The Time Draws Near!
When a little gift (or two) might be appropriate!
No matter what you celebrate, it's most often the case that some gift giving is in order at this time of year. So, now that Thanksgiving 2012 is a thing of sweet memory (hopefully), we are setting our eye toward the next holiday on the horizon - and we have been planning accordingly. This Season we've created a little list of our own - All with an eye toward being useful, of course. Every week until December 25, we'll be sending YOU a list - for some of the most intriguiing things we can think of that are currently available at the store.
The Gift of Experience
Nothing keeps on giving like the gift of learning, and this month we have a lot of learning going on! Treat yourself (or a friend) to a class with one of the most spirited and creative knitting designers and teachers in the biz. We'll be serving a little bit of bubbly, dishing up some snacks and Annie will be imparting a whole lot of knowledge!
Make the Holidays bright(er) by taking a Color Class with Annie Modesitt, well known designer, author and teacher, and let her take you in:
"A New Direction in Color"
Join us at the store, after hours, and learn while Annie Modesitt explain some of the tricks of the trade when it comes to deciding on color combinations & techniques
Special Holiday Class Offer:: $40.00
The class will be running, after hours, so we'll be serving refreshments and the store will be closed to the public.
Call us and reserve your spot in this not to be missed special holiday class.
(To see Annie's blog and read about her books and classes, please visit: www.modeknit.com
The Gift of Inspiration
Grab a pal or 2, or come on your own, to a Trunk Show Party with
Berroco's Super-Star Designer
Saturday, Dec. 8
3 PM onwards
We are excited that Norah Gaughan of Berroco yarns will be showing off some of the most popular garments from her latest book of designs. She will be at the store from 3:00 - 5:00 (or so) aand she will be bringing a host of sweaters and items from her latest Volume 11 book, as well as a few of the new ones from the upcoming new Spring/Summer book. There will be a variety of sizes and try-ons will be encouraged. The Trunk Show and Appearance is our gift to you, but since we have a full line of Berroco yarns, you just might find that the gift of inspiration turns into a gift of yarn, as well.
Also inspiring this month is Nancy Ricci - our special teacher and designer in residence.
Nancy will be presenting her work at a:
Design Meet Up with Nancy Ricci
Thursday, December 6, from 6-8 PM.
Some of you already know lovely Nancy from her cool blog and design site, www.Gettingpurlywith it.com
. Nancy is most frequently at the store, but when we allow her to go home, she gets right down to the business of creating more classic designs. She'll be here to tell us about the many things she's discovered since becoming a knitwear designer and sharing not only her passion but her ideas. Nancy is also a frequent designer for Jade Sapphire, one of the loveliest cashmere lines in the industry. (More about that later...)
The Gift of Creativity
We're very proud of our inventory at Knitty City. Some say, we have a lot of yarn - and some say it can get a little overwhelming ~ but we say, what limits can you ever place on beautiful materials for the artistic hand?
We stock some of the finest brands in the yarn world and that includes, of course, Malabrigo. This week we welcomed a new line of their gorgeous yarn. Named "Rastita", it's a sportweight version of Rasta. It’s a lightly fulled, DK weight single that comes in a rainbow of delicious watercolor hues- some existing favorites, and some brand new! Yardage is generous: 310 yds ~ which means that one skein will render a small muffler and two can generate a nice shoulder wrap for you or the shoulders of one you love. Here's a peek at just 3 of the many colors currently on the shelf:
Also in stock this week is the newest Malabrigo book: No. 4 - filled with lovely ideas, beautifully executed. A few skeins of this yarn, plus the new Malabrigo book, would light up anyone's world. Even a non-knitter would learn to knit just to make this yarn come to life!
Another book from beyond beautiful is this newest Amimono Book
" The Bird Collection"
The latest from designer Helga Isager, Amimono 4 is a double faced pattern book that features "The Bird Collection" on one side and the "Little Bird Collection" on the other. With 7 classic designs for women and 6 darling designs for children, Amimono 4 makes a wonderful addition to any library.
The Gift of Help
Knitty City's colleagues love to share our knowledge about the crafts that give us such enjoyment. We feel fortunate to have attracted a great clientele and to work with some of the most knowledable people. We recently added a new person to our staff: Sarah Solomon. Here's a picture ) and a bit about her, in her own words:
Sarah Solomon studied music, literature and foreign languages at Sarah Lawrence College. After years of sewing, she finally decided to try knitting about 5 years ago and hasn't put her needles down since. She loves natural fibers, marrying traditional and innovative techniques, and achieving the perfect fit. A fan of Knitty City since she first started knitting, she is delighted to finally be part of their team.
The Gift of Anticipation
Followng are a few more things to look forward to this month
12.7.12 - Fyberspates Trunk Show Begins In Store
Check out the Saturday Treat Book we have on hand, as well
An exciting new collaboration between Ysolda Teague and Fyberspates, the six accessory patterns in Saturday Treat feature a color palette selected by Ysolda in Fyberspates Scrumptious, a luxurious wool / silk blend with a beautiful sheen ~ the colours practically glow. Containing designs for pretty little additions to your wardrobe, or gifts that you know will be treasured, all of the patterns feature interesting details against a relaxing background.
Make the most of your special knitting time with Ysolda and Scrumptious.
12/19 - Book Signing for Boyfriend's Sweater
Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has fashioned the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Come in and meet him in person and pick up your signed copy at this in-store reception.
Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for the person in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come.
As always, don't forget to check us out, daily, on Facebook and Twitter.
We'll be back next week with another "list" of things that you'll want to keep in mind as the holidays approach. In the meantime, happy knitting (and/or crocheting). Keep warm!