Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday and Saturday Sale

Don't forget to stop by The Taming of the Ewe this weekend. Tired after shopping at the mall? Come sit and knit a while. We are also holding a 2 day sale Friday and Saturday. All yarn 10% off to help you with your Christmas knitting. Plus this is the last weekend for our Missing Sidewalk Sale. All magazines are 15% off.

We have some new yarn with which to tempt you. We are now carrying yarn from The Alpaca yarn Co.
Paca Peds- a sock yarn that is 15% Alpaca for toasty toes $17.99

Glimmer- a fingering weight alpaca yarn with shiny thread running through. $8.99

Snuggle- A bulky weight alpaca, wool and acryllic blend. $8.50

And we just got in our Namaste knitting bags and needle binders. These bags are perfect for carrying your knitting project but are pretty enough to use a a purse.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

November Missing Sidewalk sale and Class Schedule

First, although the city is making progress the sidewalk is still missing so the missing sidewalk sale continues. For November or until the sidewalk is completed which ever comes first, all magazines are 15% off. This includes the Berocco and other pattern booklets next to the cash register.

New yarn is here.
Rustic from Cascade yarn is a wool and linen blend that has to be seen and touched, but here is a teaser.

We also got Knit One, Crochet Too Paintbox and a new color of PJ's in greens and blues.

For those who have been waiting for the Adult Surprise Jacket class, it is finally on the schedule.

Adult Surprise Jacket
The two week class will start November 15 at 2pm with the second class on November 22 at the same time. The $20 fee will include the pattern. you will need to measurea sweater that fits the way you want the jacket to fit before coming (or bring the sweater with you to measure the day of the first class). To measure lay the sweater flat and measure the width at the bustline. This pattern will be altered to fit any size and any yarn. Students need to know how to knit- no purling required. Increases, decreases will be taught as necessary.

Socks on two circulars
Tuesday November 11 and 18 at 7pm (third class will be scheduled as necessary) $25
Designed for those who have never done socks before but also for those who want to learn to knit on two circulars. Skills needed proficient knitting and purling.

We will be open on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) 9am-6pm

Don't forget your wish list. We are able to keep track of want you want Santa to get you this year, Ask Pat, Linda or Susan for details. Gift certificates are also available.

Santa's Workshop is open. If you can't knit at home because of prying eyes, we have the ability to store your knitting at the store so you can knit here whenever you have time. Remember we are open until 8pm on Tuesdays and 9pm on Thursdays.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Missing Sidewalk Sale at The Taming of The Ewe

Driving by you may notice that we don't have a sidewalk right now. Don't be afraid. The city of Jacksonville is busy upgrading our sidewalk which will mean no more stairs into the building when it's done. They have provided us with a ramp which actually makes it easier to get into the building at the moment. Since the sidewalk is gone we are holding a Missing Sidewalk sale. 5% off all yarn sales over $20, 10% off all yarn sales over $50 and 15% off all yarn sales over $100. We don't know how long the sidewalk will be missing, so we are limiting the sale to the end of October or whenever the ramp comes down, whichever comes first.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

September Class Schedule

September 6 2pm $15
Multi-Directional Diagonal Scarf
A great class for Advanced Beginners. Learn increases/descreases and short row shaping while making a striking scarf.

September 13, 20, 27 $25
Socks on two circulars. A basic sock class for beginning sock knitters
Week 1: Casting on in the round and cuffs
Week 2: Turning heels
Week 3: Finishing your toes, the Kitchner stitch

October 4 $15
Long Cat Scarf. Knit the perfect scarf for a cat lover and learn double knitting at the same time.

Other Events
Beginning Knitting Every Saturday 10:30am
Knit Night Every Thursday 6pm-9pm
Knit and Sip Every Tuesday 1pm-5pm come and join Pat for knitting and a cuppa tea

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Sales Tax Holiday Sale

All Books under $30 with ISBN numbers are exempt from sales tax this weekend. To make things even better, The Taming of the Ewe is discounting all books an extra 10%. That's an 18% savings over regular price. New books have arrived this week so hurry in for the best selections.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yarn Tasting This Sunday July 27. 1-6

Grab your needles and head over to The Taming of the Ewe this Sunday for our first ever Yarn Tasting, We will be serving up morsels of our newest yarns for swatching and introducing our newest lines, Berroco and Jelly yarn. There will also be food and drink for people who don't want to live on an all fiber diet. There will also be new yarns from Cascade, Kraemer, SWTC and Aurora Yarns.
We will also be holding a one day sale, with specials throughout the store.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day Sale

We are celebrating Worldwide Knit in Public Day Saturday June 14 with a
Big One Day Sale

20% off
All Louet Yarn
All Conjoined Creation

30% off regular price
All Feza yarn
All Mango Moon

All magazines 10% off
For the crocheters, the new issue of Interweave Crochet has come in.

