It’s hot outside! Let’s talk about Christmas.

You might like to know that Christmas is 24 weeks away. No need to worry though, we have you covered with a sale and a bunch of KALs.

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE!

We are putting needlepoint canvases on sale for two days this month. July 15 & 16 tons of canvases will be half price. In fact, almost all in stock canvases will be 50% off. That’s an amazing deal.  Canvases like these…  

Don’t worry, knitters. We have you covered as well. How about a series of Knit-A-Longs to get a pile of knitted gifts ready to give away this Christmas? For the next five months, we will start one project each month. Let’s start on July 19 with a set of mittens. It’s super fun to knit along with friends and we will give you all the help you need. All we ask is that you buy your supplies from us.

Mittens – Mittens for the Fishermen – by Erica Lueder (July)

Dishtowel – Slip Stitch Dish Towel – by Willow Yarns Design Team (August)

Scarf – No-Purl Ribbed Scarf – by Purl Soho (September)

Hat – Copy.Cat C.C beanie by Emily Ingrid (October)

Felted Oven Mitt – Felted Oven Mitt in one skein by Sandra Penny (November)

 

We have a few fun new things in the shop.

 

It’s been awhile since I showed you some finished objects.

Fun In February

Can you see Spring peeking around the corner?

It’s been awhile since we posted here on the blog so there’s quite a bit to tell you about.  Too much for a quick email…

 

Next Trunk Show… Starts in March

Toppers from The Studio. Quick and cute! We will announce on our Facebook page (which you can like right here) when they arrive.

https://www.facebook.com/frknot/

 

 

 

Sock KAL, Crochet & Knitting Classes and a Sweater Workshop.

The next KAL is Fiesta Feet 314 by Lucy Neatby. While this pattern is not for the faint of heart, we plan to take it one row at a time and have fun.  We plan to start on Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00.  As with all KALs, if you can’t come start with us, just stop in and see Renee or Deanne.

Fiesta Feet 314 by Lucy Neatby

You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry at the link below.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fiesta-feet-314

 

Classes

Crochet 101 and Knit 101 classes in April…

Crochet 101 with Michelle is April 9 from 10-1.  $25 plus materials

Knit 101 with Deanne is April 16 from 12:30-3.  $25 plus materials

 

Knitting Classes in March & April

March 5 – Toe-up sock – Session 1 – 12:30-3.  $25 plus materials

March 19 – Recognizing and fixing your mistakes – 12:30-3.  $25 plus materials

April 2 – Toe-up sock – Session 2 – 12:30-3.  $25 plus materials

April 30 – The Devil is in the Details – 12:30-3.  $25 plus materials

 

Sweater Workshop starts March 5…

This eight week workshop is intended to get you over your fear of finishing a sweater.  If you have a sweater you’ve been dying to knit but are afraid of the seaming, fear no more.  Pick your own pattern or come by the shop for some suggestions.  The only rule is that it must be knit in pieces.  You need to have picked your pattern and yarn and have your gauge swatch knit before we start on March 8. We will meet every two weeks five times from March 5 through April 30 and each session is two hours and costs $20.  Sessions are March 5, 19, April 2, 16 and 30 from 10-noon.

 

Need a pattern…?

We have tons of books discounted to crazy low prices…

Super discount books
Super discount books…$1-$4.

 

New Yarn!

We have some great new locally dyed yarn from Holly & Ivy Dyeworks. This is fingering weight yarn and it comes in a very generous 462 yard skein for $28. Come give it the squish test. The colors will mesmerize you, I promise!

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Finished Objects!

It’s November. What are you grateful for?

I’m grateful for all the amazingly cute canvases in the Burnett & Bradley Trunk Show.  Seriously, y’all, these canvases are so crazy cute.  And there is truly something for everyone.  Most are small enough to finish quickly, though there are some stockings that will take your breath away.  Come get yours. You won’t regret it.

 

I’m also grateful for inspiring finished objects.

 

I’m also grateful for great deals.  In this case, books!  We have deeply discounted tons of pattern books which means you can buy a whole book of patterns for less than the cost of a single pattern.  Come look through them.  You will likely leave with several.

Books, books, books.
Books, books, books.

Happy Fall, Y’all!

Happy Fall, Y’all! Here at the shop, we are having a ball!

New bling is just the thing, it puts a song in my heart and makes me want to sing!

Sing, sing, sing. We have new bling!
Sing, sing, sing. We have new bling!

Next up, you see, to give you a grin, new canvases, surely your heart they will win.

Mittens, pumpkins, mini-stockings are here, and this “Sweet Dreams” makes me wanna cheer.

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 Also new, for your knitting delights,

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From Misti Alpaca, set socks, shawls and hats in your sights,

 Now on to some inspiring things nearly done,

Kathy's Squares
Kathy’s Squares

Crochet-a-long squares, we are having such fun.

Quilters are great, look what Magnolia Quilters made,

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They are raffling it off, when $1 is paid,

We have tickets here, we’d be happy to share,

But I sure hope I win, I have $1 to spare.

Now finally, I’m done and I’ll close with a few,

Of the sort of things, that we like to do,

 

 

Tons of Pictures today!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so think of this post as 21,000 words.

 

A very small sampling of the canvases in the CanvasWorks Trunk Show…

 

Classes

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Marie’s Dead Fish Hat is on the calendar for September 19.  This one will fill up fast, so call to register.

 

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And this beautiful crocheted bracelet has yet to be scheduled, but we will soon settle on a date and let you know.

 

Finished Objects…

We hope you find some inspiration to finish those projects.  We love to see you finished objects.

 

It’s July!!

It’s July…  Christmas finishing deadlines are looming.

We will be closed on Saturday, July 4

 

Trunk Shows

Canvasworks Trunk Show has arrived.  Such beautiful canvases.

