Classes & Events
OCTOBER 2015 UPDATES





Looking forward to more beautiful Fall Weather? Now is the time to begin all those cold weather projects. We have a fantastic assortment of yarns for all of  your knitting and crocheting pleasure. Stop in ... you will be amazed at all the yarn and product that has arrived this month!

 

New Blue Sky Alpacas Yarns and new colors in styles we already have

New Fiesta Yarns in School Colors

New colors in Mirasol Ushya Yarn

New colors in Madelinetosh

Shepherd's Wool Superwash DK

Super Bulky Mondial Express

Big Hug - a bulky wool-acrylic mix that's washable

Yummy Mirasol Llama Una

Ella Rae Cozy Soft Chunky

New Striping Sock Yarns

New Blue Sky and Spud and Chloe Patterns

...and more

 

See you in the shop!

 






SEPTEMBER 2015 UPDATES


Can you believe the end of summer is at hand? Well, at least we can look forward to some great knitting weather. And we have a fantastic assortment of yarns for your knitting pleasure! Stop in ... you will be amazed at how we've grown in just one year.

The Malabrigo Event was very well attended and a lot of fun! Many of our customers enjoyed chatting with Antonio from Uruguay who was here to represent the company.

 

"Thank You" to all who took Malabrigo samples to knit squares for an afghan to be donated to charity. We still have some samples left if you were not able to attend but would still like to help. 

It was great to see so many of our knitting friends and family! 

 




Please find below our list of Classes.  Be sure to register early to save your place! Also, be sure to review our Store Policies for Classes prior to signing up! A link is provided below:
  
 REGULAR CLASS LIST 2015

* Please note: specific dates for each class can be found on our Calendar*

Learn to Knit - you will learn to cast on, knit and purl stitches, ribbing and casting off.

Mondays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p |
Tuesdays | 10:30a - 12:30p 
Wednesdays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 
Thursdays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p |
Saturdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |

Sessions: 4
Cost: $45.00 plus materials
Materials: 200 yds. worsted weight yarn (lighter colors are easier to see) | US #7 or #8 needles |
How to Knit Book is recommended.
Intermediate Knitting - you will learn how to increase and decrease, how to read a pattern and identify stitch textures. MUST have knowledge of basic knitting stitches.

Mondays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p |
Tuesdays | 10:30a - 12:30p 
Wednesdays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 
Thursdays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 6:00p - 8:00p |
Saturdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |

Sessions: 4 two-hour sessions
Cost: $45.00 plus materials
Project Suggestion: Silk Merino Fingerless Gloves, Barb's Koigu Ruggle, Little Ruff (Potato chip scarf), and more!

Learn to Crochet - you will learn the basic crochet stitches required to make a scarf.

Thursdays | 3:00p - 5:00p |
Saturdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |

Sessions: 4
Cost: $45.00 plus materials
Materials: 100g worsted weight yarn | Crochet hook: I or J | Tapestry needle |
How to Crochet Book is recommended

Crochet Project with Denise - Periodic offerings of various projects throughout the year. MUST have crochet experience.

Thursdays | 3:00p - 5:00p |
Saturdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |

Sessions: 4
Cost: $45.00 plus materials
Materials: inquire list at shop
Tunisian Crochet with Denise - Learn this special crochet technique using a long crochet hook.

Thursdays | 3:00p - 5:00p |
Saturdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |

Sessions: 4
Cost: $45.00 plus materials
Materials: 100g worsted or DK weight yarn | Afghan crochet hook: J |
Get Hooked on Tunisian Crochet Book is recommended

MD's Knitting Toolbox Workshops - Sheryl is continuing her monthly series of workshops that cover basic techniques that should be in our "personal knitting toolboxes".

These classes will rotate from month to month.
Classes held the 3rd Sunday of each month.

Class size: 2-6 students; minimum of 2 to hold workshop
Cost: $20.00 
*Payment is required at time of preregistration*

Custom Made with Swaran - Knit a sweater that fits you perfectly. Choose a yarn and Swaran will work with you, pattern or no pattern, so that you can complete a sweater of your choice! 
Set up your individual class time with Swaran.



Sessions: 4 two-hour sessions
Cost: $45.00

Custom Made Vest with Swaran - No pattern needed! Swaran will take your measurements and work with you to make a quick vest!

Tuesdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |
Fridays | 10:30a - 12:30p |
Set up flexible class time with Swaran

 

Sessions: 3 two-hour sessions
Cost: $35.00 plus materials
Great American Afghan Square of the Month with Lisa  - There are four books in this collection of designer afghan squars. Pick one or more and select 20 - 24 squares to make your custom throw! Some are simple, some demand attention, all are original designs. Use all or pick your favorites for that one of a kind original piece! Finished measurements 4' x 6' using 24 squares. We will be knitting at least one square each month for the next 24 months. Join for as many sessions as you wish!

This class will be offered on the fourth Saturday of every month! Please Preregister!



Cost: $15 for two-hour session
Matierials: worsted weight yarn (such as Cascade 220 or Stonehedge Shepherd's Wool) | US #7 or #8 needles 

Weaving with Nancy - Nancy Peck has a degree in Textiles and Related Arts and she specializes in designing and weaving hand-woven fabrics! Come join her to create a one of a kind original piece!

Mondays | 1:00p - 4:00p | 4:00p - 8:00p |
Wednesdays | 1:00p - 4:00p |
Sundays | 1:00p - 4:00p |
Dates and times vary by month. Contact our store for details!

Cost: $50.00 for 4 two-hour sessions plus materials
Materials: Cricket Loom or Ashford Loom (several sizes available for sale) | 2 skeins of yarn for a scarf (to be purchased at the store)
* Loom should be assembled before the first class and yarn should be wound ready to begin weaving*

UFO Project Group - Want to reduce that UFO pile so that you don't feel guilty about starting something new? Want to reclaim your needles? Have a project that you are stuck on and need some help? Join Sheryl for UFO (unfinished objects) class!
Thursdays | 10:30a - 12:30p |
Saturdays | AM | PM (minimum 2 students required to hold class)
Sign up in advance for the sessions you need!

Materials: Bring your UFO, the pattern instructions, a small notebook, and a pen/pencil.

Brioche Knitting Class - Swaran will be teaching Brioche knitting classes! Brioche knitting creates a lofty, widely ribbed two-color design!

Mondays | 2:00p - 4:00p | 6:00p - 8:00p |
Thurdsays | 10:30a - 12:30p |



Sessions: 4 two-hour sessions
Cost: $45.00
Materials: two 100g skeins of DK or worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors | 24" Circular needles in US 6 or US8

Einstein Coat Class with Swaran - It's time to begin that Einstein Coat that you have always wanted to knit. Start now and you will have your coat ready to wear before you know it! In this class you will schedule your time with Swaran to make an Einstein Coat that is a perfect fit for you. You will use the basic pattern from the book, but Swaran customize the exact shape and fit of your coat using your measurements! 

Sign up with Swaran for a time that works best at your schedule and work at your own pace!


Sessions: 7 class sessions
Cost: $70 plus materials 

Knitting with Friends - Our social knitting groups meet at the times shown below. Drop in and knit with friends or meet new ones! Please keep in mind that staff is not avaiable for assistance during these sessions. 

Mondays | 6:00p - 8:00p |
Tuesdays | 10:30a - 12:30p | 2:00p - 4:00p |
Fridays | 2:00p - 4:00p |

*Please note: Class materials are to be purchased at Michigan Fine Yarns*

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