Stop by to pick up supplies before going out and knitting or crocheting in the community. Or stay and knit with us at the store. Come back at the end of the day to share your experiences with other knitters.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

June Happenings

The Taming of the Ewe is an official sponsor of World Wide Knit in Public Day, June 14. Knitters we want to take part can meet up at the store from 10am-11am. From there knitters are encouraged to go out and knit. There will be some games for those who get out and encourage others to knit. We will meet back at the store at 5pm for a potluck dinner. There will also be a special sale that day. Details will be announced Friday (June 13) night on the blog.

We have new hours for the summer. Come beat the heat, bring your knitting and enjoy the air conditioning.
Tuesday 1pm-8pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-6pm

Tuesday join us for Sip and Knit. Pat will put on the tea kettle and share her extensive tea stash.
Thursday Knit Night starts at 6pm.

Free beginning knitting lessons start at 10:30am every Saturday.

Recent Yarn Additions;
Kraemer Yarns:
Tatamy Tweed Worsted
Saucon Sock
Little Lehigh Baby yarn (arriving this week)

Knit One Crochet Too:

Hand Painted Knitting Yarn (HPKY)
Pretty Mix

Heritage sock yarn

Summer Sales
SWTC Amerah (100% Silk) Regularly $13 Now $7
Garnstudios Cotton Viscose Originally $7.99 Now $4
Feza Tokyo Originally 8.99 on Now $5
SWTC Gianna 50g $3
Plus check out Pat's Stash Basket. All items $3 during the month of June.

Summer classes

Octo-Puss TBD
An adorable amigurami crochet cat toy designed by our own Elisha Wood. Use simple crochet to design small toys. Level: Beginner $20 + supplies

Basic Shell or Tee Shirt Tuesdays 2pm June 10, 17, 24
If you've thought you couldn't knit a sweater, think again. This Knit One, Crochet Too pattern comes with the option of going sleeveless or short or long sleeves. 3 weeks $30 fee includes K1C2 pattern. Advanced Beginner.

Ty-Dy Baby Petals Cardi June 7, 14 2pm
A baby sweater knit from the top down with little seaming. Two weeks $20.

Magical Moebius- 2pm June 21 (second lesson if necessary) $20
Learn to make one sided scarves and sling bags. Pick your own project.

Multi Directional Scarf June 28 2pm
Use basic increase, decrease and short row shaping to create a eye-catching scarf. Great for self striping yarn or use two different colored yarns for a different look. $15

Cozy Toes July 5 2pm
Use sock yarn to create booties and caps for babies. Ideal for self-patterning yarn. Level Beginner. Must know how to knit and purl. Will learn (if neccessary) to decrease, yarn overs, short row shaping and cable cast on. $20 fee includes Black Purl pattern. Advanced Beginner.An

Back to basics Socks. July 12, 19, 26
Three week course will cover the basics of knitting socks from the cuff down. Students will have a choice of using five double points or two circulars. Level Intermediate. $25

Introduction to Lace Knitting. TBD
Learn how to read charts and use yarn overs and decreases to create beautiful patterns that look harder than they are. Two weeks $20.

Holiday Headstart Classes
Begin in July

Kids Knits-
We are trying to determine a day to hold Kids Knits this summer. Please call with your suggestions

Christmas Bells- Felted bells to decorate the tree. Free + supplies (July)

Felted Purse or Book Bag- For those who have mastered knitting. Free + supplies

Headbands: Great beginning knitting project. Free + supplies

More experienced kids may pick their own projects.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month /May Schedule

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition to the donations from the pink Denise needle sets, knit for the cure Chiao Goo bamboo needles, and Skacel Booby sock kits, 10% of all pink yarn will also go to a breast cancer charity.

The Girl Scouts were rained out today. They will now be coming next Saturday May 10 afternoon. They will spend the morning at Linda's farm learning where yarn comes from and the afternoon at the store learning to knit

The rest of the month's class schedule

May 17
The Celtic Felted Tote from Interweave Knits Winter 2007 issue.
For those not having the magazine the price is $22.00, those with the magazine already the price is $15. Copies are limited so please sign up if you don't have the magazine. The pattern calls for worsted weight wool and size 9 straight needles and double points.

May 24
Petals Baby Cardie
A neck down baby sweater make from worsted weight cotton. The pattern was designed for Ty-Dy. Needles Size 7 circulars
$20 includes pattern

May 31
Multi-directional scarf .
Perfect class for the beginning knitter who is ready to learn increases and decrease. Short row shaping is also covered. Learn all the techniques you will need later when tackling socks. Needle siaze will depend on the yarn picked for your project.

Great American Afghan
We are currently working (some of us at least) on square 25.
Starting May 13 we will begin Square 15
May 27 We start Square 18

If you haven't started yet come join the fun. We will have several makeup days for those who have missed/skipped earlier blocks.

