Welcome to the newest feature on our website. We have added a blog so we can post current news and happenings in the shop, and also make the newsletter available to those of you who can't read our emails.
We hope you enjoy this new feature - Special Thanks to Jessica for making it possible. Click the link below to read the most recent newsletter.
ARE OPEN during the entire Labor Day weekend!
we were closed for painting; this year we're open and selling yarn!! So take
advantage of your extra days off for the long weekend and come and sit and knit
or crochet or spin or bead, yes bead, with us!
Special limited edition yarn - we have just 60 skeins -
ten skeins of each of 6 custom-dyed colorways
- of Knit1CrochetToo's AmbrosiaHandpaint, an alpaca silk cashmere blend
that is no longer available. 50gms, 137 yards. When it's gone, it's gone. We
can't get this base yarn anymore.
And the Winners of the Classic Elite KAL are..
Sarah Tullock, who
knitted Groovy from the Woodstock Collection in CEY Cricket and won this wonderful gift basket, and Susan
Corbett who knitted two sweaters and won a gift certificate from the shop, so
she can knit more sweaters.
And if you haven't visited our website lately and seen this, here are
Sarah and Robin and Cheryl and Janet showing off Groovy and Crocket and Bartizan
and Abbey knitted in Classic Elite Yarns.
Lots of great restocks
We have sooo much wonderful new merchandise. Yes, of course we have great
yarn, but so much more.
The winter yarns are going to start coming in within the next few weeks,
but in the meantime, we've just received two large shipments of mesh
We've received restocks of Marina, Flora, Spectra and Spectra Duet in all your favorite colors and some new fall colors as well.
We have also received some restock of Starbella, but even better, we've
received Starbella Stripe, which comes in team colors. Not all of our favorite
team colors, but a seriously interesting selection of
We also carry Papillon and some other mesh yarns from FourSeasons which
make fun ruffled scarves in kid sizes. The mesh is narrower and the skein is
shorter so it works out perfectly.
And books - all the newest ones - and all the ones you've been looking for
and thinking about. We have so many books that we've run out of places to put
them. And not just knitting books, but crocheting books, and beading books and
felting books and books to make toys and dolls and fun stuff for kids.
In addition to copies of Betsy Beads
and several other new knitting and crocheting with beads books, we now have 6/0
beads in several styles and many many colors. We have Japanese, Czech and Indian
beads, and many of the yarns and fibers featured in Betsy Beads and individual
patterns and beading tools.
Yes dellaQ is back. We
have a variety of different size cases in a selection of colors for all your
needle and hook needs. If you don't see the style / color combination you want
or need, you can special order any of the cases Della offers in her line.
It's time to start having classes again and we have a full schedule
starting up at the beginning of September.
We're starting back up with a reprise of Introduction
to Knitting taught by Joan Cook. Please spread the word to your friends and
family who've always wanted to learn to knit that Joan, who is the absolute best
Intro Knitting instructor on the planet, has agreed to teach one more class for
this year. The class will meet on 3 Saturday mornings in September - the
8th, 15th and 22nd, from 9 to 11am and the registration fee is $65.00. Click here for all the details.
Row Counter Bracelet:Saturday September 1st at 4pm.
Registration Fee: $25.00; The Beaded Row Counter Bracelet created in
this workshop uses the same counting method as an abacus. You will learn how to
make the bracelet and also how to use it. Click here for the details.
Sock Anatomy:Monday September 10th, Wednesday September
12th and Friday September 14th at 930am. Registration Fee: $65.00; Diane
Lyles will be offering her ever-popular Anatomy of a Sock class for those of you wanting to knit socks for holiday gifts but
afraid to begin those patterns that have kitchner and gusset and heel flaps and
all sorts of other intimidating sockisms. Let Diane demystify it for you as you
knit a sock (possibly a funny sized one, but an entire sock nonetheless) in 3 class sessions. While this
class was created for first-time sock knitters, it is also great for those who
have knitted a few socks and not been happy with them and also for folks
suffering from Single Sock Syndrome who haven't found knitting socks to be as
much fun as they'd hoped. Diane can make it fun! Click here for the course flyer.
Weaving: Saturday, September 15th or Sunday
September 16th, from 4 to 7 pm. Registration Fee: $35.00, plus $10. loom
use fee to instructor if you do not own a tri-loom. 3ft Tri-looms may be
purchased from the instructor. If you've always been fascinated by weaving but
overwhelmed by looms with heddles and peddles and shuttles and all
that weaving stuff, this is for you. In 3 hours, you can
complete a small shawlette - how's that for instant
gratification? Click here for more details. These make great gifts just
as they are, or you can combine them to make larger shawls or afghans. And you
can always move up to a larger loom for larger projects.
And yes, at long last, Jessica has some free time, and will be teaching
Raglan Sweater aka Your First Sweater. While this class is not
limited to knitters who've never attempted a sweater before, it is a great
sweater for those who're overwhelmed at the thought of knitting all those
separate pieces and putting them together. This sweater is knitted all in one
piece and is a very versatile pattern because you can make the sleeves as long
or as short as you want them, and you can make the length as long or as short as
you want it, and the pattern spans 5 sizes so you can make it to fit almost
anyone once you've mastered the basic sweater. This class will begin on Sunday
October 7th and will meet at 2 week intervals so that participants will have
adequate time to complete their knitting to the stage needed for the next
session. The class will meet on Sunday October 7th, 21st and November 4th at 4pm
and the registration fee is $65.00. Click here for the rest of the
We are having a Yarn Tasting featuring Cascade Yarns at the end of
This yarn tasting will be completely different from our previous ones, so
mark you calendar and make sure to register soon.
Mike, our Cascade rep,will be setting up a shop full of tasting stations
and is bringing doorprizes as well.
We have scheduled two sessions, on September 29th and 30th. We'll have lots
of trunk show models for you to check out and Mike will be here with all of his
color cards, so that you can order anything you'd like from their line, even if
we don't normally carry it.
And yes, there will be a registration fee that will go to Animal Rescue.
Have I mentioned that we're becoming very popular with the local Animal Rescue
Occasionally we have a customer who has something fiber arts related
to sell that one of you might be interested in and we will announce it here for
them. If you have anything for this category, please feel free to email with
details and I will try to get it into the next newsletter.
Kathy L is offering this Navajo loom originally purchased from Carol
Leigh's Hillcreek Fiber Studio. It comes apart, and the parts are numbered, so
it will be easy to move. The price is $150.; pick up only from West Huntsville.
No shipping so don't even ask.
If you are interested, please email me and I will pass her contact email on