December Deal Day 9 – 10% Upsize Gift Certificates

Would you like some free money to spend on yarn and other knitting supplies? Well, here you go!

Buy a Gift Certificate at http://www.knittingtoday.com, and we’ll automatically upsize it 10%!

That means if you spend $100 on a gift certificate, you actually get one for $110, compliments of Knitting Today!

 

Merry Christmas! 

You have until December 25 to take advantage of the other deals:

Don’t forget to look back at the previous Day’s offerings as some items have been returned from uncompleted carts.

From now until December 25, Knitting Today will be offering ten deals on products in stock. Be sure and check your email for upcoming surprises. ALL COUPONS EXPIRE DECEMBER 25 and coupons can be combined but purchases are on in-stock only.

Day 1: Knit Happy Products: 30% off (coupon: DECKH)
Day 2: Buy 2, Get 1 Free Christmas Projects and Patterns (coupon: CHRISTMAS)
Day 3: 40% off New Zealand Possum Kits (coupon: DECNZ)
Day 4: up to 40% off select hand and machine books (coupon: DECBOOKS)
Day 5: Spend $14.50 and be entered in a Shaune Bazner Shawl Pin Drawing
Day 6: 20% off Soak products (coupon: DECSOAK)
Day 7: 40% off Windy Hills Alpaca + FREE hat pattern
Day 8: 35% off Jul Purse Handles + FREE Noni bag pattern (and bonus 10% coupon for Nature Spun wool) (coupon: DECJUL)
Day 9: Gift Certficates Upsized 10% 
Day 10: revealed by December 24

Jul handle save 35%, free Noni pattern, 10% off yarn order; AND the new Sharp Large Interchangeables!

Wow! Its been a busy past few days. First up is the December Deal Day 8 — 35% off Jul Hardware, a free Noni pattern and a coupon for 10% off future yarn purchase. Here’s the link to see the deals and get the coupon code: http://eepurl.com/s06Jn

Then, we just received in the Large “SHARP” tip interchangeables. We have been waiting on these forever. Here’s the link to order those:  http://www.knittingtoday.com/product/63356491.html

I’ve put a few technique classes on the schedule for January: Fair Isle and Entrelac along with our Sweater KAL that will be starting out of the Knit, Swirl! book and the Stillenti KAL that will start in March or April or whenever the yarn gets here.

We’ll 

December Deals — oops!

Oh boy, have I been remiss about posting on the blog about our December Deal Days. What is that you say? Well, ten days of specials from our store. Here’s the link to the latest offering, 40% off Alpaca and a free pattern.

 

Don’t forget to look back at the previous Day’s offerings as some items have been returned from uncompleted carts.

From now until December 25, Knitting Today will be offering ten deals on products in stock. Be sure and check your email for upcoming surprises. ALL COUPONS EXPIRE DECEMBER 25 and coupons can be combined but purchases are on in-stock only.

Day 1: Knit Happy Products: 30% off (coupon: DECKH)
Day 2: Buy 2, Get 1 Free Christmas Projects and Patterns (coupon: CHRISTMAS)
Day 3: 40% off New Zealand Possum Kits (coupon: DECNZ)
Day 4: up to 40% off select hand and machine books (coupon: DECBOOKS)
Day 5: Spend $14.50 and be entered in a Shaune Bazner Shawl Pin Drawing
Day 6: 20% off Soak products (coupon: DECSOAK)
Day 7: 40% off Windy Hills Alpaca + FREE hat pattern
Day 8: revealed December 14
Day 9: revealed December 15
Day 10: revealed December 16

December deal day 2: buy 2 get 1 free

Here’s the enews link with the coupon for the second of ten deals. This time, buy two, get one free from the Christmas projects category. There is still time to make some cute holiday decor items or start early for next year! You will need the coupon code: Christmas. And, we have extended the Knit [...]

Knit Happy Bundles now available!

Tara’s been busy uploading new collections to our ebay store. Each collection is slightly different so the price changes, but its an easy way to get the products in the colors you love.

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End of Year sale: Happy New Year!

