Congratulations to Shannon Owen, winner of our $200 gift certificate.

We also drew names for giveaways and
68 of you won gifts totaling over $2000!

We will be calling winners and we can hold your prizes through Sat., March 31.


We have a really fun new yarn for you!
Everyone loved it at our Anniversary Party!
It's called
BAAH La Jolla.

Baah  La Jolla is a fantastically soft, 100% superwash merino wool.
It comes in a gorgeous palette of hand dyed colors including both semi-solid and variegated options.
La Jolla is ideal for socks, but is a great choice for garments and shawls, too.

Knitting Gauge:
7.5 sts = 1"

Needle Size:
0-2 (US) / 2-2.75 mm

Yarn Fiber:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
400 yds.

Below are some pictures of Baah LaJolla.

We have a nice  display of this yarn in the front of our store.

Using the pattern, you only need one of the colors below to create this beautiful cowl. It's  just knitted in a tube.
Stop in and see for yourself - tooo fun!

Meticulosa is a beautiful scarf pattern created by Jerri's son Michael.
Both scarves were made using this pattern.

We have some new models for you:

Pattern Correction

There are two small error on the new Meticulosa pattern.

*Set up row 3 says “sl1, k1, kfb, ...”. Should read “sl1, kfb, ...”. Leave out the k1

*Page 1 after the set up and rows 3-6:  “repeat rows 1-4 six times, then rows 1-2 once more”.
Should read:  “repeat rows 3-6 six times and rows 3-4 once more”.

It is now correct on Ravelry and will print correctly

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        Cost:  $10
For the winter hours Pat will be here on Tues. 1:30-3:30pm
and if someone needs help on a Tuesday evening,
please call the store by 2:30pm to let Pat know and she
will come back at 6pm.

Classes coming up!
For more details on any of these classes,
just click on classes.

All New Spout pattern and workshop with Ruth Boelkins!

Want to begin a fun new project and learn how to knit basic stranded colorworks? The Fault Lines neck
warmer is a cozy unisex accessory, and Ruth will be teaching all the techniques you need to make it
in a one-time 2 hour workshop. There are four upcoming dates to choose from. Sign up with a knitting
buddy or come and make new friends! Come on in to try on the sample and choose your yarn at
10% off with class registration.

New Fair Isle Colorworks Class

Workshop Dates (choose 1):
3/19   Monday, 6-8pm
4/11  Wednesday, 4/11, 12:30-2:30pm
4/21  Saturday, 10am-12pm

Fee: $25
Taught by Ruth

Learn to Crochet Class

Dates: March 12, 6-8pm or
March 14, 1-3pm

$20 – includes pattern
Taught by Kelly

Continental Knititng Class

March 28, 1-3pm

You will learn how to continental knit which is much faster
than regular knitting with Breva's tips and tricks

Cost: $25
Taught by Breva

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.



Kumihimo With Beads Class

Dates:  Wed., March 21, 1-3pm or
Thurs., March 22, 6-8pm

$20 plus supplies
Taught by Kelly

Wire Wrapped Ring Class

Wed., March 28, 6-8pm or
Thurs., March 29, 1-2:30pm

$15 plus supplies
Taught by Kelly


New Stamp Party!


Teacher: Chris      Cost: $15.00

6 times available:

Wednesday, April 18  2-4pm,  6-8pm
Thursday, April 19  2-4pm, 6-8[m
Friday, April 20  10--noon,  2-4pm

In this class we will make three vintage-style cards using dictionary paper,
stamps and antique dictionary paper.
The cards will have different techniques and use products from
Penny Black, Impression Obsession and Tim Holtz!

Sign up early!!!
Bring your favorite adhesive.

Below is a model of this class:




1 can artichokes, chopped
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup mayo (Hellmans or real Mayo)
Dash of garlic salt
2 T. chopped green onions

Mix together. Put into an 8 x 8 pan. Bake at 350º for 20-30 min. or until edges are brown. Enjoy!



Click on
classes to view our classes.

Just go to our website to view or print out our March 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 had 5 gorgeous wedding dresses donated for Abigail's Atiic.
Thank you so much!

We also received lots of blankets for Project Linus.
Thank you!

We added another Service Project to our list:

It's called Kid Knitting.
One of our knitting friends motivates her students by
teaching them to knit. It works!

If you are willing to help with this, please go to our website
and click on Service Projects.

We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes.
Just click on the link below to view our Service Projects
Service Projects
Thank you for buying from our locally    

owned small business for 36 years!

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsma
Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
New Tuesday mornings, 10am
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am

The recipe this week is from Cher.
What a great appetizer.
Thank you Cher!
Thank you Thank you to all of you who
came to celebrate our
37th Anniversary with us!

We had a wonderful time!!  
Sandy working on this
Sandy standing by the finished
So pretty!
Kelly is  modeling this scarf.
It was made useing fingering
weight yarn,
400 yds.
This model used 2 skeins of
Fiber Studio Sock.

Speaking of Kelly, check out her new
stitch markers. They are flying out of
store! They are so unique!
A must see!

Sets are named:
Game of Thrones
Dr. Who
Harry Potter
We have some new scissors!
We also have a cute Panda Bear
tape measure.
We have some new scarves in
beautiful Spring colors.
Did I say Spring?!