<![CDATA[ - Knit On! Blog]]>Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:37:21 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[New Season, New Classes]]>Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:57:22 GMThttp://knit-on.com/1/post/2014/03/new-season-new-classes.htmlRavelry Classes!
Are you on Ravelry, but have no idea how to use it? 

Did you just say to yourself, "What's a Ravelry?" 

If you answered YES to either of these questions, you need to pick up the phone right now to call Knit On! to schedule a Ravelry class with Laura.  You have been missing out on the greatest knitting, crocheting and spinning website in the world.  Four million fiberholics cannot be wrong!

Ravelry is a free website where you can join millions of your new friends in an orgasmic journey on the innerwebs.  Imagine a convention center filled with people from all over the world who have brought their stashes and projects (both WIPs and FOs) and photos of their future projects. Now imagine there are break out groups where folks are discussing any topic you can possibly think of and groups where people are knitting or crocheting various themed items.  (I recently learned of a group reading Agatha Christie mysteries while knitting patterns based on characters from those books.) Really, with over 30,000 different groups, there is something for everyone. The real problem is keeping yourself from joining 500 groups your first time on. Of course, the first group you will want to join is the Knit On! group.

Ravelry is FREE, but gas and cat food are not, so we are charging a modest fee of $15 for the class.  You will need to bring a laptop or any other device that accesses the internet. CAVEAT: A smart phone is probably too small to learn on. Don't have a laptop or other devise?  No worries.  We will arrange to have something for your use.  Be sure to let Laura know when you schedule the class. Call 859-291-5648 today to sign up for your private class.  That's right - you will have Laura's full attention. That $15 is sounding like an even better deal now, isn't it?  Call today!

Learn to Knit Socks

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As we head into hopefully warmer weather, our thoughts turn to smaller projects that won't make us "glow" as we knit.  A great small project is a pair of socks. Why are socks a great project? Let me count the ways:

  1. The whole project will fit into a quart sized bag.
  2. You can amaze your friends by making socks using nothing but yarn and lots of little  sticks.
  3. In the alternative, you can amaze your friends by knitting a sock on one really long circular needle.
  4. Usually one skein of yarn is all you need.
  5. A half a skein of sock yarn will make a pair of footies.
  6. Wool socks are great in the summer (absorb glowage from feet) and winter (warm and cozy).
  7. Depending on the pattern, sock knitting can be mindless or challenging - something for everyone!
  8. You'll finally understand what kitchenering is and know how to do it.
  9. Socks make great gifts.
  10. You can rack up lots of good karma by knitting socks for orphans who live in a really cold climate.
I'm sure there are many more reasons, perhaps as many as 101, in which case I will save that for an article I will sell to Interweave Knits and make my fortune, but I digress.

Starting April 5th, 2014 and continuing on April 12th and 26th (same year), Sally will be teaching a class on how to knit socks. This will be a lot of fun because you will get to knit socks with Sally and you will have a good reason to get out of the house for three Saturdays in April, thereby shirking your responsibilities at home. Hey, leave home on the 19th, too. Who will know there's no class? You are going to have to go out anyway to buy new Easter candy to replace all of the Easter candy you bought in early March and subsequently ate when you realized Easter was late this year and you could not resist those delicious Reese's eggs and sugary Peeps for an entire extra month. See? You really are a good person after all.

So call today to sign up for class. It is only $35 for all three sessions combined which is a lot less than you spent on that Easter candy. Class is 2-4 pm, but you can tell your children it is very difficult to learn how to knit socks (this is a lie), so mommy will be gone from noon until 9 pm.  859-291-5648.  Call ahead to reserve your spot in class. Do it right now before you forget how much you really want to learn to knit socks. If the shop is closed or you are at work and cannot be overheard making a personal call, email us at kniton2004@aol.com with your name and telephone number.

As always, materials are extra and must be purchased at Knit On!. Yes, it all goes for cat food. Well, except for the part that goes for rent, payroll and every other expense we have. Thank you for your patronage. And don't forget to call or email. Right now.


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<![CDATA[News from the Shop]]>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:53:08 GMThttp://knit-on.com/1/post/2013/07/news-from-the-shop.htmlPicture
If you are looking for a fast and easy summer project, take Sally's Crocheted Necklace Class.  Knitters - keep reading!  You need zero crochet skills to succeed in this class.  Sally will teach you everything you need to know.  The class is Sunday, the 21st of July 2013.  The fee is just $15 plus materials (an H hook and a ball of railroad yarn).  Sally will supply the findings. As usual, materials must be purchased at Knit On! 

Why do we require you to purchase your materials at our shop?  So we can  keep Tanner in cat chow. Girl, you know that ain't cheap.

So now that that's out of the way, we hope to see many of you at class.  These necklaces are great. They make up really fast. You could knock out several of these during a double feature at the Starlite Drive-In Theater. BONUS: Popcorn "butter" won't show on the nubby textured yarn. You can wear them, give them as gifts or make your fortune selling them to friends, co-workers and second cousins at your family reunion.  And best of all, the class gets you out of the house for a few hours.  See?  It's going to be a lot of fun! So call today to sign up for the class.  859-291-5648.

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<![CDATA[New Class!]]>Mon, 17 Jun 2013 01:28:18 GMThttp://knit-on.com/1/post/2013/06/new-class.htmlPicture
Sally Dixon will be teaching a new class on Sunday, June 30th at 2:30 pm.  Students will learn how to crochet this necklace in just one session. 

We love the look of this necklace which is made with any ladder yarn.  One of our Mittens for Akkol supporters made these for the older girls in the orphanages we support in Kazakhstan.  The girls loved them!  You will love making and wearing your own.  Or make them for gifts or to sell at craft fairs.  For more information, click on our classes page, above.

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<![CDATA[Our Shelves Runneth Over]]>Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:30:06 GMThttp://knit-on.com/1/post/2013/03/our-shelves-runneth-over.htmlFor the past two weeks the UPS delivery man has been visiting Knit On! on a daily basis, our knitting elves have been busy whipping up new models and we keep finding ourselves uttering the phrase, "Where can we put this one?"  There is so much new knitting goodness in the shop that I almost don't know where to start, so I will just jump right in.  Click on the images for information about the yarn pictured.
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<![CDATA[New New New!!!]]>Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:18:08 GMThttp://knit-on.com/1/post/2013/03/new-new-new.htmlIt's a new season and time for a fresh look. We hope you like the new look of our website! There are so many wonderful new yarns and accessories at Knit On! and more arriving every week.  Check back here or drop by the shop to see what we have brought in for your knitting enjoyment.
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Tristan is a new yarn from Knitting Fever.  It is 65% Viscose/35% Linen and comes in 100g hanks of 259 yards.  Make this cute eyelet lace shawl with just 3 hanks. Click on the photo to download the pattern at no cost then stop by Knit On! to choose your yarn.

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