SEASONS GREETINGS
Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season
and prosperity in the New Year.

From our family to yours,
Heather, Helene, Pam, Sue, Tracey and Momma E

The holidays are fast approaching and whether you brave the weather, mall traffic or the crowds, you will always have your knitting to come home to. So grab your needles, a cup of tea, a warm blanket and settle in for some quiet knitting time to reflect upon what you are grateful for. 



Holiday Shop Hours

We will be closing Saturday December 12th at 2:00 pm to set up the shop for our Bits and Bobs Holiday Event.

Tuesday December 22nd and Wednesday December 23rd: 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday December 24th, Friday December 25th and Saturday December 26th the shop will be closed.
Tuesday December 29th and Wednesday December 30th 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday December 31st 10:00 - 2:00
Friday January 1st the shop will be closed.

Classes are not being held for these two weeks and will resume Tuesday January 5th. 



Inclement Weather


As we get deeper into the winter months there may be occasions when classes will be cancelled and the shop closed or closing and openings will change. Make sure to check our website or Facebook page for information. 

ARE YOU IN THE LOOP?
Join us Sunday December 13th for our second Bits and Bobs Holiday Event.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm



BITS AND BOBS HOLIDAY EVENT
SHARE THE WARES!

Join us Sunday, December 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for our holiday shopping event. Soaps from Mad Hatters' Apothecary, pottery from Mirror Lake Pottery and friends, handmade silver jewelry from Honey Gem Designs, locally produced honey from Turtlebrook Farm, and canned local produce from Tangerini's Spring Street Farm. Nibble on a few goodies and check out our Holiday PUG with new stocking stuffers, limited supplies of one-of-a kind yarns from New Hampshire and plenty of sampler kits to make yours or someone special, holidays be merry and bright. Special shop discounts on selected items. 

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Bristol Ivy Weekend Workshops


Only a few spaces remain in the workshops for both days.


BLOCKING 101 WORKSHOP
Saturday January 9th from 1:30 - 4:00
FEE: $65.00

Most knitting patterns will finish up by saying "block to measurements". But what does that mean? And should you steam block? Wet block? What about blocking lace versus blocking cables, or texture, or stockinette? Should you block before seaming or after? We'll talk about different options for different fiber, garment, and fabric types, and then get some hands on experience with blocking different swatches and some finished items. Bring anything with you that you'd like to block and we'll talk about your options! Note: all participants will be provided with a short lace pattern to knit for their blocking swatch prior to class, which can be knit in any fiber of your choosing. Participants can also bring small items they'd like to practice blocking.

INTRO TO BRIOCHE 
Sunday January 10th from 9:00 - 12:00
FEE: $75.00

Brioche is an easy stitch that creates a lush, drapey, warm fabric. In this class we'll learn the basic principles of working brioche flat and in the round, and increasing and decreasing in pattern, and get started on knitting the Hey, Little Songbird pattern.

Please bring to the class: approximately 70 yards of worsted weight yarn and US 7 needles for swatching and practicing and 800 yards of sport weight/DK yarn and US 10 needles for the stole. (please note, we will not be winding yarn during the workshop)



BRIOCHE THE NEXT LEVEL
Sunday January 10th from 1:00 - 4:00
FEE: $75.00

After learning basic brioche, knitters are often intimidated by working it in the round or working it in two colors. In this class, we'll learn how to take your brioche seamless, how to incorporate two colors, and a few more complex decreases that really let your fabric shine.
Experience level: Experience working brioche flat (either in a previous class with me, or on your own), knitting, purling, working in the round.
Please bring to the class: Approximately 100 yards of worsted weight yarn, 16" circular needle in an appropriate size for your yarn, 50 yards of a complimentary or contrasting color.


WHAT'S ON OUR NEEDLES THIS DECEMBER
                  .......Baby it's cold outside!




Starting in the upper right hand corner: 
Owl Mitts Amanda Jones  (1) Queensland Kathmandu, you can find our modifications here .
White Pumpkin Spice  by Alicia Plummer  (1) Camellia Fiber Merino Aran, a gift from a well traveled customer, while visiting Craft South. 
Snood Dogg from Wool and The Gang (2) Crazy Sexy Wool. This is knit flat but would suggest provisional cast on. 
Rudolph, that Reindeer! (1) Swans Island Eco DK and leftover red and black worsted from stash and filled with lentils not stuffing.
Sidewalk Scarf  from the Yarnery knit in Viking Oko Alpaka (1) skein of each color. Soft, squishy and super quick. 
Dripstones by Justyna Lorkowska using Queensland's Kathmandu Aran.
Foehn by Lusianne Knit in (1) Rowan Fine Art Aran and (1) Rowan Pure Wool Worsted.
Mountain Cowl from Purl Bee uses (2) Cascade Magnum. Big, bulky and warm!
Inclination from the Yarnery uses (2) Lana Grossa Ambiente, two skeins and two hours is all it took. 



HEATHER'S HELPFUL HINTS
It can happen to anyone.... the late discovery of a yarn over hole. In my case, I found it after many rows of decreasing and couldn't bear the thought of frogging so many hours of knitting. Using all of my resources (books, knitting heroes, and the internet), I found an excellent solution to share with you: "To close a yarn over, use a piece of matching yarn, threaded in a yarn needle, to encircle the hole on the inside of the garment and gently pull it closed. Weave in and trim both the ends." -Margaret Radcliffe It worked like a charm and I would defy you to find the hole (from the front). 
Save 20%

Are you celebrating a birthday in the month of December
Clip this coupon and bring it in for a (one time only) 20% savings on anything in the shop during the month of December, excluding Quince & Company, already discounted or custom items, workshops, classes or special events.
 
**We are very happy to celebrate your birthday with you by offering you these savings but we ask that this coupon be presented at time of check out during your birthday month only. Thank you for understanding. *Coupon may be redeemed in-shop only.

Offer Expires: December 30, 2015
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