Monday, December 31, 2007

Details, Details, Details

The Sale of the Year is about to start in less than 12 hours

New Year's Day Extravaganza Everything in the store is on Sale.
Discounted from 10% to 75%
Dramatic savings on all the clearance and overstocked items don't miss out.

Here's all the Nitty Gritty Details

6-7 am 25% off all Yarn + an additional 25% off all of previously marked down clearance and overstocked items.

7-8 am 20% off all Yarn + an additional 20% off all previously marked down clearance and overstocked items.

8-10 am 15% off all Yarn + an additional 15% off all previously marked down clearance and overstocked items.

10-12 am 10% off all Yarn + an additional 10% off all previously marked down clearance and overstocked items.

All Day Specials:

All Novelty Yarns are 25% off

All Patterns, Needles and Accesories are 15% off

All Books are 10% off

*All Sales are Final. Limited to stock on hand. No additional discounts or signatures on Insatiable Knitter will be given. Sale can not be applied to items on hold or items on layaway. You MUST be checked out to receive the specials of that hour.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Save the DATE!

I've been hearing whispers, rumors circulating, people trying to guess what it will be.

Yes, we are definitely having our New Year's Day Sale. I figure we've got to start the year off right. In fact just this week we've received shipments of Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn, French 75 Sock Yarn, and a huge order from Alpaca Yarn Company. We've been selling it like crazy. I'm hoping there will be some left for the Sale.

All the details will be sent by email so if you aren't on our mailing list, be sure to join. I'll be emailing out the details sometime on New Year's Eve.

Remember PJ's are acceptable. Be sure to bring your knitting and stay awhile. We will be going out to lunch afterwards. Last year we had dessert first, so who knows what we'll do this year.

So make sure to pass it on, tell a friend, post it wherever you like. Sales like this only come around twice a year, so start the New Year's off on the right foot and tell a friend.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Need some Respite from the Family Fun?

Come join us tonight for Late Night.

I'll be here working, and I've started yet another new project, Bird in the Hand Mittens by Kate Gilbert
As you can imagine my partiality to colors I'll be Using Cascade 220 Superwash in a great Fuscia Pink, Cream and hints of you guessed it.....Lime Green. I can't wait.

We've got plenty of Chocolate.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Join us for the Last Late Night Before Christmas

This is your last chance before Christmas to stay late at the shop and finish up your Christmas Shopping.

If you still need to whip out some project I wrote 3 different patterns for a Quick Knit. Just ask Robin. She knit the Super Model Hat the Friday after Thanksgiving and has since knit 12 others. It's a perfect gift for a man or a woman, fits perfectly and can be finished easily under 2 hours.

Come on in, join the fun. See all the new Books that came in today, plus all the new yarns.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Holiday Knitting Extravaganza

Come Join us This Friday Night for our HOLIDAY KNIT and NOSH 5-9pm

Bring your favorite dish or two, the recipe if you'd like to share, and all those Christmas presents you need to finish up on.
We can't wait to see you!!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Did Someone Say Shopping Spree?

The fabulous folks at Knitting Daily are having a contest where you could win up to $300 from your favorite yarn shop.
Read below for the Details. Make sure to click on the link to read any small print.
Let's REPRESENT ourselves and enter away. Make sure to foward the blog link to anyone you know so they can enter also.

Knitting Daily, Interweave's online knitting community, presents a contest to promote New Year shopping habits at local yarn shops: Knitting Daily readers can enter to win a yarn spree at their LYS! Contestants simply visit Knitting Daily's Yarn Spree webpage, provide their contact information and the name of their favorite LYS, and are automatically entered to win a LYS yarn spree. They could win up to $300 in yarn from your shop! Three winners will be chosen at random and will have an opportunity to shop for free yarn, needles, books, and magazines at their favorite LYS compliments of Knitting Daily. Yep, Knitting Daily is footing the bill. Sandi Wiseheart, Knitting Daily's hostess, will announce the winners in January 2008.
First place: $300 gift certificate to your LYS Second place: $200 gift certificate to your LYSThird place: $100 gift certificate to your LYS
“After spoiling family and friends with handmade gifts over the holidays, January should be the month for yarn lovers to spoil themselves. We’re excited to be offering this opportunity to three lucky readers,” says Wiseheart. “Local yarn shops win big here, too, since Knitting Daily will be purchasing the gift certificates for the finalists who nominated their shop.” Entries must be completed by December 31, 2007. One entry per person. Winners will be notified via e-mail in January 2008. Winners will receive a gift certificate to the LYS mentioned in their entries. Don't miss your chance to sell up to $300 worth of product this January 2008. Have customers enter the Knitting Daily's Yarn Spree at their LYS contest, beginning November 28, 2007.
Send this copy to your customer e-mail list: Enter the Knitting Daily Yarn Spree at your LYS Contest online and be entered to win up to $300 worth of yarn at our store! Simply visit:, enter your name and e-mail address, mention that (name of your yarn shop) is your favorite spot to shop, and you could be contacted by Knitting Daily to come pick up a gift certificate for $100-$300 of FREE mercandise this January 2008, just in time to ring in the new year! Visit and enter to win! For questions, please contact Annie at
Interweave Press 201 E Fourth St. Loveland, CO 80537(800) 272-2193

