Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday Slipper Workshop

-Workshop-
Friday Slipper from the Knitscene Winter 2012 Issue
Join us for a new workshop to make the "Friday Slipper" on....
FRIDAY, Dec. 28th at 1:00pm until sometime before 6pm

$50.00 + material, this is not a learn to knit workshop
We will be working, short rows and slip stitches.
These slippers are made all in one piece! No sewing necessary (except to add button)
Please call to reserve your spot

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gloves in a bottle

New stock in for the winter "dry hand" season! Gloves in a Bottle, skincare that works!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Updates!

Sorry it's been awhile...here are some updates!
 
Ivy Poncho Workshop
In this one-time workshop, you will learn to use yarn-overs and decreases to create a beautiful raised leaf pattern. Can be made in any weight yarn.
 
 December 14th 2-4pm
$30
 
 
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Yay! A new sweater. :):)
It's great because it's knit top-down and you can try it on as you go. :) Feel free to stop by for the pattern & yarn. The yarn is Mirasol Nuna, made of merino, silk & bamboo so it's really soft and not itchy.

 
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A Time of Need
As the holiday season approaches,
we remember the people in need here in Michigan.
We are accepting donations to help the local people in Michigan who are in need.
$1 minimum donations may be made to
receive a "bear" that will adorn our shop windows.
A portion of all proceeds will go toward Gleaners and the remainder will go towards
stuffed teddy bears called "Curly the Bear" who will be donated to Goodfellows.
You may also purchase Curly the Bear for $20 and the proceeds will go toward
our local Goodfellows organization.
Also, watch for dates and times for Charity Sit-n-Knits
during the month of December.
 
 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Cowl Sample

FREE PATTERN!
ONE SKEIN!
CUTE OUTCOME!

Pattern: Willow Cowl
Needles: US size 3
Yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino


Thanks, Cheri for the beautiful hair-do & picture taking!



Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Perfection Colors!!!


Crayon box colors now available for Perfection and in stock (for now) so hurry and get yours today!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Workshops + Olympic Games!

June is here and so are new and continuing workshops! Plus, don't miss out on the Fun with Fiber Olympic Games!

Also, stay tuned for our 2 year anniversary celebration.
Details to follow.



DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE IN ENTRELAC KNITTING...
We have decided to offer the first workshop again!

Friday, June 8th-2-4pm, $30
The Art of Entrelac Series with Karen Bunting
Each of these Great Workshops will take you
one step deeper into the world of
Entrelac Knitting.

Each workshop is 2 hours and $30.00.
For each additional workshop pay only $20
-Learn to Entrelac - Friday, June 8th-2-4pm
-Workshop #3- Tuesday, June 12 from 10-12 - entrelac cable and lace
-Workshop #4- Tuesday, June 19 from 10-12 - entrelac pillow cover or tote
-Workshop #5- Tuesday, July 7 from 10-12 - Finishing your entrelac project


ATAK-"Fix It-Don't leave It" with Lora
Monday, June 11 from 1-5, $50


"Beary Cute" Workshop with Trish
As seen in our version of "People" magazine












3 Sessions:
Mondays June 18, July 9 and 23 from 10-12 or
Saturdays, June 23, July 14 and 28 from 10-12
$90
 

Beaded Bags with Carol
Wednesday, June 27 from 12-2, $30.00
 









ATAK Class - Finishing Techniques with Lora
Learn how to seam, weave and block
Thursday, June 21 from 10-12 or
Saturday, June 23 from 3-5
$50 - Call for Homework


Beaded Necklaces and Bracelets with Deanna's Vintage Styles
Learn many different ways to create one of kind beaded jewlery.
Come see samples in the store!
Saturday, June 30 from 10-1, $50










Fair Isle Crochet with Marjie
Saturday, July 14, 3-5 - $30
Learn the art of Fair Isle Crochet while making this beautiful tote.
Fair Isle crochet looks like tapestry crochet, however done with a different technique of carrying the extra yarn loosely across the back of the work.

