03/17/2015 by phyllis
Happy Wearing of the Green
This is one of those days when no matter what your heritage you might choose to wear green. For some of us, there's a bit of culture involved, while many of us just enjoy wearing the color. After all, it's a harbinger of Spring with green making itself visible all over town during this season of renewal....and while we're talking new.....
New Yarns @ Knitty City
A little sparkle goes a long way right now, and we're happy to say that a new yarn is in from Koigu. Koigu Sparkle is spun from the finest merino sheep and hand painted in one-of-a-kind colorways that have made Koigu a legend in the yarn world.
Koigu Sparkle comes in their usual distinctive range of color, and is ideal for light weight cardigans, shawls, accessories.
A Classic Yarn!
Just In stock is Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic. "Classic" is the exact word to describe this mercerized cotton yarn. It's dk weight makes it a season-less choice for many projects. Cotton Classic is the perfect yarn for tops, children's clothes or baby gifts - just about anything that calls for beautiful color that lasts!
Upcoming & On-going
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
New Colorwork Class with Mary, March 24, 2-4PM - Take the next step in developing your knit expertise with seasoned teacher, Mary Hayne, and create the lovely 2 color hand warmers seen on a recent issue of Piecework Magazine. 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, 12:00-2:30 - Learn to 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.
Special Bead Crochet Class with Dana, March 31, 2-4 - Learn the foundations of bead crochet and make a simple necklace that looks complicated. You will be able to use the skills you learn in class to create endless beaded designs. Dana Freed is one of the authors of this wonderful book and resource on amazing jewelry design. Check it out here: http://www.welldoneexperience.com/
Requirements for the class: Must know how to do a chain stitch in crochet (ie: you MUST be comfortable holding the hook and yarn) Class Cost: $65 - includes kit ($40 value) with everything you need to complete your necklace and learn the technique. You will have some materials left over that you will be able to use for future projects.
Upcoming in April
Toby Roxane Appearance
April 16, 2015
JOIN US on Thursday, April 16, from 6-8 PM, when Toby Roxane brings her trunk show of designs and patterns and shares anecdotes about her training at the London School of Fashion, where she studied knit wear design. To see her body of work, you can visit her site at www.tobyroxanedesigns.com or on ravelry at http://tinyurl.com/nq683lv
Mad Tosh 10 Color Contest
Have you entered yet? If not, read on:
Madeline Tosh is helping us celebrate our 10th Anniversary next January by making 10 new colors just for us. We want your help! Send us a picture of color/colors you fancy, along with an appropriate name for each. We’re hoping for names with a reference to our favorite city. Belvedere Castle Grey anyone? Chelsea green? Get the idea?
If your suggestion is chosen, we’ll award a $50 KC Gift Certificate to you, along with a skein of “your” color, as soon as it’s ready next January.
Here are the rules:
1.Each entry should contain a picture of a color/or colors plus a suggested name.
2.Each should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject to read: Tosh 10
3.All entries need to be in by March 30, 2015
4.Any/all winning entries will become the property of Madeline Tosh and all rights to produce, market and sell that color yarn will be held by Madeline Tosh, Inc.
Whatever else you do, plese make sure to stop by and say hello. Spring is coming and we want to share it with you! We're open 7 days a week, after all.
Pearl & the Knitty City Team