Monday, March 23, 2015

Classes this Week

Skill Building Block #1 – Just Knit

The 1st block in our skill building set takes garter stitch and gives it a twist. Working with two colors on a cable needle you will change colors each time by slipping the stitches to the other side when needed to access the other color for a unique texture and color effect with only the knit stitch.

We will be focusing on a new skill every two weeks and learning it by making small (36 stitches x 50 rows) blocks. Skill building blocks can be used for many purposes. Sew them together to make afghans, pillow covers or even sweaters. Make them longer for scarves. Do them in cotton for dishcloths or facecloths. The possibilities are endless.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March from 4:30 to 6:30
Instructor: Heidi Narum
Fee: Free – no registration is required.

2 colors of yarn of your choice.
Circular needles that are appropriate for your yarn with a 24cable.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Pattern will be provided at the KAL.

Learn to Knit Class Series

Throughout the series, participants will learn the valuable knitting skills needed to create a wide variety of projects.  All classes in the series are limited to 4 participants each; please be sure to sign up early by calling at 672-2008, email at or stop by the shop. 

Learn Cables – Cable Dishcloth – Learn to make cables and the provisional cast on in this class.

Supplies (no substitutions please)
-Cotton Supreme or Luna yarn
-Size 7, 8, or 9 straight needles
-Creative Knitting, Spring 2015

Heidi’s Class –
Dates: 24 March and 31 March
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Instructor: Heidi Narum
Fee: $10

Make Music Beautiful!: Wednesday, March 25th; 2-3pm
Instructor: Britton Donharl
Fee: $5 (plus tax), includes all supplies

Participants will create a one-of-a-kind musical instrument using sticks, bells and yarn. Ages five and up, please.

Please contact Katie at or at (505) 672-2008 with any questions and/or to register your child. We ask for 24 hour notice for participants, so please register early.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yarn of the Week - Llamalini

Llamalini is a tweedy, soft blend of royal llama, linen, and silk. It's a luxurious, rich blend that that looks and feels amazing.

Enjoy a 10% discount all week.

Get pattern ideas here.

Yarn Details:
Yards: 109.00
Grams: 50.00

Yarn Composition:
Linen - 25%
Royal Llama - 40%
Silk Bourette - 35%

4 - Medium Weight Yarn
Knit STS: 4.00 - 5.00
Crochet STS: 2.75 - 3.50

Recommended Needles (US):
Recommended Hooks (US):

hand wash, do not bleach, dry flat, iron - low heat, dryclean - any solvent except trichloroethylene

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Yarn of the Week - Old Dominion Cotton

Enjoy a 10% discount all week.

Old Dominion 100% Cotton DK Weight Yarn

Material: 100% Cotton
Weight: 3 Ply Dk Weight
Physical Weight: 3.5 oz  / 100 g
Approximate Yardage: 250 yd / 228.6 m
Gauge: 5 st/in on Size 7 Needles
Care: Machine Wash Cold Delicate or Hand Wash Cold. Reshape, Air Dry Flat. Do Not Tumble Dry. Do Not Dry Clean. Do Not Bleach.
Packaging Method: Hand Twisted Hanks
Cotton is grown, spun, dyed, and processed in Virginia. This yarn is specially hand kettle dyed, which makes each twisted hank unique. Please expect slight color varigation and unevenness.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Baby Socks (beginner learn-to-knit-socks class)

Dates: Wednesdays,March 11th, 25th and April 1st; 6:30-8pm
Instructor: Katie Brousseau
Fee: $30 includes pattern, yarn, and needles

Participants will learn basic sock construction while making a pair of cute baby socks. Common sock-knitting skills covered in this class are knitting-in-the-round with double-pointed-needles; making a heel flap, heel turn and gusset; and toe decrease.

Maximum six participants

To register, please stop on by the shop, call us at (505) 672-2008 or send an email to We appreciate 24 hour class registration notice so we are best able to prepare for our students. Thank you! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Winter Clearance

Tuesday, March 3rd through Saturday, March 7th!


25% Off Select Alpaca and Bulky Yarn
Despite recent weather, spring is just around the corner!  In order to make room for our fabulous new spring/summer yarn coming in, we will be having a winter clearance of select bulky and alpaca yarn.

25% off:
Eco Duo, Color Duo, and Highland Duo
Alpaca Lana d'Oro
Baby Alpaca Chunky
Eco Cloud
Alpaca Lace
Deluxe Chunky
Poems Chunky
Eco Wool
Uptown Bulky
Lana Grande
Classic Shades Big Time

40% off Sale Yarn (located in back of store; typically 25% off) 
40% off select books and magazines
20% off all Bead Art from the Heart jewelry
Amateur Chemistry Lab products: Buy 3, get 4th Free (of equal or lesser value)
20% off Moondance Designs Clothing
20% off Flitzy Creations children's hats and mittens

25% off All Quilts