We’ve enjoyed the company of Day Carr from Mt. Pisgah Handwovens the past several months. It’s sad to see the loom empty ready for move out day. And the “wall of wovens” will be repurposed for the next artist. Here’s a glimpse ….
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.
It’s always hard for me to choose a project for a road trip. i have class samples to do, sweaters to finish, my ongoing lace knitting, socks, and baby blankets.
Today though? It’s going to be baby booties for the twins-to-be. Plus, I’m trying two new products to our store, Knitting Today. They are [...]
Karen is a busy, busy† lady, making sure that we have plenty of Knit Happy products to satisfy our need for those fun little extras.††She has added a new†collection , called the Uptown Collection, to her line of Knit Happy products.†
These products have a different flavor than the other totes and accessory bags.† They are made of a quilt-look black microfiber that gives them a bit more sophisticated look, hence the name.† While they still boast the Knit Happy logo, they go beyond the knitting totes that we have come to love.† The Weekender Duffle†is roomy enough to fit everything you need for a weekend getaway, while the Sling Purse†is small enough to be convenient, but†is also packed full of pockets.† Click the link†at top†to see the entire collection.
In addition to the Uptown Collection, there is a new little tote, called the Take-Along Tote†that is just right for smaller projects.† I’m thinking this would be a great little poolside bag.† Stuff a bottle of sunscreen in the front pocket, throw a book or Kindle, maybe an†iPod,†and a sock project in the tote and I’m good for the afternoon.† You can bet that the purse hanger†is going to find it’s way home with me some day soon.† I do not like to set my purse on the floor at restaurants, sometimes chairs just aren’t designed to hold a purse, and if one is able to hang the strap over the back of the chair then†the purse is hanging out there in everyone’s way.† Or maybe that part is just because I have a purse the size of small luggage.† Either way, I must have this!
That isn’t all!† Check out the entire Knit Happy line, including the new tape measurers,††here.
While Susan has the pleasure of scanning, photographing and describing new yarn, I get to do the fun job of processing reorders, special orders and deciding on new products, books and gadgets. If you’ve been waiting for Cat Bordhi’s Personal Footprints book, its here!! I’ll call you for pickup information or shipping information based on your date of order. Some other new fun gadgets in the store are the Heart Pom-Pom Makers and the Stitchkeepers by Rollie (to keep your doublepoint needles in your project while in your bag!).†
Enjoy browsing!!† Lea-Ann
As promised (or threatened, depending on how you look at it), here is a picture of the stocking.† Finished and ready to hang for Christmas 2010.† It was a lot of fun but I am so glad I have it finished.† I’m thinking that before I hang it next year I will change the hanger ribbon to something more substantial.† The ribbon they provided is really too thin to be used for anything other than decoration but I was so desperate to get it done and hanging before I packed everything away that I used it.† I want something a bit wider and not so flimsy.†† I stuck in a few close-ups hoping that the beading would show up.† Also you cannot tell that the tinsel is metallic and really picks up the light and shines.† The best thing of all is that my daughter is happy with it, I am happy with it and it gives me a good feeling to know that it is safely resting until needed.†
The really goofy thing is that now I wish I had another cross-stitch project to do.† Like I don’t have enough knitting sitting around, begging to be finished.† Or started, as the case may be.† Then again, can we ever have too many projects going?
The 5″ tips for the HiyaHiya Interchangeables, not a poltergeist.† They’ve been here for a few weeks, to tell the truth, but I wanted to give them a good test run before posting about them. I’ve been using the 4″ tips and thought I loved them. But apparently it was just a crush because when I switched one of my projects to the 5″ tip (just to see if I noticed much of a difference) there were fireworks and I heard birds singing and felt all warm and tingly. Well, maybe I’m making up the part about the fireworks and the birds.† But, I immediately forgot about the 4″ tips sitting beside me on the end table. For me that extra inch makes a world of difference. Which is funny because I never felt that the 4″ tips were too short; never thought “boy, I wish these were longer” but now that I’ve used the longer I wonder that I never wished for them. I do think that I will want the 4″ tips for smaller projects like socks, but I will definitely invest in the longer tips as I need them.
Also just in are the c2knits patterns that I promised earlier. My favorite is the Moxie, but the Hayley Hoodie is right up my alley as well. I would put long sleeves on it and make it a winter garment, but that’s just me. All these patterns are top down (except for the skirts which are bottom up) and seamless. Doesn’t get much better than that.
By the way… are you ready for some football?
I do not need another bag, I do not need another bag, I do NOT need another bag!
But, these are so pretty!¬† And they’re just the right size for a smaller project (never mind that I’m not working on any small projects… I’ll start one).¬† And they have a nice wide bottom so they [...]
I have a heads up that Friday, yes, Friday October 2, there is a HUGE shipment due to arrive from the distributors of Hiya Hiya needles.¬† That means, drumroll please, the interchangeables will be back.in.stock!!!!¬† I have tons of people on the wait list for these needles and you will be notified in the order [...]
¬† Have you noticed the new category in the left hand navigation menu?¬† It’s called “Knit Happy”; you’ll see it at the bottom of the menu (for now, anyway).¬† Tell you what- I LOVE this stuff.¬† It makes me smile.¬† The logo is so darn cute what with the chubbed up sheep and all.¬† I [...]
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