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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Knit with Nora

Grab your needles Nest Knitters...the princess of felted bags (because we ALL know our very own Beth Clifton is our queen of felted bags) is coming to The Nest! That's right, Nora Bellows - Noni Designs, will be here for two days in September. Nora has been knitting since she was 12 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that she made her gorgeous patterns available to the public, and we're oh so thankful she did!

While she is here, Nora will be teaching four classes - two on Saturday, September 17th, and two on Sunday, September 18th. We'd love for everyone to join us for this special event, but space is limited, so call soon to reserve your spot in one...or two or three or four of these classes. You'll certainly be glad you did!

The cost of each class is $75, but if you sign up for two classes on the same day, you'll not only get both classes for $140, but you'll also receive lunch on us! Please see the schedule below, and reserve your spot in Nora's classes today!

Saturday, September 17th

The Cinch
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

For those of you already knitting The Cinch, this is a must-take class.
Whether you are knitting the small, medium, or large bag, Nora will have all the hardware needed to finish it, and she will be showing us how to attach it.

Escher's Oriental Poppy Cowl
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

This beautifully knit and felted cowl is a great fall piece.
During this class, Nora will teach us all how to knit those gorgeous poppies.

Sunday, September 18th

Clara Bow Clutch
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This clutch is perfect for dressing up or down, and it makes a wonderful gift...remember, Christmas is only three months after this class.

Canyon Beaded Bag
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

This pattern has not yet been released, so join us, and be the first to see it AND create it!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas in JULY @THE NEST

Now is the time to get your gift knitting done. We have selected quick , easy and stylish projects for our 12 Days of Christmas in July projects!!!

#1 LINK SCARF. #50 needles make this a 45MIN. gift!!!!
#2 Viveca Hat. Alpaca with sparkle and a lace pattern make this hat a joy to knit.
#3 Calorimetry Headband. Short rows and easy 2by2 rib make this one fly!
#4 Giant Christmas Door Stocking. Back by popular demand. Always loved by recipients, this needs to be started NOW!!! Lots of mindless knitting in the round.
#5 Braided Scarf. BIG YARN-Big Needles. FUN FUN FUN!
#6 NOTUggs Slippers- Loved knitting them. Look like the real thing. Int. project.
#7 Christmas Garland. Make tiny socks, mittens, to string on I-cord!!
#8 Team Hat. Choose your team colors and create a unique gift for your favorite fan!
#9 Wine Tote. Felted tote. Super easy. Has leather handles!
#10 Juniper Mitts. 2by2 rib. Learn to knit in the round.. Quick.Gift.
#11 Moss Ascot. 1 skein makes this lovely scarf in seed stitch.
#12 Techno Smocked Cap. 1 skein alpaca creates this unusual cap! LOVE IT!!

Call ASAP for class- $10.00 Plus materials .... 304-848-2444

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Merry Month of May

It's" Lemonade on the Porch" time again at THE NEST. Beginning May 4, grab your knitting bag and join us every Wednesday from 1:00-4:00 pm. Our porch is a lovely spot to knit, relax and enjoy the spring and summer. If it should happen to rain, as it rarely does in West Virginia, you will have "shelter from the storm"(I'm a Dylan Fan).

May is a great month to stretch your knitting skills a bit. Learn to knit a cap while providing our neighbors undergoing chemo with a comfort cap. The class is provided FREE for a $15.00 donation to ACS which includes yarn and pattern. Check our calendar for times. Registration is required. "Fearless Knitting" has been a favorite class for beginners and intermediate knitters to learn to efficiently read a chart for textured, cabled and lace knitting. The class is FREE when materials, needles and book are purchased at THE NEST.

May 19, Tawnya will be teaching "Toe-up 2 @a Time Socks" using Cookie A's Monkey sock pattern using Claudia's Hand Paints fingering. Previous Toe-up experience is recommended for this class.

And finally, really challenge yourself with Entrelac. It's fun, beautiful and intriguing especially if you use Noro yarns. Try it, you'll like it.

Remember MOM (or yourself) with a gift certificate from THE NEST.

"What is made by the hands comes from the SOUL"

Happy Knitting!! Diana

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's SPRING!!!???

Sunny and COLD here at THE NEST. I'm thinking about Spr/Summer knitting. I LOVE to knit outside-sitting by the lake or my pond, on the porch at THE NEST, or in my garden. Interrupted by the singing birds, croaking frogs, or warm breezes that scatter my patterns, I happily knit along. Summer is my favorite knitting season. My former life as a student and teacher may have a lot to do with my summer knitting cycles. Some customers tell me they never knit in the warm weather. There are so many lovely cottons, linens and lightweight wools to try, I don't want to miss any knitting possibility. I'm exploring options for the INSPIRA cowl (check it out on ravelry). I'm planning a class for this beauty!!! Can't wait to hit the porch!! Here are a few of our upcoming April classes:

  • One Skein Lace Cravat

  • Stash Buster Workshop --Colorful handmitts-- class fee includes materials but not needles.

