Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Also note that we will be hosting a Jojoland Trunk Show from Nov. 21st to Dec. 2nd. We will have models of many of the Jojoland patterns available. So join us for a special treat.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sweater #2 is an incredible cropped jacket. I say incredible because so far it has looked great on everyone who has tried it on. It is knit from Aysen, a very soft wool blend and only takes 4 hanks for a medium size. It has a simple lace border at the bottom, sleeves and front bands. A great substitute would be Malabrigo worsted. This cropped look is a must-have for the fall and winter. I knit the whole back in one afternoon, so it is a quick project on a size 10 needle.
Both of these jackets will scream style when you wear them. Drop in for a looky and see what all the fuss is about.
Don't forget, we are now open every Sunday, 1-4PM.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
That's our handsome Lou modeling 3 of our new hat models. The top blue is from a new line of patterns we just received, Chic Knits, and is done in Malabrigo worsted.
The orange is also done in malabrigo worsted (can you tell we love this yarn?) and is a free download on Ravelry.
The cabled gem is the pattern we will be teaching in our cabled hat class on Saturday, Nov. 1st. It is knit in Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed, a new offering this fall.
All of these only took less than one ball and are quick to knit. They would make great holiday gifts for those on your list.
Speaking of lists, I am going to list our fall class schedule here. If you wish to see the samples and for more details, please visit our website at www.needlenookatlanta.com. You can also register for classes on this site. Further information and class supply list is available at the shop.
Sept. 28 - Knit A Market Bag.
Oct. 4 & 11 - Learn to Knit Socks.
Oct. 18 - Knit a Lace Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf.
Oct. 20, 27 & Nov. 3 - Learn Basic Crochet.
Oct. 26 - Learn Intarsia.
Nov. 1 - Learn To Make A Cabled Hat.
Nov. 8 - Learn To Knit A Beaded Ornament.
Nov. 15- Learn Entrelac.
Please note we are having a SAFF with Needle Nook knit in on Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 2-5 PM for those of us not attending SAFF in Asheville. Bring a snack and your knitting and we can all commiserate about not going while knitting and noshing. Can't let them have all the fun!
Hope to see you at one of our classes or in the shop.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Well the big day has arrived. Allen delivered these beautiful new colors on Monday. In the top photo you see all 6 of the new colors. They are: top row left to right, Elderberry Jam and Catherine's Red Gooseberry Jam. The bottom row is: A Dawg's Breakfast, Needle Nook Nosh, Shirley's Breakfast Blues and Lou's Brew. These are the four exclusive colors that no one else will be selling except Needle Nook. Allen has outdone herself again by putting together colors to honor her friends and customers. They are just beautiful. Each hank is 460 yards of 75% merino and 25% nylon. They retail for $28.00. Come by to take a look at this newest addition to our Toasty for Needle Nook family.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This item is unusual. It is called a sock blank and is meant to be unraveled and knit into a pair of socks. Different, huh? It comes with a pattern for the socks and also suggests you can use it for a hat, fingerless gloves, mittens and more. My idea is just to add a fringe to both ends and have an instant scarf. The cost is $24.00 each and is only available in this color for now. We have more colors on back order.
It is time to announce the second annual Atlanta area shop hop. The dates are September 13-21, 2008. There are eight shops participating this year. If you were a hopper last year you know the drill. If not, this is how it works. Purchase a passport for $1.00. These go on sale August 7th. Visit each of the 8 shops and make a minimum $10.00 purchase. You will then have your passport stamped. If you complete the passport with all eight stamps, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing, a $100.00 gift certificate from each of the 8 shops. Of course there will be other prizes as well, depending upon your level of completion. In addition, each shop you visit will be handing out an original knit or crochet pattern with your purchase. With the gas crunch you might want to carpool with friends and make a day of it. Some of the shops will have late hours during the week and be open on Sundays to make it more convenient for you. Here is a list of the shops for SHOP HOP 2008.
- Cast on Cottage & Needlepoint Garden
- Knitting Emporium
- Main Street Yarns & Fibers
- Needle Nook
- Only Ewe & Cotton Too
- Strings & Strands
- The Whole Nine Yarns
Please mark your calendars now for a fun time in September. Visit http://www.shophopatlanta.blogspot.com/ for continuing information and updates.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Next is some glorious sock yarn from Claudia's Handpainted Yarns. This is the first time I have purchased her yarns and I don't know what took me so long. We have added about 12 colors in the fingering weight, beautiful colorways. The hank is 175 yards so it would take two to make a pair of socks. Retail $13.00.
