Monday, June 1, 2009

June Needle Rocket

Needle Rocket, June 2009
Telluride, Colorado
Happy Summer, Friends!!
We made it through the snow, wind, blowing dirt and road construction! Outdoor knitting starts today!! Do you have your summer projects in hand or least in your imagination? You’ll need projects for the airplane trips, road trips in the car, camping and even hiking breaks. Small portable projects easily fit that bill. We have “knit to go bags” that hang on your belt loop and carry needles and a ball of yarn. So, what are some small project ideas? My first answer, of course, is socks. They are small, interesting and safe to transport on one or two circular needles. Other ideas include hats, market bags, crochet or knitted purses, baby items or even FLIP FLOPS!!! Yes, we have a darling new pattern for felted flip flops.
Come check out our summer weight yarns in cotton, linen, cotsoy, cotton chenille, ribbon and a beautiful cotton/linen blend. We have some cute new patterns for people of all ages and sizes.
Our summer calendar is full of fun ideas. Here is a listing of most of them. Be sure, however, to check our calendar on the website,, for updates and festival store hours. We are planning creative store hours for big weekends.
Mondays in June will “circle” around socks…specifically knitting a sock on two circulars. It is fun, efficient and easy. So join us one Monday or every Monday from 3-5pm and get into the sock craze. $15 per session
Tuesdays, as you know, are Open Knitting Circle nights. Be sure not to miss June 16th for our special FLIP FLOP KNIT. Kat Snip will be giving “petit pedicures” as we knit and gab. (Suggested donation for Kat is $15). Come in and get pampered and ready with you dancin’ feet for Bluegrass. Space is limited so please reserve your spot by calling us at 728-3427.
Wednesday, June 3rd: Magic Loop Class from 3-5 pm. If you are “looping”, this is the class for you. It is a wonderfully adaptable technique for knitting a small circumference on one long circular needle. You need only to know how to cast-on, knit and purl. $15
Thursday, June 4th: Beyond Scarves Knitting Class from 4-6pm. Learn how to increase and decrease, knit in the round, and just about anything else you can dream up. Basic knitting skills required. $25
Fridays from 11am to 1pm we have our lunchtime knitting circle. Bring a bag lunch, if you want, and we’ll sit out on the benches in the sun, knit and watch the people go by.
Thursday, June 11th: Beginning Knitting Class for all genders and ages from 4-6pm! Learn to cast-on, knit, purl and cast-off in this never-ever class. Bring your own supplies or choose from our fun stuff. $25
Monday, June 15th: Crochet 101 with Janet from 5:30 to 7pm. Learn to crochet from scratch. $25
Friday, June 26th: Knitting Show and Tell from 11am -1pm..Bring your completed projects for us to gush over…especially baby things we’ve made!

WWKiP Day 2009 Dates:
the 13th & 14th as well as the 20th & 21st of June
Join your Telluride Friends as we knit in public these four fab days in June! Knit in the park, on the gondola, on the street….anywhere
Bring us pictures of you “doing it” and we’ll post them on the Needle Rock blog.

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