Holiday Social

Please join us December 2, 2010 at 6:30pm in the Olean Public Library’s Art Gallery for a Holiday Social. Bring your current project and a snack to share! See you there.


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Next meetings

Next meetings:

Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 6:30pm

November 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

at the Olean Public Library. (134 N 2nd St, Olean, NY) Bring your current projects and a snack to share…hope to see you there!

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Knitting at the BISONS game??????

brought to you by the Embraceable Ewe Knitting Store
Sunday, June 13, 1:05pm @ the ballpark

Their second-annual event with the Buffalo BISONS! This was such a success last year that they have invited us back! Bring your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, quilting or whatever craft that it is that you do, and do it at the ballpark during a Bisons baseball game!

Game day is June 13th at 1:05pm

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance from The Embraceable EWE. (Hamburg, NY)

The first 300 paid ticket-holders receive a free Berroco scarf kit!

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 14th. Special Stitch-n-Pitch Goody bags are available for an additional $12.

Take me out to the ball game!

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Sock Knitting Workshop

Sock Knitting February 20, February 27 and March 6, 2010
10 am – 12 noon
There is no class fee. This workshop is presented by the Olean Public Library. Students are responsible for purchasing their supplies. A supply list will be given upon registration at the library’s check-out desk. You must attend all three classes.

Sock knitting is addictive and winter is a great time to learn how! We will be knitting basic socks that are knit using 4 double pointed needles or two circular. You may choose. The pattern will be very plain, but will give you all of the necessary skills to move on to a more elaborate sock pattern if you wish.

The first week you will learn how to use double-pointed or circular needles and make the cuff. On week two we will turn the heel, and on week three we will stitch up our toes!

Registration is required. Materials must be purchased before class begins by student. You will be given a supply sheet upon registration.

Student knitter must know how to knit, purl and cast on and be comfortable with all. It is helpful if student knitter has completed at least one garment from a printed pattern.

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Knitting Classes at Enchanted Mountain Quilting Shop

$25 per class

Charles Orlando, Instructor.

Class 1: Date: February 4, 2010 Time 1-5 PM

Title: Cables-Everything you need to know about cables and more

Description: This class will teach students how to do regular cables and braid stitches used in Aran Patterns and elsewhere. Students will also learn strategies for reading cable patterns in order to recreate or design new variations without reading the written patterns in books. Toward the end of the session you will learn how to design and begin to knit a aran-type cable sampler to take home to knit into a scarf, pillow cover or any item of your choice. Students need to be able to knit and purl comfortably to get full benefit from this class.

Materials List

1 Pair 14″ straight needles size 7 or 8

1-2 skeins of light-colored worsted weight yarn, wool preferred unless you are allergic

1 medium-sized cable needle

1 crochet hook size b or c

Kits can be provided for around 15 dollars.

Class 2: February 18, 2010 Time 1-5 PM

Title: Cables with a twist and more, Everything you wanted to know about cables involving both knit and purl stitches used in Aran designs plus diamonds, blackberry stitch and pearl-bump patterns and/or learn how to design an Aran or gansey sweater depending on the time available. Prerequisite is Class 1 above unless you have a lot of experience.

Materials: Same as above


Charley Orlando began knitting as a child, put it aside for a number of years, then started knitting again in 1961. He soon moved into the area of Aran Styles or Fisherman Knits and has been working mostly with them for nearly fifty years. He has taught many children and young adults to knit, many of whom have maintained and improved their knitting skills. For the past twelve years he has taught the very popular aran- and gansey-knitting at the John C. Campbell Folk School. He lives in Belmont, NY. You may see pictures of his work and the work done in his classes on his website Just click on the knitting gallery and the class pictures icon.

Enchanted Mountain Quilting, Inc.
324 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-372-2327

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The Next Meeting of the Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group

The next meeting of the Olean Area Crochet & Knitting Group will be on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm at the Olean Public Library (134 N 2nd St, Olean, NY).

New members welcome! We will have our regular social meeting, enjoy some treats, and make a group craft! Bring your best projects to show off and your current project to work on! Bring a snack to share!

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January UPDATE from our friends at Enchanted Mountain Quilting, Inc.

Happy New Year to all our quilting friends! We are excited about our upcoming events that celebrate quilting and our first anniversary, and we hope that you will join us in the fun.

THE ROUNDUP, EMQ style is COMING!! Our first EMQ roundup, sure to cure those winter blues, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 1 pm. This event will feature a guest speaker, quilt show, buffet lunch, door prizes, new class samples, unveiling of the exclusive Block of the Month quilt, the pillowcase challenge, and more. Cost is $17, includes tip and tax. Please prepay.

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