Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Week Hours

Thanksgiving Week Shop hours will be as follows:
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10am - 4pm

Note: Since there will be no Sit & Stitch on Wednesday, November 24th, we will celebrate the November birthdays on the 17th with a cake and lots of fun!!!

Terrific Humanitarian Opportunity for Fiber Enthusiasts

As the holiday season nears, we want to share some information with you about a project that we feel is very important and worthy of our notice ~ Heifer International. The Heifer Project supplies people and communities with the tools and livestock to help them emerge from poverty and become self-reliant. Families learn to grow food and raise animals for food, income, and for making textiles. Then, the families pass this gift on to others by giving one offspring from each animal to another family in need. We share this with you because you may want to help by purchasing animals or shares of animals to be given to a family ~ check out the holiday gift ideas. The Knitter's Basket includes one llama, one alpaca, one sheep, and one angora bunny to keep a family fiber rich! Click on the links in this paragraph to learn even more about this terrific organization.

Yarn Nook Christmas Party 2010

Yarn Nook will host its 6th Annual Christmas Party during the Oil Center Festival of Lights on Friday, December 3rd, 4pm - until. You are welcome to stop by for refreshments while attending the festival or to stay at the shop for the duration of the party. We hope you will plan to be there!

November Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. Call the shop for special pricing for groups of four or more.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, November 10, 17, 24, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, November 10, 17, 24, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

Christmas Gifts Project Class
Learn to make a hat, cowl, lace scarf, mittens, fingerless gloves, or any other gift you have in mind. Call to schedule your project class or get a group of friends together for a discounted class fee. ($20 for a 2 hour class or $15 for a 2 hour class for more than 3 people). Please note that Yarn Nook supplies must be used for our classes.

All the Rage - Berroco Kirra Knit Jacket, $40
Learn to make this stylish and flattering sweater/jacket. Class fee is for the total project from start to finish. Come by the shop to sign up and pick out your yarn. Sign up by November 30 ~ yarn will be ordered in December and classes will be scheduled at your convenience in January. (Hint: Order your yarn the week of Thanksgiving for a 25% discount!)

Project Class, $20 per session
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own. Call to schedule at your convenience.

Would you like to take a knitting class along with your child? Mother and daughter or mother and son knitting classes are available at a special rate ~ call the shop for details.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October Sale

This month we are making it easy for you to add to your stash or treat yourself to something you have had your eye on in the shop ~ October's sale is $10 off your purchase of $50 or more on any regular priced items! We have also added many yarns to the 50% off section in the shop ~ stop by soon for best selection.

Fall Gathering Craft Show at the Cottage Shoppe

The Fall Gathering Craft Show at the Cottage Shoppe is the place to be the weekend of October 23rd and 24th, 10am - 4pm. You are welcome to submit any of your knitted or crocheted items for sale in Yarn Nook's booth at the craft show ~ you will, of course, receive any money your items earn. Beginning Tuesday, October 19th, you may begin dropping off items at the shop to be included in the show ~ we will provide price tags for you to attach to your items. We hope that you will take the time to join us at the craft show for a fun knit in public weekend as well ~ bring your current project and a lawn chair! Map to the Cottage Shop here.

2010 Festival Acadiens et Creoles

Join us for fiber and fun during Festival Acadiens et Creoles on Saturday, October 9th. We would love for you to stop by Yarn Nook on your way to this amazing festival in Girard Park (just 1 block from the shop)! We plan to sit outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, relax, knit or crochet, and enjoy the great festival music. More information about the festival here.

October Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. Call the shop for special pricing for groups of four or more.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

Lace Class, $30
Saturday, October 30, 1pm - 3pm
In this fun and informative class you will learn the basics of lace knitting and reading charts while creating a beautiful scarf. After the class session is over, we will be glad to lend a hand anytime you need help along the way to your completed scarf.

Project Class, $20 per session
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own. Call to schedule at your convenience.

Would you like to take a knitting class along with your child? Mother and daughter or mother and son knitting classes are available at a special rate ~ call the shop for details.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. Call the shop for special pricing for groups of four or more.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles, one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern. (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, Sept 8, 15, 22, 29, 1pm - 3pm
I
n this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time! (Intermediate Class)
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class

Project Class, $20 per session
Tuesdays, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, 10am - 12pm
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own.

