Whew! We're exhausted, but excited. The NYC Yarn Crawl Weekend is over and it was a good one! (Congratulations to this year's winner of the Raffle Basket: Alexis Dustinoff. We saw lots of friends and lots of new faces, as well. We're thrilled but, frankly, a little tired - yet happy. Why? Well, it's Fall in New York, and New York is particularly special in the Fall. The parks are filled, the weather is downright balmy and people's thoughts turn to making warm and cozy things for the upcoming holidays.
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As any knitter who knows a knit stitch from a purl can tell you, fall is the best time of year for knitting and crochet enthusiasts. With September weather, the wools and all weather yarns start to arrive, and the new books, patterns and events begin to make their debut in cities and stores, nationwide. So, while some may think we're rushing the season a bit, we couldn't wait to tell you about what's in the store now - and what is coming up, and here goes: (Please click on Fall 2011 to go to full post.)
JUNE IS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER -
IN NEW YORK, THAT MEANS MORE YARN, BOOKS & CLASSES AT
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OK, all you literal folk out there! I know it's technically the 2nd, but I wrote this on the 1st and we'll have to go with the literary flow, so bear with me as I tell you more about the art and passion of Jean Hilkens and Nell Berger, two Amsterdam based artists who have graciously brought Knitty City into their "circle". We mentioned this in our last post, but since then things have firmed up even more and the press is in on it, so we wanted to make sure we "pressed" the point with our readers a bit more......
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The fall is the ideal time of year for New York - or so many say. We tend to agree. For one thing, the autumn light is truly exquisite - whether you're traversing the park or walking down Park Ave., the golden glow that colors our surroundings is magical. Of course, another reason we love Autumn (and its light) is that it makes us think about some of the lovely autumnal colors that surround us in the store every day" Madeline Tosh, Malabrigo, Punta, Misti Alpaca - all of these - and many more seem to commemmorate the season with their rich hues.
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