Thursday, June 17, 2010


Celebrate the ArtWalk in Natick Center this week. We are offering 25% of selected yarns. Enjoy 25% off Berroco's Pima Cotton and Week-end, Tahki Stacy Charles Classic and Classica Lite Cotton and Classic Elite Premiere, Firefly and Katydid. These are all great yarns for summer and early Fall knitting and crocheting. Why wait until Fall for a sale on these great yarns?

This offer can't be combined with other offers. It is valid today, 6/17/10 through Saturday, 6/20/10.

Don't have the coupon? That is because they are in the store, conveniently, so stop by and pick one up off the table to redeem. The coupon must be presented at the time of purchase.

Thank you for your support!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Christmas in July!

We have some great new workshops planned for our Christmas in July. Check out our website for the full list at The goal is to keep your needles and hooks busy while helping to spend the summer stitching!

Tonight was the Stitch Night. It was a nice group of women that were able to meet. There were about 12 of us. We welcome a new stitcher to our group, Pam S. It was so nice to Joni again also. It has been too long. Everyone loved the new yarns from Fleece Artist! Jessica was helping to enable many. Jessica was taking it all in while tryign t ofinish her beautiful Firefly sweater Thank you everyone for the show and tell from small chic hand bags to sweaters, socks and more.

We now get ready for the ArtWalk Thursday evenign from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. We are hoping for great weather. What could be better than sitting outside, enjoying the evening, stitching, spinning or felting with the sidewalks coming alive in Natick Center?

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Yarns from Fleece Artist and Iron Horse Farm

Where has this week gone? It is hard to believe it is already Friday and we have not updated you on all the wonderful yarns that are new in the store. We wanted to have some new yarns and roving in the store for the ArtWalk celebration on Thursday evening (June 17- 5:30 PM to 8:00PM) so we got out the dye pots as well as getting in cashmere/merino/nylon blend sport and fingering/sock weight yarn, our blueface/shetland blend yarn for dyeing. We also put in an e-mail to our friends at Fleece Artist. Once again the ladies did not disappoint us! We got a rush shipment of Nyoni (65% Merino, 20% kid mohair, 10% nylon, 5% silk-325m/115g) - it's back - great for socks, shawl and more! Their new yarns, Saldahna (100% Merino 1200m/125g!) and Ottawa (92% Wool, 8% Viscose - 250m/125g)

Look for our new feature also of little flock of sheep in bright colors that shows you where the latest new yarns are located in the store.

We have a contest for you! Help us name our little yarn sheep and if your name wins you will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to be used in the store for books, patterns, accessories, yarn or roving or towards a workshop in July!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Natick Annual Art Walk

We are preparing for the Art Walk, Thursday, June 17, 5:30 to 8:00 PM. We are one of the highlighted stores for their theme this month of "Agri-culture". We invite all of you to participate! There will be new hand painted rovings, yarns prepared by Debbie and hand crafted gifts placed in the store just for this evening. We would love for you to stop in to knit, crochet, bring your drop spindles or wheels, quilters are most welcome also as we join in celebration of our heritage and show off the fiber arts.

This will happen come rain or shine. If nice weather you will find some of our co-op artisans on the sidewalk and in the store. We will have some chairs for outdoor sitting also.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Book Group

Thanks to those who participated in our monthly book group this month. The book was Pat Conroy's South of Broad. The discussion was great, the stitch projects were being worked on and it was a pleasant evening all around.

Our book for July is Cokie Robert's Founding Mothers. Ms. Roberts discuss what the women were doing while the men were founding the nation. An intriguing book! We hope you will join us to read and discuss this patriotic book on Wednesday, July 7. Also bring your book list you would like to discuss for the fall. We will not meet in August.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer knits

June is here! It is always fun to come up with some simple -fast projects to make, especially with spring/summer games with the kids, waiting at doctor appointments or just wanting a "mindless" project. With the weather getting warmer, silk and silk blends are easy on the hands and beautiful to touch...

This is Serena by Manos. A nice slouch hat for all seasons. It is a one skein pattern. A nice hat that slouches so the hair is not flattened. We have details in the store.

This is a close fitting cowl by Jessica Rudenauer, our girl Friday. This is her first published pattern. It is a one night project and it is made from Manos Silk Blend. One skein also! Jessica's pattern is in the store.

Though it may be warm out, we like to keep the needles and hooks moving. Tomorrow morning is our free stitch group from 1o AM to 12 PM. Join us!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The ol' Kitchener...

Ever had a pattern calling for starting with a provisional cast on and immediately you know that they are calling for the Kitchener stitch down the road or you want to make socks and the dreaded Kitchener is waiting at the end? Don't let the stitch prevent you from making that great item.

Check out the Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting magazine this season on sale now. No affiliation here but they have done a wonderful job in their article on "Beyond Kitchener". It shows more than using it with the stockinette stitch.

If you still do not understand the great "weaving" invisible stitch, drop by, we will be glad to help you!

Tomorrow night is Book Group night - 6:30-8:30 PM! Can't wait to discuss South of Broad.