Summer Happenings

Posted by Holly Marshall on

 

Shop Small and Shop Local!


Shop Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday
310 High St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Shop Phone: 971-600-3045

wildknitssalem@gmail.com
https://wildknitssalem.com/

Happy Summer!

We have several events and classes planned to keep us connected this summer. Our group knit/crochet time continues Wednesdays 11-1 and Fridays 4-6. You're also welcome to sit outside and knit anytime. We have the bistro tables or call some friends and bring your camping chairs. It's always a joy to hear people laughing and learning together. We need each other!

Events & Happenings

Fiber Talk

The first Saturday of every Month, 10:30
$10 per Talk

Beginning August 6, we’ll be offering Fiber Talks the first Saturday of the month. A range of topics will be discussed, including fiber characteristics, gauge, and blocking. We’ll also throw in guest speakers and highlight helpful tools here and there. These are not Master Classes, but informal opportunities to bring a cup of tea or coffee, learn, share, and ask questions. Sign-up sheets will be available.
 
August Talk: To Block or Not To Block
September Talk: Gauge Before Rage

4 Day KAL Cast-On Party

4-Day KAL Cast-On Party
Friday, July 1, 4:00-6:00
BYOCC (Bring your own camping chair)
 
If you’re participating in Olive Knits Annual 4-Day KAL this year, join us as the pattern is officially released and we cast on! If you’re part of Knit Camp and already have rows on your needles, we hope you’ll join as well. It’s always nice to have someone familiar with the pattern to help with questions. We’ll meet outside, so bring a camping chair. We'll provide the snacks!

Socks on Vacay Knit Togethers

Saturdays, July 9 and August 13, 11:00
 
If you’re taking part in the Socks on Vacay KAL, please join us. Group knits are a great time to get to know each other and ask questions! Knitted Wit comes out with a new series of National Park yarns each month throughout the summer. If you knit socks with any of these yarns using a Shannon Squire sock pattern (use discount code KEEPITUP22 for 25% off), you can take part in the KAL and our Knit Togethers. You’ll have the opportunity to earn stamps for your postcard, badges and prizes. If you haven’t started but we’ve piqued your interest, let us know. You can join anytime!
 

Love is Kind Flower Party

Saturday, July 23, all day
Presales Available and Encouraged
 
I'm especially excited about this event! To celebrate Love is Kind Day, we’re throwing a flower party. An assortment of cut flowers will be available by local grower Christa Harrison of Flowers on Quince. In honor of LIKD, we encourage you to think of someone to share a bouquet with--neighbor, parent, service person... and then, of course, throw one in for yourself! Prices will range from $10 to $20 and quantities are limited, so presales are encouraged. When you pick up your flowers, you’ll receive a coupon for 25% off one item (a sweater quantity qualifies!) and 40% off anything from the sale display good for that day only! If you've been eyeing something special, it's the perfect time to treat yourself-or even think ahead for holiday projects. Call or email to get on the presale list.

Boss Kitty Trunk Show

Friday, August 19 & Saturday, August 20
 
We have a unique fiber-loving community in Marion County, including fiber artists, weavers, designers, and indie dyers. Boss Kitty are indie dyers right here in Salem, and we've stocked their yarns since shortly after opening. Their colors are vibrant and fun with great saturation. We've knit multiple shop samples with it and are true fans. They’ll be sharing a trunk show of items for inspiration, as well as a selection of yarn you can peruse, squish, and purchase.

Knit Equals Joy 2022 Pumpkin Pattern Release

TBA/Mid August
 
Each year Carol Herman of Knit Equals Joy designs a new knit pumpkin pattern. Jack-be-Little will be released the middle of August. Stay tuned for the release date! Then once you have your pattern, get knitting and stop in for our annual Pumpkin Palooza (see below).

Pumpkin Palooza

Pumpkin Palooza Kick Off
Saturday, September 17

Carol graciously allows us to display her pumpkins every year, and this pile of pumpkins will surely get you in the mood for fall! Get your Jack-be-Little pattern when it’s released mid-August, and you’ll have approximately one month to get knitting. Then, bring in your prized pumpkin to share for our Pumpkin Palooza Kick Off! When you do, you’ll receive a coupon and a raffle ticket. Grand prize will be a basket full of fabulous fall feels! Carol's pumpkin patterns can be found on her website here.

 
Click here to view all upcoming events

Classes

Intermediate Needle Felting

Saturday, July 16, 10:30-1:00
Taught by Audrey Comerford of Wee Woollies Fiber Arts
*Needle Felting Experience Strongly Recommended
$60/$55

If you have any needle felting experience, chances are good you’re hooked. In this class, Audrey will show you how to create your own un-killable little cactus! She’ll even provide the pot for planting. If you bring your own felting block and needle, you’ll save $5 off the class fee.

Metolius Mitts

Saturday, July 30, 10:30-12:00
Taught by Carol Herman of Knit Equals Joy Designs
$45
*Skills Required: Knitting in the Round


Explore the various stitches and construction used in fingerless mitts, as well as get help with sizing and the thumb gusset. A short introduction to chart reading will also be included. Fingerless mitts are a great summer project, relatively quick, and make great gifts!

Washcloths

Saturdays, August 27, September 10, and/or September 24, 11:00-1:00
Taught by Kelly Forster of KIS Designs
$50 per class + 1 Copy of Swatch Cloths Book or take all three classes and the book is FREE

Working from her book Swatch Cloths! Kelly will guide you through a series of small-scale projects that will build your knitting skills. Each class will offer new tips and techniques designed to instill confidence and spark inspiration.

Class 1: Beginning Lacework, A Touch of Lace Washcloth
Class 2: Take your knitting in a new direction, Find your Center Washcloth
Class 3: Build your Lacework Repertoire, Little Lovely Washcloth
To get more information or register for any of the above classes, please call, email, or stop in.

New Inventory

New to the shop is Hazel Knits Lively DK. This yarn is a strong yet soft heavy DK/light worsted. It's superwash base with a tight twist and vibrant tonal and variegated colors. Perfect for anything from baby projects to colorwork!
 
Shop Hazel Knits Lively DK
Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides are little books that explore the big world of knitting. They're full of information to help hone your skills, as well as inspiring projects. They’re the perfect size for your knitting bag and so much fun to collect!
 
Shop MDK Field Guides
The above is just a snippet of what’s new. We also now carry Chiagoo Circulars, have recently received multiple tea restocks, and will be receiving new Kaliko bags, to name a few. We also have some special yarns stashed away to be brought out the day of the Flower Party. Teaser: think sunshine, flowers, and fruit!
Summers are so welcome here in Oregon. After months of chilly gray, the blue sky and warm air does our souls a world of good. At the same time, summer is our slowest season. As you're enjoying the outdoors (and we hope you will), please stop in from time to time. From small projects, to iced tea and bright colors, we're here to help you enjoy your summer knitting and crocheting.

Thank you for your continued support! Holly


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