Thursday, September 27, 2012

October 2012 Schedule

For those who want to peruse our October Calendar but want to continue to hold their seat on the couch for fear of a pesky child or animal taking it over. Or for those who have no time to pop in over at the shop, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Click either of the links above or this one........or even this picture below

We've got one heck of a month shaped up so you better not miss out or you'll be sorry!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Let's Party!

We can't believe that it's been a whole year that we've had our doors open.   We can't think of a better way to celebrate than to appreciate all of you with food, gifts and a great time! 

Please join us as we celebrate our first year anniversary on
Friday, October 5th from 5-8:00.  

No need to RSVP, just come and enjoy an evening with friends!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Cascading Ideas

As you may have seen we got some new Cascade in yesterday. 220 Superwash Sport and Alpaca Lace.

I've got two words for you, soft and pretty. :) This stuff is just lovely and we got in some great colors. We even have more of the 220 Sport coming. Now if you're having trouble thinking of things to make with it, don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some things we came up with.

For the 220 Superwash Sport:

Pattern: Andrea's Shawl
Designer: Kirsten Kapur

Designer: Grumperina

Pattern: Ida's Kitchen
Designer: Kirsten Kapur

Don't those just look fun? Simple but still fun, great fall or Christmas projects. The Shifting Sands Scarf is huge on Pinterest, just in case you were trying to think of where you've seen it before. 
For the Alpaca Lace:

Pattern: Citron
Designer: Hilary Smith Callis

Designer: Hannah Fettig

Pattern: Flutter Scarf
Designer: Miriam L. Felton

You don't always have to do shawls with lace, I mean we threw in the Citron because it is just wonderful and practical while still being delicate and feminine. However, you can still do a garment and the Featherweight Cardigan is just the ticket. We happen to have copies of that pattern in the shop. 

Also, to continue my tweed kick, Rowan finally posted pictures of their new patterns for the Rowan Tweed we ordered. 

We bought all the yarn necessary to make this little number. You may have to fight me for a set-up. ;)

That's all from us here for today. We hope you find some of this inspirational and remember, we have the yarn you need!

Monday, September 10, 2012


Tweed is huge people. I won't get into all of the other lovely trends right now because I feel like focusing on the tweed. I have my coffee and doughnut here during a somewhat crisp morning, daydreaming about being cozy in a nice tweed sweater. The many flecks of color, maybe some elbow patches???? Elbow patches automatically make you smarter right?

Why is my mind on tweed you ask? Well, Cindy just happened to order a bunch from Rowan.......that's right, Rowan Tweed, the good stuff. She got a ton of beautiful colors and a lovely book with amazing sweater patterns. I can't wait to play with it all and match the perfect color with the perfect sweater. I'll let you know when it comes in. It's going to be wonderful.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Introduction to Aran and Color Knitting Workshops with Diane Soucy!

Diane is back and we are offering her introductory Color Knitting and Aran workshops just in time for your holiday projects. 

The Introduction to Color Knitting workshop will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 10-3:00.  This class is suitable for beginning knitters that have completed at least two simple projects.  In this class you will learn the basics of fair isle and intarsia while knitting a hat.  

The Introduction to Aran Knitting workshop will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 10-4:00.  This is perfect for those of you who have always wanted to knit one of those complicated looking fisherman's sweaters or just want to know how to add a few cables to an existing patterm.  You'll learn how to read charts as well as cover the basics of creating a chart.

Both workshops are $60.  Call or come by to reserve your slot soon!