Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Help a sister (and a small business) out

I promise I will fill you all in on my adventures at TNNA (yes, it's as wonderful as you imagine) but first I have to ask you for a favor:

I've applied for a $250,000 grant from Chase and Living Social for Angelfire Studios so that I can take this business to the next level and do a lot more of the community-building and outreach that I so love. I need your help, though: to get to the next stage in the competition, I need to get 250 votes by June 30.

To vote for Angelfire Studios:

1. Go to:

2. Log in on the bottom right of the page with your Facebook account (that's how they're trying to keep everyone from voting more than once)

3. Scroll down and search for Angelfire Studios and cast your vote.

It takes only a few seconds but would change everything for Angelfire Studios. Thank you so much for your support!

Next up: TNNA - oh the swag, oh the swag, oh the swag, swag, swag, swag!

Monday, June 18, 2012


It was a little like Christmas in the shop this morning, when the Madelinetosh showed up. This box was packed with Merino Light and DK, and each layer was like another present! The colors are wonderful - I think they get better and better. Come on in and get yours while the getting's good!

I will spend this weekend at the TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) summer trade show, where I will be shopping for lots of new things for fall. I can't wait to share all of the goodness I find there with you. In the meantime, there will be photos!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Friday Night Knit Club and Kirsten Kapur Designs in the House

We will once again be hosting the Friday Night Knit Club from 6-8:30pm. Grab a friend and a slice or some sushi and a beverage (adult or otherwise) and spend the evening knitting with us. Enjoy  10% off all yarn purchases for the evening!

We also have a trunk show of Kirsten Kapur's gorgeous designs. It's worth the trip just to see these beauties in person. Here's a sneak peek...

See you there!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Melissa's Tallit

Our friend Melissa came by the store to show us the progress she's made on the beautiful tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) she's making for her son's upcoming bar mitzvah. She's using Swan's Island Fingering for the background and Madeline Tosh Silk for the stripes. As soon as this one's done, she has to start another for her second son! It's really a work of art. The pattern was written on the fly by Dori, the talented owner of Wooly Monmouth in Red Bank, NJ. (I have to get down there.) Melissa says that Dori might be making a written pattern available soon. Wouldn't it be great to have a knitting group for people organizing Bar and Bat Mitzvahs?