Knitnews #2: Clever Knits updates for September 2009

Clever Knitters,

Welcome to our Knitnews #2!

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Contents of this message:

1. 10news A-list - voting ends Sept 10th! Sept 4th! Clever Knits is running for 'Best of San Diego'
2. More Classes Announced! - Crochet 101, Sock knitting, Drop Spindle, more Knit 101
3. New inventory - let me just say: holy mackerel!
4. As always -  knitnight Tues 6-10pm, NEW knitclub Sun 2-6pm, free wireless, yarnstorm

1. Voting ends Sept 10th, Clever Knits for 10news A-list! 
Many thanks to everyone who has voted us into our current second place in 10news 'Best of San Diego' A-list in the "Shopping" - "Arts & Crafts" section. We are thrilled and grateful to get such a wonderful response to our new store. If you've not yet done so, please cast a vote for your favourite craft shop (hopefully us!), and please pass the link on to your friends. It will be absolutely phenomenal if we place first in this contest! Voting ends September 10th September 4th, so please cast your vote soon. Here is the link, click the 'VOTE' button at the top of the page:

2. More Classes Announced! 

Even more classes announced at Clever Knits, offered at VERY reasonable prices. Space is filling up FAST, so be sure to email to reserve your place in any class, and come in or drop a check in the mail at least one week in advance of the class start date to pay tuition.

A new series is coming soon! Check back often at or on facebook, details will be posted at both locations as usual.

Taught by Karen, two sessions of 3 consecutive Thursdays starting September 17th or October 8th. The class is a bargain at $45 INCLUDING MATERIALS! [more info]

Magic Loop Socks: 
Taught by Rhonda for four consecutive Saturdays starting September 12th. You MUST take this class if you've ever wanted to knit socks -- the magic loop will change your life! The class is just $45 if you buy your yarn here / $65 if you bring your own. [more info]

Drop Spindle Class: 
Taught by Sara, whose stash of fiber fleeces could fill a roving store! This woman is an amazing spinner, and I am so thrilled that she has agreed to teach a class here. The class is $65 which includes roving and drop spindle. [more info]

More Classes: 
We are announcing new classes on our website as soon as they are scheduled! Be sure to check there for updates, under the 'classes' link at the top of the page.

Is there a class you're dying to see that we aren't offering? Drop us a note and we'll start making a list!

3. New inventory

Many new yarns have come in since our last knitnews. A few highlights:

  • Mmmmmmmalabrigo - need I say more? It's going fast, so hurry in to get some!
  • From Berroco, more Ultra Alpaca colors, and Pure Merino DK
  • LOADS more colors of Cascade 220 and Pima-Tencel
  • Schoppel Wolle Ambiente and Baby Alpaka Naturbelassen (all of which are remarkable and very nearly brought me to tears!)
  • A tiny sampling of the BEAUTIFUL Handmaiden Sea Silk (fingering weight), Double Sea Silk (DK weight), and Sea Three (worsted)
  • Gorgeous Ecobutterfly organic cottons and recycled glass beads
We are constantly adding more yarns to our inventory -- in particular, an order of beautiful hand-dyed yarns from Schaefer will ship any day now, as has an order of remarkable pewter buttons from the Handmaiden family. As always, let us know if you have any special requests -- we are HAPPY to accommodate special orders. We will also be adding more rovings to our inventory towards September's end, to coincide with our Drop Spindle class.

4. As Always

knitnight Tuesdays 6-10pm:
Our FREE knitnight Tuesdays from 6-10pm continue to be an exciting and popular opportunity to come hang out and make new knitterly friends -- so popular, in fact, that you might want to arrive early or BYO chair! All fiber artists are welcome (crochet, needlepoint, spinning, cat’s cradle, etc) – though we do request that tiny fiber artists (budding young knitters and crocheters under age 18) head home after the first hour, since knitnight is on a school night (and since knitters often broach subjects of conversation not suitable for underage ears).

NEW knitclub Sundays 2-6pm:
Knitnight has become so popular that we've added knitclub Sundays from 2-6pm. As with knitnight, Sunday knitclub is also 100% free -- not only is there no cost, you are FREE to bring whatever project is currently on your needles. Even if you're stuck and need advice or help resolving a dropped stitch or other error, come in and we'll see if someone can debug it. There's no charge for that either.

Free wireless: 

Don't forget that we offer free wireless to our customers and their knitcomplices, so bring that laptop to browse ravelry or check a pattern on knitty, or whip out your iPhone and make use of our speedy fast connection to learn a new technique on youtube.

Yarnstorm 09:
Bring some yarn graffiti to decorate our ducts and get 10% off your entire purchase! Swatches need to be 26 inches in length and anywhere from 4-10" wide. This offer is valid until the ducts are fully covered in yarn graffiti (they are getting close!).

A great big thanks to all of you who have continue to make our store such a happy and wonderful place to be. We hope that in the coming months we can make it even better!

Warm (& sweatery) regards,
Helena, Karen, & Lexi

Clever Knits
214 S. Indiana Ave
Vista CA 92084

open 12-8pm daily
FREE knitnights Tuesdays 6-10pm
NEW knitclub Sundays 2-6pm
phone: 760.806.6744


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