Just arrived from Plymouth Yarn: Alpaca Lace, about 400 yards for only $7.50 -incredible! Also, Alpaca Prima, slightly heavier and the new colors in Baby Alpaca Grande including new Tweeds and Hand Paints. Just gorgeous! They also sent new patterns to complement these yarns.
We received a new plate by Laurel Burch. That's right, a plate in the shape of a cat head. How cute this is. Also coming from LB are new designs in totes, luggage and flip flops. I was so worried that her line would not continue when she passed away but someone there has obviously taken over where she left off and we are very grateful. Come see all her happy faces.
There is much more on the horizon and I will report as they arrive. Don't forget to turn in your Toasty for Needle Nook socks by July 5th for the contest. Hope to see some great new designs.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Noni Bag Knitalong - select your favorite and let Lou guide you through the process. Lou has knit many samples for Nora and knows all about her patterns. Tuesdays, 11AM to 12:30PM, June 24th to July 15th. $60.00 plus supplies.
Lace Shawl Knitalong - New dates - Join Shirley, lace knitter extraordinaire, to learn how to knit your very own lace shawl. We will be using the "Knitting Lace Triangles" book for this class. Thursdays, July 31st, August 28th and Sept. 25th, 11AM - 12:30PM. This gives you time between sessions for knitting on your shawl. $45.00 plus supplies.
Baby Surprise Jacket Knitalong - New dates - Once again Shirley will guide you through the process of knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman's very inventive baby jacket. Saturdays, July 19th, August 9th and August 30th, 11AM-12:30PM. $45.00 plus supplies.
Knit A Market Bag - Everyone is going green these days so we have a knit market bag you can take along with you when you shop for groceries. Saturday, June 28th, 3:00-4:30PM. $15.00 plus supplies.
Learn To Cast On For Toe Up Socks - OK- you know how to knit a sock from the top down but how about from the toe up. The trickiest part of it is the cast on and toe shaping. Eve will show you how to do this using Judy's Magic Cast On. Saturday, July 12th, 3:00-4:30PM or Wednesday, July 16th, 11AM-12:30PM. $15.00 plus supplies.
Helpful Hints For Happy Knitters - This class is for those who have just begun to knit or those who already knit and would like to learn some tips that make your knitting more efficient and pleasant. We will discuss items such as how to read a yarn label, how to convert meters to yards and much more. You won't be disappointed when you leave this class. Sunday, July 13th, 2:00-4:30PM. $25.00 plus supplies.
Swirl Shawl - Another innovative design from Jojoland, this shawl forms delicate swirls which connect together to form a lovely shawl. You must know how to knit on double point needles to take this class. Please come in and see our model of this beautiful piece. Saturday, July 26th, 3:00-4:30PM. $15.00 plus supplies.
Heel For Toe Up Socks - OK - you've taken the cast on class and have knit your sock up to the heel- now what? Since you are knitting the sock in reverse, the heel construction is different than from cuff down socks. Eve will walk you through this process. Saturday, August 9th, 3:00-4:30 PM or Wednesday, August 13th, 11AM-12:30PM. $15.00 plus supplies.
Please register in advance for all classes. We request that you purchase your class supplies at the Needle Nook. Some classes have homework prior to the class. Supply list available at the shop. We hope to see you at one of our summer sessions.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Last winter Mrs. Wright's 4th grade class from the Children's School paid us a visit and selected yarn for their afghan project. Each student knit a square and Mrs. Wright put the quilt together and knitted the border. Last year the quilt brought $1,000 at auction but this year it brought a whopping $2,600 for their scholarship fund. Here's to a job well done and we are already looking forward to next year.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
This lovely piece is knit in Arlene's Purples on a size 8 needle. I am doing the fishtail lace pattern from "365 Knit Stitch Calendar". I have finished one half and knitting the second half separately, then will kitchener the two pieces together. This is so the pattern is facing the same direction on both ends. Very interesting.
Please come by to see this elegant and sensual addition to our yarn mix.