Friday, December 4, 2009

New Class Schedule is Up!

We hope your holiday knitting (and otherwise!) season is going beautifully. Enjoy the eggnog and pine scented garlands and twinkly lights and the chance to spend time with friends and family!

And then, in January, why not treat yourself to some fun classes? Our new class schedule is up on the website here. Oh boy, do we have some great classes lined up! There's cables and lace and felting and entrelac and classic sweaters and little gifts and no-brainer knitting and brain-stretching knitting! Here are some peeks to tantalize you!

Felted Knitting Basket (my favorite knitting bag/container of all time!)

Lacy Criss-Cross Scarf (so fun and quick!)

Cabled Hot Water Bottle Cozy (great intro to cables and perfect for a cold winter's night!)

Fair Isle Hat (the colorwork is only on the band. I loved making this!)

Bella's Mittens - inspired by the movie "Twilight"

And many many more!!

Call the store at 215-242-1271 if you'd like to sign up for any or all of these great classes!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quick Holiday Gift Ideas

Reversible Cable Scarf

Mohair Mittens

Firenze Scarf/Shawl

Really warm hats for him or her

Our little accessory case holds all your gadgets!

Matching Tangled Web Tote

Felted Party Purse

Furry Friends Christmas Stocking

"Handknit Holidays" is filled with wonderful gift ideas for all year round.

"Knit Noel" is another great holiday idea book.

Christmas Stockings

The ever popular "Quicky Gift Hat" knits up in two hours.

Kookaburra wool wash makes a great stocking stuffer.

How about a few handknit ornaments to top off your packages.

Daisy Muir Knitting Bag and matching needle case.

Eco friendly market bags to knit or crochet.

Eros/Kid Silk Haze Shawl.
Quick knit on a size 17 needle.

Anne's famous bird's nest scarf
with just a touch of bling.

Cozy Tweedy Shrug

Tangled Web Tee

Gossamer shawl also a quick
knit on a size 17 needle.

Cowl's are all the rage.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sample Sale!

Get a jump on your holiday buying something that's already knit! We know it's fun to knit for loved ones around the holidays, but there are always those other people - teachers, hostesses, petsitters, yourself - who deserve a nice knitted gift, but you just don't have the time to knock one out for them.

Well, we have the answer! Look!

We've gone through our samples and pulled out dozens of scarves, hats, and sweaters (for babies, kids and adults) that we're selling. These are gorgeous samples, but we don't carry the yarn anymore or the pattern's out of print, so we can't display them anymore. Our loss is your gain!

There's something here for everyone - sparkly scarves, adorable baby sweaters, warm adult sweaters, dashing hats. Stop by the store and take a look at what's on sale. While supplies last!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Block of the Month Madness!

Our first Block of the Month First Friday was a smashing success! We had over thirty intrepid knitters show up and start their afghans with the thrilling Block #1, the Popcorn Stitch! I meant to take a picture of everyone concentrating on their knitting, but I couldn't squeeze in upstairs. So I yelled up from downstairs that I was popping champagne, and suddenly there was a flock of knitters swarming about.

There was imbibing:

There was chatting:

There was chatting and choosing yarn for the next block:

And there was some serious shopping:

I swear to you that these folks all knit for a long time that night. But they embraced the break too!

So there you have it: knitting plus drinking plus chatting plus shopping = a great time.

You can start the Block of the Month Afghan at any time by stopping by the store and picking up your first block's yarn and pattern. Our next First Friday, the exciting Block #2, is November 6 from 5-8pm.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Feel The Rhythm!

When some yarns come in, like the Cascade 220 or Lamb's Pride, we get all warm and fuzzy. Let's face it - it's always nice to open a big box of yarn. But sometimes a shipment of yarn comes in that absolutely knocks our jaded socks off. That happened today. Our shipment of Jojoland Rhythm came in, and we were floored by its beauty, the colors, and the price! Look at the wall of awesomeness!
We got 18 colorways in, and they are all spectacular.

AND, we got a sample that we all sighed over when it came out of the box. Here's Annie modeling the Entrelac Shawl:

Beauteous. Jojoland Rhythm is $6.00 a ball, it's 100% wool, 110 yards a ball, worsted weight. We want to make hats, kids' sweaters, scarves out of it - in fact we spent a very pleasant afternoon speculating which colors we were going to get and what we were going to do with them. Come on in and do some speculating yourself!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Most Beautiful Needlepoint Canvasses are Here!

We're thrilled to have a terrific trunk show from local needlepoint legend Barbara Russell which runs through October 7. We have everything you need for pillows, belts, eyeglass cases, tallis bags, dog collars, key fobs - you name it!

(Our nice window!)

(One of our walls of thread - ever color imaginable!)

Here's a sampling of the gorgeous canvasses:

We have pillows of every dog breed you can name. Here's a sweet little pug:

We have many Christmas stockings available. Here's classic Pooh:

We have smaller projects as well. Here are some little flower canvasses. The projects at the bottom right are Tooth Fairy Pillows!

We have a ton of belt canvasses. This is a detail from one of my favorites. It's Boathouse Row!

All Barbara Russell canvasses are 20% off during the trunk show. I'm telling you, this knitter is dying to pick up a needlepoint project just looking at what's here. Make sure you stop by - and tell all your needlepointing friends.