Saturday, February 27, 2010


Hello my knitting friends! I hope that everyone is faring well this fine day. March is finally here and we just want to make sure that you know everything you need to know so that you get the biggest bang for your buck.

For those of you who have been with us for a few years, you surely must have one of our Woolworks Green Cards thrown in either your purse or one of your many knitting bags. The way the card worked was for every twenty dollars you spent, you would get a Woolworks stamp. Once the card was filled, you would then be rewarded with a 25% discount on your next purchase (or whichever purchase you choose).Well, we have our new point of sale and we have implemented a Rewards Program which automatically keeps track of your sales and immediately alerts us when you have become eligible for your 25%!! It also tallies it up for you at the bottom of your receipts. It removes the burden of keeping track of those pesky little green cards! Isn't that convenient??

So what happens to the cards that you already have stamped, you ask? We have an answer, of course!! If you have a full card, you can redeem it at ANY time, no questions asked. For those of you who have a partially stamped card, for the entire month of March, we will give you 2.5% for every stamp. You know what that means? That's right! Start looking for those green cards and "March" right over to Woolworks!

Just in case you needed some enticement on what to use your discount on, let me give you a teeny tiny glimpse on some of our new arrivals:
Luxury Yarns are back, baby! Aslan Trends Litoral is a gorgeous scarf waiting to happen!
Blue Heron is always at its glittery best.....Just in case you were wondering what else Ellyn Cooper is up to....check out this Swirl Scarf she finished while sitting with us last Saturday.She used her own "Metallo". We think it absolutely yummy!It even looks pretty wrapped around a couple times and worn like a cowl. The yarn and the pattern are here at Woolworks. Because of popular demand, Ellyn has agreed to extend her trunk show until Wednesday! We're extremely excited!

Those are just teasers!! You have to come in to see the rest! Enjoy your day! Happy Knitting and Crocheting!!

Friday, February 26, 2010


We chuckle a little bit when our customers say "Oh my gosh! You're making socks??? I would never do that!" And of course we ask them why and they always seem to have a plethora of reasons to explain their way out of having to make hand knitted socks. Here are a few of them:

It looks too complicated.
There are WAY to many needles.
The yarn is soooooooooooo's like knitting with thread.
Why make hand made socks when you can just buy them? (that one's my personal favorite)

Ummmmmmm........and NO!!! Socks are incredibly fun to make, they are small which makes them portable and they are useful all year round. Don't you think it's about time you showed your feet a little love? We do, so we have an assortment of books here at Woolworks that will not only get you started on socks, but will inspire you to always have a pair going. Come on in and check them out!And if those don't get you going, make sure to sign up for our Hat Heel class at the beginning of April! The construction of these clever socks makes a pair of plain old socks a definite conversation piece. So what are you waiting for? Make some socks! Your feet will love you for it!!

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Our knitting family seems to flock to us on days like this. The gray, damp, chilly days Mother Nature seems to be doling out with great delight makes us all appreciate that there is always a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere at Woolworks.

Our friend Phyllis calls us her "third space", explaining that there is a space for home, a space for work, and a space where you can just sit down, relax and be yourself.

Here she is peacefully crocheting this visually stunning ripple afghan in her "third space". We are so proud that we can provide such a space for her and so many others. Our goal is to continue to do that for you.

The other benefit of having a "third space" is that you can actually sit and get the things you want to get done, well, you know....DONE!!! Here are a few examples of some of the projects our knitting family has completed while sitting in their "third space".

Stacy completed her Koolhaas hat after taking a class with Tasha. For someone who had never cabled before, Stacy did better than great. You literally cable every TWO stitches for the majority of the hat!! What an accomplishment, Stacy!!

Here is her grandson choosing the yarn for her next project. He has good taste, as far as we're concerned!!Kathy started crocheting this fancy shawl two years ago. Sitting with other knitters and crocheters inspired her to take it out and finish it.

What a stunning piece!!
Even her dog Taz is proud of the finished product!And here is little Sophia modeling the cupcake hat her Mommy made for her. She's so sweet, she doesn't even need the cherry on top!Too bad Sophia is a grumpy kid!!!!

We are proud of all of you and keep up the good work! Thank you so much for letting us be your "third space"! Hope to see you for our weekly Thursday night gathering!

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I wanted to sing "rain, rain, go away" but then I realized that some of the alternatives could be so much worse, so I'll take the rain! As promised, our sign up sheets for our March classes are now available and as always the dates and time will be posted in our sidebar.

