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Vogue Knitting Live… this weekend


Come see us at

at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel

There will be classes taught by experts,

a marketplace full of yarn goodness, and much more!


We are delighted to participate again.

Here’s what our booth looked like last year.

This year, we’ll be partnering with Zealana.

And we’ll have lots of new projects to show you.

Our booths will be 210, 212 & 214.

We’d love to see you there!

The marketplace hours are

Friday       3 – 8 pm

Saturday    10 – 6:30 pm

Sunday     10 – 4 pm

Stop by the shop to pick up a

special discount coupon for a 3-day marketplace ticket.

Click here for more information about Vogue Knitting Live.

We’re looking forward to a fabulous weekend!

meet our newest knitters…

We love teaching people how to knit and watching them walk out of the shop wearing their beautiful new cowls.

Here are a few of the latest:


Nikki, Kristin, and Miriam finished their first projects together and immediately started new ones.

Heide made this vibrant sunset colored cowl and accented it with a Bonnie Bishoff shawl pin.  Then she chose other bright colors for herself and her daughters.

We look forward to seeing what they make in the coming months.


Fall Fashion Show

What a fun Fashion Show we had last Sunday!

Thanks to everyone who came.

And thanks to those who brought completed projects and helped model their creations.

We were impressed!

Take a look…

Hilary the moderator in her Bamboo Crescent Scarf and Amy in her Milanese Cowl & Topper


Tami in her Color Affection Shawl


Tami spanning her Color Affection Shawl


Lindy in her Millwater


Maura in her Glacier Sweep


Pat in her Feather & Fan Scarf


Amy in her Habu Jacket (Kit 36)


Maria in her Chevron Pop Cowl


Asheley in Hilary’s Lite


Maura & Amy in Mount Meru Hats


Maura in Lindy’s Featherweight Cardigan


Tami in her Autumn Vest


Carrie in her L.1


Carolyn in her Carmelo


Jen in Olia’s Kitefish


Asheley in her Boxy


Jen in the tie Caroline knit for her husband


Maura in Hilary’s Lacy Ribbons Sweater


Jen in Mitty


Tami in her Westminster Hat & Mitini Mitts


Pat in her Becalm


Carrie in her Cameo


Jen in a Snappy Hat


Tami in her Shalom Cardigan


Pat in her One Skein Asymmetry Scarf


Tami decked out in alpaca – her Peace Street Hat, Green Leaf Mittens & Cabled Cowl


Jessica in her Striped Jumper


Maura in her Boneyard


Carolyn & Lindy in Linen Stitch Scarves


Carrie in her Albers Cowl


Jen in Hilary’s Roseum


Frida in her Tucked Buttonband Cardigan


Jen in Chadwick and Tami in Daybreak


Hilary in her Bamboo Crescent Scarf


After the Fashion Show



employee projects…

Wondering what we’ve been making at the shop recently?

Here are a few things…

Hilary’s Lite (Fibre Company Meadow)


Nina’s Mitty (Dream In Color Smooshy with Cashmere)


Maura’s Glacier Sweep (Malabrigo Finito)


Jen’s Striped Baby Blanket (Blue Sky Alpacas Cotton)


our window display contest

We’ve enjoyed the changes to our front window, thanks to our two window display contest winners, Lindy and Asheley.

Lindy played with spray paint and arranged samples among our Big Knit piece.  She freshened and brightened us up.

Asheley cut many strands of orange cotton yarn and arranged them in such a way that your view changes depending upon the angle.  It’s really cool.

Our photos don’t do these displays justice, but take our word for it, they were both great.

Asheley’s installation is in our window now, so come by to see it while you still can.

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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