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The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News

The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News

The Neighborhood Yarn Shop News
Hello Close Knit Knitters!

Welcome Spring and all new life and new knitting too! I am busy this time of year. I desperately wish to sit with my kids and knit while they play and have free time (sometimes they knit too!).I feel it in our motivation (or lack there of!) to get to school on time or to get homework done. We want to sit and enjoy the warmer weather. I actually get more knitting done in this season, because life slows a little. My mature garden beckons me and digging in the soil is so close to how knitting feels... watching something wonderful evolve.

We hope you are all well and happy this Spring. We hope to peak your interest in new knitting with our Spring/Summer Schedule. We just finished our Winter/Spring classes and it always feels good to get new classes posted! Look for classes that are shorter in duration to fit in with your busy summers! We are also offering some Close Knit favorites, like "Knit Your First Sweater", and beginning socks, "Hang Ten".

Come check out our Summer trunk show from Blue Sky Alpaca. This show will feature Blue Sky Summer sweaters... oh so cute. July 5 to July 30.

Close Knit is full of so many wonderful yarns...no matter the season. We just got another load of Malabrigo lace,worsted and the merino silk. I am knitting with the new organic green line from Lorna's Laces. It is delectable! We have about 35 colors of Tahki Cotton classic, Classic Elite's new summer yarns, Rowan summer designs are always favorites. We are expecting Kim Hargreaves new book any day.

We have some great sock yarns for summer knitting including, Farmhouse Fannie's Fingering, Claudia's Hand Painted, the new Cascade Heritage Handpaint, Misti Alpaca Handpaint, and Crystal Palace Panda socks with bamboo.

Welcome a few local knitting stars to Close Knit for summer. Leigh Radford is teaching a workshop on Tuesday, August 12th. We will make her "AlterKnits" Silver Square Necklace knitting with silver. We will kit the supplies, so all you have to do is sign up. Stay tuned for some sneak preview classes from her new book coming this fall, "AlterKnits Felt". We've seen, it's gorgeous!

Kristen Spurkland, author of "The Knitting Manual" is queen of Faire Isle Knitting and will teach a color work class. Also a fun class from Kristen, the no rules "Top Down Hat". We are enjoying the trunk show currently from "The Knitting Manual". Come see her great guy items in the shop.

Laura Irwin will be teaching a unique workshop this summer. Laura is ahead of the curve in embellishing knits. Her workshop is in August "Embellishing and Adorning Knits". You may recognize one of her designs on the cover of Interweave Knits, "Bag Style". We look forward to giving you some dates for a preview of her new book out in October, "Boutique Knits". Laura is a name you will see, her designs are original and modern.

Check the new class list!

Finally, I want to thank you all for your kind words and thoughts regarding our friend Frank. He was such a delight to have in the shop and we all really loved him. It is so difficult to lose such a young vital person in our lives. I miss him, so many do ...

Regards, Sally



Location:
2140 NE Alberta Street
Portland OR, 97211

Phone: (503)288-4568

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Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10-6
Wed: 10-10 (see open knit)
Thu: 10-6
Fri: 10-6
Sat: 10-5
Sun: 11-4

Open Knit:
Wed. evening 6-10
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