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Beginning Knitting / Personal Threads Blog

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  • Fall Has Arrived!

    How do we know?  Once again the sales reps are making appointments and showing up with their "Spring/Summer" yarn offerings.  Meanwhile, we at Personal Threads are in the middle of our current project classes.  Meredith's "Building Blocks Blanket" has had tremendous interest.  It's a fun and lovely project.  Also, her "Beginning Knitting"continues to be a hit, as is her "Yipes Stripes" color-work cowl.  Amanda has the "Modern Granny Square Afghan" class in progress.  Her efforts to promote and expand interest in crochet are showing great results and is improving an area of the needle-arts in which I feel we have been a little lacking.   Rounding out our classes for the remainder of the year are Hayley's "Felted Clogs," her "Continental Knitting," and "Stranded Knitting 201" sessions.  Summer completes the list with another of her favorite series, this one being "The Noro Blanket."  We will finish these before the end of the year.

    Even this week we have received new yarns into the store.  Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter is a yarn we have admired for awhile and are now pleased to offer.  Noro's Kureyon Air is another, as is the Freia Fine Handpaints.  We have introduced Bonnie Bishoff Shawl Pins, along with Coco Knits Knitter's Keeps and accessories.  The Knitter's Keeps sold out immediately and have been reordered.

    We always try to keep Personal Threads stocked with the latest and greatest, so check our Ravelry  and Facebook pages to see what's new.  We've been told they are both outstanding postings.  Happy Knitting!

  • Beginning of September

    Have you been checking our Facebook page lately to see all the new yarns that we’ve received during the past two months? Just this week we received some more Malabrigo and Jade Sapphire! Sock and shawl knitters should be super-excited with all of our beautiful new sock yarns. Regia Pairfect will allow you to knit two identical socks from one ball. If you haven’t seen our new Freia Ombre yarn, you really must. Summer, Meredith, and Hayley were insistent on getting it in the store, and I really agree that it’s a terrific yarn! We’ve also asked Koigu Wool to put together a Personal Threads exclusive colorway (only a few stores qualify); we should see ours sometime soon. We can’t wait to see how gorgeous it is!

    Personal Threads has added a new employee--Emma! Great knitter, great personality.  Make sure to introduce yourself the next time you’re in the shop!

    This fall we’ll be re-offering Beginning Knitting with Meredith and Beginning Crochet with Amanda. Also, Mary K. is having a needlepoint workshop each Wednesday afternoon. Call the shop for more info on any of these lessons.

    The rest of our upcoming fall classes will be announced soon. The PTB ladies have put their heads together and come up with a wide range of interesting classes.  They are putting the finishing touches on them now. There will be something for everyone, from beginner to expert! Watch your e-mail for their announcement.

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