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.
The Gift Edition
GO! These days, we're moving pretty quickly around here! We're knitting, we're dreaming, we're decorating--we're BUSY! There is much to do, and at this time of year it can sometimes feel as if time is the most valuable commodity of all. After all, it's a race to the finish, right?
If your holiday prep is starting to feel a little hectic, come see us. We're here for you, stocked and ready for everyone on your list. Need a quick gift for your favorite knitter? Try a colorful shawl pin from from Bonnie Bishoff, or a gorgeous silk scarf kit in the palette of your choice. Stuck on your own holiday project list? Pick up a skein of colorful Malabrigo Caracol and cast on for a lunch break quickie. We have plenty Ideas for everyone on your list--because that's what we do!
Read on for a taste of what we have to offer this season. Stop by for a visit; we can't wait to see you. And of course, we send our best wishes for a happy holiday season to you all, from each of us.
Julia, June and Linda
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?
New Yarn Favorite:
There's a lot going on in this soft, hand-dyed merino. Super-chunky dimensions for quick knitting. Thick-and-thin construction for automatic texture. The super-soft hand of lightly-spun merino. And the fabulous color sensibility of Malabrigo--one of our faves in the yarn world. Come in and see a cowl that we whipped up, or browse our suggestions for easy holiday gifts. Caracol comes 95 yds/150 gms, knits on a size 15 needle, and sells for $24.
Coffee and Knitting: Twice as Nice
We treasure our morning time around here. A cup of our favorite brew, a few rows of knitting, a quick trip to the gym--we're ready to conquer the day! We've each adopted one of these handmade mugs, conveniently available in either knit or purl pattern. And we're delighted also to carry companion pieces from this clever artisan: knitting bowls, little trays for your notions (or earrings, or pennies), and bigger trays that'll fit double-pointed needles or . . . you choose! The mugs sell for $40, and the other accessories from $12 to $72.