Prepare for Snow? Quick Knits and More!

January 13, 2016
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Yes. There is snow coming and based on the news reports, I have no idea how much we’re getting. It could be a dusting, or a foot. Welcome Winter (check out our Quick Knit & Movie for cowl selection). Anyway, get yourself in to the Stitch House just in case you get snowed in – and need a project!

You could make what I’ve been knitting. I have WingSpan on my needles using Noro Silk Garden Sock. It is stunning! One of my closest friends just had a baby girl so I want to know what you’ve got going that I could make as a gift for them. Maybe you could meet me at City Hall Friday? We have an active lunch time knitting group at 12noon on the Mezzanine.

We have some new fun happening this new year. I love celebrating your birthdays with you so we’re making that party a part of our monthly plans. Join us the 1st Friday of each month for cake (next one Feb 4th) but at anytime during your birthday month you can enjoy a one-time 20% discount on your purchase.

We’re also adding some special events you’ll find described in this email in addition to our “Quick Knit & Movie”. Valaree is starting a Knit 102 Sunday mornings 10am-12noon kicking off February 7 and Bill is sharing his skills with you Saturdays 2-4pm. As always, please call to sign up and check out our class listing below.

Perhaps we will se you this Friday for social knitting 6-8pm?

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Develop your Knitting Skills
this Winter!

Knit 102 with Melissa
Join Melissa on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. $20/session (as avail), $75/4-weeks. Ongoing Enrollment. Please pre-register.

Knit 102 with Shelley

Join Shelley on Friday mornings from 9-11am. $20/session, $75/4-weeks. Ongoing Enrollment. Please pre-register.

Knit 102 with Valaree

Join Valaree on Sunday mornings from 10am-12noon $20/session (as avail), $75/4-weeks. Starts February 7. Please pre-register.

Custom Sweater with Claudia
Claudia will work with you to create your dream sweater using Amy Herzog’s Custom Fit pattern series. Ongoing enrollment-join when you’re ready to start your sweater! $100 includes custom pattern, measurements and loads of hand holding.
Saturdays, 4-6pm for 10 sessions. $100.
Starts January 9. Please pre-register.

Bill’s Skills
Join Bill Saturday afternoons to sharpen your skills and work towards a a sampler afghan. Using Rowan Pure Wool worsted weight (or substitute) every session you’ll focus on a new skill: lace, cables, texture and more! This is great for those who are newer knitters but super comfy with knits, purls and casting on and off.
8 Sessions $100 or $20 per session, plus materials.
Saturday Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 5, 26 2-4pm. Please call to register.

Get to Know your SEWING MACHINEis 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, February 6 10am-12noon
Knit 101/102 & Crochet 101/102Join us for a 4-week introduction to knitting or crochet! You will learn how to cast on, basic stitches, and how to bind off, and be ready to undertake projects on your own. Pick a session that works for you and call us to sign up for the next available class. Classes are $75 for 4 weeks of 2 hr/week classes with our fabulous instructors.

Knit 101 sessions:

Sundays 1:30-3:30pm

Sundays 4-6pm

Tuesdays 6-8pm

Wednesdays 6-8pm

Saturdays 9-11am

Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm

Knit 102 sessions:
Thursdays 6-8pm
Fridays 9-11am

All knitting classes include Monday lunchtime open knitting each week from 12noon-2pm.

Crochet 101/102:

Wednesdays 6-8pm

Quick Knit & Movie

We’re starting something new and fun for the new year! The last Saturday of every month the Stitch House staff is taking turns hosting a movie night and knit. The idea is a little comedy film and a knit that can handle the distraction of laughter! Annissa is hosting our first session Saturday, January 30 6-9pm, so she gets to pick the movie,
Bad Teacher, and the project… Let’s do the fun necklace Petarli using 50 yards fingering, sock or light DK with coordinating needles. $10 per person. Materials not included.
Please RSVP.
9be68c8e-9061-4b07-a933-d49858aa9006.jpgI had some feedback on this that a few folks would like an “alternative” project… I suggest free pattern Winter’s End Cowl (hopeful thinking!). I made mine in one skein of Mad Tosh ASAP. You could too!

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Winter Sew 101 Sessions

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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, January 23 10am-4pm.
$100 plus materials

Holiday Sewing Machine Special – for Kids! $249 includes New Year Lesson

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I learned to sew when I was 6… and I haven’t stopped since. This is one piece of technology you should encourage your kids to use! We’re running a special this season for kids. Purchase our Anna Sewing machine (basic, great model) for $199 and have access to an exclusive Get To Know Your Sewing Machine for Kids for $50 offered January 30th 10am-12noon so they can get comfortable with their new “toy”.

We have 1 new machine in shop, ready to go home with you! For adults looking for that great, first machine – or new one after a while away from sewing, we recommend the Molly at $299. It is just fancy enough to not be the kids’ machine, but not so complicated that you’ll be intimidated. For purchases made of this machine or the Rachel ($499) you’ll get a private 1-hour lesson scheduled at your convenience with our sewing instructor.

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Do you see these? The boys’ school is collecting them to raise funds for programing. Could you share your’s with me? If you could collect and bring in as you come visit us, that would be helpful! Thank you.

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