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The Wooden Needle Newsletter - December 2022

Newsletter #29

December 2022

Want to know what’s happening at TWN?  

You’ve come to the right place! 

Once each month, we’ll send you our newsletter to keep you in the know.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

What’s happening?

Trenton Christmas Parade

If you’re looking for something to get you in the spirit, come to Trenton on Saturday, December 3rd.

The Christmas parade begins at 4:30 and will be just the thing to put you in the mood. 

There will be a chili supper at the Trenton Community Center after the parade.

You’ll want to make sure Santa catches you being nice, so come join us!

Holiday Schedule

In order to spend time with our families, we will close the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

-Open on Thursday, December 23rd

-Closed from Friday, December 24th through December 31st

-Open for the New Year on Tuesday, January 3rd

Workshop Wednesdays!

Join us for Workshop Wednesdays!

Every month or so, we’ll begin a new project together.

Our goal is to help you learn new skills or practice old ones.

There is no charge for attending TWN Workshop Wednesdays. 

A basic knowledge of knitting or crocheting will be needed for these projects.


The only requirement is that you purchase your project materials here at TWN. 

You don’t have to attend every Wednesday--- come when you can, when you need help, or when you just want to join the party!

Workshop Wednesdays will take place every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 until 5:00.


  • July - Christmas in July (ornaments) - DONE!

  • August - Simple hat - FINISHED!

  • September/October - Basic sweater - WEARING THEM!

  • November - Cowl (seaming project) - READY TO GIFT!

  • December - Mittens (colorwork) - LET’S GET STARTED!

  • January - Cowl (holding fingering and mohair together)

  • February/March - Shawl (using a gradient and a solid together)

  • April - Vest (three-needle bind off)

  • May - Socks (lace)

  • June - finish our WIPs

Questions? Just give us a call!

Come to Sit & Stitch!

Do you like to knit? Crochet? Embroider? Something else? 

Bring your project -- whatever it is -- and join us on Thursday evenings. 

This is our time to enjoy a variety of fiber crafts. 

For Sit & Stitch, your crafting materials need not have been purchased from TWN. 

Bring your project, and come craft with us!

We’ll meet on Thursday evenings from 5:00ish until 7:00ish.

Join the Trenton Sockettes!

Who needs the New York City Rockettes?

We’ve got the Trenton Sockettes!

If you like to knit socks— whether it’s your first or fiftieth pair— join us on Friday afternoons from 2:00 until 5:00.

Want to try toe up? Cuff down? A new pattern?

We meet every Friday from 2:00 until 5:00.


What’s new?

How about a 12-day yarn advent calendar from Wonderland?

Oh, yes! 

There's yarn plus some extra surprises inside!

Countdown the days to Christmas with Wonderland Yarns!


If you’ve not yet seen our Jessica Long embroidery kits, you’re in for a treat.
Each kit includes everything you need – even needles!


Does it get any cuter than these felt notions bags from frabjous fibers?

We don’t think so!


What are you gifting?

If you’re giving large or hard to wrap gifts, we’ve got just the thing.

Santa sacks!


What’s the UFO number for this month?

Do you see them?

They're watching you!

All those unfinished projects----


Join us for UFO this year!

This is your chance to complete unfinished objects or create new 2023 project goals. To join our group, simply create a UFO list of twelve projects. 


Your list of twelve projects can include unfinished projects, new projects, parts of a large project, or a combination of the three. Each month, we'll draw a number which will identify the project you'll work on over the coming month. On the third Thursday of each month, we'll meet to share our projects and choose a new number. 


Just think! At the end of the year, you'll feel so good with all those FOs!


*First 2023 UFO meeting - Thursday, January 19th


What? UFO - Unfinished Objects

When? Third Thursday of each month 5:00 until 7:00

How? Work on the chosen number project from your list until the third Thursday

**For UFO projects, yarn does not have to be purchased from TWN.

What are you making?

Isn’t it fun to share your current project (or projects!) with friends? 

We love sharing with each other and with our customers. 

Sue is showing off the hat she made on a loom using Furreal yarn.  

You go, girl!

You can see the wonder of Wonderland yarn and Mary Beth’s knitting skills in her Three Fates Cowl.

Keely’s Easy Scarf is proof that you can use sock yarn to make something other than socks.
It looks great!

Super Stitcher Sam is stitching away on this cute project.
We can’t wait to see it finished!

Sparkle Girl Debbie has been busy making Christmas presents.
Everybody’s going to want to be on her list!

Renaissance Woman Elaine used batik fabric to create this Wyoming Valley block.

As always, Boss Lady Gayla has her hands in a variety of projects.
The sweet Short Row Baby Jacket and We Three Gnomes wool applique are just two of many! 

Needle Notes

Well, we’ve passed Thanksgiving and are on our way to Christmas!  You still have time for a few yarn projects for Christmas if you are so inclined.  (I know I am! lol) During December, we’re working on colorwork mittens.  We’ll begin the mitten pattern Wednesday, December 7th, if you’d like to cast on with us.


We have lots of new yarns coming to the store.  We’ve started carrying Madelinetosh in three different weights: Tosh Light sock, Farm Twist, and Triple Twist.   We’lll be getting the “Hue of the Moment” each month and a larger shipment of many different colorways in January.  


Our wool corner has expanded, and we’ve received our first shipment of Sue Spargo mill-dyed wool, as well as, hand-dyed wools, lots of new patterns, and more wool scrap bags from Moda.  We also carry Jessica Long embroidery kits.  Need a project and don't have an embroidery stash?  This kit comes with everything you need. Maybe you have someone on your Christmas list that wants to try embroidery. A Jessica Long kit would be a great place to start!  We’re working on making some wool applique kits as well.  


Stop in and check out all the new things at TWN. 

You might even pick up a Christmas gift or two to mark off your list.  


Hope to see ya soon—


That's it for our newsletter this month, but don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook page, blog, and website. 

Thanks for spending time with us! 


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(270) 954-9005