Heavenly Socks Yarns

January 2008

January is the time to settle into a lace project. Lace can be easier than you think! During January, we'll have Addi Turbo needles, lace yarn, lace books and patterns, all on sale at 20% off. If you haven't tried the Addi Turbo lace needles, we encourage you to do so; they have a perfect point and less-slippery surface -- slick but not too slippery!

The Rose Trellis Shawl, at right, shown courtesy of Schaefer Yarns, is a Catherine Devine design and is made with two skeins of their 100% cultivated silk Andrea yarn. Andrea is 8 stitches/inch, needle size #0.
Rose Trellis Shawl
In recognition of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 10% of sales on Monday, January 21, will be given to Waldo County Community Action Partners -- or any other local non-profit of your choice -- whose work helps improve the lives of people.
So you've got all your holiday gifts knitted, and you want to continue knitting? Hats and mittens are needed for our local kids in Waldo County. They can be knitted, crocheted or sewn, and can be made of washable wool, acrylic or fleece. Call Judy Kao at 338-1945 if you can make a hat or two, or you can just drop them off here at the shop, and we'll get them to Judy.
Michelle Boulier hats

Michelle Boulier's Intro to Crochet workshop is on Tuesday, January 8, 10:30 am, at $10 per person.

Students will make a simple but elegant hat in order to understand basic stitches and how to read a pattern. Bring worsted-weight yarn and crochet hook.

The top hat is a Rose Embellished Skull Cap, our first project. The variegated hat on the right is a Rolled Brim Hat embellished with a snowflake, our second project. The off-white hat, our third, is a Cable Crocheted Hat.

Sue Wright's Diagonal Knitting workshop: Garments made on the bias have long been noted for their superior drape. Learn to knit on the diagonal, create a small vest that will aid you later in creating a life-sized garment. Then you too will be able to wear garments with a superior drape. Join Master Knitter/Certified Knitting Instructor Sue Wright for three hours on January 12, 2008, starting at 9:30 am, and expand your knitting world to include diagonal knitting.
Sue Golden's Intro to Lace Knitting workshop is on Saturday, January 26, 3 to 5 pm, at $10 per person. This is an introductory course on how to read lace patterns and use basic techniques. Students will practice four different lace patterns by making dishcloths. Materials needed: #7 needles, one skein kitchen cotton, stitch markers (optional). (If this gets people enthused about lace knitting, Sue can teach a shawl pattern for a follow-up class.) The sample dishcloths are shown below courtesy of Carol Bristol Designs.
Carol Bristol dishcloth, No. 1 Carol Bristol dishcloth, No. 2 Carol Bristol dishcloth, No. 3 Carol Bristol dishcloth, No. 4
We are back to being open only by chance on Sundays. Sorry if this inconveniences anyone. Our hours are 10 to 6, Monday - Saturday, and until 8:30 Thursday nights. Please drop in for knitting circle. Wishing you peace and health in the New Year!