Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Summer Yarn Camp

Do you remember summer camp? I do and it was fun!

Get ready for summer camp at Knit Picky. Our planning is almost complete. I wanted to give you a heads up on our ideas so far. Yarn Camp will run from Monday through Friday from 10am until 3pm. Ages 8-14 are invited to attend. Exact dates and cost to be determined in the next week.

Campers will have a morning session with a different focus each day: dyeing their own yarn, spinning unique fibers, wet felting and dry felting. We will take advantage of our wonderful side yard and shade tree! After lunch, the kids will take a crochet class, break for exercise, then a knitting class. Before you know it, the will have created a project using their individually dyed yarn. FUN!

Be thinking about kids you may know who would enjoy this camp. I want our Knit Picky customers to have first dibs on the spaces before advertising to the public.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Needle felting Kits and Class

Interested in learning how to needle felt? We have sampler packets of wool roving and felting needles if you want to experiment on your own. If you would rather take a workshop we are considering offering a Saturday workshop introduction to needle felting where you will learn to make this cute little sheep!

Spring Class Ideas

Now that we have the march class schedule posted, its time to start thinking about April and May classes. We would love to get your input. Have we offered classes in the past which you think we should offer again? Do you have a technique or a project that you are interested in learning? Please let us know what classes YOU want to take. Just click "comment" at the bottom of this post to leave your suggestions OR take a look at some of our ideas and vote for your favorite!

Lantern Moon Needles

If you haven't tried the Lantern Moon needles yet you don't know what you are missing out on. They are beautiful to look at and to work with. The polished wood is so smooth and warm We just got in a big shipment and can't wait to share them with you!

New Knitting Kits!

Knit Whits colorful knitting kits have arrived! Wow, look at these great colorful projects- perfect for spring and summer. Think of all the compliments you will receive carrying one of these bags around this season. We have too many selections to post pictures of them all, but visit the Knit Whits website to see more of the creative kits they offer.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

March Class Schedule

Our March class schedule is now available! Click here to check it out. If you would like to sign up for a class stop by the shop or give us a call to get your name on the list. Classes may fill up quickly so don't wait too long!

Namaste Bags

Namaste bags have arrived! Luxurious "jetsetter" knitting handbags and needle shells are the perfect addition to your knitting collection. Come in and see for yourself!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Jordana Paige Knitting Bags have arrived!!

The gorgeous bags we ordered from market and from the trunk show just arrived! To visit Jordana Paige's website click here.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Customer Trunk Show

We have so many talented customers and we want to take advantage of all that talent and put it on display! This spring we are going to give you the opportunity to hang your favorite finished knit or crocheted item on our walls. In addition to being able to admire everyone's projects, we will also have several categories (Best Small Project, Best Large Project, Most Creative Use of Color, etc) that visitors to the shop can vote for. The rules are that the yarn should be from our shop and the pattern should either be from our shop or a free online pattern. If you have a question about whether we carry a certain book or pattern just give us a call or stop by. Start thinking about which of your projects you want to submit--we can't wait to see what you have made!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Lara Sweater Class

The Lara Sweater class has become so popular, and for good reason. We are so proud of all of our "students" for all the great work they have done.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

March Classes

We are almost done with the March calender so check you in-boxes soon for the official schedule. To help you start planning, here is a tentative list of March's upcoming classes:

Cascade 220

A new shipment from Cascade just arrived and you won't believe how many colors we have now. We have so many bright, beautiful colors which will be perfect for spring and summer projects. Plus, this wool yarn is ideal for felting which is so fun and popular. We have put together some kits for felted easter bags with this great yarn.

Blue Sky Alpaca

In February we got in a shipment from one of our new venders- Blue Sky Alpaca. Opening up the boxes reminded us of Christmas morning; Anne Marie and Laura could barely wait to stroke the soft, silky yarn and wonder at all the beautiful colors. The silk/alpaca blend is now one of Laura's top three yarns (sharing the glory with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and Cascade Fixation) and she has started several projects using it. We are certain that you will love it too. From Blue Sky we also recieved soft, thick cotton yarn in an amazing assortment of colors. This yarn has quickly become a favorite for baby items and casual summer tops. Come in to the shop and let us show you our favorites!


Welcome to our new blog! Lately we have had so much exciting news to share with everyone that we decided it was time to create a blog. This way you can check in whenever you want and see if we have any new yarns or classes or other exciting news! If you leave us a comment please leave your name (or a pretend internet name) so that when we see you in the shop we will know who you are!