What is Friendsgiving? We do it every year, on a Saturday night in November. I get to tell you how grateful I am for you. You’ve made this shop more than a store, it’s become an amazing community. We have giveaways. And we eat.
In the past it has been a potluck ~ but this year it’s been decided to treat you. Come with your knitting and crochet projects and be ready for dessert!
No need to RSVP. You only need to show up and be ready for friendship and laughter.
The Boho Style Mosaic Shawl by Irene Lin was fun to knit. Once I got past the stockinette section and in to the mosaic pattern, it went quickly. Stockinette can feel like forever when you are waiting to get to the exciting and colorful part of any project. I will definitely be making another one as my Olivia has gleefully taken this one for herself.
Unlike Fair isle where you carry the floats to create the pattern, mosaic uses one color at a time. The pattern is made by slipping some stitches and knitting the other stitches. Mosaic patterns are a great beginner project. Perfect for anyone who has never tried color work because they were intimated by the changing of colors.
This was Mary’s first color work project. She ran out of a color at the end of the project and decided to use what she had left from one of the other balls.
The caramel color Mary used as her pop of color in her I-cord bind off is lovely. Patterns are suggestions. Make what you like ~ how you like!
We used Cumbria from the Fibre Co, and Blue Sky’s Woolstok yarn for our shawls. They give this project a rustic look and reflect the pattern well. It’s nice to have so many colors to chose from as I will be making another ~ Olivia has gleefully taken mine for herself.
Brenda made this adorable hat (and perfectly trimmed pom) by Tori Yu. Released this October and in time for holiday gifting, the Delightful Dot Hat can be knit in countless color combos.
Delightful Dot uses DK weight for the main and mohair for the dots. The pattern ranges from baby to XL adult sizes and is knit the round with the mohair held double. If mohair is not your favorite, you can use another DK in a color you like.
Brenda will be teaching you how to knit a sock cuff down, one at a time. You will also learn how to do the kitchener stitch to finish up the toe and bind off. She loves to knit with a 6 ply sock yarn but you can use any sock yarn you choose.,
January 16th at 1:00pm $15 ~ plus materials
Skills needed are the knit and purl stitch, how to join in the round and how to use either double points or magic loop.
Space will be limited with this class. Please call the shop or stop in to sign up.
The World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits can be knit in almost any yarn weight. This free pattern is a great first mitten. If you know how to knit, purl and join in the round then this is a class for you. I made this pair with the Plymouth, Baby Alpaca. An incredibly soft worsted weight that will keep my hands warm on the cold Iowa days we know are ahead.
January 9th at 1:00pm. Class is free without materials.
Stop in the shop or call to sign up. Space will be limited for this class.
We will be participating along with Imagined Landscapes in her Year of Gnomes KAL. Sarah has designed 12 gnome patterns and has come up with a fun way to knit them all through the year. You can find more info on her website linked here.
The shop will also have drawings for prizes in 2022. Whether you do one gnome or twelve, you will have an opportunity to enter a drawing. Join us on January 2nd if you need more info, want help choosing a pattern or picking colors.
What will your first project of the year be? Will it be a knit or crochet? Will it be for you or to gift to someone special?
Join us for our annual Cast On Party, January 1st 10:00am – 5:00pm. Susan from DSM Dough (new year resolutions don’t exist in here) will be making our treats. Open to anyone, no registration required. Come for an hour or stay all day. There will be drawings, treats, and lots of laughter. If you have never come to an event at our shop, don’t be shy, I guarantee you will leave having made a new friend or two!