Beyond the Basics Class, $30
Thursday, Sept 9th, 9:30am - 11:30am
In this informative class you will learn to "read" your knitting, how to fix mistakes, and more tips that will help with your knitting. Please ask about the small homework assignment when signing up for this class. Required materials: two circular needles of the same size or close in size (sizes 7, 8, or 9 please), a tapestry needle, a crochet hook (size G, H, or I) and one skein or ball of worsted weight yarn (lighter colors will be easier to work with).

Clapotis Class, $30
Friday, Sept 17th, 1pm - 3pm
The Clapotis wrap/scarf is not only beautiful and fun to knit, but also a great way to learn several fun and useful techniques. In this class we will get you well on your way with your Clapotis project, and we will be glad to lend a hand anytime you need help along the way to your completed wrap. Visit the shop to see shop samples of this terrific project.

Cast-on and Bind-off Class, $30
Thursday, Sept 23rd, 9:30am - 11:30am
Would you like to have many different cast-ons and bind-offs in your "knitting bag of tricks"? Join us for this class and you will learn several different cast-ons and bind-offs as well as when and why you would use each. You will be amazed at the pretty and interesting techniques you will master. Please ask about the small homework assignment when signing up for this class. Required materials: two circular needles of the same size or close in size (sizes 7, 8, or 9 please), a tapestry needle, a crochet hook (size G, H, or I), and two different colors of worsted weight yarn (lighter colors will be easier to work with).

Would you like to take a knitting class along with your child? Mother and daughter or mother and son knitting classes are available at a special rate ~ call the shop for details.

September Sale Items

This month's sale items are:
20% off Berroco Yarns & Patterns
20% off Aslan Trends Yarns
20% off Plymouth Yarns
20% off Clover Circular Needles
50% off In-stock Susan Bates Knitting Needles
30% off Selected Maggie Knits Books
30% off Drops Pattern Books

Change in Shop Hours

Beginning September 7th Yarn Nook will go back to normal shop hours after an abbreviated summer schedule. The shop hours will be:
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm (Sit & Stitch 6pm - 8pm)
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Community Project Group

Join us on Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm - 3pm, to sit and knit or crochet your community projects. We will be working on various projects including Helmetliners, Neck Gaiters, Chemo Caps, and Prayer Shawls. Working on these items for donation is a great way to combine your love for knitting or crocheting with your willingness to help others!

August Classes & Workshops

Because August is so busy with vacations and kids going back to school, we will be offering all classes at your leisure for one more month. Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. NEW ~ call the shop to inquire about after hours classes!

Project Class
If there is a particular project you would like help tackling or if there is a new technique you would like to learn, we would be glad to schedule a class for you.

Sock Class
In this class you will learn to knit socks on two sets of circular needles. You may choose to knit your socks one at a time or two at a time.

Would you like to take a knitting class along with your child? Mother and daughter or mother and son knitting classes are available at a special rate ~ call the shop for details.

New Arrivals

In the past few weeks, we have stocked many beautiful new yarns and more colors of some of your favorite yarns. Come by soon to find your next fiber inspiration!
  • Cascade Nikki ~ 100% wool
  • Cascade Handpainted Sock Yarns
  • Cascade Eco Duo
  • Cascade Pure Alpaca
  • New colors of Cascade 220
  • Maggie Knits Melange
  • Mango Moon Capra ~ 70% mohair, 30% silk
  • New colors of Malabrigo
  • Lots of new Schaefer yarns with patterns from Lauren Nelkin

August Sale Items

This month, Yarn Nook is offering a terrific back to school sale on the following items:
  • 15% off all buttons, bags, magazines and books
  • 50% off in stock Susan Bates knitting needles ~ supply is going fast!
  • 30% off Maggie Knits books
  • 30% off Drops Pattern books

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Sale

To help you get a head start on your Christmas knitting, Yarn Nook is offering a great sale this month ~ $10 off any purchase of $50 or more!

July Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Because summer is so busy with kids home from school and vacations being planned, we will be offering all classes at your leisure again this month. Any of the classes listed below can be scheduled at your convenience ~ for you or a group of your friends. NEW ~ call the shop to inquire about after hours classes!

Project Class

If there is a particular project you would like help tackling or if there is a new technique you would like to learn, we would be glad to schedule a class for you.

