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Dec 6 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits 12/6/18

A Note From Karen
Jingle, jingle, jingle!
Gift-giving time is fast approaching!
Stop. Breathe. Rest. Be easy on yourself.
Many of you are working hard to finish a gift for a loved one. Maybe you can’t meet that gift exchange time frame. Don’t worry! Wrap the present up with a bow and enclose a card that promises to finish the gift after the holidays.
But the main thing I want to say is enjoy these days – whether you are shopping, baking, wrapping, crafting, cleaning or socializing. Be in the moment. And know that Knitting Temptations is here to help make your holidays festive!
We have a shop that is full of gifts for knitters – Yarn Bowls, Building with Lace class, Addi Clicks, Project Bags, Laine magazines, Gift Cards and of course, YARN!
We have suggestions for quick and easy-to-knit projects including mitts, cowls and hats. Just ask!
To round out the year, be sure to check out our Aran Holiday Ornament and Holiday Sweater Ornament classes.
December 31 from 10am-3pm, we will be hosting a “Ring in the New Year” open knit. I’d love for you to come! Bring your leftover holiday treats to get rid of…ahem, I mean, to share! Bring a friend. Spend the day with other knitters doing what we love.
May your days be merry and bright,
Karen

 

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Nov 21 / Beth Hanson

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!

Nov 9 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits November 9, 2018

A Note From Karen
I am thankful.
I am thankful for those who come into Knitting Temptations to experience first-hand the beautiful yarns that we carry, for those who come in need of knitting guidance, and for those who come in just to share their lives.
I am thankful for those who spend their time working at Knitting Temptations – teaching, winding yarns, taking photos, providing customer service, shipping special orders, stocking products, knitting samples, updating our social media, dressing the floor models, helping with special events, and for those who create a sense of order when it feels like things around the shop are like a crazy, twisted hank of yarn!
I am thankful for the opportunity to serve our knitting community.
With a grateful heart,
Karen

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Oct 24 / Beth Hanson

Tempting Tidbits October 24, 2018

A Note From Karen
The June Cashmere Trunk Show opens at 10am on October 26 and will continue through 4pm on October 27. You won’t want to miss this event that features 1 to 2 skein projects as well as stunning garments. We have been admiring the look and the feel of the samples and know you will love them too! Amy Swanson will be here on Saturday to share the unique story of June Cashmere and its mission.
As the Knit Purl Hunter KAL is wrapping up, We are excited to announce the dates for Michelle Hunter’s class series, Building with Lace! This series is a wonderful opportunity to grow your knitting skills. We are now accepting reservations for the series which begins on February 6, 2019.
Time slots are filling for the 10,000 New Knitters event on November 10. I hope you will join us to share your love of knitting!
As you work toward your Passport to the Holidays rewards, many of you are returning your “passport cards” to the shop and receiving your luggage stamps. It’s such fun to watch the progress. I’m looking forward to photographing completed projects and sharing them. It’s not too late to join in the fun!
Finally, don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunities we offer to knit with others. Creating Friends meets on Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm and Friday morning from 10am to 12pm.
Oct 12 / Beth Hanson

October 12 News

A Note from Karen
Knitting Temptations is a busy place this fall!
Building Blocks is underway, as well as the Knit Purl Hunter KAL. Both of these offer great learning tools for knitters. Time slots are filling for the 10,000 New Knitters event on November 10. I hope you will join us to share your love of knitting!
As you work toward your rewards, many of you are returning your “passport cards” to the shop and receiving your luggage stamps. It’s such fun to watch the progress. I’m looking forward to photographing completed projects and sharing them. It’s not too late to join in the fun!
The June Cashmere Trunk Show will open at 10am on October 26 and will continue through 4pm on October 27. Preparations are in full swing. You won’t want to miss this event that features 1 to 2 skein projects as well as stunning garments. Also, Amy Swanson will be here on Saturday to share the unique story of June Cashmere and its mission.
Finally, be sure to check out the helpful article on Steps to Create Successful Projects Using More than One Color of Yarn.
Link to newsletter here
Oct 3 / Karen

October 1 News

Autumn Has Finally Arrived in Ohio!

