Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Countdown is On...

The end of the year is fast approaching and 2008 is only hours away! Where does the time go? We've just finished a long day at Knit Picky. As with any retail business, inventory is a necessary chore. But as tedious as it was, it was not a chore at all. The team worked hard but laughed a lot, too.

And in the end, we were tired, yarn drunk and silly.

Ann Marie walked by, "Be sure the Beadles are right". Sitting on the floor, Kim said, "I like the Beatles...some of their stuff". I thought, "what??". In the far corner, Laura replied, "I've never knit with the Beadles....... but I'd like to have them on my coffee table. Kim looked up....WHAT?? her confused look was priceless! I lost it as I pictured a tiny Ringo Starr in a vase on Laura's coffee table! It was our spaghetti junction of tired conversation! And no wine today, I promise.

As I entered numbers over and over, I daydreamed about the new yarn arriving in January. Imagine Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn....462 yds of sock yarn dyed in those amazing colorways we've all come to adore. Sublime has a new, soft organic cotton in beautiful, new colors (arriving in January). Silk Garden, one of our best sellers, is being delivered in "lite" weight version and has terrific pattern support just in time for cool spring days.

Now that Laura's back in town we'll soon be getting some new yummies from Unique Sheep. And, of course, Erin...Mama busy dying some originals to bring with her on her visit to the shop. She'll reveal these new colorways dyed especially for Knit Picky customers!! And, she'll need your help naming the few that will become standards in her cEYEber Fiber Line!

Remember, each workshop participant gets first dibs on the new yarns & goodies that Mama E unveils during her visit!

So tonight I rest so I'll have enough energy to watch the ball drop tomorrow night. Family party at my house....margaritas as we wind down.....strong coffee around 9:30 to help us keep our eyes open to see the big event. Who says life in your 40's aren't rip, roarin' good times??!!



Saturday, December 22, 2007

New Opportunity to Dye with Mama E...

After considering that our workshop with Mama E might be too much time or money to invest during this time of year, Erin and I came up with an idea! You can now sign up for the Yarn Dyeing sessions only! Although you'll miss her terrific color theory and Fair Isle portion, you'll still have the chance to dye yarn, side by side, in the Knit Picky kitchen with Mama E.

Fee=$95.00 for a 3 hour yarn dying session and includes your supplies!!

Sessions: Sat, Jan 12, 2:30 - 5:30pm OR Sun, Jan 13, 9:30 - 12:30

We'll soon post this offering to our WHOLE email list but for now, it goes out to our bloggers. Erin wants only 6 people per session so spaces will fill up fast. A small, intimate group will give you'll get all the attention you need for a successful yarn dyeing session.

Call us to register...768-5599.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Holiday KAL

Shanna stopped by yesterday with her Peppermint Bark sock. She is using the Jaywalking pattern and the sock is nothing short of gorgeous. So beautiful that I had to buy the yarn and start Jaywalking myself. So, I'd like to invite anyone who is interested in Jaywalking with us to stop by the shop and pick up some sKNITches and see how many people we can get going on the project. Maybe even have a Jaywalking night..

Thanks to Shanna for letting us use a photo of her sock!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Peppermint Bark

Do you like peppermint bark candy as much as we do? If so, you'll love this new sock yarn custom dyed for Knit Picky by sKNITches! We only have a limited amount of this one of a kind yarn and once its gone, its gone; so come get yours before its gone!

Felted Poinsettias

Just in time for the holidays we are offering a special felted poinsettia workshop. On Dec 13th learn the secrets to wet felting beautiful, one of a kind flowers. Jan promises us that its easy, even though the finished flowers look exquisite! Jan's felting classes always fill up, so reserve your space now. Click here for more information or give us a call at 768 5599.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Mango Moon Bag Kits

Mango Moon has come up with the neatest bag kits, perfect for those of us who love to knit bags...but hate to line them and find the perfect handles. These kits include a pattern, gorgeous Mango Moon yarn and all the suede parts of the bag already attached to a pre-sewn lining! It couldn't get any easier. We just got in a shipment containing the Hobo Bag, Scallop Bag and Backpack in an assortment of colors. Get yours soon, I anticipate that these are going to sell quickly!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Jan's Cute Creations!!

On this sunny, first day of December, the shop was full of needle felters working on projects!

Jan Bullins shared her precious design and taught lots of ladies the tricks of the trade.

Here's a hat and a head....the chubby little body is in the making! This sold out class made several cute little snow people!!

If you missed the class you can still create a snowman. Kits for the Snow People, created by The Unique Sheep, are available at Knit Picky for $10/kit and include instructions & pattern. Create one of your own!