May 11th, 2013 Bit by Bit: A Festival of Afghan Knit Alongs!!!
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Our new summer program is off and running! We’re calling : Bit by Bit: Afghans the EZ Way! This series of FREE Knit Along focuses on knitting and crocheting afghans “bit by bit”. From 9-11am we’ll convene and have a cozy little group that’s working on afghans (yes, you CAN get it done!). We’ll be featuring some of our very favorites and next up is a festival of 8-Hour Baby Blankets hosted by Anne (starts May 15, 22, & 29). It may take you a bit more than eight hours of knitting, but done in soft chunky weight yarn on #13 needles will have you zipping right along and who doesn’t need a baby afghan at some point? The knitting is easy and breezy in these patterns and the book is a steal at $5 - full of our favorite go-to gifts in a hurry. If a baby blanket isn’t your thing, it’s OK, just bring whatever afghan you’re working on and join the group! The KAL is free but we’d love to have you sign up in the shop and take a peek at the samples on display. We’ll get the project going over three weeks of meetings. YOU CAN DO IT!
Next up, Elaine will bring you the fabulous Barn Raising Afghan in sock yarn (fingering weight) leftovers (over 20,000 hits on Facebook page) on June 5, 12, 19. Crocheters will have a turn, too. In July, Cyd will host a KAL with colorful Granny Squares & Motifs as the focus. Remember, all afghan projects, knitted or crocheted are welcome at all KAL dates.
We’ve also be rolled our new Koigu Colors Club for all of you who are in love with the magical handpainted yarns that are distinctively Koigu. We’re now up to 56 colors of KPPPM (new colors just hit this week) and here’s how it works: Purchase a one year membership in the Koigu Colors Club for $20 and receive two full skeins of KPPPM as a welcome gift (valued at $28). You’ll receive a punch card to track your future Koigu purchases and when you fill it with 10 punches, you’ll receive another free KPPPM skein of your choice. We’ve got some other things up our sleeve for Koigu Colors Club members to roll out throughout the year including some Koigu Knit Alongs.
By the way, we’re working on a series of free mini-demos of skills that will run throughout the summer. If you’ve ever been curious about Judy’s Magical Cast On, Magic loop, Hexipuffs, Crochet Motifs, you’ll love it. They’re 30 minute free demos that will pique your interest and expand your skills. Schedule coming soon!
Peace, love & knitting, The Tucson Yarn Crew