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April Sales & Classes

Spotlight is on socks this month
 
15% off all sock books and discontinued sock yarns*
 
 We also welcome a new arrival to our shelves: Cestari sock yarn   These cotton blend sock yarns are made right here in Virginia from locally grown products and breeds. Local production and delivery means substantial savings which we can pass on to you.  
 
I see cotton socks for the summer in my future, how about you?   
 
 
*discontinued sock yarns include Plymouth Happy Feet, Fibra Natura Yummy, & Wisdom Yarns Endurance

Top-Down Socks  Class #980
Class starts Thursday April 12 from 7-9 pm
Maximum # of students: 6  No minimum    Instructor:  Robyn Becker                                              
This 3-week knitting class will complete a sample sock knit with worsted weight yarn.  We will cover the structure and anatomy of socks, choices for casting-on, make a round heel, reinforced heel flap and the kitchener stitch for closing the toe.  After you finish the first sock you can start on the second returning to the shop along the way 
if you need additional assistance at no additional cost.

You will need either two circular needles, magic loop or dpn's in whatever size will give you six stitches per inch along with approx. 60 yards of worsted weight yarn (double that if you will be making both sample socks).  You will also need a stitch marker and your usual supplies.  Cost of class is $60.00.  If you need needles and yarn estimated cost is $25.00 depending on your selection

 

NOTE: You must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, AND knit small round items prior to enrolling in this class. 

Toe-Up Socks  Class# 987
Class starts Saturday April 14th from 2:30-4:30 pm  Maximum # of students: 6  No minimum          
Instructor:  Robyn Becker

This 3-week knitting class will complete a sample sock knit with worsted weight yarn.  We will cover the structure and anatomy of socks, Judy's magic 8 cast-on, make a round heel, reinforced heel flap, choices for making the cuff and two different bind-off's.  After you finish the first sock you can start on the second returning to the shop along the way if you need additional assistance at no additional cost.  

 

You will need either two circular needles, magic loop or dpn's in whatever size will give you six stitches per inch along with approx. 60 yards of worsted weight yarn (double that if you will be making both sample socks).  You will also need a stitch marker and your usual supplies.  Cost of class is $60.00.  If you need needles and yarn estimated cost is $25.00 depending on your selection 

 

NOTE: You must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, AND knit small round items prior to enrolling in this class. 

 

UFO Spring Cleaning
Sundays in April & May
Do you have UnFinished Objects stuck in your closet? Let's unearth those old projects and figure out how to finish them or re-purpose the yarn.  Bring your project and pattern to the shop on Sunday afternoons for project analysis and free advise on any techniques that have you stumped.  Please call to let us know you're coming 703-763-3285

 

Coming in May/June
  • Tunisian crochet - socks in the round
  • Understanding and Using Knitting Charts
  • Knitting Tips & Tricks
  • Yarn to Dye for

I see bunny ears in your future

Ready for the next fiber rush?  Check out the beautiful spring colors that have arrived in DK wool and cotton blends.  Shown in the baskets are Sannibel, Daisy, Tempo and Zarina and Zarina-Chine.  Each basket contains inspiration booklets with knit and/or crochet patterns.


If you need a little more inspiration, new arrivals include:
  • Sweet Shawlettes-25 Irresistable Patterns for Knitting Cowls, Capelets and More by Jean Moss
  • Debbie Bliss Baby and Toddler Knits- 20 gorgeous jackets, sweaters, hats, bootees and more
  • The Lace Knitting Palette by Leisure Arts
  • Custom fit Knit Jackets- Casual to Couture by Jean Frost
  • Lovely Knits for Little Girls - 20 Just-Right Patterns, Just For Girls by Vibe Ulrik Sondergaard
  • 2012 Award Winning Tunisian Afghan Designs
  • Interweave Knits - Spring 2012 with 18 crisp knits including lace and graphic patterns




Are you ready for a Sweetheart of a Sale?

Yarn Cloud Valentine Sale 
Feb 10, 11 & 12th 

Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on selected yarns**
PLUS 
10% off Needles & Notions 
  • Berroco Weekend - cotton/acrylic
  • Classic Elite Avenue - merino/silk
  • Classic Elite Princess - merino/cashmere/angora
  • Classic Elite Woodland - merino/nettles
  • Plymouth Boku - wool/silk
  • Plymouth Ashton - alpaca/wool/silk
  • Universal Tapestry - acrylic/wool 
Look for the valentine hearts on label of all sale yarns.
** If you mix and match sale yarns, the lowest priced yarn will be free

Yarn Cloud - Feb/March Events, Sales & Classes

It's been a very busy month with inventory and year end bookkeeping, but we've finally organized some sales, trunk shows, and classes for February and March.  Take a look at the newsletter and give me a call if any of the classes spark your interest.  Class sizes are limited so don't wait to call.  Please note that class policies have been clarified.  

