Hello everyone!

Sale this week on Select Yarns!
20% OFF on the following yarns:


All Sales Final!


We have some new yarns for you!

This week we received new colors in Painted Desert Sock and Painted Sky Worsted weight yarn.
We also have new colors in Seasons yarn and Ombre.

Katia Ombre' Kits

100% Extrafine Merino Wool in a color pack of 6 - 25 gram balls (each ball is 92 yards).
A total of 552 yards. Includes a pattern for a garter stripe triangle shawl!
5.75 sts = 1" on US 4.5 needle

The kit includes yarn and patters for $40!

from Jupiter Moon Farm

Zooey is a soft blend of cotton and linen with a
slight thick & thin texture.
This is a DK weight yarn that really softens up
after washing (and it's machine washable.)
Zooey is a great yarn for warmer weather,
as cotton and linen are both cool fibers;
the cotton adds softness to the yarn,
while the linen adds strength.

60% cotton
40% linen
US 3-5 needles
284 yds.

Below is a new yarn from Knitting Fever called
Painted Mist.

Painted Mist is an easy care self-striping DK yarn.
It's 58% Modal, 34% acrylic and 8% wool.  
Very soft touch.

US 3-5 needle
273 yds.

See picture below:

We have some new models for you:

Kelly has made 2 darling hats with
Malabrigo Rasta.

The lighter hat is the regular version
and the red hat is the extra slouchy
version. Two skeins makes both hats.  

Below is another hat Kelly has made.
using 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios. kelly new hat model (548x640).jpg  

Knit & Crochet Tutor

Price: $10.00  
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm or 6-8pm

Do you need help with a knitting or crochet pattern or a new technique?
Pat would love to help you!

Knitting & Crochet classes coming:

*For details on any of these classes
click on classes

Portage by Melissa Schaschwary
Portage is a comfortable, top down raglan
that is worked flat. The sleeves are
worked in the round. Only a small
bit of seaming is required to attach the
deep pockets to the hem.

**New Dates for Portage Class**
Monday afternoon, 1-3pm
March 6, 27, April 17, May 8

Thursday nights, 6-8pm
March 9, 30, April 20, May 11
Price: $60 (plus pattern)

New "Hat Trick" Class
Dates: Class meets 2 times

Mondays, February 20 & 27 @ 6:00-7:30 pm

Price - $35   

Learn to Crochet Class

Date: Monday, March 27, 6-8pm
Thursday, March 29, 1-3pm

Price: $20 includes pattern


Crochet II Class

Wednesday, March 15 1-3pm or
Thursday, March 16, 6-8pm

Price - $20 includes pattern       

"Echo Cowl Class"

Class meets 2 times

Tuesdays, March 14 & 28 @ 6:00-7:30 pm

Price - $35       

Cardigan Sweater Class

Dates: One Tuesday evening a month, 6-8 pm
Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, & May 16

Price - $60       

New 2017 Learn to Knit Class

Saturdays, March 18 & 25, 10-11:30am

Price: $30      


Top Down Circular Sock Class

Tuesdays, February 28, March 7, 14 from 6:00-8:00
Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15 from 12:30-2:30

Price - $45 Includes Pattern      

Brioch Hat Class

Date/Time, # of sessions: 2 sessions -

Tuesdays, March 28, April 11 from 6-8:00 and
Wednesdays, March 29, April 12 from 12:30-2:30

Price - $30 plus yarn and pattern     

FYI: If you would like to order yarn by phone, we are happy to do that. We mail yarn on a weekly basis. If we
have the yarn in stock, we will ship it out to you or you may pick it up. If we don't have it, we can usually order
it for you if it's a yarn we normally stock.We really appreciate that you "buy local" from us! Thank you!


We have a Sizzix that is available
for you to use in our store.

Provide your own die, embossing folder
and any nonstandard shuttle you may need.

Can be used for paper, Shimmer Sheetz
and leather.

We also carry the Shimmer Sheetz in pretty
colors. Kelly uses these in her
Shimmer Sheetz Jewelry Class.  

Don't forget to check out all the pictures of our newly organized bead dept. on our website.
Just click on this

Hammered, Riveted Leather
Wrap Bracelet Class

Monday, March 6, 6-8pm OR
Thursday, March 9, 1-3pm

Price - $20 plus supplies ($16 and up)

Leather Jewelry with
Sizzix Class

Monday, Feb. 27, 6-8pm OR
Wednesday, March 1, 1-3pm

Price: $20 plus supplies

Stretch Cord Bracelet Class

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1-2:30pm OR
Saturday, Feb. 25, 1-2:30pm

Price: $15 plus supplies ($6.00 and up)

Crochet Bracelet/
Necklace Class

Monday, March 20, 6-8pm OR
Thursday, March 16, 1-3pm

Price: $20 plus supplies


Check out all the paper we carry!
This is just a small sampling of our paper.

Our "New Products" Table has the
newest trends in stamping.



1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 4 lb.)
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 T. vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
8 gloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth
2 to 3 t. instant coffee granules
1 bay leaf
3 T. cold water
2 T. cornstarch
4 T. garlic

Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper and rub in. In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown roast in oil. Transfer
to slow cooker. Saute onion and garlic in skillet until lightly browned. Add wine and coffee granules. Cook over
medium heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Pour over meat. Put bay leaf into
the liquid. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours, until meat is very tender. Transfer meat to a heated platter
and keep warm.

In a small bowl, stir cold water and cornstarch until smooth. Stir into hot liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook
on HIGH heat for 10-15 minutes or until boiling and thickened. Slice meat and serve with gravy. Serves 8.



Click on classes to view our classes.

We have a new February 2017 Monthly Class Calendar!
Just go to our
website to view or print out this calendar.

We have a very large knitting/crochet area available for you and your friends to use.

Stop in anytime to sit & knit or plan a regular time each week to meet.
It's a great way to relax and get your projects done.
We will make coffee and we always have cookies.     

Social Knitting Times

Monday evenings, 6-8pm
Wednesday mornings,10am
Friday mornings, 10am

SockKnitters -
Wednesdays, 1-3pm and 6-8pm

*If you are interested in setting up a knitting group,
give us a call at 616 457 9410. We would love to make you feel welcome!
**Anyone who loves to knit or crochet is WELCOME! Just bring a project to work on.
No need to sign up, just come and have fun!

Store hours:

Mon. thru Fri., 9:30-8pm
Sat. 9:30-5pm
Closed Sunday


We would be delighted if you would be willing to donate items to any of
these worthy causes:

Abigail's Attic
Newborn Hats for local hospitals
Cast off the Cold
Project Linus
Knitted Knockers
Gilda's Club

Click on any of the links above to see descriptions and thanks so much for your support.
Thank you for buying from our locally
owned small business for 34 years.

We really appreciate your support!

Barb Langerak & Cheryl VanHaitsm
Here is the beautiful pattern
that is included in the kit.
Below are the kits.
This weeks recipe is from our dear Lauren. She
has the best recipes! The recipe below shows us
a different version of the "pot roast" and it
sounds delicious. Thanks Lauren