WELCOME TO SOCK-TOBER at Knitty City
Forgive us for playing with the language, but we could not help ourselves. We're so excited about the beginning of October. We're celebrating Fall knitting all month - beginning with the love of socks. In honor of the little twin cuties, we've dedicated the entire month to sock yarn and we are taking 10% off on each and every one of our sock yarns - and do we have the brands: Baah! La Jolla, Cascade Heritage and Heritage Silk,Colinette Jitterbug, Dream In Color Smooshy, Fleece Artist Casba, Frog Tree Pediboo, Koigu, Lorna’s Laces Sock, Madelinetosh Sock, Malabrigo Sock, Prism Saki, Spud & Chloe Sock, Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock, Zauberball Sock. One of your favorites has simply got to be in this list.
You'll need your socks this week to cushion your tootsies in your walking shoes: It's the Fourth Annual NYC Yarn Crawl, and Knitty City is oe of 10 stores participating in this yearly yarn trek through Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each store is doing its best to attract you with neat promotional offers and sales. For additional information, be sure to check out www.nycyarncrawl.com. As for Knitty City, here's what we'll be doing:
In addition to the 10% off on all sock yarns, we will be doing a "weekend only offer" of 20% on all books and 20% off on special Knitty City hat and scarf kits. It's the ideal time and place to stock up on holiday gifts - Think of what a neat gift could be made of one of our many sock books and a skein (or two) of fabulous sock yarn. Reminder: Sock yarn also makes great scarf and shawl material as well as good yarn for baby items.
In addition to the sale, specials and basket raffle, we will be hosting Anna Hrachovec and her darling (if slightly scary) crew of Monsters.
Anna will be in the store on Saturday, October 6, from 3-5 pm with a Super-Scary display and plenty of books, so please stop by if you’re in the city and pick up a signed book from her. This is not a formal event, so she's just looking forward to hanging out at one of her favorite yarn stores and chatting with knitters about knitting tiny zombies, mummy cats, and dead toasters. Please check out the NYC Yarn Crawl
The characters from Super-Scary Mochimochi are playing a key role in this year’s crawl: they have the honor of being the must-find items for the scavenger hunt. Every store you visit will have one of Anna's little pals somewhere on the premises. We hope you find them all. Instructions for how to notify the people at the Yarn Crawl can be found on the site along with a list of the prizes. About the scary monsters: They are really a very friendly type of scary so don't be frightened of them. They do love it, however, if you pretend to be a little scared. It makes them feel as if they're doing a good job for Anna - and they all love her -- so do we. Come on and meet her on Saturday.
Young Designer's Presentation
October 4, 2012
Please join us as we begin, again, our monthly Designer's Presentation.
Welcoming Michelle Wang to KC is second-nature for us, since we feel we have known her from the beginning. An early customer of KC and a valued colleague, we have been privileged to see her grow and become successful as an independent, published designer. Her designs have appeared in a number of magazines, most recently Vogue Knitting and, last year, she joinged the design team at Brooklyn Tweed. She will be sharing her most recent work with us and speaking about the challenges and rewards inherent in making a living as a hand knitwear designer.
October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012;
Make a Hat
with Daniel Yuhas
Saturday, Oct 27, 10-12:45pm
$60 (payment due prior to class)
This class is being held at the St Agnes Library.
Daniel will also sign copies of his new book:
“Knitting from the Center Out”.
Have You Begun Building Blocks?
Now's the time!
Knitty City’s Afghan Knit-Along with Maxine
This knit-a-long will be held every Friday and Saturday in September and October from 5-6pm.
You can begin at any time during the month.
Learn lots of new knitting techniques, one square at a time
Master increases, decreases, cables, right and left twists, even chart reading.
When all squares are complete, create your afghan or baby blanket.
Purchase the booklet "Building Blocks" and yarn from Knitty City and
come to the store on Friday and Saturday evenings (5-6 PM) and get FREE support.
DON'T FORGET TO
CHECK OUT ALL OUR KNITTY CITY CLASSES
For those of you who have resolved to learn to knit and/or crochet, there's no time like the present.
New Yorker's love the best, and we have some of the best designer/teachers in the business! For additional information, please look at our class schedule on line (www.knittycity.com) or stop by and pick up a schedule at the desk!
Catch a SPECIAL Ride to the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival
Many say it's the best show in the Northeast. It's a great day for anyone who loves yarns!
Bus Departing from in front of Knitty City on 208 w. 79th St., NYC
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 8 AM
Meet Designers, Authors and Other Knitters!
Knit, Learn & Possibly Win Something Special along the Way
There will be an amazing number of items raffled off.
Go to: www.knittingandhowe.com for information - just click on trips/events tab