Thursday, May 29, 2008

Classes with pictures you Say!!!

Summer All Skills Knitting/Crochet Clinic Sale

Sign up for June and July and get August for FREE! This summer is going to be Hot, Hot, Hot at Knitique! We want to make sure you've got a spot so you can get a jump start on all the Christmas Projects. We find if you come in on a regular basis your skills jump substantially.

The Knitty Gritty Details

1. Sign up for June and July and August is free

2. Any makeup classes must be done during this 3 month period. I know most people will be going on vacation at some point. If you miss a Wednesday, you can make it up on a Thursday night or on a Friday day.

3. We've got 3 time slots available.

1. Wednesday mornings 11-1 pm Sorry Class Sold Out!

2. Thursday evenings 6-8 pm

3. Friday mornings 11-1 pm

4. Classes are on a first to pay gets the spot basis. You may call on the phone 916 714 7719 and reserve your spot with a credit card.

Make sure you call ahead to get your spot before they are all GONE!!

Other fantastic classes we've got for you this month....

Go Green Hemp Bag
It today's society everybody is becoming much more aware about the fingerprints that are being left here after we've moved on. What better way to help in the fight against plastic or paper bags than by creating your own Go Green bag out of a renewable source of fiber Hemp. We've got several different brands you can use. This bag is cute, stylish and would look good with any outfit you wear. Keep it in the back of your car so it's ready when you are. In this class you'll learn how to do a provisional cast on, hanging a hem, tips and tricks of lacework and how to finish it all up. A PERFECT Christmas gift for the environmental conscious person on your list. This class is being offered on Tuesday June 3, 10 and 24 from 11-1 and for those working girls and boys we've opened up a Saturday class June 7, 14 and 28 from 11-1pm. We have several spots left in each of the classes.
Easy Cashmere Beaded Lace Scarf
This scarf is gorgeous and a great gift idea for just about anyone who you love. You need just about 250 yds of a lace weight cashmere, a handful of Swarovski Crystals and a little time on your hand to create this heirloom quality scarf. Come join in and learn how to use beads in your knitting as well as a lace pattern which looks much harder than it actually is. Class available Saturday June 7 from 1-4pm
Marcelo's Boot
Susan the resident sock maker extraordinaire is offering this sock class where you will learn the ins and outs of NOT typical shaping for socks. No one said you always have to decrease on the gusset. Come learn the tips and tricks of how to make socks in the NOT usual way. Class available Thursday, June 12, 19 & 26 from 6-8pm.
The Basics of Fair Isle
Self striping yarn makes this hat look like one of the more complicated fair isles that have several background colors. This class is a great way to learn color knitting without investing a great deal in time or materials. Come enjoy learning a new skill (and growing new brain cells or so I've heard) in the cool comfort of Knitique. Class available Saturday, June 28 from 11-1pm.
Beginning Knitting
Even if you are currently knitting, this is a great class where you learn the long tail cast on, joining your work in the round, knitting in the round, basic 2 color knitting, decreasing, using double points, i-cord, binding off and last but not least weaving in your ends. Over the years I've made at least a hundred of these hats. I give them for every baby shower I'm invited to! The guests always go crazy over this cute little gift. Class available Tuesday, June 10 from 6-8pm and Tuesday, June 17 from 6-9pm. This is a 2 session class.
All classes are $10.00/hour plus supplies. We ask that all supplies be purchased at Knitique, where you will receive a 10% discount on your supplies. We can't wait to see you soon!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

June Classes

So what's up with this weather. I loved the reminder of what summer is going to be but I am much more thankful for the cooler days and nights we've been experiencing this last week.

If you take a look at the right we've got our June 2008 Classes listed and you are able to download them quickly. When I get home tonight I'll upload some of our pictures so you can see what your finished project will be.

What's going on at the shop? Last week several book deliveries including our Book of the Month Selection "Comfort Food" by Kate Jacobs. Her first book "The Friday Night Knit Club" was a huge success and is currently being made into a movie starring Julia Roberts as Georgia. Don't worry we are planning a movie night to see the premiere of this movie.

So come on in while it's hot or cool and enjoy a little of our fabulous community.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Holy Crap Batman it's HOT out there.

Today while at the River Cats game for N for T-ball I felt like this. I kept telling Dean it's hot as H*LL out here. His response " You might be a little cooler if you put your knitting down for a moment and fan yourself" As if.... I'm working on a Recyclable Shopping Bag for an upcoming class in June. This project is perfect for the those who are concerned about the environment, for those who are looking ahead to start on Christmas presents or for those who will be spending their summers on sandy beaches and need a cute, sturdy bag to hold all their goodies in. Pictures will be forthcoming once I have the bag finished and then lined. Stay cool and come into our nicely air conditioned shop.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wine and Knitting

As most of you know our local watering hole for wine lovers, Jennings has closed down. While everyone valiantly tries to find a new home for our Monthly Event, Kristen Y. had a great suggestion and it is super close to the shop.

