Posts made in September, 2012

Browsing the Magazine Rack

Only 105 knitting days left ’til Christmas! As your thoughts turn to holiday gift knitting, you may want to check out some of the current magazine offerings. Interweave is out with its Holiday Gifts issue. Among the 43 projects are accessories for kids and adults, plus projects for the home such as cushions and ornaments. This year’s emphasis is on Scandinavian designs. The new issue of Interweave Crochet has 20 projects including socks, a striking multicolored purse and a felted e-reader cover. We still have a few copies of the Knitscene Accessories special issue, which has a variety of projects such as fingerless gloves, cowls and mitts. The premiere issue of Noro magazine is full of quick, brightly colored accessories. And last but certainly not least, Vogue has a collection of lacy and beaded outfits perfect for holiday parties, including a pair of lacy and laced-up knee socks (above) that definitely speak to the fashion-forward...

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on Browsing the Magazine Rack

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Browsing the Magazine Rack

Only 105 knitting days left ’til Christmas! As your thoughts turn to holiday gift knitting, you may want to check out some of the current magazine offerings. Interweave is out with its Holiday Gifts issue. Among the 43 projects are accessories for kids and adults, plus projects for the home such as cushions and ornaments. This year’s emphasis is on Scandinavian designs. The new issue of Interweave Crochet has 20 projects including socks, a striking multicolored purse and a felted e-reader cover. We still have a few copies of the Knitscene Accessories special issue, which has a variety of projects such as fingerless gloves, cowls and mitts. The premiere issue of Noro magazine is full of quick, brightly colored accessories. And last but certainly not least, Vogue has a collection of lacy and beaded outfits perfect for holiday parties, including a pair of lacy and laced-up knee socks (above) that definitely speak to the fashion-forward...

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 in What's New | Comments Off on Browsing the Magazine Rack

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Knitted Wit trunk show

Join us this coming Saturday and Sunday for our Knitted Wit trunk show. Portland-based owner Lorajean Kelley will bring a variety of hand-dyed yarn and fiber to view and buy, and will be on hand to answer questions. Click here to preview Knitted Wit’s product line.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 in Trunk Show | Comments Off on Knitted Wit trunk show

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Knitted Wit trunk show

Join us this coming Saturday and Sunday for our Knitted Wit trunk show. Portland-based owner Lorajean Kelley will bring a variety of hand-dyed yarn and fiber to view and buy, and will be on hand to answer questions. Click here to preview Knitted Wit’s product line.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 in Trunk Show | Comments Off on Knitted Wit trunk show

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This Week’s Calendar

Tuesday: Evening sit and knit group, 6 to 9 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Wednesday: Midday sit and knit group, noon to 2 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Continuing Knitting class, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact the store for registration information.Thursday:  Charity knitting group, noon to 2 p.m. Bring or start a project to donate. Free.Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet, 6 to 8 p.m. $20 plus supplies. No registration required.Project Help, 6 to 8 p.m. Stuck on a project? Need to learn a new technique? Drop in for help. Only $5.Saturday: Knitted Wit yarn and fiber trunk show, all day. Easy Basic Hat class, 1 to 3 p.m. First of two sessions. $40 plus supplies. Contact the store for registration information.Sunday: Knitted Wit yarn and fiber trunk show, all day. Continuing Knitting class, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact the store for registration information.Learn to Crochet for Kids, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $20 plus supplies. Contact the store for registration information.Learn to Knit, 3 to 5 p.m. $20 plus supplies. Contact the store for registration...

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in Charity, Classes, Events, Trunk Show | Comments Off on This Week’s Calendar

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This Week’s Calendar

Tuesday: Evening sit and knit group, 6 to 9 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Wednesday: Midday sit and knit group, noon to 2 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Continuing Knitting class, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact the store for registration information.Thursday:  Charity knitting group, noon to 2 p.m. Bring or start a project to donate. Free.Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet, 6 to 8 p.m. $20 plus supplies. No registration required.Project Help, 6 to 8 p.m. Stuck on a project? Need to learn a new technique? Drop in for help. Only $5.Saturday: Knitted Wit yarn and fiber trunk show, all day. Easy Basic Hat class, 1 to 3 p.m. First of two sessions. $40 plus supplies. Contact the store for registration information.Sunday: Knitted Wit yarn and fiber trunk show, all day. Continuing Knitting class, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact the store for registration information.Learn to Crochet for Kids, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $20 plus supplies. Contact the store for registration information.Learn to Knit, 3 to 5 p.m. $20 plus supplies. Contact the store for registration...