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Did someone mention Classes!

As many, and I mean MANY of you have asked, I've been trying to get the class schedule online. I'm horrible with computer files, and such but I think I've managed to do it. If anyone has any suggestions or help, I'm ALL ears. My gift is definitely in the knitting and not in the computer programing.

So Click on THIS LINK to see our November Classes. We've got such a great line up of classes. If it doesn't work, I apologize and I'll keep working at it. Okay, I just checked it, and HOLY CRAP, I think I did it. Whooo Hoooo!!!

A few rules though:

1. Classes must be prepaid to reserve your spot.
2. All supplies need to be purchased at Knitique. The bonus is you get a 10% discount on all supplies needed for classes.
3. Store credit will be issued if canceled 1 week prior to class.
4. If you miss a class, you can make it up in the following month.
5. Classes fill up fast. We have a maximum of 6 people for most classes to give you the most student/instructor time.
6. You can call in at 916.947.1463 to reserve your spot with a credit card.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Special Knit for a Cause

October is breast cancer awareness month. In honor of this, and in the hopes of making more people aware of early detection we will be having a special Knit for a Cause this Sunday, at Elk Grove Park, at the Elk Grove's Annual Giant Pumpkin and Harvest Festival. Please feel free to bring your US #9 16 inch circulars as well as #9 Double Points and help create a gift of love, a gift of your time, and a gift of warmth to someone going through the rigors of chemotherapy or radiation.

It has been our honor to take part in this special Cause. We've got a great team of regular knitters and crocheters that churn out hats faster than I can say "Bob's my Uncle" We would love for more people to join us, either through knitting, crocheting, or even donating some of your soft warm stash. Since the weather is turning, and it seems like it's going to be a doozy of a winter, the need will be even greater for soft warm hats. Lately, we've been doing more hats for men. Apparently, there is a shortage of hats for manly, man hats. If it touches your heart, we've got a place for you at this table.

When going to the Harvest Festival, we will be right next to the News 10 booth, so we'll be easy to spot. Look for Pink and Green, and wear something pink to help bring awareness to Breast Cancer.

Knit On!!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Come Nosh and Knit with Us Friday 5-9pm

With the start of the Fall weather, it's time to get out your knitting, and come join us for Knit and Nosh this Friday night from 5-9pm. Bring a dish, drink, or dessert to share, and join our community of knitters. With all the new Fall yarns coming in you are sure to be inspired.

This year knitting is continuing to thrive. Scarves by the dozens are being made. Most have a detailed stitch. Patsy one of our daily knitters, just finished a Basketweave made out of Autumno, a gorgeous self striping wool blend. Quick simple, with just enough patterning to keep you awake. Now she's off making a Scarf from Scarf Style using Plymouth Sinsation. It doesn't get more luxurious then this. Let us help you find a project, perfect for your needs, so you can get a jump start on your Christmas Knitting.

One of my favorite Christmas gifts is a hand knit washcloth and a bar of handmade soap. In honor of this, we've got another FREE class for you to take. You read that right FREE. Come into the shop, pick up a schedule and see how quickly you knit up a half dozen of these babies.

We've been keeping Trip very busy with loads, and loads of New Lines, and New Companies coming in this week. Plus we've brought in a new line of Bamboo needles that go down to a 9inch circular. It definitely takes some getting used to but let me tell you, you can almost eliminate double points with these babies.

Friday, September 28, 2007

I've got just word to say to you.....

Oh yea, you read that right. My order of Yarntini came trotting on in by the DHL man today. Poor Trip, our handsome UPS driver was sad we were cheating on him. You should have seen the stampede. Everyone wanted to open the box.

We've sold a substantial amount already but we definitely have some left. I'll post the colors tomorrow, but just wanted you to know, if you need your Yarntini fix...we might be able to help you.

