Hello everyone!

This weeks sale is 20% off the Bead Dept.
(Reg. price, in stock only)

New Clara's Cookies!

Clara's Cookies benefit
"TEAM ORPHANS Adoption Grants"

Made locally. They're yummy!
Only $1.98!

Below are the beautiful hand made pottery bowls and Michigan ornaments we just received.
They were made locally and would also make a great gift!


We have an excit
ing special offer from Dragonfly Fibers.
They have partnered with the wonderful designer Casapinka to support her upcoming
shawl Knit A Long called "Moroccan Magique" that begins August 11.
Below are pictures of this lovely design and the gorgeous kit colors Dragonfly Fibers
has made especially for the KAL.

The kits include 4.5 skeins of 100% Merino Dragonfly sock in the six
carefully curated color combinations shown below. Retail is $114.

Please select your color and prepay for your kits by Sat., July 22,
so that you will have it in time for the pattern release on Ravelry Aug. 11.

Then all participants can follow along with Caspinka's group on Ravelry to show WIP and chat with others making the same shawl.

Or join us at the store on Monday nights beginning Aug. 14 at 6pm to work on your shawls.

Knit & Crochet Tutor

Bring all your projects, questions and problems (of the Knit & Crochet variety!)
and  Pat will help you.
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 or 6-8pm       Cost:  $10

Knitting & Crochet classes coming:

*For details on any of these classes
click on classes


Learn How to Continental Knit
with Breva's Tips and Tricks

Wed., Aug. 16, 1-3pm

Taught by Breva Grasmanis

Poncho Nautico

4 Sessions:

Wed., July 19, 6-8pm,
July 26, 6-8pm, Aug. 2, 6-8pm, Aug. 23, 6-8pm    

$45 plus supplies
Taught by Mary Kay Walker              

Crochet 2 Class

Date: Monday, August 7th 6:00 - 8:00 OR
Thursday, August 10th 1:00 - 3:00

Cost: $
20 - includes pattern
Taught by Kelly

New Class:

"Mitered Leftover Crazy Ponchini"  Class

Dates: 2 session class, Wed., July 26 & Aug. 9, 1-3pm

 $30  Yarn included for 1st square.
Taught by Breva Grasmanis

Learn to Knit Class

Ruth is adding" Learn to Knit" class dates based
on your interest!
 Call or stop in the store to put your name
on a list, and Ruth will contact you for selecting dates and times  
or this 2 part class.  
Class size will be 2 or more students.
his is opto all ages, and any level of experience is fine -
you can be a total beginner or someone wanting
good basics to refresh your knitting skills!

Cost: $30 plus supplies
Taught by Ruth

FYI: If you would like to order yarn by phone, we are happy to do that. We mail yarn on a weekly basis.
If we have the yarn in stock, we will ship it out to you or you may pick it up.
If we don't have it, we can usually order it for you if it's a yarn
we normally stock.We really appreciate that you "buy local" from us! Thank you!  



Teriyaki Glaze
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
4-5 tablespoons honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
3½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1½ teaspoons sesame oil (plus more for drizzling on vegetables)
3 garlic cloves, minced
¾ teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ cup water
Salt and black pepper, to taste

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise (about 1½ pounds)
3 cups broccoli florets (about 2 bunches)
1 cup sliced carrots
Additional vegetables (optional)
¼ cup edamame beans, ¼ cup pineapple chunks
Green onions and sesame seeds for garnish

For the glaze:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together soy sauce, honey, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, cornstarch and water until
combined. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the chicken and vegetables
. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or foil coated with cooking spray and set aside.
. Season each side of the chicken with salt and black pepper then drizzle spoonfuls of glaze over the chicken coating well on both sides. Reserve
at least half of the glaze for later.
. Cook in preheated oven for 20 minutes then remove the pan. Top chicken with additional glaze, flip chicken and glaze again.
. Arrange the broccoli florets, carrots, edamame and pineapples in a single layer around the chicken. Season with black pepper and drizzle with ¼
teaspoon of sesame oil and teriyaki glaze and toss to coat. Return to the oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked
through and juices run clear.**
. Remove pan from oven, slice chicken into strips and drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve over rice or quinoa and garnish with green onions and
sesame seeds, if desired.

**If chicken is not done after 20 minutes, remove vegetables from pan first then return the chicken back to the oven until cooked through.



Click on classes to view our classes.

Just go to our
website to view or print out our July calendar.

We have a very large knitting/crochet area available for you and your friends to use.
(See picture below)

Stop in anytime to sit & knit or plan a regular time each week to meet.
It's a great way to relax and get your projects done.
We will make coffee and we always have cookies.    

*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group,
give us a call at 616 457 9410. We would love to make you feel welcome!
**Anyone who loves to knit or crochet is WELCOME! Just bring a project to work on.
No need to sign up, just come and have fun!

Store hours:

Mon. thru Fri., 9:30-8pm
Sat. 9:30-5pm
Closed Sunday


We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes:

Abigail's Attic
Newborn Hats for local hospitals
Cast off the Cold
Project Linus
Knitted Knockers
Gilda's Club

Click on any of the links above to see descriptions and thanks so much for your support.
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am
SockKnitters -
Wednesdays, 1-3pm and
Thank you for buying from our locally
owned business for 36 years!

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VaHaitsmal
This weeks recipe is from
Kelly. She has such good recipes!
She made this last week and her exact words
were "It was yummy!"
Sounds good to me! Thanks Kelly.
New Shawl Pins!
These are so unique and fun!
Stop in soon and see how
great these look when added
to a shawl, cardigan or
any garment you choose.
This beautiful shawl is called
Gradient Garter.

The yarn is Wonderlands
1 Mad Hatter and
1 Gradient Mini Skein set.