We have some very fun projects lined up for March. We love that knitting and crocheting is not only fun and therapeutic; it is also a wonderful way to learn new things. So we have picked projects that introduce an interesting technique. And for those of you wonderful artists out there who know how to do the technique, the projects are still a blast to do!!

Here's the lineup!!

This is the Flower Scarf. Tasha used the Baby Cocoon to make this very elegant collar. Add a nice button and you really have something special. This scarf is a quick way to make any outfit pop while providing a bit of warmth.
The flower is knitted, which is an unexpected surprise, since flowers are usually crocheted. The main part of the scarf is done in Fisherman's Rib.And since we love variety and tend to be a bit wackadoo.....we found another way to wear this piece.........circa 1940's done Woolworks style!!

If you want something sassy, this is the class to sign up for! We will show you how to make these quick and easy cables and again, the buttons take it up a notch. Tash actually ran over to Nikki's Dog House next door to "borrow" a lid from his big tubs of ice cream so she could make the brim. Dave was a doll and gave her what she needed for two hats. See, even our Putnam neighbors are helping the knitting cause! Thanks Dave!
This crocheted beauty has attracted a lot of attention at our shop. It is worked both sides at the same time and your results is an ultra warm, wonderfully thick baby afghan.
Isn't that gorgeous?
If you don't have babies to crochet for, just double the pattern and make a nice throw for yourself or a loved one.

Encore was used for this baby treasure and you're in luck!! We just stocked our Encore wall!! That's a work of art in itself.

We can't wait to help you with your yarn selections for these great classes. See you soon! Oh, and keep your eyes open for our upcoming "Hat Heel Socks" class. It's a great new way to make your feet feel pampered!

Happy knitting and crocheting!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


You probably think I'm talking about the barrage of yarn we got slammed with yesterday. Oddly enough, we're not! I want to share the beautiful little animals that our fantastically talented knitters lovingly created. I know you will enjoy them as much as we do here at the shop.

This is Brenda Frechette's (or Brender, as we call her) Lily Monkey. She used Noro and Lily looks pretty darned pleased with herself.

Showing the world that knitting can be a lovely pastime for couples, Brenda's husband Don knit up this delightfully adorable penguin couple. LOVE THEM!!
Christine's little guy looks like he's not quite sure he wanted an alligator lazily draping around his neck, but he still looks quite handsome!
But his sister obviously has no problem hanging out with her "purrrrfect" kitty scarf. And as a side note: Look out Tyra Banks. This cutie looks like she's about to take over your runway!

Our friend Gail makes these amazing dragons. Ummm yeah, they're kind of cute, right?

Yes, I am nuzzling the dragon! You would too!
Look at that face!

And the detail on her back is incredible.

Here is her friend and lo and behold....she's cute too!!Hey, she has to show off her beautiful back too!!And their majestic tails can't go unmentioned!
Supposedly Gail is trying to make her dragons look more ferocious......Hmmmm...I don't think it's working.

I would kiss this frog any day. And if he didn't turn into a prince, oh well. He's cute enough just the way he is.
Mother Goose is the sweetest little thing. I just want to curl up and read some nursery rhymes.
And we just thought this picture was so endearing and funny, I had to make it our final picture. Blueberry Monkey has her back to the wall and has no where to go and the cat looks quite content with this predicament!

Keep up the great work, you guys! I am in awe of your talents and creativity. For all our sakes, I'm hoping the snow stays away. Just keep remind yourselves that spring is right around the corner. On that note, inventory, here I come!!

Happy Knitting and Crocheting!!

Monday, February 22, 2010


We're still in February, right? Because it kind of looks like Christmas at Woolworks so I needed to make sure December had already come and gone. I think I was in the process of trying to decide what I wanted to eat for lunch later on today when this very familiar vehicle came to a screeching halt in front of the shop. (it really didn't screech to a halt, but it sounds more dramatic that way, don't you think?)So, I usually panic just a little because when Mr. UPS shows up, it means that I spent money. A lot of money........Here is my reaction to the three large boxes our friend wheeled into my overstock room. I'm freaking out a little, but it's not too bad........Wait!!! What's he doing now? Oh brother!!!!BoldHe apparently found more boxes with my address on them.Hmmmmmmm........some more boxes. I am officially scared now!!So, my knitting family, obviously we have new stuff at Woolworks!! I'd love to tell you what it is, but I'm not really sure anymore! So let me climb off my mountain of goodies and get to work putting everything into inventory. It's funny, I was going to talk about something COMPLETELY different today. Oh well, I guess it can wait till tomorrow!

Happy knitting and crocheting!