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Take a bite out of February
As we bid farewell to January, our Anniversary Month, and face the somewhat dreary month of February, we didn't want to put our knit cake away, so we decided to keep it in the window, and wouldn't you know it, "Petunia" one of the Dinosaurs from the new Knitted Dinosaurs book, just could not resist!. So let's follow his (yes, Petunia is a "he") lead and take the bite out of Febrruary, starting with this wonderful new book:
We sold it out at the show ( btw, thanks to all who came and visited our booth at Vogue Knitting Annual NYC Show) but, fortunately, we were able to procure some more. Stop by and pick one up today. The dinosaurs come in all sizes and shapes and the Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe yarns that are specified in the patterns are on sale at 10% off - January being Blue Sky Alpacas Yarn of the Month at KC!
As soon as VK LiVE was wrapped, Pearl took off for Phoenix where she attended the industry's National Needlework Spring Show. The bi-annual trade event introduces all retailers and industry people to the new Spring yarns and products for 2012. Pearl used the opportunity to stock up on more of your favorite yarns, including new colors of "Baah", reviewed by Clara Parkes in the most recent issue of Knitter's Review (www.knittersreview.com). Also new to the store will be a lovely yarn distributed by our pals at Lantern Moon: Fyberspates. It's a heavenly blend of silk and merino in gorgeous solid colors. Fyberspates should be in the store in mid February; we'll be sending you a newsletter as soon as it's on the shelf.
* SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SALE * SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SALE *
We interupt our normal blogging routine to announce an upcoming special sale for this coming Super Bowl Sunday:Feb 5
The following yarns will be on sale at 25% off: Imperial Yarn, All Punta del Este Yarns, PLUS a few surprises!
Special Promotion from Amerian Express
During the month of February, AE continues its small business support by offering a $50 gift certificate to card members who use their AmEx card in at least 2 stores, for a total purchase of $200.00. To find out details, and get a list of participating stores, go to: www.americanexpress.com
February's Yarn of the Month is Pagewood Farm.
This company's unique and lovely combinations of fiber and materials have been all the rage at the register, lately, and we're delighted to be selling it for 10% off for the month of February. Here's a picture of one of their skeins, but to truly appreciate this yarn, you have to stop by and see them all. Some skeins even come with feathers!
Pagewood Farm Pink
Perfect for Valeinte's Day
10% Valentine's Day Special
If you have ever wanted to learn and understand color and stranded knitting, Knitting with Two Colors is the book and this is the time to buy it. Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen, both master knitters, have partnered to combine their knowledge of technique and color. Long anticipated, Knitting with Two Colors, not only presents the knowledge they have gathered but also expands on it with a generous amount of original color knitting techniques, many of them developed by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, and Amy Detjen. You will find extensive instructions for custom sizing and centering patterns, as well as step by step direction to help you design and knit multiple styles of two-color garments, with detailed photos and examples throughout. We're offering it at 10% off, during the month of February only, as a Valentine to our friends and customers.
Other Books New to the Store & Perfect for Valentine's Day
A Hand Knit Romance by Jennie Atkinson
Inspired by women’s clothing, lingerie, and accessories from the 1900’s to 1930’s, A Handknit Romance offers designs that are intricate and exquisite. Step back in time with techniques, including pin-tucks, picot trims, crochet edges, lace beading, and embroidery, that result in modest and flirty classic fitted patterns, using a range of lace, superfine, fine, and light yarn weights. A Handknit Romance is the ideal design book for knitters who want to produce truly unique pieces.
Rowan Books from Sarah Hatton
It was a great pleasure to meet Sarah at VK LIVE earlier this month, when she appeared at our author's table for signings. We're happy to know that Vintage Knits is back in print and just as happy to be offering "10 Simple, Easy Pieces". Please keep them in mind for yourself or someone you love.
Upcoming Special Events
DOUBLE KNITTING WORKSHOPS
February 18 & 19
Want to learn something really new and very cool? Then take this class on Feb. 18! Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no "wrong" side and a built-in reversible colorwork pattern. Students should know how to knit and purl and be comfortable with the long tail cast on method. To see examples of Alasdair's work, please visit his site: http://double-knitting.com. The class is limited to 8 spots, and due to demand, there will be a second class offered in the afternoon. Please call the store to pay and receive a list of materials required.
Book Club Meet-Up on February 9
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Meeting Time: 6-8 PM
This book club is open to all and one need not be a knitter, but be warned, we may soon turn you into one!
Looking forward to March:
Please join us on Thursday, March 1, when "Boy meets Purl's Josh Bennett, will be in the store to meet and greet our Ravelry Group, which meets the first Thursday of every month, 6-8 PM. Some of Josh's wonderful patterns appear in the newest issue of Rowan Magazine which is also available in store. Rowan Magazine #51 is available at the store - and if you want - Josh will sign the magazine and his designs when you ome in to meet him:
Only 11 Knit Wears Left in All of NYC
If you haven't seen this special issue from Interweave, you've missed something. This lovely magazine completely sold out of the store within a few days of its arrival last Fall, and repeat shipments sold out as fast. Pearl just brought back 11 issues - we're told that they're the last 11 that Interweave had. Come by a pick one up today. This issue is such a keeper!
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