Well I’ve been at City Hall for exactly a month and it has been incredible. My only downside… less time at the Stitch House (actually almost no time) and getting to this weekly email to you! Now that we’ve hit the month mark, our crash corse to City Hall 101 is winding down and I’ll have a little bit more predictability in my schedule.
But even without me there is a ton going on at the Shop. I have always know that the Stitch House’s success and bustle isn’t about me, it is about you and the staff! I hope you’ll join them for something fun in the next few weeks because we have lots happening.
First, thanks for all the joined me for our first Quick Knit & a Movie. We watched “Bad Teacher” with Cameron Diaz and knit Petrali. It was a fun movie for sure! And for me I never watch movies, so this was a hit for me! This month Valaree is hosting on February 26 6-9pm. She’ll be posting her project and movie next week. Reserve your seat now!
And just because I couldn’t help myself when I found this….Not appropriate for a Councilor to share but you have to check out this free pattern Magical F-Unicorn Gloves.
Perhaps we will se you tonight for Friday Night social knitting 6-8pm?
|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.
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.
|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:
Knit 102 sessions:
All knitting classes include Monday lunchtime open knitting each week from 12noon-2pm.
One-Day Sock ClinicSpend the day with Chad to go over sock theory, material choice, heel and toe design, and pattern algorithms. You will select your own sock pattern, from simple to complex.
Sunday, February 14 12-4pm
$50 plus materials.
|Winter 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, February 20 10am-4pm.
$100 plus materials
|Knit-A-Long with Stitch House
Join Valaree for Two Harbors Poncho Knit-a-Long. Saturdays, Feb. 20th and March 5th; 6-9PM. KAL free with purchase of yarn.
Sample is knit in Blue Sky Alpaca Extra (4 main color & 1 contrast color). Pattern available online or through store.Call early to ensure color choice and to sign up.
Yarn must be purchased and wound before start of KAL.
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 allowing the fibers to “bloom.” It won’t fix your mistakes but it 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 toregister…there will be a bit of homework. Sunday, February 14, 10am-12pm. $30.
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.
| 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 for one session.
Saturday, February 6 10am-12noon
Wednesday, February 17 6pm-8pm