Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thank you!

Congratulations Ellen from Westfield!!!
The raffle has been a wonderful success.  Our original helplessness became an idea, a action plan and implementation.  It has been a wonderful experience for us.  We learned much about one another’s strengths, kindnesses and benefits of acting as a cohesive group.  Extending that into the knitting community has been a gratifying and heartfelt experience as well.  With your helping hands and hearts we were able to raise a generous gift for Justine and her family.  Giving is a wonderful gift.  We want to extend special thank yous to our supporters …

The Designer
Prudence Mapstone, Australia - who generously allowed us to use her design to create our version of the Falling Leaves Shawl

The Shop Owners who so willingly participated and their customers who purchased..
Susan Kahn, Harriet Shafran owners of Knit A Bit in Westfield who hosted the shawl from February 27 - March 5
Jean Smalley owner of Down Cellar in downtown Basking Ridge who hosted the shawl from March 6 - March12
Helen Brennan, owner of Purl Jam hosted the shawl from March 13 - March 19
Sheila Handelmann, owner of Stix and Stitches in Montclair, hosted the shawl from March 20 - March 26
Hope and Barry Blazer owners of Accent on Knits in Morristown our shawl hosts from March 27 - April 2
Doris Jenne, proprietor of A Yarn for all Seasons in Martinsville who hosted the shawl from April 3 - April 9
And of course all the customers that came to Angelfire and first saw the shawl during the NJ Jersey Yarn Crawl and again this past week. 

Our Model
Arlynn Katz

Our Photographer
Karen Katz

Groups that bought block tickets
The Bound Brook Library Loopers
S1P1 Knitters of Basking Ridge, NJ
The Women’s Club of Farmingdale, NY
The Gates Avenue Knitters
The Long Hill Township Library Knit Group
The Bernards Township Library Knitters and Crocheters

Press Angels
Pam MacKenzie, writer for the Courier News, who wrote about our story in her blog and did a feature piece in the Courier News and even purchased tickets for out of state knitters.
Robin Fand, Editor of the Warren-Watchung Connection for publishing our story in the April Community News
Mary Beth Temple and her Getting Loopy podcast

Everyone who Purchased a Ticket

Friday, April 1, 2011

thank you lisa...

This week, our friend Lisa, came over with a few of her favorite sweaters for us to borrow and display around the shop for a little bit of inspiration.  Lisa knits so beautifully and we're always in complete awe over her work.  I had to display her Que Sera Cardigan, one of Kirsten Kapur's designs for Knitty.  She knit her sweater out of Fibre Company's Terra in Nettle, which is my very favorite color of Terra.  It's a gorgeous silk blend, so soft and perfect for a spring cardi, and the pattern is free, so you may want to stick in your que!  Look at Nettle, it's heaven!

I LOVE Lisa's Tie Sweater from Blue Sky Alpacas, it's knit out of Blue Sky Suri Merino, so obviously, it's to die for.  It's fairly simple and quick to knit.  She hasn't worn it yet, I may have to try this on for an hour or a day, just kidding- it's sooo soft... If only there were just a few more hours in the day!!!  Oh that pink cowl, btw, is a crocheted cowl I just finished, which I haven't taken pictures of, or blogged about yet.  I'll have to do that after I finish and take pictures of my New York Cardigan.  Nevertheless, for the cowl, I used 3 skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino, and here's a link to the pattern.  Really simple and quick, if you're looking for a mindless crochet pattern, this is great and I wear it a lot.

Ok, off to knit my cardigan, happy knitting on this snowy April day!!!