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Two new FREE classes for some holiday fun!

We’ve just added a couple of classes to our December schedule that will provide you with some new skills and beautiful holiday decorations that you may want to share.

 

ornaments

On Tuesday December 2nd from 6 – 7:30 pm, Julie will be offering a FREE demonstration of the crochet stitches used to make the darling Snowflower ornaments you see above.

This quick and easy crochet pattern could be used to create delicate decorations for your holiday tree, to spruce up the wrapping of your hand made gifts or as gifts on their own for your friends and family.

You’ll cast on with mini skeins of Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails.  When you see the amazing array of colors we have in stock you’ll want to make dozens!

 

wreath

On Saturday December 6th from 9 – 11am, Theresa will be sharing tips and tricks to complete on of her favorite holiday patterns: the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas’ Wooly Wreath and Garlands.  The pattern makes wreaths of two sizes and we’ve kitted up the materials needed for this project.   Our class is FREE for those who purchase the kit.

Each kit includes a copy of the pattern and the appropriate yardage of deliciously soft Fleece Artist Slubby Blue yarn to make a generously full wreath that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.  The smaller wreath kit is $52 and the larger is $97.

Theresa will provide help to master the tricky wrapped stitch that creates all those soft beautiful loops of yarn that create the downy texture that we love.

We hope that you can join the fun!  Remember to call us at 970-407-1461 and reserve your spot before registration closes next Saturday.

A KAL for you to consider

We are very excited about the Spinnery Mewesic yarn that we have at the shop.

This beautifully tweedy 100% wool DK weight yarn has gathered a lot of attention recently because it is featured in Amy Christoffer’s new shawl pattern Gold Rush.

 

© Amy Christoffers/ Savory Knitting

© Amy Christoffers/ Savory Knitting

We wanted to be sure to let you know that there is a KAL for this pattern that begins Monday November 24th.  This will give you a beautiful project to work on just in time for one of the busiest travel weeks of the year!

You can find out more details on the Raverly discusson board here.   You’ll connect new friends across the country who who love knitting as much as you do and you may find some inspiring project photos as knitters get started later this month.

You should also know that here is a contest associated with this KAL, whomever posts the most about their project on the Thanksgiving 2014 KAL discussion board will win a $25 Spinnery gift certificate.

 

msk mewesic

We have a wonderful selection of Mewesic in the shop for you to choose from.  You only need four skeins to complete Amy’s shawl.

You may also want to consider using Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance. (Kate has chosen 4 skeins of the Earl Grey color for her shawl – second from the left on the top row).

 

msk alpaca elegance

This 50/50 blend of Targee wool and alpaca has a beautiful drape to it that could be a perfect match for the Gold Rush Shawl.

 

equinox

We have a sample in the shop of Kate’s first published pattern the Equinox Poncho knit up by our dear friend Helen from Boulder and modeled by Theresa above.  You can easily see how beautifully this yarn knits up into a fabric that you want to wrap yourself up in.

We hope that you pop into the shop soon to see these two beautiful new yarns we have in stock.  If you decide to join the Gold Rush Shawl KAL, you may want to visit before the 24th when the fin begins!

An exclusive yarn

We are very pleased to announce that My Sister Knits is the first LYS in the Us to carry Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mewesic.

This yarn features a rustic blend of soft wools from a variety of breeds including Rambouillet, Columbia, Targhee and Friesian which has been mixed with the lustrous fleeces from Corriedale, Montadale and Romneys.

The result is a lofty yet durable yarn with great stitch definition.  The Spinnery makes woolen processed yarns that provide warmth without the weight of worsted processed yarns.

 

msk mewesic

We have a wonderful sample of Ysolda’s Blank Canvas Sweater that Kate knit up earlier this fall as her Rhinebeck sweater.  This beautifully simple pullover with flattering waist shaping perfectly illustrates how stunning this yarn is.

 

mewesic blank canvas

The rich tweedy color is the result of blending pre-dyed wool in the carding process.  You’ll find a depth of color here that is impossible to achieve any other way.

We hope that you can visit us soon to see these skeins for yourself.  We can’t wait to see what you make with it!

Stocking stuffer ideas

Theresa gathered some great gift ideas this week that could be perfect as stocking stuffers or for gift swap ideas that need to remain within a budget.

 

stocking stuffers

Knitter’s Pride Knit blockers and small bottles of Soak and Eucalan are perfect for lace knitters on your list that love to block out their projects for perfect results. Many of us in the shop use them as a finishing touch for every project we knit.

Our two Lilly Brush products will keep hand knits looking fresh and brand new all winter long.

And all of us love the luxury of wonderful creams that keep our hands soft through winter’s extremes.

 

baggu shop

Our fun collection of Baggu shopping bags can help organize anyone.  These slim envelopes can slide into any handbag or glove compartment ensuring a reusable shopping bag is always close at hand when you need it.

We have other fun gift ideas that we are eager to share with you, and visiting us during our special Thanksgiving weekend sale (Friday November 28th and Saturday November 29th) will ensure that you can enjoy some savings while gathering your holiday gifts for this season.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

We’ve reorganized the shop

The girls have been very busy over the last several weeks changing the location of many of our beautiful skeins of yarn.  The shop has never looked better and we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what we’ve accomplished.

 

bulky reorg

As you can see here, we’ve gathered yarns of similar gauge together and labeled them with little chalkboard signs for easy identification.

Our first floor is now home to all of our worsted, aran, chunky and bulky yarns.  Everything you need for warm winter woolens, quick knits and last minute gifts can be found as you walk through our door.

 

sport reorg

Upstairs, you’ll find you favorite lighter weight yarns including all of our lace, fingering, sport and DK.

 

shibui wall (2)

We’ve made an exception of our Shibui wall which will remain downstairs keeping all of those beautiful skeins together the better to mix and match them into the multi-stranded projects we love so much.

We look forward to your next visit when we can walk you through the shop to reorient you to where you’ll find your favorites.