Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dream in Color and Yarn Bowls!

We've got Dream in Color for the first time, and both Jo and I are in love! The top row is all we have left of the Starry (superwash sock yarn with silver sparklies!) and we got Classy, a superwash worsted weight merino, in all sort of luxuriant semi-solids!

We also got the first yarn bowls from Melanie Micale, a local potter, and they're fabulous! She's got a variety of glazes and different styles, and they're all nice and heavy and sure to keep your unruly yarn in its place!

Zoe likes them, and we know you will too!

-- Samantha

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Wintery Blast of Color from Cascade!

Cascade continues to be an amazing yarn company: excellent quality, great prices and more beautiful colors now than ever. We just received a big shipment of refills. Recently, Cascade introduced a new 128 Superwash Wool that has been flying off the shelves. It is soft, durable and washable. So we've restocked the shelves on this yarn and others including Sierra & 220 Superwash.

And you must see the new Great American Afghan Booklet! It shows exquisitely designed blocks using shades of pinks and greens. Very spring like!

Stop in soon for best color selection! Happy cold weather knitting!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Party Time!

After the East Coast Blizzard of '09, Knit Picky had to postpone their annual holiday party. Luckily, the weather has cooperated in 2010 (so far) and we were able to get together at Firebirds off of Hanes Mall Blvd. this Sunday for an evening of good friends, good food, and of course, lots of wine!

If you have any photos you'd like us to add, please email them! If you weren't able to join us, I hope you'll be with us next year (and a lot of times in-between!)

-- Samantha

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


You might have noticed we were closed this past weekend. Inventory is a reality for every retail store. I will be the first to tell you no one REALLY enjoys it. For us as Knit Picky, we would rather be open, knitting and spending time with our friends like you. You are probably wondering why I told you all of this. Susan and I were in charge of counting patterns. I work here and I had NO idea how many patterns Jo has in the cabinet. I saw designers that I didn't even know we carried. There are beautiful patterns for everything and anything you could want to make. This realization inspired me because if I didn't know what we had, I doubt you do. I have put out 6 patterns with yarn suggestions. My hope is that every 2 weeks, I'll change it and display new patterns with yarn suggestions. The options are endless. Now, I just have to find a way to add more hours to my day for all these patterns that I want to knit.

Happy New Year to all - I hope to see you soon.