Monday, January 28, 2013

What's New

We are excited to have several new items in the shop, just in time for Valentine's Day shopping. Christina from From Birdie's Nest created three, one-of-a-kind wreaths for V-Day decor.
We also have several options for general sentiment and Valentine's Day cards.
We are excited to announce that we have a new vendor with lots of fun gift items--handmade tea towels, embellished soaps, vintage and vintage-styled gifts.
Julia of Peachy Beads created a beautiful pair of heart and pearl earrings with a matching necklace.
We also have some fun, handmade soap, lip balm, and lotion balm from Amateur Chemistry Lab.
As always, there is much more in the shop, so please come on by!

We will be continuing Pacific Chunky and Pacific Chunky Multis as our Yarn of the Week. They will receive 10% off at check-out from Monday, January 28th through Saturday, February 2nd.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yarn of the Week: Pacific Chunky

The Yarn of the Week for January 21st-26th is Cascade's Pacific Chunky. This chunky-weight yarn is 40% merino wool and 60% acrylic. It is machine washable and very versatile. I used it about a month ago to make Matt's Christmas Balaclava. Cascade offers free patterns for Pacific Chunky HERE, and below you will find a list of patterns that would also work up beautifully in this yarn.

As our Yarn of the Week, Pacific Chunky and Pacific Chunky Multis are all 10% off (effective January 21st-26th, 2013; offer available for in-stock items only).

GAP-tastic Cowl (ravelry link)

Man Hat (note: machine-washable!)

Shalom (note: Katie knit this in the fall and would be happy to help anyone with questions)

As a reminder, the shop is OPEN tomorrow, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, from 10am-3pm.

Katie and Heidi

Friday, January 18, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Heidi's Valerie test knit with Casablanca.

Heidi's Stacy Sweater in Classic Shades.

Mathew & Ben's felted rocks from Katie's Felted Rock Class.

Avivah's sock for her Socks Aren't Scary Class.

Doris's sock for her father.

Avivah's Heather Raglan Sweater.

Katie's Bullseye Afghan in Poems.

Katie's crocheted slippers in Pacific.

Merry's fingerless mitts.

Join us next week - Wednesday 4-7.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

This Just In...

Some great things in the consignment area…

Handmade bows

Hand beaded earring's for Valentines Day

Hand beaded rings

Handmade soaps, lip balm & lotion.


Booties and scarves

Some sewing things too...

Needles - hand and machine.

Embroidery floss & Zippers

Lots of ribbon.

Come by and take a look, you never know what you will find.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Upcoming Classes

Felted Rocks: Wednesday, Jan. 16th; 1:30-3:00p.m.
Fee: $12/participant includes all supplies Instructor: Britton Donharl

Using roving, thread and smooth rocks, participants will create colorful, fuzzy rocks for playing or decorating with. We will use wet felting methods to felt the roving around the rocks. K-6 welcome, limit: 8 participants

True Beginner’s Hat Class: this is a two-session class: Thursday, January 17th and 31st, 7-8:30p.m.
Fee: $20 includes pattern; Instructor: Stephanie Hagelburg

We will make a rolled edge hat in the round with 1 skein of Cascade 220
using a 16" #8 circular needle and a set of #8 double pointed needles.
Bring a second skein and you'll learn how to make neat stripes (good way
to make "team" hats). Yarn purchased for this class will receive a 10% discount.

Design Your Own Sweater: class will be 3 hours over 3 months – Dates: Jan 22nd, Feb 19th, Mar. 19th ; 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $30/participant Instructor: Heidi Narum Limit: 8

Learn how to design a knitted sweater of your choice, using the yarn of your choice. We will be using either of Ann Budd’s books, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns or The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, along with class handouts to create one-of-a-kind sweaters. While the class meets three times, Heidi will be available during store hours to help with any questions or problems that arise.

Participants will need to have either of the books (marked at 20% off retail value at the shop), plus enough yarn to make a sweater, needles and other supplies consistent with making a sweater. All yarn purchased specifically for this class will receive a 10% discount.

Felt Clogs: 3 class sessions – Jan 29th, Feb 26th, March 26th: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Class fee: $30/participant, includes pattern Instructor: Heidi Narum Limit 6

Tired of cold feet? Make these wonderful felt clogs to wear around the house. During the 1st class we will look at the technique used and get started knitting. During the 2nd class we will full (felt) them together, and during the 3rd class we will needle felt some embellishments. - $30

A copy of the pattern in either adult or child size is provided with the cost of the class. Needle felting supplies will be available for use during the embellishment class. Participants will need to bring worsted-weight, feltable yarn (wool, alpaca, etc.) and 16” size 13 needles. Large stitch markers will also helpful. All yarn purchased specifically for this class will receive a 10% discount.

