Friday, March 30, 2007

Sarah is bald!

A quick charity shout out:
Sarah, our lovely Saturday employee, has shaved her head to support two great causes, St. Baldricks and Locks of Love.

And no, she's not knitting herself a hat, but rather a thong out of Cascade Fixation for one of her friends. (That should teach him that he shouldn't joke about requesting seemingly ridiculous items from an ambitious knitter.) Check out the Knitty pattern here.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Babies and Yarn

Ever since Kira gave up the glamorous life of a yarn store owner to be a stay-at-home mom, there's been something about the Knit Nook and babies. But this spring, there must be something in the water around here because everyone seems to be pregnant!

Ruth is expecting and her first knitting endeavor for the baby is this adorable cabled sweater, Trellis from Knitty and a matching hat of her own design. This is a great gender-neutral pattern that works well in cotton or wool.

Tonya is also expecting, but before she started knitting for the baby, she finished this present for her mom, another Knitty pattern the Broadripple Sock out of Cascade Fixation.

Like most knitters, Tonya has fallen in love with this book, Itty-Bitty Hats, but she won't make anything until she finds out if she's having a boy or a girl.

Check out some of these adorable patterns. The snowman would be particularly cute out of Rowan Romance, a sparkly wool blend that just happens to be in the sale bin at the moment. Tonya is afraid that the sparkly yarn is too girly for a gender-neutral snowman, but I think it just looks like snow.

I also love this sail boat hat out of Mission Falls Cotton, and I'm trying to convince Tonya that this would be adorable for a boy or a girl.

Just imagine a little matching nautical sundress out of Katia Jamaica Cotton!
If Tonya is having a girl, I just might have to try it out.
(At the very least, it will prevent me from trying to knit a patriotic tube top for the Fourth.)

And speaking of knitting for little girls, have you ever seen a more precious hat in all of your life? This color choice is pretty traditional, but I'm imagining something more tropical, like an orange hat with a bright purple flower.

And I haven't figured out what to do with this yarn yet, but the Katia Margarita just screams summer knits for baby girls.

There are tons of yarns and patterns that are gender-neutral or boy friendly, but you've got to admit that this yarn is awesome in a specifically girly kind of way. It looks like gingham yarn with embroidered daisies!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

If you haven't been to our store in a while, we've made a lot of changes.

This table used to be in the Holy Family Convent. If nuns don't have a great table, nobody does.

We've added a lot of new shelves and new yarn. (The sweater was made by Martha; she can teach you how to make it in our Advanced Fair Isle class--steeks and all!)

More shelves behind me. And more yarn.

And more shelves and yarn.

More pictures of specific yarns and projects to come (isn't blogging fun?)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

We knit, we crochet, we blog!


We have decided that the best way to keep in touch with all of our customers, to show all of the new yarns, books, and patterns that have arrived, and to brag about all of the FO we see in the store everyday is a blog!

So stay tuned!