New! Front Porch Pottery for Spring Knitting!

We’re very excited to have local Front Porch Pottery yarn bowls. These gorgeous pieces are perfect for all knitting and crocheting projects.  They are heavy enough so they won’t slide as you draw yarn through.  Only $50 and made locally! We have 6 in stock today.  Be sure to stop by soon to pick out your favorite one.

March Happy Stitching Hour and Sale This Friday, Mar 1

Come to the next Happy Stitching Hour on

Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 pm.

Join us for this social knitting time, meet some new people, re-connect with others, and just hang out. We’ll chat, knit, stitch, wind down after the long work week, and shop this month’s Happy Hour Sale!  We will not be offering any knitting instructions or help, just a knitting visit…. The event is free. First come first serve. We have seats for approximately 15 people. Feel free to bring a snack or drinks to share!

Wild Hare Hand Dyed Superwash Wool Roving

March Happy Hour Sale

This Friday, March 1, for one day only, take 20% off on our scrumptious selection of spinning materials, as well as spinning and felting supplies* (excluding spinning wheels). This sale comes just in time for Teresa Porri’s first Drop Spindle Spinning class of this year, which starts on Saturday, March 2.  More advanced spinners may register for Teresa’s Spinning with Hand-Dyed Fibers class on April 6.

 

* Sale prices apply to in-store purchases only and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Bring in Spring Break with Island Yarns!

Island Yarn’s Papyrus arrived yesterday! Hand dyed in vibrant colors, this 8 ply fingering weight superwash merino wool has 420 yards in each skein. Papyrus is named well for it has a unique and lovely crisp texture, similar to a linen or cotton, but with the give and resilience of wool. It’s perfect for socks, shawls, gloves and hats! Also newly arrived from Island Yarns: Lush Silk Lace. Hand dyed in semi solid colors, Lush Silk Lace comes in 1150 yard skeins of 100% silk, a soft lustrous silk that doesn’t drag or easily catch. Come visit us and get a little Island time in.

Knit in Cayuga Lake’s Winter Pallet!

Winter provides a beautiful pallet of neutrals with subtle colors.  If you don’t pause to look it can easily seem bland. Yet winter colors can be so striking, especially around the lake.  Classic Elite Firefly arrived in perfect finger lakes neutrals: a crisp windy day with the clean smell only brisk winter at the lake can bring you. We are not sure yet if these colors will become a tam, gloves, or maybe a shawl.  The linen and viscose fiber drapes beautifully.

If you’d rather leave winter behind, we have 7 more vibrant colors here for you to welcome spring!

Spinning with Hand Dyed Fiber (on Aug 17)

One 3-hour classes; $25 + tax & supplies

This class will explore techniques for creating exactly the effect you want with colorful hand-dyed fiber, such as the hand dyed superwash wool top from Wild Hare (pictured). We’ll cover a variety of techniques and spinning decisions that affect the look of the final project, including: choosing fiber thickness to control striping, fractal spinning/plying, reorganizing color sequences, and choosing a colorway that complements your spinning choices.

This is not a learn to spin class, however, beginners that have spun and plied a few skeins of yarn are welcome.

SessionInstructorDatesStatus
Session 2Teresa Porri1 to 4 pm on Saturday, 8/17Completed