  • Bunny Hats

  • Inspira Cowl

  • Christmas Stockings and Ornaments
SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 18th SATURDAY 10:00am-3:00pm KNIT FOR LIFE AT THE NEST "What is made by the hands come from the SOUL" Diana

Thursday, February 24, 2011

FEB 24

Here are the pictures of our March classes!

Raindrops Socks, Herringbone Cowl, Nalu Mitts, Cozy Flap Hat

Seventeen years ago today, my father died.. After 42 years working as an electrician and mechanic in the mines, he retired. In the summer he was busy mowing grass and gardening, but when cold weather arrived he was at a loss. You can only read so many hours a day, so he began to crochet afghans. He had learned to crochet watching his mom when he was little. His first efforts were fairly simple but he progressed to more complicated stitches, afghan stitch with cross stitched designs and lace. I recall during a particularly harsh winter, our watching "Roots" while I knitted and he crocheted.
All these years later his afghans continue to warm and comfort me, my children, and my cousins.
" What is made by the hands comes from the soul"
As you check out our calendar and projects and plan your knitted gifts remember how your knitting comforts your loved ones. Diana

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My First Blog

Well ---I'm writing my first blog as the snow falls in HUGE flakes outside THE NEST... Speaking of huge, I recently finished my Wanderer Scarf and Gypsey hat with Rowan Cocoon Seascape and love them- both fun to knit and fun to wear!! I love to bundle up and walk in the snow. Many big knits appear to be in the stores and catalogs this winter. Being a busy shopowner ;) , I enjoy the immediate gratification of these quick knits. I'm still working on my fireside cardigan when time allows...
To me January is full of promises and possibilities for change. When you knit a new project, promise yourself to knit an extra as a gift.Stash away these lovelies and next Christmas you'll feel so calm as you unpack and wrap your treasure stash as gifts for family and friends. And if you have been wanting to make a garland or stockings for Christmas, do it now without the stress of holiday deadlines.
Beth has started a new series of classes--Infinity and Mobius Scarves. If you pay for 3 classes, the 4th class is FREE. Sat. at 11:00am in Jan and Feb...
Tawnya is leading our sock knitters in Toe-Up 2@ a time. In Feb we'll add another class.
Happy NEW YEAR of Knitting, Diana

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Greetings fellow knitters! This is my last blog posting from West Virginia! But not to worry...I'll keep you informed from sunny Florida. Yay!

It's almost know what that means...only NINE more weeks to get your holiday knitting finished. But have no fear, The Nest had you and your hectic holiday schedule in mind when planning the class schedule for November and December. Check it out!

The first thing in our holiday line-up is a great three-project set you could make for one REALLY lucky recipient, or three!

Project #1: Anthro-Inspired Scarflet
A one-class project
Tuesday, November 2nd @ 11 a.m.
Wednesday, November 17th @ 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 10th @ 11 a.m.
Project #2: All-Day Beret
A two-class project
Tuesdays, Nevember 16th & 23rd @ 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, December 14th & 21st @ 4:30 p.m.

Project #3: Fetching Fingerless Gloves

A two-class project
Fridays, November 5th & 12th @ 11 a.m.
Tuesday, November 30th @ 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 7th @ 4:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a scarf with a little more length that the Anthro-Inspired Scarflet, but you don't want a traditional ribbed scarf, try out the Braided Scarf. This scarf combines ribbing with I-cord braids to give this scarf all the umph a person could want. This project will be taught in one class...we ALL have time for one class!

Tuesday, November 2nd @ 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30th @ 11 a.m.

Dress up your wine bottles (literally) with this adorable Wine Garb set. Make a hat and scarf for your wine bottle, then make a set for your favorite wine-loving friend. (And throw in a great bottle of wine to wear it!) This project is easy and quick, and requires only one class.

Wednesday, November 3rd @ 4:30 p.m.
Friday, November 19th @ 11 a.m.
Tuesday, December 7th @ 11 a.m.

For the beer lovers in your life, help them dress up their beverage of choice with this fun little Beer Sweater! This is another quick 'n' easy project for busy gift givers.

Friday, December 3rd @ 11 a.m.

For the special guy (or guys) in your life, make Jared Flood's Turn A Square hat. This hat is so beautiful, you may even want to make one for yourself! This is a two-class project, so be sure to sign up before the first one starts so you don't miss out! (This is a Jarrod Flood photo...kudos for your great pics Jared!)
Fridays, November 12th & 19th @ 11 a.m.
Tuesdays, November 16th & 23rd @ 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, December 9th & 16th @ 11 a.m.

For all you Black Friday shoppers out there (you know who you are), The Nest is having a BLACK Friday surprise, so pop in on November 26th, and find out what's up...or down!

Lastly, The Nest is offering FREE help on all your Nest projects that need last-minute fixes or finishing. Bring in your UFO', UFG's (unfinished gifts) for any last-minute help you may need or want!

Happy Holidays to my my knitting friends! Knit on!

Mwah! xxx
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