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Archive for May, 2011

summer hours begin… and memorial day weekend sale!

New Summer Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Closed Monday & Tuesday

11-7 Wednesday & Thursday

12-5  Friday, Saturday & Sunday


To kick off summer we’re having a Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  May 27-29

15% off all yarns

2 at a time toe up socks…

We recently had a fun class that taught the Magic Loop method of knitting 2 socks at a time on one long circular needle.

Everyone enjoyed this 2 at a time approach.  Many of us have had the experience of knitting one sock and then dreading that second one – so this class avoided that problem.

Here’s the group showing their socks in progress.

We plan to offer another Sock Class later this summer, so keep an eye on our class schedule.

a few finished things…

Anne stopped by with her beautiful Daybreak Shawl.  She used Malabrigo Sock Yarn (one skein of archangel and one skein of violeta africana).


Mindy emailed a photo of this wonderful snake she created as an auction item for a school fundraiser.  She made up her own pattern and used 3 bright colors of Blue Sky Cotton.


Molly recently finished her Clockwork and came by with it.  Really nice!  She knit it with Tosh Merino Light (in the colors sequoia and charcoal).


Molly also brought in her cute bunny from Itty Bitty Toys (knit with Tosh DK).


And Carrie came by with her lovely Clapotis.  It drapes beautifully in the yarn she used (Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Baby Suri & Silk).

Thanks everyone!


Last weekend we taught a class on How To Knit A Toy Or Monster.  Sam was the instructor, and she brought these creatures for inspiration.  They make me smile.

The patterns are by Rebecca Danger.  They’re sold individually online, but if you want to knit a whole collection, you can buy The Big Book Of Knitted Monsters here at the shop.

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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