Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fandango Fun

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Here is some summer fun for you to knit.  I call these Fandango and we have three versions:  a cowlette, scarf and shawl.  This project is very quick as it is knit on a size 19 needle.  It is achieved by tying bits and pieces of yarn (leftovers, stash, new) together and letting the ends dangle and show.  It's all garter stitch.  You can adjust the size to suit your needs.  We have bins of yarn you can choose from and wind a ball right in the shop, or you can bring in some stash from home and add to it.  The charge is $4.50 per ounce for DIY and $8.50 per ounce if we help.  A free pattern is included in the price.  Why not come by and try on our models to see if you would like one? 

Another announcement is that we plan to host Knit In Public Day at the Red Pepper Taqueria in our shopping center.  The event will be held on June 9th from 11AM to 3PM.  There will be door prizes and special discounts at Needle Nook those 4 hours.  Join us for this annual knit-in love fest.  The restaurant has offered at 10% discount on food and drink too.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Got your attention, huh?  This is for the knitter who has everything, chocolate truffles in the shape of a yarn ball.  A great Mother's Day gift or anytime gift for a knit buddy.  We have them in singles or a pack of four.  What will they think of next?

It was nice to see so many of you at Stitches.  This is the first time the Atlanta Area Yarn Shops have all had a booth together and it was fun.  The best part was Charles Gandy who was autographing his new book, "Knitted Sock Embellishments".  Look for a class with Charles coming soon at Needle Nook.  Check out our website for more information - www.needlenookatlanta.com.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Knit and Crochet Day in Georgia

Governor Deal has proclaimed April 14th as Knit and Crochet Day in Georgia, a very special reason for all of us to celebrate.  There will be a rally on the steps of the State Capitol on Saturday, April 14th, from 11AM to 2PM.  If you can go and show your support, that would be great.  If you can't make it downtown, you can still support this wonderful day at a knit-in at Needle Nook from 1-4PM.  Bring your own chair, sunscreen and your knitting bag.  Everyone who sits and knits will receive a coupon for a 15% discount on any purchases during the event.  Let's show Georgia we care.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Fling

Join yarn shops in the North Georgia area for our first annual Spring Fling. We invite you to our shops from March 29th to April 2nd to check out all the awesome supplies we have for your knit and crochet pleasure. Let us help you pick out your Stitches supplies and show our vast array of yarns, books, patterns, notions, needles, accessories, kits and more. We have what you need here in your local yarn shops. Make a $25.00 purchase during this event and have your name entered into a drawing for a $100.00 gift basket. There are 21 shops participating in this fling. There will be demos, workshops, specials and more. Go to our group on Ravelry, Atlanta Area Yarn Shops Spring Fling and join our group. There you will find all the shops listed, photos of the gift baskets and posts by each shop. What a great way to welcome spring.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My First Sweater

Meet Carolyn Daniels and her first sweater.  It is a fabulous pullover made from Malabrigo yarn.  She is so proud of it and rightly so.  Carolyn is a great knitter and we are happy to call her one of our Needle Nook family.  You go girl!