Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Holiday Hours

Ancient Pathways will be closed Saturday, July 4. I hope to be in a pool somewhere keeping cool!

Enjoy your day and Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Sock Hop

Summer Sock Hop 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009

Because the projects you make with sock yarns tend to be small enough to stay clear of your lap, they are comfortable to knit with during these warm summer days.

Ancient Pathways, Janna’s Needle Art and Swatches are all participating in Sock Hop, another three-shop tour of Fresno. Each will feature different classes and or demonstrations
featuring sock yarn.

Plan to make the rounds; addresses, hours and other details provided below.

Janna’s Needle Art – 5091 N. Fresno St. (NW corner of Fresno and Shaw)
Open Tuesday through Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 9:30-3:00
We feature sock yarns from Noro, Opal, Berocco, Crystal Palace, and locally dyed skeins from French 75 and Barking Dog Yarns.
Janna is not a dedicated sock knitter, so she will be demonstrating the short row technique used in the Mini Mochi Multi Directional Scarf. This great looking scarf works in any yarn, but looks and feels extra nice in lightweight sock yarns, especially self-stripers. You will also find sock needles, sock needle holders, and a fine selection of sock patterns. 10% discount on sock yarns all day Sock Hop day, demonstrations from 12:00 – 3:00. We look forward to seeing you!

Ancient Pathways – 1294 N. Wishon Ave – 559-264-1874
Open Tuesday 11:00am to 8:00pm and Wednesday through Saturday 11:00am to 5:30pm
I stock sock yarns from two local dyers, French 75 and Anzula as well as yarns from Crystal Palace, Knit One Crochet Too, Cascade and Universal Yarns.
Meg and her volunteers will be demonstrating how to add beads to your socks and anything else using sock weight yarn. There are some lovely sock patterns already written to include beads and we will be discussing how to add them to any other project. Beads from Bead Artistry will be available for purchase. Pre-stringing and using a crochet hook will be covered.
Demonstrations will be ongoing between 11:00am to 3:00pm
10% off all sock yarns all day on Sock Hop Day

SWATCHES – 3204 N Van Ness Blvd @ Shields 559-230-2813
Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday 11- 5:30; Sunday 11 – 4
Sock Hop at Swatches includes:
Sock knitting classes and demos thru out the day.
Dr Sox will be here to help those stuck on their sock projects.
A Trunk Show featuring
TRUE LOVE FIBER hand dyed locally by Angela Johnson
LAVA Designs sock patterns by Lisa Van de Water
& baby items knit from sock yarns.
You will find us fully stocked with sock needles, patterns, and the following yarns:
Cascade, Berroco, Malabrigo, Noro, OPAL,
K1-C2 Tye Dye, and Rio de la Plata sock yarns at SWATCHES.
A 10% discount is offered on sock yarns in stock.
And of course, refreshments will be served.