Some New Stuff and Some Not New Stuff


NEW STUFF!

We got some new project bags! They are so cute.  There are several sizes, styles and colors.  Here is little tour for you. 

Both of these have holes to let the yarn through.  The bag on the right has a bottom section to hold the yarn with holes to feed it through into the bag portion. It sells for $43.  It has a drawstring top and a shoulder strap.  The little on on the left costs $24.

On the left are two drawstring bags.  The larger of the two costs $25 and the smaller one is $18.50.  Above is a set of two bags and a chart holder for $48.

Hurry, though, they are flying out the door.

Some Not New Stuff, but we thought it would be good to refresh you memory…
 

All the things you need to get those projects done.  There are too many to list, but you know what’s there.

And the featured category for this week is Oriental.  A great selection of really great canvases.

So what have we finished this week?


Leona got back several finished needlepoint projects this week.

Here are a few heading off to the finisher… We’ll try to show you what they look like when they come back.

 

 

How about some knitting.

Lynn, an accomplished crocheter, finished her first knitting project.  We are so proud!

Lisa’s first “not a rectangle” came out pretty awesome, don’t you think?

Check out Rose’s Yarn Yarn Bowl!  Lavish Praise!

Our very own Natalie is modeling a hat knit by Janet, and on the lovely Suzanne’s feet you see socks knit by Leona.


From this…                                                                     … to this.  A knitted “balloon animal.”


 


Georgie knit this oh so sweet barnyard blanket.  The pattern is in 60 More Quick Baby Knits.

Deanne stole a chance to sit in the boss’s chair.  It doesn’t happen often, so we captured it for posterity. 












Since it’s Christmas in July…

…you should check out the stockings.  There is quite a selection spread throughout the two rooms.  You can peruse them here.

How about some yarn.

Y’all, we carry a whole lot of Cascade! You should come feel all the different varieties. 

Eco +, Pearl, 220 Superwash, Pacific & Pacific Chunky.

Epiphany, Cloud, Alpaca Lace, 220, 220 Superwash Sport & Fixation.

Covington, Ultra Pima, Kid Seta, & Eco Duo.

Some finished objects…

Deanne finished the Gaia Shoulder Hug.


Leona finished these two canvases.

Lindsay finished her Elf School canvas.  Check back for a picture of it when it comes back from the finisher.

And a little surprise for Leona from some of the Tuesday night knitters.

Since Leona has a way with unicorns, some of her friends brought her one.  Unfortunately, the poor thing bled out on the floor.

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.