Sock Class
In this class you will learn to knit socks on two sets of circular needles. You may choose to knit your socks one at a time or two at a time.

Intermediate Blanket Class
In this class we will be working on the beautiful Serenity Blanket pictured at the top of this email. Some of the new techniques you will learn while knitting this terrific piece include a handy new circular cast-on, cables, knitting in the round, and increasing.

Leaf Pattern Stole Class

In this beginner class you will learn to increase, decrease, and read a beginner chart. Kim’s sample of this beautiful stole can be found at the shop.

Would you like to take a knitting class along with your child? Mother and daughter or mother and son knitting classes are available at a special rate ~ call the shop for details.

Are you looking for something for your kiddos to do this summer? Give your child a gift of knitting skills they will love and be able to use all of their lives ~ we are offering individual or group knitting lessons for 7 to 16 year olds. Students will be taught the basics of knitting while developing motor skills, dexterity, concentration and mathematics skills. Call to schedule at your convenience.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fourth of July Shop Hours

Reminder: Yarn Nook will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd for the Fourth of July Holiday.

World-wide Knit In Public Day Celebration


On Sunday, June 27th, the Yarn Nookers will celebrate World-wide Knit In Public Day. We will be knitting and crocheting at CC's Community Coffee House in River Ranch from 1pm until 6pm. There are two CC's coffee houses in River Ranch ~ we will be at the one near the City Club and Cafe Roma. We hope you will join us and encourage your friends and family to do so as well. This will be a great opportunity for us to get together and share our knitting love with the public. In the past, our knit in public events have been a great success and have encouraged many people to begin knitting including many of our dear friends who are now fellow Yarn Nookers. Please come by and bring a project or two to work on ~ stay long enough to stitch just one row or to complete an entire project!

Paula, the manager of CC's, has been very helpful and is excited about us spending time at her shop on Knit In Public Day. She has generously offered anyone who brings in a printout of this post a 10% discount off their purchases during our Knit In Public event.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Sale Items

For the entire month of June:
  • Della Q bags and needle cases are 20% off
  • All Cascade yarns are 20% off

June Classes & Workshops

Because summer is so busy with kids home from school and vacations being planned, we thought that we would try something new for classes this month. We will be offering all classes at your leisure. If there is a particular project you would like help tackling or if there is a new technique you would like to learn, we would be glad to schedule an individual class for you at your convenience.

Would you like to take a knitting class along with your child? Mother and daughter or mother and son knitting classes are available at a special rate ~ call the shop for details.

Are you looking for something for your kiddos to do this summer? Give your child a gift of knitting skills they will love and be able to use all of their lives ~ we are offering individual or group knitting lessons for 7 to 16 year olds. Students will be taught the basics of knitting while developing motor skills, dexterity, concentration and mathematics skills. Call to schedule at your convenience.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

2010 Customer Appreciation Crawfish Boil

The crawfish boil was alot of fun.....thank you to Kim, Kitty and Suzette for planning such a great day! As usual I forgot to take photos until almost the last moment, but I did get a few good ones...enjoy!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Summer Shop Hours

As of May 1st, Yarn Nook's summer hours will be:

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday ~ 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday ~ 10am - 8pm (Sit & Stitch 6pm - 8pm)

Our Wednesday night Sit & Stitch will see a few changes for the summer as well ~ no food, no raffle, no charge. We are simplifying things a bit during the summer, so we ask that you bring your knitting or crocheting, your sense of humor, and your own drinks of choice on Wednesday nights beginning in May. We are looking forward to a fun summer!

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Crawfish Boil

Yarn Nook will host its Second Annual Customer Appreciation Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 2nd at Kim's House (2pm until). Please come by the shop as soon as possible to pick up the map to Kim's house and to RSVP so we can prepare for the day. Last year was lots of fun ~ great food, great friends and lots of knitting and crocheting too. Kim, Kitty and Suzette would love to see you all there! (Things to bring: your lawn chairs and drinks.)

May Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.

