Knitnews #15: Clever Knits updates for February 2011

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Feb 5, 2011, 3:47:06 PM2/5/11
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Clever Knitters,
We haven't done this since November (!) but Knitnews is back! With a vengeance! Helena took a day-job and has been terribly delinquent about getting these things done. But Lexi is doing an amazing job keeping the shop running during the week, and Helena is still around on weekends and occasional knitnights, and Rhonda (our longtime sock knitting teacher, resident expert, and all-around-awesome gal) is filling in when needed. We are ALL hard at work to keep Clever Knits an awesome and delightful place. As always, if you've been following us on twitter or facebook then you have been kept abreast of many updates, new yarn arrivals, etc - and that's really the best way to know what's going on. 
Contents of this message:
1. (Chinese) New Year, New Yarnbomb
2. Classes - Schedules for February & March, and sneak previews for April & May
3. In the News - knitnight featured in the Union Tribune!
4. Groupons - if you snagged one, how to use it
1. (Chinese) New Year, New Yarnbomb
We are in need of some fresh Yarn Graffiti for the shop. Some of our ductwork coverings have faded, and there are other places in the shop that need yarn-bombing (the pull-chains for the fans, the front door handle - I'm SURE there are other spots, too). So come by, see what you can yarnbomb, and get to work on an appropriately-sized swatch! Each contribution gets you 10% off your purchase the day you bring it in. Contributions must be pre-approved by Clever Knits staff to receive discount (we don't need to yarn-bomb our toilet, so we just want to make sure that you don't intend to knit us a toilet-cozy!). Yarnbombs can be made out of ANY scrap yarn in your stash - it doesn't have to be anything fancy or even nice, just as long as it's pretty! The usual fine print applies.
2. New Classes & some Old Favourites, too
A few repeats, and a few brand newbies. I think you'll like the selection of classes we have in the coming months! You can always find our full list of current class offerings on our website - just click the 'classes' link at the top of the Clever Knits website. You can even sign up online. We have LOADS of new classes coming in April & May, so be on the lookout for those, too!
Dyeing Workshop
Sat, Feb 12th, 12:30-3pm
taught by Alexa Riether
$40 includes most materials, BYO Kool-Aid (3 or more packets in desired colours)

Finishing Workshop
Sat, Mar 5th, 4-6pm
taught by Helena Bristow
$25, BYO Materials
Materials: If you have a sweater that needs putting together, bring it! If not, bring two 4"x4" swatches, as well as the yarn and needles used to make those swatches, darning needle, and crochet hook.
Knit Hat (Magic Loop)
Sat, Mar 20th, 12:30-3pm
taught by Rhonda Monarque
$20, includes yarn, BYO needles
Materials: 1 skein of Cascade 220 (included); bring a 40" or 47" circular needle in size 7 or 8.

Knit Socks

Saturdays from 12:30-3pm, Mar 12th, 19th, & 26th
taught by Rhonda Monarque
$56 if materials purchased here ($78 if you BYO)
Materials: 100g sock yarn; 32", 40", or 47" circular needle in size 0, 1, or 2.

Crochet 102
Sat, Mar 26th, 4-6pm
taught by Helena Bristow
$15, BYO Materials
Materials: 1 skein Cascade 220 or other worsted weight yarn, size G or H crochet hook, darning needle.
Knit 102
Sun, Mar 20th, 4:30-6:30pm
taught by Helena Bristow
$15, BYO Materials
Materials: 1 skein Cascade 220 or other worsted weight yarn, size 7 or 8 needle, darning needle.
taught by Helena Bristow
$25 includes all materials
these are filling up FAST - check the website for current offerings!

3. In the News
A writer for the San Diego Union Tribune was driving through downtown Vista one Tuesday night, and suddenly came to a screeching halt in the middle of the street when he saw what was going on at Clever Knits. He was SO EXCITED that he wrote up an amazing article on us. You can read it here.
(image: Charlie Neuman)

4. Groupon
We were on Groupon a few weeks back! Sorry if you missed the offer - unfortunately, we won't be offering another like it. But if you DID manage to snag one or two, details about how to redeem them, as well as any restrictions, can be found here.

Warm (& sweatery) regards,
Helena, Lexi, & Rhonda

Clever Knits
214 S. Indiana Ave, Vista CA 92084

Sat & Sun 12-7pm
Mon, Wed 12-6pm
Tues 12-10pm
Thurs 10am-6pm
Fri 12-8pm

FREE social knitting events:
Tues 6-10pm, Fri 5-8pm, Sun 1-4pm

Clever Knits

Feb 5, 2011, 4:48:21 PM2/5/11
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OOPS - correction on the date for one of our classes: Magic Loop is Sat, Mar 5th, 12:30-3pm. Apologies for any confusion (and for the multiple emails)!

Sat, Mar 5th, 12:30-3pm
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