Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This week's classes and events

Kids Knitting/Crochet
Wednesday afternoons from 3-4pm.
Open to those just starting out and more experienced knitters who want
to learn new skills. $50 for 4 sessions, materials included. It's fun
and laid back. Classes also available Tuesdays 2-3pm and Fridays 3-4pm.

Yarn - Start to Finish
Begin with raw wool, and
finish with spun dyed yarn
made with your own hands
In 3 sessions, beginning
tomorrow, October 22 6:00
Includes Oct 29th Spinning Class
call for details

Sewing Survival Skills
For men, or anyone who needs to know.
Learn to sew on buttons, easy repairs, etc
~Thursday, October 23 at 7pm~ or
~ Saturday, October 25 at 12:30 ~ $35

Spanish Class
The first session will be held on
Friday, October 24, 2008 from 7-8:30 p.m.
The second session will be held on
Friday, November 7, 2008 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Cost per person is $20, with all proceeds to benefit the store.
And a tip jar for the teacher.

Study materials are provided at no additional
charge, and students are encouraged to take plenty of notes.

The material will be basic, every day Spanish to help folks get
by, and at least communicate with Spanish-speakers who may
not yet be fluent in English.

Teen Knitting
Teen Sit-n-Knit (free!) Fridays from 5-6:30pm.

If you like making socks, or would like to, we have something
of interest.
Sock Yarn Tasting of Skacel Yarns
Saturday October 25th, 2008.
It will run from 2 PM- 4ish.

A representative from Skacel will be there, so will sock yarn
and samples.
And if you'd like to hang out and share your own sock wisdom,
or need a bit of help with making socks this is your big chance.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ongoing projects are still going

Still working on the Twist and Shout from knitty.

I wanted to have it finished by now, but I keep making mistakes, like not cabling or only cabling half a row.

I've also finally started Jessamy's birthday present (her birthday was in September), it's a pencil case. I still have to do the zipper, which I'm not looking forward too. I've never sewn a zipper before and I attempted to do it last night, but it was late and I was sleepy and easily frustrated.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Two Things This Weekend


The Friends of That Yarn Store will hold a yard sale on Saturday, October 18, from 9-4pm at 4952 Vincent Ave. in Eagle Rock 90041. All proceeds will benefit our favorite LYS, That Yarn Store. Please donate items for sale - fyi, we're avoiding all clothing except for kids, vintage/retro, and high-end. Drop items off at 4952 Vincent Ave before 8am on the morning of, or at That Yarn Store sometime that week.If you can spare an hour or two to work the sale, that's great, too! Please contact Suzanne at sjbirder at roadrunner dot com or at 323-333-1630.

Tough economic times call for creative responses. Please help us keep this small, local business part of our community. Thanks!


The music of Call and Response:
Saturday, October 18th, at 6:00 pm. Free
Dottie plays her music and Michael translates it into the language of trombone.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Decoupage Class today - decorating with paper

Yes, you heard me right, a Decoupage Class. Awesome isn't it.

Tuesday, October 14, 4:00 pm.$25

Learn this simple craft, perfect for decorating. Pick from a frame, or box or a flat square and we'll show you how to put together a cool, nifty design. Make mistakes, so that when you go home you have extra ideas on how to fix them. If you have any cool, light weight paper, please feel free to bring it in so we can add it to your works.

That Yarn Store
5028 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Friday, October 10, 2008

Have we mentioned...

That we're having an open house.

Call it an excuse to hang out at the store at a later hour than usual, think of it as a time to ask Maggie some questions about her sewing classes, consider it as a time for people who haven't knit/crochet in a group to try it out.

Whatever way you want to think about it, it'll be here for you.

October 11th from 6-9 pm.

* See spinning demonstrations.

* Hear an explanation of hyperbolic crochet

* Meet our sewing teacher

* Learn about our classes

* Work on your projects on our comfy couches


Saturday Night Discount

Get 10% off on October 11, 7-10pm when you bring in the NELA artwalk map,
For more information about the discount and to see a list of other businesses who are giving a discount please visit

That Yarn Store
5028 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 256-9276

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Sunday was a nice clear day so Jessamy and I went walking.

We had just missed the great north run which is a big annual marathon, but that did mean that we could walk in the middle of the bridge without being hit.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Open House on October 11

Join That Yarn Store for an informal Open House on October 11th from 7-10.

How can my children learn a new craft? Is it easier to learn to knit or crochet? What's with the sewing machine?

Get your knitting, crochet, and sewing questions answered. The owners of That Yarn Store and their sewing teacher will be on hand to answer questions and give advice. You'll also hear an explanation of hyperbolic crochet geometry and see spinning demonstrations. And if you've ever wanted to crochet or knit in a group this is a great opportunity to try it out - we have comfy couches just for this purpose.

*See spinning demonstrations.
*Hear an explanation of hyperbolic crochet
*Meet our sewing teacher
*Learn about our classes
*Say hi to the owners
*Work on your projects on our comfy couches