close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bringing it Home

Misti Hand Paint Sock in the most fabulous colorway.

We held several of our knitting classes at Modern Domestic this fall, and we hope you enjoyed working in their spacious studio. We have decided to bring all of our classes back to Close Knit starting in January. We all have so many exciting things happening in our shops, that it works best for all of us if knitting classes come home to Close Knit.
We will be trying a few new things with our classes in an effort to make the most of our space and teachers.

*For the most part, classes will be held during hours when Close Knit is closed to avoid the hubub of knitters learning plus knitters shopping.

*We hope to refresh our offerings more often than in the past. Keep your eyes on the blog and sign up for the mailing list to stay on top of our current classes and workshops.

*We will be slimming down our offerings so we can focus on the classes that you really seem to love. We welcome your suggestions, so
please tell us what you'd like to see offered. Feel free to let us know at the shop or leave a comment here on the blog or our Facebook page.

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our 5th anniversary in November. Ann has graciously shared the recipe for the yummy scones she brought in on Saturday of our sale week. Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you at the shop and in class!

Chocolate Chip Orange Scones
dry wet
2 cups flour 1/4 cup orange juice (squeezed
1/3 cup sugar from orange used for peel)
2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter (cube)
1 egg white mixed with 1/2 tsp water for glaze
Preheat oven to 425* F. Butter a cookie sheet.
Mix the first four dry ingredients with a fork.
Cut butter into 1/2" cubes, and distribute over flour mixture. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl, stir together the wet ingredients: eggs, orange juice, vanilla, and orange peel.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. The dough will be sticky. With lightly floured hands, knead in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
With lightly floured hands, pat dough into a flattened area about 3/8 or 1/2" thick. If desired, brush egg mixture over the top and sides of dough. If you have a convection option on your oven (speed bake fan) this glaze will give them a nice glow.
Bake for 9-10 minutes. Enjoy.


  1. Very excited to have the classes move back to the store. That way I can knit a little and when I take a break, do some shopping for the next project!

  2. We're glad to have you all back, too. I hope you find the perfect class. If you don't, please let us know what you'd like to see offered! Thanks, Leah