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DKA Daily Digest December 3 2012

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

As I write this, 5 lovely knit 101 students are starting a fingerless mitt project in our classroom.  Not bad for just learning to cast on 90 minutes ago.
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I am working on the winter class schedule.  It sure doesn’t feel much like winter right now.  55 degrees today?  Crazy.
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We’re going to have a sweater class this session.  Cassis is the sweater of choice.  Perfect for first sweater knitters.  Don’t want to add the lace panel?  We’ll leave it off.  Don’t want it so long?  We’ll make it shorter.  You’ll love the seamless, top down construction.
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Cassis - First Sweater Class

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We’ll be turning a square…
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Turn a Square Class

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We’ll of course have a few mitten classes, a sock class, a few fun technique classes and of course more of Robbin’s felting classes too.
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Oh and we’re doing this awesome crochet pillow for a “crochet-a-long”!
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Crochet-a-Long

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Class schedule should be online early next week.
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What were people buying today?
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Yarn for the Gap-tastic Cowl.  Ravelry certainly isn’t wrong today.  The number 1 most popular pattern on the site today was also the most popular in our store.  We’ve knit it out of an HPKY yarn called Venice.  It is full of sparkle and we love this aqua color!
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gap-tastic cowl, cowl, knit

Gap-tastic Cowl

People are planning some quick cowl holiday knitting with this one.
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How are your holiday projects coming along?
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I got a good start on Maggie’s Poppy doll…
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Maggie's Poppy

 

I also got a great start on a Christmas Stocking for a new member of the Doyle Clan.   It knits up fast and FUN!  I can see why my Nan liked to knit these (at least the first 50 she knit:)
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Justin's Stocking

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How is your holiday knitting shaping up?
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Remember, gift certificates are buy $100 worth and get a $10 card free.  So send your family down:)
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Good night yarn shop.

Summer Tuesday Fun

Friday, August 5th, 2011

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We have an event downtown Stillwater every summer called Summer Tuesdays.  It is a fun, local, family event that residents really look forward to.  We have a market featuring local shops and restaurants and independent merchants selling all sorts of goodies.  There is live music and at dusk a movie on the big screen!
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We decided last week to bring our good friend and artist Robbin Firth.  She makes amazing needle and nuno felt scarves and is starting to do this crazy fun instant set silk scarf dyeing too!  We brought all our instant set dyes and silk scarf blanks and residents created some masterpieces!
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Dye a scarf!

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Claire making a scarf

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Putting it in the baggie

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Any cuter?

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beautiful! Julie AND her new scarf

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blowin in the breeze

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Join us next Tuesday at Summer Tuesdays, or join Robbin for an extra special class that night too!  Needle felting AND dyeing.  FUN!
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3/7/2011

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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7 days in and I am doing everything I can to avoid knitting March’s sweater.
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Not sure why…
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I really, really like the sweater.  Just am not excited to knit it.
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Instead of knitting…I am…
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Eating girl scout cookies

reading the new vogue..cause if you know me you know I am a slave to fashion

picking up little bits of legos and bakugans, cause that's what moms of 6 year old boys do

waking up at the crack o dawn to go to beach body bootcamp this morning...WHY...cause who would want to stay in a nice warm bed past 5am anyway?

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I am 6 inches into the sweater.  At this rate, it’ll take me 8 weeks to finish…Just about the time when my beach body will be complete:)  And yeah, I know that girl scout cookies and a beach body aren’t exactly a perfect pair.
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1 week down...6" down

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I hope you are finding more motivation than I am!
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She came, she saw, she left stuff!

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Our friend Sharon from Three Irish Girls was in the shop on Saturday afternoon for a lovely, lively workshop.  She talked about lots of stuff, mostly how the heck to make the beautiful yarn we buy work for the projects we want!  Fun was had by all!
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If you couldn’t make it, never fear…we have tons of yarn left.  Sharon left it all for us!
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We also have a bunch of copies of all of her patterns in the house.
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3IG

3IG beauties

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There are sweater quantities of a few of these lovelies…perfect for a 12 in 12 maybe?
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Duct Tape Adventures

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

We celebrated Holiday Break from school with some great kids yesterday in our Duct Tape classes.
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10 of the little buggers hung out with us all day creating fun things with duct tape.  Carly worked her magic and inspired some amazing things.
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We want to be sure you know that both girls AND boys can create fun things out of duct tape.
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Like…
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Duct Tape Top Hat

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This great duct tape top hat!  Creative right?
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Duct Tape Messenger Bag


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This super cute messenger bag!
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Duct Tape Coin Purses

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Duct tape coin purses…in many colors!
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Duct Tape Rock Family?

