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Feb 17 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits Enews – February 14, 2017

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Jan 30 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits Enews – January 30, 2017

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Apr 19 / Karen

MadTosh Sale!

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Discontinued Colors & Bases
On Sale Now!

MANY discontinued colors and/or bases on sale — 10% off our regular price:

  • Lace & Prairie (lace) – ALL stock; base is disc.
  • Merino Light, Sock & Dandelion (fingering) – select disc. colors
  • Pashmina (sport) – select disc. colors
  • DK – select disc. colors
  • Merino Worsted & Vintage (worsted) – select disc. colors
  • Pashmina Worsted – ALL stock; base is disc.
  • Chunky – select disc. colors
  • A.S.A.P. & Home – select disc. colors

Stock is limited to what we have in store, so once it’s gone, we won’t be getting any more!

Feb 29 / Karen

CustomFit at Knitting Temptations

CF_Logo_LargeKnitting a sweater has never been so EASY! No longer are you limited to the yarn, gauge, or sizes offered in the pattern. You select the yarn, gauge, design, and fit for a pattern that is CUSTOM built for you!

We are offering this exciting new program at Knitting Temptations with one simple goal in mind: for our knitters to become skilled at successful sweater creation so that they can do it again and again! To that end, the driving principle to the CustomFit Program at Knitting Temptations is SUPPORT.

Want to know more about the CustomFit Program at Knitting Temptations? Click this CFHandouts link to get all the information about the program, pricing, calendar, etc. Included are also some helpful links to Amy Herzog’s website for CustomFit.

What are you waiting for??? Join the CustomFit Program at Knitting Temptations and learn how you can achieve

HAPPY SWEATER FACE
[ hap-ee swet-er feys ] noun

1. spontaneous grin which occurs upon donning a sweater that actually fits
2. expression of delighted comfort

Feb 19 / Karen

Building in Color Series

We are excited to announce that Michelle Hunter has scheduled another Building in Color series beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017, and continuing on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for 10 additional months. We have two sessions available: afternoon 2:00pm-4:00pm OR Evening 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Building in Color is a skill-building series; the only prerequisite is that students MUST BE proficient in the knit, purl, cast on and bind off stitches. Using three contrasting colors, students knit 10 panels, one panel each month, to learn new stitches and colorwork techniques. (No pesky prep rows or “squaring up” necessary!) The 10 panels are then joined together creating a unique and beautiful afghan onto which a border is added.

The course registration fee is $250.00, and includes the book, Building in Color, which is distributed at the first class in June. The course fee is due IN FULL at the time of registration. Payments may be made with check, cash, or credit card by calling (614) 734-0618 or stopping in the shop during business hours. 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 possible for all.

Because of the high demand for seats in this course, we ask that you register and choose your yarn no later than April 15 to guarantee a slot in your preferred session. Space goes fast so please do not delay! Each session will except a maximum of 24 students.

We understand that at times unforeseen events occur in life that may necessitate you to drop the course after registering. However, if you drop the course prior to May 15, you will receive a 50% course refund. Unfortunately, no refunds can be given after June 1.

To ensure delivery in time for class, your yarn must be selected and ordered by May 1, 2017. As usual, we ask for a 50% deposit on all special orders. A complete list of course supplies is included in this letter. As with ALL our classes, it is our policy that you MUST purchase your yarn and other class supplies at Knitting Temptations.

Knitting Temptations is thrilled to offer Building in Color led by the designer and instruction expert herself, Michelle Hunter. As many of you know, she is reaching new audiences far and wide with the Knit Purl Hunter Progressive Needles Knit-Along series sponsored by Skacel, her book and magazine publications, as well as workshops and appearances around the country. We are honored by her commitment to Knitting Temptations.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

COURSE SCHEDULE (2nd Tuesday of each month):

June 13, 2017

July 11, 2017

August 8, 2017

September 12, 2017

October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

December 12, 2017

January 9, 2017

February 13, 2017

March 13, 2017

May 8, 2017

 

COURSE SUPPLY LIST

  • Yarn: To ensure successful results, we strongly recommend that you use Simplicity by HiKoo for your Building in Color project. The patterns in the book are gauged for this yarn.

