Amazing Threads Holiday Wishes, Enlightenments & The Joy of the Craft


 
 

  ONLY 1 more shopping day until Christmas


HOLIDAY HOURS:  We will close at 3:00 PM on Christmas EVE
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
We are open regular hours on Friday, December 26

May the spirit of the holiday season carry you through into 2015. 



This weekend 3 things hit home with me that reinforce the value of family and friends.  The first "AH HA" was that true friends will never hurt you or your family so those that do are not worth your time. The 2nd "AH HA" was when a customer stopped in the shop and said she was retiring and wanted to take some classes and was looking forward to more time for knitting.  As our conversation progressed I asked her when she was retiring.  She said her original date was January 15 but she has changed the date to work a bit longer as her husband had suddenly died 2 weeks ago and she didn't want to be home in an empty dark house. The third "AH HA" was a posting on my Facebook page by Jenny K who used to work with us.  I share it here. 



I wish everyone a Marry Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year. I am thankful for all our customers and the staff that make Amazing Threads a great place to work every day.   Hug you friends and family a little tighter.  Take some time for YOU.  Spend your time with those who care and live every day as if it were your last. 




  New Blocking Wire Kits from Knitters Pride arrived.  Each kit contains wires of varying size, T-pins and a tape measure.  Love IT!

Addi Flip Stix are HERE and selling fast: Fabricated from high-grade aluminum, these colorful ultra-lightweight wonders feature dual tips (each needle features both a Turbo® tip and a Lace tip for added flexibility of use). A revolutionary design, FlipStix™ are available in 6” and 8” lengths, in US 0, 2.25mm, 1, 2.75mm, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.75, and 11.

Vogue Knitting Magazine Winter 2015 is here. Click link for a sneak preview



  Our version of the Unicorn Scarf uses 2 skeins of 15 colors.  We were well stocked over the weekend but colors are going fast!
  Pattern & Yarn $155.00

What's On OUR NEEDLES?

I am just finishing up Cocoon which I knit in Berroco Inca Tweed - one night of knitting and I am on the decrease rows.  It will match the Boot Toppers I knit for one of my girls. 


  


Angel is cranking away on Cozy Purl Ridge Mittens knit in Frabjous March Hare Worsted! 


UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS
Our next Learn to Knit starts Saturdays January 10, 17, 24, & 31: 10-12 You will learn to knit a cowl and a hat in 4 sessions!

January Classes SIGN UP NOW Click HERE

Brynja Beret, Huntley Hat, Shellseeker & Mix 31
      

Bryna Beret starts January 5; Huntley Hat starts January 8; Shellseeker starts January 10; Mix 31 starts January 8.


Mark your calendars NOW for the January Knit-Along with Deb C.   Beginning on Sundays, January 11, 18 & 25

Michelle Hunter will slowly release the pattern for Endgame ... a gorgeous cabled scarf, worked out of 3 or 4 skeins of HiKoo's® Kenzie yarn.


CHECK OUT THE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE!  This mystery KAL introduces new stitch patterns and techniques that are all supported with FREE video instruction. And of course, there will be plenty of chances to win fabulous prizes from Skacel.

FREEBIES & RESOURCES
  

Cloud Mittens - so sweet - SO perfect in Frabjous Mad Hatter Sport! 

 Twombly Lines a quick knit - Think Malabrigo Rios or Tosh DK

Camp Out Fingerless Mitts
Perfect in Malabrigo Rios, Gina, Noro Kureyon



New from Classic Elite, Snowflower Hat knit in DK - and of course a pom pom too




I get to spend my Christmas with McKinley and family and New Years with Austin & family.  Get to see my daughters and their husbands as well.   I am so blessed.

   

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