Needle Clearance, Thrums, Blocking; Men’s Knit Night

October 1, 2015
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And then it was October.

Fall is certainly here, and hurricane season! The rain the wind… and did you see that moon the other night!? We brought the kids to the beach to watch it change. All of us wondered what the people of ancient times thought of it. Amazing.

After we cleaned up from all our September activities I found a bunch of yarns a new home in our clearance section. Get them while there is still a good selection at 50% off. We have some Bergere, mohair, Pluscious, cottons and more!

We’ve also decided after years of Clover needles we’re going to give a new needle a try. We love the Clovers, but it’s time for a little change. So… all Clover needles are 40% off until they are gone! We still have a full selection to offer. This is a great time to load up for you or as a gift.

I’ve also started the final countdown to election day. I hope you’re “with me” and I can count on your vote this November 3. We’ll celebrate after I win!

I hope to talk soon & see you around the knitting table,



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Thrums, Blocking & GoodReader Workshops are back!

Join us the last two Sundays in October for some of our favorite workshops! These workshops are great for knitters at all levels.

Thrummed Mittens

Add a layer of cozy fleece inside your mittens to keep your fingers toasty this winter. This design is an update on the traditional mittens of Newfoundland and Labrador where knitters salvaged the bits of yarn left over when fabric is cut off of the loom. Worked into the mittens, these ends — or thrums — provide an extra layer of insulation and warmth. Prerequisites: Knitting in the round, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, knit/purl. Saturday October 17, 3-6pm. $30 includes instruction, fleece, and pattern. Worsted weight wool and needles are available for purchase.

Blocking Workshop with Valaree

Blocking won’t fix your mistakes, but it will help shape your knit garment to the right size & allow the fibers to “bloom.” Valaree will demonstrate the process and introduce you to the tools and techniques to make your knitting look its best. Call to register – there will be a bit of homework. Sunday October 18, 10am-12pm. $30

GoodReader for iPad with Jennifer

Jennifer will introduce you to the wonders of using the App GoodReader as a knitting tool. You will learn how to download patterns, keep notes, highlight important instructions & more! Download the app before class. Sunday, October 25, 10am-12noon. $30.

We’re selling sewing machines!


Come check out the new sewing machines that we’re selling! We have 3 shop model machines that will be available for you to order at great price points: $199, $299, $499. They come to us via Ann’s Fabrics and Sewing Machine Center in Canton. Each machine has a variety of bells and whistles for you. We have them out for you to test drive – stop by to check them out!

Upcoming Classes and Workshops!

Men’s Knit Night

Come hang out with other knitting and crocheting friends for a knitting circle just for Men! Join Bill as he hosts this popular evening. BYOB – we’ll provide light fare. THIS Saturday, October 3 6-8pm. Free with good attitude! Please RSVP.

Fall Sew 101 Sessions


This introductory six-hour session will give you experience in the basics of sewing so you will have the knowledge and confidence to undertake projects on your own or in our Sew 102 classes. You will learn to understand, follow and cut out widely-available sewing patterns. All participants will work on the same pattern. Pattern and fabric are available for purchase at Stitch House. Saturday, October 10th OR October 24 OR Saturday, November 21 10am-4pm. $100 plus materials

Develop your Knitting Skills in October

Knit 102 with Shelley

This popular workshop is starting back up on Oct 2! Join Shelley on Friday mornings from 9-11am. $20/session, $75/4-weeks or $100 through Dec 18. That’s 12 classes!

Custom Sweater with Claudia

Claudia will work with you to create your dream sweater using Amy Herzog’s Custom Fit pattern series. Ongoing enrollment starts October 3rd. $100 includes custom pattern, measurements and loads of hand holding. Saturdays, 4-6pm for 10 sessions starting October 3.

Get to Know your

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 for one session.Saturday, October 3 10am-12noon.


I’m in the final countdown to Election Day 2015. I need your help to cross the finish a winner. Would you be able to introduce me to your neighbors? Perhaps you could host a “Meet & Greet” in your home, your back yard or at a local establishment… all in an effort to meet voters, talk City issues and get me one step closer to winning this November. I’d love the help in my run for the Boston City Council 2015! To volunteer for this or to help in any other way, email me at annissaeg or call my cell 617-594-1841. and check out the campaign website – Thank you!

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