More Door Prizes for April – BSU Class Signup Date!

THE BIG STITCH SATURDAY APRIL 6
NOTE:  Big Stitch University class link 
will be posted Saturday, March 23.
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GRAND DOOR PRIZES

 

Knitting Prize
Yarn Pop
 Bag
Retail value $80
Donated by
Plus yarn, needles, accessories and more!
This 3 drawer storage bin with casters will be given for each door prize.
Crochet Prize
Yarn Pop Bag
Retail value $80
Donated by
Plus yarn, hooks, accessories and more!

How can I win one of these you ask???  A special Big Door Prize ticket will be given to each person for every 10 items that you donate at The Big Stitch on April 6. You will choose which Big Door Prize drawing you would like to enter, knit or crochet. We are looking for hats (NOTE:  we do not get requests for preemie sizes hats) baby blankets, baby hats, lapghans, afghans, scarves and car seat blankets   We get such a HUGE request for hats in the winter that this is what we always need the most. Neutral colors are best. We need chemo hats too.  *Granny squares will be accepted if 3 sets of at least 9 squares are turned in.  Dishcloths will be accepted 15 for each ticket.

 

KNITTING DOOR PRIZES FOR APRIL!

 

 

PLARN DAY AT FIFTYFORWARD!

 

Last week the Foster Grannies of FiftyForward invited  me to their monthly inservice to learn how to make Plarn!
 If you know of an organization that could help with this effort
please let me know. I can deliver supplies and explain the process.

 

INCORRECT EMAILS – CAN YOU HELP?

Please send me the email address of all the people on this list that you know.  They are not getting the newsletter because of something wrong with their address.  KandCTN@gmail.com

 

Janice Coventry
Karol Stanley
Martha Krantz
Ann Moore
Beverly Tuberville
Jess Covington
Azize Kilpatrick
Ysabelle Griggaine
Abigail Whitaker
Li Huijuan
Justine Bain
Virginia Schmidt
Racal LaNier
Sandra Wiseman
Susie Choi
Tiffany Manning
Sherry Dodson
Gay Johnson
Marie Sims

 

UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

 

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APRIL 6, 2019
LOCAL YARN STORE DAY!
 
SATURDAY, 
APRIL 27, 2019
WWKIP
SATURDAY, 
JUNE 8, 2019

 

 

CROCHET  – ULTIMATE BLANKET

 

 

 

 
Fun but challenging
with a vast array of
colors and patterns!

 

2019 WORK DAYS

 

 


March 21
 
April 25
 
May 23
 
June 20
 
Work days are held at the Inglewood Library, 
4312 Gallatin Pike from 12 noon – 5 pm.

 

KNITTING  – Homespun Circle Scarf

 

A quick knit with a pattern
that is super easy to memorize!

 

Dear Friends –
Why is The Big Stitch on the 1st Saturday in April instead of the 2nd Saturday?  Good question!  Our April event will move to another Saturday from time to time due to whenever Easter is.  All the other months, January, July and October will take place the 2nd Saturday.
I’ve had some questions about the Crochet 103 classes we plan to offer at our library classes and at The Big Stitch.  103 will teach crocheting in the round, granny squares and specialty stitches.
I am working with Ms Cheap on an article about FREE knitting and crochet classes in the area.  I am sharing with her all of our library classes as well as classes the library holds themselves at Mt. Juliet, LaVergne, Kingston Springs and Murfreesboro.  If you know of FREE classes taught anywhere else please let me know asap.  We are close to the deadline!  I’m hoping to add area groups too and I know they are not up to date on our site.  Please take a minute and review what I have and let me know what needs to be added, deleted or updated – even if you’ve given me this info before!! https://knitandcrochettn.org/maps-locations/

MONDAY YARN TANGLERS – WILSON COUNTY FAIR

MONDAY YARN TANGLERS – WILSON COUNTY FAIR

3rd Place
Crochet Hats
1st Place
Knitted Hats
BEST OF SHOW
Knitted Hats

The Yarn Tanglers meet Monday’s at 10 am

at the Hobby Lobby in Hermitage.

