Friday, October 30, 2009

Modular Knitting Class and Great American Afghan Project Kits

Hello Everyone!

As some of you know, (but many don't :), we have Ginger Burns coming to the shop for a Design Your Own Modular Knit Garment class on November 7th and December 5th, from 10-4. The first part of this workshop will teach us Modular Knitting. In this class, we will learn to modular knit making mitered squares and rectangles. During the second part of this class, we will use our newly acquired knowledge and apply the mitered techiniques - with Gingers guidance and support - to custom design a garment. Ginger will focus on the custom design process and fit to create garments that dazzle. This should be a great learning experience for all levels of knitters! Class fee for this class is $80.00 and there is still room to join us! Call us at 603-505-4432 to reserve your seat in this class!

Ginger will also have her garments on display on Friday evening, November 6 for a trunk show... rumor has it some of her garments will be for sale... oh la la! Come and see for your yourself the amazing things you can do with modular knitting!

Are you wondering what modular knitting is? The cover of the new and just in Swing Swagger Drape book by Jane Slicer-Smith displays a modular knit shawl... pretty gorgeous huh!

More amazing news for our Afghan lovers!

Great American Afghan Kit in Cascade 220 Superwash Yarn

We have just posted the The Great American Afghan series kits in Cascade colors in both 220 and Superwash - including Great American Aran Afghan, Great American Afghan and the Great North American Afghan books.

Great American Aran Afghan Kit in Cascade 220 Yarn

These project kits are listed in our Project Kits category and also in the Inspiration Ideas category! These afghans work up beautifully and now we have taken all the guesswork out of the color selection and number of skeins needed :)

Great North American Afghan Kit with Cascade 220 Superwash Yarn

Or you can change the colors to suit your color needs!

Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

Your Friends at the Yarn and Fiber Company

Friday, October 16, 2009

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Sets, Cable and Needles have Arrived, Warm New Knitting with Friends Designs and Shirts and Stitches East Info

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Steel Knitting Needle Set - Small in Colorway Blue

HiyaHiya Interchangeable Steel Tips US # 2 (2.75 mm) 4 inch length HiyaHiya Interchangeable Cable 16 inch Length

Feeling the chill of Fall starting to creep in?
Keep warm with the new Knitting with Friends Long Sleeve Shirts available in variety of designs and color combinations. These shirts range from Small to 2X-Large and are available in a number of designs including new designs for the knitters, spinners and crocheters in your life. Need a gift for your fibering friends... check out these shirts!

Knitting With Friends® Womens    Small Long Sleeve T-Shirt - Witches in Purple

Going to Stitches East in Hartford? Us too! Visit our booth and check out all the latest in gorgeous shawls, scrumptious sweaters and warm afghan kits! We will be in booths 421, 423, 425, and 427 and we will be fully stocked with hot new yarns and some oldies but goodies. Joining us on Friday and Saturday in our booth from 4:30-6:00 is Joan Davis, author and magnificent crochet teacher and designer who will be signing copies of her new book, 336 Crochet Tips! The Solutions Book For Crocheters. Joan won the Crochet Bling grand prize award at the CGOA/TKGA Fashion Show in Buffalo this past August for her gorgeous crowd-pleasing crocheted shawl! Don't miss your chance to meet her and bring home one of her helpful books full of priceless tips, solutions and inspirations!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!