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Jun 13 / Karen

Save the Date for a Colorful Weekend!

We are thrilled to host Janine Bajus for a weekend of workshop in October. This weekend promises to be an exciting learning opportunity as Janine leads her signature workshops on color theory and Fair Isle knitting. Janine’s new book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way, is available for purchase at Knitting Temptations now. Be sure to get your copy signed when Janine is here!

You can explore more information about Janine at her website, feralknitter.com.

 

Janine Bajus at Knitting Temptations, October 13-15

  • Fair Isle Tam (1 day)
  • Color in Fair Isle (1.5 days)
  • Magic Ball (half day)
While we anxiously await October, and have the class offerings set, we are still working to determine pricing  for this event. If you would like to put your name on the “interest list,” please contact us via email, knit2temptations@gmail.com, or call us at (614) 734-0618 and let us know you’d like more details once we have them finalized. Important clarification: THIS IS NOT A NOTIFICATION TO ENROLL IN THE SERIES. It is merely to express your interest to receive a direct invitation to participate in the workshops that we will send once we determine price, etc. Questions? Please call us.
May 23 / Karen

Register for our Manos Event!

Pre-register for a
VERY SPECIAL DAY AT KNITTING TEMPTATIONS!
Yarn & Trunk Show
Thursday, June 8th

11:00am – 7:00pm

Get ready to experience a day of MANOS DEL URUGUAY, exclusively at Knitting Temptations. Be our guest to the Trunk Show that also provides you first-choice access to ALL our inventory of Manos Yarns, in various weights and many new colors. You will enjoy the exclusive event Goody Bag, a chance to meet Lisa Myers of Fairmont Fibers (USA distributor of Manos) as well as Knitting Temptations VIP knitwear designers, door prizes, refreshments, and more…

NEED MORE CONVINCING?

For only $15, your reservation includes not only your entry* to see the more than 100 Sample Garments, but also:
  • FIRST access (for the best selection) to HUNDREDS OF SKEINS of NEW MANOS YARN BASES and COLORS
  • EVENT GOODY BAG with over $20 of merchandise, including:
    • MyBaggee® project bag
    • Yarn snips
    • Gloves in a Bottle® sample
    • Other surprises
  • Entry for your chance to win one of many fabulous DOOR PRIZES, including:
    • Chick-a bags
    • Jul sweater closures
    • Kit with Manos yarn and pattern
    • Knitting Temptations gift cards
    • Signature needles
    • Knitter’s “First Aid” toolkit
    • Charan Sachar pottery
  • MANOS SHOW CATALOG – our guide to the TRUNK & YARN SHOW, complete with information on all the Manos yarns, as well as specs on each of the samples on display
  • SPECIAL PRICING on PATTERNS for trunk show sample garments

Make your RESERVATION ONLINE anytime, CALL or VISIT our shop during our business hours:

M-TH 10am-5:30pm
F-SA 10am-4pm

You do not want to miss this fantastic event, our first since 2015!

*At-the-Door show entry will be available on June 8 for $20, but DOES NOT include the Goody Bag and Door Prize Entry.
May 23 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits – May 22, 2017

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Apr 15 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits — April 15, 2017

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Apr 2 / Karen

Tempting Tidbits – March 28, 2017

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Apr 2 / 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.

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.

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

Kathy’s beautiful Building in Color (accented by Michelle Hunter’s Indenpence Pillow)

Cindy with her lovely, rosy Building in Color

 

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

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

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