You know that sometimes I prefer to talk about my kids… forget the current knitting pattern, the newest quilting technique or our best class ever, I do like to do a little bragging every now and then. Today is the day. Last week I watched the triplets win the Savin Hill Little League Minors Championship! They were so pumped. It was a blast and quite the celebration.
For as long as I can remember, when a team wins at Savin Hill, they take a victory dip. If you timed your travels right, you could see it from the expressway! That’s Charlie up front. Perhaps the most excited kid you’d ever meet!
Ok – now back to what you really want to read about. Last week was World Wide Knit In Public Week and we had a number of you send in pictures of you knitting away in public. We posted a number to Facebook and I picked a “winner” – I think you will agree, this is a the coolest submission from Lauren G.
This weekend and next week we have a number of ways to help you get into your Summer knitting. Tonight Kathleen continues her Wild Wednesday knitting projects, on Saturday morning we have Alterations with Moo and then Bill is kicking off his Kyna Shawl at 3pm. On Sunday Valaree is running a Blocking Workshop starting at 10am – one of the BEST workshops we run! And this is the LAST weekend of the Fabric Sale! Find some great prints at 40% off!
All Summer we are here Friday nights knitting and crocheting away. Join us around the table anytime after 6pm and feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share! Oh – and because you read this blog, check out below for a coupon to use on any of our books! Thank you!
June July & August
Closed Mondays, Closed Friday, July 4th
Planning Ahead? Other Upcoming Workshops:
Binding Off & Casting On
Come join us for a lesson designed to expand your skills in beginning and finishing your projects. We’ll learn news ways to both cast on and bind off our projects including the long tail and the knitted cast on, then move on to the provisional cast on – often used in shawls and to make garments with a hem, as well as a folded picot edge, and a knitted picot edge cast on.
After that, we’ll move to binding off, where we’ll learn how to work a three needle bind off, a sewn bind off, Jenny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off and then finish off with a picot edge.
Sunday, July 27, 10am-12noon $20
Stitch House Blood Drive
for Children’s Hospital
Saturday, September 6 9am-3pm
Summer Sundays & Wild Wedensdays!
June 18 & 25 April Showers in Mimi Hand-dyed $32 Includes Materials!
July 2 Animal “Stuffies”
Angora Bunny and More! $12 Includes Materials!
July 9 & 16 Flanders Scarf in Malabrigo Finito $40 Includes Materials!
Sundays 10am – 12:00pm:
June 29 Blocking Workshop
July 13 & 20 Double Points/Toe Up Socks
July 27 Casting On/Binding Off
Kyna Celtic Cable Shawl
June 28, July 19 & August 9. $60 plus materials.
The Stitch House invites you to make the beautiful Kyna Celtic Cable Shawl by Lucy Hague with the extraordinary knitter Bill Dristas. We have a sample on display at the Stitch House. You should be comfortable stretching your skills for this beauty!
You will need: Kyna pattern (purchase in-shop or online), circular US#6, cable needle, stitch markers, 400 yards fingering yarn such as: Tosh Merino Light, Tosh Sock, Rowan Fine Art, Ella Rae Lace Merino. This workshop costs $60 plus materials and is designed for all knitters who are comfortable knitting and purling and have some cabling experience.
Saturday, June 28th
Learn simple alterations techniques for your clothing. No Sewing experience necessary.
Sunday, June 29, 10am-12pm. $20.
There’s one more important step after finishing your sweater or lace shawl: blocking! Blocking is a process of shaping a knit garment to the proper size and allows the fibers to “bloom.” It won’t fix your mistakes but it usually makes everything look a lot better! Valaree will demonstrate the process and introduce you to the tools and techniques to make your knitting look its best. You will leave feeling confident to block your latest cast-off. Call 617.265.8013 to register…there will be a bit of homework.
Toss Pillow w/ Zipper Closure
Tuesday, July 1 from 10am-12pm. $40 includes materials.
Come sew with Annissa and make one pillow. Using one of our fantastic fabrics, make a lovely square toss pillow with a zipper closure and insert. This is a wonderful way to learn how to insert a zipper – and have something cool to take home. Call 617.265.8013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Summer Kid Camp Sessions!
For kids ages 8-12, 10am – 12:30pm. $150 per 3 day session
July 8-9-10 Quilting & Sewing
July 15-16-17 Knitting and Fiber Skills
July 22-23-24 Crafting Assortment
Use this coupon towards the purchase of any book, in-stock, at the Stitch House between now and July 31. One per customer please. If you would prefer us to ship you a book – we are happy to do so for a $3 s/h charge. Call 617.265.8013 for more details.
Offer Expires: July 31, 2014