Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mystery KAL Wrap-up Tomorrow

Many of you have been enjoying our spring Mystery KAL - that's Knit-along in plain English. Sue Falcone has done a great job of putting together clues so that participants can knit their item and be surprised by what it turns out to be! Friday night, June 26 from 7-9, you can all come and see what the mystery was and vote for your favorite one. We'll have treats and lots of ooohs and ahhhs over the finished (and not-so-finished) mystery items. See you there!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

What are you knitting?

Yes, it's summer - but we're still knitting - are you?

Joni is knitting Knitspot's Papaver socks out of Malabrigo Sock - a yarn we'll be getting later this summer. And she's also knitting Knitspot's Totally Autumn throw (free pattern on Knitty) from Dream in Color Classy, which should be arriving in the shop any day now!

Kim is knitting an adorable baby sweater hopping with bunnies, from Zara yarn.

Linda is working on a gorgeous cabled vest from Donegal Tweed by Tahki.

Debrah has not had time to knit - because she has a BRAND, NEW GRANDDAUGHTER! Emmeline Jean was born this past Monday to Debrah's daughter Andrea and her husband Paul. Congrats, everyone! (She's beautiful!)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Today is WWKIP Day!

What will knitters do today? Why, KNIT in PUBLIC, of course! Weather permitting, Main Street Yarn invites you all to enjoy the space outside our shop between the hours of noon and 3pm to show the community of Mill Creek that you are proud to knit in public. We'll have sweet treats to share, so bring your chair and your latest knitting project and show the world your stitches. If you have stash or needles you'd like to swap, bring them along and make your swapping wished known. Remember...might as well face it, we're addicted to yarn - so join us!

Noon to 3pm
(In case of rain, the event will be cancelled)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yes we did spin!

Tuesday night was Main Street's first-ever Spin-in and it was a big success. The only thing that wasn't great was that I forgot my CAMERA! But trust me, 11 of us were there spinning beautiful fiber into even more beautiful yarn. Two people even learned to spin for the very first time! And two other people bought cashmere/silk fiber (names will not be named to protect the guilty)! Oh, and one of those cashmere-buying customers also bought a spindle that she desperately cannot have too many spindles, I say. Luckily, another customer saved me from myself by buying a lovely canarywood spindle that had been calling my name!

If you're wishing you had been there, not to worry. There will be a spin-in on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, so put it on your calendar and show up in July!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Class Schedule

It's available for download on our website. Check out the new crochet and spinning classes, many new knitting classes, plus the new beginner level knitting help groups and a crochet help group. We've set some Open Knit times, as well - but if the ones we chose don't fit your schedule, just be sure to call ahead to make sure our table is free when you want to bring your group in to sit & knit! Go here to get your copy:

Monday, June 1, 2009

Please welcome Tracy!

Tracy Lowen is our newest employee at Main Street Yarn and we are so excited to have her here! She comes to us via Pacific Fabrics, where she worked and is still teaching knitting and crochet classes. We plan to put her to work post-haste at MSY doing the same thing. Come mid-June, Tracy will be leading one of our brand-new beginner level knitting help sessions and we are anxious to see what other types of classes she'll come up with for you all. Judging from the wonderful knitted and crocheted samples she's shown us, Tracy will bring some excellent skills to the shop. Come meet her: she's in the shop Mon, Wed and Thur mornings starting this week! We wish you the warmest of welcomes, Tracy! For you, a bouquet of brand-new drop spindles - because we just know Joni's going to make a spinner out of you!