If you happen to have some extra time this week, there are sales and classes to be had.
InDetail Studios is having a sale this week where you can save 15% on everything in this knitting and beading store. If you pay by cash or check you can save 20%. The shop is located at 395 West Avon Rd Avon, CT, 860.404.0694. Start thinking about that gift list now.
Creative Fibers LLC is having a sale on Ella Rae Classic Wool. That’s 219 yards of 100% wool. The sale starts on Friday. It is 50% off of 10 skeins or 30% off a single skein. The retail price is $6.95 for solids, $7.95 for heathers and $9.95 for marled. Marled is two single yarns of different colors spun together. Creative Fibers LLC is at 645A Poquonock Ave Windsor, CT 06095.
Bayberry Knitting another local yarn shop is promoting the color “RED” for the month of November. Any yarn that has red in it will be discounted 15% for the entire month. The shop can be found at 36 Whiting St # 1 Plainville, CT 06062, 860-410-4250.
Another great opportunity is to jump start your knitting for the holidays. In Sheep’s Clothing has a free knitting group. Now you can join them on Wednesday mornings 10 to noon, as well as Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for knitting, crocheting, and lots of laughs. The shop is at 98 Main St Torrington, CT 06790, 860-482-3979.
The Yarn Barn located at 1666 Litchfield Turnpike, Woodbridge, CT, 203-389-5117, has no shortages of classes to teach you something new this week. Check them out:
This Wednesday, November 16, LEARN TO SPIN YARN on one of their spinning wheels to help you decide what kind of wheel you want and learn all the basics. Spinning on a wheel class is $40, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. What a nice gift to give of your own handspun yarn. Tell everyone on your list what wheel you liked…hint, hint.
LEARN TO CROCHET I – $30 Make a Scarf and Learn the basics of Crochet Techniques: Foundation chain, single crochet (sc), finishing. Materials needed are one skein of Ella Rae worsted wool in Solid or Heather in your favorite color and a size K crochet hook. the class will be held this evening, Monday, November 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
BEGINNER’S KNITTED SOCKS – $45 Does the idea of knitting socks intimidate you? Learn the basic skills of sock-making, including knitting in the round on double pointed needles in two class sessions.Techniques: Knitting in the round on double pointed needles, casting on for circular knitting, turning a heel and kitchener/grafting stitch. This class starts this evening, Monday, November 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
So get busy knitting or learning to spin, the holidays are fast approaching.