Early December, 2023

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We are so excited to once again host indie dyer Sassy Black Yarns on Saturday, December 2nd, from 10AM-4PM. Come see her saturated colors on beautiful bases...take a break and treat yourself!

We're going to start our next Social Knitalong on Thursday evening, December 14th from 7-9PM. This no-help Zoom group will be a knit-your-own adventure from any pattern from Lene Holme Samsoe.

Gemma's Building with Lace Class begins Saturday, January 6th (after the holidays). It's a marvelous introduction to lace knitting with tons of instruction both in-person and through videos. It's an achievable large project which is  lots of fun and one that keeps you engaged. 



Fiberside Chats' next chat is with Mary Jane Mucklestone and Gudrun Johnston on November 19th at 1PM EST.  

The next knit night will be on Zoom Wednesday, December 6th.  Here's the link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83790658079

Knit Night-Zoom 1st Wednesday of each month, next 2 Wednesdays in person.

Knit the Rainbow-drop off completed donations at the shop.

Ridgecrest donations-yes, but needles, no.

Please check out our website for the latest projects and offerings at http://www.knitapestry.com  

Wednesday, November 29th: Store open 10AM-5PM; PCH 5:30-6:30 PM.
Thursday, November 30th: Store open 10AM-4PM; Knitting with Anna 4-5PM. 
Friday, December 1st: Store open 10AM-4PM.
Saturday,  December 2nd: Store open 10AM-4PM; Trunk show with Sassy Black Yarns.

Sunday, December 3rd: Store closed;   Next Steps with Gemma 10-11AM; PCH 12-2PM. 

Monday, December 4th: Store open 10AM-5PM; Crochet Workshop 10-11:30AM.
Tuesday, December 5th:  PCH 9-10AM; Store open 10AM-4PM.
Wednesday, December 6th: Store open 10AM-5PM;
PCH 5:30-6:30 PM; Knit Night 7-8:30PM on Zoom.
Thursday, December 7th: Store open 10AM-4PM; Knitting with Anna 4-5PM. 
Friday, December 8th: Store open 10AM-4PM: Black Friday.
Saturday, December 9th:
Store open 10AM-4PM: Small Business Saturday.
Sunday, December 10th: Store closed;  Next Steps with Gemma 10-11AM. 

Monday, December 11th: Store open 10AM-5PM; Crochet Workshop 10-11:30AM.
Tuesday, December 12th: PCH 9-10AM; Store open 10AM-5PM; Next Steps with Gemma 6-7PM. 
Wednesday, December 13th: Store open 10AM-5PM; PCH 5:30-6:30 PM; Knit Night 7-9PM in-store.  
Thursday, December 14th: Store open 10AM-4PM; Knitting with Anna 4-5PM; Lene Holme Samsoe KAL on Zoom 7-8PM.
Friday, December 15th: Store open 10AM-4PM.
Saturday, December 16th: Store open
Store open 10AM-4PM.
Sunday, December 17th: Store closed;  Next Steps with Gemma 10-11AM; PCH 12-2PM.

We look forward to seeing you!

Anna, Charmaine, Fran, Gemma, Nancy & Noa

Our next Thursday night selection is a Knit-your-own-adventure with the patterns of Lene Holme Samsoe.  December 14th, January 4th, 25th, February 15th and March 14th, 7-8PM. 

Join Nancy for a Zoom knitalong of any pattern you choose by Lene Holme Samsoe, Thursday nights from 7-8PM. This is a social group where there is no instruction. You must register to receive the Zoom link, and since we don't provide help, there is no charge. You'll need to buy Samsoe's pattern directly on Ravelry. (We'd love it if you bought the yarn from us!)  Register by emailing or calling the shop.
Learn or improve your Lace Knitting with Gemma! Join Building with Lace on Saturday mornings from 9-10AM on 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13 and 4/27. The class fee of $130 ($115 virtual) will include the ebook by Knit Purl Hunter. Come see the sample in the store-you'll be hooked!

Gemma will guide you through a sampler wrap with progressively more difficult lace stitches, and include her video tutorials.

"Building with Lace is the third publication from renowned knitter and teacher, Michelle Hunter. It is a carefully designed sequence of stitch patterns that introduce knitters to lace work starting with the basics and working towards more difficult stitch patterns to make one elegant shawl."

This pattern is supported by Michelle’s excellent, and free, online video instruction."

Once the wrap is broken down into simple blocks, you'll take your knitting to the next level. Don't be daunted by the project-it's like knitting a cowl every couple of weeks. You'll need to have a Ravelry account to use the pattern-we won't be able to print the book. Also, you'll need to have mastered knitting, purling, use of stitch markers and be familiar with increasing and decreasing. Register by emailing or calling the shop.
Crochet Workshop with Clayton Leadbetter-Monday mornings from 9-10:30 AM. 10% discount for supplies purchased in-store for his workshop.

We're excited to share: Clayton is going to offer his Crochet Workshop at Knitapestry! If you have experience with crochet, join him to learn new techniques as well as get guidance.  You'll need to buy a "book" of 4 90-minute sessions for $80; since the classes don't have to be taken in consecutive weeks, you must let Clayton know you're coming. We ask that you use those prepaid sessions within six months, though. Buy your sessions through the shop. It'll be available online soon as well. And we recommend a private lesson if you're a beginner: call the shop to set one up.
Fiberside Chats: join zoom chats with some of your fiber-y faves!

They've invited some of your favorite designers and creators to join us for a series of online gatherings with Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Fiberside Chats! Fiberside Chats will resume after the summer months.