Create Your Own Knitting or Crochet Class, $20 per 2 hour lesson
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson let us know ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60
Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 1pm - 3pm
As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles one at a time. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern! (Intermediate Class)

Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40
Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time!
Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class (Intermediate Class)

Flare Bottomed V-Neck Cardigan Class, $40
Thursdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm - 3pm
In this class you will learn increasing, decreasing, shaping, and finishing techniques.
Click here to check out the pattern for this lovely cardigan ~ please print the pattern out and bring it with you to class.
Requires: yarn, and needles. (Intermediate Class)

Intermediate Project Class, $20 per session
Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 10am - 12pm
Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own.

Aran Squares Classes, $30 per class
Fridays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10am - 12pm
Join Winnie Duhe as she teaches you to knit a series of Aran Afghan squares from the book titled
The Great American Aran Afghan. You will learn to read charts, work cables and bobbles, increase, and decrease among many other interesting and useful techniques. Requires: Book, stitch markers, yarn notebook, 24" #7 needles. (Intermediate Class - Students must know the long tail cast-on, how to knit and purl, and the basics of reading a pattern.)

Knitting Lessons for Home Schooled Children
Students will be taught the basics of knitting while developing motor skills, dexterity, concentration and mathematics. These classes are for 7 to 16 year olds. Call to schedule at your convenience.


Notes about classes at Yarn Nook:
Class sizes are restricted to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students in each class. If a class does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, it will be cancelled and full refunds will be made.

Class fees are determined by the complexity of the project and the amount of time we expect it will take for most students to complete the project. You may attend as many of the scheduled classes as needed for you to finish your project.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in a class with the balance due on the first day of class. If the class is full, students who have not paid will be bumped from the class. If you must cancel, please do so at least 3 days prior to class to receive a full refund. Materials are not included in class cost. Students will receive 10% off class materials. Yarn Nook yarn must be used in all classes ~ no exceptions.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Project Helmetliner Update

Last month we mentioned that we shipped 140 helmetliners and neck gaiters to the troops. We received a thank you from LTC Russell Lewis and would like to share it with you.

Friends & Family at The Yarn Nook,
Thank you very much for the hand knit hats and neck gaiters for my soldiers!
We truly appreciate your support and your prayers as we take off for Afghanistan.

To the Top!!
LTC Russell Lewis

Thanks again to all of you who have knitted helmetliners or donated to the cause. As we have mentioned before, this is an ongoing project for us at Yarn Nook. To further help with our project, Kitty Longman (one of Yarn Nook's owners) has spent the past few Wednesdays in Eunice at the Depot Museum. She is there to hold knitting demonstrations and to teach people to knit helmetliners to contribute. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings in Eunice, please call Yarn Nook to get a schedule of dates and times ~ 593-8558.

April Sale Items

Yarn Nook is offering some great deals on many items this month. Sale items for the month of April are:

  • 25% off all Schaefer Hand-painted Yarns
  • 25% off all Dark Horse yarns
  • 50% off Susan Bates Circular Needles
  • 30% off Maggie Knits Books
  • 30% off Drops Pattern Books
Come in early for best selection ~ sale is limited to stock on-hand. Be sure to check to sale wall too ~ we regularly add to our discounted yarn selection.

April Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.


Create Your Own Knitting or Crochet Class, $20 per 2 hour lesson

This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson let us know ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.


Sock Class ~ One Sock on Two Circulars, $60

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 1pm - 3pm

As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern! (Intermediate Class)


Sock Class ~ Two Socks at a Time on Two Circulars, $40

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 1pm - 3pm

In this class you will build on the information from the One Sock on Two Circulars class as you learn to knit two socks at a time!

Prerequisite: One Sock on Two Circulars Class (Intermediate Class)


Medallion Sweater Class, $80

Thursdays, April 1 & 15, 2pm - 4pm

While knitting this amazing sweater, you will learn the turkish cast-on, how to work in the round, working cables, and increasing and decreasing.

Requires: pattern, yarn, and needles. (Intermediate Class)


Flare Bottomed V-Neck Cardigan Class, $40

Thursdays, April 8 & 22, 1pm - 3pm

In this class you will learn increasing, decreasing, shaping, and finishing techniques. Click here to check out the pattern for this lovely cardigan ~ please print the pattern out and bring it with you to class.

Requires: yarn, and needles. (Intermediate Class)


Intermediate Project Class, $20 per session

Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 1pm - 3pm

Join us to work on a project that you have always wanted to make but are hesitant to attempt on your own.


