Knitnews #16: Clever Knits updates for March 2011

Clever Knitters,
It's that time of the month again: time for Knitnews!
Be sure you are following us on twitter or facebook to be in-the-know. That's where we announce special sales and new arrivals, as well as any changes to our usual hours (e.g. closure due to illness). You can also see these updates at the top left corner of our website.
Contents of this message (keeping it simple this month, just 2 things):

1. New Stuff - some new arrivals since the new year 
2. Classes - Schedules for March & April

1. New Stuff! 
Lots of DELIGHTFUL new arrivals since Lexi & Helena went to TNNA. I think 'ZOMG' is an appropriate term here.

Knitpicks - AWESOME interchangeable needles at a super affordable price
Ashford Spindles & 1oz Correidale Roving Knots - in anticipation of our drop spindle class! See below for class details.
Ashford needle-felting supplies - Needles, roving kits, and of course all those 1oz knots!
Merino Knots - smooshy wonderful 1oz knots of handdyed merino roving
Ella Rae Lace Merino - 100% merino fingering-weight yarn is also back in stock in 5 lovely semi-solids
Lavishea - lotion bars don't rub off on your knitting
Ranco - lovely handpainted sock yarn, sport weight, 75 merino / 25 nylon
Kathmandu - phenomenal aran weight merino tweed with a touch of silk and cashmere
Hiya Hiya - high-quality and super-affordable needles (and fun accessories)
Sierra - 80 cotton / 20 wool worsted weight, ideal for baby things
Eco Duo - back in stock, this 70 alpaca / 30 merino in beautiful blends of natural shades
...with LOTS more coming soon (I think the phrase "March Madness" might need to be repurposed to describe the ridiculous amount of yarn arriving at our shop in the next month)!! Be sure you're on our twitter/facebook so you get the announcement the MINUTE new stuff arrives!

2. New Classes & some Old Favourites, too
You can always find our full list of current class offerings on our website - just click the 'classes' link at the top of the Clever Knits website. You can even sign up online!
Sat, Mar 19th, 4-6pm
taught by Julie Beck
$25 plus materials
Materials (hook available here; all others available at Dancing Bear, just 1 block down the street from us): 1 S-Lon cord, 2 packs 6-0 beads in complementary colours. **Please string your beads onto S-Lon cord before class**
Saturdays, April 2nd & 9th, 1-3:30pm
taught by Sara Hodges
$55 / $70 if materials purchased elsewhere
Materials: 1 oz wool roving, student drop-spindle, knitty-noddy
Sat, Apr 16th, 4-6pm
taught by Julie Beck
$25 plus materials
Materials: whatever project YOU want to make that uses beads. Bring all required materials for that project to class. Julie will provide instructions for how to add beads to your knitting by pre-stringing the yarn with the required number of beads, as well as how to bead on-the-fly with a tiny crochet hook, and will walk through examples of how to use both techniques in a few different projects.
Some recommended projects that involve beading: (all ravelry links)
"Tibetan Clouds Beaded Stole" by Silvia Harding, free on Ravelry or printed in The Knitter's Book of Wool
"Bitterroot" by Romi Hill, free on
"Abstract Leaves Cowl" by Deb Mulder, free on Ravelry

Knit Socks - NEW FORMAT!
Sat, Apr 30th, 12:30-4:30pm
taught by Rhonda Monarque
$45 / $65 if yarn purchased elsewhere
Materials: 32" or 40" needle size 0, 1, or 2; 100g sock yarn
Sat, Mar 26th, 4-6pm
taught by Helena Bristow
$15 / $25 if materials purchased elsewhere
Materials: 1 skein Cascade 220 or other worsted weight yarn, size G or H crochet hook, darning needle.
Sun, Apr 17th, 4:30-6:30pm
taught by Helena Bristow
$15 / $25 if materials purchased elsewhere
Materials: 1 skein Cascade 220 or other worsted weight yarn, size 7 or 8 needle, darning needle.
taught by Helena Bristow
$25 includes all materials
these are filling up FAST & new classes are added to meet demand - check the website for current offerings!
Warm (& sweatery) regards,
Helena, Lexi, & Rhonda
Clever Knits
214 S. Indiana Ave, Vista CA 92084
Sat & Sun 12-7pm
Mon, Wed 12-6pm
Tues 12-10pm
Thurs 10am-6pm
Fri 12-8pm
FREE social knitting events:
Tues 6-10pm, Fri 5-8pm, Sun 1-4pm
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