Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ironstone Color Changes - Affordable Self-Striping Chunky

 Ironstone Color Changes

All 14 colors are now in stock!

This chunky wool blend is priced affordably at $6.50 for 100 yards. The manufacturer suggests a gauge of 10 stitches in 3 inches on a US #11 needle. My preference would be around 3.5 sts = 1" on a US #10.5.

53% Wool - 47% Acrylic

Visit today to make your selections, or Order Ironstone Color Changes Online.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saroyan Scarf Knit-Along

Join us throughout the month of October for a knit-along of this beautiful scarf -- currently one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry!

Using just 400 yards of Worsted Weight yarn and a larger needle (US #10), it will be quick to finish so you can start wearing it on fall evenings. The shop display has been made out of Kraemer Perfection, a perfect selection for holiday gift giving. It's very soft, machine washable, and the yarn cost is only $11.90 for the entire project.

The knit-along group will meet informally on Saturday afternoons in October (approximately 12 -2 pm -- starting October 2nd). Come to see how everyone is progressing, get help or tips, or just have some knitting time.

Did you miss the first meetings? Not a problem! Grab your yarn and start now.

Request to join the knit-along when you purchase your Saroyan yarn.

Knit-along members that purchase yarn and successfully complete their scarf within the month will receive a special prize.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thursday Open Knit (and Crochet!) Night - 6 to 8 PM

Our Thursday evening open knit night has resumed for the fall.

Evelyn, a very friendly area knitter, has offered to run the Thursday evening group and welcomes anyone that wants to attend.

Join her every Thursday from 6 - 8 PM with your current project. This is an informal group with a chance to chat, enjoy each other's creativity, and just have a fun evening out of the house. Group members are available to help with small problem troubleshooting -- but don't worry about having to keep up with lessons or instruction.

Bring your project, a coffee or snack, and show off your work in a relaxed atmosphere.

There is no charge to attend this group. Knitters, crocheters, or other crafters of all skill levels are welcome to attend.

We're Up Front! - Many New Arrivals

We have finished moving to the much larger street front space within our current building. It looks awesome and all of the extra space will be put to great use. Once again we have tons of space for knitting night, and even more classroom space!

There's still a bit of trim work to finish painting, but once that's done we will be having an open house event. Stay tuned for details...

New Arrivals

Kraemer - Perfection

  • The standard wool/acrylic blend is taken a step further by using the softest merino wool.
  • 30% Merino Wool / 70% Acrylic
  • 200 yards
  • Worsted Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • 26 Colors In Stock!
  • Made In Nazareth, PA
  • $5.95 / ball

Woodstock Knits - Bare Tweed Alpaca

  • 600 yards of buttery soft sport weight alpaca in four different tweed combinations utilizing the natural alpaca coloring variations. Two skeins will make a large men's raglan. 
  • $32.00 / 600 yards


  • Spinning Fibers! Our first Louet shipment has arrived, and more is on the way.
  • Coopworth Roving - White and Dark
  • Welsh Roving - White and Dark
  • Fine Shetland Top - Grey, Black, White, and Brown Mooritt
  • Drop Spindle Kits -- 1/2 lb of fiber, a drop spindle, and Meadows wool wash.
  • Everything you need to explore spinning your own yarn - $36.00

Luxury Leather Bag Handles

  • These handles are available in seven different colors and will work beautifully on any of your felted bag projects.

Many, many, many more exciting things are en route. Stop by the shop to see the latest things! Just a few of the things I'm expecting any day are tons of hand dyed fibers, fun notion and tool bags, and a brand new chunky self striping yarn at a very affordable price point for all your fall projects.