Aran Squares Classes, $30 per class

Fridays, April 16, 23, and 30, 10am - 12pm

Join Winnie Duhe as she teaches you to knit a series of Aran Afghan squares from the book titled The Great American Aran Afghan. You will learn to read charts, work cables and bobbles, increase, and decrease among many other interesting and useful techniques. Requires: Book, stitch markers, yarn notebook, 24" #7 needles. (Intermediate Class - Students must know the long tail cast-on, how to knit and purl, and the basics of reading a pattern.)


Knitting Lessons for Home Schooled Children

Students will be taught the basics of knitting while developing motor skills, dexterity, concentration and mathematics. These classes are for 7 to 16 year olds. Call to schedule at your convenience.


Notes about classes at Yarn Nook:

Class sizes are restricted to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students in each class. If a class does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, it will be cancelled and full refunds will be made.


Class fees are determined by the complexity of the project and the amount of time we expect it will take for most students to complete the project. You may attend as many of the scheduled classes as needed for you to finish your project.


A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in a class with the balance due on the first day of class. If the class is full, students who have not paid will be bumped from the class. If you must cancel, please do so at least 3 days prior to class to receive a full refund. Materials are not included in class cost. Students will receive 10% off class materials. Yarn Nook yarn must be used in all classes ~ no exceptions.


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


A terrific team of knitters from the shop participated in the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, March 20, 2010. The team met at the shop and then walked over to Girard Park for the race. A great time was had by all!

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Sale Items

There are lots of great deals on yarn and other items this month at Yarn Nook. Sale items for the month of March are:
  • 25% off Susan Bates Circular Needles
  • 20% off Maggie Knits Books
  • 20% off Drops Pattern Books
  • 20% off Aslan Trends Ecolana Yarn (176 yards of 60% alpaca and 40% merino wool)
  • 20% off Aslan Trends Alaska yarn (80 yards of 100% wool)
  • 50% off the Lady Guinevere Scarf Kit. The kit which normally retails for $32 is now 50% off and includes the popular Flat Feet Sock Yarn.
Be sure to check to sale wall too ~ we regularly add to our discounted yarn selection.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Classes & Workshops

Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes.


Create Your Own Knitting or Crochet Class
This class is for anyone from the beginner who wants to learn the basics to the advanced student who would like help tackling a specific project. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one lesson let us know ~ we will be glad to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

Noni Cascading Fuchsias, $20 (one 2 hour class)
Tuesday, March 9 or March 23, 10am - 12pm

In this class, you will learn to knit the flowers used to embellish the Noni Market Bag. You will learn to pick up stitches, knit in the round, create shaping and to increase and decrease. Requires: pattern, yarn, #5 double-pointed needles, 24" #11 circular needle, and stitch markers. (Beginner to Intermediate Class)

Noni Market Bag Class, $40 (two 2 hour classes)
Tuesdays, March 16 and 30, 10am - 12pm

While knitting this beautiful bag, you will learn to pick up stitches and work in the round. Requires: pattern, yarn, 24" #11 circular needle, and stitch markers. (Beginner to Intermediate Class)

Toe-up Sock Class, $60 (three 2 hour classes)
Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 1pm - 3pm

As a student in this sock class you will knit socks from the toe up on two circular knitting needles. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern! The class will consist of three 2 hour sessions ~ you may choose any three of the five class dates listed above. (Intermediate Class)

Medallion Sweater Class, $80, (four 2 hour classes)
Thursdays, March 4 & 18, and April 1 & 15, 2pm - 4pm

While knitting this amazing sweater, you will learn the turkish cast-on, how to work in the round, working cables, and increasing and decreasing. Requires: pattern, yarn, and needles. (Intermediate Class)


Circular Sweater Class, $40, (two 2 hour classes)
Thursdays, March 11 and 25, 2pm - 4pm

In this class you will knit a beautiful adult-sized sweater in the round while learning many new techniques. Requires: pattern, yarn, and needles. (Beginnner/Advanced Beginner Class)

Aran Squares Class, $30 per class
Fridays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10am - 12pm

Join Winnie Duhe as she teaches you to knit a series of Aran Afghan squares from the book titled The Great American Aran Afghan. You will learn to read charts, work cables and bobbles, increase, and decrease among many other interesting and useful techniques. Requires: Book, stitch markers, yarn notebook, 24" #7 needles. (Intermediate Class - Students must know the long tail cast-on, how to knit and purl, and the basics of reading a pattern.)


