Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The “Stashbuster” Scarf/Shawl Class

Stash Buster Scarf

Class fee payable to Joy Winther $25.
Sign up in advance by email amy@lafavorites or call (360) 575-9305.


Please bring the following to the class:
**All leftover yarns of a similar size
**A 24" circular needle (Size 7 or 8 --for sock to worsted
weight yarns)
**Tapestry Needle (for the russian join)
**Most of all….your sense of fun!


Remember, we will be meeting at La Favorites and you can fill
in whatever colors you need from our stock. If everyone
approves, we will share some yarns.
(If you have a digital kitchen scale or ball winder, please bring
those items with you.)

So, come and have fun making your own yarn from
leftovers. You will leave class with a wonderful, tidy, skein of scrappy yarn for your scarf/shawl!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Mystery?

Join Our Winter 2016 Mystery Knitalong!
LaFavorites will be facilitating our first mystery knit along and I can’t wait!  We are partnering with Knitting Fever, distributor of many fine yarns including Noro, for this exciting mystery throw using their Shinryoku yarn.  Please read all the details below to learn more and join us next Friday or Saturday the 12th and 13th of February for our kick off of this knit along!  We have ordered every color available! You can purchase just one skein to get started or buy for the whole project, the choice is yours.  Please keep in mind, this is not a class, but a fun knit to enjoy with our wonderful knitting community at LaFavorites.  I will post different gathering times for us all to meet, enjoy a coffee (or two), compare and share our progress on this project.  Join us this Friday or Saturday to get your yarn and your first “clue” Winking smile


PrintBased upon the success of our last knitalong, the  Noro Heart Blanket from Noro Magazine, (Issue #5), we've decided to launch yet another cozy winter blanket knitalong. This go-round however you won't be able to see the finished piece until the last knitalong installment. One thing that we can tell you is that we'll be using Noro's Shinryoku, a worsted weight wool/silk blend, which we recommend at 4-5 stitches per inch on size US 8 needles. Also, we will be introducing two different squares per installment. This blanket is knitted one square at a time, which lends itself perfectly to portable take-along knitting.
The skill level of this knitalong design is geared to both novice and experienced knitters alike. It also has a very interesting back story of historical significance for all knitters, (you'll have to wait and see what we mean.)
43ab26b3-c60c-4a58-b72c-4fe7397ac4eeThe hardest part about this project will be choosing the colors. Our blanket will use a combination of many Shinryoku colors - although it can be knitted up using just one or two favorites. See all the colors of Shinryoku here.
The finished project is a throw/blanket comprised of ten different patterned squares, each approx. 8” x 8”. Knitters can make the blanket as small or large as they wish depending upon how many of each square they knit up. They should be able to get 3-4 squares per skein.
Our finished throw will consist of two squares each of ten designs for a total of twenty squares. It will be sewn up at four squares across by four squares down, (width times length). Finished size will be approx. 32” x 40”.
Skill level is for beginners through intermediate. Basic knitting skills required: knit, purl, yo, ssk, simple cabling. Sounds fun, right? Are you knitters ready to begin?  I am!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tatting Class....Take 2!

Our first class filled up so fast, we are offering another one....


Tatting is an ancient art that is still alive and well today. In this class you will learn how to make the basic double stitch, picots, rings, chains, and how to read a simple pattern. You will learn all you need to know to begin making beautiful lace by tying knots in your string! No prior experience necessary!  

Saturday, February 6th at 10:00am

For this class you will need two tatting shuttles, two different colors of tatting or crochet thread, and a sharp pair of scissors. (For classes held at LaFavorites, supplies must be purchased at LaFavorites. We offer a 10% discount on all class supplies!) 

Other items you may want to have handy include a size 7 steel crochet hook and a small tapestry needle. 


Class projects will include a simple flower, beginner butterfly, and an easy edging. 
Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies. Please go to our facebook page and comment on the event or call (360) 575-9305 or email amy@lafavorites.com to officially sign up for the class

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tatting Class


Tatting is an ancient art that is still alive and well today. In this class you will learn how to make the basic double stitch, picots, rings, chains, and how to read a simple pattern. You will learn all you need to know to begin making beautiful lace by tying knots in your string! No prior experience necessary! 

Saturday, January 30th at 10:00am

For this class you will need two tatting shuttles, two different colors of tatting or crochet thread, and a sharp pair of scissors. (For classes held at LaFavorites, supplies must be purchased at LaFavorites. We offer a 10% discount on all class supplies!) 

Other items you may want to have handy include a size 7 steel crochet hook and a small tapestry needle.


Class projects will include a simple flower, beginner butterfly, and an easy edging.
Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies. Please go to our facebook page and comment on the event or call (360) 575-9305 or email amy@lafavorites.com to officially sign up for the class

Monday, December 28, 2015

Last Minute FLASH SALE

We are having a last minute year end FLASH SALE!


One Day Only At LaFavorites


Tuesday, December 29th 9:30am – 5:00pm


25% off your ENTIRE purchase!

In addition, save 75% off our Clearance Corner (instead of the usual 40%)


The only limitations….you MUST mention “Flash Sale” upon checkout to receive discount.


We will be closed Thursday and Friday this week in celebration of The New Year.

We would like to wish you all a very safe, happy and healthy 2016!

 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Small Business Saturday, Nov 28th

Join us for some stress free, no pushing, no shoving, relaxing, great atmosphere shopping on Saturday!  The coffee will be on and the following deals will be had….

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 Our entire Mirasol yarn collection, 15% off.   Try it, we know you will LOVE it

Cascade 220 wool, 20% off

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Bring the scent of the holidays into your home with Aggies soy candles and wax tarts for your warmers.  For everyone with artificial trees that enjoys that fresh tree smell, the Northwest Pine scent is perfect!  And don’t forget that scent of baking with Cinnamon Buns!  The flavors of the season, 20% off!

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After 11 years of knitting samples for the shop, we are cleaning out the cupboards!  Come choose from a wide selection of knitted scarves, hats, purses, and sweaters that need to go!  You can use as they are or re-use the fine yarn that they are made of, the choice is yours and the prices can’t be beat….we just want them gone!

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FREE, FREE, FREE!!!  We also will have stacks of free patterns, books and leaflets with every purchase!  No kidding Winking smile(Limit 10 per person please)

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In appreciation of your business we are offering a free drink from the espresso bar with every purchase over $10

Thank you for remembering “the little people” and supporting your locally owned small businesses this holiday season and every day

Find it here, buy it here, keep us here

Enjoy the season,

Amy

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Week

 

Holiday Hours

Tuesday 9:30-5:00

Wednesday 9:30-5:00

Thursday Closed

Friday - 9:30-5:00

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 (Join us for Small Business Saturday festivities! Details to come)

Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! 

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