Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TML maddness!

It has been a bit of a madhouse since we received our first installment of Madelinetosh merino light.  Knitters were calling from all over the country to purchase this marvelous single ply and there is just a smidgen of it left.  Our next shipment is due to arrive in 2 weeks, so keep a look out for it.  However, we do have some left, and I'm planning on putting the remaining colors online tomorrow.  Here are just a few of my favorites, look how pretty...


Amber Trinkett...

and Filigree...  
Don't hesitate to give us a call, we may still have the color you're looking for.  Reminder:  Stitch n' Pitch is August 27th, tickets are limited.  We'll be knitting, laughing, and raising funds for a little girl named Bella.  Please join us, we'd love to have you!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lonicera from Through the Loops!

This week , our friend Kirsten stopped by with her latest design, Lonicera.  I love this simple vest/wrap and the bamboo lends the most amazing drape.  However, there are so many fabulous yarns that would work up just as lovely, I can see it in Blue Sky Suri Merino which would be amazing for fall and winter.  Check it out, it can worn in so many ways!!!

I'm not sure if I mentioned on the blog yet, that we're now offering international shipping, but we are and are so pleased with the response so far!  Why not, everybody needs to knit!  On Tuesday, we'll be receiving the much anticipated Madelinetosh Merino Light, we've also stocked up on the new colors of Sweater and Outer from Spud & Chloe as well as those adorable limited edition totes!!

They're reversible!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

stitch n' pitch 2010

This year we will be participating in the stitch n’ pitch event on August 27th at the TDBank Ballpark in Bridgewater. The tickets are $10 each and the game starts at 7:05. We'll be there to answer any of your questions regarding  upcoming fall classes and we'll be offering free knitting and crochet techniques as well.  Reserve your tickets by emailing or calling the shop.

We’ll also be having raffles for amazing door prizes to raise funds for a beautiful little girl named Bella. She’s the daughter of a old friend of mine who has undergone a tumultuous quadruple amputation due to a serious infection called Streptococcus Pneumoniae. Read her story, it will take hold of your heart!

We hope you’ll join us, it will be a blast!!
Once again, the game will be at:
TDBank Ballpark 
Somerset Patriots
1 Patriots Park
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

There are limited seats, so act now! 
Call the shop- 908-604-4294, or email us

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Spud Says!!!

Check us out on Spud & Chloe's blog, Spud Says!!!  A giant great thanks to Susan B. Anderson of Spud & Chloe and the Itty Bitty Books for such a sweet writeup.  If you have yet to visit her blog, do so now, it's truly wonderful and full of inspiration!

Our oh so lovely friend Lindsay, just released her very first sweater pattern this week called Fairly, it's looks too cozy to resist knitting, here are the details!


This is a great sweater for beginners, with simple increases and decreases for shaping, and for more advanced knitters that want to keep their hands occupied without having to pay a lot of attention to a pattern.

It's a fairly simple construction with the sleeves worked in one long rectangular piece and seamed to create the sleeves. The body of the sweater is then picked up from the sleeves and knit from the top down.
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner
Sizing: S (32-34"), M (36"-38"), L (40-42"), XL (44-46"), XXL (48" - 50")
Gauge: Sleeves- 16 sts and 26.5 rows = 4" in Garter Stitch on US 10 ½
            Body- 16 sts and 22 rows = 4" in Stockinette on US9
Yarn Main Color: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) balls
900 (1,000. 1,100, 1,200, 1,300) yards
Secondary Color: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls
100 (200, 200, 200, 200) yards
Needles : One 32" Circular, US9   Straight or Circular, US 10 ½

A great sweater that's fairly simple, fairly different, fairly flared, fairly fast to knit, and fairly fabulous!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


This week, I've been trying to get through some of the baby gifts that I really need to finish.  Our neighbor's baby Stella, who I knit that adorable pink Koigu dress for last year just turned one and I love knitting these little girlie girl sweaters.  While ogling over the Manos silk blend in Spumoni, I stumbled across Stefanie Japel's Whirligig Shrug in Interweave Knits, Weekend 2009 and had to make this for her.  It only took one skein for the 12-18 month size and no time at all.  I trimmed it with Tilli Tomas Disco Lights for a little girlie glitz, it's too cute.  I might need to alter this for Scarlett and then maybe for me!  I love the seed stitch peplum and the flairy sleeves, I can't wait to try it on her!

I don't have the Spumoni colorway up on the website yet, so if you're looking for it just send me an email, we have plenty!

If you're thinking of what to knit with on these terribly hot days, The Fibre Company's Canopy fingering is a beautiful choice.  It's lightweight and cool, and the bamboo lends a little shine not to mention it comes in the most amazing colors.  Today, one of our favorite knitters came by to purchase a handful of it to knit the Olive Blouse, it's going to be gorgeous!  Ok, off to weave in ends, cast on for something, bind off for something else, and take pictures.  Happy knitting and stay cool!