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Delightful Summer Knitting

Ahhhh, the delight of working on summer knitting projects! They tend to be small and workable in the presence of friends and family while visiting and sipping a favorite beverage. Our friend Ann recently created a striking Baktus which fits those requirements perfectly! She chose two of our newest yarns, Hedgehog and Lollipop, in bold colors…

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    Increasing your Knowledge of Increases

    Increases and decreases are the nuts and bolts of adding shaping and decorative elements to knitting. The variety of increases may seem intimidating but they all simply change your stitch count to either the right or left side of an existing stitch. They can be almost invisible or very apparent. Some will shift the grain…

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    Quince Trunk Show Arriving Soon!

    Mark your calendars for our Quince Wool Baby Trunk Show Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, July 8th! A trunk show is when a yarn company sends us samples of knitwear made with their yarns.  This allows you to to see and feel their yarns knit into something yummy and gets your creative juices flowing with…

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    Come On Up!

    We have been as busy as bees getting our upper floor ready for summer! We have added fresh samples in cheerful summer colorways, given our Hedgehog yarns a new home and made room for our recent arrival of Quince Phoebe. You’ll notice a totally redesigned sock wall with yarns hanging on pegs, making it even…

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    To wash or not?

    Kaffe Fassett is a well know figure in the fiber world who has been known to be a strong proponent against washing knitwear. He claims to have never washed a single one of his stunning samples. And if you’ve ever accidentally felted a well-loved garment, it is easy to believe that leaving this work undone…

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    We have new Freia in the Shop

    The shop is bursting with new yarns this summer! Our latest is Freia Fine Handpaints Super Bulky; a single ply 100% wool blend from Rambouillet, Corriedale and Columbia sheep raised right here in Colorado. It’s a single ply so it will knit up light and airy, and be nice and warm. This yarn is available…

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    Lighthearted Artistry

    Lollipop yarn is made with lighthearted artistry and we are one of the few shops fortunate enough to carry it!   Hand dyed in Tennesse, bold colors are wound together by hand to create a self-striping ball of yarn.  The color combinations are delightful and sometimes quite unexpected. Many knitters use this intriguing yarn for socks but…

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    Cast On Clinic

    Old Norwegian, Chinese Waitress, Channel Island, I-Cord, and Provisional; these are all names of methods used to cast on. If you’ve been stymied wondering which one to choose or how they work, you are not alone.  Great news, we have a solution! Our Fearless Knitting sessions at 11 am – noon on Thursdays June 16th & 23rd…

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    Pamper yourself

    Crafters all agree that there is nothing quite as special as a hand knit sock.  They are gifts worth treasuring.  Perhaps because they aren’t as visible as a shawl or a hat, they could go unnoticed by everyone but person wearing them.  But these socks are likely to shine. These beauties are the Upland Socks…

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    Best laid plans

    Sometimes, the projects we plan are not the ones that we finish.  Jenny and Kate both spent some time this past weekend re-envisioning projects into ones that will be so much better! Jenny reached some kind of knitting milestone; she frogged 3/4 of a knitted top because she felt that the colors were wrong.  Perfect by themselves…

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