Saturday, February 20, 2010


I think it's safe to say, that sometimes we all suffer from a bit of knitter's block. I had that moment a few weeks ago. My mind went blank and I felt totally uninspired, yes it even happens to me. When there are so many fabulous patterns out there that you want to knit, but you can't quite commit to one, it gets a little overwhelming. However, sitting in the shop a couple of Saturdays ago, I remembered this incredible pattern from Rowan, and decided that this was the one! This was the sweater that I had to have right away, and I'm sooooo happy I thought of it. Knit on 10.5's, it's pretty quick and it definitely looks a bit more complicated than it actually is. It's knit out of Cocoon, I picked the color "Frost". The only modification I made, was knitting the ribbing on a 9, instead of a 10.5 for a tighter fit on the bottom. I loved how organic it looked, and I knew if it was knit out of Cocoon, it would have an incredible drape. So, needless to say, it has been a real hit in and out of the shop. You can find it in Rowan Magazine 42...

It's been a while since I've put a picture of my little man up on the blog. Here he is in front of his favorite yarn, Blue Sky Alpacas, helping me rearrange (sort of speak)... He's 14 months now, and moving up in the world rather quickly, running around the shop, greeting customers, and being sweet...

In a week or so, I'll be posting information on Carol Cypher's next workshop which will be held on Sunday, April 18th. So stay tuned for that....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some Like it Slouch....

I would like to share with you, Lindsay's new pattern, Some Like It Slouch!!!
The pattern includes both charts and written out instructions in case you're the kind of knitter that likes to keep your options open. You can find the pattern here...

Skill Level ~ Advanced Beginner
One Size ~ 19" around (unstretched)
Gauge ~ 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" in Stockinette on larger needles
Yarn ~ Fibre Company Terra - 2 hanks (196 yards)
Needles ~ One 16" Circular: US 8, One 16" Circular: US 10, Set of DPN's: US10

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow day!!!

Since we're expecting tons and tons of snow today, the shop will be closed. Enjoy your hot cocoa and your knitting, I know I will! I'll be here knitting something fabulous out of my new Manos Serena, and I may even combine it with some Madeline Tosh sock.... We'll be open tomorrow with regular store hours, from 10:30 -7:30, see you then. Stay warm and stay safe!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Spring Knitting Schedule...

Yesterday, our dear friend, Ko took a trip down to the shop for a visit and to fondle some of the new yummy yarns that have come in this week, like the Madeline Tosh Worsted and the new Manos Serena. She snapped a few photos with her brand new lens. They're pretty great I have to say, considering most of the photos featured on this blog are taken with my iphone... She fell hard for the Serena, I can't wait to see how she works with it!!! Oh, before I forget, we joined facebook, come visit and join our group!

Serena, soooo pretty!

Madeline Tosh Worsted...
Here's a look at our upcoming classes for spring, we just posted them on our website. If you're interested in signing up, or would like some more information on a class, please feel to send us an email or give us a call...

Learn to Knit- Wednesday March 17, 24, and April 7 7-9 PM
Crochet for Beginners and Beyond - Tuesday Feb 16, 23, and March 2 7-9 PM
Hairpin Lace - Wednesday Feb 17, 24, and March 3 7-9 PM
Tunisian Crochet - Monday March 8, 15, 22 7-9 PM
Socks 101!!- Tuesday March 16 and 23 7-9 PM
Baby Surprise Jacket - Monday March 29, April 5 7-9 PM
Fix it up - Wednesday March 31 7-9 PM
Tunisian Crochet Snood - Monday April 12 and 19 7-9 PM
My First Top Down Cardigan - Wednesday April 14 and 28, 7-9 PM
Hexagon Madness - Tuesday April 13 and 20 7-9 PM