Friday, February 26, 2010

Early Spring Classes

Spring is (almost) here and we have our new class schedule up on the website. In case you haven't checked or have been wondering when our next round of classes, we'll spread the word about them.

Beginner Knitting
Tuesdays from March 2nd until April 6th from 6pm-8 pm
$125, materials included

What to expect: This is the introductory class for those who've never held needles, or for anyone who needs a refresher and wants a more thorough grounding. This isn't just a "learn to cast on and knit" class, it's an intensive 6-week class which teaches you not just how to knit and purl, but also how to read a pattern, measure for size, make buttonholes, knit in the round and on double pointed needles, and how to increase and decrease. By the end, you'll be able to jump into any of our more advanced classes like Fair Isle Colorwork, Cables, and even the Sweater class!

What you'll learn: How to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off; how to decrease; how to read a simple pattern; how to measure gauge; how to seam knitted pieces; how to make a buttonhole.

What you should bring: Nothing but your enthusiasm (and glasses if you wear them!).

What you'll take home: Three small projects, usually a cotton facecloth, a simple watch cap, and a small felted purse; plus various needles.

Intermediate Knitting
Thursdays from March 4th until April 8th from 6pm-8pm
$125, materials included

What to expect: Now that you have taken the beginner's class, it's time to step up to the technique plate. This project based class teaches you the foundations of more advanced techniques; cables, lace, and color work. We will learn all of these techniques in 6 weeks, divided into 2 week sections. 3 projects-- a bulky cabled hat, fair isle wristbands, and a simple lace stitch scarf-- will have you well on your way to conquering any knitting project in your queue.

What you'll learn: All the intermediate techniques we feel you need under your belt to move on to more specialized projects that suit your tastes and desires. Fair Isle, Cables and Lace are all focused on equally to give you a solid foundation to conquer any knitting that may cross your path.

What you should bring: Materials are covered in the class fee.

What you'll take home: New skills and new projects.

If you're interested, stop by or call the shop (215-977-9276) and sign up!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

They're ba-ack!

Finally, after a long wait, we have more Knit Kits in stock, this time around in blue. It contains everything a knitter-on-the-go could use: TSA compliant folding scissors, stitch markers, point protectors, a tapestry needle, stitch counter, thread cutter, crochet hook and tape measure, all in a handy, compact package. If you're like me, constantly losing everything to the black hole bottom of your everything-and-the-kitchen-sink-containing-bag, this might be just what you need to keep all your essentials at your fingertips. The last batch we had sold out lickety-split, so if you want one of your very own, come in soon to get one!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rosie's Presidents' Day Sale!

We hope everyone is just as excited as we are that we're finally having our sale tomorrow! If you're a subscriber of our newsletter, you received a email blast informing you that we'll be operating during normal business hours, from 12pm-5pm.

There will be Manos del Uruguay Clasica on sale, Koigu & Rowan yarns in addition to other Rosie's yarn favorites. If you have quite a bit of yarn (don't we all?) but need some pattern support or simply want to add to your knitting library, we'll have books (*cough* Kaffe Fassett *cough*) and patterns that you can use to fill up a Rosie's tote bag for an awesome price!

Come on down at noon and join us for the fun. Can't wait to see you!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Can You Put Out An APB On A Groundhog?

Due to the inclement weather (a-gain) we'll be closed on Wednesday, February 10th. We anticipate opening for normal business hours on Thursday, February 11th. We knitters/crocheters/spinners will cope just fine in this weather. Most of us have a pretty formidable stash & project queue to hold us over for one day easily; I can hear an alpaca jumper calling my name.

Hopefully the snow plows will do a decent job again and we'll see you Thursday. Happy knitting!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Rosie's President's Day Weekend Sale!

Most of you know that we were planning to have a huge sale for the Superbowl, but Mother Nature had other plans. Due to the inclement weather (read: gusty, cold blizzard-like conditions) we'll be closed tomorrow, Saturday February 6th and will reopen on Sunday, February 7th during normal business hours from 12pm-5pm. The sale will be held next Sunday and hopefully those of you who did have other plans for the Superbowl will be able to make it!

See you next Sunday!
(or this Sunday if you really need needles and yarn!)