For the summer I am not scheduling beginner classes. I will put some more advanced or specialty classes on the schedule. Take advantage of them now, they won't be repeated.
Individual Lessons are available anytime we are open. Call for an appointment and come learn some things. If you have a group who wants a lesson, give us a call and we'll schedule it.
Beginning Embroidery, and with bling too! Saturday, May 14, 11-4. Learn basic hand embroidery stitches and incorporate beads and sequins too. You'll make a small embroidered piece of your own design that could be used as an insert in a quilted bag, or framed and put on the wall. Most materials provided, but you should bring any special beads or materials you want to use and your own needles - embroidery needles and beading needles..$70
The Knaughty Knitter was established a little over ten years ago. Our goal was not only to create a viable business for ourselves in our retirement years, but also and more importantly to form a vibrant fiber arts community in Murfreesboro and Middle Tennessee. Our first location was in a little yellow house on North Walnut Street here in Murfreesboro. As the fiber community continued to grow and along with it the reputation of The Knaughty Knitter, it became a well known source for knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning supplies and equipment. At the same time the store became a center for groups, classes and workshops in the fiber arts. We are so grateful for our community of fiber people who have supported us over the years.
Out of this solid foundation came a desire to share this with the community. A new organization, Fiber in the Boro, was formed with the skilled organizational efforts of Meredith Kermicle, Jan Quarles, Darlene Dralus and Christina Consiglio. The first festival at the Lane Agricultural Center drew over 600 fans. Since then the attendance has steadily increased. It is again scheduled for another great yearly extravaganza.
Meanwhile, The Knaughty Knitter continued to grow and became too large for the little yellow house. We moved to a new location near Interstate 24 with more space and potential for growth. With now a billboard on the interstate and official State attraction signs, the store has become a great stopover for tourists.
Now, after over ten years in business, our personal health and stamina has diminished and we are looking for folks that would want to carry on the tradition of The Knaughty Knitter. We are offering the business for sale. Due to our financial position and our desire to maintain the integrity of the tradition in the community, we are willing to offer several different options to take over the business. Anyone who thinks they would be interested please contact us.
is Fractured Light. This is from Knitty, is free and also has mitts that go with it. I'd recommend a light color, but it seems folks have used everything - noro, hand dyed and solids. It takes sport weight yarn but some folks have gotten away with heavier fingering weight.
Ashford just came out with some nifty new accessories! There are sliding flyer hooks for the Country Spinner, Variable Dent Reeds and a new size of reed - 15dpi - for weaving tiny yarns on all the rigid heddle looms. There's a new 10" Sample It loom, felting kits (Sheep, Chicken, Flowers and Bugs). And an Add On Cloth Beam for RH looms that lets you do more cloth with lots more space to hold it, especially good for thick wefts and rag rugs, Sakiori weaving.
I'm out of town today. Doyle will be at the store but not all the time.. He said he might have to step out a minute during the day (We've got some projects going) but will do his best to be there most of the day. It might be wise to call before coming to check.
A few folks have had questions or comments so I'll put some notes here.
The pattern calls for DK yarn....It is entirely possible to get gauge with a light worsted. But a gauge swatch is your friend if you have doubts.
The tubular cast on - don't make yourself crazy if you can't get it. While I think it is fun to learn new cast ons, not everyone does. A long tail cast on or most other cast ons will work fine.
One person says she thinks the stitch count goes off (1 too many)after the increases. If this becomes a problem, just do one less increase - drop the one you made rather than rip back). There may be errata on the pattern writer's blog, check them out of you have doubts.
I didn't realize there was so much bobble hate out there, I have always thought they were kind of fun. If you abhor them, Lisa has decided to do a bobble free hat called Brambles Beret. Feel free to join her in it.
April's hat KAL will be much easier, I promise. And oh I have #4 16" circs back in stock......
is cabled and bobbled and fun. It is made in DK weight yarn, but a light worsted would work too. It is an oldie from Knitty and one I made years ago that is still one of my favorites.
Druidess is a beret but, if you pass up the blocking it to be that it still makes a fine hat.
SO many of you made awesome hats in February so quickly and then made another that I thought maybe you could use an extra bit of project (optional). Here is Well Rooted Mitts that might go well with your cabled hat