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Knit Around the Clock!

On May 7th, we’ll open our doors at 6 a.m. and chase the last brave souls out at 11 p.m.  It’s time for Knit Around the Clock!  This annual event is a fundraiser in support of Committed Knitters, a heartwarming outreach project which makes weekly visits to Cook County Jail.  By teaching women inmates to knit, the program not only gives them a useful skill and productive, enjoyable pastime, but also helps them build confidence and self-esteem.

But this isn’t just a feel-good event -— it’s a feel-wonderful event!  Come for the knitting, come for the raffle, come for the commemorative T-shirt, come for the laughter and the food and the energy of dozens of people all crafting together for a good cause.  Stay for an hour, or stay till we have to lock the doors.  Bring that project you’ve been meaning to finish, and see it through with the encouragement and advice of a roomful of skilled crafters.

The registration fee is modest: $30 until April 23rd, and $35 thereafter.   Donations to Committed Knitters to continue their good work are also most welcome.

Hope to see you then!

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Fall in Full Swing!

First off, a hearty thank-you to everyone who has stopped by or written or telephoned to check us out and wish us well!  Your encouragement and support have cheered and sustained us through the inevitable bumpy aspects of the transition.

The website has been a bumpy aspect.  Soon it will have a complete class listing, pictures, and more vibrant content.  But in the meantime, if you’re interested in the fall classes, please stop by for our current class brochure or give us a call to see if we’re offering something you’re interested in taking.

And keep an eye out for our email blasts:  we’re doing a series on Quick Gifts you can make in a week or less, to get you ready for the holiday season.

Till next time, Yarnify on!