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Fun with Fiber Olympic Games!Must be registered in one of our many weekly classes to participate
July 27th-August 12th, 2012

Rules:
-Athletes sign up on a team (their weekly class). Each athlete chooses a project within an event which will be of challenge to the individual athlete.
-Teams are limited to classes. Participation of individuals within each class is not required.
-Teams must register between June 15th and July 14th.
-Each athlete must register their chosen pattern and category before July 24th. All patterns must be pre-approved by Fun with Fiber.
-Athletes participating in multiple events may only compete once in each event.
-Champions in each event will receive an award.
-Athletes may not cast on their project until 2:30pm on July 27th (at the start of the opening ceremonies in our time zone).
-Athletes may wind yarn and do gauge prior to the opening ceremonies.
-Athletes who finish their project(s) before the closing ceremonies are over in our time zone will receive a 20% discount off their next purchase. (Expires August 31st, 2012)
-Athletes in multiple events must complete ALL projects in order to qualify.
-Athletes in the team with the most awards will receive 2 free classes!
-Remember, the goal is to challenge yourself!
Events: (Note-Events must have at least 3 athletes to qualify. You will be notified of any changes to events.)

-Bag-n-Tote Backstroke
-Baby hurdles
-Beaded Basketball
-Felted Freestyle
-Hat Dash
-Scarf Hockey
-Shawl Sailing
-Sock Put
-Sweater Sprint
-Mitten Medley
-Vestyball

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Come visit us this weekend!

At the Women's International Show!
Thursday May 3 - Sunday May 6 2012
 
**Yes, our shop will still remain open during regular business hours.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunflower Wrap

Here's a sample from the new Noni Flowers book.

The workshop will be May 24th and May 25th from 10-4 each day.
It's $125 which includes the 6 hours plus lunch each day.

Make sure to sign up-spots are limited!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lora's Dress

I know you are all dying to see it, so here's a progress report:

Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ella Coat!

Just in case you want to see some pictures of my finished Ella Coat...here the are!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Notary

By the way...

Shaye is a public notary-so if anybody needs a notary, it's $5 for the public or $3 for a special knitter's discount. :)

Some updates on workshops

Just a quick reminder on the workshops we have coming up.

Christa Newhouse Workshops:
1.Bi-Color Brioche: April 14th, 10-1, $50

2.Antique Lace: April 14th, 2-5, $50

Noni Workshop:
"The Art of Knitting Flowers", April 24th & 25th
Decorate your holiday table with knitted flowers of lasting beauty.  Combine multiple flowers to embellish felted or fabric pillows with exquisite bouquets of your own creation, or decorate the top of a gift box in a way that is as beautiful as the gift itself . . .

Course Duration:  12 hour/2 - day workshop.
$125 includes both days
**Please call to register, space and books are limited**

Also, check out the WEBSITE devoted to the book.


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Also, 2 new cotton blends came in this week. Stop by to check them out! Plus a new color in Ripple just arrived today.

Friday, March 23, 2012

New Yarn!

Just in:



Tussah Silk DK
-5.5 sts/inch on a size 6
-109 yards
-50% silk, 50% other










Mirasol Asikita
-4 sts/inch on a size 8
-71 yards
-85% cotton, 15% alpaca











Cau-Cau
-5 sts/inch on a size 8
-138 yards
-60% cotton, 40% silk


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Winter Blowout Sale!

Winter Blow-Out Sale!
Today through March 17th!

Thurdsay, Friday, Saturday


40% off the following:
Viking Balder
Mirasol Ushya
Debbie Bliss Paloma
Kollage Lofty
Misty Alpaca Baby Me Boo
Tahki Jackson
Nashua Grand Opera
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
Mirasol Sulka
Araucania Yelcho
Extra Soft Merino Grande
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Flamme
SMC Tweed Deluxe

PLUS...ALL CURRENT CLEARANCE 40% OFF!

While supplies last!
*Items purchased will be final sale*
*No special orders*

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pattern Correction for SMC Tweed Deluxe sweater that everyone's making...

So you know that sweater everyone is making?? The one with the cables on the front going into the pockets?







Here's a pic:

























And here's the corrections:

Pattern corrections for SMC Select Moments No. 001 Number 1820

Finishing: Work band stitches in GARTER STITCH..not st st like pattern states.

