What a great month! We welcomed back lots of customers to the beginning of fall - some say one of the best times of the year in NYC. We were involved with the NYC Yarn Crawl (it's 7th year) and we made new friends. We topped off September with a marvelous Fall Fashion show from Vogue Knitting at our monthly Knitter's Night Out at City Bakery. Plus, we got to enjoy seeing what others have accomplished over the summer as people "strutted their stuff" to rounds of applause.
So, what's coming next? Well, Socktober is right around the corner - Thursday, October 1, to be exact, we will be putting all our sock yarns on sale for the whole month - 10% off each and every one. Don't let the name fool you. Sock Yarn is perfect for hats, gloves, mittens, baby outfits, shawls, baby blankets... whatever you can dream up can probably be accomplished with one of our sock yarns (Ok - not a puffy chunky cowl, but we have plenty of that type of yarn, as well). Learn to knit a basic sock in our sock class series starting Sunday, October 4th (call to register). Maria finished her first sock in September's class, and look what she turned out. (PS: This yarn creates its own striped pattern - we have lots more)
Coming in October
Start the first week of October off with us and come to this month's Designer Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 6-8 PM. We'll be welcoming Xandy Peters, the designer responsible for the beautiful "Fox Paws" pattern.
This talented young designer rocked the knitting world with a stitch exploration that yielded a pattern that has commanded over 5,000 downloads. An industrial designer, she used her love of investigation to create an innovative technique. Come here her and meet her this week. She'll be bringing samples, patterns and her newest collection of patterns: Jersey Shore Knits.
Xenobia's TreasureD Gift to NYC
As many already know, Xenobia Bailey is responsible for the magnificent overhead design that graces the newly opened subway station atthe 34th St. & Hudson Yards. Well known and regarded for her magnificent crochet mandalas, hats and attire, her Funktional Vibrations installation marks the artist’s first public art commission, as well as one of the largest in MTA Arts & Design’s collection’s of works within the NYC subway system. Nowyou can visit her work anytime, and NYC is better for it. (Funktional Vibrations (2015) © Xenobia Bailey, NYCT 34th Street–Hudson Yards Station. Commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts & Design. Photo: Rob Wilson)
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