Hello out there!
This my first attempt at an on-line newsletter so bear with me. Here goes;
First of all, I want to thank all of you for supporting us for these last 3 years. Without you, the dream of having a fun place to share the love of working with fibers would not be possible. I am deeply grateful. We have recently moved, the actual address is 1412 17th St #E in the Haberfelde Gallery and, for those of you that know the Haberfelde, you can imagine the charm and warmth that the new shop has. It is a perfect place to continue to grow and expand into new fields. As a thank you for your patronage, we are offering you a free gift between December 11-December 24 with every $50 purchase.
On to “What is New” ;
We have new patterns from Karabella (see Interweave Knits Winter 2006 pg 73) that are featuring the more tailored looks. These are marvelous in the Aurora 8, Melange and Space Dyed. There is a KAL for A Cardigan for Arwen at http://knitalongs.xaviermusketeer.com/ in which several of the members are using Aurora 8. IK also has an article on Berta Karapetyan who founded and owns Karabella and she has a book coming out in the spring called Runway Knits. Can’t wait!
We have new colors of Kureyon for those of you that are working on the Lizard Ridge from http://knitty.com/ and I am also using it to work up a variation of Sally Melville’s Faith Jacket which really shows off the striping to good effect.
There is a large shipment of Plymouth in, including Encore, Rimini, 3 kinds of alpaca, Dreambaby and new yarns “Patches” (see IK page 43), “Yesterday”, “Today” and “Tomorrow”. The pattern support for these are easy yet stylish.
Our classes for this month include Scrumbling on 12/16. For anyone who is interested in this freeform process, check out Prudence Mapstone’s website at http://gallery.knotjustknitting.com/. Aren’t the purses marvelous? And it is a super way to use up those bits of yarns you just can’t bare to throw away.
We continue to offer “Accessory Club” on Friday afternoons from 3-6. The patterns and instruction are free and we endeavor to teach a new technique in a fun project. Many of the patterns are originals so you get them before they go on sale.
In January we will begin to explore Shibori which I first saw in Interweave Knits Fall 2005. Check out Jeung-Hwa Park’s work at http://www.guild.com/artist/7086.html to get an idea of the inspiring results that can be accomplished. We are also going to be delving into weaving and hairpin lace as other ways to create gorgeous wearable and home dec items. As I say, we are excited to explore new fields, although knitting will always be my first love, so let us know if there are areas of interest that you would like to see.
Our website should be updated soon so forgive me if this is excessively long, but we have so much happening. In the meantime, I’ve listed our upcoming activities. Come in, check out the ambience of the new location and please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make the experience more pleasant.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!!!!
Karen, Bonnie, Tierney & Natalie
Hope to see you soon!
Friday 12/15-Accessory Club 3-6: Evening Buttonhole Bag
Sat 12/16-10-12: Open lessons, 1-3: Scrumbling
Sun 12/17-1-3: Open lessons & Block Club
Friday 12/22-Accessory Club 3-6: Cabled Hooded Scarf
Sat 12/23-10-12: Open lessons, 1-3 Open lessons
Sun 12/24 1-3: Open lessons & Block Club
Friday 12/29- Accessory Club 3-6: Ojos de Dios Felted Bag
Sat 12/30-10-12: Open lessons, 1-3 Mosiac Mitts (Interweave Knits Holiday issue)
Sun 12/31-1-3: Open lessons & Block Club