Monday

What do you think of our "new" classroom?!

 
 
Hello knitters!

We switched things around in the store last week in a big way and have had fantastic response from our students and customers! Check out our photos below or better yet.... pop by next time you're downtown to see the changes in person! I think you will love them as much as we do!



We wanted to provide a more private feel to our classroom so we don't have to worry about other shoppers as we are learning new skills and developing new techniques! We can comfortably accommodate any class size with our extra folding chairs and extra tables. We are open for late shopping Tuesday until 7:00pm, Thursdays until 7:30pmand Fridays until 9:00pm. Now you can come shop without worrying about disrupting a class!



Come to one of our drop in classes Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 5:00pm to 7:00pm or Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for only $10/class, learn some new knitting skills, learn to knit, get help with your work and check out our awesome new arrangement!



We have a comfortable seating area for the men... Cuzco will gladly entertain them while you wander the shop- he does an even better job when they bring him treats!



All your favourite displays are still here- just switched up! Change is good and we are feeling so good about these changes! Are you ready to come to a class in our "NEW" classroom? We hope to see you there!

Happy knitting!

Tuesday

Class Schedule- January 2015

Sun
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday




1
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
2
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
3

4

5
6
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
7
8
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
9
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
10

11


12
13
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
14

15
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
16
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
17
Learn to knit Socks!
Part 1 of 3
2:00pm -4:00pm
$60/student
18

19

20
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
21

22
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person

23
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm

24
Learn to knit Socks!
Part 2 of 3
2:00pm -4:00pm

25

26
27
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
28


29
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
30
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
31
Learn to knit Socks!
Part 3 of 3
2:00pm -4:00pm








































Drop in classes are for all ages and skill levels and for anyone interested in learning to knit, learning new techniques or getting help on your projects
Saturday classes are specialty technique classes and require that you have basic knitting skills. Saturday classes MUST be pre-registered in order to attend.

Please call Stix and Stones for more information or to register for a specialty class. 705-223-8245

Drop in classes- $10/class per person

Tuesdays: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
                     5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursdays: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sundays (December ONLY): 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Classes are drop in based- you may join any time between the scheduled hours. Attending any class at Stix and Stones entitles you to a 10% discount off all yarns purchased that day.
Please note: We cannot accommodate students more than 10 minutes before the scheduled class start time.

Specialty Technique Classes

Learn to knit Socks!
3 part class
Saturday January 17th, 24th, 31st
2:00pm to 4:00pm each session
$60/ student- all 3 sessions and HST included
Optional Material Kit: $25- includes sock yarn, needles and row counter
Skill level: MUST know how to knit and purl proficiently

Are you itching to try something new this year? Then attend our “Learn to knit socks!” class and become an expert at sock knitting! Socks are great projects to carry with you while you are travelling or even waiting for appointments. They fit in small bags and are easy to carry around with you and are also fun projects to make! Sock yarn comes in all kinds of colours and patterns and once you start- you will be addicted thinking about all the possibilities of what you can make with your new found skills! This is a three part class and by the end of week three you will have learned all the basic techniques you need to know in order to complete a basic sock- one of which will be finished by the end of the 3rd class!

Week 1: Casting on and working with double pointed needles to knit in the round. We will discuss different types of sock yarns and what they are each best suited for as well as how to care for your socks.
Homework: Knit desired length to heel for next session.

Week 2: Heel flap, turning the heel, picking up stitches and beginning the gusset/shaping for the foot. We will discuss different types of sock heels and their attributes.
Homework: Knit desired length to start toe decreases

Week 3: Toe decreases, grafting toe seam and finishing the sock. We will discuss shaping your socks and further discuss caring for your hand knit socks.

In order to attend this class you MUST pre-register. Remember, the only reserved seat is a paid seat. This is a very popular class and we are limited to the number of students we can take so make sure you sign up soon to ensure your spot! Call us at 705-223-8245 to reserve your seat.

Monday



Class Schedule- December 2014
                                                                                             
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

1
2
3
4
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
5
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
6

7
Drop in class
1:00pm- 3:00pm
$10/person
8
9
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
10
11
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
12
Social knit night
6:00pm -9:00pm
13
Cowls, cowls, cowls!
2:00pm- 4:00pm
$25/person

14
Drop in class
1:00pm- 3:00pm
$10/person


15
16
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
17

18
Drop in class
5:30pm-7:30pm
$10/person
19
Social knit night/Christmas Potluck!
All are welcome!
6:00pm -9:00pm
20
Finishing Techniques
2:00pm-4:00pm
$25/person
21
Drop in class
1:00pm- 3:00pm
$10/person
22
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm
$10/person
23
Drop in class
1:30pm-3:30pm &
5:00pm-7:00pm
$10/person
24
Drop in class
10:00am-12:00pm
$10/person
25

Closed for Holidays!
26

Closed for Holidays!
27

Store is open 10am-5:30pm
28

29

Store is open 10am-5:30pm
30
No classes this Tuesday
Store is open 10am-5:30pm

31

Store is open 10am-4pm



































Drop in classes are for all ages and skill levels and for anyone interested in learning to knit, learning new techniques or getting help on your projects 


Saturday classes are specialty technique classes and require that you have basic knitting skills. Saturday classes MUST be pre-registered in order to attend.

Please call Stix and Stones for more information or to register for a specialty class. 705-223-8245



Specialty Technique Classes- $25/student, MUST be pre-registered.

Cowls, cowls, cowls!
Saturday December 13, 2014
2:00pm to 4:00pm
$25/student
Skill level: Beginner- must have a basic knowledge of the knit and purl stitches

During this class we will review the basic “formula” for creating your own cowl- or as they are better known, infinity scarves! We will create patterns based on what weight of yarn you want to use, which needle size you would like to use, how long or short you would like your cowl and what stitch pattern you would like to use based on all these factors. This is a fantastic “before Christmas” class because there will still be plenty of time to whip up a few projects to give as gifts after this class! This is not an advanced class, it is fantastic for anyone wanting to expand their knitting knowledge- no matter how advanced or basic your knitting skills are!

Materials: Please bring with you a selection of knitting needles- preferably circular- and yarn to match. Also, please bring a tape measure, notebook and pencil.

Finishing Techniques
Saturday December 20, 2014
2:00pm to 4:00pm
$25/student
Skill level: Experienced beginner

During this class, we will teach you the best finishing techniques for completing your projects! We talk about weaving your ends in, the best techniques for sewing pieces together and we will also talk about blocking your projects and what a difference it can make in the end result. This class will help bring your knits from looking homemade- to looking handmade with professional finishing techniques that you will LOVE doing!



Materials: Please bring with you a selection of knit squares- 2”x2”- 2 garter stitch squares (knit every row), 4 stocking stitch squares-2 that are NOT cast off (knit a row, purl a row), a darning needle, scrap yarn in an opposing colour from what your squares were knit from, a spare knitting needle and any projects that you would like help finishing.



Drop in classes
Tuesdays: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
                     5:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursdays: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sundays (December ONLY): 1:00pm to 3:00pm
$10/class per person
Classes are drop in based- you may join any
time between the scheduled hours.
Please note: We cannot accommodate students
more than 10 minutes before the scheduled
class start time.

Private classes- by appointment only
$10/hour or fraction of hour per person
Must be scheduled a minimum of 24 hours
 in advance and is subject to approval by
staff members.

Help sessions
5 to 10 minute quick fixes are available for all
 of our knitters at any time to assist in getting
you back on track with your project.
If you require more than a quick fix, we request
 that you attend one of our drop in classes for
assistance or book an appointment for a private
session with one of our experts.