We'll be open Saturday until 6pm, Sunday 12-4 and we are closed Monday.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Big Ass Bags

Last week I wanted to show you some of the newest bags we brought into the shop. But, by the next day, they were gone. Another shipment later, this morning, Trip delivered them. 1 bag is already sold out. I thought I'd post them quick before they all disappear.

These bags are perfect for knitting, Trader Joes, or taking it to IKEA so you don't have to pay the $.05 for bags. Some of the titles are a littel risque, but oh, so cute.

If you are HOT and FLASHY

You all know How I feel about Pink. This was the first one I grabbed.


Very vintage looking!

Does this bag make my ASS look big?

Every time I look at this bag it cracks me up.

Be the Big Boss Lady

Perfect for using as a Grocery Bag

Hella Cute Bag

And the Piece de Resistance

For the knitter that has everything.

"I need a half gram of wool and quick! I'm starting to come down...."

Just one of the cute quirky sayings on the side. The bags are fabulously priced at $12.50 and the Tin Bank $8.50. Up next time....the new lines, new yarns, and new vendors are coming in.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fine Felting Perfect for Christmas

A Gorgeous Stole created by Drin

As the weather is slightly turning, and the mornings are beginning to feel like Fall, we've got an incredible opportunity on Saturday Morning. Drin and her sister Carol of Hand in Hand will be doing their final workshop of the year this Saturday, teaching you the fine art of Wet Felting. these scarves are a perfect opportunity to create unusual pieces of art for your friends and family for Christmas. The beauty is it doesn't take quite as long as knitting something; but, is beautiful just the same.

See Everyone is still smiling after the class. I thought it was fabulous how different the creations were, even though we used the same base ingredients.

Here's all the DETAILS


On Saturday, September 15th, from 10am-1pm, Drin Welker and Carol Culp will teach FINE FELTING for beginners. Students will each go home with a fine felted scarf they have created. Drin and Carol are members of the Artisans’ Co-op in Bodega and have been creating felted items for about ten years.

The class will be held at Knitique, 8741 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove and will be limited to ten students. The fee for the class is $45 plus a $25 supplies fee. No knitting or crocheting skills are required.

Materials Provided by Instructors (students will take these with them to create other fine felting projects):
Heavy bubble wrap
PVC pipe
Silk Chiffon
Wool roving
Nylon net
T-shirt ties

Items for Students to Bring:
Couple of old bath towels
An old pillowcase that can get wet and discolored
Rubber gloves (if you don’t want your hands wet and soapy)
Bits of your favorite novelty yarn to use or trade
A 2-5 gallon size bucket
Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet and come ready to have fun and be creative!

Class size is limited. You must call by Thursday night to reserve your spot. 916.714.7719

Friday, September 07, 2007

Knit for a Cause

In the past few months, ever since the Citizen's did the article on our Chemo Cap Project, I've been moved to tears with the genorosity of both knitter's and crocheter's in our community and beyond. We have had a generous donation of yarns for our project, and I can't even tell you the amount of hats that are coming in. We have the sweetest elderly lady, who knits a minimum of 1 hat, and sometimes 2 hats a day. Every couple of weeks, either her granddaughter or her daughter comes in with the bag of finished hats, and we load her up with more soft, light colored yarns.

This Sunday from 12-4 is our Knit for a Cause. We knit chemo hats, preemies hats, squares for Warm Up America, and even Project Linus blankets. If you feel moved, please come join us. Just bring #9 16" Circulars, #9 double points, and an open heart. We have donated yarn for you to use, or you might dig through your stash and find some yarn you'd be willing to part with. If you don't have time to join us, think about us the next time you are destashing. We always in need for more yarn and will accept donations of any smooth, soft yarn. We are able to take other types of yarns as well and use them for blankets, and even squares. We have many participants who have the time to knit but not necessarily the finances to help.

Thanks to all who joined us tonight for Knit and Nosh. I Love, love, love this night. Danielle (Not me, Danielle the owner of this fabulous little shop, but, Danielle a friend/customer from Pollock Pines) surprised us with the fabulous news that she'll be expecting a little bundle of joy next year. We are so excited for her. If you missed last night and want to join us next month, it's always the first Friday of the month from 5-9pm. Bring your current project/problem and a dish to share. We'd love it have you join us.

Back to our Regular Scheduled Program

I know the blog has been MIA this summer. It's crazy the amount of work that goes into the shop, my family, and my friends. So the easiest thing to go was the blog, though I LOVE writing it.

