WoolWinders will be CLOSED on the following Sundays:
June 17 (FATHER’ DAY)
July 8 and 15 (NONI BAG WORKSHOP)
Thanks for your consideration.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
WoolWinders occasionally closes due to bad weather. Please call the shop before you head out to class or for a visit. We put a message on the voice mail first thing in the morning if we are to be closed. If a class is missed when the store is closed, we will make it up to all participants.
Sundays just got livelier at WoolWinders: A Knitting Salon. Join us 2-4 PM for special programs, knitalongs, gift ideas/instructions and charity knitting.
We focused this past fall on "The Twelve Weeks of Chrishanukwanzaa", giving our customers time to create lovely gifts for the holidays. Join us this winter as we focus on your favorite knitter, YOU. Don't you deserve it? Enough with the selfless giving already!!! Make some fabulous things for yourself, and learn some new skills along the way! Join us from 2-4 each Sunday. The programs, refreshments, and fun are free of charge!
June 17:STORE CLOSED FOR FATHER’S DAY
June 24:Haiku: A perfect first sweater for a baby or child. Knit side to side in garter stitch, this sweater will make you feel as though you have been knitting for years!
July 1:Lace Edged Vest: Get ready for a lot of lace this season! We will start you off easily with a lovely pattern that is lace edged. Perfect in any season, with either hand-dyed or commercial yarn.
July 8/15:Store Closed for Program
July 22/29:Felted Clogs: One of our most popular programs. Learn all about felting as you make fabulous clogs that will keep your feet toasty warm all fall and winter.
August 5:Lace Anklets: See the trend here? Learn lace on a small project that will take you from the tennis courts to the beach.
August 12/19:Crocheted Angel Dress: We will be out of town, so what better time to crochet? Join Marietta and create an adorable crocheted dress for the littlest angel in your life.
August 26:Self Fringing Ribbon Shawl: This ribbon shawl is a perfect beginner’s project—if you know how to knit and purl we will teach you to increase and decrease. And wait until you see the cool fringe that the shawl makes by itself!
September 2:Reversible Cable Scarf: We begin our 12 weeks of CHRISHANUKWANZAA gifts with our most popular project ever! Pick a stunning yarn and make a gorgeous REVERSIBLE cable scarf. Never cabled? We will teach you.
September 9:Lace Shawl: Ah the intricacies of lace. We figure if you start working on laceweight yarn now you can finish by the holidays. We will show you the mysteries of lace including chart reading.
September 16/23:Absolutely Fabulous Afghan Kit: Several customers have requested a program alleviating their fears about the ABFAB kits. So we will show you how to change your yarns, follow the patterns, and execute the designs. And we will even roll your yarns for you if you purchase the kit with enough lead time.
All programs are free of charge and are held 2-4 PM on Sundays. Refreshments are served. Please work with materials purchased from WoolWinders! No registration needed. Call for more info: 240.632.9276
Don’t these students look proud? They should! Check out the baby hats they made in the ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS class. Four hours of lessons and they can knit, purl, and seam a hat!!!
And we are almost finished with an upcoming SUNDAY IN THE SALON sample. Thanks to KATHY CEA for turning us on to a great way to learn lace and chart reading, the LACE ANKLET shown below iis in progress. Join us in August for this program—we think these will make a great gift for the tennis player or even walker in your life:
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Friday, June 22, 2007
TAGUA NUT AND BABY CASHMERINO ARRIVE
TAGUA NUT BUTTONS are gorgeous! We are now stocked with 24 colors of this unique accessory. Derived from the TAGUA (IVORY PALM) tree in the Amazon, the fruit is carved and dyed for many uses. You can purchase these buttons knowing that you are supporting the employment of indigenous people and helping to maintain the trees.
And on a less P.C. note, we also have restocks of IVORY, PINK, AQUAMARINE, and BABY BLUE Baby Cashmerino, the ultra soft/machine washable sport weight yarn from Debbie Bliss.
The SUNDAY IN THE SALON is filling fast. Come join us and learn how to knit the HAIKU or SONNET sweater from knitty. You will practice your knitting math and have lots of fun, we promise. Give us a call to reserve a spot from 2-4 on SUNDAY.
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Thursday, June 21, 2007
LANTERN MOON IS IN THE HOUSE
We had just settled down to knit for a bit when a new UPS Guy walked in (Javier must be on vacation) with four ginormous boxes from LANTERN MOON! Guess Bruce was telling the truth when he said they were fully stocked. So come check out the new needles (straight and circs, including 40” cords!), bags and accessories. We are in love with the ASHLEY bag and the new BIRTHDAY CAKE measuring tapes.
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MORE BOOKS! AND SUNDAY IN THE SALON RESUMES THIS WEEK!
XRX books has weighed in with our TNNA order: VICTORIAN LACE TODAY, SHAWLS AND SCARVES, SALLY MELVILLE’S KNIT STITCH AND COLOR KNITTING, BABIES-TODDLERS: A KNITTERS DOZEN, AND BAGS; A KNITTERS DOZEN are all in stock. Need inspiration? Books from three major publishers should do the trick!
And our SUNDAY IN THE SALON program resumes this weekend with the adorable and fun HAIKU sweater. We made this in a toddler size and can’t wait to start the adult version, SONNET. This is a great sweater whether it is your first or fortieth! Come learn all about gauge and knitting side to side. You can use any yarn and corresponding needles, so feel free to come in ahead of time for the pattern and some guidance about fiber selection. As always, the program runs from 2-4 PM and is free of charge; just give us a call to let us know you will be here!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007
BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS
Well, we can’t fault the book dealers at TNNA!!! They have been quite speedy about their shipping; yesterday we were greeted with two boxes from INTERWEAVE and RANDOM HOUSE. We feel very well stocked in the book department now, thank you very much.
Back in stock the indispensable reference KNITTERS COMPANION. We continue to love this small but mighty spiral that fits so neatly in whatever knitting bag we carry and containes the answers to all sorts of knitting questions. If you don’t have this, pick one up before your vacation! You will thank us later.
And from Random House:BIG GIRL KNITS, MASON DIXON KNITTING, RUNWAY KNITS, YARN GIRLS GUIDE TO KNITS FOR OLDER KIDS, NATURE BABIES, AND INSPIRED CABLE KNITS. The last is our favorite book from the amazing FIONA ELLIS, who will be back at the shop to teach this fall. We have made two sweaters out of this book already, and have all our materials lined up for a third. We have peeked at the other books as well, ok, drooled over RUNWAY KNITS. Come on in, sit at the table, and peruse these beauties. You will be inspired….
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Saturday, June 16, 2007
BOOKS FROM MARTINGALE/YARN FROM SCHAEFER
Huge boxes awaited us, and what treasures were within! First up, books from MARTINGALE: Knitted Shawls, Stoles and Shawls; Knitters Book of Finishing Techniques; Saturday Sweaters; Silk Knits; Top Down Sweaters; More Sensational Knitted Socks; Special Knits from Just One Skein; 365 Knitting Stitches a Year; Modern Classics and Sarah Dallas Knitting.
And from SCHAEFER YARNS, fabulous new colors of LAUREL PIMA COTTON as well as beautiful colorways of ANNE SOCK YARN, SANDRA, and ELAINE. So come on in and match up a pattern from a new book with one of these gorgeous yarns!!!
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