Please contact Katie at or at (505) 672-2008 with any questions and/or to register. We are also open to hearing ideas of what you would like to see offered in the future. Thank you for your interest!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Yarn of the Week – Magnum

Our yarn of the week is Magnum.


10% discount 14 Jan – 19 Jan. - including special orders.
Fiber: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Yardage: 250gr / 123 yds
Gauge: 1.5-2 sts=1" / #15-17
Wash: Hand Wash Cold, Lay Flat to Dry
No Bleach

Some pattern’s to consider:

# 224 Weekend Neck Down Pullover

Weekend Neck Down Pullover

A perfect first top down pullover, this one is written for super bulky yarn at a gauge of 8 sts to 4 inches on huge needles. Sizes small to x-large.

Point Reyes
Dolce Handknits: simple, sophisticated designs

420 - 610 super bulky yarn
7 sizes to fit a 32" – 44" bust
#23 Thick and Thin Tunic by Teresa Conway and Nell Bliss - Vogue Winter 2013
#21 Textured Pullover by Tom Scott - Vogue Holiday 2012
#20 Capelet Cardi byCirilia Rose - Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2012
#18 Oversize Scarf byMartin Storey Vogue Knitting, Fall 2012
#10 Ruffle Trim Vest byShiri Mor Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2012
Hooded Magnum Vest B103 FREE Download
Boxy Jacket B122 FREE Download
Ribbed Hat C197 FREE Download
Bulky Ribbed Vest B104 FREE Download
Swing Coat FREE Download
Cascading Waves Boa B183FREE Download
Women's Jacket C178 FREE Download
Vest B101 FREE Download
Bold and Bulky B100 FREE Download
Vest With Options B105 FREE Download
One Skein Scarf B182 FREE Download
Softwaves Laura Irwin
Marian by Jane Richmond
My Kind of Town Cowl by Trish Woodson
Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio
Best Friend Cardigan by Wenlan Chia

Saturday, January 12, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Joy made this Christmas bag.

Katie needle felted a bee for her children’s class.

Heidi’s Valerie Sweater Test knit – join us on Tuesday to test knit this sweater.

Kate is making Captain America wrist fingerless mitts using Pacific and classic shades.

Heidi’s turtle sweater – class coming in Feb. – made in Cherub Aran yarn.

Theresa’s baby mitt.

Joy’s Salt Cowl.

Avivah’s Socks aren’t Scary socks for her class.

Katie’s Chevvy Socks from Wooly Wonka yarn.

Katie’s One Skein Scarf in Magnum yarn.



Join us Wednesday from 4 to 7.


Keep knitting!

Friday, January 11, 2013

This Just in…

“Baby it’s cold out there…” and we just got in some warm chunky and bulky yarns to knit up for your valentine from Cascade Yarns.

Eco Wool & Eco+

Fiber: 100% Natural Peruvian Wool
Yardage: 250 gr / 478 yds
Gauge: 3.5 sts=1" / #10 and 4 sts=1" / #9
Wash: Hand Wash Cold, Lay Flat to Dry
No Bleach

Pacific Chunky

Fiber: 40% Superwash Merino Wool
60% Acrylic
Yardage: 100gr / 3.5 oz- 120 yards (110m)
Gauge: 12-14 sts=4" / #10-11 (6.0-8.0mm)
Wash: Machine Wash Warm
Tumble Dry Low


Fiber: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Yardage: 250gr / 123 yds
Gauge: 1.5-2 sts=1" / #15-17
Wash: Hand Wash Cold, Lay Flat to Dry
No Bleach

Baby Alpaca Chunky

 Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca
Yardage: 10 x 100 gr / 108 yds
3.5 sts=1" / #10
Wash: Hand Wash Cold, Lay Flat to Dry
No Bleach

Eco Duo

Fiber: 70% Undyed Baby Alpaca / 30% Undyed Merino Wool
Yardage: 10 x 100gr / 197 yards
Gauge: 4.5s=1" / US#8
Wash: Hand Wash Cold / Lay Flat

Cascade 220

Fiber: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Yardage: 100gr / 220yds
Gauge: 4.5s - #8 / 5s - #7
Wash: Hand Wash Cold, Lay Flat to Dry
No Bleach


Fiber: 40% Superwash Merino Wool
60% Acrylic
Yardage: 100gr / 213 yds
Gauge: 4.5-5 sts=1" / #7-8
Wash: Machine Wash Warm
Tumble Dry Low