Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. It is a time to reflect all that our fellow Americans of all race and religion have given to our country so that we may enjoy the freedom we have today. We chose to keep the store closed to honor the men and women who have given their time, talents and some even their lives or limbs for us. Thank you.

It is time for Summertime Project of the Month! We select a fun, easy and fast project for the months of June through August to keep everyone motivated to stitch as well as a way to have your name put in a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate that may be used in the store for yarn, patterns, books accessories or classes.

What are the details? Stop in, select and purchase the yarn(s) we have selected for the project, receive the free pattern or we will tell you where you can find the pattern for free on the internet, stitch it up in 30 days or less and show us the finished project. At the time we see the project completed we will enter your name in for the drawing. June's project is in the store and it is a mobieus cowl from Andra Azars, one of our yarn reps. The cowl is long enough to be wrapped twice or wear it long as an accent piece. A great holiday gift... The finished cowl must be shown to us by June 30. The drawing will be July 1.

We have been waiting for this new yarn from Fairmount Fibers and Manos, Serena and we are not disappointed! It is a blend of alpaca and cotton, a trans-seasonal yarn. It is light weight and the pattern book that accompanies it is great! There are variegated and semi solids that compliment each other. Check out their free patterns also. There is a wonderful Serena Shadow Shawl just for this yarn.

20% off all Madeline Tosh! Exclusive to our blog readers starting June 1. We have some beautiful Madeline Tosh DK and sock weight yarns that we are discounting. When they are gone, they are gone! Don't miss out. You must ask for the discount at the time of check out. All sales are final.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Turbo Knitting

How many watched American Idol or Dancing with the Stars and were knitting frantically while the judges made their decision, tallying up the American public votes and finally telling us who won? Congratulations to the winners -Lee on AI won and Nicole won on DWS. Jessica was betting Lee and I on Nichole. There was some turbo knitting during those final episodes.

As we sat around yesterday waiting for a new Berroco shipment to arrival, new ideas were popping into our heads. Berroco has some great free patterns on their website! We grabbed a couple of work up for all of you to see. One picked is Andoa that will be made in Ultra Alpaca in a beautiful heather blue.

The Comfort DK and DK Prints are finally starting to arrive. This has been a long anticipated shipment. It is comparable to Comfort Baby and is machine washable and dry. Look at one of the new colorways that is on the shelves now... This is "Bluebells". Yummy!

Tomorrow will be another fun day. Meeting with yarn reps is always like the holidays, we make out lists and then wait with anticipation.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stay Cool with Summer Projects!

It has been a while since writing! The store has had a semi new face lift with new displays. Our stitchers have new models to show you and even during this unusually hot weather we are cool with the air conditioning on, summer cool colors of yarn and plenty of time to help you find the right project for the summer.

Don't forget we start out monthly project of the month in June. which come in, purchase your yarn and many times, pick up the free pattern or we will tell you where to get the pattern for free and stitch away. At the end of the month, stop by with your finished project and we will place your name in a drawing with the prize being $25.00 gift certificate!

Barbara and Joan are working on great knit felt hats for the fall for sale, Jessica and Jamie are working on their latest knit tops, Patty has a couple of shawl on her needles as well as Tunisian crochet, Charlotte is busy with quilts, place mats, table runner s and more. Roberta and Kerry are working on new gift items and Debbie just finished the July Project of the month as well as just starting "Buttercup" in Pima Cotton by Berroco.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

We wish to all women a Happy Mother's Day. No matter whether you are a mother of a human offspring or not, all woman have a nuturing side to them and we want to recognize you for it.
Thank you for nuturing the store and all the artisans who participate in the co-op to bring wonderful hand crafted items to the communuiyt. The jewelry piece above has been handcrafted by Joan Sebastian.