Mitten Workshop, Ornament Contest, Getting Ready…

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are now in holiday season full swing. Cold weather, snow on its way and more lends itself when you’re in this business… and we have the projects and gifts you need to get through this next month!
This weekend Lisa is back, this time teaching her color work mitten class. You loved her for Boston Strong Hats and designing your own, now come really have fun with a color work mitten! they look so much more complicated than they are – just take it one section at a time… and in no time you’ll have the best gift to give or keep – stunning mittens!
Sunday morning 10am-12noon, we’re kicking off our Give-Back Sundays with a special project. We will be finishing Nana’s Dolls (customer Mara’s Nana) and her sweaters. Please bring sewing needle to weave in ends and attach pieces. If you can also bring 4 matching 1″ buttons for sweaters. We have small gifts for all that participate and a raffle prize for all knitter/crocheters to have a chance to win that morning. Good times for sure.
And, now that December is here, please enter our ornament contest! All ornaments will be displayed and winner announced at our Stitch House holiday party on Friday, December 19.
In the meantime, come Friday night and enjoy some time with social knitting and crochet. You are welcome from 6-8pm and bring some munchies to share.
Annissa
We will be closing early Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and CLOSED December 25th and January 1.

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WEDNESDAY Workshops with Kathleen
Join Kathleen for these *FREE with purchase knitting evenings through Christmas.

Don’t let the early darkness brought on by the return to Standard Time keep you at home – we’ve got a fun roster of Wednesday Night Mini Knits to keep you busy through December! As always, the workshop is free if you purchase the pattern and yarn at the shop – please call to reserve your spot, spaces are limited to 6 per workshop!

December 10
Holiday Decorations – get into the spirit of the season with cute mini sweater, sock and mitten patterns that you can use to adorn your home all winter long!
December 17
Finish It Off – come in to finish any of your previous Wednesday projects
December 24 
No class – Have a lovely Christmas Eve!
December 31 
No class – Happy New Year!

Knitting Classes!

Knit 102 Friday mornings & Thursday evenings

Join Shelley for Knit 102 this Fall. She kicks of the season with Friday mornings 9-11am and select Thursday evenings. Register and get the whole Fall for $100. Each week Shelley will help you with your independant projects and do a mini-lesson on a variety of skills. Call for more details and to hold your seat!

We also offer Knit 101 sessions on Mondays 10am-12noon, Tuesdays 6-8pm and Saturdays 9-11am. $75 for 4 sessions. Sign up for a session This week and bring a friend forFREE!

Offer expires November 15.

More classes can be found on our website!

bumperGuess what I’m gearing up for again… yes. I am ready to get back at it. I hope you will join me for my birthday party and announcement! Friday, December 12 6-10pm at the Banshee.

Colorwork Mittens with Lisa McFetride!
Sunday, December 7 & 14

Lisa McFetridge returns, this time to make MITTENS! Join her in making her design Whimsical Odds & Ends Mittens using up your stash and working on your colorwork skills. Participants should know how to knit and purl in the round. Skills developed in this workshop include changing colors, colorwork and create thumb gusset. Using a heavy worsted weight yarns on very small needles and the result is a very warm, durable fabric that doesn’t need any lining to keep out the cold and wind on the coldest day. The other upside to such a dense fabric is very little wear, tear & very little piling.

This workshop meets 2 Sundays, Dec. 7 & 14 from 4-6pm. $80 includes 10 mini-skeins of worsted weight yarn. Additional materials to purchase include main wool and needles. Call to pre-register and receive materials list.

Ornament Conte
Now that December is here, we’re excited to get in the holiday spirit with a contest! Create an ornament by sewing, crocheting, or knitting, bring it in by 12/19, and we’ll display it in the shop for customer voting. The winner will be announced on 12/19 at the shop holiday party! If you need inspiration, check out Ravelry and Pinterest, or sign up for Wednesday Mini-Knits on 12/10 to make mini ornaments.

MORE Sewing Classes!

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Get to Know Your SEWING MACHINE 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. 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. $30.

Wednesday, Dec 10, 6-8pm. OR Saturday, Dec 13th, 10am-12 noon.

December Give-back Sundays…

December 7

10 am-12 noon Nana’s Dolls & Sweaters

We’ll be finishing Mara’s Nana’s knit and crochet baby sweaters and dolls. Please bring matching 1″ buttons and darning needles. We’ll also have extra supplies.

December 14

10 am – 12 noon Hats for Kids & Adults

We’ll be knitting hats for Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber. Bring a ball of yarn and matching needles, we’ll have a collection of patterns to pick from… including this cool one.

 

December 21

10 am-12noon Blankets

I have a collection of blankets with small tears. Help me hand-patch them and give to the Italian Home for Children. Bring your knitting, this will be a quickie project.

 December 28

10am- 12noon  TBA

We’ll chat over the weeks to decide how we’ll use this week.

All crafters will be entered into a drawing for weekly raffle. Items will be donated to local charities weekly.

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