Hard to believe it's almost October First Friday, the most special First Friday of the year. It's at this event that we focus all of our efforts on Breast Cancer awareness. One of the main fundraising portions of Pink Friday is the St. Mary's Arts Council's Uplifting Designs program which showcases a variety of fanciful bras decorated in fun and creative ways. First Friday visitors choose their favorite with cash votes. Our own Sigrid Stiles has won in the past with a fabulous Halloween themed bra!
Please consider submitting a bra this year - it's a fun and creative way to show your support for and reach out to the more than 230,000 women who experience invasive breast cancer each year.
For more information or to register, visit the St. Mary's Arts Council.
If you're not up to the bra challenge, you can still help - we're looking for knitters who would like to participate in a TOP SECRET mission for First Friday. We'll provide the yarn - but we need an army of knitters and helpers the night of Thursday, October 1st. If you'd like to participate please stop by the shop and I'll give you the materials you need!!! Tell 'em you were sent by Joe ;)
Designed by felting pro, Nora Bellows, Lipstick and Change is a perfect little accessory that holds just what you need for an evening out - your keys, your phone, and a lipstick. This chic little purse knits up in no time flat. It's a super quick knit, and everything you need is right there in the kit.
Like everything, it's more fun when you do it with friends, so join us to get started. We have our own felting machine right here in the shop, so when the knitting is done, we can felt them right here. When it's all felted, we'll walk you through finishing process where you'll add the beautiful frame, sparkly bits and little feet that make this purse so professional looking. No one will believe you didn't buy it at a high end boutique!
A perfect gift for the fussiest of fashionistas! Join us for three sessions and walk away with a great looking accessory.
Wednesday, September 30th, October 7th, and October 14th
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mittens are a terrific little project - small, portable, and full of learning opportunities. This particular pattern is really a gauntlet with a flared cuff that transitions into ribbing around the wrist. That cuff is not only attractive but functional. The flare helps block cold air from going up your coat sleeve, so you stay nice and toasty.
The pattern is written for lots of sizes, so you can work a pair for every member of your family. It's also ambidextrous, so either mitten fits either hand. I often knit mittens in sets of three, just in case one gets lost, which it almost always does!
This is a fun class - two sessions, and you can easily finish the pair in that time. This class is a great introduction to lots of useful skills including knitting in the round in a small circumference, paired increases, paired decreases, picking up stitches, and more.
We'll be using a beautiful new worsted blend of merino, alpaca, and silk. Very cozy and soft. Sign up here, because it's going to be a very cold winter!
I love Modern Cotton. It has a great silky feel, generous yardage, and an expansive palette. Plus it's really affordable, Lots of you have knit beautiful garments in Modern Cotton, and you probably have several half skeins of it languishing in your stash. If so, then I have the perfect solution.
This wrap takes between 30 and 75 yards of 7 different colors. Designer, Benjamin Matthews, has chosen the colors of the rainbow, and paired them with a cloudy blue, but you could use whatever Modern Cotton colors you have on hand. Choose two skeins of an 8th color that brings them all together and get knitting. It's a simple garter stitch pattern with one increase every other row. Perfect TV knitting! The pattern is free through today.