There were many times during the summer, that I'd take a mental picture of something and think, "I should blog that". But, the thought stopped right there. We had a fabulous summer, and I am definitely looking forward to Fall knitting.

So here's to onward, upward, and more regular posts.

Big hugs to all of you in the Cyberworld!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Children and their Dads

Just a reminder that we are closed today, so we can spend time with our husbands, children and perhaps our Fathers.
Our Anniversary Sale was a HUGE success. I want to thank everyone who came to help us celebrate our phenomenal success at our Fabulous Yarn Boutique.
For all those who want in on what I call the mark down, mark down table.... I'll be posting the Great deals here on the blog, so if you are interested you can just give us a call and we can pop it into the mail for you. All the details will be in the next post.
Enjoy your day with your Daddy!

Friday, June 15, 2007

More Crazy Mark Downs!!!

The First Day of our Anniversary Sale was so successful we've had to put more merchandise on the Markdown, Markdown tables.
I'm at home now but when I get to the shop, I'll post some of what's on the Markdown, Markdown table with the sale prices. One customer yesterday said it was so cheap they felt bad like they were stealing yarn. No worries though. We've got a mountain full, or a UPS Truck full of yarn scheduled to come in the next few weeks, driven by the delicious Trip. So strike while the deals are still smoking.
We'll be open until 9 or 10 tonight for all those working girls/boys out there. So be sure to stop by for some nibbles, beverages and smoking hot deals.
P.S. You can get more tickets for our fabulous prizes by buying yarn, and by passing the sale forward. Tell your friends to let us know you sent them and you can get an additional ticket. Did I mention each of the baskets have 100% Italian Cashmere in them?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Details, Details, Details

Come join us Thursday June 14th thru Saturday June 16th for our 2nd Anniversary Sale. You will see dramatic savings & deep discounts on overstocks. Treat yourself and get a headstart on your Christmas Presents, or start something Fabulous for yourself, you deserve it.
Don't Miss Out on the Biggest Sale of the Year, the Mark Down, Mark Down Sale

Up to 40% Off Selected Kits
+50% Off Selected Bags of 10 skeins
+35% Off Selected Books & Magazines
+35% Off All Novelty Yarns
+60% Off Original Price of All Clearance Yarn, Books, Accesories

+ Entire Stock of Regular Priced Yarn is 25% Off

Enter our drawings for prizes worth over $300.00

Free Gift valued at over $7.00 for 1st 100 guests

Special Store Hours:
Thurs 1030-6 Fri 1030-9 Saturday 1030-6

Hurry down while the selection is Hot, Hot, Hot!
Limited to Stock on Hand. No discounts on Special Orders, Items on Hold or Layaways. All Sale Items are a Final Sale. For all Stateside Phone and Internet customers orders will be shipped Via USPS. For Overseas customers there will be our regular shipping charges.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Anniversary Sale

Everyone's been asking if we will be having a sale for our Anniversary.... OF COURSE!! Our Anniversary sale will be this Thursday June 14th 1030-6, Friday June 15th 1030-9 and Saturday June 16th 1030-6. We will be closed Sunday for Father's Day.
Just a couple of Teasers to get your blood pumping:

*Free Gift for the 1st 100 shoppers (value $8)
*All Clearance yarns will be 65% off the Original price.
*Special Knit and Nosh, Friday, June 13th from 5-9pm
*Fabulous Drawings, one worth over $200, and another one or two worth over $100.00
and much, much, more.

We will be posting, either late tonight, or early tomorrow morning with all the details. I will be sending out an email so if you haven't joined our email list, make sure you take the time to join. For all of our customers who aren't local, you will definitely be able to participate in the sale. Remember we ship Daily, to around the world.
Pass it on to all your friends, we've got Fabulous Yarn, Friendly Service, and it's Fun, Fun, Fun!

This will be the BIGGEST SALE of the YEAR!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Art Class

On Saturday morning and afternoon, we met under the Redwoods where Drin and Carol showed us the ins and out of Fine Felting.

The wind was perfect, with a slight breeze, and we all listened carefully as they explained how they got started, and some of their techniques. We pulled apart the cotton candy textured fiber, and enjoyed the wet fun of it all.

I loved working with the roving, deciding where I wanted to put what color. It was a little like fingerpainting with unspun wool.

