Knitnews #14: Clever Knits updates for November 2010

Clever Knitters,

We seem to have skipped October's Knitnews - but the month has been filled with other exciting updates! Most notably, we should share with you that Karen has retired. For now, Helena and Lexi will be covering all hours at the shop - and you can view those on our website as always (just click the "work schedule" link). The good news is, now there is ALWAYS someone on duty who can knit AND crochet! In November and December, we have lots of fun, new classes and special events!

And you still have a few days left to take advantage of our
Halloween Sale - 13% off through October 31st! (can not be combined with other offers; excludes classes, private lessons, other services, already discounted merchandise, and Oink Pigments yarn)

Contents of this message:

1. Kate Jacobs - Q&A with the author of THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB on Nov 5th!
2. Classes - Schedules for November & December
3. Ornament Contest - Knit & crochet ornaments for the Clever Knits tree, due December 12th!

4. 10-News A-List results - We are the #5 Craft store, and the ONLY yarn store to rank!

1. Q&A with author of THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB, Kate Jacobs
Kate Jacobs, the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRIDAY NIGHT KNITTING CLUB, will be doing private call-ins to a few select yarn shops in celebration of the release of KNIT THE SEASON, on Friday November 5th.

Kate has chosen Clever Knits as one of these select shops - and we will be having a video chat with her! You will be able to talk to Kate and ask her questions about her writing life, the inspiration behind the Knit novels, and of course, her dog Baxter. We will have refreshments for everyone, copies of Kate's books available for purchase, as well as a signed copy of
Knit the Season to give away! You can read an excerpt of Knit the Season on Kate's website.

Our own Friday Night Knitters meet from
5-8pm EVERY Friday.
On November 5th, Kate will make her electronic appearance at 7:00pm.

Do not miss out on this very special event! More details:

2. TONS of New Classes in November & December
A few repeats, and a few brand newbies. I think you'll like the selection of classes we have in the coming months! You can always find our full list of current class offerings on our website - just click the 'classes' link at the top of the homepage.

Tiny Sweaters
taught by Helena Bristow
$20 includes yarn, BYO needles
Saturday, November 13th, 2-4pm
Materials: bring darning needle, as well as DPNs or long circular for magic loop in size 6 or 7 (whichever you are most comfortable with)
Sign up here:

Tiny Stockings
taught by Alexa Riether
$20 includes yarn, BYO needles
Saturday, December 4th, 2-4pm
Materials: bring darning needle, as well as DPNs or long circular for magic loop in size 6 or 7 (whichever you are most comfortable with)

Sign up here:

OOPS class (fixing knit mistakes)
taught by Helena Bristow
$25 for the 2-hr session
Sun, Nov 21, 4:30-6:30pm
Materials: bring a 4x4" swatch STILL ON NEEDLES (first 2" garter stitch, next 2" stocking stitch), a crochet hook 1-2 sizes smaller than your needle size, another set of needles at least 2 sizes smaller than your needle size (the smaller the better!)
Sign up here:

Spiral Knitting

taught by Alexa Riether
$25, BYO Materials
Sat, Dec
11, 2-4pm
2-4 different coloured, worsted-weight yarns; 16" circular size 7 needles and set of DPNs, darning needle.
Sign up here:

Crochet 102
taught by Helena Bristow
$15, BYO Materials
Sat, Dec 18th, 4-6pm
Materials: 1 skein Cascade 220 or other worsted weight yarn, size G or H crochet hook, darning needle.
Sign up here:

Knit 102taught by Helena Bristow
$15, BYO Materials
Coming in January!
Sign up here:
Knit 101 taught by Helena
$25 includes all materials
Saturday, November 6th, 4:30-6:30pm
or Saturday, December 4th, 4:30-6:30pm

$25 includes all materials
Saturday, October 30th, 1-3pm
or Saturday, November 13th, 4:30-6:30pm
or Saturday, December 11th, 1:30-3:30pm
Sign up here:

3. Ornaments!  Kick-start your holiday knitting with something miniature
For our tree this holiday season, we'll be featuring hand-knit and crochet ornaments! The theme this year will be tiny garments - so get to work miniaturizing sweaters, hats, stockings, socks, shoes, pants, mittens, lingerie - whatever it is, so long as it's a teeny tiny version of something to wear.
Each ornament contributed before December 12th will be eligible to win a prize - a $20 gift certificate to Clever Knits! Winner will be selected by popular vote (ornaments will be anonymized when submitted), so make yours the very best. Voting will be held December 14-20, and the winner will be announced at Knitnight on December 21st.

More info here:

4. 10-News A-List - #1 Yarn Store! (5th best craft store)
Many of you have been asking - so here's the update on our status in this contest. Thanks to all who voted your favourite LYS into the #1 Yarn Store position! Last year we ranked #3 overall in the 'Arts & Crafts' category. This year, the competition was a lot stiffer, but we still managed to be the ONLY yarn store to make the Top 5!

Here's the link for the full list of winners:

Warm (& sweatery) regards,
Helena & Lexi

Clever Knits
214 S. Indiana Ave, Vista CA 92084


Sat & Sun 12-7pm
Mon, Wed, & Thurs 12-6pm
Tues 12-10pm
Fri 12-8pm

FREE social knitting events:
Tues 6-10pm, Fri 5-8pm, Sun 1-4pm
phone: 760.806.6744

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