to try something new. Stay tuned as we continue to develop our plans and ideas, you just never know where the power of imagination can take you!

Featured Pattern

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This pattern was designed as our Knit-A-Long for the Sea Purls 2015 cruise. It begins with a garter-tab cast on and is worked from the top down and ends with an option beaded bind-off. The entire pattern is written and stitch counts are given after every increase row. The pattern offers two blocking options, one as a smooth half-circle and the other features points or “rays”. Nothing is different in the knitting, just in the way it is blocked.

See Pattern
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Classes

Don’t see the class you were hoping to take? Give us a call at 214-412-2889 and we will see if we can’t make it happen for you!

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First Thursday Spin Night

Is learning  how to  spin or just getting more time to yourself to spin on your resolution list? The first Thursday of the month (next ones are October 6 and November 3)  is our Spin-in. Everyone is welcome to bring their spindles and wheels and join us- regardless of your ability to spin. We love to see what everyone is working on and our spinning community welcomes new spinners too. Don’t be shy!

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Entrelac Tam

Saturday October 1 AND 8, 1-3pm.  $30, includes pattern.  Needles and yarn are not included.

Join in making Natalie’s Hat.  A Knitting Fairy Original Design worked in worsted weight yarn in the round.  This pattern is fabulous with just about any kind of worsted weight, but the short pattern rows of Entrelac really display long- run color repeats to their best advantage.  We have several yarns in the store to choose from, or shop your own stash.  You will need 220 yards of yarn and size 8 – 16″ circular needles AND double points.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Taste of Art Yarn with Butterfly Girl

Sunday, October 2, 10am-1pm

A Taste of Art Yarn -wheels only – class limit 5

  • Intermediate – Must know how to use your wheel and must have some experience with spinning and plying
  • This class will give you a taste of how to spin art yarns based upon a “Thick and Thin” technique.  Remember your first yarn, how it was lumpy bumpy and had big fat parts and tiny thin parts with lots of character and texture?  In this class you will learn how to spin that type of yarn deliberately and then we will look at ways to ply a thick and thin yarn to achieve various textures and effects.
  • Would be best if student has jumbo flyer with a large orifice for one of the techniques (however, there are workarounds that we can do if necessary, so don’t let this keep you from taking the class)
  • Student should bring 6-8 ounces of fiber to class.  Students will need to bring a heavy thread/laceweight yarn to class (no fuzzy yarns or sewing thread)
  • Student will need to have enough empty bobbins to spin and ply or be able to quickly wind off or skein completed yarns.  Student will need to bring lazy kate  and niddy noddy if available(We will have some lazy kates available, but if you have one, please bring it as we may not have enough for the whole class).  
  • Cost $30

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Corespinning with Mary of Butterfly Girl Designs

Sunday, October 2, 2-5PM
Core spinning – Wheel only – 3 hours – class limit 5

Intermediate – Must know how to use your wheel and have some experience with spinning and plying

Core spinning adds a new dimension to your spinning repertoire. This is the process of using a commercial core yarn and spinning your fiber around it (There are many variations to this technique including using your own singles or spinning your core at the same time you are core spinning, but this class will focus on using a commercial yarn as your core.  Teacher may demo the other techniques as time allows).  During this class, we will learn how to spin a smooth core yarn, how to spin locks onto a core and tailspinning  locks.

Student will need to bring 3-4 ounces of fiber to corespin, 2 ounces of locks from any breed (kid mohair is fun) and 4 ounces of locks from a long wool breed (such as Lincoln, Wensleydale or Teaswater)

Cost $30 plus a $10 kit fee that covers the core yarns which will be provided.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Adult Coloring Book - Color Your Own Colorwork Hat

Saturday October 15 AND 29, 1-3pm

Take our basic Colorwork hat chart, pick up your colored pencils and get creative!  Your hat will not be like anyone else’s, make it again and again.  They are totally addictive!  You will need size 2 – 16″ circs for the ribbing (work this ahead and start right in on the fun with class) and size 3 – 16″ circs and dpns for the body of the hat.  We suggest you pick from our amazing wall of gradient mini skeins for your project.  You will need approximately 50 grams of both the background color and the design colors.  All total, you should have 100 grams of yarn to start this project.  Anyone who can knit and purl is welcome to try their hand at this, believe me – it’s not as hard as it looks.

Cost $30, includes pattern.  Yarn and needles not included.

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Drop Spinning with Butterfly Girl Designs

Sunday, October 16  10am-noon $20, Optional kit starts at $30

  • 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.
  • (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

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up

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Spinning Silk Hankies with Butterfly Girl Designs

Sunday, October 16, 2016 – 2-4pm 

Wheel or Drop Spindle,  class limit 10

  • Beginner, should be able to spin a single that holds together and be familiar with your wheel or spindle.
  • Spinning Silk hankies is super fun, not stressful and produces a gorgeous yarn in very little time. Enjoy learning how to spin one of the oldest luxury fibers around.
  • Students will need to bring a drop spindle or wheel.  Silk hankies are available for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own.  You will need only one package.
  • Cost $20

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up for either class or both.

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Don't Despair, Repair!

Saturday, October 22  1-4pm
$30, call for supplies and required homework

Our ever popular class on fixing mistakes in your knitting returns.  What do you do when you find a dropped stitch, a whole or if the whole darned project just goes wrong? Alissa will help you sort through the options and maybe just save what you thought was totally hopeless.  HOMEWORK REQUIRED

Call the shop at 214-412-2889 to sign up.

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Build a Batt with Butterfly Girl Designs

Sunday, October 30, 10-5
$6/ounce if you card it
$7/ounce if we do

Drop in anytime during this event to make your own.

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November: Turkey Ball Shawl

with Jeri Lowry

November 19 1-3

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November: Annual Holiday Hideaway

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 25, 26, 27

Trunk Show with Eve Sullivan on November 26

Help Us Help You

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Do you need help in meeting a crafting resolution. We are happy to help. Just let us know what you want us to teach and we will get it onto the schedule. It’s that easy! Call 214-412-2889 to request a class.

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Are  you, or someone you know, wanting to learn HOW to knit or crochet? Did you know that our How-to beginners classes are FREE? Just come in any day we are open and we would love to get you started knitting or crocheting. All we ask is that you purchase your supplies from us. 

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We know that you have a choice in where you purchase your crafting supplies and we are deeply honored that you choose to shop with us. Thank you.

Community Events

There are lots of exciting things happening in the DFW area coming up!

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Winter Fiber Fun Retreat

Winter Fiber Fun Retreat with Fancy Fibers and Knitting Fairy – February 16-19, 2017

Radisson Hotel in South Ft. Worth

Details Coming Soon

Sea Purls Cruise 2017

Our annual cruise is coming up fast! See above for more information on how to reserve your space today!