Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gratuitous Leo

Pattern: The Olive Bobbles Hat by Redlipstick
Yarn: RYC Cashsoft DK
Baby: The ever adorable Leo

Since Tonya reported the tragic news of Leo's potential wool allergy, this baby/hat combo is now a thing of the past. Thanks for modelling, Leo! I'll be sure to knit things in cotton from now on so we can work together again!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Knitters At Work

Cindy has been a hardworking knitter lately. Here she is finishing a pair of Fetching in Misti Alpaca Worsted Hand Dyes (they're for me).

On the left are the Rowan Wool Cotton knee socks she made (also for me) from Greetings from the Knit Cafe. Margie is modeling the same knee socks made out of Mountain Colors Bear Foot (but Margie made her own).
And finally, here is the Irish Hiking Scarf made out of RYC Wool Tweed. Not to mention she is working on the Bubble Curtains from Mason Dixon Knitting and a Summer Tweed shell for the shop. Whew! Cindy, you must be exhausted!
Not to be out done, Tonya has been hard at work knitting lingerie. She has been contracted by the Event Design Group to knit all sorts of nighties and naughties for a Valentine's Day event. Her work will even be featured on the local news!

The pattern for her undies are from Knitting Lingerie Style and Tonya made them out of Cascade Fixation. They also make a lovely hat.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

When Cuteness Collides

Last week, Leo and Cardigan were formally introduced.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Knitting For Others

Two weeks ago, a friend of Heather's was killed in a motorcycle accident. Heather, being the good friend that she is, has been very supportive of his wife (also a good friend of hers), but as a knitter felt like she could do more. Heather wanted to make a blanket, in the colors that he most loved, so that his wife can wrap herself up and maybe feel a little comfort. But as awesome as she is, Heather is only one woman, and she knew that if left alone to knit a blanket, her friend would be lucky to get it this summer.

But that's the thing about hanging out at a yarn store: you get to know a lot of knitters. We have been collecting 8 in X 8 in squares in orange, knitted and crocheted, in cottons and wools, in all sorts of stitches. We'll continue to collect squares through the weekend and then we'll crochet them together. As Holly so eloquently blogged, community knitting projects--even when initiated through tragedy--are always a wonderful thing to witness.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Being on TV and other news

We were on TV this morning! Here I am, knitting with Keith Kaiser of Fox in the Morning fame. Despite the fact that we had to be at the shop at 4 am and we were all a little nervous about having a good hair day, being on TV was pretty fun. And Keith Kaiser is a knitting natural! We're getting a DVD of the show in case you missed it, but check out one of the segments on the Fox 41 website.

Vi and Suzanne also braved the early morning to be on TV. (And as one of our customers said, "As far as I'm concerned, there is no 4 in the morning!") Colleen and Wendy also made cameo appearances. And Suzanne brought her angora bunny, Cardigan. She totally stole the show.

Seriously, check this bunny out! She loved sitting on top of the sewing box under the table. You gotta be crazy to not think this rabbit is the cutest! (Paul, I'm talking to you!)

I know that I've said this before, but this is totally the year of the male knitter. Not only did Keith Kaiser come in today, but consistently we've had four or five guys at Stitch and Bitch every week. Here's Paul, Steven, and Jeff, knitting away.

And here's Kevin, using double pointed needles.

And here's Sam, posing with double pointed needles.

Now if we can only teach Cardigan to knit, we might be able to get on Ellen!

Friday, January 11, 2008

I'm Tired of Kevin's Cookies!

It's been a while since I've blogged. First of all, it was the holidays. And after that, I've had camera problems (the camera itself is fine--the problem is that I keep forgetting to load pictures on the computer and a blog entry without pictures always seems like such a cop out.) But when some customers were complaining the other day about the sorry state of the Knit Nook blog (and this after being berated for my inconsistent presence on Ravelry) and Colleen declared, "I'm sorry, but I'm just tired of Kevin's cookies!" I knew that I needed to blog. So here I am!

I still don't have any pictures, but I do have some news. The new class schedule is up on our website, our Super Bowl Sunday Sale is February 3 (everything in the store will be 15-75% off), and next Wednesday, Fox in the Morning will be at the Knit Nook. Show up at 5 am if you want to be on TV, or at the very least, watch us while you're getting ready for work.

Anyway, I promise to start blogging more often. With pictures. Next week.