Look at This

The sale is going very well. If you haven’t come in to take advantage of the discounts, you really should.  Most of the store is on sale for 20% off through the month of July.  Things like these canvases.

On the left is the wall full of Mini Socks.  You can find them on the website here.  On the right you see a whole lot of Mini Socks with Stuffers.  They are on the web over here.

These cute little canvases are ornaments and come with the dogs to stuff the ornament with.  You can see them on the website right here.

We got a box from Malabrigo today.  It was full of such wonderful goodies.  Most of it was Malabrigo Sock in a huge variety of colors.  Deanne is currently knitting a pair of socks with this yarn and it feels so good.  Leona and Deanne are both knitting a sweater with it as well.  It’s versatile as well as beautiful.

In addition to Sock, the box contained a new color of Rios.  Here is a picture.

On the right you see the other surprise in the box… nine colors of Malabrigo Lace.  A skein contains about 470 yards, it is 100% Baby Merino wool and costs only $9.

And now for a few finished objects. 

Deanne finished a sweater.  It’s Flaming June from Knitty.com.  It’s knit with Classic Elite Soft Linen, which of course is available at your favorite LYS.

Deidre finished her “Shawl That Never Ends.” Lavish Praise, Deidre!

Our designated Tuesday night supermodel, Marley is modeling a scarf of her own making (left) and a Wingspan shawl that Suzanne knit.

Remember Leona’s challenge to knit one chemo cap a month?  Well here are the results of that challenge for last month.  These are quick and easy to knit and are a great use for those leftovers in your stash.  And of course you get to knit something that can be an encouragement to someone going through a tough time.

Christmas In July Sale!

It’s that time of year again.  Christmas in July. 
Most everything is 20% off. 
How’s your stash? 

And of course you need to know when to have those projects done if you are sending them off to be finished. To have your decorative pillows, large stand-up or kissing ball project back by…

…Halloween… have it to us by August 17
…Thanksgiving… have it to us by September 7
…Christmas… have it to us by August 30

To have your brick, regular pillow, tote, purse or stocking project back by Christmas, have it to us by October 7. If you miss the deadline, the late fee will be $25.

New Stuff!!

Silk Lamé Braid in a bunch of new colors.

New knitting magazines… Vogue Knitting and Knit ‘n Style.

 Some Finished Objects.


Bunny Sweater knit by Georgie.  On the right you can see a close-up of the bunnies.  Pretty awesome, isn’t it?

Socks and a shawl finished by Deanne.  The socks are knit using Kaleidoscope, and the shawl is knit using Silk Splash.  Both yarns are by Blue Ridge Yarns.

A couple of needlepoint projects back from the finishers.  Leona stitched these.

By the Sea.

 Announcement… 
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.

Announcements
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.

Special News and Special Offers

25% Off This Week

This week’s special offer… Alphabet canvases (pictured below).  You can see these on the website.  They are a quick, easy project and can be finished as ornaments, napkin rings, gift tags, or you could buy enough to make a banner.  What a great Christmas gift idea.
A Yarn Tasting
Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 21st from 6-8 pm.
What is a yarn tasting?  I’m glad you asked.  It is a party (which is reason enough to come) where you get to sample some yarn.  Space is limited to 30, so call the shop to reserve your spot. 
The books have moved!
They have moved into the back room (kitchen). The shelves are double sided and there’s a nice table where you can sit while you check out the books.
 
Speaking of books…. We’ve got lots of new ones.  Here are a few to whet your appetite.
Still speaking of books…

All Nashua knitting books are now 50% off. 

Finished Objects and some still not finished (eh, Jane?).
 
 
Leona finished the Knitwhits Ophelia Shrug.
She also dressed some stuffed animals in needlepoint.
 
 
Julie knit this beautiful Serendipity Shawl from Bijou Basin Ranch.  Her daughter, Sarah, models it for us. 
Deanne finished this August Pansy Shawl.  It was knit with Punta Del Este Kid Mohair Nylon.  She also finished some more socks.  The yarn is Indulgence, the pattern is Yarn Harlot’s Basic Sock Recipe.

Is that Jane’s blow fish?  I thought for sure it would be done by now.  Maybe next week.  Keep it up, Jane, Fred is calling to you.
 
