Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

As we come upon our 233rd anniversary of our country's freedomm my gift to all of my fabulous friends is a free class. In honor of July 4th, we will be open 1030-4 and we will have a FREE UFO class. We want to free yourself from the UFO blues. I've got one sweater that I"ll be finishing on Saturday, that has only the button bands to do since January. I've got the unfinished blues at my house, and I want to finish up some of those projects that are in my knitting bags that are about 90% done.

In this free class, bring in your project, ask questions, and get help on any project laying around just begging to be finished. Almost any problem can be solved during this class! Bring in those UFOs (UnFinished Objects), "I am stuck and don't know what to do", projects and we will get you UNSTUCK. Start a new project. Just about anything can be finished.

Let Freedom Ring!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This Saturday, Movie Night "My Sister's Keeper"

You all know what a sucker I am for a good book, and then if the book is made into a movie, it's a double delicious date.

We will be going to the movies and out to dinner, this Saturday. We are not sure what time the movie is but we'll look on Friday and put all the information online once we know the times.

This Saturday we will be teaching a square on the afghan of the month. Not interested in doing the entire afghan, no worries. You can make it out of cotton and it is perfect to learn cables. This makes a great washcloth for those on your list.

We'll see you soon, in our cool, fun, shop.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Father's Day! and yes we're OPEN

"F" aithful.
"A" lways there.
"T" rustworthy.
"H" onoring.
"E" ver-loving.
"R" ighteous.
"S" upportive.
Author Unknown
We will be open our regular hours on Father's Day from 12-4. Make your husband a great breakfast, send your dad some candy, bring your knitting and crochet, plop your feet up and have a couple hours of rest and relaxation before your hectic work week begins again.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oh what a tease!

I met with one of my favorite yarn reps this week, Joan Fish, and she is representing one of the most beautiful yarns I've seen in a long time. Super soft Merino wool, great handpainted dyeing. We will be getting the yarn in perhaps in 2-3 weeks. I'll have samples in the shop by next week, and I've already got about a dozen projects lined up to knit and crochet out of this yarn.

What to see a picture? Of course you do. Here's just a taste of the colors you get in one hank. Scroll down and you'll see a beautiful project that was made out of this colorway.

This is a beautiful example of what the yarn can do. This pattern is the Baby Surprise by Elizabeth Zimmerman.

I talked to the owner of the company Kenny, and he said he'll ship it as fast as he gets it. It's being imported from Uruguay, and from my comparison it's taken the best of two different yarns and created a masterpiece. Oh and the beauty is some of the lines are Organic. Now scroll back up and see the picture at the top of the post. That is just a sampling of the colorways, it's incredible. Come on in and see what' we've got in store for you.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Last day of the Sale

Just a quick reminder to everyone we will be open today, Sunday June 14th from 12-4 for the last day of our sale. There are still quite a few cupcakes with discounts over 40%. The highest pulled so far was a 75% off coupon and Sally saved over $135.00 on her yarn and books. You could be the lucky winners that get 100% off your entire purchase. Did I mention there was more than 1? So come on down, pick your poison, and mosey on up to the cash register and see what type of discount you can pull.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who attended our 4th birthday party last night. It was so much fun, and there was a ton of delicious food and treats to eat. We'd love for you to attend our 5th year, so save the date.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Closing Early Today!

Just a reminder we will be closing today at 3:45 so we can enjoy our party at Diane's house. We'll reopen tomorrow, Sunday at 12 Noon. I'll be working the rare Sunday, so come on in, bring your knitting, check out the yarn and stay a while.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Knitique 4th Anniversary Sale

Knitique’s 4th Anniversary Sale

We have so much fun with each of you every day. It is with much joy and happiness that I come to work everyday. I’m a teacher, a counselor and a friend to many of my customers and am rewarded every day that I work. Not many people have the pleasure of having a job that they love, but thankfully I do.

In honor of our 4th anniversary we have an incredible sale from Thursday, June 11, 2009 thru Sunday, June 14, 2009. While hinking about what type of sale to do, Susan had this great idea from a shop that she used to go called the “Honey Pot Sale”. You will have the opportunity to get up to 100% off your entire order* We’ve got discounts from 15-100% off your entire purchase. You have a 75% chance of getting atleast a 20% off your total. There are more than a dozen opportunities to get 50 to 100% off your entire purchase.