Simplicity – $7.30 per skein; 55% Superwash Merino, 28% Acrylic, 17% Nylon; 117 yds/50g

    • Yarn 1 (light color) – approx. 950 yards
    • Yarn 2 (medium color) – approx. 950 yards
    • Yarn 3 (dark color) – approx. 950 yards

It is possible, when knitted at the correct gauge, to need only 8 skeins per color for the entire project. However, to ensure that you have a sufficient amount of in yarn in a single dye lot, we recommend 10 skeins per color.

  • Needles: 24” circular in size US 6 or size needed to obtain the recommended gauge AND a 47” (or longer) circular needle for borders
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry/yarn needle
  • Optional, but recommended:
    • Row counter
    • Stitch markers
    • Sticky notes

 

Gallery of BUILDING IN COLOR Afghans

 

Jodi shows off her beautiful blanket with a little help from Pat!

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“The hardest part about blocking is moving the dog…” ~ Peggy Arima 🙂

Jan 23 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits Enews – January 23, 2016

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Oct 29 / Karen

January KAL

Coming in January
A new KAL from Knit Purl Hunter!

Start the New Year with Michelle’s January Mystery KAL project, Ambiguous. Expand your knitting skills with a stunning two-color cowl using a yarn new to the KAL series — Sueño by HiKoo. The stranded cowl (aka Fair Isle knitting) will feature lessons on hand positioning, yarn dominance, managing floats, and a surprising take on an old favorite. The cowl is available in two sizes to suit your style.

AVAILABLE NOW AT KNITTING TEMPTATIONS!

This Peruvian yarn is a blend of soft superwash merino and bamboo; made with strength and wearability in mind. The perfect amount of spring makes knitting with it a pleasure, and allows for a variety of suitable gauges. Available in a wide range of lustrous solids, this washable yarn is perfect for hard-wearing garments that will last a lifetime.
  • 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Viscose from Bamboo
  • 255 yards per 100 gram hank
  • US 3-7 (3.25-4.5) needles
  • Approx. 5-6 sts per inch

SIZES

Small (Large)
8” tall, approx. 22 (40)” around after blocking

MATERIALS

Sueno by HiKoo

  • 1 (2) skeins Background Color
  • 1 (2) skeins Main Color

Needles

  • Two #5 (3.75mm) 16 (24)” circular needles. Second needle is used to graft stitches in finishing.

Notions

  • Size F crochet hook for provisional cast on
  • 10 yards smooth, contrasting color waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Markers

GAUGE

Approx. 26 sts and 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette worked in the round.
Gauge is crucial to yardage so please take the time to swatch.

Jul 11 / Karen

Scoreboard KAL

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL KNITTING?

Training Camp Starts NOW!

Join our team, the Titans of Knitting Temptations, and our star player, Michelle “Knit Purl” Hunter, this September for a fanatical project that combines two favorite Fall past-times — KNITTING and FOOTBALL!

Knit a lovely, striped cowl using Simplicity by HiKoo in your favorite team’s colors. Interested in knowing more and getting in the game? Keep reading below for all the info!

PRE-SEASON: Watch this short VIDEO to see Michelle explain the project.

TRAINING CAMP: Gather your supplies! Find the complete SUPPLY LIST at the Scoreboard KAL website. Looking for NFL team colors? Skacel Collection has you covered! Looking for college team colors? Here’s some help with BIG10 teams:

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If you need help with additional college/high school colors, give us a call. Get your supplies from Knitting Temptations — we have Simplicity available Online and in the shop.

