Monday, August 20, 2007

Painted Sheep Scarf Kits

Knit Picky now carries kits containing all the yarn you need to make one of the gorgeous ripple scarves designed by Laura. These scarves make the perfect treat for yourself or to make as Christmas presents. To see the colors available, visit Laura's website at

Charity Knit Night and Book Club TONIGHT!

Don't forget that tonight is the planning meeting for the NEW Knit Picky Book Club as well as the monthly meeting of the Charity Knitting group. Even if you haven't been before, you are welcome to attend either meeting. If you are a crocheter, bring a size K hook to Charity Knitting tonight and we will crochet some of our blocks together for our Warm Up America afghan. Knitters- we will be looking at yarns and patterns for Chemo Caps for our Breast Cancer/ Chemo Cap drive this fall. If you have a pattern or yarn that you think would make a great hat for a cancer patient please bring it tonight! Or you could browse these FREE patterns and pick one out to start on tonight. As always we will have bags full of donated yarn if you don't have anything in your stash. For chemo caps, its best to use soft, machine washable yarn that doesn't contain any wool.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Mirasol: Sweet Baby Llama!

Peru is having some dark days following the earthquake. On a brighter note, Peru' s heritage and culture of textile artistry is among the richest worldwide.

The Mirasol Project supports a school for local children of the shepherds who tend to the many animals in this region. Your purchase of this yarn helps support this valuable project. And the shepherds bring us yummy new yarns like these we've just received in the shop.

Miski ~ 100% Baby Llama (and feels like a dream)
Knits to a gauge of 4.5 sts/inch on US 8 and comes in colors of the Andes Mountains!!

Sulka ~ 60% Merino wool, 20%Alpaca, 20% Silk (sweet!)
Knits to a gauge of 4 sts/inch in US 10. Lovely colors and fast knitting...just my style.

Mirasol patterns have been designed by well know Noro designer, Jane Ellison. Her patterns are beautiful and offer a variety of garments for various skill levels. We have yarn for any size project-full bags available.

We'd be glad to have you stop by to see the yarn. Petting allowed.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

This Wednesday, August 15th, is our Yarn Tasting Event (no Open Knit Night)

Please join us for our first ever Yarn Tasting event this coming Wednesday, August 15th. We have 2 seating options available and both have a few openings. We will not hold Open Knit Night this week due to our special event.

The Yarn Tasting will give you the opportunity to "taste" some new yarns and get a feel for those you like or don't like without having to purchase the whole skein. You'll also receive a discount of 20% off any of the yarns we are serving!

For more information, click here...

Open Knit Night will resume next Wednesday, August 22nd, full speed ahead!
See you soon!

Free Pattern for Lace Washcloth

Laura's Euroflax washcloth turned out so cute, shes decided to offer the pattern to you for free! Though she designed it for use with Euroflax, it could easily be adapted to work with other cotton or linen yarns. Click here for the pattern.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Crochet Today!

The September/October issue of Crochet Today arrived today! All of the patterns can be viewed here - Crochet Today.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The shipment I have been waiting for has arrived!

We received our Louet boxes on Friday with lots of new yarn and patterns!!

We received both the fingering weight and the sport weight in Louet's Gems yarn which a machine washable and dryable merino wool yarn. The yarn is spun with a tight twist, which makes it great for textured work. The fingering weight would be perfect for those beautiful cabled sock patterns.

And, I will show you what I have planned for the sport weight ....

(Here's a clue - it is the Kathryn Hepburn cardigan from Lace Style.
I am knitting the red one of course)

We also received Kidlin, a combination of Linen and Mohair, which is unbelievable. Here's a beautiful pattern we saw at TNNA. I wore the sample garment for a while, and might have walked off with it if it wouldn't have gotten Jo thrown out of the show:)

We also received Euroflax - an unbelievable linen yarn that is MACHINE WASHABLE and DRYABLE, and does not require ironing. Laura has already made a washcloth out of it and says its heavenly!

And, last, but not least, we received wool fiber and drop spindle kits.

Stop by soon!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sock Blockers Have Arrived!

Several of you wanted to know when we got the Fiber Trends sock blockers. Well, there here!!

I'll have to say this picture works but they look so much sweeter sporting a pair of hand knit socks.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Handsome Dad!

Just got back from a fun, relaxing visit with my Dad and his wife, Vicki. They live in Tennessee in a beautiful home on Lake Chickamauga. My sis and her 2 girls (Tallulah, 1 & Maya, 3) from Minneapolis met me down there and we surprised Dad!! He laughed and grinned a lot but was mostly speechless. Who knows....he may have been looking forward to a quite birthday with Vicki. Well, we fixed that!!

Thanks to Ann Marie, Laura & Juli for playing at the yarn shop and allowing me this get-a-way time. While away, we got some beautiful yarn from Elsabeth Lavold.
Both Silky Wool and Hempathy arrived with some very nice pattern booklets that work for both yarns
(same gauge). They are reasonably priced for quality yarn. Stop by to see the yummy colors for fall and winter!

Silky Wool
65% wool 35% silk

If you want something lighter, without wool, then Hempathy is for you...

41% Cotton
34% Hemp
25% Modal