On a need to know basis, you need to know. This week the shops are abuzz with spring. Spring designs, spring colors and spring yarns. Spring is a time of renewal. Whether picking up knitting as an old hobby or starting a new one, there is a class for that. Classes in every shape and size are available.
Bayberry Knitting is having a Leap Year special events savings. It is one day only sale, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The savings is from 5% to 29% off your entire purchase. Upon checkout you will draw a ticket from the bowl. Each ticket will be marked with the percentage you will receive off, on the entire purchase for the day. The shop is located at 36 Whiting St. Suite One, Plainville, CT 06062, 860-410-4250.
The Yarn Basket is having a Beaded Fingerless Mitts class. Mitts are still on the trend list for spring. A pair with beads, would be a fun way to learn knitting and beading. The class is Wednesday, March 7 from 7 – 9 p.m. The fee is $15 and the supply list is available at the shop. The shop is at 288 E. Main St. Branford, CT 06405, 20.208.288.
Weaving is climbing the charts in popularity. The Yarn Barn is having an intermediate weaving class. The fee for the class is $60 for two sessions. This class builds on the skills learned in the introduction to weaving class. Expand your knowledge of weaving on the Rigid Heddle loom with use of the pick up stick. Learn to create the open look of Leno weaving. The creative possibilities are endless. The class is Tuesday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Use of their looms is included in the fee.
Learn to spin yarn on one of their spinning wheels to help you decide what kind of wheel you want. You will learn all the basics for a fee of $40. The class will be Wednesday, March 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Yarn Barn is located at 1666 Litchfield Turnpike Woodbridge, CT 06525, 203-389-5117.
Hither & Yarn is located at 733 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790, 860.489.YARN (9276). For the month of February, all Debbie Bliss yarns and books in stock are on sale at a discount of 20% off. This includes Silk, Baby Cashmerino, Cashmerino Aran, Rialto, and Merino Chunky. Shop early for the best selection.
Yarn Market News is having a YMN Business Conference 2012 from March 11 – 13 in Boston, MA. This is a conference for fiber lovers to find your forcus and build your business. Registration is still open.
So take a class and learn to knit, weave or spin. While your at the shops, take advantage of the sales.