Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now Open... new Ravelry store.

The two free DMC patterns for the Aurora Open Back Vest and Aurora 5 Ball Scarf & Headband are there.

Download them, fav them and when you knit them, add them to your project page.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Plein Air Knit/Crochet

July 31, 2014 -- The weather is cooperating for tonight's concert!  
See you at the studio at 6:45 pm or meet you in Memorial Park.

Summer in the Park Concert
Wilmore Memorial Park
Main Street and Wilmore Road, Little Falls

Artwork borrowed from
Songs from the Girl Groups of the Sixties and
notable women rock singers

The New Dimensions

Thursday, July 31 from 7 – 8:30 pm
Weather dependent. 
Check TKB Facebook or blog for cancellation by 5 pm

Bring a lawn chair and your knitting/crochet.
Meet at the studio at 6:45 pm and walk over –
or join us in the park.

No fee.  Everyone is welcome.

Friday, July 11, 2014

DMC Aurora Vest Drop-In Workshop

Thanks to everyone who attended!  If you missed the workshop but are interested, I have patterns, yarn and needles available at the studio.  

DMC, the company you know as a quality source of supplies for embroidery and needlework, is now offering a growing collection of fine yarns from Italy.    

This Thursday DMC is sponsoring a free project class at The Knitting Bureau.   You’ll get the opportunity to try out their Nordic Spirit Aurora yarn on a vest or ear-warmer | headband combo project designed by yours truly.

You receive a free pattern and instruction with the purchase of yarn at wholesale prices – 6 skeins for $21.00.  Bring your own US 35 (19mm) needles.  Needles will be available for purchase at the studio as well. 

The Drop-In workshop is Thursday, July 17 from 3 – 9 pm. 


Your attendance at this special event will be much appreciated.  

Back view

Side view in 1312
Front view in 1310

Five ball scarf and ear warmer (not shown)

Select your colorway: Orders should be in by Tuesday, 7/15.  Pay $21 (wholesale price) by check or cash in advance or on the day of the workshop.  

There are four color choices.  All colorways are a beautifully blended Italian yarns from DMC.  
37's predominant color is Teal with greens and neutrals. 

1310's predominant color is a denim blue with primary and secondary colors. 

1312 is a gray neutral with warm undertones including a surprising peach and soft golden green.  

When I knit with 1362 all I could think about was raspberries and chocolate.  

Bring your knitting needles:  You'll need a US 35 (19mm) set of straight or 24" or longer circulars.  I will have needles in the studio for purchase -- $7.00 (includes NJ sales tax).  

Bring your Ravelry User Name and Password and we'll post your project.  

Drop-In anytime between 3 - 9 pm.  The project will take 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours to complete depending on your knitting skill/speed.  The pattern, class and instruction are all free.  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Main Street Bracelet

This class is over.  Contact me if you are interested in making this bracelet.  

Knit with wire and beads, this project is quick and easy enough for most knitters.  

The class is offered on Wednesday, July 9 from noon - 2 pm or 7 - 9 pm.

The individual class is $25.00 or one package class.  Supplies are additional. Estimated cost of supplies is $12.00 for one bracelet.  

A supply list will be send when reserving your space.  

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Neater Knitter – Stash Storage Solutions from Ziploc

Ziploc® brand Big Bags
Jill H. brought in a box of the XXL Ziploc® Brand Big Bags to class last week to share her discovery. They are huge – measuring about 24 x 32 inches with 3 in a package.  They zip closed, have a pleated bottom, are clear and have a cut out handle.  Perfect stash holders!

She left them in the studio so you can get a first-hand look.

Ziploc also makes XL – 20 x 24 inches (4/package) for more stash storage and L – 15 X 15 inches (5/package) which are also perfect as a large project bag.  
More information on the Big Bags here.

I use the gallon size all the time to group yarn purchases and for smaller projects.
Ziploc® brand Flexible Totes

As I was researching this, I see that Ziploc is also offering Flexible Totes – the kind of zipper bag you might get when you purchase a quilt or blanket.  Their shape suggested they could be stackable.

Details on the Flexible Totes here.