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Monday, July 21, 2014

SHOP HOP 2014 - SEPT. 13-21

It is once again time to gather all your knitting buddies together and join in the fun that is Shop Hop 2014.  This year we have 7 shops participating and some new twists.  Instead of a free pattern at each shop you will now be receiving a piece of instructions to our Shop Hop Shawl, called Hex-a-go-go, designed by Jenna from The Whole Nine Yarns.  Visit each shop and collect them all for a beautiful design.  There will be provisions made if you cannot get to every shop.  You will be able to purchase your pattern pieces from Ravelry but there will be a nominal charge for it.

You can also double your chances of winning prizes by making a $25.00 purchase at each shop and getting a second set of stamps on an additional passport.  Passports go on sale August 1st.

See for participating shops, hours and pictures of some of the prizes you can win.  Hope to see you out hopping.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Save the dates of March 22 and 23, 2014 for an area wide yarn shop all under one roof.  These fine shops and artists will get together these two days to show you all that is new locally.

Marriott Courtyard
6250 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Ga. 30328
10 AM to 5 PM both days
free admission and parking
cash and carry

There will be a book signing by Betty Salpeker and a blocking demonstration by Barbara Benson too. 
Here are the fine establishments that will be participating:
Cast On Cottage and Needlepoint Garden          Roswell, Ga.
More Than Knotz patterns               Suwannee, Ga.
Needle Nook                               Atlanta, Ga.
Only Ewe and Cotton Too                   Alpharetta, Ga.
                   Purdy Thangz                           Holly Springs, Ga.
Quilts by Sahar                              Atlanta, Ga.
Silver Threads and Golden Needles              Franklin, N.C.
Strings and Stitches                           Ellijay, Ga.
Sugarfoot Yarns                         Peachtree City, Ga.
Please come by and visit with us for this exciting event.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Have you been yearning to knit socks and don't know how?  We have a class for you.  Learn to knit socks on double point needles.  Two sessions are required, Saturdays, October 19 and 26, 11AM to 12:30 PM.  There is some homework involved.  The cost of the two classes is $40.00 plus supplies.  Come join us for a great class that can be very useful in your knitting career.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Newest Yarns

The yarn pictured above is from Queensland Collection and is called Rustic Tweed.  It contains 63% wool, 27% alpaca, 7% acrylic and 3% viscose so it is very soft and the colors are wonderful.  It has 318 yards per hank and knits at 4.5 stitches per inch on an 8 needle.

This very colorful basket full of goodness is called Hachito by Mirasol.  It is sock weight, superwash and knits at 7.5 stitches per inch on a 2-3 needle.  It has 192 yards per skein so would take 2 for socks, but don't limit yourself to that.  It contains 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon and the colors are glorious.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wrap Yourself In Mink

These are the first 4 colors of Mimi Mink Hand Dyed for fall.  The solid color has been out for almost a year and is a tactile experience like no other.  Just to hold and fondle it is such a pleasure.  To knit with it is divine.  It has very good yardage, about 330 yards, so one skein can go far.  It can make a large cowl, hat and scarf and other items.  The current issue of Knitter's magazine contains the "Lush and Lacy Trapeze" sweater pattern done in solid color Mink.  Several of us are working on it now as a knitalong.  If you really want to spoil someone or treat yourself, indulge in a skein or two.  It will make you happy.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hot Items For Fall

Cowls are the big fashion item for fall and that is good news for us because they couldn't be any easier to knit or gift.  These cowls pictured were knit in an evening with size 11 needles and little effort.  They are knit in the round so no finishing to do and you can also use the same patterns for a long scarf.  Drop by to see all that we can offer if you are in the market to do some cowls.  They make great holiday gifts and are inexpensive too.