Thursday, May 26, 2011


With the sun finally coming out to play for more than a few hours at a time, we know it's hard for people to even fathom knitting ANYTHING when there are gardens to be weeded, long walks to be had, and yummy ice-creams cones waiting to be eaten. But believe me, yarn still has its place, even in the spring and summer!

Here is a preview of some of the classes coming to you soon! Exact times and dates will be posted very shortly in the sidebar.


Great beginner/intermediate project!

This classic and very sexy little "tee" is made with Debbie Bliss Prima, a wonderful blend of bamboo and merino wool. It was a joy to work up and the best part about this must have spring sweater is that it starts from a size two and goes all the way up to a 55 1/4 bust circumference!


Fun and Sassy!
Calling all crocheters! Are you planning a weekend getaway? A fun ladies' night on the town? This flower inspired bag is the perfect accessory! And don't be fooled. This bag is extremely roomy on the inside. You could even use it as a market bag! Let us get you started, and you'll have a new bag in no time!


Seeing double!

I had no idea that this crocheted shawl would be such a hit! But it was, so I was asked to run this class again. Both Kim and Christine learned how to crochet by making their shawls and surprise, surprise, they have already started their second ones!

Worked from the bottom up, you can custom size and personalize your shawl to suit your needs. Our shop sample is a little capelet. Kim and Christine added two skeins to make their shawls a little longer. They both did an amazing job! You would never believe this was their first attempt at crochet!

Fantastic gift for Harry Potter fans!

With the final Harry Potter movie coming out in June, we thought it was only fitting to have this bag in our midst. The original pattern is a small charm bag. Since I already had a special Harry Potter fanatic in mind, I decided to alter the pattern and make it an actual BAG! Worked in two colors, this is a really fun way to try your hand at Fair Isle. Patterns are available for all four houses of Hogwarts, but obviously, Gryffandor is my favorite!


Brenda has heard our pleas and has taken mercy on our souls! I know, I'm a bit dramatic, but mystery book club is back! Our wonderful Brenda Frechette has lined up yet another fantastic mystery pattern for us to knit as we read a great book. What book, you ask? I can't tell you yet. All I can say is it's by Stephanie McPhee, so you know it's a good one! More details to come.

We are busy knitting and crocheting away, preparing for our fall classes as well. We have big plans for you! Happy knitting and crocheting to you all!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Last night was the grand finale for the Mystery Book Club Knit Along, and was it ever a success! Our wonderful Brenda lead an enthusiastic group of knitters through a stunning shawl as we all read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We would all meet every Monday night, anxiously awaiting the sweet little cards that were hand delivered to us. The counter was always filled with lovely homemade British goodies and freshly brewed tea that Brenda served to us in her very special tea set from England. What a treat!

Being the last night of our first Mystery Book Club Knit Along, all the girls had to show and tell, of course! Here's what we got to feast our eyes on:

Wendy, Betty, Cindy and Gail, proudly wear their shawls!

Sharon, Brenda, Kim and Nancy strike a pose as well!
Looking good, ladies! Here's to a job well done!
Even prettier up close!
We are all looking forward to the next Mystery Book Knit Along! Hurry up, Brenda! We can hardly wait! Until then, happy knitting and crocheting to you all!