july 2014

JULY 4 HOLIDAY

We are closed on Friday, July 4. BUT, WHAT HAPPENS ON SATURDAY, JULY 5???

HURRAH

Millicent’s famous

CAT’S AWAY SALE

begins Saturday, July 6

and continues through Saturday, July 12.

We will have 20% off all yarns, books, patterns, and accessories.  We will also have a BOGO sale on bags of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk DK (buy one, get one half off).  Yarns that are currently on sale will be another 20% off.  Lots of fun!

RAVELRY EXPLORATION

We had a lot of fun at June’s Ravelry Exploration.  The four participants left with their brains full and ready to try all they learned at home. A successful time. 

Here's some feedback from June's Exploration: 
The Ravelry class was probably one of the most helpful classes I have had since a beginning knitting class. All of my other classes tend to be project type classes, which I could do on my own, but prefer to share with other knitters more for the comradery than the need to actually learn a new technique or stitch.  (But now, having learned about Ravelry), I am now getting myself organized. I'm learning what I have in my stash (some of it long forgotten), what books/patterns I have (more than I realized), and setting goals for my next projects. I highly recommend taking this class to anyone and everyone!

In July we will have two Ravelry Exploration workshops on the last Sunday of the month (Sunday, July 27).  A Introduction to Ravelry will be held between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.  Following from 3:00 to 5:00 Ravelry Exploration Part 2.  Each session is open to 4 students only.

Introduction to Ravelry participants should bring a device that uses the Internet.  Please open your personal account on Ravelry before you come for class. One person was turned away from June’s class because it was free – one space is reserved for you should you want it. 

Ravelry Exploration Part 2 continues from June’s workshop.  Hearing some of this complex information a second time and exploring further is our goal. This is open only to the four participants from June’s workshop. 

We’ll continue Ravelry Explorations on the last Sunday of each month until there is no more interest.

RAVELRY IN-STORE PATTERN SALES

Ravelry now has 4,000,000 members worldwide.  On this website, knitters, crocheters and weavers can find patterns and an immense amount of information. 

Many patterns on Ravelry can be purchased through Millicent’s Yarns & More (upon agreement with Ravelry and the designer).  We sell you the pattern and can even print it out for you right at the shop as you wait. (In turn, Ravelry bills us for what we owe the designer, so everyone is happy).

The problem with this is that you, at home, don’t know which patterns are available through Ravelry at Millicent’s because Ravelry doesn’t tell you.   So, every newsletter I’ll show you a number of these patterns and suggest a yarn at Millicent’s that you may use.

Fish Net Shawl by Tempting Ewe Designs using Uluru  (see our model at the shop)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fish-net-shawl

Semele by Asa Tricosa Designs using Kauni or Subtle Shades (just knitted by Judith and highly recommended)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/semele-2  

Metallurgy Shawl by Very Busy Monkey using Huasco (that’s on my list to knit!)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/metallurgy-shawl 

Catching  Butterfliesby Mia Rinde using Artyarns Silk Essence (a new yarn that is disappearing quickly)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/catching-butterflies-2 

Holden Shawl by Mindy Wilkes using Blue Heron’s Rayon Metallic (see Carol’s gorgeous model on display)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holden-2 

Beltane Socks by Louise Tilbrook using Hikoo American Brand (a much ignored yarn that will make great textured socks)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beltane-socks 

 

 

And, of course, Ravelry is noted for it’s free patterns.  Here are some fun ones that use yarns at Millicent’s.

 

Fish Hat (Dead or Alive?) byThelma Egberts using Liberty Print (one of Mel’s favorites that is yet to be knitted)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/heffroberts/fish-hat-dead-or-alive

Leafy Washcloth by Megan Goodacre using any of our cotton yarns DK to Aran weight (so much more fun than a square)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leafy-washcloth  Megan Goodacre

 

Sewanee by Beth Bradford using Huasco (you can see this in an uncharacteristically baby blue shawl knit by Mel – increased in size with a lot of mathematically juggling)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sewanee

CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH THE SUMMER

Remember that the content of your class is in your hands.  We will support you in your journey through your pattern choice. 

Tuesday:  Help Me!  I’m stuck! (10:30am – 12:30pm)

Wednesday: Beyond Intro (3:00 pm – 5:00pm)

Thursday: UFO’s or Unfinished Projects (2:00 – 4:00pm)

Friday:  Pick A Project (3:00 – 5:00pm

Scheduled classes include Introduction to Crochet (Tuesdays),  Introduction to Knitting (Thursdays), Learn to Knit Quick (a 3-hour class that meets just once),  plus our Sunday sessions:

July 6: Building in Color

July 13: Lace Sampler

July 20:  Building Blocks

July 27:  Ravelry Exploration

KNITTERS' NIGHT OUT

Knitter's Night Out continues through the summer months.  So join us on the last Saturday of the month ( July 26 and August 30) for the fun we have as women and as knitters together.  We will start at 5pm and continue until 8pm.