Here’s how it works: Our 10-step program

Step one: Grab a basket
Step two: Grab your loot
Step three: Make a beeline to the cash register.
Step four: Wait your turn, I know it’s exciting and you can’t wait to see what kind of discount you’ll get.
Step five: Have the cute, thin sales clerk ring up your purchases.
Step six: Pick your freshly made no-calorie cupcake, turn it over, and reveal your anniversary discount.
Step seven: Jump up and down with joy, as you reveal your large discount.
Step eight: Watch as your bill shrinks and your wallet stays full as we subtract your discount.
Step nine: Pay for your purchases. We accept everything, Cash, Check or Charge even chocolate.
Step ten: If you dare, rinse and repeat.

Disclaimer: * Alright girl’s here the little details. All Yarn, books, bags, kits are on sale. Needles are excluded. All purchases are FINAL. No signatures on insatiable knitter’s cards will be given. No additional discounts will be given. If you need your yarn wound, please bring it back at a later date. We’d love to wind it for you. If you need knitting help during this time, you are welcome to call make an appointment, or sign up for our wonderful, community recognized classes.
Knitique’s 4th Anniversary Sale.

Don’t forget our 4th Anniversary party at Diane Lewis’ house Saturday at 4:30pm. Make sure to bring a sweater, it might be a little chilly in this unusually cool June.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Last Day of the Shop Hop

Today is the last day of the Greater Sacramento Area's Yarn Shop Hop. In response to all the men and women still hopping our store hours have been adjusted to stay open until 5 pm today.

Are you just starting the hop. Not to worry, come by our shop pick up a passport and visit a few shops today. There is still a prize for those who didn't make it to all the stops. I call it the "Boobie" prize. Lisa from Auburn Needleworks, says she's got some great ideas up her sleeve.

For all those who've come through our store, I just want to take a moment to thank you for making us a stop on your list. The positive feedback has been amazing. It is so rewarding to hear the feedback from all of you. My original idea of creating a community driven shop has been realized. But if it weren't for all of you, the shop wouldn't be what it is today. For that especially I thank you.

If you aren't on our email list, make sure to sign up. Next week is our 4th anniversary, and I've got some great party plans that will be shared later this week.

Have an incredible week!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Tonight is a Knit and Nosh

Just a friendly reminder that Friday night is Knit and Nosh. Come on in where knitting/crocheting, conversation and friendships abound. We'll be here on June 5th from 5-9pm.

Be there or be square.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Happy 4th Anniversary Celebration!

We are celebrating our 4th anniversary next week. There will be a 4th Anniversary party on Saturday, June 13th and we will be closing the shop early to allow for everyone to go to the party.

Here's all the details:

Cone join us in the celebration of our 4th anniversary as a big happy knitting family.

Saturday, June 13th

4:00 to whenever

Pot Luck with Hamburgers and Drinks provided...

just let us know what you want to bring

We'll be gathering at Diane Lewis' home

9762 Silvertrail Lane

Elk Grove, CA 95624

RSVP to Diane at 916 7141462 or on her cell phone: 916 709 2990

Monday, June 01, 2009

Shop Hop

Starting this Wednesday we will be participating in the 3rd annual Shop Hop and will run through Sunday, June 7th. I love the original logo that Violet of Frog Pond Knits designed and have used it again as thanks to her for starting this fabulous tradition.

We love having our customers travel to other shops and see what's available as well as have other store's customers come to our shop and see all the fabulous yarn we have in our fun, friendly, beautiful shop.

We've designed 2 afghan squares for the shop hop. If you purchase a skein of Cascade 220 at the reduced price of $4.65 you get both the patterns we've designed for FREE.

Travel from Truckee to Modesto, Woodland to Placerville and see the bounty that our shops have to offer.

Our expanded store hours will be:

Wednesday 1030-8

Thursday 1030-8

Friday 1030-9

Saturday 1030-6

and last but not least

Sunday 12-5.