Now that we’ve made it through that lovely weather event let’s look forward to some fun stuff.
First up… Party on Saturday!
We are celebrating our first anniversary as The French Knot. It’s been a great year and we are so grateful for your support. To express our appreciation we are having a party. There will be refreshments and door prizes (read free stuff). It’s gonna be fun! You won’t want to miss it.
Lot’s of great classes coming up. Check out the entire list on our Classes page.
What? An Anniversary Party! With cake and door prizes!
Where? Here at the shop, of course!
When? February 1 all day (10 am – 3 pm)
January 25 — Counted Thread #2 — $25 plus materials
This class features the ornament in the center.
February 8 — Top-down Baby Sweater — $25 plus materials
The blue sweater is knit with Silly Stripes (100% cotton), the green one is knit with Cascade Yarns Pacific (wool/acrylic blend). The model below is one year old.
February 22 — Lace Scarf — $25 plus materials
The pattern is Winter Haven. You will learn how to read a chart and how to read your knitting. We are doing samples in two different yarns. There will be a little work to do before class, so come in to choose your yarn.
March 8 — Counted Thread Ornament #3 — $25 plus materials
First photo on the left from the gallery above.
March 22 — Socks — $25 plus materials
Learn the basics of sock knitting and constructions. We will do a basic cuff-down pattern with a heel-flap style heel.
March 29 — Hair & Fur Needlepoint Sampler — $25 plus materials
Learn stitches you can use to do hair and fur on your needlepoint projects.
April 5 — Setting Up A Project in knitCompanion — $25
We have done this class twice already and have had great feedback. knitCompanion is an amazing iPad app that will make you a better knitter. I promise!
May 3 — Reading Your Knitting — $25
Do you know how to tell if the stitch you are looking at is a knit stitch or a purl stitch? What about a k2tog versus an SSK? How do you tell why you ran out of stitches before finishing a part of your pattern? And what if you need to tink (that’s knit spelled backwards) a row to fix a mistake? We will cover techniques that will give you tools to fix mistakes in your knitting.
Christmas Knitting Ideas
Remember all that anxiety about getting your Christmas knitting done? Well here are a few ideas to get you started on a stash of hand-knit gifts for Christmas 2014. Stop in the shop and we will help you choose a pattern. These are quick knits so if you choose one each month, you’ll have quite a pile done in plenty of time and no stress! Well, no knitting stress.
How about some fingerless gloves.
Or a cowl
Of course, both the lace scarf or socks from the upcoming classes would make great gifts, as well.
We hope your holiday was wonderful. Did you finish your Christmas knitting? Have you cast on something new for yourself or are you still knitting for others? If you need some inspiration to get your new year off to a creative start, we can help.
Some New Books.
Some New Yarn
January 25 … Counted Thread Ornament.
The second in a series of three classes. This class will be making the middle ornament. If you missed the first one, that’s ok. One of the Finished Object pictures this week is from the first class.
February 8 … Top Down Child’s Sweater
February 22 … Lace Scarf
March 8 … Counted Thread Ornament (third of three ornaments)
March 22 … Socks
April 5 … Setting up a project in knitCompanion
We Had a Little Surprise
Jo Ippolito Christensen, author of The Needlepoint Book, stopped by the shop to say hello. We had a great visit with her and she even signed our copies of her book. What a treat.
One Final Announcement
If we are holding yarn for you in the office, you should pick it up. We will be re-shelving it next week.