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The Cat Bordhi classes on September 11th and 12th are filling. There are 11 spots left in Sunday’s Sweet Tomato Heel class and only 6 spots in Really Personal Footprints for Rebellious Sock Knitters on Monday the 12th. The classes will be held at Edward’s House Bed & Breakfast and registration includes breakfast and lunch. The cost of each class is $115, with a 50% deposit required upon registration. We have information packets at the shop. If you are not local we would be happy to mail out a packet to you.

While it is super exciting to be hosting Cat Bordhi in September, we have some other talented knitting authors visiting soon.

Vicki Square has an Adventures in Color class on Saturday April 2nd from 1-4pm. If you are afraid of changing colors in patterns and want to feel more confident in making your own color choices this is the class for you! The cost is $65 + supplies (there was a typo in the class schedule, sorry).

Donna Druchunas will be arming her students on Saturday April 16th with the skills needed to work multiple colors on one row of knitting without worrying about tangling yarns in Knitting with Multiple Colors. This class is from 11am – 4pm. The cost of the class is $65 plus supplies. Please bring your own lunch.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different ways to cast on and bind off? Ann Budd will be visiting on April 30th from 9:30 am – 4pm teaching at least 7 different cast ons and 6 different bind offs and when each suits a given project best. This is a class that is not to be missed! The cost is $65 plus supplies.

Sweater designer extraordinaire, Ann McCauley will be visiting Tuesday May 3rd from 5:30-7:30 pm teaching everyone how to fix mistakes. She’ll be covering ways to correct twisted, dropped and split stitches as well as ways to safely rip back a stitch, a row or inches of knitting! This is another very valuable skill to have in your knitting repertoire. Class is $30 plus supplies.

With all these visitors, let us not forget all our local knitting talent!

Not on the formal class schedule is a Sock Monkey class being taught by Roz Cutler. The pattern is a free one from Red Heart. The class will meet three times, every other Thursday beginning March 31st from 6-7:30pm. The cost of the class is $35 plus supplies.

Tara Redman is teaching the wonderful Whispy Cardi, knit in Malabrigo Lace. It is seamless and lives up its name, making it a great accessory for spring and summer evenings. This class meets Tuesday evenings, April 5, 19th and 26th from 5:30-7pm. The cost of this class is $65 plus supplies.

Back with a host of classes for those of you who are just embarking on your knitting career is Julie Conway. On April 9th from 10am-12pm join her for Learn to Knit II where if you’ve got the basics down you can learn how to increase, decrease, slip stitches, join yarns, combine stitches, rib stitch and seed stitch for $30 plus supplies. Also on April 9th, but in the afternoon from 1-3pm you can join her for Knitting Skills – Knitting in the Round to learn all you need to know about knitting in the round. Again, the cost is $30 plus supplies. Don’t worry if you’re brand new to knitting Julie still has you covered with her Learn to Knit I class on Tuesday, April 12th from 5:30-7pm, $30 plus supplies. If these dates don’t work for you, she’ll be back in May with Learn to Knit I & II. Check the class schedule for details.

As always, you will receive a 20% discount on all supplies when the class is paid for. You may sign up for the classes at the store, or you may call us at 970-407-1461 and reserve your spot with a credit card.


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Have you heard about The Makerie creative retreat being held at Colorado Chautauqua in Boulder, CO April 7th – 10th?

The Makerie is a weekend retreat packed with creative inspiration for everyone, no matter your craft of choice. There are workshops related to knitting, jewelry making, photography, block printing and mixed media; even yoga. Some of the outstanding instructors include Stephanie Japel, Flora Bowley, Alessandra Cave, Lizzy House, Jessica Hernandez and more!

With it being near by you can keep the cost affordable by registering for the Day package  which includes an all day workshop, 1 lunch and a goodie bag for only $189. But, registration ends soon – March 18th to be exact!

You can get all the details, including the list of workshops and sign up on their web site at http://themakerie.com/retreat/.

Even if the retreat is not a part of your budget, there is a curated market open to the public that is open from 7-10pm on April 9th and 11am – 3pm on April 10th at the chataqua community house that I’m sure is not to be missed!

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We are very excited here at My Sister Knits to be hosting a book signing with local author and knitwear designer, Vicki Square,  on Saturday December 18, 2010 11:30 am — 1:30 pm.

We’ll be celebrating the recent releases of :

Knit Kimono, Too, just released by Interweave Press, perfect for gift giving.

