Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day Projects

There is still plenty of time to make your Valentine a special present and we have the supplies you need.

Tissue Box Cozy

This Tissue Box Cozy would delightful in Uptown Bulky. Look for the Crochet at Home book on the book wall.

Even if you are felled by a cold, you don’t have to suffer unsightly tissue boxes. Add a quick crafty touch to your room with this easy tissue box cover, and hide that eyesore of a box once and for all!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Knitting Help - this evening.

Need Help with your knitting? Heidi is available to help you. Free help session every Thursday in the classroom from 5 to 6:30.

Beefeater Pleated Cowl

This cowl would look dazzling in Uptown Bulky. The Creative Knitting, Winter 2013, magazine can be found on the book wall.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stitching Group - This Evening

Join us for stitching group in the classroom from 4-7. All levels and handwork needle crafts (i.e. knitting, crochet, embroidery...) welcome. Show off your projects, get inspired or just enjoy the company of other fiber enthusiasts.

Katie's Heidi's Sasquatch Mitts 
Pattern - Sasquatch Mittens by Brenda K. B. Anderson
Yarn - Chic Fleece & Classic Worsted

Katherine's Scarf
Yarn - Spirit Stripes

Renita's Cupcake Hat
Yarn - Uptown Worsted

Heidi's Roman Candle Henley Hoodie
Pattern - Garter Henley Hoodie by Universal Yarn
Yarn - Classic Shades

Mary's Kate
Pattern - Handsome Hoodie by Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn - Classic Shades Big Time

Heidi's Freesia Chick
Pattern - Which Came First? by Anna Hrachovec
Yarn - Dolce Merino & Kid Seta Noir

Katherine's Heart Bowl
Pattern - Heart Felt Expressions

Katherine's Snake Scarf
Pattern - Striped Stockinette Scarf by Purl Soho

Mary's Dino Blanket

Merry's Scarf

Ribbed Fruit Bowl Cover

The Ribbed Fruit bowl cover would be cute worked in Uptown Bulky. Look for the Knits at Home book on the book wall.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free Help Session - Today

Join Katie with any crochet and/or knitting question every Tuesday from 12:30  to 2pm. Beginners are welcome!

Pedi-Plush Rug

Make this charming rug in Uptown Bulky. Crochet World Magazine, October 2013, can be found in the magazine holders on the book wall.

Yarn of the Week - Uptown Bulky

Enjoy a 10% discount all week.

Yarn Details:
Yards: 87.00
Grams: 100.00

Yarn Composition:
Acrylic - 100%

6 - Super Bulky Weight Yarn
Knit STS: 1.50 - 2.75
Crochet STS: 1.25 - 2.25

Recommended Needles (US):
Recommended Hooks (US):

machine wash - warm, do not bleach, tumble dry - no heat, do not iron, dryclean - any solvent.

Patterns that use this yarn.

More pattern ideas.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Children's Class: Finger-knitting - Wednesday

Wednesday, 29 Jan., 2-3pm
Instructor: Britton Donharl
Fee: $5 includes all supplies

This popular class is back! If you didn't get the chance before, come learn to finger knit! Ages five and up welcome.

Please contact Katie at or at (505) 672-2008 with any questions and/or to register your child. We need 24 hour notice so please register early. We are also open to hearing ideas of what you would like to see offered in the future. Thank you for your interest!

Valentine's Day Card Class - Next Monday

Join Gloria to make three handmade Valentine's Day cards, as well as a decorative gift box. All supplies are included in this fun and educational class. Beginners are welcome!

Monday, 3 February, 6 - 7:30\
Instructor: Gloria of the Perch Paperie
Fee: $10 includes all supplies

To register, please stop on by the shop, call us at (505) 672-2008 or send an email to We appreciate 24 hour class registration notice so we are best able to prepare for our students. Thank you! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014


We have an assortment of hand sewn items including these charming quilts from Nicole.

We also have supplies - thread...

Beads, ribbon, and lace...

and much more.

NoBo Jacket

The NoBo jacket would be appealing in Deluxe Chunky. Look for the Interweave Knits Magazine, Winter 2014, on the magazine rack.

"Closely set cables curve along the fronts of the cropped NoBo Jacket. The back is worked first; fronts are picked up from the side seams and worked perpendicularly, turning upward with the aid of short-rows."

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dream Catcher Cardigan

The Dream Catcher Cardigan would work up beautifully in Deluxe Chunky. The Interweave Knits, Winter 2014, Magazine can be found on the magazine rack.

"The Dreamcatcher Cardigan begins at the center back with a colorwork panel and is then worked outward in a circular shape. An Aran-weight wool in five saturated colors knits up for a cozy, eye-catching piece."

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Knitting Help this evening

Need Help with your knitting? Heidi is available to help you. Free help session in the classroom from 5 to 6:30.


Look for the book Sweet Shawlettes on the book wall. This pattern would work up nicely in Deluxe Chunky.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Spring Adult Classes

Our Spring Adult Classes are up, click on the Adult Classes Tab above or here to see the classes.

