Knitting on Holiday
As summer approaches, the books and new magazines keep coming through the door - along with some neat little lightweight yarns. Classic Elite's many yarns are this month's yarn of the month (10% off). Their cottons, linen blends and lightweight offerings are ripe for the picking at that price. The new issue of Knitty just came out on line. For some really beautiful and portable and free patterns, be sure to visit www.knitty.com.
One of these little scarf beauties are simply begging to be knit up in a lovely linen or linen/cotton blend. (Think Louet's Euro-Flax for a pure linen choice). Another good travel accessory is socks - consider a pair of these for a little July 4th on the road project:
Again, you'll find this pattern on the new Knitty, right here:: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff12/PATTlongitudinal.php The pattern is free, and we have the yarn Zauerball - just one skein.
Staff Pick for Vacation Knitting
Maxine Levinson in KT Coyle's Linen Top
This takes just two skeins of Louet's Euroflax Linen - plenty in stock!
Report on Knitting In Public Day
The turnout at Bryant Park was pretty great. In the Knitty City area, we counted 165 people - all showing their "true colors" by knitting in public. Take a look at a few of these shots which Pearl took on that fun day.
This is also a good time to remind you that we'll be continuing our free knitting lessons in Bryant Park, every Tuesday. Drop by or send a friend who might want to learn. You'll be doing them a favor!
Meet the Authors
Bert & Dana Freed
Wed., June 27, 2012, 6-8 PM
One of our treasured friends and store-colleagues, Dana Freed, has just - co-authored her first book, along with her mom, Bert Freed. (Both Dana and Bert have taught classes on bead crochet at the store, and Dana does regular workshops - see our calendar for the next.) We are proud to celebrate the launch of their book, Bead Crochet Jewelry: An Inspired Journey Through 27 Designs (Jewelry Design) by Bert Rachel Freed and Dana Elizabeth Freed at the store on Wednesday, June 27, from 6-8 PM. Please join us as we applaud their wonderful endeavor. Books will be offered for sale and both Dana and Bert will be on hand to tell you all about their adventure in creating this book.
Meet the Author of
Thurs., July, 12, 6-8 PM
You might remember Joanna from her last book, "Phoebe's Sweater", a classic children's book that weaves together knitting and story-telling. Joanna and her husband-illustrationist, Eric, have followed up on Phoebe with a new book, "Phoebe's Birthday". This time, Phoebe experiences a whole new set of adventures as she learns to swim. At the end of the story there are a series of knitting, sewing, and quilting patterns. Joanna is a long-time favorite of Knitty City, as are the yarns she features in her books. Please come by on this evening and join us as we celebrate the work of this talented couple.
Essentially Feminine Knits
This new offering from Lene Holme Samsoe is creating a lot of interest and attention. We are selling it as fast as it's being shipped in. Please stop by and take a look at her impressive new set of patterns. You won't be able to stop at just one.
Well, that's it for the moment. Be sure to keep coming by. In July, we will be featuring a wonderful new window, honoring our Women Vets. We will be writing about this a little later in the month, and, as always, we'll be in touch via our newsletter. Please take the time to check out our callendar on this site and see if any of our early summer workshops are of interest to you. Remember, we're open 7 days a week now, including 2 "late" nights, Wed. and Thursday.
See you soon!