Knitting Lessons for Home Schooled Children

Students will be taught the basics of knitting while developing motor skills, dexterity, concentration and mathematics. These classes are for 7 to 16 year olds. Call to schedule at your convenience.


Notes about classes at Yarn Nook:

Class sizes are restricted to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students in each class. If a class does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, it will be cancelled and full refunds will be made.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in a class with the balance due on the first day of class. If the class is full, students who have not paid will be bumped from the class. If you must cancel, please do so at least 3 days prior to class to receive a full refund. Materials are not included in class cost. Students will receive 10% off class materials. Yarn Nook yarn must be used in all classes ~ no exceptions.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sales and New Items

Yarn Nook has received lots of new items in the past few weeks. New items include Della Q project bags and needle cases, Off Hand Design bags, yarns from HandPaintedKnittingYarns.com, Lana Bambu and Eco Alpaca (in 6 colors) from Cascade, and ChiaoGoo Premium Knit Red and Premium Bamboo needles in every size.

Susan Bates Circular needles are 25% off! Also, Maggie Knits pattern books and Drops Design pattern books are 20% off. Don't miss out on these great sale items.

Spring Group Activities

The Yarn Nookers will be participating in the 11th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, March 20th. A team of knitters from the shop will be racing for a cure. We are very excited that the race has moved from downtown Lafayette to Girard Park ~ just a block from Yarn Nook! We will meet at the shop and walk over to the race.

Here are some ways you may choose to participate:
  • Join us in the race on March 20th. You must register online or by mail. Be sure to join our team at registration by entering Yarn Nookers as the team name!
  • Donate money to Komen Acadiana in the name of one of our Team participants. If you are unsure of who all is participating and would like to donate in the name of our team, you can donate in Kim Gunniss’s name. She is a shop owner and our team captain.
Please call or come by the shop to let us know that you have signed up to walk with us and so that we can order you a Yarn Nook Team shirt. If you would like a shirt whether you are participating in the race or not, call Kim ASAP to let her know so she can include you in her order.

We will be knitting and crocheting hats and bottle cozies we can use during the walk, so come by to choose your pretty pink yarn and patterns.

To check out some fun photos from last year's Susan G. Komen walk, click here. To learn more about the Susan G. Komen Foundation click here.

Yarn Nook would like to extend a big thank you to all of you who took the time to help with Project Helmetliner by knitting or donating to our cause! This will be an ongoing project for the knitters at our shop and we encourage all of you to consider helping us by knitting a helmetliner for our troops!

The Yarn Nookers are working hard to knit beautiful Chemo Caps for the children at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis. There are many yarns at the shop which are perfect for knitting chemo caps ~ soft, colorful, machine washable. Come by to see some of the caps that have already been knitted and to choose your yarn and a pattern.

Of course, you are all also invited to our regular Wednesday Night Sit & Stitch every week 6pm - 8pm.

February Classes & Workshops

(Call or stop by the shop to sign-up for classes. Those of you who cannot attend daytime classes, please let us know what class you would like to take ~ we would be glad to create a class for you in the evening or on Saturday.)

Beginning Knitting Class
This is a class for those who have no prior knitting experience and can be scheduled at your leisure. If you would like to schedule a beginner class for yourself or for a group of friends, just call the shop to set up a time and date.

Intermediate Knitting Class, Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, 10am - 12pm.
This class is offered every Tuesday. Students will work with Kim to choose an appropriate project they would like to work on in this class. Those who sign-up for this class should have already taken the Beginning Knitting Class or have a good knowledge of the basics of knitting.

Toe-up Sock Class, $60 (three 2 hour sessions)
Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24, 1pm - 3pm.
As a student in this sock class you will knit 2 socks at a time from the toe up on two circular knitting needles. You will learn the Turkish cast-on, joining in the round, working with two circular needles, increasing, decreasing, and reading a pattern! The class will consist of three 2 hour sessions ~ you may choose any three of the four class dates listed above.