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And this duct tape “rock family”?
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Carly:  “hey charlie!  I love your duct tape rock family”
Charlie: “it’s not a rock family Carly, it’s a POOP family!”
Carly: “oh, of course it is, I see it now!”
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Yep, we LOVE us some boys at DKA
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Sign your kids up for the next Duct Tape Adventure classes…we promise they’ll have fun!
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Lily’s Birthday Bash

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

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We were lucky enough to be able to help celebrate Lily’s birthday at the shop last night.
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We hope your mom survived the sleep over and we hope you all enjoyed your new sleep masks and pillows!
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Happy birthday Lily!
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Plan your own fiber fun party…check here for details

Black Friday Sale

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Our Black Friday sale last year was a big success, so we are trying it again. Here’s how it will work this year.
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Doors open at 7am
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20% off everything in the shop from 7am – 10am. You must check out before 10am! The first 20 people in the door will get another 20% off coupon for a shopping trip another day.
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We’ll have a few other specials all day too, including;
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* All handbags will be 20% off all day (including namaste!)

* Sock yarn will be 20% off all day (including 3IG, Spud & Chloe Fine, Happy Feet, Dream in Color Smoosy, Fannies Fingering, Zauberball and more)

* Our classroom will be full of extra savings tables. Books, notions, yarns, roving…already are 30% off will get the additional 20% off from 7am – 10am (yep)

* Spend $50 or more and get a free Darn Knit Anyway notions bag.

* Spend $100 or more and get a free Darn Knit Anyway shopping bag
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A few little rules:
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* We can’t hold yarn for you before the sale. That just isn’t fair!

* We’ll do our best to wind your yarn that day, but the winder will be working overtime. So either you’ll have to be patient, or leave your yarn and we’ll wind it up for you to pick up later!

* You have to be in a good mood. We can’t have crabby, overfed knitters, crocheters and sewistas wandering about!
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We look forward to seeing you bright and early!!
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Three Irish Girls Goodness

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Are you sitting down?  Really, I am not kidding here.  This is serious business.  You MUST be sitting down.

So, I got this box in the mail just about 6 minutes ago.  Yep, it is what you think it is…

Three Irish Girls

Just got these AMAZING mini rainbow skeins in from Three Irish Girls.   Wait until you see!!!  Each bundle of goodness is 9 mini skeins of Sharon’s newest spring colors.  Wow!!

Ta – da!!

Wexford Merino Silk – 60% silk, 40% merino wool, 9 oz/540 yards total in the bundle.  Each color is 1 oz!  I have 4 bundles.  $48ea

3IG Wexford Silk Rainbow Bundle

Springvale Super Merino, 100% merino wool, 7.9oz/517 yards.  Each color is 1 oz!  I have 4 bundles.  $43ea

Springvale Super Merino Rainbow Bundle

Adorn Sock, 80% merino, 20% nylon, 7.9oz/967 yards.  .88 oz per skein! I have 4 bundles.  $44ea

3IG Adorn Sock Rainbow Bundle

Going once, going twice….

Call us 651-342-1386 or email me aimee@darnknitanyway.com to buy  yours today!

Needle Felted Dog Class

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

How great are these dogs! 

Are they close?

They had a great time! Lots of laughing...

So cute!

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Our next needle felted dog class is Thursday May 13th 5:30 – 8…check it out  come on and make your own!

There are more pictures from another class here

Winter Break Classes a HUGE Success

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

We couldn’t have had more fun during Winter Break.  Classes were full and fun!

Fashion Illustration Class

Fashion Illustration Class

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Wet felted geodes

Wet felted geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes