Saturday, September 27, 2008


The second annual shop hop is history and here are the winners of prizes that were donated by Needle Nook:

AMY DRYMAN - won a bag of Malabrigo worsted in a "unique color", one not in the normal line
MARIAN ROSE - won a bag of Sari ribbon yarn
JANICE HOPPER - won a bolero sweater kit
The grand prize winner was Saundry Berry. Congratulations to all of you who won prizes and everyone who visited our shop during this event. We hope to see you back soon.
For a complete list of winners go to

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Models/Patterns/Yarn

This is the cutest Kureyon jacket - we have had it hidden in the back for about 6 weeks because we didn't have the pattern for it. Well it arrived yesterday and so everything is in stock now. The swing shape is flattering to all and the garter and stockinette pattern is simple. This is a very stylish sweater and destined to become one of your favorites. Come by to see the sample soon.
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

Head Shots!

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 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.