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Friday, June 26, 2009


It's been a blur at the shop today, so I'm sneaking in a quick post until... off I go.
What a great day, so many wonderful people coming in to the shop and a great many boxes full of goodies arriving!

Oh, it's so exciting! This is just the beginning of all of the fun things that Mary ordered for the shop at market!

On a personal knitting note, Seduce IS seductive. I fell for it too and I am trying to make a little shrug as a coverup to go with a strapless dress for a wedding next month. So close! I am actually a little further along than this picture, but I hate to spoil the surprise.
Just sleeves and bands to go. I guess I can promise a modeled picture... but I'm not promising that I'll do my hair!

See you at the shop, we'll be here to show you all of the great new arrivals.

Friday, June 19, 2009


We just got word that Mrs. Alice Kimball passed away on Thursday, June 18th. Alice was the proud owner of Knit-a-Bit in Chapel Hill for over 40 years. She was a legend in the Needlecraft industry for decades. We should all be thankful that Alice was there to help so many pick a new project, get started with knitting and that she was so supportive of Needle Arts in our community.
At this time details about a memorial service have not been made.

So, our fellow needle artists... knit-on for a knitter lost.
See you next Friday.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Alas, I STILL have 49 ends to weave!
But I have been a busy bee. As you may know Rowan's Wool Cotton happens to be my favorite yarn for babies, great feel, super colors and washability that doesn't require a deal with the devil down at the crossroads.
With all of that said, it is certainly my preferred yarn for baby hats, and with a new crop of kids coming soon I have been preparing. I have so much fun combining the colors too!

Sometimes, I think that putting a spot of a different color on the crown decreases makes it even more tempting to kiss em' on the top of the head! I even  have a few different sizes, so I'm ready for anything! I'm thinking about some striped hats with the leftovers.

By the way, when you come by to see us, make sure to check the new buttons that Mary got for us! Great Yarns has always had a wonderful button selection and now we have some awesome buttons too! 

yarns etc... Great Yarns

That's just the beginning!
I'm "hooked" already! 

Make sure to check out both collections the next time you need great buttons for your favorite handknits!

So, I promised I'd write more often and here I am in the shop; filling you up on pictures, wishing I typed faster, and hoping you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 8, 2009


This Month brings us the annual World Wide Knit In Public Day!



Be sure to do your part and get knitting out there to be talked about and seen by all!

You can get together your own group and go to your favorite hangout, or join an organized group for a bigger event, but most importantly- get out there and have fun spreading fiber-arts!


The Ol' North State Knitting Guild Is hosting a big get together to celebrate.

Here's the details:

Location: Lake Crabtree Park, Morrisville.

Time: 11am - 4pm

Date: June 13, 2009

How to get there:

1400 Aviation Parkway, I-40, exit 285, ‘Beech’ shelter

Please bring: Yarn, of course! There are picnic tables, a kids playground and grills available on site. We are right at the lake if you want to swim. There will be vendors, door prizes, charity displays, and the opportunity to work on the World’s Longest Scarf in support of Keep the Fleece, a celebration of the International Year of Natural Fibres. Mostly - come knit and have fun with people who understand stash! Contact robin, As this is an all inclusive event, please feel free to bring your crochet, nalbinding, spindle or wheel.

The backup plan is: The Beech shelter is completely covered.

This KIP is not knitting exclusive

There are free bathrooms available nearby


Drop us a comment here on the blog if you wish to share some of your favorite places to Knit In Public. 

Friday, June 5, 2009


I've had so many things in the works, and of course, so many projects tempting me to take them on next! Remember this:

... I have finally finished all of the knitting, and all I have left are the 49 ends to weave and seven strips to sew! I promise that I will post again when it is completely finished. It is a Wool Cotton dream, and I love it!

So you all know that I've missed you and I am reaffirming my commitment to writing more often... look for me here every Friday posting LIVE from the shop!  

Now, what's next? A striped baby sweater?

OR, should I give in to the tempting colors in the Malabrigo basket... 
a scarf for me?

I'll have to get back to you.

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