Monday, April 30, 2007

A Mother's Day Tea

Saturday, May 12th, 1-4pm

Ladies Sipping Tea

Knit Picky will show Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts and anyone who is "mom-like" just how special they are!

We will be serving finger foods, tea, punch and desserts. Stop by, sip some tea, pinkie held high, and let's laugh and have fun together.
Bring along a favorite hat to wear or we will have some at the shop you may borrow. Sounds like a photo op to me!!

Summer Yarn Market Coming Soon!

At the beginning of June, Jo and Ann Marie will be headed to Columbus, Ohio for the summer TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) Market. While there they will get to see (and touch!) yarn, needles and books from almost all the vendors on the market! They are going to be looking for yarns from our current vendors that we don't currently carry. So, if you know of yarns sold by our vendors that you would like for us to carry, please let us know! For a list of our vendors, click here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Blue Sky Alpacas Trunk Show

On April 30th we are expecting the Blue Sky Alpaca trunk show to arrive and we are so excited! We also have the opportunity to place special orders with BSA and have them shipped out with the trunk show so if there is something you have been wanting-- a color of yarn that we don't have in or a pattern-- let us know by April 21st. Take a look at their beautiful patterns on their website.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sassy Stripes by Cascade (aka Jo’s birthday socks from Juli!)

I am hoping these socks hold up well because I am wearing them all the time! Juli knitted these beauties and gave them to me for my birthday. Aren’t they great?

Thanks Juli girl!

More about the yarn…

A sturdy blend of merino wool and nylon. Self-striping in terrific colors!

Content: 75% Merino 25% Nylon

Weight/Yardage: 50grams / 218 yards

Gauge: 7sts/inch on size 1-3 US

Care: Machine wash; tumble dry (can’t beat that!)


Thursday, April 12, 2007

I just have to share....

My new Ariann sweater (pattern by Chic Knits.) Some of you have seen me working on it. I highly recommend this pattern. It was fun to knit - challenging, but not too challenging. I used the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran which is a pleasure to knit with.
I was having problems trying to figure out how to work the raglan decreases with the lace. Did a little search on the internet, and found a great answer. The pattern is a twelve stitch repeat - really two mirrored sets of six stitches. If I couldn't finish a set of six stitches, I changed to stockinette for the group.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Project Finishing

Don't you hate it when you have spent hours and hours knitting only to find yourself facing tedious blocking, seaming and lining before you are actually finished? You no longer have to dread the final steps of your project-- just bring your knit or crocheted projects over to Knit Picky and let us finish them for you! For $20/hour we are happy to sew up your seams, attach your purse handles and line your bags. Let us know what we can do to help you!

Knitiot T-Shirts

This spring we are going to start carrying knitting-themed t-shirts from Knitiot. Place your order now and not only will you be certain to get the size, color and design you want but you will get 10% off the cost! Take a look at the Knitiot website and then give us a call and lets us know what you want by April 21!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Knit One Crochet Too

We just got in our first shipment from one of our new vendors-- Knit One, Crochet Too. We ordered Ty-Dy (self striping cotton) and Wick (soysilk blend) in this order. If you have used K1C2 yarns before, please let us know what you think and which of their other yarns you would like to see us carry. We also got in a selection of their patterns for fun summer tops!