02/25/2015 by phyllis
Spring is on the Horizon!
We promise, it's coming!
Winter is always a good time for the Northeast knitting stores, and, don't get us wrong, we love selling you yarn, but enough with the freezing temps. Bring on a little warmer weather....please. When it comes, we'll be ready since we have begun to get in some spring yarns that we think will inspire you. In our last newsletter we wrote about Cotone, a lovely lightweight cotton from Lana Grossa that has just arrived.
We have it in many solid colors, but we also have a great range of multi color Cotone yarns and Mary Hayne, our erstwhile colleague, teacher and spinning advocate, pointed out that the multi-colors might be a perfect choice for the well loved Elizabeth Zimmerman "Baby Surprise" Jacket. We think she hit upon a brilliant idea with just the right yarn. Just imagine one of these in one of those.
The Baby Surprise pattern is available through KC or on Ravelry at http://tinyurl.com/ywubra
Wasn't it the best idea, ever? It's the season for spring babies, after all, and nothing is a sweeter baby gift than the iconic Baby Surprise Jacket.
Another New Yarn
New for Spring from Lang: FILO. This is a corded yarn that looks and feels like a very rich material. It's fingering weight, and it would make a lovely drapey shawl or accessory. Patterns for this yarn appear in the Spring/Summer Lang Collection book #218, which we just happen to have on hand.
A Yarn for All Seasons
While we're on the subject of yarn, there's always room for a little 'fancy" in your knitting life and collection, even if it's only a bit of trim or edging. Trendsetter's "La Furla" is a good option. This faux fur yarn is super soft and creates a flirtatious effect when used well.
While we're talking yarns, don't forget that KC's Yarn of the Month is Neighborhood Fibers. All the company's yarns are on sale for 10% off through the end of the month.
Upcoming Events @ Knitty Ctiy
Designer's Showcase - Please join us on Thursday, March 5th, from 6-8 PM as we welcome Toby Roxane, an independent designer whose charming patterns are sold nationwide. Toby will bring her trunk show and share anecdotes about her training at the London School of Fashion, as well as the inspirations that drive this prolific creator. To see her body of work, you can visit her site at www.tobyroxanedesigns.com or on ravelry at http://tinyurl.com/nq683lv
Book Club @ Knitty City, March, 12, 6-8PM - You don't have to be a knitter, but you'll proably like to read if you decide to drop in for this monthly book club meeting. All are welcome. This month's choice is the classic Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Big Apple Knits, March 19, 6:30-8PM - A charity focused knitting group that meets monthly, Care to Knit is a group that works on projects that help the community. All knitters welcome. For more info, email: email@example.com
Upcoming & On-going
New Colorwork Class with Mary, March 24, 2-4PM - Take the next step in developing your knit expertise with a seasoned teacher. Create these lovely 2 color hand warmers. This class is for more advanced students; Skills required: knitting on double point needles, cast on, cast off and knit and purl.
Sensational Slip Stitch Class with Maxine, March 28, 12:00-2:30PM. Add color, texture and design to your knitting with slip stitch and mosaic stitch patterns. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to learn. New knitters welcome, but they need to know how to knit, purl and bind off.
Don't forget to get more details on www.knittycity.com - We have ongoing classes and events, including a kid's club, a men's knit night (every Wed.) crochet lab, etc. Check our class page, our calendar and our profiles for more information. Also, follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/knittycity) and join our Ravelry Group at http://tinyurl.com/k2ku284
That's it for the moment, but we'll be back soon. Don't forget to come see us, warm up and make sure to say Hello. We're open 7 days a week, so someone is always on hand. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/kgeyhzw