Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ribby Shell Pattern Now IN STOCK

After Kim knit the Ribby Shell (twice!) we promptly sold out of the pattern. Ooops! But don't worry, more have arrived. So now you can knit your own Ribby Shell. If you would like us to hold a copy of the pattern for you, give us a call at 768-5599!

Friday, April 11, 2008

A New Shirt - The Ribby Shell

Yes, I know I'm obsessed with summer shirts. Here's my next one (actually, this is my 2nd of this design). This is the Chic Knits Ribby Shell. Knit Picky is going to offer a class on this wonderful summer shirt. The options are unlimited. Whether you like solids or a little more color (mine is done in Tye-Dye, this one is a gift). The classes will be on Saturdays - possibly starting the last day of May, so keep your calender open!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Better late than never...

OK, so sometime back in December I saw Shanna working on her Jaywalkers and I just HAD to do them, too. It is now April 10 and I have the first one done. I have gotten 1 or 2 things done in the meantime, but that's kinda bad - even for me. Hopefully, I get the 2nd done a lil quicker.

Google Maps

I was listening to a podcast by "Its a Purl Man" today and he was talking about Google Maps. How is this knitting related, you ask? Well, LYS are listed on Google Maps and its one of the main ways that new customers find yarn shops. So I immediately headed over to the site to make sure Knit Picky was listed and all the information was correct-- it was. But there are no reviews. So how are prospective customers supposed to know that we are a GOOD yarn shop, not just any ol' shop? If you have had a good experience at Knit Picky, I encourage you to go over to maps.google.com and search for Knit Picky Yarns (that should be enough for the program to find it). When it pops up you should see a link to "Write a Review". I think you need to have a google account to do this. That way, if knitters are visiting from out of town, recently moved to our area or just took up knitting, they will know that Knit Picky is THE place to come for yarn and knitting notions in our area! Thanks!!


Fun Girls who Knit (and Crochet)

It's Thursday morning and I'm thinking again, "What a fun group we have each Wednesday night at the shop". Our group is so unique, talented and diverse. It feels like best friends and family gathering together to share stories and laughter! And although we had a few low-volume moments last night, we often get loud with chatter in every corner of the room!

I am also lucky to have a terrific, yet smaller, group of ladies fill the yarn lounge on Thursday mornings. This quieter, coffee sipping group discusses new grandchildren, travels to far away places, children and jobs, and what's the best way to handle shoulder seams. And we laugh, too. That's a common denominator for both groups and it serves as our release. Release of worries, concerns, frustrations....things we all face in our busy lives.

I am blessed, that's for sure. And I always feel better after attending these two groups. Cheaper than therapy, right?! Thanks to each and every one of you who hop in your car and drive to your favorite knitting group. Knit Picky's success is a reflection of your passion!

Bear hugs to you!