Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter Knitting

Today is the big day, for those of you who are Harry Potter fans. The final Harry Potter book comes out tonight at midnight. To celebrate this momentous occasion, and promote knitting, several of us are going to take our Harry Potter knitting projects, from the book Charmed Knits, to Borders (at Thruway) this evening to sip coffee (or iced tea, depending on the weather) and knit. We hope that some of the kids, young and old, who are at Borders for the big HP party will be interested in our House Color hats, scarves, book marks and other projects and may realize a hidden passion for the magical world of knitting! Our finished toboggans will eventually be donated to Warm Woolies through the Charmed Knits KAL.

We would love to have you join us. We haven't decided what time we are heading over yet, but just give us a call (or an email) if you are interested!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Sock Club Gets Started!!

The Painted Sheep's Footprints Superwash yarn, in the "Knit Picky" color way, was the first sock yarn for the club and here are two of our favorite knitters in the shop to pick up their loot!!

To see more yarn from The Painted Sheep, come by the shop on Saturday, July 14th. Sip some bubbly and congratulate Laura on her new venture!

Friday, July 6, 2007

New Arrivals- Friday July 6th

Today we had lots of boxes to unpack-- it was like Christmas in July! All sorts of goodies arrived from Lantern Moon including silk project bags, gelato silk ribbon and Sox Stix double pointed needles. From Pick Up Sticks we received several great felting kits-- Snugs (in sizes baby to adult), Sushi Wallets, the Blooms Bracelet, the Bell hat and one of each of the flowers. Laura has already started on one of the Snugs kits! The new Interweave special edition magazine on Felting arrived as did sock yarn from Cherry Tree Hill in every color imaginable. Come down to the shop and see all of our new treats!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Cherry Trill Hill arriving this FRIDAY!!

Cherry Tree Hill is expected to arrive this Friday, July 6th. We expect this one to sell QUICKLY. So if you want Cherry Tree Hill socks of your own please do not delay. We would hate for you to miss out!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Aaahh...the Lazy Days of Summer

We're taking the holiday off this week along with a couple extra days! The shop is closed Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th and opens back up on July 5th...full swing ahead with our first Yarn Camp starting July 9th!! And don't forget our lauch party for Painted Sheep on July 14th, all day long!

I thought it would be a nice time for us to take a break and enjoy some family time and KNIT!! As you know, lately I've been consumed with learning this new business of mine and not much knitting. But hey, life in the yarn shop is all I dreamed it would be and MORE! Now for my holiday, I'm celebrating Independence Day with 100% cotton Ty-Dy yarn and lightning fast Addi Turbo's!! What are you knitting this 4th of July week???

This past week we got in some...
  • Berroco
  • Sunbelt Fasteners purse handles
  • Antique brass feet and magnetic closures for felted bags
  • Books - Including Great American Aran Afghan (look for this montly class to start in August)
  • More patterns for our new Naturally lace weight yarn
  • Wendy DK cotton supreme in new colors (beautiful for washcloths) and the lace bath cloth pattern many of you have requested.

    Knit Night continues to be GREAT FUN! I am so pleased that the summer months have not shown much signs of slowing down. Maybe I should be grateful for the unusually hot temperatures and the air conditioned yarn lounge! I want to thank you guys for using yarns from the shop or patterns from the shop. It really helps to show all of us at Knit Night how certain yarns look "knitted up" or how a pattern may be working out (or not). Anyway, I really appreciate your enthusiasm in promoting Knit Picky products!!

    Just got an email today saying Cherry Tree Hill (or Crack Tree Hill as they called it at market) was set for delivery on July 6th. Whooo Hoooo!

    We'll, that's about all for now. Just gave hugs and kisses to Steve's family as I swooshed them out the door after a weekend visit from Chattanooga. Time to knit!

    Happy 4th of July and I'll see you soon!