Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We're so excited because on January 8th from 5-6:30pm
Kaffe Fassett will be here at
The Knitter's Studio signing his new book!
Stop by to get your copy signed,
enjoy some snacks and good conversation!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

The yarn was wound Saturday as the store was closing. When I came in for work on Wednesday the completed baby sweater was waiting at the front desk.

You see, Liz was having issues with project monogomy and needed something fast and thrilling to hold her attention. The cure was Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Sweater from The Knitter's Almanac in Koigu Kersti, done in three days.

Of course we adore Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns, that's why we are offering a class on making this very special baby sweater. Look for future classes that revolve around her wonderful designs.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Day of Romance and Rock at The Knitter's Studio!

Last Sunday we were joined by published authors Joan McGowan and Share Ross for a wonderful afternoon of learning, cupcakes, and toe-up socks! Many customers stopped by to participate in the fun and we were so happy to have everyone there.

Share Ross, author of Punk Knits, gave a demonstration on how to deal with those holes that crop up when you are knitting.

We had a blast with Share. We have copies of her book and her wonderful skull needles in stock.

Joan McGowan-Michel brought samples of garments from her new book, Knitting Lingerie Style. Most of us added at least one more item in our already "to-be-knit" list. Isn't that Bed Jacket gorgeous?

We're working on the samples for the store so keep an eye out for a bra, panty and teddy set! We also have copies of her book on display and for sale so come on by.

The day was capped off with a hands on lesson from Joan on knitting the toe up socks. When last seen one customer had four pairs of socks completed.

Thanks so much to Joan and Share for visiting us!


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Here is the famous wedding dress that won the TNNA People's Choice award! We are so inspired by anything with a yarn over here at The Knitter's Studio. Come by and see this wonderful dress (and flower girl dress) and get inspired too!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I know, I know, we have not posted in almost forever here at The Knitter’s Studio blog. There has been so much going on here. First of all, I personally want to thank all of my wonderful customers, friends, family and amazing staff who have been soooooooooo supportive over the last many months. I have had quite a bit on my plate as of late, some wonderful and some just tedious and trying-that’s life. However, it has been an amazing experience going through so many things and seeing that the idea of sending positive energy out into the universe does truly come back to you! Everything we go through has a reason and always makes sense.

All along we have been working diligently (especially Sara and Mindi) to bring you our online retail website, knitculture . We are so excited as everything we have at The Knitter’s Studio store will now be available for purchase online, including all yarns, knitting needles, notions, books and accessories.
See BEEEAUTIFUL yarn ball image on your left for a preview of things to come!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Happy knitting New Year!!! Here is a glimpse of what is to come from the creative team at The Knitter's Studio. As a young girl I had always dreamed of being a bride and making my own dress. I made the dress but the bride part didn't work out so well. But not to be undone by anything, I have designed, with the technical and laborious hands of the gang here at TKS my dream dress-all hand knitted. Part of the reason we haven't blogged in a while, but not completely (another several stories) is that we have been furiously lacing and beading away. This is silk and glass beads girls! We will have this truly beautiful piece in our window and up on the site very soon so stay tuned! We are also on our way to TNNA to buy more incredible yarn and whatever else strikes our creative, obsessive fancy!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

This lovely piece is an example of true cathartic knitting, or crochet in this example. This is the crochet stole from Rowan's Vintage Knit's book. There are some pieces that should only be reserved for healing a broken heart. This shawl is done on a size A crochet hook with Rowan's Kid Silk Haze and involved 6 grueling weeks of work. The tears shed as I thought of my ex-boyfriend helped to block the piece and by the time I was done I didn't even remember his name. That is true physical healing! Not recommended for those who take out their pain on others or inanimate objects...just for self punishers.