A Note from Karen

With the arrival of cooler weather, things are warming up at Knitting Temptations! As always, we have a full slate of expertly taught classes. We are offering our “Passport to the Holidays,” a game that promises to be fun and help simplify our gift-giving. Also, we have several special events planned – I am so excited for the June Cashmere trunk show in October, as well as the “10,000 New Knitters” event in November. The Mystery Knit Purl Hunter KAL begins October 4. As we create a stunning garment, the beautiful Sueño yarn will keep us cozy. We have many opportunities to gather and create. I love welcoming you to Knitting Temptations!

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Sep 5 / Karen

SEPTEMBER UPDATE

Michelle Hunter Begins her 15th Session of Building Blocks!
Building Blocks begins Tuesday, October 2, 2018, and continues on the first Tuesday of every month for 12 additional months. Space is limited for this series and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Building Blocks is a skill-building series. The only prerequisite is that students are proficient in the knit, purl, and cast on stitches.
Over the 13-months, students build skills and confidence as they become experienced knitters. They learn new stitches, tips, and techniques. Participants leave the Building Blocks series with a treasure trove of knitting knowledge. This series progresses through major knitting concepts while creating one knitted square a month. In the final class, students learn to arrange and sew their twelve beautiful blocks to create a wonderful afghan.
The course registration fee of $250, which includes the book, Building Blocks, equates to the incredible value of less than $18 per class. Payments may be made with cash, check, or credit card. If paying for the course in full creates difficulty, please contact the shop owner, Karen Wilkins. She is happy to work with potential students to make this wonderful course affordable.
Contact Information:  614.734.0618 or knit2temptations@gmail.com
Jul 1 / Karen

Creating Friends

This summer on Tuesday evenings
July 17 – August 28
6:00pm – 8:00pm
In addition to our Friday Friends gathering on Friday mornings, 10:00am -12:00pm, Knitting Temptations is offering more times for friends to gather and create together. We welcome all fiber artists, including knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, felters and others of all skill levels. Bring your project and join your creative friends for support and advice.
A member of the staff will be available to answer questions and offer limited guidance. Problems requiring more assistance may be scheduled for a later time.
Feb 27 / Karen

Celtic Mary

Join Michelle Hunter in class to learn how to knit this bonnie o’ sock!

Class fee: $70 – pattern provided; supplies extra
Two 2.5-hour classes
Instructor: Michelle Hunter
Skill level: Intermediate Knit

Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 4:00pm, on:
Class 1: March 28
Class 2: April 11

Previous toe-up sock and cables experience is required.

Elevate your sock knitting skills from the plain vanilla sock to a Celtic beauty. This class is perfect for those who have learned to make a toe-up sock and are ready to kick it up a notch!

Learn Michelle’s expert tips for reading and working from charts as she guides you through knitting this unique design that includes ribbing on the toe, short-row heel, and leg, as well as the intricate cables that wind their way from toe to top.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 350-400 yards fingering-weight in a solid/semi-solid color
  • Needle: US 1.5 (2.5mm) DPNs or 32″ circular needle for Magic Loop
  • Cable needle, no larger than 3mm

Please purchase your supplies prior to class day. There is no pre-work for this class.

 

You may register for classes in person or by calling the shop at 614-734-0618 during regular business hours. We require that you make payment in full when you register and that you purchase your supplies for our classes at Knitting Temptations

 

Oct 22 / Karen

Calling Fair Isle Knitters!

Don’t get “stranded” in your Fair Isle knitting!
After our weekend of inspiring Fair Isle knitting and color play with Janine Bajus, we want to keep the enthusiasm going! To that end, we’re introducing the start of a gathering for Fair Isle knitters (whether you attended our Janine Bajus workshops or not) who are interested in continuing to practice and refine their skills of color choice, stranded knitting, and color design for Fair Isle work.
Similar to our Friends Knit gathering on Friday mornings (10am – 12pm), this gathering is not instructor led, but rather a time to join other knitters to support, share swatches and projects, and knit together.
We’ll kick the gathering off on Thursday, November 9, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Then, plan to join us (about) every other Thursday evening — we’ll gather again on November 30 and December 14. More dates will be scheduled after the beginning of the new year.
Any questions, please let us know!