Here's the link for more info: 


The gatherings, hosted on Zoom, are one-hour sessions with special guests joining us to give a peek into their world. These designers and creators will discuss their unique path, creative processes, latest projects—or whatever is inspiring them now. There will also be a Q&A session, giveaways, and other fun surprises for those who join!

Fiberside Chats costs $20 to register. You can choose Knitapestry in the dropdown menu to assign your registration fee to us.
1) Pick your yarn store host
2) Choose how many spots you are reserving
3) Check out.
Coming up:

Nancy Bates 12/3
Vaughn Corrigan 12/17


Knitting California and projects that remind us of our Home!

Join hat designer and author Nancy Bates (of Knitting the National Parks) as we talk about her newest book Knitting California!  She'll share the inspiration, and sometimes challenges, that went into designing hats that capture the spirit of California but still speak to everyone.  We'll talk about color and texture and the joy of taking an existing design and turning it into a personalized project that reminds you of your home.  We'll even touch on hat design basics for those of you with an idea just waiting for a place to start.  Find out where Nancy’s next design journey will take her as we relax and share a mutual love of beautiful places and beautiful yarn.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00pm Eastern, 1:00pm Central, 12:00pm Mountain, 11:00am Pacific


Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

Beginning Knitting with Anna-Thursdays, after the store closes at 4PM; sign up for 8 sessions for $130. 

Anna will host beginning knitting classes weekly. You'll learn the skills so you can call yourself a knitter!  The package includes 8 hours of instruction. Classes do not have to be in sequential weeks and you can opt to take two hours in a row if you're rocking! (She will also make herself available on the same basis for her "My First Sweater" class. Supplies purchased in-store get a 10% discount.

Preregistration required-YOU MUST CALL BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO MAKE SURE THERE'S ROOM IN THE ONGOING CLASS. Please don't just stop in : )

Sock Knitting with Anna-Thursdays, after the store closes at 4PM; sign up for 3 sessions for $50.  Supplies for class purchased in store get a 10% discount.

Anna will add traditional sock knitting to her Thursday afternoon rotation.  The three sessions will cover casting on/different methods of small circumference knitting; knitting around the heel, and finishing the toe. With class sizes so small, this is the perfect time to add to your sock knowledge! 

Preregistration required-YOU MUST CALL BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO MAKE SURE THERE'S ROOM IN THE ONGOING CLASS. Please don't just stop in : )
My First Sweater with Anna    
4-class sessions, Thursdays, also after the store closes at 4PM. Take your four classes when convenient! $65 per series. You'll get a 10% discount on all supplies purchased for the class.

These basic project classes are designed to help you to finally tackle a sweater!  Find that simple pattern you've always wanted to try. There's a lot of knitting in a sweater, but a lot of reward, too. Work on the basics of gauge, pattern/yarn selection, deciphering a pattern.  These techniques should be in your toolbox and none of them is particularly hard.  Each knitter will choose their own sweater project and get the help they need.  So if you've been unsatisfied with your previous attempts, or really have never done a project like this before, join in! You must call in advance.
Next Steps Knitting with Gemma Sogabe 
Tuesday evenings, 6-7 PM; Sundays at 10-11AM. $65 per 4-class session.  

Preregistration required; 10% discount on supplies purchased for class.

Gemma is once again offering her class, perfect for new knitters who want to build on their beginning skills. You don't have to attend sequential weeks, but this isn't a drop-in-you must let Gemma know you're coming in advance.
Knit Night -the first three Wednesday evenings of each month, 7-9PM.

This free get-together is hosted on Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month, and in-person at the store on the second and third Wednesdays of each month. No food or drink, and proof of vaccination required. Zoom codes will be posted in the newsletter as well as on social media.
Punch Card Hour is now on GroupSpot!

Charmaine is ready to help you tackle whatever is holding up your project----a dropped stitch? can't remember where you are? or maybe even deciphering the pattern.  PUNCH CARD is the place to figure it out so you can keep knitting.

You can join Charmaine's PCH Group on GroupSpot by clicking this link.

Sessions occur when the store is closed and follow the COVID policies of the store.  You can purchase a 5 or 10 punch card (get your 11th punch free) or simply drop in for $10.  No RSVP needed.  Feel free to contact Charmaine directly here, with any further questions.
Knit the Rainbow is a charity dedicated to helping at-risk LGBTQ youth. We'll be a drop-off location for garments for this group. (And no, items don't have to be rainbow-colored!) 

"Knit the Rainbow (KtR) was founded in April, 2020 after the Founder, Austin Rivers, discovered the housing disparities facing LGBTQ+ youth in New York City. Austin learned there were a few nonprofits dedicated to providing housing and/or shelter for this community; however, he knew there was still more to be done; this is where KtR was born. 

Austin learned to knit while performing on a tour in Japan and felt he could use these skills to provide warm protective winter garments for LGBTQ+ youth facing homelessness. KtR hopes to educate people across the country about the housing crisis these youth are facing and increase the number of youth served by asking volunteers to knit or crochet at home and donate the garments to KtR to be distributed in New York City and Chicago. 

KtR has big plans for the future. We hope to not only these cities, but to eventually provide winter protective garments to homeless LGBTQ+ youth across the country. In addition, we plan to partner with other nonprofits who provide shelter and housing to these youth and offer knit/crochet classes for their residents so they too can knit garments for themselves and the rest of the community facing this housing crisis."

Yarn Donations for Ridgecrest Senior Housing:
Help local residents make hats and clothing for a variety of charities. These knitters are motivated and prolific...we're happy to play our small part!  We'll take your CLEAN yarn and bring it to the senior center, where residents will work on their projects.  Your destash is ultimately comfort for a person in need, and there's the added piece where these knitters connect and are engaged not only with each other, but with the community. Please: no needle donations.
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