Hope to see you soon.
Robyn

Tat-along continues tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that the monthly tat-along starts at 1:00 pm Sunday January 8th.  The theme for this month is hearts- just in time for Valentine's Day.    

Holiday Hours & New Years Blowout Sale!!!

Come join us on January 1st from 1 pm - 4 pm 
  • All yarn in the store 30% off 
  • All books 25% off

Holiday Hours:
Friday, December 23rd:    10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, December 24th  10 am - 1 pm
Sunday, December 25th     Closed
Monday, December 26th    Closed

Tuesday, December 27th thru Friday December 30th:
         Limited hours  1 pm - 6 pm

Saturday, December 31st 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, January 1st 1 pm - 4 pm
Monday, January 2nd - Closed

     


New Items have arrived at the Cloud

Kits:
  • Art yarns:  Crochet or knit shawl in amazing colorways
  • HPKY:  scarf in a scarf kit 

Books, DVD's & Magazines
  • Simply Crochet by Robyn Chachula.  22 stylish deisgns for every day
  • Textured Stitches by Connie chang Chinchio.  Knited sweaters & accessories with smart details
  • Folk socks by Nancy Bush (revised).  The history and techniques of handknitted footwear
  • Entre to Entrelac by Gwen Bortner.  The definitive guide from a biased knitter
  • DVD - Entrelac Knitting Hats & Bags Felted or not! with Nenah Galati.
  • Interweave Crochet - Winter 2011
  • Crochet World - February 2012
  • Creative Knitting - January 2012
Needles and Notions
  • KnitPicks: Interchangeable Harmony Wood set sizes 4-11
  • KnitPicks: DPN Harmony wood 4" set sizes 0-4
  • KnitPicks: DPN Harmony wood 5" set sizes 0-3
  • KnitPicks: DPN Nicket plated 6" set sizes 0-3
  • Clover locking stitch markers regular & jumbo
  • Sheep cell phone holder (sheep sherpa)
  • Stitch markers - handmade rings and loops and Lantern moon sheep
  • Lantern Moon Tape measures - rabbit, bumblebee
  • All Chiaogoo and Bamboo needle racks are back to full strength

Still need last minute holiday gifts?

New arrivals at the store might be the answer.  Just in.....................

Artyarns:  shawl kits that you can either knit or crochet.  The kits themselves are beautifully designed and make great stocking stuffers.  Kits contain 1 large skein of Silk Rhapsody Glitter light and 4 small skeins of Beaded Silk & Sequins Light.  

HPKY - scarf in a scarf kits.  Beautiful dyed yarns with matching scarfs dyed in the same colorway!

Handmade beaded stitchmarkers have also landed.  

What's new at the Cloud

Our first Tat-A-Long (TAL) for shuttle and needle tatters is scheduled for Friday November 26th at 1:00 pm.  Bonnie Swank and Karen Parent-Beary will both be at the shop to help us thru the holiday pattern.   Shuttles, needles, white size 20 tatting thread, florist pins and satin covered ornament balls will all be available at the shop if needed.    

New Arrivals at the shop
  • Baby hat and sock kits from Life's Little Luxuries in specially designed banana fiber bags
  • New books and magazines for knitting, crochet and tatting  
  • Clover bamboo needles rack is back up to 100%
  • The Amigurumi toy trunk show has arrived
  • Universal bulky weight yarns Bewilder and Poems Puzzle - great for last minute gifts
  • More Rozetti Marina and Tundra in all the colors (net & tape yarns)
  • Handpainted 100% silk yarn from Unplanned Peacock
  • Handpainted roving from Unplanned Peacock
  • New Spring colors of Plymouth Superwash merino have started to arrive
Remember to complete a raffle ticket for this month's project bag (made by Baaags by Karen) everytime you come into the shop - no purchase necessary !!!!!  Drawing will be held on November 30th at noon.  
 

Yarn Cloud closed tomorrow from 1:30-3:30 PM

We taking the show on the road. Tomorrow and next Thursday, Leiah and I will be teaching at River Run Senior Living. That means that the shop will be closed from 1:30-3:30 pm. The shop will be open the rest of the day until 6:00 pm.

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