New yarns
The Taming of the Ewe is pleased to announce we have added another newe manufacturer. Kraemer Yarns is an American mill located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. They have wonderful free patterns on their Website . We will be adding yarns from their mill throughout the year.

In addition to the Kraemer Tamany Tweed yarn and Saucon Sock yarns, we have received Chsrry Tree Hill sock yarn, Zitron Lifestyle sock yarn, a limited supply of Crystal Palace Panda Cotton and Maizy, some new colors of Fixation and HPKY Pretty Mix in several beautiful colors. Also a couple of other hand painted yarns from Schaeffer Yarn. We also received a shipment of books from Martingale.

Coming in next week
Cascade Heritage in several solid and handpaint colors.
New colors of Cascade 220.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

This Week's Sale and Events

New yarn has made its way to the store. Opal Cotton a cotton/wool/polyamid self patterning yarn is here along with Opal's Mississippi colorway wool /polyamid blend.

We also have just got a shipment of Denise interchangable needles. We have both the blue original sets and the pink breast cancer awareness sets.

We also have a limited supply of Skacel's Knit for the Cure "Booby Socks"

Which leads to the next announcement . May will be Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Taming of the Ewe. In addition to the automatic donations from breast cancer awareness products we carry, 10% of all sales of pink yarn will go to a local breast cancer group. We are still looking for a local charity, so if you know of one, please call us at the store. 256-782-9080.

On a personal note. I've almost finished my Ty-Dy tank top. This has worked up really quick, I started it April 3 and even with tax season I am almost done.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This Week's Sale and Events

On sale this week
April 12-April 19.
Kertzer On Your Toes Sock Yarn.
Regularly $11.99
This week only $10
One skein makes a pair of socks.

And the winners of the Tofutsies Sock Yarn are:
Dr. Jean Pugliese
and ?

The second drawing has been postponed until
Tuesday evening April 15.

Which leads to the next announcement.

Come help Pat celebrate the end of tax season with a tea and knitting party from 6pm-8pm.
Chocolate will also be provided.
For those doing the Great American Afghan we will start working on Square 17.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

April Class Calendar-April is "Sock it To Me Month"

Saturdays April 5 and April 12 at 2pm Toe up Socks on two circulars Part 1 and 2. $20 covers both classes.
This class is perfect for beginners who have mastered the knit and purl stitch and want to make more than just scarves and dishcloths.

Saturday April 19th at 2pm Two socks on two circulars. $15 This class is for those who have already mastered socks but want to avoid the dreaded SSS (Second Sock Syndrome)

Saturday April 26 at 2pm. Crocheted Troubador Socks from the current issue of Interweave Crochet. The $20 class fee includes a copy of the magazine.

The Boot Camp for socks continues with free mini classes on April 8th. Don't forget to come in a sign up for a free ball of Tofuties. We will draw for the yarn April 10th at Knit Night. You do not have to be present to win.

We are also having some great sales on sock yarns each week. I will announce which yarn is going on sale every Saturday morning, with sales lasting through Friday.

And the Great American Quilt Continues. This week through April 12th we are working on Square 4

April 15th we start working on Square 17

April 29th we start working on Square 25.

We realize that gas prices are keeping some of our customers stranded at home. Shop by phone is available. Call during store hours and we will ship your yarn to you if you can't make it in.
However we miss our customers, so think about carpooling and spending the day with us knitting and visiting with friends.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sock Boot Camp Today

Don't forget to come to Sock Boot camp. Plus all Southwest Trading Company yarn is on sale- 10% off- through Thursday. For those who can't make it today there will be a mini Boot Camp Tuesday from 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lots of New Yarn is in

Stop by to see the new sock yarns from Opal and Kertzer.

Plus new colors of Super 10 cotton. Perfect for your spring/summer knitting. Plus they make great baby outfits.

We will also soon be getting in Knit One Crochet Too yarn. Come help me pick out our first order. And ask about our new yarn special.

April will be Sock it to Me month and we will kick in off with SWTC's Sock Boot camp. More information on that later.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sorry the blog has been so quiet

Tax season is here and I don't have much time to write. Linda will be adding some content here. over the next few weeks. We are only on the fourth square of the Great American Afghan. Classes are every two weeks on Tuesday nights, Wednesday mornings and Saturdays at noon. If you want to catch up come on in and either Pat or Linda will help you. We just got another order of the books in.
For those of you who don't know, Heidi is getting married March 13 at the Methodist Church in Jacksonville. This is one of the reasons the website has not been updated lately, Heidi is our webmaster. Of course it has nothing to do with the blog not being updated. There will be no Knit Night on March 13 so we can attend the wedding. For those who have not been to the store lately, Heidi sent an invitation to all the store customers and friends.