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Archive for April, 2011

pretty in purple…

Look at this beautiful November Ruffle!

Carrie made it holding together a strand of Blue Sky Suri Merino with Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.  Really nice combination.

Perfect for a day like today – which should be springlike but instead is damp and chilly.

closed sunday… happy easter!

Want to knit this cute bunny?  We sell the pattern Sophie, by Ysolda.  We have several yarn options for it, including Baby Cashmerino by Debbie Bliss and Baby Rooster.

 

We will be closed Sunday, April 24th – but open regular hours on Friday and Saturday (11-6).   Wishing everyone a nice holiday weekend.

 

great spring project… the linen stitch scarf

Carolyn was thrilled to finish her Linen Stitch Scarf, and immediately came to the shop to show it off.  It’s so beautiful!!

These are the 3 colors of Koigu KPPPM she selected.

After seeing hers I got the itch, so I chose my 3 colors of Koigu and cast one on too.  It’s such an addictive project.

Want to make one?  Join our Linen Stitch Scarf Class (Thursday, May 26 and Thursday, June 2 from 12-1:30pm).  Call the shop to register 773.486.8996  ($20 per session).

Spud & Chloe At The Farm…

We just received copies of SPUD & CHLOË at the FARM, the wonderful new book by Susan Anderson.

This is a unique knit-and-read book for children and adults.  It provides a genuine opportunity for the knitter and child to bond as they get to know the story’s characters, discuss their knitting progress and choose which toy to knit next.

The characters in SPUD & CHLOË at the FARM come alive through a fun knitting adventure, and as we knit and read along, we discover more about Spud — an introverted but lovable sheep, and Chloë — his perky owner.  The pair travel to the farm and meet the inhabitants of the barnyard: a mother hen and her chicks, three little piglets, and a little black lamb.  The book also offers patterns for making an assortment of farm props including a picket fence, bales of hay, dainty baskets, and even a three-sided foldable barn.

Susan Anderson, author of the popular Itty-Bitty series of knitting books, designed each of the 13 farm-centric projects.  She uses Spud & Chloë yarns, a product line of all-natural and machine-washable fibers from Blue Sky Alpacas.

We’re excited to announce that Susan Anderson will be visiting our shop for a Meet and Greet and Book Signing on Friday, June 17th from 5-7pm. More details to come…

The shop occasionally hosts special events, book signings, trunk shows, and sales. Private events can also be arranged at the shop by request.

Perhaps you'd like to have a birthday party centered around a knitting lesson. Or a baby shower during which everyone learns to knit a square for a baby blanket. Or a corporate networking event that features knitting instruction. Or a book club that encourages participants to knit while discussing the book. Nina: a well-knit shop is available for these and other special events.

Contact us to learn more.

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