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I just got in a shipment of Noro - Kureyon, Silk Garden in lovely new colors. And really the best thing - Fiesta Ballerina.....a lace weight alpaca/tencel blend that is so pretty and soft and is making me want to start another lace project....
The other news is that there is now an Ebay store - there will be some yarn for sale there, rovings and stuff, but also vintage patterns and books and possibly other things later. At the moment there are only a few yarns up, I expect to get more on by next week.
And....one more thing.....I am working on getting The Knaughty Knitter line of patterns out. Several are printed already and I should get to more today. So if there are samples in the store you want to make but I have said in the past "I haven't written the pattern yet" that won't be true for much longer cause I have been working at it and I should have at least a dozen out by next week.
Sorry no pictures today, Doyle took the camera home and I forgot to bring it back this morning......I have been working on a modular shawl out of Mushishi that is promising to be yummy, and socks and a free form crochet piece. Pictures soon I promise.
Today's special is 20% off on all bags. This includes Namaste Bags, African Baskets, and Knaughty Knitter one of a kind bags that I make as well as notions bags and needle cases. I am also continuing to run some specials from the sale - 15% off selected books and 20% off felting kits for the rest of the week .
Sale today and tomorrow - lots on sale - patterns 15% off, some books 20%, an long list of yarns and even notions.....
And....those cute little sheep tape measures are back....I had not ordered them in a while but I got some in - actually they sent more than I asked for.....and the adorable leaf with ladybugs tape measure too. We are still getting new stuff in fairly often. Some yummy bamboo sock yarn came in this week and a bit of Mini Mochi, a few new colors of Pure Pima.........
June 20 & 21 It's the Summer Sale. Lots of stuff discounted, including books, patterns, yarn, notions and needles, even some spinning fiber. It is all part of the Knaughty Knitter Stimulus Package. I mailed this out this week but if you don't know here it is:
Pay for your purchase over $15.00 with cash or check instead of a credit or debit card and get a 1.5% discount.(The banks already got their bailouts.)
The “Bring your own Bag Discount” is back.Tell me before I ring up your purchase that you have your own bag and I can give you a $.25 rebate.
The Fiber Chick Membership is back & better than before.It is still $25.00, but now includes books and is upgradeable!You get the 10% discount on things for a year from date of purchase. This includes yarn, notions, accessories, books, patterns, (does not include classes, clearance items, special orders, looms, spinning equipment).It entitles you to special sales and early access to general sales.The upgrade happens like this. After you have spent $200, get an extra percent off your purchases for the life of that card.For every $200 spent you get an extra percent off on your card up to 20%.It’s cumulative and we’ll keep track on the back of the card.You must present the card at time of purchase to get your discount.
The Knaughty Knitter Reward Card could earn you a FREE Fiber Chick Membership.Collect 5 stamps on your card and get the Membership that entitles you to a 10% discount on purchases at the store.Collecting stamps is easy.Come hang out in knitting group and spend $20 – get a stamp.Take a class and buy all of your supplies for the class here – get a stamp.Spend $50 in a visit – get a stamp. Bring in a new customer who spends $20 and ….get a stamp.
And last, but not least….Every Monday morning for the Summer I will announce a yarn or item that is on sale that day.Check for it on the blog.
Several of us were knitting in the park yesterday. Brought the dogs and enjoyed the great weather - see it didn't rain and there was a nice breeze to kill the heat and keep the bugs away. It was nice to be outside and hang out with friends.
We will be at Old Fort Park tomorrow for World Wide Knit in Public Day(s). When you turn into the park you should be able to see us. I am trying for the area up front with lots of trees but not too close to the road. If by chance we are not there because it is a swamp or already taken keep driving and I will either have posted a sign or we will be visible from the road. Remember to bring your own chair, bug spray and drinks. I'll have some snacks there.....some folks are bringing their dogs, kids, etc - it is fine to do that. On the off chance there is rain - hard rain - not a bit of sprinkling - we'll seek refuge at the store.
Janet (of the swamp creature) came in the other day with a bag she had embellished. She had been spinning some of the fiber I dyed and was making this great freeform knit & crochet bag....I decided I needed one, searched and found the bags and have started making scrumbles. There is a beginning crochet class at the end of the month and a freeform crochet class in July if you want to learn it. Some of it is random knitting and crocheting but other techniques are in there too.
Here are some of Janets scrumbles:
Prudence Mapstone's newest freeform book in on the way too.
More scrumbles and the bag too.
yes, I know she was not ready for me to take the picture.....don't you love it? mine will be completely different though.
This sock is out of Fiesta Baby Boom and I finally finished sock #1. I had been coveting this goldenrod color since it got here. I did toe up, afterthought heel so I could double check my theories about how to do that and make it fit. It works and I will likely never do those complicated heels again. This is just too easy. I don't usually do lace patterns on socks and after I do the second one of these, probably won't again for a while.
Here's a closeup of the heel....hey even this close you can't really see the EXTREMELY sloppy kitchner stitch....There is a sock class for this very easy sock (without the lace) starting June 20th. You won't ever have to have a pattern or instructions again (except for the laciness) - which is exactly why I decided to come up with this. I really hate dragging a pattern or book around with me and I do socks so seldom that I can not remember how to do the heel otherwise. And it looks really pretty in the self striping yarn - makes a spiral....