KNITTING SOARS HIGH!
Well, the temperature/humidity index may have soared last week, but it doesn't mean that your knitting has to plummet. It's the perfect time to begin your vacational (is there such a word?) knitting plans. We suggest you start with one of the newest additions to our impressive inventory of yarns:
This lovely line of yarn comes in a variety of weights (worsted, sport & fingering) and wondrous colors. To top it off, it's also our Yarn of the Month (YOM) and is 10% off all month. Here's a quick look at just a few of their colors. You have to pop in to get a real sense of the marvelous assortment and variety of colors we have on hand....and, on Saturday, JUNE 8, please come to the store and meet Karida Collins, Neighborhood Fiber Co. owner. She'll be discussing the trunk show of knits that we'll have in the store. We look forward to sharing her enthusiasm for all things knit and beautiful with all of you.
Outdoor Knitting is in Order on a (almost) Summer's Day!
World Wide Knitting in Public Day
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 2:30-4:30 PM
A FREE EVENT
Join us as we, once again, celibrate the craft and the people who make knitting the joy it is for so many. We'll be meeting in Bryant Park, just like last year - near the statue of Gertrude Stein. This year, we will be setting up tables for the Crochet Guild and Big Apple; if you'd like to have a group there, we'd be happy to set up a few more. Just let us know ASAP.
Free Knitting Lessons in the Park
The following Tuesday, June l8, from 1:30-3:00 PM, we begin our annual Learn to Knit Meet-Ups in Bryant Park. Every Tuesday, throughout the summer months, we teach the craft to all who wish to learn. We supply yarn and needles - both of which need to be returned to us at lesson's end. (If you already know how to knit, bring along your current project and hang out with us.) We will be making squares for blankets for this year's recipients: Blankets of Love. This volunteer effort was organized to create blankets as gifts for young people who are transitioning out of foster care and into mainstream living. Donated squares are crocheted into wonderful blankets like this:
PS: If you have any yarn you would like to donate, the organization has told us they'd be pleased to take any sport weight washable wool or wool blends. They use it for crocheting together the many squares they collect for this worthy effort. Let us know and we'll be glad to tell you how to do it!
Some Additional June Events
Mark your calendars, if possible, for the following:
Subway Knits Maria @ Knitty City
A FREE EVENT
Thurs. June 6, 6-8 PM
Come and meet this intrepid traveler and charming woman who has lived and traversed all over the world and is thrilled to call NYC home. Always seen knitting on the subway, she's also an avid chef, teacher and a recent graduate of a Master's Program in Special Education (Hunter), a pod-caster and blogger. Devoted to knitting and the creative world, she's sure to be someone you'll want to get to know. Do it here this Thursday evening. Check her efforts at http://subway-knits.blogspot.com
Special Dates in June
Crochet for Knitters w/Maxine Levinson
Sat., June 15, 12-2 PM
A reprise of Maxine's class for knitters who want to learn crochet basics. Learn a super neat way to seam, create pretty edgings and make button loops - even if you don't currently know how to crochet. The only thing you need for class is 3 knitted swatches and a crochet hook suited to the yarn. (We always have crochet hooks for sale.)
"Care to Knit"
Thurs, June 20, 6-8 PM
Join this group of knitting enthusiasts who knit for a special cause.
For more information on this group, please contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brromstick Lace w/Lisa Daehlin
Saturday, June 22, 1-4 PM
Join designer, creator Lisa Daehlin and learn the basics of this special and unique lacemaking technique. Included in the class are the ins and outs of increases and decreases, a crucial step towards garment construction and pattern design. Broomstick is easy to learn (provided Lisa's at the helm, of course) and is admired for its beauty and drape in garments and blankets. Participants must know how to make a chain and single crochet stitch. Supplies Needed for Class: crochet hook (size g or h), size 50 plastic knitting needle, one ball of dk or worsted weight yarn (light colored and smooth). Supplies can also be purchased at store.
Exciting New Books
Spring time normally sees the arrival of new books since the designers and publishers like to give us new "grist for our knitting mills" for summertime projects and fall planning. This spring was no exception and here are the newest books just in:
East Coast knitwear designer, Melissa Wehrle, has created a collection that perfectly reflects the rhythm of city life. From a chunky cabled sweater and hat to a beautiful tunic and gossamer cardigan, Melissa's designs are shaped, expertly finished, and ready to be shown off on the street. They feature a variety of construction and finishing techniques and are classic - like the city they appear in!
Nicky does it again - only this time it's for the dolls we all love. She has created 25 playful, fashion patterns for 18-inch dolls. The enchanting pieces include everything from tops and pants to dresses skirts, and coats—even a lacy princess gown! Adorable accessories (hats, headbands, scarves, purses, mitts, and socks) complete this cutest-ever wardrobe - all by Nicky. Note to the practical among us: Not only are they adorable, they are perfect stash busters, as well. Come over to the store,today and pick this special little book up - we expect to sell out fast!
You don't need us to tell you that crochet has made its way back onto the fashion scene in a huge way and is comfortable for both day and night wear. Award-winning designer Doris Chan helps you get more out of crochet with these contemporary and endlessly adaptable patterns that work with a variety of different looks, personal styles, and body shapes. Doris's style aesthetic is as modern as her ideas. This book is a stunner!
Well, that's about it for the moment - but only for the moment. We'll be posting on our usual social media and there's always our newsletter, which will be coming out next week. To sign up, go to www.knittycity.com - or, better yet, just drop by the store, say hi to one of us and sign up there. We're always happy to see you.