By the Sea.

The Stitch Niche will be closed July 3rd & 4th.  

 And now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Of special note this week in honor of the crazy heat we are enduring in South Mississippi, we are showcasing the Seashore category of our needlepoint canvases.  It’s quite a selection, is it not?  And for the month of July you can score one for 20% off.

 From the ceiling.

Middle of the wall.

To the floor.

That’s a lot of canvases, no?

But wait, there’s more!!!  It’s not just Seashore that is 20% off.  Nearly every canvas and skein of yarn in the whole store is on sale.  The needlepoint exceptions are the New Orleans and Charlie Harper canvases.  The yarn exceptions are Calligraphy, Cotton Rayon Flax Metallic, Cotton Rayon Seed, Dreadlocks, Egyptian Mercerized Cotton, Footprints, Gypsy Garden, Heather Yarn, Kaleidoscope, Kid Silk Creation/Haze/Haze Stripe, Little Star, Lucatape, Malabrigo Yarns, Pixie Dust, Moondance, Pizzazz, Point 5, Rayon Metallic, Regia Two-ply, Rivertwist, Rolling Stone, Rowan Fine Lace, Silk Splash, Soft Twist Cotton, Soft Rayon Twist, Swagger, Swagger Light and Twizzle.

Time to stash up!  But remember, sale items can’t be returned. 

New Knitting Stuff

This book is full of the coolest patterns.  It’s a real must-have for your knitting library.

A variety of felted bags.  Something for everyone.

Finished Objects.

First, from Georgie…we have Humpty Dumpty

Christmas is only 179 days away.  Are you ready?  Leona is… maybe…

A cute little rooster canvas.


Leona has also been knitting.  There is this collection of scarves she whipped up for her sister.  Modeled for us by the magnificent Marley and the lovely Lindsay.

And Jane is modeling Leona’s Daybreak by Stephen West.

A nice little hat knit by Deanne.
A very lovely shawl by Stacy.

Jane also graciously agreed to model Mary Ann’s owl hat.

Oh and speaking of Jane…

Can it be?  Her blowfish is done!!! Lavish Praise, Jane!

"What is a Yarn Tasting?" You Ask.

So… we threw a party.

There was food…

And some wine…

There were prizes…

 …and of course there was yarn!

Everyone who came received a bag with a sampling of eight different yarns.  Then the fun began.  Each knitter chose what to do with the yarn.

Leona and Georgie were quite busy.

Stacy finished a bracelet.
You should have been there.

Check out the new stuff.

This is Silk Splash by Blue Ridge Yarns.  It is 82% Superwash Merino and 18% Tussah Silk.  Gauge is 6-7 st/in on size 2-3US needles.  400 yards sells for a measly $27.

Here is a sampling of the Waterfall colorway.

Also from Blue Ridge is a huge new assortment of colors to restock the Footprints collection ($28).  Do you remember those?  That’s the sock yarn the comes with two different colors.  One for the main sock, one for the toes and heels.  Of course sock yarn is great for more than just socks.  For example…

Speaking of new colors… We have two new colors from Blue Heron Yarns in their Egyptian Mercerized Cotton (1000 yards for $40.50).  These are hidden in the back room, by the door.
Here is the complete selection.
And now for some Finished Objects…
Ale House Annie stitched by Neva.
Siren still being stitched by Jeanon.
Here are a few of Leona’s latest canvases ready to go to the finisher. 
Suzanne’s “Your Dog on Yarn” Socks.
Lavish praise is in order.
A happy little scarf knit by Leona.

Let Your Light Shine!

Look at this adorable night light.  You could make one, too. 

The fish has been retired, but we have several others that are just as nice.  Come in and pick one out.

A Yarn Tasting
… June 21, 6-8 pm…
Call to reserve your spot.

Christmas in July Sale
Begins June 30
(the shop is closed July 3 & 4)
Canvases will be 20% off. 
(Charlie Harpers, New Orleans and Sale canvases are excluded)

All yarn will be 20% off.
A few select yarns will be excluded.
Items already on sale will not be further discounted

Some finished objects.

Hockey Skates by Leona.  And two finished needlepoint canvases.

It’s done!!!! Lavish Praise, Georgie!
It will be a carpet bag when it comes back from the finisher.  I, for one, am looking forward to seeing this finished.  Be watching for a final picture.

Jane’s Blowfish is getting very close.  It’s in the final details stage.  She claims it will be done in two weeks.

More lavish praise is in order for Anna.  She finished a project! We are so proud.  What’s next? 

First Post of June…

It’s the first post of June.  That should be something special, don’t you think?  Well read on and see some really cool stuff.

This week’s featured special is the Kreinik Tree Jewel needlepoint project.  Easy to finish, easy to assemble and a great Christmas gift idea.  There are only six and they are all different.

25% Off This Week.

Did you know we have LOTS of sock yarn?  Did you also know that you can use sock yarn for more than just socks? 

Time for some finished objects.

Georgie knit up this little piggy blanket from Oh-So-Sweet Baby Knits 
(which is currently sold out but soon to be in stock).
Suzanne knit this really awesome shawl.  It’s LaLa’s Simple Shawl by Laura Linneman.  You can see more pictures of it here.

Look at Stacy’s fairy.  She knit it to give away.  Soo cute.

Now for a sampling of some of the things that just came back from the finishers.  Let them inspire you.