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Bus To Vogue Chicago

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015

The price for the bus to Vogue Chicago is $55.00
Call or stop by the shop to reserve your seat!

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Latest News!

New Arrival!

Jane’s grandson has arrived!  Kolton Wayne Gilbreath was born on thursday, 5 lbs 6 oz.  All are doing well.  Congratulations Lori and Mike!

 

Malabrigo Sweater Class dates are set!

They are: September 12, 19, October 10, 17 and 31.  Class fee is $60.

Strip of the Month Group will meet the second saturday of the month starting October 10th.  First group ONLY- 1-3 pm.  All other months will meet from 10-1

Overnight- September 12.  Don’t forget to knit your ‘baby red hat” for a discount.

2 Needle Sock Class- September 8 and 15 from 6-8 pm.  Class fee- $30. plus materials.

BUS TO VOGUE LIVE IN CHICAGO.  There are still seats on the Vogue Bus on October 3rd.  Call the shop to sign up- $55.

Dream in Color Dream Club starts in a couple of days!  The first yarn will arrive on September 1st.  Don’t miss out.  Call today to sign up to be the first to get a special yarn each month for the next 6 months. $10

Have you signed up for the In Store Retreat?  Just $25. for the whole weekend!  September 25-27.  Hours are Friday 12-10 pm, Saturday 10-10 and Sunday 10-4.  Get a discount on yarn, a shop bag and some great free patterns.  Bring in a “Baby Red Cap” and get into a drawing for goodies from the shop!

ATTENTION “SUMMER OUTLIER” KNITTERS-  There are a couple mistakes in the pattern!

First- on the second page- Row 1: mark out the TURN at the end of this row.

Second- LAST ROW OF THE PATTERN- cross out the “tog”.  It should read ” Work 5 rounds od (K2, P2)”

 

BERROCO AND LANG ARE HERE!!

SO EXCITED THAT THE NEW FALL YARNS ARE COMING IN! 

Here are some of my favorites.  There are more pictures on the Website

   
 

 

I admit that there are no patterns iN the new Lang books using the Merino +, but man do i love the colors!  It knits up at 17 sts for 1″ and has 200 yards!  I’M sure there are a gazillion patterns on RAVELRY that will work with this yarn.  Did I say how soft it is?  Way Soft!  
   

The hat knit out of the NORTH STAR yarn is a must have for every college student whether they go to a school in a cold climate or not!  IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR ALL OF US AS WELL! 

 

New colors in Mille Colori Baby!  The ZIC ZAC  shawl from RAVELRY is still really popular!  

   

F.Y.I. IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT VOGUE LIVE WILL NOT BE IN CHICAGO AFTER THIS YEAR.  SO IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE VOGUE YOU NEED TO GO WITH US ON OCTOBER 3RD!  SEATS ON THE BUS ARE JUST $55.00 ROUND TRIP. 

FOOTBALL and OTHER STUFF!

I have been approached by customers asking for directions for the FOOTBALL SCARF in dk? sport and Worsted! Some are going to work this scarf up for their favorite College team!  That got me thinking about what fun it would be to follow a high school team that may have a child or grandchild who plays football.  Then you can give the scarf as a graduation present! 

So here goes- Worsted Weight Yarn- With Size 7 or 8- 16″ circ-  5 sts = 1″ – 3 100 gr. balls of Color 1 and 2, 1 100 gr ball of color 3

                          Dk/ Sport Yarn- with Size 6- 16″ circ-    5.5 sts = 1″ – 6  50 gr. balls of color 1 and 2, 1 50 gr ball of color 3  (NOTE THAT ORIGINALLY I HAD SAID THAT I WOULD BE USING A SIZE 7 WITH THE DK/ SPORT YARN- I THINK THAT IS TOO LOOSE.  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED A 7 FOR THIS PROJECT, JUST COME IN AND WE WILL TRADE IT OUT FOR A SIZE 6)                                                                                        

Yarn: Color 1- Your team’s primary color-represents your team scores- 

Yarn Color 2- Your team’s secondary color- represents the opponents scores

Yarn Color 3- If your team has a third color or a neutral such as white, grey, or black.  This yarn will be used to deliniate the end of a game.
Worsted Weight- With color 3 cast on 80 sts and join in the round.  Purl 1 round. You are now ready for the first game!

Dk/ Sport Weight- With color 3 cast on 88 sts and join in the round. Purl 1 round. You are now ready for the first game!
Each Game you will knit a round per point in correct colors.  After the game is concluded you will purl 1 round in color 3 and wait breathlessly for the next game! 

I have been told that the talking heads have Indy and Green Bay in the Superbowl!! 
  
Spaces are still availiable for Dru’s Intermediate Weaving Houndstooth class this Saturday ( August 15).  Call the shop to sign up. Cost is just $40. plus materials.  mClass runs from 10- 4ish. 

There is no Beginning Knitting class on August 19. Mark your calendars.

Next OVERNIGHTER is September 12.  We are asking for you to knit red hats for the American Heart Assn.  You can find the attern at- www.heart.org/littlehatsbighearts  . If you bring in a hat or knit one at the overnighter, you will get a discounted rate of $10 for the overnighter. Evening starts at 7:30 
FALL IN STORE RETREAT is just around the corner- Date is September 25-27. Cost is $25 for the weekend.  

Make a red hat (referenced in Overnighter info above) and get into a drawning for a treat from Mass Ave Knit Shop.  The Heart Association is hoping to have a hat for every baby born in local hospitals during the month of February 2016! So we need to get knitting.  If you are knitting these at home, you can bring them in anytime.  Check out the website for yarn choices and patterns.  There are both Knit and Crochet patterns online.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Thanks to Lisa H, we are going to start a FOOTBALL KNIT ALONG!  The idea is you pick the 2 colors of your favorite team, ie-COLTS-blue and white. During the game, you keep track of the scores as they occur and knit a row for each point the teams make.  So, if the colts score a touchdown and point after you will knit 7 rounds in blue.  If the opponent scores a field goal, you will knit 3 rounds in white.  You will need a third color to be purled at the end of each game!  For the colts I would choose grey.  One customer ( DL) suggested using Blue and BLACK when the colts play THAT TEAM from the east coast!!! 

Here is the yarn I am using for the pattern.  You will need a size 7- 16″ circular needle   

 

I will post, on the blog,  the order of the scoring each morning following a game.  

CAN’T WAIT!
There are 7 seats left on the bus to STITCHES on Saturday.  You need to call us tomorrow (Friday ) if you want to join the fun!!!  seats are $55.00

BUS TO VOGUE CHICAGO!

WE ARE NOW SELLING SEATS FOR THE BUS TO VOGUE KNITTING CHICAGO.  SEATS ARE $55.                            DATE IS: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2015.  CALL AND SIGN UP.  THESE SEATS WILL GO FAST!

There are still a few seats for the Bus to Stitches Midwest this Saturday ( August 8 th).  Bus leaves the Mass Ave Knit Shop at 7:00 am!  Best to be at the shop by 6:45.  

FALL RETREAT- September 25-27. Just $25 for the whole weekend!  Call and sign up over the phone.  I am working on a couple of food trucks for both friday and saturday nights.  I will pass on any information as I get it.   

Next Overnighter  is scheduled for September 12.  No need to sign up.  Just show up with $20 and a bit of a snack to share.  I will provide pizza and drinks. 

  

MALABRIGO TOP DOWN CLASS DATES- SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 19, OCTOBER 10, 17, 31.  TIME 10 AM- 12 NOON.   COST: $60 plus materials. 

*THERE WILL NOT BE THE BEGINNING KNITTING CLASS ON AUGUST 19!