>Deadline for 3 K Kruise Extended & Announcing Candace Eisner Strick at 3 K!

>I am pleased to announce that we can still sell Boarding Passes for the Kruise through next Tuesday, September 30th. You don’t want to miss out on this fun-filled afternoon. The colors on the River should be beautiful! Come to the store to purchase your Boarding Pass, get your yarn & homework directions (cost of yarn is included in the fee).

And on Friday, October 17th, from 10a-4p, we have another national instructor coming to 3 K! Candace Eisner Strick will be teaching ’25 Slick Tricks of the Trade’.
Some things in knitting can seem like a drudgery, but if you know some basic techniques and tips, it’s a breeze. Learn a slick trick every few minutes and you will be well on your way to making your knitting more enjoyable and professional looking. There’s something for everyone, including knitting backwards, cabling without a needle, working short rows, a few cool cast-ons, and 20 others.

The following 25 techniques will be learned: knitting backwards, purling backwards, fixing a dropped stitch, 1 row buttonhole, spacing buttonholes evenly, increasing, decreasing, working short rows, cabling without a needle, binding off over cables, 2 needle bindoff, cutting your work, working twists, 2 color cast-on and bind-off, Latvian braids, knitting in ends, invisible cast-on crochet chain method, invisible cast-on for K1, P1 ribbing, grafting a knit stitch, crochet hook cast-on, chained edging, mattress stitch, I-Cord, and making twisted cords.

Cost of class(includes box lunch): $45 for 3 K Club members and $55 for non-members

Proficiency level: Intermediate

Supplies to bring to class: 4 swatches (from homework), yarn and appropriately sized needles, cable needle, yarn needle, crochet hook

Homework: Knit 4 swatches in stockinette stitch at least 4 inches by 4 inches, 2 of them should be bound off, the other 2 left on stitch holders.

Visit Candace’s web site to learn more about her: www.strickwear.com

>Classic Elite Knits


I was so thrilled to open one of the multitude of boxes we’ve been getting since we moved into our new location and find the new book, Classic Elite Knits!!

It has 100 patterns for everything from accessories to adult sweaters to kids clothing and more. There are lots of “old” classics that are no longer available in Classic Elite pattern booklets as well as some newbies.

Every day, I’m opening more new boxes of yarn and books (such as Mission Falls new 136 Merino Superwash and the new Berroco yarns), plus we have two needlepoint trunk shows in the store right now – HP Designs (some gorgeous florals among other things) and Maggie Co’s Cats and Dogs. Come in and look around – you’re bound to see something new and exciting!