Monday, December 13, 2010
This is my Rizos scarf in progress. This tape yarn has loops on one edge and this is what you knit in to to form the stitches. It's really easy and works up quick. I have used a size 8 needle and 8 stitches but you can make it larger or smaller to suit your preference. I think 6 stitches would work just as well. The cost is $12.00 per hank and you don't even have to wind it up.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Pictured above are some of the events going on and planned at Needle Nook. The top (not very good) photo is of the knitted beads we are doing in a class on Sat. Nov. 13th from 3-4:30 PM. You will learn how to knit with beads and place the knitting over a wooden bead. Class fee is $30.00 and that includes materials to make 3 beads. Registration is in progress.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thank you to everyone who participated - either by being a vendor, attending and purchasing items, baking for the bake sale, spreading the word and general helpers. You made a valuable contribution to an important quest and you should be proud of yourselves.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Once again our vendors will set up on the sidewalk in front of Needle Nook. We will be there from 2 - 6 PM on Saturday, April 10th. There will be many items to choose from including:
- Baby Hats
- Wood bowls & wine stoppers
- Felted Purses
- Silver & wire jewelry
- Quilted table runners
- Knit & crochet items
- Santa & Mrs. Santa dolls
There will be much more to choose from. This is a great time to select gifts for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, graduation or just for yourself. A portion of each sale will go towards research to find a test for ovarian cancer. Currently, no such test exists. Madame Jeri will return to read the Tarot cards. I had mine done last year and she was right on the money. So please come by on the 10th to lend a hand. We will also have a silent auction, raffle and bake sale. See you then.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Come by on Saturday, March 20th and wish me a happy 34th anniversary. In turn I will give you a 10% discount on your purchases all day. This does not include classes or special events. Hope to see you then.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
First of all, thank you to all who have contributed to the Haiti Relief Fund. We have collected around $2800.00 as of today with a few more days left. This money was matched by Knitting Fever and sent to the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders. Your generosity was sorely needed by the residents of Haiti. Thanks again.
On to a new venture. The Needle Nook has always supported community service projects. We have done chemo hats, preemie hats, childrens chemo hats, ovarian cancer scarves and more. We thought it would be fun to have a Winter Games competition. Here's how it works:
Knit or crochet the following items for donation to charitible organizations:
Teddy Bear Outfits
Stoma Covers *
The person who turns in the most items wins a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop. Competition starts with the opening ceremony and ends with the closing ceremony (Feb. 12-Feb. 28). Honor system, no combining with your buddies. Must be received at the Needle Nook by 5PM on March 6th.
You can find free patterns on the web for most of these items. * The stoma covers (for tracheotomy patients) MUST BE MADE OF 100% COTTON smooth yarns with no fuzz. You can make a 6" x 6" or 7" x 7" square or something of that shape and size. This is a great way to try out some new stitch patterns. It's just like doing a dishcloth except you add about 14" ties to the top, to go around the neck. Teddy bear sweaters should fit about a 8" - 16" bear. These are given to children in trauma. The rest of the items speak for themselves.
So get those needles fired up and help your community. You will be glad you did. Call us at (404) 325-0068 if you have questions.