Thursday starts the end of year sale at Knitting Today.  We don’t make a habit of sales, except Superbowl Sunday, but I am anxious to start the year fresh with new yarn and project choices so there we go. If you are in the area, drop in and see what we have. The hours are noon to 6pm on Thursday and 10 to 4 on Friday. We’ll be closed then on Saturday and Sunday. I’d say I’ll be back with pictures before the end if the year but Tom and I are on our own for sale days, so we know that won’t happen.

Here’s my new project I started early.  Its the Shawl Collared Cowl by Never Not Knitting (which is available in our store, btw, using the new Ravelry LYS Download service — one stop shopping, woohoo!). I’m using Jewel by Cascade, a hand dyed thick and thin. Lovely. Two starts though, cause the yarn was pooling and I didn’t like it

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—–whoops, that’s not the picture! That’s my grandson and daughter on Christmas day.

– here’s the pooling part.

— here’s how it looks after switching yarns out every other row. I like it much better!

 

Have a safe and Happy New Year! Thank you everyone, for your patronage, your enthusiasm, and your friendship. Here’s to 2012.

Stash (n): a secret store of something

We all have a stash. I have a stash. Lea-Ann has a stash. Our stash just happens to be yarn! We bring that yarn into the house, put it away, buy more yarn we like, choose to use it for a purpose other than originally intended, decide to put the project aside and start something new, or just throw it in the stash bin and leave it as an unfinished projects. Here is my stash story:

Back in August, I bought Shepherd’s Wool for the Hayley Hoodie.  I’ve ogled this sweater pattern for a while in the store and decided to make it since my sister, Haley, would not. I bought the yarn and was vigorously knitting it during my lecture classes in college. It was a top-down, cable edge design, and I got the hood done. I was working on the ribbing inbetween the hood and the shoulders when I stopped. I got bored, or maybe I just wanted to get DONE with something!

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So, I started to pick up one skein projects. I knitted two headbands (Calorimetry from Knitty.com) for friends Christmas gifts, a ribbed scarf with odds and ends of Shepherd’s Wool interspersed with one matching skein of Noro Kureyon which I didn’t use it for it’s original intentions, a hat for someone else, etc. It felt good to knit those items. I set a small goal for myself every time.For example, the ribbed scarf was being made for my trip to Chicago. I learned that setting dates and times for these projects helped me finish them.

Some of those projects were not one skein, some of them were two!  I bought Rio and knitted a 2-skein hat with that.  I rummaged through my stash and found yarn from a sale a long time ago. I had started something and got bored with it, so I stashed that.  When I came across it again, I searched on Ravelry for a pattern with my weight of yarn and found something I liked. The color of the yarn was pink, and I knew my sister-in-law would love it, too.  I made her a cowl in a couple of days with that yarn (it’s a bulky weight).

The point is, stashing is just fine. We buy yarns and don’t want to knit what we originally planned but eventually find a new purpose for them and renewed determination later to get that project done. It’s what I did. Many of us do that. If it’s taking way too long to make a sweater or your bored, do a couple quick one skein projects. My motto at the store lately is “if we get something accomplished, we need to push the ‘easy’ button.” Reward yourself for getting it done. It helps. Don’t be worried about putting something down and picking it up later, Lea-Ann can help you figure out where you left off or write yourself a note saying what row, repeat, etc. you stopped on. I know that the Hayley hoodie will be picked up again someday. Just not yet…

What project have you started and stashed?  What yarn are you stashing?  Did you know we have a sale at the store on Thursday and Friday of this week? Its the ideal time to pick up some project yarn or enhance your stash!

Leftover thanksgiving sale

Today is our “leftover” thanksgiving day sale in the store at knitting today. Huge savings are “left over” for you to gobble up.

Enews: Fall 2011

Here’s the link to the latest enews.

http://www.knittingtoday.com/enews/2011_oct/2011_oct.htm

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http://www.knittingtoday.com/enews.html

Eucool 40% off!

Eucool is currently 40% off and you’ll want to take advantage of it.  Tom knit George (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/icefisherman/george); Nancy knit Cerisara (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cerisara). Both are on display in the store. Any pattern that knits to a DK weight (Silky Wool patterns are interchangeable) would be a good choice. Cables and texture are very visible in this yarn. Let us know what you decide to knit!