Need your input, Weekend Activities

February 10, 2016
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I need your help! We’re working on adding a few yarns as we start to think of Spring – tell me some of your favorites? Colors too. I know you have some great ideas to help us build some new brands and yarns. Thank you in advance.

While your searching your stash for your favorites, consider donating some of your crafts to the Roslindale Public Library’s Craft Fair/Sale. You can drop your craft items (yarn, books, accessories) at the Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131or bring to the Stitch House and we’ll get it over there! You should also consider supporting the Friends of the Library and join them for the sale March 3-4-5. I have been invited to speak at their kick off celebration (very cool). Join me!

This weekend we have a few fun activities for you. First Bill’s Skills on Saturday 2-4pm, Valaree’s Blocking Session Sunday morning 10am-12noon and then Chad’s One-Day Sock Clinic Sunday 12-4pm.

This month Valaree is hosting our Saturday Night Quick Knit & a Movie on February 26 6-9pm. She’ll be showing the classic My Cousin Vinny and the pattern is a quick headband. $10+ materials. Reserve your seat now!
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Perhaps we will see you this Friday Night 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.

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Knit 101/102 & Crochet 101/102

Join 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

Valentine’s Day One-Day Sock Clinic

Spend 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.

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Sunday, February 14 12-4pm
$50 plus materials.

Blocking Workshop
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.
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, February 20 10am-4pm.
$100 plus materials

Knit-A-Long with Stitch House
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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.
Box Tops!

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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 for one session.Wednesday, February 17
6pm-8pm
Saturday, March 5
10am-12noon
Wednesday, March 16
6-8pm
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