NEWS

Toad Hollow is in the HAAAAAAAAAAAUS!

They’ve got a mother load of yarn including the show colorway – OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! Toad Hollow has declared this year as the year of Alice In Wonderland. Their new colors this year are all Alice themed, including the Off With Their Heads colorway. There also are tons of Princess Bride colors in this show along with a few other star fairy tales.

If you’re planning a stop this week, we are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm, except we close at 4:30 on Wednesday. We will see you soon! (I know we’ve said it before, but you better hurry! Team Flying Needles may buy this one all up!)

The entire show is up on our sister site, Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. CLICK HERE TO SHOP ONLINE!

James River Yarn Crawl Sept. 17-25

Fiber enthusiasts, SAVE THE DATE!

We are OPEN!

Thank you so much for your continued support during this challenging time, and thank you for being so patient with us. We continue to recommend mask wearing to protect immuno-compromised people. Team Flying Needles will continue to wear masks to assist you in the shop.

The shop is opening for regular hours – 10 am to 5 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Hours for Wednesday are 10 am to 4:30 pm.

In-person Open Stitching will resume in September along with our classes. If you have a class you are dying to take, please give us a call and let us know at (757) 345-3655.

Please consider joining us for our Wednesday Open Stitching Zoom sessions from 5 to 7 pm EDT with the link below.

Our Wednesday Virtual Open Stitching is 5 to 7 pm EDT every week! Up to 100 people can participate in our FREE Zoom Parties. To join:

1.  If you are on a mobile device, download the Zoom app.  If you are on your desktop, go
to Zoom.us You will have to download an executable file and install.
2.  Click “Join a Meeting”
3.  Input our meeting ID and password.

WEDNESDAY’s ID is: 922 853 417.  WEDNESDAY’s Password is: 445065
WEDNESDAY’S LINK IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE CONNECTING: https://bit.ly/33GAw0W

If you are on your phone or a tablet device, you will only be able to see the person speaking. If you are on a computer, you will be able to see everyone.

Rules of Engagement & Participation:
Enter and turn your camera on your face. Just like the shop, no politics. No hate language toward anyone. Be kind and inclusive.

As an added layer of security, each session will be recorded.

Susan Dickerson
Owner, The Flying Needles

We’ve reached out to some of our special knitting & crocheting friends to ask if they would be special guests during our Zoom Virtual Open Stitching sessions. We are pleased to announce that we have locked down dates!

April 22: Tanis Gray, Colorwork Queen and TanisKnits on Ravelry
April 29: Lesley Robinson, Brioche Queen KnitGraffiti on Ravelry
May 6: Cori Eichelberger, podcaster and knitwear designer IrocKnits on Ravelry

These loverlies will be joining us during our Wednesday night Zoom parties that includes YOU! Bring whatever you’re working on and a laptop, phone or tablet (maybe a glass of wine) and JOIN US for some socializing, stitching and chatting. There’s no agenda. Just come hang with our Zoom Special Guests and everyone else on the Zoom chat.

As we add others to the agenda, we will make the announcements! If you have suggestions of who to invite, please let us know.

We also have Tuesday Virtual Open Stitching every Tuesday morning 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT. Up to 100 people can participate in our Zoom sessions. To join:

1.  If you are on a mobile device, download the Zoom app.  If you are on your desktop, go
to Zoom.us You will have to download an executable file and install.
2.  Click “Join a Meeting”
3.  You then must input your meeting ID and password.

TUESDAY’s ID is: 567 512 329.  TUESDAY’s Password is: 397966
TUESDAY’S LINK IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE CONNECTING: https://bit.ly/39yI9Ir

WEDNESDAY’s ID is: 922 853 417.  WEDNESDAY’s Password is: 445065
WEDNESDAY’S LINK IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE CONNECTING: https://bit.ly/33GAw0W

If you are on your phone or a tablet device, you will only be able to see the person speaking. If you are on a computer, you will be able to see everyone.

If you have trouble joining, click the links above.

Rules of Engagement & Participation:
Just like the shop, no politics. No hate language toward anyone. Be kind and inclusive.

We will see you all on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or BOTH! And if you have any trouble connecting to Zoom, we are happy to try and help you install and get connected via Zoom.

SOOOOOOOO much fun & pixie dust happened this weekend, that we just couldn’t let it go… WE ARE HOSTING A KNITTING MAGIC KAL/CAL beginning NOW through March 28!

Knit any of the patterns in Tanis Gray’s Harry Potter: Knitting Magic book. This book that has rocketed up the charts and was sitting at #8 on The Washington Post’s Publisher’s Weekly list is still in the shop – and ALL COPIES ARE SIGNED! For the crocheters, pick any of the Harry Potter inspired patterns on Ravelry and crochet it up!

There are three levels for the KAL/CAL:

  1. 1 skein projects, 400 yards or less
  2. 2-3 skein projects, 800-1200 yards
  3. 4 or more skein projects, 1600+ yards

There are two prizes for all three levels: first across the finish line and The People’s Choice Award (feel free to get your friends to vote on your finished object).

This KAL/CAL kicks off NOW, but we will have a Kick-Off Party at Open Stitching, from 5 to 7 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 12, and you will have until 5 pm Saturday, March 28 to finish! THERE WILL BE RANDOM PRIZES!! So drop by Wednesday, for the KICK-OFF CASTING ON PARTY! Everyone who took classes this past weekend and started their projects are qualified to enter.

The rules are:

  1. Either your yarn must be purchased at The Flying Needles OR you have to have taken a Knitting Magic Weekend class with Tanis.
  2. You must post your finished object to The Flying Needles Instagram account – @theflyingneedlesyarn. If you have no Instagram account, you can bring your finished object in the shop and let us take your picture holding the finished object. We will post your pic to our Instagram account to get you credit.
  3. You can enter your all three levels as many times as you want. If you want to finish all seven of the horcruxes, they would count as 7 finished object in Level 1 – 1 skein projects. Finish any of the two sweaters in the book and they count as two finished objects in Level 3 – 4 or more skein projects.

As always, please call us if you have any questions at (757) 345-3655, but please plan to join us 5 to 7 pm Wednesday nights during Open Stitching to have us cheer for your progress.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a Knit-A-Long/Crochet-A-Long is a group of people who come together and knit/crochet for a common purpose or project – in this particular case, we’re doing this for the sheer FUN FACTOR! If you’ve never done one, here are some common confusions: This is not a class and you do not have to be present. If you ever just wanted to knit the same thing with a group of people to be inspired, that’s what’s at the heart of this KAL. This also helps those people who say they can never complete something – with everyone doing a FADE, you will have TONS of inspiration!