Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Love those Limited Editions

We love seeing Trip and seeing what exciting yarns are in the boxes. We've been lucky enough this week to receive several Limited Editions Yarn.


One ball is enough yarn for a pair of socks!

Content: 50% Superwash Wool/25% SOYSILK® brand fiber/22.5% Cotton/2.5% Chitin
Gauge: 8 sts = 1" US 1 Put Up: 100g/425m ball Care Instructions: Machine wash and dry

Opal Harry Potter Sock Yarn

I'm so excited to be one of the few stores that was picked to carry the Limited Edition Opal Harry Potter Sock Yarn This yarn is due in to us in limited quantities in the beginning of October 2008, and more in November of 2008. .

Stitches: 8 Needle: 1-2Content: 75% superwash wool 25% nylonYardage: 450 Care: Machine WashCategory: Fingering Weight Sock Yarn

Come on in, check it out and join us for Knit and Nosh this Friday!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Does it get any better than this?

We just received a new yarn in the shop. Brand New to Southwest Trading Company.

Drum Roll Please..........Introducing:

What I love about this yarn: It isn't often that you find a bulky weight wool that in completely machine-washable. The softness of the fiber makes it hard to believe that it's machine washable but I've knit and washed a scarf and it is extremely lovely. This is a single plyed yarn that has the softness of Malabrigo.

Specs: 100% Super wash Merino Wool Approximately 100g/120meters (132 yards) Machine or Hand Wash 3.5 sts = US 10

Even better, South West Trading Company has compiled a 4 patterns, and they are free with a purchase of the yarn.

Baby Evan's Hat

Quick and Easy Scarf

Quick Sprite Cabled Hoodie

Scribble Scarf

Come on in and test drive a skein today!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

What happens at Late Night stays at Late Night

Thank you to all of you who come and experience the Night Life at Knitique. We had such a great time last night. Lots of delicious food was brought, Cora even made a delicious green salad that had Strawberries, nectarines and cucumbers in it. It was from the Bob Green cookbook. Delicious, Delicious, Delicious!

As Kristen calls me "The Local Crack Dealer" more new books have been coming in.

One of my favorites that came in "Seven things that can make or Break a Sweater". We will be starting a class next month, that will be 1 class a month, where we will master the skill and will create a child's sweater at the same time. This way, it won't interfere with all your other projects.

A continuation of the extremely popular Series Simply Shetland. This book never seems to disappoint. Click Here for a preview of the book. We've ordered a lot the first time around and should have plenty to last the weekend. Come on in and grab your copy of the newest addition to your Knitting Library.

Another new books which is based on a form of felting is called Shibori Knits.

Here's what a few of the "experts" in our field are saying about this new book.

“An inspired and thoughtfully assembled collection of projects that redefine our entire notion of ‘felt,’ combining the fluid and firm, sculptural and wearable. The results are, indeed, exquisite.”—Clara Parkes, author of The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and Editor of knittersreview.com

“With Shibori Knits Gina has cast her unique creative genius to the exciting and innovative fusion of knitting with the ancient craft of shibori and she has created knitting gold.” —Erika Knight, author of Classic Knits at Home and Glamour Knits at Home

“The colors of Alchemy’s yarns vibrate in their own glory throughout this charming, elegant, and intriguing book that explores new frontiers in knitting.”—Brandon Mably, Kaffe Fassett studio

Skein for Skein is not just another knitting book. Sure, it's got patterns - 16 of them - great pictures, and easy instructions. But the real focus on Skein for Skein is yarn substitution.
Not all yarn is created equal. You may knit a lace scarf that you love, and knit the same scarf in a different fiber - even if it is the same weight - and have it turn out completely different. And not good-different. Each pattern lists what the sample is knit in, and lists at least one alternative yarn selection. It also shows a "not-so-good" choice, and explains why it is not a good yarn to use. I found this extremely interesting. Some were obvious, like not to use a marled yarn for a busy patterned knit. Others were things I had never thought about, like not all lace patterns should be knit with lace weight yarn.

So come on in out of heat, bring your knitting, your reading glasses, and kick your feet up and browse through all the new books, and see the some of the new Fall yarns that are arriving.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Love to Knit

Now that the weather is starting to get cooler (yea, right!) you might want to join us tomorrow night for a night, of knitting, crocheting, community and friendship. Did I mention FOOD! Tomorrow night is this months Knit and Nosh. If you haven't seen us for the summer, and want to get started on your Christmas Presents, it's not a moment too soon! Do you know we only have I believe 111 days until Christmas. Seems like a lot, but you know, that life gets in the way of all those tempting little projects. I'd love to show you some of the new yarns that are arriving for Fall, plus all the books that have come in. We've had 3 shipments of books this week. All the new ones, plus we have plenty on order. One of the most popular is Debbie Bliss' new book Essential Knits for Kids. Debbie has once again outdone her self in this beautiful book with tons of pictures, patterns and lots of tips and tricks. Come on in and see what we've got with your name on it.