Knitters Mercantile will observe the following hours during these last few weeks of 2010:
Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24 – open 10am to 2pm Christmas Day – Saturday, December 25 – CLOSED New Year’s Eve – Friday, December 31 – open 10am to 2pm New Year’s Day – Saturday, January 1 - CLOSED
Question of the Week: How do I “Starch” a Project?
You’ve just finished a lovely lace doily or dresser scarf, or have crocheted a gorgeous snowflake. To show if off to its best, you need to stiffen it somehow. How do you do this?? Simple! Mix 1 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water in a heavy saucepan. Heat slowly on medium to dissolve. Allow to cool slightly, submerge project into solution, gently squeeze, and wipe off excess. Pin or form to desired shape. Allow to dry thoroughly and you’re done! This method will not yellow, and can be washed out and re-done if desired.
Winter Classes at Knitters Mercantile!
Sign up yourself and a friend! Classes also make the perfect gift – start someone knitting today!
Yarn Substitutions and Pattern Selection: You find a pattern that you really want to make but we don’t carry that particular yarn. Now what?? Or, you find a yarn that you can’t live without but you need a pattern. Two really big questions! Let’s figure this out and discuss the myriad of possibilities.
Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10:30 – 3:30 with a break for lunch (Only 2 spots left)
Cost: $30.00. Instructor: Gerald.
Ready to make a sweater? In this class you will learn the next
steps in (DPN’s)
knitting – reading patterns, check gauge, knitting with and circular needles, and much more. The project is a
double point needles top down sweater!!
Mondays, January 3, 17, 24, and 31 from 6-8PM (Full)
Cost: $50.00 plus supplies