Opening at Noon Today

Due to the ongoing winter storm, we will be opening at noon today and canceling our Knitting for All Levels class and re-scheduling the start date to next Wednesday. Stay warm and cozy and keep on knitting!

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by craftygals

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February Class Registration

The JP Knit & Stitch website is back up and functioning and ready to process your February class registrations! Thanks to our web team for all their hard work. If you do experience any issues, please let us know! –thanks for your patience, JP Knit & Stitch

ps. We have a fabulous line up of February classes + workshops. Check out all our knitting classes, sewing classes, crochet classes, and kids classes.

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by craftygals

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IMPORTANT – Class Registration Update

We are currently experiencing problems with our online registration system. PLease bear with us. We are working on the problem along with some upgrades to our website to make it more user friendly. For now, please phone 617-942-2118 or stop by the shop to register for February classes. We appreciate all your emails alerting us to the problem and we also appreciate your patience as we work through these issues – JPK&S

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by craftygals

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Winter Storm

Given the light snow, we will be open our regular hours today. However, Nancy’s morning Knitting for All Levels class has been canceled.

Take advantage of winter-y weather and come on in for a cozy knitting project!

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by craftygals

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2014: Year of the Crafter!

Well, we’ve made it through the holiday parties, gift giving, and late night finishing to a bright–if cold–January! And we’ve got a suite of classes to celebrate the new year!

Knitting classes and workshops: January’s offerings include our Brioche Workshop and our two week course on Linen Stitch. (You have to check out the samples for both in the shop. They’re so thick and cozy!) In February, tackle a whole sweater with our Danforth Pullover Workshop or work on more modest–but still fun and impressive–Garter Stitch Mitts.

New sewing courses: Our Zinnia Skirt Workshop, based on the Colette pattern, starts tomorrow! Or try out a new skill in one day workshops for Embroidery and Quilting!

Lots of stuff for kids: Thursday Kids Knitting Club starts up this week, and we’ve got sessions for knitting and sewing coming up in February, including the return of Friday Kids Sewing Club.

Our classic classes: These classes, including Knitting for all Levels and Beginning to Knit (that’s a link for February, since January is almost full!) run every month. They’re a great way to learn to knit, but you can also take the class multiple times to grow your skills!

New classes are going up all the time, so check back often or sign up for email updates at the bottom of the page.

Posted on January 7th, 2014 by craftygals

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Happy happy post-holiday crafting!

So, I did not get as much knitting done over the holidays as I thought I would. Here’s my work-in-progress: A Fledging Featherweight sweater for my 5 year old in Manos Silk Blend. It’s taking me awhile! Between all the present wrapping (and unwrapping) and cooking (and cleaning) not much knitting is going on. Today, though, we are open and I’m knitting away in the shop. Come on down and visit us! We will be open Saturday, 12/28, until 5pm and Sunday, 12/29, from 12-5pm. We are closed on Wednesday, 1/1, New Year’s Day, and then back to our regular hours on Thursday, 1/2.

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Posted on December 28th, 2013 by craftygals

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Happy CRAFTY Holiday to All!!!

WE WILL BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

WE WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 12/28 & 12/29!

 

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Posted on December 25th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #24

Cookies!

We’ve made it! It’s Christmas Eve, and hopefully you’re somewhere warm and cozy, sipping a hot drink. (And maybe doing a bit of last-minute wrapping.)

Our last Crafty Holiday Gift Idea is a cookie receipe. Know to my family as Buckaroons, and otherwise known as Cowboy Cookies, these are a holiday staple. Every year, my grandfather would get a tin all to himself (and we’d each get one cookie, if we asked nicely).

Have a cozy and crafty holiday, and thank you for sharing it with us!

Buckaroons (or Cowboy Cookies)

1 cup shortening (recommended: Crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips (totally not optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and the vanilla and beat until well blended. (Make sure to really blend these ingredients together or you’ll get very flat cookies!) Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add oats, nuts, and chocolate chips, and mix until combined. Spoon cookie mixture onto greased foil lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Eloise (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 24  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. We hope you enjoyed your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (To view the whole series, sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Posted on December 24th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #23

A JP Knit & Stitch Class

There’s not much time left until Christmas, and JP Knit & Stitch is closed for the holidays, but our website is up! Why not register a friend or loved one for a class? We’ve got a bunch of offerings, from one day workshops (like our Learn to Crochet Crash Course) to beginning classes (like January Knitting for All Levels) to intermediate projects (like Pattern Workshop: Zinnia Skirt)!

Check out all of our classes by category: sewing, knitting, crochet, and kids!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Eloise (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 23  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Posted on December 23rd, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #22

Promises, Promises!

Today is the last day JP Knit & Stitch will be open before Christmas! (Don’t worry; we’ll be open on Saturday and Sunday, December 28th and 29th, so you can bring by all your visiting relatives.) And there’s only a couple of crafting (and wrapping, and baking, and traveling, and eating) days left before the holiday! So what do you do if you have the perfect project for someone on your list, and no time to make it? How about presenting your giftee with yarn (or fabric) and a promise for a perfect handmade item in the new year.

This also works well if you’re not sure what size to make!

Stop by today, and we’ll help you pick the perfect project for 2014, like the one below, the Manos Baringo sweater with Silk Blend. (JP Knit & Stitch project bag optional.)

Bonus holiday gift idea: Don’t forget, you can also pick up a gift certificate for anyone crafty (or who might be crafty in the future)!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Eloise (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 22  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Manos sweater pattern and Silk Blend

Posted on December 22nd, 2013 by craftygals

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