- Baby Sweater on Two Needles (aka "February Baby Sweater"), from The Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann. What better way to celebrate the centennial of Elizabeth Zimmermann's birth than to have a knit-along with one of her most popular patterns? If you have a little one in your life, or if you want to familiarize yourself with the pattern before giving the February Lady Sweater a shot, this would be a great, quick, 2-skein project. Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 2, 2 - 4 PM. Suggested yarn: Malabrigo Worsted.
- Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. It'll make a great transition piece when there's a touch too much air conditioning at the end of the summer, or a bit too much of a chill in the air in early spring. Best part? A wide range of sizes (31.5" - 58.75" bust) and just a few skeins of yarn (from 580 to 1160 yards). Dates: TBD, but we're planning on starting in mid-October, or whenever the yarn gets here. Suggested yarn: The sport-weight Parkwood Farms yumminess that will be arriving in late September/early October.
- And the biggie... The Great American Afghan, published by XRX. This will be more than a year's project - we're thinking between 18 and 24 months. We're still working out the details and timelines, but at the end of this, you'll have a beautiful heirloom with 25 very distinct squares. Dates: Date TBA, but starting in January 2011. Suggested yarn: Cascade 220. You'll be able to choose your own colors or purchase kits; if you purchase your own choice of colors, you'll be able to either purchase them all at once and get a discount or put them on a 3-month layaway to hold colors and preserve dye lots.
Questions? Come in to see us, give us a call, or send us an e-mail! This isn't all we've got up our sleeves, but we thought we'd give you a heads-up to start your planning now :)