Monday, January 23, 2012

We interrupt this program...

Hopefully you have heard about the January UFO Challenge and are madly finishing projects like these ladies.

Well, I was in that finish-mode, too, until my friend Doris gave me the leftovers from a pair of socks she was knitting.
The yarn is Crazy Zauberball and I immediately remembered this pattern:
I had just bought a fabulous sweater at 60% off the lowest price (thanks, Talbots!) and it really needed a scarf asap.
So all the UFO's got pushed aside while I got that scarf out of my system.
I've worn it lots since then and will probably wear it lots more! It's not too hot to wear indoors and adds a touch of color to my "ensemble".

Great pattern, easy to follow and fairly quick. Several episodes of Downton Abbey and Parenthood and I'm done. Thanks, Melissa!!

Now, back to those UFO's!!

Happy Stitching,

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Update

We have a few additions to the class schedule for January and beyond:

Beginning Crochet $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions Saturday, January 28, February 4, 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet. Crochet a sampler with different stitches. Learn to read a pattern! You will be ready to crochet a simple project after this class.

Binding Class Thursday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.

Come learn how to bind your quilts in this demo class. We'll show you how to cut and sew down binding so that your quilts will have a professional finish.

Beginner 9-Patch $ 65 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Thursday, March 22, 29, April 5 and 19, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
This class teaches the basics of machine piecing. Learn how to select colors, strip cut, chain piece, and add mitered borders. You'll learn lots and end up with a beautiful 9-patch quilt.

New! Genesis 8:22 Meets once a month for four months. You'll learn lots of different techniques.
March 7, April 12, May 10, and June 7, 6-8 p.m.

Or Sunday, March 11, April 15, May 20, and June 10, 2-4 p.m.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Out with the old...

There's something about the New Year that makes us want to finish up the old projects so we can start anew. Cleaning out and re-organizing are so therapeutic after the hustle and bustle of November and December.

Have you heard about our UFO Challenge?

For each project that you complete by January 31st and bring in to be photographed for our Flickr site, we'll give you a 20% off coupon good for your next project!
The finished project must be made from materials purchased at Knit One Smock Too and the coupon you receive will be good for regularly-priced, in-stock merchandise. You can earn more than one coupon, but may only use one per day. The coupons will be good through February 29th--hooray for leap year! If you received a Knit One Smock Too Gift Certificate as a present you can make it go 20% farther!

Our first Finished Object was brought in by Sharon. You can see her cute picture-smocked owl project here.

Shelia finished a beautiful cowl using this free pattern. You can see a picture of her finished cowl on our flickr site here.

All piecers will be impressed with Chris' finished Southern Album!! It's going to the quilter this month!! Quite an accomplishment!! Click here to see her first (of two!!) Southern Albums.

Louise finished her smocked dress with the beautiful bouillons. She has a very sweet and well-dressed granddaughter.

Keep turning those UFO's into FO's! We love seeing and photographing your accomplishments!

Happy stitching,


Monday, January 2, 2012

Classes for January

Knitting Classes
Beginning Knitting $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions. Monday, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. or
Tuesday, January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Learn the basics of knitting! You will learn to knit and purl, do many pattern stitches and follow a pattern. You will be ready to begin a project of your choice after this class.

Beaded Scarf $35 plus supplies. 2 sessions. Thursday, January 19 and 26, 6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Learn how to knit with beads! You must know how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

First Project Class - $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions. Thursday, January 4, 12, 19 and 26; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The next class after beginning knitting, you'll get help all along the way to complete your first project!

Join the Friday at Noon Sock Club $25 per month for two sessions. Meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 12 - 2 p.m. January meeting dates are the 6th and 20th.
Don't you love knitting socks? We'll be starting a new toe up sock from Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd. You must be comfortable with the magic loop or double point needles.

Knitting Socks using the Magic loop--Top down $40 plus supplies. 3 sessions, Friday, January 6, 13 and 20, 9:30-11:30 am.
Sock knitting is the perfect take-along project! In this class you will learn to knit socks from the cuff down using a long circular needle. You must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and rib.

New! Magic Loop Crash Course $20 plus supplies. 1 session. Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m-noon.
Want to make a hat, sock, fingerless glove, or other knitted tube without using those dreaded double-pointed needles? This is the class for you! Come learn this wonderful technique. Bring your pattern, yarn and needles to start your project or just needles and yarn to practice with. You'll love it!!

New! Turn Your Heel $20 plus supplies. 1 session, Saturday, January 14, 10:00 a.m-noon.
Started a sock and need help with that intimidating heel turn? We'll get you "over the hump" so that you are on the way to a finished sock!

Sweater Knitting Workshop Coastal Knits - Rocky Coast Cardigan. $45 plus supplies. January 2, 16 and 30.
Add some fun to your Monday nights! Join this on-going group of knitters as they begin the Rocky Coast Cardigan. Learn to make your sweater fit while enjoying a great group of knitters.

Knitting Workshop $10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - noon or
Tuesday 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or
Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. or
Friday 10:00 a.m. - noon

This is the "clinic" for all your knitting emergencies! Get help on your project or pick a new technique to learn. For those who already know the basics. You must call to register for workshop each week, space is limited.

Quilting Classes

Hand Appliqued Table Runner: Beginner Hand Appliqué $70 includes kit. Saturday, January 7 and 21, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
In this class you will learn the freezer paper technique, perfect circles, bias for stems & vines, points - all the basics for a beautiful hand appliqué table runner. Click here to see the sample. Limit 4.

Coming Soon: Beginner Nine Patch Quilt This class starts at the beginning with color selection, cutting instruction all the way through to completion. A must have class.

Wool Appliqué Workshop
Meets once each month beginning in February. $20 plus kit fee. You may join the 2nd Friday group at 10:30 a.m. or the 2nd Wednesday group at 6:00 p.m. Wool appliqué is lots of fun.

Folk Art Album Wool Appliqué begins in March! click here to view this quilt!

Join The Golden Girls the 2nd Thursday each month, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This is a fun group for early intermediate quilters. Space is limited. Call the shop for more information.
Classes for Smocking and Embroidery

Beginning Smocking $45 includes supplies. 2 sessions: Thursday, January 5 and 12, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Smocking is fun! Learn the stitches to make garments better than the ones you see in the stores. You will be ready to smock most geometric designs after completing this sampler. Bring small scissors.

Maggie $50 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Thursday, January 19, 26, February 2 and 9, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Make a sweet smocked dress from start to finish, even if you've never sewn before! If you are an experienced seamstress, there will be lots of new techniques to learn. This is a great first smocking project. Supply list provided when you register.

Smocking Workshop - $10.00 per session
Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Come join Martha for some quality sewing and smocking time. Work on the project of your choice and enjoy the fellowship of others. Call the shop at least one day before the session to reserve your space.

Embroidery Workshop $15 per session plus supplies Meets monthly: Monday, January 23, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Join us on the fourth Monday of each month for stitching time and fellowship! Learn how to prepare a project for embroidery or get help with embroidery you are already working on. Each month Martha will teach you a new embroidery technique or tip to make your stitching more enjoyable. Come see what everyone is making. We will beginning a new Block of the Month in February. Join us on the 23rd for a preview!