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Reduced Hours

Fair Fortnight is fast approaching, and with it our reduced summer hours! As such, we will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 18th July
Tuesday 21st July
Wednesday 22nd July
Tuesday 28th July
Wednesday 29th July

Many apologies for any inconvenience, but this will allow us the time to get on with some all important Glasgow School of Yarn planning and a little bit of birthday celebrating.

British Knitting Awards

It's British Knitting Awards time again and we are absolutely delighted to be nominated in the Best Independent Yarn Shop - Scotland category for the third year running! We would be massively grateful if you could take a few minutes to head over to the British Knitting Awards site and vote for us! We're also eligible for the Best Yarn Shop Day Experience, which is a free vote. There are shiny prizes to be won by you, too!

New Dates for Classes

Finishing Techniques - August 19th (1 week, £28): this class will teach you various techniques to give your knitted items that professional finish, from sewing up to weaving in and blocking.

Beginner Knitting - September 2nd to 23rd (4 weeks, £115): This course will cover everything from casting on, casting off, knitting, purling, increases, decreases, following a pattern to basic lace and cables. To help you practice new techniques, you'll have a small project to complete every week, meaning you'll have a selection of finished objects to show off your new skills by the end of the course.

Beginner Crochet - September 30th to October 21st (4 weeks, £115): This course will cover everything from basic granny squares to to complex mandalas, teaching you the basics of crochet, how to read patterns and all the skills you need going forward. To help you practice new techniques, you'll have a small project to complete every week, meaning you'll have a selection of finished objects to show off your new skills by the end of the course.

To book a class, just call the shop on 0141 9465305 or pop in to see us! All class fees include a cup of tea and cake and a 10% discount on the night, as well as all class materials in the beginner sessions. All classes run from 6.30pm to 9pm.

And finally.....Waffles!

We trialled savoury waffles a few weeks ago and they've gone down a storm - so they're staying on the menu permanently! We have a variety of flavours, including German Kräuterquark (a herby cream cheese mix) with ham or smoked salmon, and beetroot with goats cheese and walnuts.

Hope to see you in the shop soon,
Antje and The Yarn Cake team

Posted on 11 July, 2015

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