We will be meeting this Friday, May 16th right across the way from the shop at Palermo's.

Palermo Ristorante Italiano is a family owned and operated restaurant that relocated from Palo Alto to Elk Grove. Palermo offers an exquisite menu, delicious wines, a full bar/lounge area and beautiful decor. So to all my knitting friends who like to have a fine glass of wine, we'll see you tonight around 6pm. Jane if you are coming tonight, which I hope you are, I'd love to hear more about our shared computer woes, we will be meeting in the newly remodeled full bar at the back of the restaurant. It's a little gem!

Palermo Ristorante Italiano

9632 Emerald Oak Dr

Elk Grove, CA


right behind Taco Bell which is across the street from Knitique.

On to knitting news. We've been getting lots of shipments of yarn, one of my favorites, JoJoland Rhythym a perfect worsted weight self stripey yarn that we've been using for beautiful baby sweaters, adult sweaters, and Alison is even making a felted horse blanket for her Mom. It's a great value, the colors are gorgeous, and it knits up like a dream.

New books arrived yesterday, and after our Thursday Knit2gether group I'll be placing a reorder. I love when the shop if full and you can feel the contagious excitement of all the knitting needles in motion.

Can't wait to see you tonight. If you think you are coming give the shop a call 916 714 7719 and let me know so I can make sure to save room for everyone. I'll keep the light on.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Drum Roll Please.........................the results of the Yarn Shop Hop!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun filled event. It was exciting to see new faces and the returning people. I hope everyone had a GREAT time.

The results of the drawing are:

Grand Prize Winner: Sandy Simpson from Lodi

First Prize: Diane Knorr of Folsom she got a bag of 10 various colors of Cascade 220 superwash along with a pair of Crystal Palace circular needles.

First Prize: Ingrid Koyangi of Grass Valley won a bag of 10 skeins of Seduce from Berroco a Norah Gaughan pattern book along with a pair of handeze.

Secret Drawing: Goes to Tamis Reed of Sacramento she received the gift certificates to the participating stores.

Three fun Drawings:

Jim Schrader of Rocklin got a bag with a knitting tool kit along with 3 different needles.

Greg Self of West Sac got Little Box of Socks

Sandi Benward of Citrus Heights received one of the gift packages from Babetta’s that contained a skein of tofutsie and a pattern.

I swear Sandi, you are the luckiest girl around. Three big cheers to all who particpated. We appreciate each and everyone of you!!
I'll be back in the shop today. I had a great time relaxing, sleeping and did I mention, I slept ALOT. I will definitely miss my daily or twice daily Siestas. I'll see ya'll soon!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Did someone say Knitting and Eating?

That's right everyone, this Friday night is our monthly event Knit and Nosh. Please feel free to bring a dish to share and enjoy a little camaraderie and fun with those you love.

New to the shop, lots and lots of Bags, Yarn, Books and some fabulous patterns. I was hinting out the newest sock acquisition and low and behold it came in the mail on Tuesday. We are proud to announce we are one of the chosen few to have.....................drum roll please..............................

We've got 3 lines of their yarn
Skinny Duet Sock Yarns Super wash Merino Wool Fingering weight US size 0-2 465 yards including coordinating heel and toe. Machine wash, gentle cycle. Tumble dry, low heat
Swell Yarns Duet Sock Yarns Handpainted Superwash Merino Wool Sport weight US size 1-450 yards including co-ordinating yarn great for a heel and toe.
and honestly for the life of me I can't think of the third right now. I'll double check when I get to the store this morning. I've been up since 4:30 so I've got an excuse.
What do I love about this....back in the day when I was first knitting socks for my oldest boys, there wasn't any of the "fancy" sock yarns that there is today. I don't even remember if there was self striping. I would combine different yarns to have the ribbing one color, leg another, heel another, foot another, and last the toe the last color. It was my attempt at making the socks fun, and appealing for little boys. Who would have known where socks would be today. It is truly mind blowing. This smart company, owner the fabulous Angela, takes the best of both worlds, a cleverly dyed variegated yarn and the most perfect amount of heel and toe yarn, so you too can get a unique pair of socks.
This week is the Local Yarn Shop hop. Stop by the store for details. Make a purchase this weekend, Wednesday thru Saturday and you'll be entered into a drawing for 3 separate $50.00 gift certificates for classes. The new schedule is up at the store, we've got a whole lot of new and exciting skill building classes. We can't wait to see you there.