Needle Rocket, March 2009
Newsletter of Needle Rock Fiberarts
Looks like spring up here in the mountains. We can almost hear the snow melt, and we love the longer days. How are your winter knitting projects? We are trying to wrap up our winter projects and look forward to some summer knitting…..like brimmed hats, more socks and some silk projects. Sounds like fun, eh?
And, looking ahead to next fall…….afghans are back..with a vengeance!!
Check out the beautiful multi-fiber throw made by our own Peggy Sue
Take a look at our busy month ahead.
Mondays in March: 4-6pm Magic Loop Sock class. Come any Monday for instruction. $10 per session.
Tuesday Knitting Circle: every Tuesday evening 7-9pm.
Friday Knitting Circle: every Friday 11am-1pm.
Monday, March 9: 5:30-7pm Beginning Crochet Class with Janet. $25
Thursday, March 12: 4-6pm Beginning Knitting Class. $25
Tuesday, March 17: St Patrick’s Day Pajama Party, 7-9pm. Come knit in your pj’s and enjoy some green surprises!
Saturday, March 21: First Annual “Knit on the Mountain” Day. Let’s knit on the ski mountain – anywhere and everywhere. Then meet on the deck at Gorrono at 1:30pm to stitch together.
Monday, March 23: Broomstick Crochet Class. Prerequisite: must know how to cast on, single and double crochet. $25
Thursday, March 26: 4-6pm Beginning Knitting Class. $25
Friday, April 3: “around 4 or 5pm”, 2nd Annual Needle Rock Style Show at the KOTO street dance. Plan your outfit NOW for modeling your handknitted garments ….FUN, FUN, FUN!
***Please note: Needle Rock will close for Spring Break On Friday, April 3rd and reopen Monday, April 20th. Make sure you have your spring break projects and supplies.
We have several new yarns to tell you about.
Malabrigo Yarn from Uruguay makes stunningly soft kettle dyed 100% Merino Wool Yarn in worsted weight skeins of 216 yards. Kettle Dyed Colors are hand dyed and have slight natural tonal variation within the skein. Wonderful for scarves, hats, sweaters, and even for felting. You've got to touch this amazingly soft yarn to believe it!
We also have Gruesa, a kettle-dyed superchunky thick and thin yarn….fun and beautiful. Another treat is the Silky Merino: single-ply 51% silk, 49% merino yarn in 150 yard skeins…in solid and variegated colors. Check them out!
Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran is a lovely tweed of 85% merino, 10% silk and 5% cashmere. Made in Italy, this gem comes in handsome colors and is perfect for men’s projects. We have patterns for vest, cardigans and pullovers Let’s make something for our guys!
Mohair, mohair, and more mohair. Our back room has a brand new look with skeins of colorful mohair everywhere. Finally, an affordable and soft mohair to experiment with. We have many colors to choose from. We also have gorgeous textures in natural, undyed mohair which will make you drool.
We have a new serviice at Needle Rock: your WISH LIST. We will keep a list of your favorite things here to share with those shopping for you...fun, eh? Call us or come in to create your list!
Thank you for being such wonderful, supportive knitters. We are grateful to be your knitting store and salon. Know that you are always welcome here.
Come Knit with us !!!
Ann and Ginger