Cephalopod Yarns

March 20, 2013

Last week Knit hosted a trunk show from Cephalopod Yarns.  All Cheryl told me was that they were expecting all the bases that Cephalopod offers, in a variety of colors.  I think that everyone was surprised when eight giant boxes of yarn arrived!  It was really great to see examples of all the beautiful colors that Cephalopod dyes, and everyone found a favorite.

This was the “wall of Bugga”, their super soft and squishy sportweight yarn:

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This was about a quarter of the yarn that arrived for the trunk show. Told you it was a lot!

See the skeins underneath? There wasn’t even enough room to hang all the Bugga yarn. It was a lot of yarn!  I fell in love with a colorway called Eurota Purple Wing, and I’m already knitting a pair of mitts with one of my new skeins of Bugga.

Did you know that all the Bugga colorway names are bugs and/or sea creatures, and the Traveler coloway names are all places? Heidi’s favorite colorway, Gallifrey, is the name of a planet from Dr Who.  You can probably guess what the Beastie’s colorways are named after – beasts and creatures.  It can be a little confusing when you’re trying to find your favorite color on two different base yarns, but someone told me that if you look at the colorway number on the labels, they will be the same across all the different yarns.  And it worked!

On Friday afternoon, Sarah from Cephalopod came to Knit for a wine and cheese.  Many customers came out to meet her and picked up some gorgeous yarns for shawls, socks, baby sweaters, and many other projects.  It was fun to hear about everyone’s plans for their new yarn and share ideas! Of course, in addition to talking about yarn and things, conversation around the table ranged from languages and foreign travel, to commiseration over college admissions and children going off to college, and even to a nice chat about dogs.  It was great to see Sarah enjoying our usual warm and friendly table conversations, which is one of my favorite things about Knit :)

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Sarah of Cephalopd Yarns, holding the yarn bowl she purchased at Knit

Sarah also brought some absolutely gorgeous sample garments with her to help inspire people.  I really liked the blue-green sample of The Clovers shawl.  Of course Cheryl loved the laceweight shawl sample, Aster Nyx, and who could blame her because its an absolutely stunning piece:

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Cheryl holding up the Aster Nyx sample, made out of Cephalopod Yarns’ Nautilace. I hope Cheryl knits one for herself, it is a gorgeous design!

At the end of the day Sarah did need take most of the beautiful yarns with her, but Knit is still going to carry a smaller selection of Bugga and Traveler, so if you missed the trunk show you can still stop by and see some of the yarn.

Vogue Live

January 16, 2012

Vogue Live was a blast! It was great to see so many familiar faces and to meet so many new friends. It was so exciting to meet Norah Gaughan and having her do a book signing in our booth. Check out the picture of Kim and Norah from our facebook wall.

Our booth was opposite Stitch Red, a newly formed partnership between manufacturers and retailers in the knitting industry. Stitch Red is working to bring attention to heart disease in woman. Watch our blog for information on upcoming Stitch Red events at Knit!

Setting up at Vogue Live

January 12, 2012

Setting up of the KNIT Long Island booth!

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Vogue Live II

January 9, 2012

We’re busy getting ready for Vogue Live II. We’re bring lots of yarn, patterns and toys. Stop by our booth, 2500, and say hello.

Knit Nite

January 3, 2012

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night. I’ll be bringing dessert.
Cheryl

Knit-A-Long

November 28, 2011

I love knitting shawls, especially lace ones.  I’ve  had Jared Flood’s Rock Island on my to do list for a few months.  I love the new yarns from Juniper Moon and was sure that I wanted to make it in Findley.  Then came the hard part of choosing a color.  What would it be??  The gold?  One of the blues?  Once my color choice was made, then I had to fit in the time to knit it. Luckily, some of my friends wanted to make it so we decided to start it on Tuesday, November 29th.  We’ll probably start after lunch, about 1 o’clock.   So, if you like knit-a-longs and lace knitting,  join us on the 29th.  The pattern is available on Ravelry.  Check it out.

 

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What’s New @ Knit?

New Spring Yarns
New Spring yarns are arriving daily. Stop by to check out some of our favorites - Mykonos, Summer Silk, Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim DK , Luma


Aptenoknits Yarn
We are the only shop to carry Aptenoknits Yarn. The yarns are among the softest that I have ever held. Many of you may be familiar with the name. The force behind the yarn is Michael Dworjan who's patterns have appeared in Vogue. This yarn comes in sock, sport and worsted.


Neighborhood Fiber Company
Did you know that we are now carrying yarn from Neighborhood Fiber Company? We Just received a new shipment of Edge kits, just in time for our new knit-a-long.


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Knit-A-Long
On Wednesday, April 19th and again of Saturday, April 22nd, we kick off the Emiliana shawl knit-a-long. We will be meeting on Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm and Saturdays from noon to 1pm. Check out this interesting pattern on ravelry.


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Our Knit Nite is an ongoing monthly event. Join us on the first Wednesday night of each month from 6:30-9 pm. Bring dinner and spend the night knitting with friends, old and new.
Our next Knit Nite will be May 3rd


About Us

What makes us special?
Maybe it's our tables, the centerpiece of our shop, where our customers can sit and knit, learn and teach.
Perhaps it is be our selection of yarns in every color imaginable.
It might be our friendly owner, Cheryl, who are always ready to help a new customer become a knitter or assist someone with a project.
Or it is our community of loyal customers, a welcoming social network that gathers around our table?
Come see for yourself what makes us special.


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