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in Charity, Classes, Events, Trunk Show | Comments Off on This Week’s Calendar

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Fiber Community Events

Did you know there are several upcoming fiber-related events in the greater Seattle area?First off is everyone’s perennial favorite, the Puyallup Fair. In the upstairs crafts pavilion you’ll find everything from knitted items to story quilts, with daily demonstrations of different fiber crafts. The fair continues through September 23.If you fancy a road trip next weekend, there’s a fall fiber sale at Paradise Found farm on Whidbey Island. The Clinton-area farm will have for sale products ranging from processed and raw fiber to finished garments. You’ll also be able to visit with their alpacas and watch demonstrations all day. For more information, check out their website.Closer to home, Ballard’s Nordic Heritage Museum will host an outstanding group of internationally known knitting and design instructors at its Nordic Knitting Conference October 5 to 7. The theme for this year’s conference is Nordic Mittens, and all the half-day and full-day courses will focus on different techniques and styles of mittens, from learning to create Norwegian, chevron, and two-thumbed mittens to Sami mittens from northern Finland, Scandinavian church gloves, handspun mittens and wrist warmers, and even to mittens based on textile patterns from Icelandic manuscripts from as early as 1700. Several classes are already sold out, but you can find further information on their website. And looking ahead, Knit Fit is scheduled for November 2 to 4 at the Ballard Community Center. This brand-new knitting festival will feature classes, talks, book-signings, a marketplace (the Fiber Gallery will be there!) and even a little yarn-bombing...

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 in Events | Comments Off on Fiber Community Events

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Fiber Community Events

Did you know there are several upcoming fiber-related events in the greater Seattle area?First off is everyone’s perennial favorite, the Puyallup Fair. In the upstairs crafts pavilion you’ll find everything from knitted items to story quilts, with daily demonstrations of different fiber crafts. The fair continues through September 23.If you fancy a road trip next weekend, there’s a fall fiber sale at Paradise Found farm on Whidbey Island. The Clinton-area farm will have for sale products ranging from processed and raw fiber to finished garments. You’ll also be able to visit with their alpacas and watch demonstrations all day. For more information, check out their website.Closer to home, Ballard’s Nordic Heritage Museum will host an outstanding group of internationally known knitting and design instructors at its Nordic Knitting Conference October 5 to 7. The theme for this year’s conference is Nordic Mittens, and all the half-day and full-day courses will focus on different techniques and styles of mittens, from learning to create Norwegian, chevron, and two-thumbed mittens to Sami mittens from northern Finland, Scandinavian church gloves, handspun mittens and wrist warmers, and even to mittens based on textile patterns from Icelandic manuscripts from as early as 1700. Several classes are already sold out, but you can find further information on their website. And looking ahead, Knit Fit is scheduled for November 2 to 4 at the Ballard Community Center. This brand-new knitting festival will feature classes, talks, book-signings, a marketplace (the Fiber Gallery will be there!) and even a little yarn-bombing...

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 in Events | Comments Off on Fiber Community Events

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Hazel Knits and Fleece Artist Back In Stock

It’s been a couple of busy days at the store, with big shipments of some of our most luscious yarns. If you’re a Hazel Knits fan, you’ll be glad to know we’ve topped up our supply of Artisan Sock. And if you love Fleece Artist‘s wonderful color combinations, rejoice! We have brand new stock of Sea Silk and Marrakesh. Sea Silk is a deluxe combination of silk, Tencel and seaweed — yes, that’s right — which adds shine and mineral content to the yarn. Marrakesh is a fabulous lace-weight blend of 70% silk and 30% baby camel. Our last shipment completely sold...

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hazel Knits and Fleece Artist Back In Stock

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Hazel Knits and Fleece Artist Back In Stock

It’s been a couple of busy days at the store, with big shipments of some of our most luscious yarns. If you’re a Hazel Knits fan, you’ll be glad to know we’ve topped up our supply of Artisan Sock. And if you love Fleece Artist‘s wonderful color combinations, rejoice! We have brand new stock of Sea Silk and Marrakesh. Sea Silk is a deluxe combination of silk, Tencel and seaweed — yes, that’s right — which adds shine and mineral content to the yarn. Marrakesh is a fabulous lace-weight blend of 70% silk and 30% baby camel. Our last shipment completely sold...

Posted on Sep 8, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hazel Knits and Fleece Artist Back In Stock

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