Feb 28, 2014

It's Time To Start Again!

It's Time To Start Again!

We did so much better this year - hopefully 2015 will be even better!

The Special Olympics has chosen Blue and Green for their scarf colors this year so let's get going!

You can keep up with details and pictures of finished scarves by checking out our group on Ravelry - SOTX - and the Facebook Page for Special Olympics Texas.

Thank You for helping!

Jan 2, 2014

January Class Schedule

1/8  Wed 6pm

Knitting 101

Jenn

1/11 Sat 10:30

Knitting 102 – Hats

Jenn

1/11 Sat 1-3

Hank & Gracie Booksigning

 

1/11 Sat 2:30

Crochet 101

Pam

1/12 Sun 1pm

Crochet 102 – Hats

Pam

1/15 Wed 1pm

Crochet 101

Pam

1/15 Wed 6 pm

Knitting 101

Laura

1/18 & 2/1 Sat 10:30

Chromaticity

Christina

1/18 Sat 2:30

Knitting 101

Ana

1/21 Tue 10:30

Knitting 101

Carol

1/22 & 1/29 Wed 12:30

Beginning Lace Crochet

Pam

1/22 Wed 6 pm

Knitting 101

Jenn

1/25 Sat 10 am

Beginning Fair Isle

Jenn

1/25 Sat 2:30

Beginning Lace Knitting

Pam

1/30 Thurs 10:30

Knitting 102 – Hats

Carol

If you know anyone who wants to learn to knit or crochet let them know we have plenty of beginner classes this month!  All you have to do is call and sign up! 512-291-8866

Oct 24, 2013

2013 Hill Country Yarn Crawl Crocheted Cake Cover

This is the crocheted Cake Cover pattern that was given out to customers during the 2013 Hill Country Yarn Crawl

2013 Hill Country Yarn Crawl Knitted Cake Cover

Here is the link to the knitted Cake Cover pattern given out to customers during the 2013 Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Jul 31, 2013

Astrosocks!

Astrosocks!

We are so excited to have been invited to join this project!  The Astronauts in the International Space Station do not wear shoes and their feet get cold!  They use metal bars and velcro strips to anchor their bodies and keep from floating around while they are working, eating, etc.  A knitter in Washington named Penny found out there was a need for hand-knit socks. (I mean really, who wants to see our astonauts in Walmart socks?)  So I have checked out the program and we have started a forum on Ravelry called Astrosocks where all your questions can be answered.

We are currently knitting for Expedition 42 and the socks need to be TO NASA before Thanksgiving.

Information on each astronaut (shoe size, color preference)  can be found on our Ravelry Forum also called Astrosocks!

Jul 8, 2013

Join us for some summer fun!!

LOTS going on this summer - classes, special sales. and loads of classes.

First up - join us while we play Knitters Bingo for all of July and August.
Come in and get your Bingo Card!
 
Next up, if you have kids - get them busy playing Find Waldo - The Knitting Nest has been included in a citywide game through July - it's free and there are prizes and a pizza party for everyone when it's over.
 
SOCK UNIVERSITY
We are going to spend the summer focusing on socks, socks, and more socks!  We are taking the most popular heels 2 at a time in a series of classes that just started.  If you love the simplicity of socks but it's that heel you dread - come check out the class list and find one you LOVE!
 
STITCH CLINICS
This is something new at The Knitting Nest and it's all for YOU!  We used to have one teacher available for help one day a week - now each teacher is taking a day to help. There are morning sessions, afternoon sessions and weekend sessions!  You can also join for an entire month ($40) and save money or just drop in if you need help for $20 per session.
 
KIDS CLINICS
Bring your kids to learn to knit or crochet or get help advancing their skills  - Each Thursday afternoon
 

Kids Clinic – Thursdays 3-5

Jenn

Stitch Clinic - Tuesday 3 pm

Laura

Stitch Clinic - Friday 11-1,  & 2-4

Jenn

Stitch Clinic - Saturday 1 pm

Ana

Mar 8, 2013

Spring Break 2013

Do you have a pre-teen/teenager with nothing to do during Spring Break?

Sign them up for Knit Camp!

Daily Rate = $30 plus materials*

Weekly Rate = $120 plus materials*

Materials include needles, yarn, felt appliqué, beads and instructions.

Kits including all materials fo each days are available at the register.

 


Skills to learn:  Casting on, Knit stitch, Purl Stitch, Knit into the Back Stitch, Bind off, Embellishments,

I-cord, Yarn Spinning, Using on-line knitting resources. A detailed curriculum is available upon request.

  

A New Project Everyday!

Monday – Beginner’s Potholder

Tuesday – Roll-Brim Hat

Wednesday – Glam Handbag!

Thursday – Knitted Jewelry

Friday – Lasso Scarf

 

If you would like more information, or to sign up a student

Instructor email: jrzeyen@gmail.com

Dec 11, 2012

Customer Appreciation Party!

Please join us on Thursday night, December 13th, from 6 to 9 for a party to Thank everyone for such a great year! All of our teachers will be here for you to talk to and let them know what kinds of classes you want us to hold.  We have the schedule done for the first three months and now we need some ideas. Ana is going to start up her Six Months to Mastery Class again this Spring and we're going to have another Color Theory Class - once you see the swatches from both of those classes you'll see why both classes were so popular.

We'll have door prizes!  We'll have goodybags!  We'll have a big secret sale from 6 to 9 and lots of hot apple cider and cookies for everyone!

Thursday is the last night for us to collect all the things we need for our family from Saint Louise House - remember we have an 8 year old little girl and a 17 year old young man and they really just asked for gift cards from Target but we're also collecting recipes for Crock-Pot meals to go with the Crock-Pot the mom asked for and we need stocking stuffers for the kids!  Help!!

Aug 31, 2012

The scarves are coming in slowly for the Special Olympics - hopefully with the extra time off for Labor Day we will have more coming in!