08/12/2014 by phyllis
FALL IS ON THE HORIZON @ KNITTY CITY
Hard as it is to fathom, Fall is right around the corner. For those of us in the knitting industry, it is a time of mixed emotions. We love the warm weather and lazy days as much as anyone, but we admit to getting excited when the fall yarns start to roll in and that is certainly beginning at Knitty City. We have just received a nice big batch of Madeline Tosh Yarns in various weights.
It's a treasure trove of color on the back table at the moment. The newest shipment includes Tosh Merino Light, Pashmina, Sock, Sport, etc. Hurry in to catch a skein or two of your favrorite weight and color.
More Nooch is in the house, as well. This locally produced yarn has been a big success for us and for the two young entrepreneurs who dye it right here on the Upper West Side! You'll find this new lot on the front table.
And, talking about Favorites...
Malabrigo's Rasta is back in stock!
This 100% wool, chunky yarn is a favorite of knitters of all levels. Its colors are typical of Malabrigo's sophisticated taste and, being a bulky wool, it knits up fast to provide those of all experience levels with great satisfaction. Hurry on in to see it. Rasta has a lot of fans and it tends to sell quickly.
For many people, the spinning of yarn is as mesmerizing and soothing as knitting or crocheting. Since we understand, AND......we have a resident spinner on site (Mary Hayne), we are now hosting a spinning group every Sunday from 3-4 PM. Knitty City has spindles and fleece for sale, and the group is welcoming spinners of all types - from beginners to the more experienced. Come on in, meet some nice people, and try your hand at spindle spinning. It's Pay-what-you-wish, too!
Kid's Club this September!
Kid's club is starting up again, soon. Beginning in September, Betty Marsella will be teaching our youngest customers (7-9) from 3:30-4:30 ($25), and the older ones (10+) from 4:30-6 PM ($35), on Wednesdsys. Call the store to find the start date - after Labor Day and school start-up, no doubt.
Fall Magazines Now In
Interweave's Fall issue and Vogue's Early Fall issue are now in the store. Plus, Interweave has just sent us their newest "Enchanted Knits". Happy planning, everyone!
Knitty City Goes Country
How do you feel about a 2 day weekend (one night) in the Country with a master color work teacher? We are planning a class on color and finishing techniques in a charming historic inn about an hour and a half from the UWS? We will also have a "Gentle" Yoga and meditation teacher on hand to keep us moving in the right direction. Neither the knitting nor the Yoga calls for expertise - though you do need to know how to knit and purl, of course, and it helps to have a passion for color. Our target dates are November 8 and 9 and we are limiting the class to 10 attendees, so do let us know if you wish to receive more information. We'll put you on the mail list (for info only) and get back to you with additional information, asap.
August is lace month @ Knitty City. Any and all lace yarns are 10% off, and we continue to offer some super buys (40% off) on our sale table. For information on August classes, please go to our Calendar Page or check out our August listing on our Ravelry group page: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitty-city/2989974/1-25