First cruise info.  The cost of the cruise will include all taxes and port fees, as well as reserve a room for us 24 hrs. a day for our knitting and classes.  The  cost is $1129.00 for the week and will also include all your meals.  At first I thought the cost would be less, but I was misinformed.  Remember that this includes port fees and taxes,  which will add up as you get on and off the ship at the different stops!  We will be having a meeting in a couple of weeks at the shop for those who are local and need more information.  Melissa from Craft Cuises just got home from a trip and I want to talk to her and have everything clear.  If you are interested though, I would recommend putting down your $100. deposit now to reserve your spot and possibly get you upgrades later.  The deposit goes up to $250. Aug. 28.  The deposit is non refundable, but you can use it  for 4 years. Call the shop (317) 638-1833 if you have any questions.  ( check previous blog for # for craft cruises )

DON’T forget that this sat. Aug. 28 is n the next RAVELRY group meeting at the shop!  They meet from 12-4 on the last sat. of the month.  All are welcome and snacks are encouraged!  Bring what ever you are working on and share your ravelry ideas. 

Next Tues is our next SuperBowl Scarf knit in.  We will be doing Jane’s Horseshoe Cable scarf.  This is a great time to learn to do cables (guage does not matter!).  We will be offering the pattern free of charge, we just ask that you come into the shop to get. it.  If you have a different scarf that you are doing for the superbowl, you can work on that too.  Just come and join the fun!  Time is from 6-9 PM.


Double mittens– Tues. sept 7, 21, and oct5 6-8 pm

Cost : $30. 

This has been a very popular class and Jane is again offering it to those who may have missed it previously. These mittens have a double thickness and can be reversible!

Multi Color Intarsia Scarf-Wed. Sept 22, 29, Oct 6 and 13 6-8 pm

Cost $40.

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Continental Knitting-Thurs Sept. 16, 30, Oct 21

day class- 1-3 pm  or evening 6-8 pm

Cost $45. plus materials. 

You will make a basic t-shirt pattern to learn to knit with the yarn in your left hand!

Granny Square Throw– Thurs Sept 23, Oct 7,21

day class- 1-3pm  or evening class 6-8 pm 

Cost:$45. plus materials.  THIS IN DEFINATELY NOT YOU GRANNIE”S  SQUARES!  We will use cotton classic. 

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Top Down Pullover-Tues Oct 12, 19, Nov. 2, and 16 6-8 pm

This is a great sweater that has so many yarn possibilities!  Because it is top down you can really work with the sizing, trying it on as you work through the pattern!

Thrummed Mittens– Wed Oct 27, Nov. 3, and 10- 6-8 pm

$30. plus kit cost ($32.)

This is also a requested class. Jane learned from Bobbi McDaniels from Raven Frog Yarns in Alaska.  Thes are very warm mittens.  This method can be used for socks and hats as well.

To Dye For Cardigan/Pullover-Nov 17, 24, Dec. 8, 22, Jan 12, and 26 6-8 pm

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Cost: $60.

Basic Socks-(top down)-Tues Oct. 26, Nov 9, Nov 23 6-8 pm

Cost: $30. plus materials  Learn to make your first pair of socks!  It is not that hard with a great teacher like Jane!


Fall In-STore Retreat is Coming up!   Oct 15-17 (fri-sun)

Cost $25. for the weekend!  You will get a shop bag, free patterns, and a yarn discount for the weekend.  Hours are fri 12-10 pm, sat 10am-10 pm and sun 10 am-4 pm.  Come 1 day or all.  This is such a great weekend to make new friends and see friends you haven’t seen since the last retreat!  There will also be drawings throughout the weekend for goodies! 

Lace knitting group will meet the first sat of the month from 12-4 pm.  all are welcome and bring what ever you are knitting on. 

Speaking of lace- there is a shawl/sweater in the new vogue knitting mag.  Pattern #13- are you interested in a class.  Some peopple are talking about it and I would do a class if I have enough interest.  Call the shop or come in to let me know if you want to do this project.

Stitches was wonsderful.  I met the woman who wrote Entree to Entralac and she was delightful!  In her book (we have copies in the shop)  there is a pair of felted entrelac mittens that can be done with 3 strands of malabrigo lace in 2 colors!  I will work up a pair and do a class!  Can you tell I am excited!

*I just got in Blue and White wide stripe yarn from Regia-great for Colts socks.  Also red, white and blue came in!