Lots to tell you about today.

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First up … a Yarn Crawl

A “shop-hopping good time.”  Thanks to Pam at McNeedles for this great idea.  From June 26 – July 11 five shops will be participating in the Yarn Crawl.

McNeedles, Lacombe
The French Knot, Diamondhead
Quarter Stitch, NOLA
Knits By Nana, Baton Rouge
Yarn Nook, Lafayette

Get your passport stamped at each store between the dates of June 26th and July 11th and you will be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing. You can win a brand new set of Addi Clicks or a prize basket filled with goodies from each participating shop! The French Knot will be offering 20% off to each customer with a passport.  Come pick up your passport and start shopping!


Next up… Trunk shows

Just Libby is almost out the door.  Hurry in to pick your canvas.  These are so cute and each one has a stitch guide.


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Birds of A Feather is here until July 13.  This collection has a great variety of canvases.  So much color and something for everyone.



CALs and KALs…

The Crochet-a-long is going amazingly well.  Join us.  Two squares a month until the end of the year.  The great thing about this is that it’s never too late to catch up.  A 12-inch square works up quickly and by the end of the year, you have an afghan.  Deanne is using Cascade 220 Superwash and Michelle is using Classic Shades by Universal.  Some of the other yarns folks are using are Pacific by Cascade and Jeannee by Plymouth.

Deanne’s squares
Michelle’s green squares.
Michelle’s gray squares.


How about a Knit-a-long?  As a means of learning to read a chart and lace knitting, a few of our regulars are starting a KAL.  We are casting on The Lonely Tree this Tuesday (June 30) at Knit Night.  The Lonely Tree by the talented Sylvia Bo Bilvia is a free pattern on Ravelry.  The pattern recommends a worsted weight yarn so Deanne is planning to use Madelinetosh Vintage.  Come pick out your yarn and join us.


Class Schedule…

This Saturday is Knitting 101.  It starts at 10 am and costs $25.  Students get 10% off purchases on the day of the class.

All 101 classes are scheduled again in August.  Crochet 101 is August 8, Needlepoint 101 is August 15 and Knitting 101 is August 29.


A fun little project…

Michelle, who routinely knits her socks two-at-a-time using the magic loop method has accepted a challenge from Deanne to see how many socks she can knit at one time.  So she cast on four pair.  Let’s watch her progress, shall we? Go, Michelle!




And a few Finished Objects!

Sha’s hat.
Angel’s throw
Meg’s Advent Tree

Nice job, ladies.

I’m over the moon, ‘cuz it’s finally June!


You are going to love the trunk show for this month!  Just Libby is in the house and these canvases are so cute!  They are unique in that the canvas is line drawn and then includes a detailed stitch guide and photo of the finished item.  Hurry in to choose yours.  There is something for everyone.

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Another thing we are super excited about is the Needlepoint 101 class.  We are limiting the class size to ten, and we are at nine right now.  If you are thinking about taking the class, you better call asap.  Students will choose four of the six squares in the sampler.  Cost of the class is $50 and includes canvas and threads.  Pam will be teaching the class and it will be a great day of needlepoint.  June 20 at 10 am.


We have Crochet 101 and Knitting 101 scheduled in June as well.  Check out the Classes page for more information.



For you sock knitters who can’t use wool, we have you covered…

New colors of Naked Sock from Universal.  This yarn is 93% Acrylic and 7% Elastic.  Such fun colors and at a great price, too.



We’ve had this yarn before and it was a big hit.  Some of this is restock of previous colors and some is new.  All of it is beautiful.  $8.00 per skein, 470 yards.


DSCF6547A beautiful new canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs.



Mary Ann brought in this super sweet baby blanket.  She knit it using Smooth DK.  How cute is this? Nice job, Mary Ann!