When you get to the short row shaping, work as follows:
K16, turn, yo
K16, turn, yo
K12, turn, yo
K12, turn, yo
K8, turn, yo
K8, turn, yo
K4, turn, yo
Knit 7 sts (this should bring you to the end of the needle)

Then…
K7, k2tog, turn
Knit across
K11, k2tog, turn
Knit across
K15, k2tog, turn
Knit across
K19, k2tog, turn
Knit across
Continue in garter stitch until piece measures correct length (as stated in pattern).

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Yarn!

We are still getting more new yarn in for Spring! Come check out what we just got!

Celeste
Eclipse
Ripple

Plus, see the new patterns too!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Addi Click Lace-long tips!

We just got in the addi click lace long tip set in!! Come get them while supplies last!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Come check out the new pattern!

Ta da! I will be modeling all day today. Stop by for more details. :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Class!!!

Thursdays 10-12

We now have a new class for knitters/crocheters between the ages of 20 and 35-ish. Call or stop by for more details!


First class will be Thursday, March 2nd.
$10/class or get a 6 class punchcard for $30.

Monday, February 20, 2012

New yarn + new trunk show!

Madeline Tosh yarn is now in. We have lace, sock, dk & worsted weights. All are handpainted & superwash!!!

Come check out all of the stock before it's gone.
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Christa Newhouse Trunk Show
March 10th from 10-2
Come see all of the beautiful double knit and brioche projects from Christa. More on her website.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Madeline Tosh is in!!!!! Be

Madeline Tosh is in!!!!! Be the first to check it out tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!

Wishing you all a happy Valentines Day from Fun with Fiber!!! :):):):):)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Picture of Ella Rae coat

And a picture of the Ella Rae so far:

Even more news!!!

Okay, a couple more updates!!!

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We will be having a WINTER BLOWOUT SALE!!! Stop by on the first day of Spring for our huge sale. More details to follow
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New yarn coming soon: Madeline Tosh sock yarn!
Madelinetosh sock is a 100% superwash merino wool, available in all of our luscious glazed solid colorways. With a generous 395 yards per skein one skein is enough yardage to complete a woman’s size large pair of socks. Each squishy soft skein is hand-dyed in small dye lots and machine washable.
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And then a few recaps of our upcoming workshops:

-ATAK session 2 (edge stitches, increases, decreases, short rows)
-Block by Block #2
-Socks (February is sock month, check out the 3 workshops available)
-Mitered Square (This includes the swap which is available to EVERYONE, even if you are not attending the workshop!)
-Advanced Scandinavian Slippers & Socks
-Beaded Purses

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2 more workshops!


Advanced Slipper Workshop-twine knitting
Learn a new technique with this advanced 2 session workshop. We will be using a technique in a book called Knitting Scandinavian Slippers & Socks by Laura Farson to create beautiful multi-colored slippers. There is an optional felted insole, too, to make sure you stay nice and warm!
  

Friday, March 9 1-3pm
-AND-
Friday, March 23 1-3pm
$60

****Prerequisites****
-Continental knitting
-Basic sock knowledge

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Call 248-553-4237 to register-space is limited!

Students purchasing supplies for this project will receive 15% off their purchases  

Beaded Purses
Learn how to work any of the beautiful beaded purse patterns by local artist, Laurie Winston 

Wednesday, February 29 12-2
-OR-
Wednesday, March 7 12-2

$30 per session 

**Knowing how to knit & purl is a prerequisite for this class


Friday, February 3, 2012

February Workshops

We have many new workshops for the month of February. Please click on our CLASSES link for more details!
*ATAK session 2
*Block by Block #2
*Socks (February is sock month, check out the 3 workshops available)
*Mitered Square (This includes the swap which is available to EVERYONE, even if you are not attending the workshop!)


**Remember, if you sign up for a workshop, all materials are 25% off for that workshop.

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Also, the Ella Rae knit-a-long is still happening! It's not too late to join. I am keeping up with the Noni blog, so I can help you on your projects! Stop by-the yarn & pattern is in stock. Many colors available!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Look what UPS brought today

10 NEW colors in the Baby Cashmerino!!

And...the start of our Spring yarn collection!!!!!