The class was such a success that we will be having another one, later this summer, September 15, 2007 from 10-1pm. The cost will be $75.00, almost all of the supplies are included, so make sure you call Now to reserve a spot. 916.714.7719
This art form is absolutely perfect for making one of a kind, wearable art for your friends and family. It doesn't take a lot of time, and you will be pleasantly surprised on how fun, exciting, and easy this is.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tick Tock

Just a reminder that we are closed on Mondays for the summer! I'll be spending my Monday dropping the eldest son off at the airport in Oakland to spend some time with his Grandparents. A good time will be had by all. See you Tuesday!
Only 39 hours until we open. :o)

Celebrate Your Daddy!

In Honor of our Fathers, or our Husbands we will be closed on Sunday, June 17th to spend time with our families.
If you haven't bought your Dad a gift yet, nothing says I love you like a pair of hand knit socks. You can even make them out of a very soft worsted weight, and you can whip out a pair in a week, or even less. Not sure how to knit socks? We've got plenty of sock classes. Toe Up, Top Down, 2 at a time. Wrap up the yarn, needles and pattern, and let him know, he'll get a pair as soon as you are done.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Crazy about Cupcakes

We are embarking on our 3rd year of business. To say that this venture has been a blessing would be to put it mildly. As I tell my children, you may not think I'm all that and a bag of chips, but at work, people are EXCITED to see me. I am grateful that you have allowed me into your lives. I am thankful that a community has emerged, and flourished from our shop. I have been blessed by each and everyone of you.
In honor our our 2nd anniversary, we will be hosting a special Knit and Nosh. Come join us next Friday night, June 15th for our Birthday celebration. We will be having several unbelivable drawings. You can earn tickets by coming in, by purchasing Fabulous Yarn, and by knitting Cupcakes.
Yes that's right Cupcakes ! Fabulously easy, no seam, perfect for a quick gift cupcakes. Make one for Knitique, earn 10 tickets for our Fabulous Prizes. You don't have to be local. Anyone can participate. All of you who are lurking... Shout Outs to Truckee, Portland (hi Mom), Sioux Falls, August, Malvern, Elk Grove, Pilot Hill, Garden Valley, Danville, West Hartford, Martel, England, Austrailia, Germany, Switzerland, you are invited to join us. We'd love for you to join us via the blog....for our birthday celebration. Simply knit a cupcake OR two, or as many as you want (10 tickets per cupcake) and send it to:
8741 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA
Include your name, phone number and mailing address.
We will fill out your tickets and give you a jingle if you win.

Here's one with a soft yarn....

and I love these with Sprinkles.

The most creative cupcake will get an addition 15 tickets. I'll post all the pictures on the blog and you can vote for them.

All cupcakes must be received by JUNE 25TH.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Summer Hours

Effective June 5, 2007, Knitique will be closed on Mondays for the Summer. We'll be sipping Margarita's in the sunshine, knitting away on our current project. We hope you enjoy your summer with your families, knitting in the sunshine. We will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1030-6, Wednesdays 1030-8 and of course Sundays 12-4.
Be sure to check our class schedule as we'll have some roadtrips planned for Mondays.

Keep your eyes peeled in your mail box for our 2nd anniversary celebration news.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Knit and Nosh Tonight

Join us tonight for Knit and Nosh. Where coversation and creating abounds. If you've never been, this event is a perfect example of the community we've created here at Knitique. We'll be open for Knit and Nosh from 5-9 and possibly even until 10 tonight. We'd love to have you come and join us.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fine Felting Workshop Next Saturday, June 9th




We are very fortunate to have the opportunity for you to learn art of Fine Felting. In this method, you learn how to create and shape fabric using unspun Colored Roving. Create scarves, hatbands, table runners, vests, jackets and purses. You are limited only by your imagination


On Saturday, June 9, from 11am-2pm, Drin Welker and Carol Culp will teach FINE FELTING for beginners. Students will each go home with a fine felted scarf they have created. Drin and Carol are members of the Artisans’ Co-op in Bodega and have been creating felted items for about ten years.

Due to popular demand of the class Drin and Carol have opened up a second class on Saturday June 9th from 3-6pm. Call us at 916.714.7719 to preregister.

The class will be held at Knitique, 8741 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove and will be limited to eight students. The fee for the class is $60 and includes materials. No knitting or crocheting skills are required.

Materials Provided by Instructors (students will take these with them to create other fine felting projects):
Heavy bubble wrap
PVC pipe
Silk Chiffon
Wool roving
Nylon net
T-shirt ties

Items for Students to Bring:
Couple of old bath towels
An old pillowcase that can get wet and discolored
Rubber gloves (if you don’t want your hands wet and soapy)
Bits of your favorite novelty yarn to use or trade
A 2-5 gallon size bucket
Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet and come ready to have fun and be creative!