The wildly popular Knitter’s Companion Deluxe Edition now includes a 2-DVD set, with over 5 hours of instruction.

You can also just buy the DVD set without the book

Her previous titles will be available as well, including Knit Kimono and Folk Hats.

So come on by Saturday from 11:30am – 1:30pm to talk with Vicki and get some new books for your knitting library signed!

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Tour de Fat Tomorrow

Tour de Fat will once again be parading on Mountain Avenue in front of the shop, tomorrow, September 4th. You are welcome to bring your chairs, drinks and snacks and take in the show from our yard. It is a fun experience!

We will be open as well. Mountain will be closed though, so you’ll want to park on the side streets – Lyons or Roosevelt. It’ll be easiest to access those from LaPorte Avenue.

We hope to see you there! And if you’re riding in the tour be sure to wave as you pass by!

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Party in Pictures!

MSK 6th Anniversary Party Peeps

Thanks so much to all of you who ventured out on Saturday for the anniversary open house. The energy and excitement was amazing!

MSK 6th Anniversary Party Goodies

Thanks also to everyone who baked goodies to share. We all enjoyed them, though I think patient husbands and kids the most! The coffee cart was wonderful as well. My Cocoa Krispy drink was a wonderful mid-morning pick-me-up – thanks for bringing that in Julie!

Classic Elite Magnolia Trunk Show Classic Elite Magnolia Trunk Show

It was wonderful to see the trunk show for Classic Elite’s new pattern book for the new yarn, Magnolia! While I was there a significant dent was made in the yarn on the shelves. I know I came home and queued a few pieces from the booklet.

Danger Crafts Trunk Show

The Danger Crafts trunk show was fun too. I love the imagination that goes into these creative creatures and can only begin to imagine the variations one could make.

Cloud Chaser by Amy Swenson St. Denis' Sam Doll

A few other projects on display also caught my eye. Above left is the Cloud Chaser vest by Amy Swenson, knit here out of Blue Sky Alpaca. It seems like one of those garments you’d slip on regularly to chase away chills at the office or at home. Then there was the adorable Sam doll from the premier issue of St. Denis Magazine.

Cloisonne Jacket

Then one of Julie’s speedy knitters already churned out a gorgeous Cloisonne Jacket from the Fall 2010 issue of Interweave Knits. This one was knit in Madelinetosh Light.

If you missed out on the fun on Saturday, come in soon to check out those two trunk shows before they move on!

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The first 25 customers to visit My Sister Knits on August 28 will receive one of these beautiful bags. Each bag is unique and all are incredible. I have one , love it and I am going to frame it . In the future Kate is contemplating making something similar for sale. I feel lucky to have such an inspiring artist working at My Sister Knits.  Thank you Kate,   Julie

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Dye Lot Yarn's Stimulus Package

For a limited time we are hosting a trunk show form Dyelot Yarn of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Included in the trunk show is their unique Stimulus Package yarn (on Ravelry) which is actually 6 yarns in one, but each one is its own hank so you control where the yarn changes while you are knitting! That way you have artistic control, but also are promised that these unique handdyed yarns will all coordinate and work together to create a pleasing finished product.

Dye Lot Yarns Stimulus PackageDye Lot Yarns Stimulus Package

The six yarns together equal about 670 yds. Included in Stimulous Package are the following yarns:

  • Twisted: 100% Merino (103yd/2oz/57g)
  • Circulo: 78% Mohair, 13% Wool, 9% Nylon (94yd/2oz/57g)
  • Harry: 76% Mohair, 13% Wool, 11% Nylon (130yd/2oz/57g)
  • Deborah: 50% Silk, 50% Superfine Merino (106yd/1oz/48g)
  • Alpaca: 100% Superfine Alpaca (129yd/2oz/57g)
  • Merino: 100% Superwash Merino (108yd/2oz/57g)


In addition to the selection of Stimulus Package colorways, from tone-on-tone semi-solids to vivid and high contrast colors, we also have patterns to go along with the yarn if you do not have a project in mind. We even have a couple samples of the patterns on display for you to see in person.

Dye Lot Yarns Stimulus Package Dye Lot Yarns Stimulus Package

Also stop in to check out their lovely colors on the BAM! sock yarn (you can see a peek of it in the lower left of the vest photo above). Two skeins will make an average adult sized pair of socks.

The Dyelot yarns are part of a trunk show and will only be here for a week or two longer so stop in soon for the greatest selection and to ensure you don’t miss out on this special event!

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