12/17/2012 by phyllis
Leslie Simon's Light Filled Yarn Wreath - A Gift to Knitty City
Even in the darkest days of winter, we seek to remember that this is the season that brings new light. Whether its the hopeful beauty of 8 little candles, the circling of a tree or wreath, or the decorating of a home, light serves as a guidepost to goodness and life. As people who make things by hand, we realize that in linking light-filled things together- whatever the material - we link ourselves to one another in a wish for warmth, safety and community.
Knitty City, once again, extends its sincere wishes to all for a
healthy and peace-filled season.
In the days to come, you may wish to consider some additional things tthat will bring you a smile or light up the faces of people you know who like to make things, so in that spirit, we continue our list begun a few weeks back
The Gift of Pretty New Yarn
Just in from one of our favorite yarn providers (Berroco) are two yarns that we think you might find of interest: Fuji and Maya. These yarns are so new that we have not been able to find info (or pictures) on line yet. Trust us, when we tell you that they are wonderful, and require you come in to take a look. We'll be posting on line (Facebook) as soon as we can grab a few shots at the store.
The Gift of Inspiration
One of our resident sales colleagues, who also happens to be a designer and author, Dana Freed, (Bead Crochet Jewelry), is a great pattern developer and has recently been very active in designing some new knitting patterns. Be sure to check out her collection of quick and stylish patterns Presented with the right yarn, a pattern from Dana Freed's collection is a great gift.
Also inspiring us all this month is the new Trunk Show from Scrumptious Yarns. Come on in and take a look at what this yarn turns into - and don't forget, Scrumptious yarns are on sale all month at l0% off - along with Jade Sapphire's yummy cashmere yarns
The Gift of Learning
This week we have some upcoming events that will serve to broaden your awareness of new books and helpful techniques . Please mark your calendar's for this week's following events
Wednesay, December l9th, 6-8 PM
Book Signing with Bruce Weinstein
Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear
Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for any person in your life, these projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come. Join us as we welcome Bruce this evening. He'll be sharing his knowledge, some cookies and signing his books
Finish Your Audrey Gloves
Friday, Dec 21, 4-5pm*
In this second of her two-part class, Nancy will be demonstrating several seaming techniques and wet blocking.
Note: You need to have attended the first class to participate in this class.
FYI:Nancy's Audrey Glove pattern is available to all and is a fast knit for the intermediate knitter; check with Zach in case you wish to take a private class with Nancy on this or any one of her other projects. This and many of her additional patterns are available at the store.
The Gift of "Gleen"
We have it on high authority, that The Gleener is the ultimate in fuzz removal, and works like magic to quickly and easily remove fuzz, pills and lint from most woven or knitted fabrics. Everything from sweaters, t-shirts, pants, jackets, and scarves to drapes, cushions and upholstery will be completely revitalized! This is a great gift idea - One of those that will be remembered for not only its thooughtulness but also for its usefulness - for years to come!
The Gift of Music
Great gift for music lovers and history buffs, as well as knitters. Knitting All The Day is sung by the wonderfully talented Melanie Gall, and provides a glimpse into daily life on the home front during war time. Some songs are melancholy: Women were knitting for men who they might never see alive again. Others are energetic and very funny. If you are a knitter or crocheter, or if you are interested In historically rich music, you might wish to check this one out.
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