We’re Thankful for Knitting!

As we gather with our loved ones for Thanksgiving this week, we begin to think about the many things we are thankful for. As knitters, we can give thanks for a myriad of reasons.  Here are some that come to mind…… Knitting brings together people of diverse backgrounds, political and religious views, age, and none of…

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  • Ombre? Gradient? Is There a Difference?

    Ombre or gradient?  Have you ever wondered what the difference is? According to Voie de Vie, gradient yarns are a progression of different colors from light to dark and ombre yarns are usually a blending of hues of the same color, progressing from light to dark. There are certain points to consider when knitting with these yarns:…

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  • Sandy’s Coming, Sandy’s Coming!

    We dearly love it when Sandy Barnes from Shibui Knits has a chance to visit us!  We always take advantage of her extensive knowledge and enjoy her fun personality. This time she’s going to teach which is even better!  Our gift to you this holiday season is her Sequences class. Sequences is a bold, striking…

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  • Double the Fun!

    If one trunk show is great, then two at a time is fantastic!  A Quince & Co. trunk show joins our Rosy Green Wool trunk show this week. We have a three color pullover, Svana, made with sport weight Chickadee:   We have a richly textured cardigan, Gretel, made with worsted weight Lark.  The photos don’t…

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  • To Infinity and Beyond!

    One day last week, those of us in the shop were on a mission to find a crocheted cowl pattern for a customer.  We of course went straight to Ravelry and found several, as we expected.  What we didn’t expect to find was a simple, fun, quick free infinity cowl pattern, Chaining to Infinity and…

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  • Chic Pre-Holiday Jewelry Show This Saturday!

    My Sister Knits is delighted to offer a chic pre-holiday event this Saturday, November 12th, from 10am until 1pm. You will have the unusual opportunity to see and buy lovely jewelry created by long time Fort Collins resident Val Mauksch. Val has been designing and making eclectic jewelry for 10 years and participates in local markets,…

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  • A Rare Trunk Show!

    We were so excited in February when our first shipment of Rosy Green Wool arrived!  You can read about it here.  Now we’re just as enthusiastic about the trunk show containing samples knit with their yarns arriving this week! Trunk shows are a treat and a valuable opportunity to see and feel a company’s yarns…

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  • An Excellent Poncho!

    Every now and then a project comes along that everyone falls in love with.  It usually is one that looks good on all body types, is easy to knit, and uses a lovely yarn. We have just such a project in the shop!   It’s an intriguingly designed poncho by Andrea Mowry, Sheltered. There’s a…

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  • Bright and Bold or Soft and Muted?

    Castle Rock resident Heather Rhoads, owner of The Lemonade Shop, has been busy dyeing yarn and her husband has been just as busy skeining it.  We are enthusiastic and appreciative recipients of their busy-ness. From bold and bright to soft and muted, it’s obvious that Heather has a special knack for putting together colors that are…

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  • Quintessentially Quince!

    We invite you to take a fresh look at Quince & Co., a springy, soft, buttery yarn and one of our all time favorites! In 2010, designers Pam Allen and Carrie Bostick Hoge teamed up to work with mills in the Northeast to create a yarn that met their dreams; a quintessential, beautiful, 100% wool yarn and…

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