Welcome to Knit Knews

Martha McAfeeWe are so excited with not only our website, but now, blogging to our knitters.  We will be posting here at least once a month so please check back often.  You may want to subscribe to our newsletter so we can keep you informed about  sales, new classes and special events.  If you do subscribe to our newsletter, come to the shop for a free pattern as our thank-you.

I’m Martha and will be doing my best to keep this page updated with articles and tips.  If you have something you would like posted please email me and I will get it posted for you.

Here we go with our first posts.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Warm up America!

This charity is to donate our 9 X 7 inch knitting & crocheting squares to make afghans for the homeless. The charity started in 1991 in Wisconsin as a local charity and has grown all over America keeping people warm.

Knitted Squares for Warm up America

3 that I have knitted so far.

This is a great summer project for July and August. You can knit or crochet any pattern making 9” X  7″ squares using worsted weight yarn that can be machine washed and dried. This is a great way to recycle your leftover yarn. All colors are welcome. It is so quick and easy to do and will be so appreciated by this organization. Make as many as you want and you will have a chance to win an awesome prize. We will enter your name in a drawing and pick the winner on Labor day. for each square you contribute

For those of you who would like to learn more, here is a link you can check out Warm Up America, .

If you are interested, please sign up at the shop. The more the merrier!

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Tip for July 2015

JulyTip15Put a ball of yarn in a bowl and attach a binder clip to the bowl.

Run your yarn through the clip before you cast on your stitches for your project.

This keeps your yarn clean and not running all over the place. You can put it on the floor or table while you knit.

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Monthly Tip for June – Knit Markers

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Any tabs off cans, can be used as knitting stitch markers and some tabs are even different colors.

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Keep your yarn clean

As an added benefit to having lunch at Subway, I recycle the bag that my subway sandwich comes in and I use that to put my skein of yarns in. ( Pull yarn from center of skein.)  Now your yarn will stay nice and clean, if it gets dropped on the floor.

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New Knitter

We are happy to welcome Dorothy who has joined our Knit Night on Thursdays.  Dorothy loves to crochet animals.  What a great job and so so cute!

crocheted animals by Dorothy

Beautiful Work

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