Friday, October 19, 2012

A few good things

Tonight's the big Friday night open house. We're always open on Friday night, so that's old news, but the rest of the house will be open tonight. That means chocolate, and candy and wine! And lovely things in Mia Dennis and Maria herself. And Bettina Bierly will be on hand. Her workshop, next to the candy store, is really something to see. 

And a little more incentive for you: I've just received shipment of a new line. Knitter's Pride, which makes all manner of gorgeous tools for knitters and crocheters at every level. Included:

Have you seen these? They are Cubics single points from Knitter's Pride. I've been hearing nothing but great things about them. I just got them yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to try them out, but I can't wait. I hear they're really comfortable to use and create very even stitches. I'm told they're wonderful for beginning knitters. Everyone I know who's used them love them. For now, I'm only carrying the single points, but I'm toying with the idea of carrying the interchangeables, too. What do you think?

I also have the Symfonie Dreamz double-points in all the sizes. Not only are these beautiful to look at, they are wonderful to work with. If you haven't tried them yet, you've got to get in here. What are you waiting for?

These wonderful crochet hooks are also from Knitter's Pride. Word is that the ergonomic handles allow you to crochet for hours comfortably. I'm working on a big project, so I'm about to find out firsthand if that's true. I will let you all know.

I've been wanting to get these in for such a long time. They are wonderful, especially for lace knitters. The small magnets hold your chart to the magnetic binder and the magnetic bar keeps your place in the chart or written pattern. Makes me want to knit some complicated lace just to get to use one of these babies.

Come on in and check these out. I'm getting a couple deliveries every day, so there's always something new.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Friday Night Open House

Heads up!

Friday night, all the shops in our building will be open. I hope you can come by to visit all of us. I have lots of new things on hand to show you, and more coming every day.

If you haven't stopped into Mia Dennis and visited with Maria, you're missing out. She has an amazing eye for new and unique clothing and accessories. I bought a gorgeous gray sequin and silk dress there last month for a special occasion. It was perfect and I can't wait to wear it again. She has so many amazing things, including some really interesting jewelry and lots of gorgeous felted bags and even some stationery.

Of course, there's the candy store and the chocolate shop, but did you know that they also sell wine? Steve will be on hand to show you the ropes, and with any luck, there will be samples!

So come a little early and grab a bottle and come upstairs to knit with us. We're rearranging the back room so we can hold the classes in there when the front room is busy, so there's plenty of space there for all of us.

Looking forward to seeing all of you there!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Louisa Harding hat patterns

Just came across some lovely hat patterns from Louisa Harding, who is offering them for a donation to MacMillan Cancer Support group, an organization that helped her family through her husband's recent battle with lymphoma. Great hats for a great cause!

This one might be my favorite. I think it would look great in Blue Sky Suri Merino or Fibre Company Terra. So far it looks like there are 7 downloadable patterns and you can donate here.

What a great idea for holiday gifts!