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The Wooden Needle Newsletter - May 2023

Newsletter #33

May 2023

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.

Let the sunshine in— May is here!


What’s happening?

It’s almost time for Main Street Festival!

  • Vendors!
  • Music!
  • Food! 
  • Fun!

Main Street Festival will be here on June 9th and 10th.

That weekend is also Knit in Public Day, so bring your knitting, find a chair in the TWN purple tent, and join us!

Watch our Facebook page for more information.



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 IT!
  • November - Cowl (seaming project) - READY TO GIFT!
  • December - Mittens (colorwork) - WARM HANDS!
  • January - Cowl (holding fingering and lace weight yarn together) - WEARING IT!
  • February/March - Shawl (using a gradient and a solid together) - BEAUTIFUL!
  • April - Vest (three-needle bind off) - WEARING IT!
  • May - Socks (lace) - CASTING ON!
  • 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?

Warmer weather is here and that means it’s time for Knitted Wit’s National Park colorways.

We have Madelinetosh’s beautiful LYS colorway— Bonaire.



What are you gifting?

Sometimes it’s nice to give a gift card so the recipient can choose the gift.

Give a TWN gift card and make someone smile!

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. 


May - #11 (That means you work on this number until our next meeting.)

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


*Next UFO meeting - Thursday, May 18th


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. 

Mary Beth is looking royal in her purple Beddington shawl!


Here at TWN, we really like the Accent on the Upbeat cowl by Stephanie Shiman.

This month we’ve got two beautiful Accent cowls— one by Ann and the other knit by Ellen. 

You go, girls!


These new socks have Sonia ready to dance!


Collette is ready for summer in her cute top and matching scrunchie!


Super Stitcher Sam is at it again.

We can’t wait to see this cross stitch masterpiece completed!


Sparkle Girl Debbie stays busy– that’s not news to anyone that knows her– but if you needed any, here’s the proof!


WOW! For her daughter’s Christmas gift, Boss Lady Gayla is stitching the Vintage Rose quilt by Judy Niemeyer.



Needle Notes

Hello, everyone!  

We had a great time on LYS Day! Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with us. 

Trenton’s Main Street Festival will be here June 9th and 10th.  It is a day with lots of activities, fun things to do, and lots of things to buy and eat!  We will be setting up our purple tent this year for World Wide Knit in Public Day, which is June 10th, but we’re going to celebrate both days. Bring your projects and knit in public with us on the 9th and 10th.

Come out for the festival, join in the fun, and get in on our giveaway. 

Take care,


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! 

See something that interests you? Have a question? Have a suggestion? Check out our website or give us a call.

(270) 954-9005