Friday, November 26, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 27th, is the first ever SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

As knitters and crocheters, we know the power of the small - Hundreds, thousands, of individual stitches make a masterpiece. Small businesses do the same for our communities. Support the Yarn Shoppe and other small businesses tomorrow!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Hours

The Yarn Shoppe's

Special Holiday Hours!*

*Please use the courtyard entrance on these days, as the Home Environment Center may not be open.

Sunday Dec 5th 12-3
Monday Dec 6th 10-3

Sunday Dec 12th Not Open
Monday Dec 13th 10-3

Sunday Dec 19th 12-3
Monday Dec 20th 10-3

Gift Certificates Available.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Flying Saucer socks

I couldn't resist the Flying Saucer sock yarn when I came in to work on Saturday. I had seen it before, and thought it was an ingenious idea: one spool, two strands dyed and wound together. Smart! Though I liked all the colors, "Sunspot" seemed the most season-appropriate.

I have made several pairs of socks before, but I wanted to try two-at-a-time, toe-up socks. Judy showed me the Turkish cast-on, and away I went. After knitting the toe and a bit more, I decided that the combination of the "medium" sized sock and size 1 Addi Turbos was creating too small of a tube, so I consulted with a friend (thanks, Brenda!), and decided to begin again with 16 stitches per needle cast on, and 72 stitches total after the toe increases. Much better! Though at some point, the patterns got slightly off, you can see that they are still extremely close, color-wise:

I love this yarn! The fabric has a nice feel (probably also partly due to the size needles I chose), and they are not rough, but also not so soft that they feel like they'll wear out after a wash or two. I can't wait to see the finished product, which will be a gift for Christmas!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rev up for winter!

We've been very fortunate, weather-wise, this fall. It's given everyone some extra time to get their warm woolens knit for the coming bluster! Here's some more lovely FO's that have been added to our friends' cold weather stashes!

What wonderful work! Keep the finished projects coming!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just In!

Just in!  New sock yarn by Skacel called Flying Saucer.  Both balls of  yarn is wound on a reel. So you can knit off the reel,  two socks at a time.  Or you can rewind the yarn  off the reel your self and knit one sock at a time. The coolest part is either way you choose to use the yarn, the socks match.   A must see!   

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Paul Revere Square
2322 Kimberly Road
Davenport, IA 52807

Phone:  563.359.1002
Fax:  563.359.1311



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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Classes coming up!

If you missed our previous class, here is your chance! You will learn how to continental knit in the round and how to knit using two colors.


Wed., Nov. 10- 9 to 11 am, 2-4 pm, or 6-8 pm
Thurs., Nov. 11- 9 to 11 am or 2-4 pm
Friday, Nov 12- 9 to 11 am, 2-4 pm, or 6-8 pm

Size 7 or 8, 16" circular needles . Worsted Weight Yarn. Cast on 100 stitches and join in the round. Knit 1 round being careful not to twist. Also bring another color of yarn in the same weight for the color work.

Cost: $30.00 (paid by check or cash to Judy)

Please call to reserve your place in this class. I look forward to hearing from you!