Newsletter 509

by Meg Strong

New in the Shop: Magpie Swanky DK!

We just received our first shipment of Swanky DK from Dami at Magpie Fibers: 26 gorgeous colors, hand-selected by Dami herself! Swanky DK is a silky blend of merino, cashmere and a bit of nylon with beautiful drape and sheen -- 250 yards, perfect for sweaters and accessories alike!

We love Dami's Something Gradient This Way Comes. It's a generous (24" X 90") worked-on-the-bias wrap...all you need to know is how to knit & purl -- easy-peasy! You'll need a total of five skeins in three colors: two skeins of color A, two skeins of color B and one skein of color C. We've put together some beautiful combinations, but with 26 colors to choose from, the combinations are practically endless! This one isn't shoppable online, but we'll be happy to assist you in person or on the phone! 615-354-1007


Bayou City trunk show

Save the Date! Bayou City is Coming to Music City!

Join us Saturday, June 30th, for an in-store trunk show with Shelby from Bayou City Yarn Co.! Shelby will be hanging with us all that day with her beautiful yarn. She's planning on bringing five of her yarn bases to share, so mark those calendars and join us!


Brooklyn Tweed trunk show

Brooklyn Tweed trunk show

Brooklyn Tweed Trunk Show - Shawls!

From now through July1st, we're hosting a beautiful Brooklyn Tweed trunk show featuring nothing but shawls! Make sure to stop in and see these beauties for yourself -- we have all the featured patterns and (of course) yarn on hand, so you can cast on immediately! Some of our favs are the Guersney Triangle, Halligarth, Kelpie, Leaves of Grass, Lucca & Terra.


Beginning Sock Class!

There's still room in Leah's incredibly popular class "Beginning Socks on Two Circs"! This class consists of three sessions held over three weeks. Check those calendars, make a plan and call to register! 615-354-1007

  • July 28th, 2pm-4pm; August 11th, 2pm-5pm & August 18th, 2pm-4pm

Can't make it in person!? Leah has (finally!) uploaded her Boot Camp Sock tutorial pattern to Ravelry! This pattern will take you step-by-step through the process of working socks on two circs. It's written for worsted weight yarn, which lessens the intimidation factor - and you'll make visible progress quite quickly! We used two skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran (in Natural and Rum Paradise) for our sample.


But Wait! There Are Even MORE Classes!

Beginning Stranded Knitting **SOLD OUT!**
Learn stranded color work that's alllllmost Fair Isle! You'll make this hat that's as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside....and don't be afraid - the yarn does some of the work for you! Saturday, July 21st, noon to 4pm. Call the store to register! 615-354-1007

*There's a teensy bit of homework for this one, details can be found here.

Ravelry 101
Want to know what's so great about Ravelry and its many uses? We adore Ravelry (almost as much as we love shop-dog Stanley) and we'd love to share some of its many uses, features and secrets with you during this one-hour workshop. Saturday, July 7th, 2pm-3pm. Call the store to register! 615-354-1007