When is this tote going to be finished, Georgie?

A Weekly Special and Some Finished Objects

Some Special Features

Everyone likes a sale.  This week’s special are these oh so cute angel ornaments.  You can see all the selections here, and there are several.  On the left is the canvas, which comes with instructions for finishing it yourself.  On the right is the finished angel.

25% Off For One Week

Also featured this week (but, sorry, not on sale)… knitting kits by Laura Nelkin. Those are beads you see in there.  A little pizazz. 

Ribband


Butin Collar
 Rippled

 Some Finished Objects…

On the left is Georgie’s Ginger.  On the right and below are Pagodas stitched by Leona.  Those two are pretty good at this, don’t you think?

A baby cardigan (for no one in particular yet) knit by Leona.  We have the pattern in the shop and it includes a hat and scarf.

 Some fun! 
So Tuesday nights are getting a reputation.  This week we celebrated two birthdays.  Of course we don’t need a reason to celebrate.  We just enjoy each others company and try not to pester Leona too much.  There is usually a “kids” table and an “adult” table.  Join us if you dare…

The birthday girls on the right, the “adult” table on the left.


Lavish praise goes to Mary for her finished preemie caps.

 Deidre enthusiastically models a quick knit wristlet.  Here is the pattern.

Natalie helps Mary decide if it’s time to start decreasing.

Check This Out.

This week we are featuring our interchangeable needle sets.

Up first we have Knit Picks Options.  These sets come with four cables, needle tips from size 4-11US and a handy case to keep everything in.  You can choose from metal ($69.98), wood ($84.98) or clear plastic ($39.98). 

You can buy additional tips in sizes 13, 15 & 17.


From there, we go to Knitter’s Pride.  The set in the back is dreamz Symfonie Wood with size 4-11 US tips ($82.50).  The other is Cubics Symfonie Rose ($84).  These come with four cords and needle tips from US6-US11.  Not pictured is the metal Nova set which costs $69 and also comes with tips from size 4-11US.

You can buy additional tips for dreamz in 13, 15, 17 & 19 and for nova in 13, 15, 17.

Next up, we have Addi Click basic ($169.90) with metal needle tips and bamboo tips ($179.90) as well as Addi Click lace for ($169.90).

Now we continue on to Plymouth Yarn Company’s interchangeable set which comes in a fabulous faux leather carrying case.  Those are Rosewood needle tips and there are 9 pairs of them ranging in size from 4-11US.  The set also has five cables ranging from 20-40 inches.  All this for only $120.

Also featured today are two different size Knit Picks multi wood straights.  The set includes size 4US-11US needles.  The 14″ set is $99.98.  The 10″ set costs $74.98.

Now for some finished objects.
 (or nearly finished…)

This is Georgie’s tooth fairy pillow.  Remember it from a few weeks back?  This is what it looks like all finished.  Isn’t it great?

A sweet little baby hat finished by one of our knitters.

Jane continues to work away diligently on her fish.  And she never complains.  Good job, Jane.  Keep up the good work.

Jamie is very nearly finished with her Conch House Tote.  Georgie shows off her finished version.  Yea, Jamie!  It looks great. 

New This Week

Yea, It’s New Yarn

We have three new yarns from Lana Grossa.  Here is a link to some free patterns using Big & Easy.  On the left is Condito, on the right is Vivo and Vivo Print.  Here is a close-up of the Vivo.  It spreads out as you knit.
Also from Lana Grossa is Rete.  
You can find some patterns over here
Condito sells for $34, Vivo is $11.95, and Rete $9.50.
For you knitters of purses, we’ve got some new handles from Muench Yarns.  Very pretty.
New Books & Magazines


On the left is Filati Pocket. It’s got lots of great summer knits.  On the right are three books from Noro.  Two Mini Knits and World of Nature.  You have to come in and look through all the great patterns.  They are so inspiring.  We also have lots of copies of the latest edition of Knit’n Style Magazine.

And now for some finished objects.  
First up Leona…


Deanne finished a 
baby blanket.  
And…
Cindy works it in her finished vest.

Jane claims she’s gonna finish this fish.
Let’s see how long it takes her.