December 16: Learn Something New

The start of a new year is the perfect time to learn something new. One of the things I love most about knitting and crochet is regardless of how adept you are or how long you’ve been doing it, there is always something new to learn. Learning new things is good for you, good for the soul, and good for your brain.

With all of the extreme makeovers I’ve been doing behind the scenes, it seemed only fitting to revamp our classes and schedule.

a focus on technique

Our focus on learning new techniques has intensified for the upcoming year. We rethought our approach to classes, and how to intertwine techniques with interesting projects. Rather than working merely on one project, our new FOCUS classes will offer a variety of projects from which to choose. If you have your eye on a particular design, bring it along and we will be happy to advise.

The winter schedule features both knit and crochet classes, with a focus on ENTRELAC, FAIR ISLE, AMIGURUMI, AND TUNISIAN CROCHET.


KNIT WITH SWAK has morphed into GATHER. The concept will remain the same, but with additional weekend offerings. Knitters and crocheters alike can still gather together each Tuesday of the month. For those unable to attend on Tuesdays, we are adding the last Saturday of the month to the GATHERING schedule.

Project help will be available, or simply come and enjoy the company of other knitters and crocheters. If you need help with your project, assistance isn’t limited to these days. You might want to check in with us first to make sure the right person is available to assist, but otherwise we’re happy to help at just about any day or time.

beginner bunch

The Beginner Bunch continues the first Saturday of each month. This is a class for those who have never knit or crochet before, or are new to the craft and wanting to learn more. We’ve made this class super simple, packaging all yarns and supplies into fun Beginner Boxes – check them out on our website!

compliments of the house

Classes, gatherings, and project assistance are free of charge. Materials must be purchased at Sealed with a Kiss. All classes and gatherings are from 10 to 3, come and go.

Click here to check our our new class schedule and sign up for classes online!

Speaking of compliments of the house, I have another fun give-away for you today. FIVE lucky readers will win a set of our instructional Technique cards plus a $10 gift card. Simply leave a comment on this post telling us if you’re a KNITTER, CROCHETER, or BOTH.

You have until midnight tonight!

the winners are:

  • Marilee Camerer
  • Jennifer McKinney
  • Karyn Cook
  • Bernadette Ray
  • Sheri Blaylock

Please note that all prizes must be picked up at our shop no later than February 1, 2020. We do not mail or ship prizes.


  • Jennifer McKinney

    16.12.2019 at 05:21 Reply

    I am a knitter!

  • Ashley Lorenz

    16.12.2019 at 06:13 Reply

    Primarily a knitter but I can crochet a chain for days!

  • Liz Hall

    16.12.2019 at 06:23 Reply

    I am both.

    I call myself ambichroknitterous.

  • Liz Hall

    16.12.2019 at 06:25 Reply

    I am both. …

    I call myself ambichroknitterous.

  • Bernadette Ray

    16.12.2019 at 06:28 Reply

    I’m a knitter.

    • Amber Ketchum

      16.12.2019 at 10:10 Reply

      I like doing both!!

  • Jessica Harlow

    16.12.2019 at 08:04 Reply

    I can do both, but I’m primarily a knitter. Crochet hurts my hand no matter how aware and proactive I am of how I’m holding the hook.

  • Linda Weston

    16.12.2019 at 08:15 Reply

    I don’t want to be considered for this giveaway, as I already have the technique cards. These cards were really helpful when I was making the Penga store sample. It’s worth having a set, even if you don’t win them!

    I really just wanted to tell you how much I love the new class and gathering concepts! It’ll be so nice to have a weekend gathering option for those of us who can’t easily get to Guthrie on weekdays. I hope you’ll consider adding brioche to next year’s offerings — I want to dive right in on two-color brioche, LOL.

    • Linda Weston

      16.12.2019 at 08:17 Reply

      P.S. I can do both, but am primarily a knitter. In 2014, I crocheted a purse out of videotape!

    • Keely

      16.12.2019 at 08:24 Reply

      Brioche will definitely be offered!

  • Shawna Lancelot

    16.12.2019 at 08:22 Reply

    Both , but primarily a knitter

  • Amy Otto

    16.12.2019 at 08:33 Reply

    Both! I knit & crochet but a much better knitter! Always looking to be better at both!

  • Karyn Cook

    16.12.2019 at 08:37 Reply


  • Shawndalynn

    16.12.2019 at 08:52 Reply

    I am so a Knitter, who dabbles in crochet.

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    16.12.2019 at 08:57 Reply


  • Patricia Riden

    16.12.2019 at 09:01 Reply

    Strictly a knitter. I can use a crochet hook to fix mistakes and do provisional cast-ons. Sort of.

  • Bonnie Malone

    16.12.2019 at 09:05 Reply

    I can crochet, but I much prefer knitting

  • Anita Roesler

    16.12.2019 at 09:24 Reply

    I knit and crochet.

  • Judy Smith

    16.12.2019 at 09:31 Reply

    Knitter I have some of the cards

  • Tammy Adamson

    16.12.2019 at 09:34 Reply

    I’m a knitter, but sometime I need to learn crocheting.

  • Tina Adamson

    16.12.2019 at 09:35 Reply

    Just began knitting

  • Sarah Bailey

    16.12.2019 at 09:36 Reply

    Both! The ladies in my life ( Mom and grandmothers) taught me to knit and crochet. I just have a lot more experience knitting.

  • Lesley Rodgers

    16.12.2019 at 10:01 Reply

    I am a knitter who always wanted to learn to crochet

  • Jennifer Elkhair

    16.12.2019 at 10:02 Reply

    I am mainly a knitter, but I can crochet a little.

  • Sheri Blaylock

    16.12.2019 at 10:33 Reply

    I am a knitter! I loved the technique classes this past year and am looking forward to learning more things. Thanks Keely!

  • Merrie Raoch

    16.12.2019 at 11:15 Reply

    Love to knit!

  • Dana Barnes

    16.12.2019 at 11:37 Reply

    I’m a knitter. Also known as Jeannie’s only crochet fail 😢

  • Jeannie Bennett

    16.12.2019 at 12:13 Reply


  • Marilee Camerer

    16.12.2019 at 12:31 Reply

    I used to be a knitter, but now am a crocheter❣️

  • Laura McMahan

    16.12.2019 at 12:35 Reply

    knit and crochet –technique classes are the best!!

  • Teresa

    16.12.2019 at 12:38 Reply


  • Ellen McKenzie

    16.12.2019 at 13:17 Reply

    Knitter here (can crochet but prefer knitting)

  • Kathy Plummer

    16.12.2019 at 20:03 Reply

    I’m predominantly a knitter but can do simple crochet if I have to.

  • Donna J Miller

    16.12.2019 at 20:38 Reply

    I am a knitter.

  • Stevie

    16.12.2019 at 23:08 Reply

    Crochet 💕

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    16.12.2019 at 23:22 Reply

    I learned to crochet as a child. I had one knitting class, but for me, crochet was so much faster.
    I tried knitting again, when I was in college, but was still frustrated that it took me so long to complete even a small project.
    13 years ago, I gave knitting another try. I had shattered both bones in my forearm, which required placement of a titanium plate. After much rehab, I decided to teach myself the continental style of knitting to decrease the amount of movement required in throwing my yarn or twisting of wrist required in crochet. I’m still slow, but now enjoy the process, & I no longer push myself toward deadlines, but enjoy watching the development of the form.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    16.12.2019 at 23:39 Reply


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