July was an awesome and exciting month, and I owe a HUGE thanks to each and every one of you who came out for our anniversary sale. THANK YOU. It was amazing and super great fun - I love yarn birthdays!
In the heat of summer, we continue our shawl KAL and are holding LOADS of awesome classes to get those creative juices flowing. It's also the time of year to get started on holiday knitting! I can hardly believe it, but it's true. So, think about felted slippers, amigurumi toys, chunky hats and scarves. These compact projects make great lunchtime-knitting in overly air-conditioned offices, or here in our nice cool shop.
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1. Vote fur us! - It's time for the 10news A-List! 2. Classes - LOTS of new classes in August & September 3. Shawl KAL - Klamath (crochet) & Springtime Bandit (knit)
1. Vote for Clever Knits! - Make us #1 on the 10news A-List
The 10-news A-List is open for votes! Please take a moment and vote your favourite LYS into the #1 Craft Store position! Last year we were the top-ranked yarn store and ranked #3 overall in the 'Arts & Crafts' category. This year, I think we can be the NUMBER ONE craft store in San Diego County! Please encourage your friends and family to vote, too. It only takes a moment and means a lot to us.
Magic-Loop, Toe-up, Knit Sockstaught by Rhonda Monarque $56 for three 2hr sessions ($78 if yarn is purchased elsewhere)
Magic Loop knowledge required ($10 discount on this class if you take ‘The Magic Loop’)
Saturdays from 12:30-2:30pm:
Aug 28: Cast-on, toe increases *no class Labor Day Weekend (Sept 4) Sept 11: Gusset, heel-turn Sept 18: Bind-off, start 2nd sock
Materials: 100g sock yarn, size 1 or 2 circular needle 32” or 40”, darning needle
NEW! Knitting Skillstaught by Cheryl Aitken $27 per session
1st & 3rd Sunday of every month, 4:30-6:30pm starting Aug 15
sign up for one or many / different skills covered each session / great follow-up to Knit 101
Double the shawly goodness in August! We're featuring TWO different projects this month, so it truly is a CAKAL. Both patterns are FREE on Ravelry, linked below.
For those of you who crochet, our Crochet Socks teacher, Sarah Kukuchek, wrote a pattern for a sister-shawl to the Multnomah ('Mulblahblah' was our KAL a few months back). I am pleased to feature Sarah's lovely pattern as our Crochet-a-Long for August.
Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/klamath-shawl
This month's Knit-a-Long will be the Springtime Bandit. This pattern recommends using 400yds of Aran-weight yarn and size 8 needles, but I'll be making mine on size 5 needles with fingering weight yarn (still just 400yds). This is why shawls are so awesome: they are SUPER versatile.
Ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-bandit
As a reminder, our CAKAL groups meet Sundays from 1-4pm, though of course you're welcome to bring your project in on Tuesdays or Fridays (or any time at all).
Warm (& sweatery) regards,
Helena (& Karen, & Lexi)
214 S. Indiana Ave, Vista CA 92084
Sat & Sun 12-7pm
Mon, Wed, & Thurs 12-6pm
FREE social knitting events:
Tues 6-10pm, Fri 5-8pm, Sun 1-4pm