Mark Your Calendars

Attention Crocheters!  Coming in January!  Michelle wants to make an afghan and she vows to finish one in 2015. She is inviting you to join her.  I’ll just let you read her invitation yourself…

I’ve always wanted to make an afghan…not a baby blanket or a chunky blanket, but a proper honest-to-goodness afghan. This will be the year that I tackle my afghan…one lovely block at a time.  And I would love it if you would join me!

This 2 Blocks a Month CAL is for those of you who feel like you will never be able to make an afghan. By breaking it up into individual squares and doing only 2 squares a month, the project becomes infinitely less frightening.  Add to that the fact that you have a whole community of people behind you, doing the same thing and happy to help you out should you need it, and VOILA!  “I could never” turns into “I can’t wait for the next one!” And the icing on the cake?  Each block is a surprise!

The When

We will work on them together every 3rd Tuesday evening from 4-8pm and all day the following Saturday!  Links for the Blocks will be posted in the store and on the blog (so you can print the pattern) prior to our coming together to work on them.

The How

If you would like to be part of the mystery afghan crochet-along (2 Blocks a Month CAL), please join by signing up in the store so that you can be a part of the group of folks who also want to be a part of this great project. This will go on for the entire year and at the end, we will put our afghan squares together to have our very own afghan to take home and enjoy for years to come!

I hope that you will take up the challenge and join along with the 2 Blocks a Month CAL.  Remember, you don’t have to be an experienced crocheter to take up the challenge.  If you are a beginner at the start, you won’t be at the end.

Additional Information

Size

If you are using the same hook and yarn for each square, your squares won’t all come out the same size.  I will help you with adding additional rounds for some of the squares so you get all the squares to the same size and final-round stitch count (more or less).

Take Care, Michelle

You can see a sampling of the squares Michelle will choose from on the CCC Social Group 2014 CAL (https://www.flickr.com/groups/cal2014/pool).

For this year, though, we have two more classes.
This Saturday, November 15 starting at 10am is Crochet 101.  Come learn the basics of crochet, starting at the very beginning.  $25 plus materials.

In this class you will learn how to:
Make a slip knot
How to crochet a chain
How to make a slip stitch
How to single crochet
How to make a Half Double Crochet stitch
How to make a Double Crochet Stitch

Even if you know how to crochet, you will learn something to make you a better crocheter.

Stash Buster Class.  December 6. 10am – 1pm.  $25

Bring yarn from your stash and will will choose a project you can get done for Christmas gift giving.  Trust me!  You can do it!  We will have several free patterns to choose from based on the yarn you have.  Of course, if you don’t have a stash, we can help with that as well.

 

New Canvases

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Charley Harper Canvases

Well, only a few of the Charley Harper canvases are new, but I thought you might like to see what all we have available.

 

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Some New Christmas Canvases

 

Good times around the table…

Come join us when you want some company stitching or knitting.  You’ll get encouragement and help if you need it…  and I bet you can help us learn something new as well.

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Knitters around the table.

 

Please make a note of it.

…2014 Holiday Hours…

Thanksgiving:  Closed Wednesday-Friday, November 26-28

Christmas:  Closed Wednesday-Friday, December 24-26

New Year’s:  Closed New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.

We have a few finished objects for you.

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We Are Thankful For Y’all

It’s November… Thanksgiving month. So let’s start the month with a little gratitude. First up, we would like to thank everyone for the great response to the cash and carry sale. We hope you found some great deals and will enjoy stitching on them. Remember, if you need a little advice, or just want to hang out while you stitch, feel free to come in and sit for awhile.

 

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We are also thankful for our great classes.  What makes our classes great? Well, not only will you learn the skill you are here to learn, but you will also learn new tricks and techniques from your fellow students as well.  It’s also a lot of fun meeting new folks who share your love of the craft.

The classes coming up are:

Crochet 101. November 15. 10am – 1pm.  You will learn the basics of crochet, starting at the very beginning.  $25 plus materials.

In this class you will learn how to:
Make a slip knot
How to crochet a chain
How to make a slip stitch
How to single crochet
How to make a Half Double Crochet stitch
How to make a Double Crochet Stitch

Even if you know how to crochet, you will learn something to make you a better crocheter.

And just in case you missed it last week…

Thanks, Deidre, for your amazing directing and editing skills!  The CAL sung about in this amazing video will start in January… stay tuned for more details.

Stash Buster Class.  December 6. 10am – 1pm.  $25

Bring yarn from your stash and will will choose a project you can get done for Christmas gift giving.  Trust me!  You can do it!  We will have several free patterns to choose from based on the yarn you have.  Of course, if you don’t have a stash, we can help with that as well.

 

Speaking of Thanksgiving… we will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week (November 26-28).

 

We are thankful for Finished Objects…