Happy Heart Day! Fabric Sale, Men’s Knit & More!‏

A regular scene in our family- always at the rink!

A regular scene in our family- always at the rink!

I know it is so late in the day for my email… and it isn’t because I was out having some fancy, candlelight dinner with the husband – I spent my evening at the ice rink and running errands – oh the Valentine Fun! Actually the kids were super sweet and brought me cards form school and flowers they picked out with Dad. So overall, it was a very nice day for me! And now it is time to get back to it!

I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!I hope you all got a giant box of chocolate! If you didn’t – don’t fret – we’ll have cake here tomorrow night and I will save a piece for you! It does seem quick that our February Birthday Celebration is here, but it is. Clear the final piles of snow and get over and enjoy the party tomorrow night, Friday, February 15 from 6-8pm. All are invited, birthday guests, RSVP so we have a gift for you!
With all that snow last week we had to reschedule our Men’s Knit Night. I hope you can join Stitch House’s Bill for an evening of fun, crafts and knitting around the table on Saturday, February 16 from 5-7pm. We have goodie bags for all guests who attend Saturday as well as food and drink!
Although that seems like enough, we do have more happening at the Stitch House now and through the weekend. All our fabric prints (Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Heather Bailey, Joel Dewberry) are on sale! Come in and get 25% off all fabric prints on the bolt through this Sunday, February 17. One yard minimum please. And then our yarn clearance shelves have exploded with discounted Cascade yarns including select 220, sport, 128 and ultra pima at 50% off regular retail. It is a clearance selection not to be missed!
 
Tomorrow is the last day of our free shipping on our February Project of the Month: Drop Stitch Cowl  in Knit Collage’s Rolling Stone. Make this great cowl and pick your colorway: Sangria Wine, Rain Dance, Boho Dance, Woodstock, Poppy Patch, Shooting Star, Buttercup Glow or Cactus Tree. One skein makes this great project (in less than two hours for most) for only $37 ($49 with needles 24″ circulars US 15).  Email us or call and order this project and you will receive free Priority Shipping! It will be in the mail this evening and in your hands by the start of week and if you can -done in time for Valentine’s Day. This offer is good through February 15. If you would like to just purchase a finished cowl, check out Abi Gregorio’s finished cowls on Etsy. I made one and think it is great. I hope you like it!
And then some classes and workshops for you!
Saturday: Knitting Skills with Katie-  Join Katie Saturdays this winter as she shares her impressive knitting skills.  Expand your knitting knowledge and branch out with new techniques.  Katie is running a Cables and Charts class from 3-5pm.  This workshop costs $20, not including materials and requires pre-registration.
Sunday: Knitting Project Workshop with Claire- Join Claire for her latest Sunday workshop: the Odessa Hat with beads.  Worked in DK yarn, this elegant hat combines a number of great knitting skills: knits, purls, yarn overs, decreases, adding beads with a crochet hook, and working in the round.  Bring or purchase approx. 150 yards of DK yarn, beads, a teeny crochet hook, and size US 4 & 6, 16” circular needle and size US 6 double pointed needles.  Participants should be able to knit and purl…Claire will teach you the rest!  Please call to sign up.  Sunday February 17, 3-5pm. Class cost $20, not including materials.
Sew Intensive for Beginners and New Sewers – So you want to learn to sew or continue developing your skills? Pick your own project and get started. You will learn how to read and follow pattern instructions, cut out patterns, and make minor pattern alterations for a better fit. We start sewing the first week so come with a pattern and fabric ready to go. This class runs 2 Saturdays for $75 (does not include materials) Light lunch provided. Students bring pattern, fabric, thread (call or email for more info) **  February 16& 23, 10am-2pm **  March 9 & 16, 10am-2pm.
 
Introduction to Sewing – This four week class will give you experience in the basics of sewing so that you will have the knowledge and confidence to undertake projects on your own. You will learn how to understand and follow pattern instructions, cut out patterns and make minor pattern alterations for a better fit. In addition you will learn clothing construction fundamentals such as seams, darts, waistbands, zippers, buttonholes and hem techniques. $75 for instruction, students bring pattern, fabric, thread (call or email for more info).     **Tuesday Mornings 10am-12pm, March 5, 12, 19, 26.  ****Thursdays 6-9pm, March 7, 14, 21.
Crochet 101/102Learn to crochet or work on expanding your crochet skills in this evening class.  Jeanne can help you learn the basics and get you started on a project that will get you into the crochet groove.  $75 includes 4 weeks of instruction.  Admission is “rolling” meaning you may start your 4 weeks any Wednesday evening, 6-8pm.
 
Get To Know Your SEWING MACHINE PLUS! GTK PLUS is a 2 hour workshop to familiarize yourself with either your personal sewing machine, or ours. We’ll introduce you to the machine, including turning it on, threading it, learning the basic stitches and functions, and caring for it. We also will show you how to select appropriate new-sewer patterns, read them and measure yourself for a good fit. You will leave this session feeling good about your beginner skills, a handy packet of information to use at home and a starter project for your first sewing class with us. Even if you aren’t taking a sewing class with us, this is a great opportunity to learn a few basics. If you are bringing your own sewing machine- bring all the pieces and the manual (if you can find it!). If you don’t own a machine, come get to know our machines. This workshop also includes taking your measurements, picking appropriate patterns and how to select fabrics and notions. Class cost: $20. Pick one of the following sessions offered: Saturdays  March 2,  April 6, or May 4 10am – 12 noon OR Wednesday March 13 from 6-8pm OR Tuesdays, February 26, April 30, 10am-12noon.

We have so much happening here but if you don’t see something you like, either in classes or product, let me know. I want to provide you with the best experience here at Stitch House!

I hope to see you soon!
Annissa
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Stitch House
846 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-265-8013
Mondays 10am-6pm
Tuesday- Friday 10 to 8pm
Saturday 10 to 6pm
Sunday 12 to 6pm
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