We Love To Party.
Are you planning a wedding gift, a baby shower, or a gathering of old friends? We have plenty of ideas for knitted gifts and group projects - and we love to teach!
Ask us about scheduling a group class, communal knitting project, or other special event. We have plenty of inspiration, and we're all ears.
Y'all Are AMAZING.
::: You Did It! :::
You know what we're talking about. You knit, you worked, you organized, you got on the bus, and YOU SHOWED UP!!!! We still have shivers up our spine at just how many pink hats and strong women showed up in Washington, D.C., in Hartford, in cities across the country to speak their power. It's not that we're surprised. Who better to know the potential of knitting than three crazy women who started a LYS? But it's worth pausing to speak plainly about the sheer POWER of craft, belief, and numbers. All of us knitters and crocheters--women and men, young and old, liberal and conservative--have in our hands the power to attach meaning to our work. That's why we do it. We have, literally, crafted a movement: we've reclaimed hateful language, we've worked in a spirit of inclusivity, we've given of ourselves in common cause. We've awoken to the potential in our own hands!
Here you'll find tremendous photos from the weekend, and next steps for all of us. We're not looking back around here; we're looking to the future. And we like what we see.
Julia, June and Linda
Wednesday Weather Update
Get your mittens and hats out--storm's a'coming!
We will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday Feb. 9th.
Keep warm, keep safe, and knit well. We'll see you Friday!
A Molly Girl Trunk Show
Saturday, December 3rd 11:00-4:00
Angela Cronin, founder and chief color fiend at Molly Girl Yarns, is bring her shop to our shop this Saturday! Angela is a creative dynamo, known for her vivid colors and her energetic hand-dyed yarns. Come for a chat, see what she's working on, sample different yarn bases, and place special orders in time for holiday delivery. Angela will have garments, patterns, fiber, and inspiration. She'll also bring her characteristic good cheer and sociability. We're happy to call her a shop friend--and we know you're going to love the show!
He's The Cutest Little Lamb-in-the-Box!
(And wait 'til you see the chickens)
We've become a bit addicted to these sweet little kits. Each one comes complete with everything you need to make your own woolly creature--felting needles, plenty of soft wool roving, and complete photo instructions. The kits are boxed up for easy gifting, and we have plenty of little friends to choose from: sheep, chickens, puppies, fairies, even a sock monkey! These make a great stocking stuffer or sweet gift for any child eight or over. Heck, we know a few grownups who need one! Each kit is priced at $20. On your mark, pick your animal, go!
Quince & Co. Scarves 5 Is Coming
(literally, the scarves are coming!)
There's no way around it: Quince yarns make us happy. We have the trunk show for Quince's newest collection of accessories, Scarves 5, in the shop from December 5th through the holidays. This collection knits from the full range of Quince & Co. yarns, from the delicate Piper to the cozy Osprey. Airy shawls, cabled scarves, chunky cowls and neckwarmers. As usual, the designs are modern, well-styled, and thoroughly explained. Come in for a little inspiration, leave with a another check mark on your gift list!
Pull Yourself Together
(with a Bonnie Bishoff shawl pin!)
Bonnie Bishoff works in pewter and handpainted polymer clay to make colorful, original accessories for knitwear. Her pins and shawl sticks will help you tame an unruly wrap or add a little pizzazz to a drapey cardigan. We have a wide selection of pins and sticks in both modern geometric designs and more traditional botanical shapes. Prices vary from $30 to $45.
Holiday Knit Kit!
Ito Skyscraper Tubular Loop
It's a cowl, a scarf, a stunning accent piece, and a perfect gift for a knitter. It's a sensual combination of Ito Kinu, a 100% silk tweed, and Ito Washi, a textural viscose blend. Together they make a striking accessory, whose eye-catching geometric elements shift and change from end to end. It's a generous piece, and an heirloom knit. We've kitted up color combinations to create a range of possibilities from soft and subtle to bold and saturated. Each kit contains nearly 2,000 yards of yarn, and sells for $68.
Knit Happy Eco-Journals
Knitting is happiness, right? Remind yourself of your happy place, and keep track of all the details, in these cute knitter's journals. Each is spiral bound, made from recycled paper, and comes with a pen tucked right in. Keep one in your knitting bag--or one in EVERY knitting bag--to jot down your ideas, take knitting notes, and to write down the name of the sweater that guy at Starbucks was wearing. At $8 apiece, you can grab one for every knitter in your life.
Book to LOVE:
Mason Dixon Field Guide No. 1
Mason Dixon Knits is a collaboration of two HILARIOUS and talented knitters, one based in New York and the other in Nashville. They've been blogging, writing and knitting together for years; some of you may remember us test-knitting one of their blankets just after we first opened the shop. Stripes is the first in a planned series of pocket-sized volumes that explore "the wide world of knitting in a tidy, compact way." That's because in knitting, stripes are the beginning, a perfect way for a new knitter to add color and movement to their work. In this volume, Ann and Kay bring together three patterns--a cowl, mitts, and a blanket--that make the most of this unique design element. They're starting a journey, and we are ON BOARD. How about you?