Friday, January 20, 2012

Guage for Ella Rae coat

Okay, as you all cast on for the Ella Rae Coat knit-a-long, make sure to check your guage!!! This is super super important!!!!

The guage for this project is 18 stitches=4 inches. That means 3.5 sts/inch.

***GUAGE TIP*** When you cast on for a guage, always cast on two more than what the guage calls for. In this case, we will cast on 20 stitches. We do this because the edges in stockinette stitch always curl. Since we will have 20 stitches, the 2 edge stitches will curl and then we can measure the remaining 18 stitches with no problem.

See in my picture above (sorry, not the best pic..) that I am measuring my guage as 18 stitches=3.5 inches. THEREFORE, my guage is too small. I either need to go up a needle size (I used a size 7), or find a bigger yarn. There is also a third option (which I am doing). I am making a bigger size. I am choosing this option because when I made another guage using a larger needle, the stitches became too loose & holey for my likes. I'd rather have a tighter weave using the smaller needle.
SO...I did the math. Ready for this????
Okay, we are looking at the "Coat Bodice" section AFTER all of the increases. Final stitch counts: 152 (172, 188, 208, 224, 244 sts)
I would normally want to make the 152 stitch count size.
Guage should be 4.5 sts/inch. (18 divided by 4)
I am getting 5.14 sts/inch. (18 divided by 3.5 which is what my guage square measured)
152 stitches (the size I want to make) divided by 4.5 stitches/inch (what the guage should have been) equals 33.8 inches.
Now, take 33.8 inches (my desired measurement) and multiply it by what my guage actually is (5.14 stitches/inch) and I get 173. This is closest to the second smallest size. Therefore, this will be the size that I am going to make!
Confused?? Well, if you need help, feel free to stop by and I can help you figure out what size to make! :)




***TIP #2***
Noni suggests to weave in your ends as you go. This is such a good idea because nobody wants to get to the end of their project and then have to weave in 9 gazillion ends!!! So, stop by Fun with Fiber and we can show you how to weave in your ends as you knit. Way easier than weaving them in afterwards.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ella Rae Coat...again

Well, I decided that I will also join the Ella Rae Coat knit-a-long. I do realize that it started a few days ago, but...it's okay to join in late!!!

So, come on in to Fun with Fiber to pick out your yarn and get the pattern. Also, check into this blog to see my own personal progress on the coat.

Here are the colors I will be using. I will be using Liberty Wool to make the coat.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oooh, fancy gloves!

Most of you have already seen these laying around the shop, but now they are done! Stop by to get the pattern and yarn for these beautiful gloves.
Guage: 5 sts/inch
Materials: 1 skein pink, 1 skein black, 6 buttons
Needles: US 6

Ella Rae Coat---participate in the Knit A Long

 Ella Rae Coat---Knit-a-Long!
Make the beautiful Ella Rae Coat along with everyone else. Every week, log in to see the next step.

Check the Noni Blog HERE for more information
-OR-
Stop by Fun with Fiber for details.

Hurry while supplies last!

248-553-4237

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2 New Workshops!

ATAK!
Advanced Techniques for the Average Knitter
 
Learn everything from start to finish in our version of the "knitting boot camp".

Friday, January 27 1-5
-OR-
Saturday, January 28 1-5
$50 per session

Visit our website for more info on session 1 and the materials list.
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Knitting Block by Block
Learn all the techniques used in the "Knitting Block by Block" book by Nikki Epstein.

Session 1 is basic building blocks. We will work the cameo frame to learn a very cool border and how to sew it onto your stockinette block.

Monday, January 30th
1-3pm

-OR-

Thursday, January 26th
4-6pm

$30

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Students purchasing supplies for this project will receive 25% off their purchases 

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Sample

Come in to check out the new store sample:

Come in for yarn & pattern! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Perfection Worsted

Just received a huge shipment of Perfection Worsted!! Come stop by to see all of the pretty colors! :)

70% acrylic
30% merino

Perfect for baby projects, scarves, sweaters & more.