Thursday, May 30, 2013
Our spinning instructor, Lisa Rose, is ready to teach you how to spin this summer! She can teach both drop spindle and wheel methods, and you can rent one of our spinning wheels to gain confidence before investing in a wheel of your own. Just call the shop to set up a time for your spinning lesson.
Lisa also is offering a Felting Class for Kids in June and for adults, the chance to weave a handtowel on a larger loom in August. See the newsletter for complete details!
Fiber artist Gika Rector is offering her popular Nuno Felting class several times over the summer. This is a fun class to do with a group of friends!
Classes on the calendar taught by the TY staff include a Short Sleeve Summer Cardigan and Entrelac Scarf, and a new set of technique classes for different levels of knitters. The classes are focused on overcoming different fears knitters may have. For beginners, there is a Fix It class focused on reading the knitted stitches and repairing common beginner mistakes. For intermediate knitters, there is an Afterthought Pocket class in which a pocket will be added to an already knitted piece by snipping the yarn, unraveling it and picking up the live stitches. For more advanced knitters, there is a Cable Repair class involving dropping the stitches that form a cable, reversing the cable and knitting the stitches back up.
Our regular classes remain on the calendar including Beginning and Advanced Knitting, Beginning Crochet, Socks 101, Knit in the Round Hat, Rigid Heddle Weaving, and First Lace Shawl.
Remember that private lessons are always available for all knitting and crochet projects and techniques! And our Sit and Knit area is always available to you any time we are open.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Spinning wheel lessons are scheduled as private lessons with Lisa. Give the shop a call or email us to set up a time!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Space is limited in both classes, so call today to sign up!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, December 6, 2012
If you want to knit socks with yarn that doesn't have any wool, try the new Diversity memory yarn from Plymouth Yarns. Each skein has 420 yards of acrylic and elastic polyester yarn that knits to 8 stitches per inch on US size 2 needles. We have 7 self striping colorways!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
You bring your selection of regular priced merchandise to the counter, put a penny in the gumball machine, the color of your gumball determines your discount!
Red, Pink or Orange = 10% off
Blue or Purple = 20% off
Green = 30% off
Yellow = 50% off
White = $50 Gift Certificate!
Sale discount is for regular priced, in-stock merchandise only. Does not apply to merchandise already marked down, or to special orders (even if they are in stock). The discount is good on regular priced yarn, books, needles, accessories, bags, etc. You will also be earning points toward our rewards program!
The sale runs Thursday through Saturday, November 29, 30 and December 1. We'll be open late Thursday, 10-7, and open Friday and Saturday 10-5.
An update from our Charity Knitting event.....we are donating $130. to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy assistance. Also please bring in your knitted/crocheted items for Star of Hope mission right here in Houston. Deliver those to us by December 1st so we can get them down to Star of Hope! Thanks to all of you for participating in helping out our neighbors, near and far.
Don't forget to let friends and family know what you REALLY want for Christmas.....a Twisted Yarns Gift Certificate!
We look forward to seeing you this weekend. We'll have a few door prizes you can sign up for as well. Don't miss out on the fun!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Join us this Thursday, November 8th, for a day and evening of fibery fellowship, and knitting and crocheting for charity. Our chosen charity is the Star of Hope homeless shelter and we will be collecting hats, scarves, mittens, and other warm items which can be for men, women or children. We will be open from 10am to 8pm that day for sitting, knitting, crocheting and shopping. We will have goodies to eat and drawings all day and evening. Finished items need to be dropped off to us for delivery to the shelter by Saturday, December 1st.
Instead of a discount on yarn for this event, we will be donating 10% of proceeds from sales that entire day to the American Red Cross to help with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
Hope you will join us on Thursday!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
And Lorna's Laces sent more of their Solemate sock yarn with Outlast viscose...
Tardis shawl on Knitty!
And Lorna's sent the new Sportmate yarn which is a sport weight yarn with Outlast viscose...developed by NASA to keep the astronauts at a constant temperature.
Come on by and see what's new!
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Eternity Scarf/Cowl two-part class starts next week on Wednesday, October 10th and continues the following Wednesday. It also is offered the Fridays, November 2nd/9th.
This is a great pattern for entrelac that is knit in the round. It is a good way to learn entrelac on a smaller scale. We’ll use Heather Cabanas’ Entrelac Cowl pattern, and a self striping yarn to really show off those triangles and rectangles. Materials: approx. 200 yds. Silk Garden or Casablanca, or other self striping worsted weight yarn, 16” circular needles in a size 7 or 8 to get gauge, tapestry needle. Fee: $35, includes the pattern. Level: Advanced Beginner (must be proficient at K and P and basic increases/decreases)
Learn the basics of Double Knitting as you make a simple headband. The new Double Knitting class is offered several times in October and November: Tuesday, October 23rd, Saturday, November 10th, and Friday, November 16th.
Knitting is a technique for making a double layered fabric that is reversible.
In this class you will learn the basic double knitting technique while making a
simple winter headband. Make the headband in your school colors and have the
perfect accessory for fall football games! Materials: 2 colors of a smooth
worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220. About 100 yards of each color, 16”
circular needles in size 6 or 7, ring markers. Fee: $25, includes the pattern.
Double Knitting is a technique for making a double layered fabric that is reversible. In this class you will learn the basic double knitting technique while making a simple winter headband. Make the headband in your school colors and have the perfect accessory for fall football games! Materials: 2 colors of a smooth worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220. About 100 yards of each color, 16” circular needles in size 6 or 7, ring markers. Fee: $25, includes the pattern. Level: Intermediate
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
|Pictured is Gayle's swatch knit with JaggerSpun Zephyr|
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
It must be time to start getting the needles and hooks moving for the holidays...the holiday knitting and crochet magazines have been arriving at the shop!
The afghan, shawl and scarf kits from HPKY (Hand Painted Knitting Yarns) have arrived. Be sure to take a look at the Operetta Shawl kit which alternates rows of lace weight kid mohair with a silk and merino bulky weight yarn for a beautiful textural effect, as well as the Yarn Ribbon scarf which uses six different yarns and ribbon to create a stunning scarf.
Jade Sapphire's new cashmere yarn, Brigadoon, is now in stock at the shop. This worsted weight, 100% cashmere yarn comes from Scotland and will make a luxurious gift for someone special! Pictured are patterns for a cowl and for fingerless mitts using the oh, so soft and lovely Brigadoon yarn.
We are working on our newsletter and calendar for October through January. Look for it to be posted here and on our website the last week of September.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
On Saturday, October 13th, there will be a morning workshop on Borders and Buttonholes. The afternoon workshop is Knit to Flatter and Fit.
Sunday morning, the workshop offering is Essential Skills to practice the many techniques knitters need to know. The afternoon workshop is on Emergency Measures to remedy some of the disasters that can happen as we knit. Each workshop is $50.
Follow this link to the Sally Melville workshops for more detailed information! Call the shop today to sign up!
Monday, August 27, 2012
The kids are back in school and September is a week away! Come on by and plan your fall knitting projects while all our fall yarns are in good supply!