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Archive for June, 2013

excited after the fall buying show

Last weekend we traveled to Columbus, Ohio to attend our fall buying show (TNNA).

There were so many great products to choose from, and trends to consider.

It’s time to start knitting fall samples!  Do I start with color blocking?  Stripes?  Neon accents?  The pantone color of the year – emerald?  Winter pastels?  Animal prints? Lace?  Chunky Cables?

Guess I better hurry up and finish the summer projects that are on the needles.


Here are some of the things we can’t wait to add to our collection:

Shibui’s fabulous new yarn – Pebble


Various other Shibui fibers


 Be Sweet’s Grace & Style (a sparkly mohair and bamboo blend)


Phydeaux’s lovely hand-dyed yarns


 My First Regia for baby projects


Regia for socks and other accessories


Neon yarns from Schachenmayr


Neon accents on grey backgrounds seen in Westminster’s Schachenmayr booth


Smooshy with Cashmere from a local yarn company – Dream In Color.


Luxurious Zealana Air


More colors of Koigu to add to our current selection


Kenzie tweed yarn by Hikoo


Bold brights by Knitted Wit


Beautiful Shawl Pins and Closures by Bonnie Bishoff


new knitter of the month

Elizabeth took our Learn To Knit class a few weeks ago, and already she’s knitting bears for charity with us.

She quickly advanced her skills, and now she’s able to pick up stitches, seam, and embellish.  What a superstar!

You make us proud, Elizabeth!

do division this weekend!

It’s time for the annual Do Division street fest.

Division Street will be filled with live music, sidewalk sales, and a whole lot of vendors.


While you’re in the neighborhood, swing by to spend some time with us.

We have various things going on this weekend…


Saturday and Sunday Sale:   20% off all books, magazines, patterns and needles


Saturday: Join us from 2-5 to make bears for the Mother Bear Project.

Here are the latest additions to our bear family!

We’re having so much fun with this charity knit along that we’ve decided to keep it going for a few more Saturdays.

You can still take part, so come add yours to the group.


Sunday: Join us from 3-5 for open knitting and crocheting.


Check out our latest bright yarns.

Neons are here and they’re fun!!


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

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