Today through July 23 we are participating in The Central Carolina Yarn Crawl. Go to the website, print off a passport and come see us. All shops are open Friday until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register for door prizes, a shop basket , and a grand prize basket filled with goodies. We’ve had lots of knitters visit from all parts of the state. Fun!
I’m feeling like Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit. I meant to post this in plenty of time for you to stitch BEFORE Easter, but these are also great projects for all Spring.
Wendi’s Shiny, Happy World newsletter arrives in my inbox every Monday morning full of inspiration and tips for embroidery, quilting, and sewing (and sometimes a great recipe!). I love it. Here is the link to her Easter Crafts Page. I still want to make some of these Easter Eggs with our hand dyed wool. We also have the Sulky Fabri-Solvy and Transfer-ese that are used to get your pattern onto the wool. Quick, easy and cute!!
I love these cute crocheted bunnies. Don’t panic when you see the German instructions–English follows the German!
For knitters, I can’t resist these sweet eggs from Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits (click over to see the bunnies–love!!). I have also knit her Mini Stockings and several Hedgehogs. Her patterns are well written and easy to follow.
Tuesday night is usually busy here at the shop with after business hours classes, but this past Tuesday night was extra busy and extra exciting! Natalie Wilson and her cameraman from WGHP stopped by to interview several of our customers about knitting and stress relief. Click on the link below to see the video:
This is the final installment of the Dream Club until September, and, oh my goodness, it’s a good one! The Yarn is Classy with Cashmere, a worsted weight skein of softness. It’s a superwash combination of merino, cashmere, and nylon for durability and easy care. Each skein is unique: some are deep and rich, and some skeins are light and fun. Come by soon to pick your favorite.
This month’s pattern is for a soft, cozy pair of slippers. Knitted from the toe-up, they are finished with a fun three-needle bind off. I love learning new techniques on small projects! This pattern is only available with the purchase of your yummy skein of Classy.
If you’re more into fabric and thread, here are a couple of photos from our booth at the Needle Art Extravaganza in Statesville this past weekend. Shirley, Susann, Jandell, and Jonnie work so hard to make our booth fabulous! They have spent months planning and stitching new projects for you. We have patterns and kits for all these cute new items. If you’re local, stop by. If you’re not so local, call us–we ship!