Modular Knitting Class, $20 (one 2 hour class)
Tuesday, February 2, 10am - 12pm or Thursday February 18, 1pm - 3pm.
In this class you will learn to knit in modular fashion while learning to decrease and pick up stitches. You may choose which of the two class dates you would like to attend. Class supplies: Kit price - $32, size 4 needles

Noni Bag Class, $60 (three 2 hour classes)
Fridays, February 12, 26, and March 12, 10am - 12pm.
While knitting this beautiful bag you will learn to pick up stitches, work in the round, and knit using beautiful fair isle techniques.

Pink Cabled Hat Class, $30, (two 1.5 hour classes)
Thursdays, February 4, 11, 1pm - 2:30pm
or Tuesdays, February 23 and March 2, 4:30 - 6pm
Learn to work in the round, how to increase and decrease, and how to knit cables while creating this amazing cabled hat. You may choose whether you would like to attend the Tuesday classes or the Thursday classes. This hat is beautiful when knit in one of our many pink yarns ~ a great hat for those of you who will be joining us in the Susan G. Komen walk!

The Versatile Beret Class, $30, (two 1.5 hour classes)
Saturdays, February 13, 20, 10:30am - 12pm
In this class you will knit an adult-sized beret using circular needles. There will be no seams to sew up! For this beret we will be knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing and we will learn to top off the hat with an I-cord or a bobble. Patterns will also be available for youth and baby sizes. For more information and to view photos of completed Versatile Berets, please click here.

Knitting Lessons for Home Schooled Children
Students will be taught the basics of knitting while developing motor skills, dexterity, concentration and mathematics. These classes are for 7 to 16 year olds. Call to schedule at your convenience.


Notes about classes at Yarn Nook:
Class sizes are restricted to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 students in each class. If a class does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, it will be cancelled and full refunds will be made.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in a class with the balance due on the first day of class. If the class is full, students who have not paid will be bumped from the class. If you must cancel, please do so at least 3 days prior to class to receive a full refund. Materials are not included in class cost. Students will receive 10% off class materials. Yarn Nook yarn must be used in all classes ~ no exceptions.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Versatile Beret

Saturdays, February 13, 20, 10:30am - 12pm
(two 1.5 hour classes), $30
Call or stop by Yarn Nook to sign-up for this class.

“Few items of clothing have been adopted by so many varied groups of people living in different periods of history as the beret.” (www.berets.com)

And here, you can see that we have come a long way from military headgear of ancient Greece! This 21st Century model is chic and stylish and can be worn in 5 or 6 different ways. Three are shown here.


In class we will make an adult-sized beret using circular needles. There will be no seams to sew up! To keep things simple I would suggest using a medium weight
yarn calling for sizes 8, 9 or 10 needles. You will use 2 different sized needles for the hat: the smaller size for the ribbed brim and the larger size for the rest of the hat. For example, if the yarn calls for a size 8 needle, you will use a size 6 for the ribbed brim. If the yarn calls for a size 10 needle, you will use a size 8 for the brim. You will also need double-pointed needles of the larger size for finishing the top of the hat.

For this beret we will be knitting and purling, increasing and decreasing. We will learn to top off the hat with an I cord or a Bobble. Patterns will also by available for youth and baby sizes.

PLEASE COME IN AT 10:00am TO GIVE US TIME TO PICK OUT YARNS.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Trunk Show & New Arrivals

On Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Yarn Nook will host a Trunk Show from HandPaintedYarn.com. A company rep will be at the shop from 4pm until 7pm to show us a wide variety of beautiful yarns. We will have Sit & Stitch as usual until 8pm. Hope to see you there!

A huge shipment Chiaogoo knitting needles has arrived including all sizes and lengths of circular needles in both Bamboo and Premium Stainless.

New Yarn Nook Community Project

In addition to our ongoing Helmetliner Community Project, the Yarn Nookers are beginning another terrific community project this month. We will be knitting and crocheting Chemo caps/hats for the children at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis and we hope that you will join us!

Caps should be child size and should be made with soft acrylic or cotton yarn. Stop by the shop to pick out some yarn and/or to get some pattern ideas ~ we have plenty of both for you to choose from. Here are three great patterns for you to check out now:

Scrap Happy Celebration Hat
Self-striping Hat
Helix Cap

A friend of the Yarn Nook will be visiting St Jude's Hospital in April and will hand deliver our hats!