Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Upcoming Classes

Learn to knit socks class - 2 sessions - Feb. 21st & Feb. 28th, 11:00AM - 12:30PM. Must know how to knit on double point needles as there is homework to be done in advance. $30.00 plus supplies. You will attend both sessions to complete your sock and there is knitting to be done between classes.
Learn to knit a mobius scarf. Two sessions - Jan. 24th & Jan 31st - 3PM-4:30PM. $30.00 plus supplies. This is a fascinating concept made popular by Cat Bordhi. It entails a unique cast on method.

Oh how beautiful is this? In this 2 hour class you will learn to make a lovely necklace from pre-felted balls. You will string them on wire and use crimp beads to hold in place. Saturday, March 7th. $20.00 plus supplies.

Are these adorable or what? Using prefelted items, pewter charms and beads, you will create a one-of-a-kind wacky woman pin for your very own. The sky is the limit so be ready to have some fun. Date will be Sat, Feb. 14th. $20.00 plus supplies. What a cute valentine surprise.
You can register for any of these classes on the website, http://www.needlenookatlanta.com/ or come in and register in person. Supply lists will be available.
We will also be holding a "Blocking With Wire Blockers" class on Sat. March 14th. You can learn how to block with wires, a superior blocking method. We will block a scarf in class.
Come in to see us soon and check out our newest addition, Prism yarn.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Scarf Exchange and Scarf Model

Above is a photo of our Wednesday Knit Nite bunch at our recent scarf exchange. In July we filled out a form, chose names and started working on our secret pals scarf. They were presented this week and all were outstanding, one prettier than the next. Everyone was pleased with the outcome and we will definately do some type of exchange next year. Won't you join us?

Speaking of scarves, this is one I just finished. Talk about easy, this was it. It is cast on sideways and done in garter stitch, changing yarns every few rows. This combination was angora and baby alpaca dk. It came out longer than anticipated, even though I did make a very large (50 stitch) swatch, so keep this in mind if you want to try it. The end word for this scarf is soft. It is a dream around the neck. It looks much harder than it actually is, so give it a try.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Look what just arrived at Needle Nook. These are 100% silk scarves from Laurel Burch. You know she is famous for her cat images and no exception here, although we do have one with butterflies. Any cat lover will be delighted to receive one of these as a gift, including yourself. They are very colorful and some have beads in the design or as fringe. A very affordable price too - $25.00 each. So drop in to see all the different styles we have in stock.