Welcome to our end of August/early September newsletter! I hope you have all enjoyed some lovely summer weather. Here in Maine, the weather has been cooling just a bit, the day seeming just a bit shorter than a few weeks ago, and there seems to be a slight (very slight!) feel of fall in the air on some of the chillier mornings. Fall means time for classes and we’ve lined up some fun learning opportunities for those of you looking to augment your knitting skills.
In September, we have a few spaces left in Stephanie from Dirty Water Dyeworks’ Thrumming Workshop on 9/13! Once the workshop is over, we’ll clear the table to make room for a yarn tasting. Stephanie will bring her fall colors in new and familiar bases for you to touch and ponder future projects. I’ll provide some goodies to eat and hopefully a fun time will be had by all!
In October, Judy Warde is offering her Toe Up Sock class (a 2-part class, on 10/11 & 10/18). Come learn the magic cast on, Fleegle heel, and super stretchy bind-off. Toe Up Socks are a great way to use that one special skein of yarn in a way guaranteed to net you a pair of socks (not just one sock and an anklet!). Start in October and you might be able to knit a few pairs of super special socks by that gift giving time of the year!
If socks seem like a large commitment, consider Judy’s fingerless mitt workshop on Sat, 10/25 from 10-12. You will learn how to add colors to your project as well as sew in ends as you seam the mitt! (Speaking of mitts, Judy will also be offering a mitten design class in November. More details coming soon!). Click here for details on the latest class offerings for the Fall.
For those of you who enjoy knitting in a group atmosphere, Open Knitting will move to Thursday nights from 4-6 — please join us as we sit around the back table and work on our projects. First Open Knitting is September 4th from 4-6 — I”ll be there working on my Penny vest out of Brooklyn Tweed’s Loft yarn. It’s a nice project and perfect for a knitting group —not so challenging that I’ll have to refrain from talking or else resign myself to frogging some rows the next morning! Please note: KnitWit will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays beginning September 5th.
Which brings me to new yarns —- we have become a Flagship shop for Brooklyn Tweed — stop in and check out this made in America, spun in New England, and shipped from Portland wonderful yarn. Some other new yarn arrivals are listed below!
I hope you all enjoy these last few weeks of summer!