January 24th, 2013
One of our customers, Tara, shared a picture of the beautiful hat & scarf her mom made her for Christmas.
The yarn is Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky. So soft next to your skin! Tara’s color is Pink Taffy Heather.
You can make this set for yourself too! The hat pattern can be found here on Ravelry- it is a free pattern.
The scarf is a pattern we give away in the shop called the Mistake Rib scarf.
Using a US10 or 10.5 needle, cast on 23 stitches. There is only one pattern row: K2, P2, across the row to the last 3 stitches, K3.
Keep repeating that row to the desired length. You can fringe if you like. We used 2 skeins of Baby Alpaca Chunky for the scarf and 1.5 skeins for the hat.
Enjoy and Thanks Tara!
August 29th, 2012
New yarns are starting to roll in…
Casablanca, new from Cascade Yarns, is soft and smooshy and has a beautiful silk shimmer to it. The yarn is a blend of wool, silk and mohair in a generous 100 gram skein.
There are 8 colors in each colorway and they repeat about 2 times in the 220 yards in each skein. Try one of the free cowl patterns courtesy of Cascade Yarns – each project only uses one skein of yarn.
Barred Scallop Cowl
July 3rd, 2012
Happy July 4th to everyone.
Since the holiday falls in the middle of the week, everyone has mentioned that they are celebrating on the weekend.
We just want to let you know the the shop will be open regular hours Tuesday through Friday 10am until 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
All knitting classes are meeting as usual.
Enjoy the holiday and be safe!
June 1st, 2012
Here is an easy, reversible scarf to knit using one ball of Zauberball Crazy sock yarn. Makes a great travel project. Enjoy this Free pattern courtesy of Skacel Collection, Inc.
April 12th, 2012
Get ready for a new adventure! Discover wool applique and get stitching!
Our wall of hand dyed wool, threads and patterns has been steadily growing these past few weeks. Our patterns include table runners, pillows, candle mats and some stitchery. Some are very primitive and others more formal. It is hard to decide what to do first.
But it’s really all about the WOOL! Oh my, our gorgeous hand dyed wool is from Moondance Color Company. Rich colors, perfectly dyed to create exactly the look we wanted. Moondance has been dyeing wool for rug hookers and fiber artists since 1981, so we were confident in our choice of their wools. We were not disappointed!
Complimenting the wool are the hand dyed Perle Cotton threads from Valdani. The rich painted like shading of these threads will enhance your work.
To get it all started, we will be holding a “Stitch Workshop” this Saturday from 1-3:30pm. The response has been unbelievable and we look forward to hosting a monthly workshop devoted just to applique. If you are unable to join us this time, stay tuned and we will announce future workshops on our blog and Facebook page.
February 29th, 2012
Oh well, we almost got through winter unscathed! Tonight’s snow will force the cancellation of Wednesday evening knitting!
Hope everyone stays safe and warm, and we will start again next week with not only better weather, but a brand new month!
January 12th, 2012
Buttery soft merino superwash in a DK weight!
We are changing up our line of basic yarns here in the shop, and first to arrive is Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. Now the versatility of Cascade 220 is available in a superwash sport weight version with great colors that are perfect for baby sweaters, hats, mittens or just about anything else that you would want to knit in a machine washable DK weight yarn!
We also added a few free patterns over on the right, courtesy of Cascade Yarns.
For more free patterns visit the Cascade Yarns web site.
December 24th, 2011
Have a Sparkling Christmas!
Wishing you the best for the New Year!
Christmas Eve closing at 1pm
Regular hours Dec 27 through Dec 30: 10am until 5pm; December 31: 10am until 4pm
November 6th, 2011
What a wacky fall we are having so far! Last weekend’s freaky Nor’easter Snow Storm quickly became scary and troublesome for most folks in New England. Here in central Mass, we had several inches of heavy wet snow which quickly brought down the trees and took out the power. Saturday night was a long dark night listening to the trees break and crash all around. We were very lucky not to sustain any damage to our building, some near by neighbors were not so lucky. What we didn’t know on that Sunday morning, was that we would be without the power for 7 long days! But we are a resilient bunch and with the lights now back on, we are getting back to normal and will be open for business with our regular business hours on Tuesday. We look forward to seeing all our customers and students again.
Internet knitters: If you have placed an order with us recently and have not heard from us, please know we are working hard to pack all of the orders so that they can be shipped out first thing on Monday. Send us an email if you have any concerns.
Local knitters: We would love to hear your stories about how you made it through this wacky snow storm and how knitting may have helped you keep your sanity. I know for me it did just that! (I knitted two kid’s sweaters using a LED head-lamp made by Coleman. What a great product!)
In this picture you can barely see down the road. The trees had pulled down the wires and that is a bulldozer trying to clear the debris so a car could pass. Sadly it was quite sometime before you could even get out because trees were blocking both ends of the road. So many great people got together and cleared the way for everyone.