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:
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
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:
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.
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!
January 12, 2012
Setting up of the KNIT Long Island booth!
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.
January 3, 2012
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night. I’ll be bringing dessert.
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.