Posts made in April, 2012

Road Construction

You may have to dodge a few traffic cones in front of our store from now until late May. Crews will be working in our block as part of an 18-month project to rebuild 85th Street and parts of Greenwood Avenue and improve sidewalk accessibility. Street parking will be limited, but there still will be plenty of space in our lot behind the store. The lot is accessed from 83rd Street.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Road Construction

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Road Construction

You may have to dodge a few traffic cones in front of our store from now until late May. Crews will be working in our block as part of an 18-month project to rebuild 85th Street and parts of Greenwood Avenue and improve sidewalk accessibility. Street parking will be limited, but there still will be plenty of space in our lot behind the store. The lot is accessed from 83rd Street.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Road Construction

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Spring/Summer Stitch-Along

Our spring/summer stitch-along kicks off May 5, and for the first time we’ll be offering a choice of four different projects, including a crocheted vest. The projects are all from Classic Elite’s new Locomotive booklet. The grand prize for this knitalong is a gift basket of yarn and accessories from Classic Elite. The patterns are: Comet, a knitted sweater with lots of ease created by pleats that fall from a high waist; Double Decker, a knitted lace scarf with picot edging; Doodlebug, a knitted sleeveless shell that incorporates a chevron lace pattern; and Couchette, a crocheted tunic vest that can be worn open or tied with a drawstring at the waist. All four are made in a new (for us) yarn, Soft Linen. The DK-weight linen/wool/alpaca blend is perfect for transitional seasons. It’s soft and lightweight, yet with a crisp body. The winner will be chosen at the wrapup party from among those who have completed one of the garments. The garment must be knitted in Soft Linen to be eligible for the grand prize, but everyone is invited to participate in the event with any DK yarn to compete for other prizes and join in our parties and help sessions. The May 5 party is from 4 to 6 p.m. It features door prizes and advice on picking yarn and starting the...

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring/Summer Stitch-Along

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Spring/Summer Stitch-Along

Our spring/summer stitch-along kicks off May 5, and for the first time we’ll be offering a choice of four different projects, including a crocheted vest. The projects are all from Classic Elite’s new Locomotive booklet. The grand prize for this knitalong is a gift basket of yarn and accessories from Classic Elite. The patterns are: Comet, a knitted sweater with lots of ease created by pleats that fall from a high waist; Double Decker, a knitted lace scarf with picot edging; Doodlebug, a knitted sleeveless shell that incorporates a chevron lace pattern; and Couchette, a crocheted tunic vest that can be worn open or tied with a drawstring at the waist. All four are made in a new (for us) yarn, Soft Linen. The DK-weight linen/wool/alpaca blend is perfect for transitional seasons. It’s soft and lightweight, yet with a crisp body. The winner will be chosen at the wrapup party from among those who have completed one of the garments. The garment must be knitted in Soft Linen to be eligible for the grand prize, but everyone is invited to participate in the event with any DK yarn to compete for other prizes and join in our parties and help sessions. The May 5 party is from 4 to 6 p.m. It features door prizes and advice on picking yarn and starting the...

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spring/Summer Stitch-Along

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Final (Word on) Jeopardy

More than 30 knitters and friends were on hand last Tuesday at the Pig ‘n’ Whistle Pub to watch as our owner, Mary Harris, became a Jeopardy champion. A Seattle Times photographer was on hand to witness the evening, which also featured a trivia contest about Mary, prizes and cake. (Mary lost the following evening, but she thanks everyone who celebrated with her). The biggest question everyone had was, “What sweater was she wearing?” It was Vonica by Chicknits. It was our shop knitalong pattern last fall.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in Vonica | Comments Off on Final (Word on) Jeopardy

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Final (Word on) Jeopardy

More than 30 knitters and friends were on hand last Tuesday at the Pig ‘n’ Whistle Pub to watch as our owner, Mary Harris, became a Jeopardy champion. A Seattle Times photographer was on hand to witness the evening, which also featured a trivia contest about Mary, prizes and cake. (Mary lost the following evening, but she thanks everyone who celebrated with her). The biggest question everyone had was, “What sweater was she wearing?” It was Vonica by Chicknits. It was our shop knitalong pattern last fall.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 in Vonica | Comments Off on Final (Word on) Jeopardy

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Annual Sale Starts Friday

Our annual sale runs from April 27 to 29. We will have an enormous selection of clearance yarns at 40% off and all other yarns in the shop will be 20% off. Don’t miss this great sale and your last chance to pick up some wonderful discontinued yarns at a huge discount.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 in Sale | Comments Off on Annual Sale Starts Friday

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Annual Sale Starts Friday

Our annual sale runs from April 27 to 29. We will have an enormous selection of clearance yarns at 40% off and all other yarns in the shop will be 20% off. Don’t miss this great sale and your last chance to pick up some wonderful discontinued yarns at a huge discount.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012 in Sale | Comments Off on Annual Sale Starts Friday

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Grayling Knitalong Finale Party

Our Grayling knitalong is coming to a close. Join us for a finale party and the awarding of the grand prize on Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 5. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished your sweater yet. We’d love to see your progress, help you with any problems and enter you into the prize drawing. Finished sweaters earn you a second entry into the drawing so keep those needles clacking and maybe you will win big on Sunday!

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in Grayling KAL | Comments Off on Grayling Knitalong Finale Party

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Grayling Knitalong Finale Party

Our Grayling knitalong is coming to a close. Join us for a finale party and the awarding of the grand prize on Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 5. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished your sweater yet. We’d love to see your progress, help you with any problems and enter you into the prize drawing. Finished sweaters earn you a second entry into the drawing so keep those needles clacking and maybe you will win big on Sunday!

Posted on Apr 18, 2012 in Grayling KAL | Comments Off on Grayling Knitalong Finale Party

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