PLAY BOOK: Join Michelle at Knitting Temptations on September 3rd for KICK-OFF! Michelle will lead the team to cast on and get started. Come anytime 3:00pm-7:00pm to join the Cast-On Party!

GAME PLAN: Knit your cowl while you watch your favorite team’s games this Fall! The scoring during each game determines your unique striping pattern!

So how about now? I’ll ask again — ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL KNITTING?!  🙂

Happy Knitting,

KTcolors

Jun 15 / Karen

NEW Gathering in July!

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT?

beesWe are kicking off a new gathering in July — FRIDAY KNITE KNITTING hosted by Beth Monahan!

Join Beth for her first gathering to knit the wildly popular Beekeeper’s Quilt designed by Tiny Owl Knits. Have you seen the cute wall hanging in the our meeting/class room? Would you like to make your own? The blanket can be made as big or as small as you would like because it is constructed out of little stuffed honeycomb-shaped puffy pockets called “hexipuffs.”

The Beekeeper’s Quilt is the perfect project to knit on the go! This blanket is knit one hexipuff at a time using approximately 20-25 yards of fingering-weight yarn per puff. Puffs travel lightly and work up quickly!

A great way to make this project EVEN MORE FUN is with a “yarn swap.” Perhaps you have a FEW little leftovers from sock or other projects you have knit. It’s okay; as all knitters know, you CANNOT throw those away!!! Gather up all your fingering-weight leftovers as we put them to good use in this pr0ject!

Beth will show you how to make the hexipuffs using all the needed techniques. Beth will also demonstrate fun finishing options such as embellishing your hexipuffs.

unnamedWe hope you will join in this social knitting opportunity to meet other “Beekeepers” and learn from the Queen Bee, Beth! 🙂 You can see others’ progress, get moral support, and the most fun part — swap yarn to make more hexipuffs!

Fridays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, on July 10, July 17, July 24 & July 31

EACH PARTICIPANT IS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE 1 skein of Tosh Sock, Tosh Merino Light, or 5 Unicorn Tails. Beth will show you how to measure out 25 yards to make little hanks to make each hexipuff. Your little hanks can then be swapped with other participants!

The project fee is $45. Supplies needed (not included in the fee):

  • Yarn: Fingering-weight, 1 skein (e.g. Madelinetosh Sock or Tosh Merino Light) or 5 Unicorn Tails. Each puff takes approximately 20-25 yards of fingering-weight yarn.
  • Needles: 32″ circular or DPN in size US 3-4
  • Pattern: The Beekeeper’s Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits, available for purchase on Ravelry for $5.50
  • Tapestry needle
  • Recommended: a ruler is helpful, but not required to measure out hanks
Jun 14 / Karen

Fox Paws

unnamed$80 – pattern included; supplies extra
Four 2-hour classes
Instructor: Beth Monahan
Class level: Intermediate Knit

Mondays, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, on:
Class 1: July 20
Class 2: July 27
Class 3: August 3
Class 4: August 31

Fox Paws is a rectangular wrap with a distinctive stripe motif that resembles little interlocking paws. The design can be worked in 2 or more colors without any stranded or Intarsia color work techniques. The wrap is 70″ x 20″.

Beth’s sample is worked in 5 colors that rotate every repeat to create a varied appearance, but you can use almost any stripe pattern you choose. Helpful hints and coloring sheet will be provided in class.

Students should possess good basic knitting skills (knit, purl and binding off).  A knowledge of decrease and increase stitches are also helpful. Intermediate knitting experience is recommended but not required.

Supplies needed:

  • Yarn: 1100-1300 yards of fingering-weight yarn in at least 2 colors
  • Needles: 32″ circular in size US 6
  • Ring stitch markers

Sample made in Aspen (sport-weight) by Baah! Yarn; 1 skein each of 5 colors. Kits are also available at Knitting Temptations!

HOMEWORK TO COMPLETE PRIOR TO CLASS:

Knit a gauge swatch at least 4″x 4″.