Stitching Group This Evening

Join us with your handwork for Stitching Group from 4 to 7 in the classroom.

 Jo's Sweater.

Katie's Cowl
Yarn - Bamboo Bloom Handpaints
Pattern - Persephone Handpaints Cowl 

Merry's Scarf
Yarn - Classic Shades

Mary's Dino Blanket.

Doris's Mitered Sweater
Yarn - Poems

Mary's Moyen Age

Wendy's Garden Shawl
Yarn - Elfin Tweed and Kettle Tweed
Pattern - Taking Flight

Wendy's Cowl
Yarn - Bamboo Bloom

Marcy's Sock
Yarn - Heritage Sock

Doris's Frog Hat.

Doris's Fox Set

Not-So-Tiny Slippers

Look for Whimsical Little Knits 3 by Ysolda Teague on the book wall. Chunky Deluxe would work very well for this pattern.


"One of my favourite patterns in the first Whimsical Little Knits is the Tiny Shoes, simple little baby Mary Janes with an I-cord strap. When the pattern came out, plenty of knitters seemed to like it just as much as I did, but some of them didn’t just want to make tiny shoes. The question “could I make a pattern for Tiny Shoes for bigger feet” seemed to have an obvious answer: “no, the proportions are all wrong, they’ll be much too wide and short.” But, I’m nothing if not contrary, and once I’d decided that scaling up the Tiny Shoes pattern wouldn’t work, it proved impossible to completely let go of the idea.
Two books later, although it was included as a possibility in the first outline of Whimsical Little Knits 2, it had percolated for long enough. The answer to the proportions issue is, as the answer to more interesting shapes in knitting so often is, short rows. In fact these would be an excellent project on which to try out the technique for the first time. It’s hard to compete with the cuteness of baby toes wrapped in wool, but a lot of trial and error resulted in visual proportions that come as close as possible. The stitches themselves are scaled up, the chunky gauge makes for a project that can be completely almost as quickly as the tiny version and there are few things as wonderfully cozy as walking around the house on a thick bed of garter stitch. For slippery floors it may be a good idea to add non-stick paint or iron-on pads."

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Free Help Session today

Join Katie with any crochet and/or knitting question every Tuesday from 12:30  to 2pm. Beginners are welcome!

Hot Spot

Look for Yumiko Warm Earth Book 2 in the Booklet Carousel.

Hot Spot

Pattern available in:
Yumiko Warm Earth Book 2


Hot Spots 


Before Felting 
Oven Mitt Length: 16½" 
Oven Mitt Circumference: 16" 
Trivet: 16" x 19"

Approximate Measurements After Felting 
Oven Mitt Length: 10" 
Oven Mitt Circumference: 11" 
Trivet: 11½" x 11½"

Yarn: Deluxe Chunky (100% Wool), 120yd/100g. 
#3730 Dark Oak – 2 skeins (MC) 
#3706 Tangerine Flash – 1 skein (A) 
#3709 Hot Fuchsia – 1 skein (B) 
#3722 Nitrox Blue – 1 skein (C) 
#3728 Chartreuse Olive – 1 skein (D)
#91477 Red Oak – 1 skein (E) 
#3703 Ginseng – 1 skein (F) 
#3729 Bronze Brown – 1 skein (G) 
Needles: US 13 (9mm) straight needles and set of double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge. 
Notions: Stitch holders, tapestry needle 

Yarn of the Week - Deluxe Chunky

Enjoy a 10% discount all week.

Deluxe Chunky is a premium blend of 100% wool spun in Turkey, available in a palette of 70+ shades. Perfect for quick knit accessories and sweaters, finished garments are soft to the touch and great for cold winters! 

Yarn Details:
Yards: 120.00
Grams: 100.00

Yarn Composition:
Wool - 100%

5 - Bulky Weight Yarn
Knit STS: 3.00 - 3.75
Crochet STS: 2.00 - 2.75

Recommended Needles (US):
Recommended Hooks (US):

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Specals For Saturday

Just in case you could not make it to the store yesterday we still have these specials going on...

Moondance Designs is offering a 20% discount on all clothing.
ACL is offering buy 3 get one free.
For every $60 get a $5 certificate to use in Feb.


This shrug would turn out lovely in the Baby Alpaca Chunky. Pattern can be found in French Girl Knits Accessories located on the book wall.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Don't forget the Party This evening!

Join us this Friday from 4-7 for a MLK Birthday party.

Specials include:

Friday and Saturday-
Moondance Designs is offering a 20% discount on all clothing.
ACL is offering buy 3 get one free.

For every $60 get a $10 certificate to use in Feb.
Party in the classroom from 4-7 (yes there will be cake).
Perch Paperie is having a make and take design your own custom New Year's Resolution cutout for $3.

For every $60 get a $5 certificate to use in Feb.

Valentine Gifts

We are getting new Valentine Gift items every day...

Braided Brim Beanie

This hat would be so nice in Baby Alpaca Chunky yarn. The pattern can be found in the Creative Knitting Magazine, Winter 2013. Look for it by the cash register.