I hope this finds you in good spirits and enjoying yourself as 2012 draws to a close. I am thrilled to say that I have finally been able to embed out class schedule into this web page, so that you don’t have to click an external link (it’s on the Current Class Schedule page). Our classes have been very popular over the last several months, and we are thrilled to be able to offer you an ever wider choice of project and technique classes to expand your knitting knowledge.
We have two year-long projects coming up in 2013 that we think you will enjoy. Every month we will be offering another installment in our Afghan Series. This year we are working on blocks out of the Great North American Afghan book. Each month’s class will introduce a new type of block. Take all 12 classes or just a few to create an heirloom you will treasure for years to come. Remember that if you want your afghan to be all one or two colors, you will need to pre-order yarn with us so that you can be assured of having all the same dye lot. We have color cards on hand to help you make your decision.
We are also embarking on a shawl challenge next year. Can you knit a shawl every month? We are going to give it a try. And, will be kicking things off January 3rd, with a fun Short Row Shawl. This is also a great way to add another technique to your knitting arsenal.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to register, we are only a phone call away (860-823-0434).
Happy Knitting and Happy Holidays!
As October comes to a close, our weather here in southeast Connecticut looks like it may throw us all for a loop. With that in mind, I just wanted to remind everyone to (first and foremost) be safe, and of course knit on! We will be open during our regularly scheduled hours unless weather or conditions prevent us from traveling to the shop. If you are in doubt, check our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mothersofpurlyarns.com. (You don’t need to have a Facebook account to view our page, you can just click on the link or type the above into any web browser.) Or call the shop at 860-823-0434. We will try to keep the shop voicemail up-to-date, but that can be tricky if we can’t actually get to the building. Above all, we want everyone to be safe and sane (read: supplied with adequate knitting supplies).
One additional reminder, there is no Knit Night on Halloween, October 31st. Enjoy Trick or Treating!
We are getting excited about fall knitting and fall projects, so we decided to post the Fall Class Schedule. Take a look and join us for new techniques, new projects, and new strategies. You can view the schedule here. Call or email us at the shop to register.
We are trying a new format for our summer class and event schedule. Hopefully, it will help you find upcoming events more easily. Take a peak and join us for some knitting fun! View the link for the online schedule here.
Stop by to see our beautiful new space (filled with new products)! There is a basket raffle full of great prizes (make a purchase to earn tickets), a wee gift with each purchase (the first 6 customers of the day will receive a larger gift), and everyone who comes by can enter for a door prize. So stop by 441 Salem Turnpike to see us!
*Our giant sign is still being reconstructed, so look for our smaller sign and the Norwich Veterinary Hospital sign (we share a parking lot with them). See you soon!
We are now open at 441 Salem Turnpike in Bozrah, CT, just down the road from our former location. Stop by to see the new, larger space, and all the goodies inside.
Remember, each purchase you make between now and our Grand Opening Event on July 7th, qualifies you for more raffle tickets at our basket raffle. In addition, there will be door prizes and a wee gift for everyone who joins us between 10am and 2pm on Saturday July 7th.
And, on last housekeeping item for now, we will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, in honor of Independence Day (no Knit Night this week either.)
We can’t wait to see you and show our new digs. So please join us for all the festivities!
Don’t forget, we switch to summer hours this week. So, we’ll be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. (Same times as always.) Don’t worry, we’ll return to our six-day-a-week schedule in the fall. And, in the meantime, we have lots of summer knitting fun headed your way. Stay tuned!
We are excitedly preparing our new space for you all to see on July 2nd. And, the approaching holiday weekend means that summer is really and truly upon us. Bring on the linen, bring on the silk, bring on the bamboo! Summer knitting is just as interesting as winter woollies, and often, projects seem to just slip off our needles. (Looser gauges and often no sleeves, mean that full size garments are within reach for even the most timid sweater knitters.)
With all this summer fun approaching, there are a few scheduling changes that we want to bring to your attention. First, Mothers of Purl Yarns will be OPEN this Saturday, May 26th, from 10am to 2pm, as usual. Stop by to get a jump on great projects for the holiday weekend. In observance, of Memorial Day, we will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28th. We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 29th, at 11am. (Including, a great class on Tuesday evening that is perfect for the season! Check out the Class Schedule Section for details.)
Additionally, with the arrival of June, we will be switching to our SUMMER HOURS as of Monday, June 4th. This means that we will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to 5pm, and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. These hours will not only give us a chance to enjoy some summer fun, but will also give us the opportunity to make sure our new space is perfect for you when we open there on July 2nd. Don’t worry, we will be back to our six-day-a-week schedule in the fall!
If you have any questions, feel free to give the shop a call at 860-823-0434 or stop by to see us!