CHARITY CONNECTION – PLARN

We are working on the Charity Connection page of the website, adding patterns and instructions.  If you, or a group you are in is interested in helping make plarn for homeless mats, go here on the website for instructions.  There are also Facebook links for both the Murfreesboro and Nashville groups.  Even if you don’t make plarn, please check out these instructions.  Donating bags at The Big Stitch that are already flattened and smooth instead of wadded up would be a big help in the process!!!

COME TO THE STATE FAIR SEPTEMBER 7-16

Bring your knitting and crochet and help us man the booth where all of the winning knitting and crochet entries will be displayed! Seriously, you just need to sit and work on your current project and answer a few questions about what you are doing! FREE ADMISSION! to the Fair. Husbands and/or special others welcome too. They just need to be on the list. Email me at kandctn@gmail.comHere are the available dates and times:
Friday, Sept 7:  5-9 pm
Saturday, Sept 8:  10-1; 4-8 pm
Sunday, Sept 9: 3-6 pm
Friday, Sept 14:  5-9 pm
Saturday, Sept 15:  1-4 pm; 4-8 pm
Sunday, Sept 16:  12-3 pm; 3-6 pm
NOTE:  This has been updated as of 8/25.  Highlighted times have 1 volunteer but we could use another.

OCTOBER GRAND PRIZES!! – $250 value!

Crochet Grand Prize October, 2018
Hephaestus Crafts Blocking Boards, 2 sets of 9 boards each, with T pins and
                   measuring tape
Web’s Yarn – Knitters Pride Fold up Magma Pattern Keeper
Furls Fiberarts crochet hook
Lion Brand – Simply Scarves kit and
                     Nylon Chico Daydream tote bag
Interweave Crafting – Crochet Finishing Techniques DVD
Yarn Bowl
Park Avenue Yarns – Lavishea lotion bar
WIP Stitch markers with accessories storage case
Rolling storage/work cart
Spinrite – 12 skeins yarn
JoAnn’s – 3 skeins Big Twist yarn

Knit Grand Prize October, 2018
Hephaestus Crafts Blocking Boards, 2 sets of 9 boards each, with T pins and
                   measuring tape
Web’s Yarn – Knitter’s Pride Fold up Magma Pattern Keeper
Crystal Palace knitting needles
Lion Brand – Simply Scarves kit and
                      Nylon Chico Daydream tote bag
Interweave Crafting – How to Give Your Hand Knits a Professional Finish DVD
Yarn Bowl
Park Avenue Yarns – Lavishea lotion bar
Stitch markers with accessories storage case
Rolling storage/work cart
Spinrite – 12 skeins yarn
JoAnn’s – 3 skeins Red Heart Super Saver yarn

 
This three drawer storage container is included in both the knit and crochet grand door prize!
 
Each also comes with casters if you prefer a rolling cart.
How can I win one of these you ask???  A special Big Door Prize ticket will be given to each person for every 10 items that you donate at The Big Stitch October 13. You will choose which Big Door Prize drawing you would like to enter, knit or crochet. Sorry, dishcloths and granny squares* will not be included in this special drawing.  We are looking for hats (we need everything except baby hats unless the are going with a blanket) baby blankets, lapghans, afghans, scarves, car seat blankets (no preemie items needed at this time).  We get such a HUGE request for hats in the winter that this is what we need the most.  Neutral colors are best. Chemo hats too. Granny square sets* will still be accepted as well as dishcloths, but they won’t be eligible for this special drawing.

* Granny squares will be accepted if 5 sets of at least 9 squares are turned in.

TIP – CIRCULAR NEEDLE ORGANIZATION
This storage box is called the Iris 4 x 6 photo keeper.  I purchased mine at Michaels (with a coupon) but they are also available at Joann’s, Walmart and Amazon.  Here is the Joann’s link.

ALL of my circular needles fit in this handy case!
There is enough room for same size needles with multiple cable lengths.
There is even an extra box for some double points and crochet hooks!

UPCOMING WORK DAYS
NOT REALLY A WORK DAY — MORE OF A PLAY DAY!!!
Thursday, September 20
Thursday, November 15
All work days are from 12 noon – 5 pm and take place at the Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike.  Please let me know if you are attending kandctn@gmail.com
Shopping is allowed by the way!
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