Birds of A Feather Trunk show continues.

 

Yarn Crawl

We have been enjoying the Yarn Crawl.  We have been meeting so many great new folks.  It continues until July 11, so you still have some time to get your passport stamped.  See more on last week’s blog.

 

Melissa Leapman coming to Oxford, MS

Our friends at Knit 1 Oxford in Oxford, MS are hosting Melissa Leapman for some workshops and a book signing.  She will be there August 21-23.  Click this link to see what classes she will be teaching.  There are folks from the coast already signed up to go.  If you decide to go, tell them we sent you.

 

Classes!!

We’ve updated the Classes page with all the upcoming classes.

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Renee's Sampler
Renee finished her sampler from Needlepoint 101.

 

Crochet-a-long

The July squares are posted!

The Windmill by Cre8tion Crochet
Snowfall by Aurora Souminen

 

Finished Objects.

 

 

 

Lots to tell you about today.

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First up … a Yarn Crawl

A “shop-hopping good time.”  Thanks to Pam at McNeedles for this great idea.  From June 26 – July 11 five shops will be participating in the Yarn Crawl.

McNeedles, Lacombe
The French Knot, Diamondhead
Quarter Stitch, NOLA
Knits By Nana, Baton Rouge
Yarn Nook, Lafayette

Get your passport stamped at each store between the dates of June 26th and July 11th and you will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing. You can win a brand new set of Addi Clicks or a prize basket filled with goodies from each participating shop! The French Knot will be offering 20% off to each customer with a passport.  Come pick up your passport and start shopping!

 

Next up… Trunk shows

Just Libby is almost out the door.  Hurry in to pick your canvas.  These are so cute and each one has a stitch guide.

 

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Birds of A Feather is here until July 13.  This collection has a great variety of canvases.  So much color and something for everyone.

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CALs and KALs…

The Crochet-a-long is going amazingly well.  Join us.  Two squares a month until the end of the year.  The great thing about this is that it’s never too late to catch up.  A 12-inch square works up quickly and by the end of the year, you have an afghan.  Deanne is using Cascade 220 Superwash and Michelle is using Classic Shades by Universal.  Some of the other yarns folks are using are Pacific by Cascade and Jeannee by Plymouth.

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Deanne’s squares
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Michelle’s green squares.
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Michelle’s gray squares.

 

How about a Knit-a-long?  As a means of learning to read a chart and lace knitting, a few of our regulars are starting a KAL.  We are casting on The Lonely Tree this Tuesday (June 30) at Knit Night.  The Lonely Tree by the talented Sylvia Bo Bilvia is a free pattern on Ravelry.  The pattern recommends a worsted weight yarn so Deanne is planning to use Madelinetosh Vintage.  Come pick out your yarn and join us.

 

Class Schedule…

This Saturday is Knitting 101.  It starts at 10 am and costs $25.  Students get 10% off purchases on the day of the class.

All 101 classes are scheduled again in August.  Crochet 101 is August 8, Needlepoint 101 is August 15 and Knitting 101 is August 29.

 

A fun little project…

Michelle, who routinely knits her socks two-at-a-time using the magic loop method has accepted a challenge from Deanne to see how many socks she can knit at one time.  So she cast on four pair.  Let’s watch her progress, shall we? Go, Michelle!

 

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And a few Finished Objects!

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Sha’s hat.
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Angel’s throw
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Meg’s Advent Tree

Nice job, ladies.

What do you say… It’s the end of May.

Info you need to know for this week…

Trunk Shows…

Purple Palm has moved on…  Just Libby is on the way.

http://www.justlibbydesigns.com/index.html

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Classes

This Saturday, May 30.

Cuff-Down (with heel flap) Sock Class on Saturday.  The class starts at 10 am and costs $25 plus materials.

 

June 13

Crochet 101. You will learn a bunch of crochet stitches.  This class starts at 10 am and costs $25.

 

June 20

Needlepoint 101. This class is gonna be great fun and it’s almost full!  We’ve modified the plan a little bit. Pam has stitched up a sampler.  Students will pick four of the six possible squares and work on it during class.  We will pull threads for you if you like, or you can come in a day or two early to pick them for yourself.  Cost for the class, which includes materials, is $50 and will start at 10 am.

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Knitting 101 Sampler.

June 27

Knitting 101.  Come learn to knit.  You will also pick up a bit of information about yarn, needles and gauge.  Class starts at 10 and costs $25.

 

New Yarn and Books

Look at the great new yarns!

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Heritage Sock Yarn

 

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North Shore Prints

 

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Cherub Aran

 

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Swaddle

 

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Two new books. Full of quick projects.

 

Finished Objects

 

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Deanne FINALLY finished her sweater.
The pattern is Capall Dubh by Carol Feller and is knit with Silky Wool.

 

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Lindsay’s first sock! Hurrah, Lindsay!  Number two is already cast on and well on its way!

 

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Cassie finished three super cute hats. Good job, Cassie!
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Judy knit a beautiful prayer shawl using Mohair Mountain.

 

A Sale, Awesome Canvases and a Send-off.

A Sale….

The finishing deadline for Halloween is July 31.  To help you get your Halloween stitching done in time, all Halloween canvases are 40% off for through the end of June.  That’s a GREAT deal.

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And of course we can’t leave out the knitters & crocheters… all baby yarn and lace weight yarn is 30% off.

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A Purple Palm Trunk Show…

The Purple Palm Trunk show is still in the shop.  These are really unique canvases… such works of art.  You can learn more about this great group of artists here on there website.

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A Send-Off…

This Saturday is Aubrey’s last day working in the shop.  She is moving to Jackson to pursue her next phase in life.  If you would like to say goodbye, please stop by on Saturday.  There will be food…