Summer Wonderland @ Knitty City
We have more than one wonder this summer at Knitty City:
Inspired by Lewis Carroll's timeless classic Alice in Wonderland, Frabjous Fibers has developed a whole new line of wonderful yarns in 3 differeent weights. Choose "March Hare" (worsted weight), "Cheshire Cat" (fingering weight) that's perfect for a delicate shawl or cowl, or "Mad Hatter" (sport weight). The lighter weights are ideal for current (or on the road) projects, while you might wish to stash the worsted since we don't believe it will linger for long.
A neighborhood sourced yarn, Chelsea sock yarn is in! It's a gorgeous blend of merino and cashmere, with a touch of nylon for long wear. Knit yourself a burst of color with a pair of Fourth of July Hiking Socks! The nylon will insure long lasting wear while the comfort of soft, breathable wool will make the trekking easy.
WONDER # 3
Just when we thought that she couldn't top herself or her yarns, Madeline Tosh went and did it again -- and we have it in stock! Welcome to Madeline Tosh's new A.S.A.P. - a spectacular single ply merino chunky yarn. It's available in all her luscious glazed solid colorways. Working up at a super bulky guage (size 13-17 needles), A.S.A.P is perfect for accessories that you’ll complete with quick turnaround and lots of satisfaction. It may be a "bulky" yarn, but it's sure to fly high, very quickly - it's all about the color and the quality.. Also just in is a new shipment of Merino DK Light plus the most beguiling assortment of "unicorn tails". These 50 yard mini-skeins are priced very reasonably and they provide the perfect amount of yardage for edgings or trim. Buy a variety of colors and make a wonderful combo-color project.
Summer Knitting Lessons at Bryant Park
Our free beginner knitting lessons, held on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-3:00, started off with a great turn-out: 40 people were there and all beginners left knowing how to knit! Thanks to our sponsors Plymouth Yarn and Crystal Palace for their donation of yarn and needles. All yarn and needles are provided for lessons, but both must be returned at the end of the session. If you are already a knitter, please join us - bring your project. We would love to see you! You inspire us.
Special Promotion for new knitting students: All beginning knitters are eligibe for a $5.00 coupon good towards any purchase of $25 or more. Just one per student, for the season.
Dates to Remember for the Month of July!
Knitty City will be closed on Independence Day, July 4th.
Knitty City will be closed from Sunday, July 27 through Friday, August 1
(We will reopen at the normal hours on Saturday, August 2)
In Honor of Maya Angelou, our Book Club will be reading:
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" - Discussion: Thursday, July 10, 6-8 PM
Big Apple Knits: Charity Knitting Meet-Up: Thursday, July 17, 6:30-8 PM
Well, that's it for the moment. Don't forget to stop by and pick up some fun summertime project materials. We have plenty of light weight yarns that will be glad to accompany you on your warm weather adventures. Stop by often!