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Sneak peek of the Claudia trunk show

November 29, 2012

I am SO glad that I stopped by the store tonight to update the website, because the trunk show from Claudia Handpainted Yarns arrived today.  I watched Cheryl and Audrey open the boxes and out came one gorgeous color after the other.  My favorite was called collards & grits – it’s a perfect Slytherin colorway of silver and greens.

You can stop by the store starting Friday afternoon to see the yarn for yourself, but please leave a couple of skeins of collard & grits for me!

~ Kim

Post Hurricane Sandy

November 8, 2012

So here we are 10 days post Hurricane Sandy and 1 day after the Noreaster. The store sustained some flooding from Sandy but we are all cleaned up. We never lost our power and were open for people to come in to charge up and warm up. Then yesterday, with the wind and snow, we lost power. With all the trees down and no power we decided to close on Thursday. We will be open tomorrow and with the warmer weather coming, we hope that things will be better for everyone.

Knit, with the help of our customers, has always been involved in helping others, whether is was collecting for care packages for the troops, knitting hats for preemies, or supporting Stitch Red. So many people so close to us have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. We know that many of you have been without power for days. Others have had damage to their homes. As difficult as things have been for us, there are so many others who have lost everything. We have been contacted by Knitting Fever, a yarn distributor in Amityville, who has started their own hurricane relief efforts. We will be joining their initiative and serving as a collection center for new clothing, which they will distribute to those in need. For more information on their work you can go to their website, www.knittingfever.com. We will also be collecting used clothing which Barbara, one of our customers, will be picking up and bringing to the fire departments in Long Beach, Breezy Point and the Rockaways.

The knit and crochet community has always been a charitable group. We know that we can count on your support again, and we thank you in advance.

quick post-hurricane update

November 1, 2012

Hi guys!  I just got off the phone with Cheryl.  Knit is open today and tomorrow.  The store had some flooding, but someone has already come by to remove the water from the carpets.  The lights and heat are on but internet and telephone is out, so trying to call won’t be effective.

Cheryl says that people are welcome to come in to charge up cell phones.

Hope all my friends from the store are okay!  Ooh, I should go start a check-in thread on Ravelry…

– Kim

A Knitting Dilemma

August 22, 2012

I love the summer when I have Saturday and Sunday off. I sit on my deck with a pitcher of iced tea and my knitting.  I even have a kiddie pool to cool off in when it gets to hot.

 

Here it is late August and I don’t want the summer to end.  But now my dilemma is that there are so many new Fall yarns coming into the store that I want to knit with.  I love the lace weight yarn from Manos.

 

I can’t decide which of the yarns from Dream in Color I want to knit with first.

 

I love the cabled tunic from Knitty and I would love to make it in one of the yarns from Rowan.  This is the color that I is calling out to me.

So the arrival of these yarns signals the end of my precious summer weekends, but I can look forward to hours of knitting while checking out the new fall line-up on television.

As long as the change in season comes with knitting time, I think I’ll survive.

Have you heard?

July 12, 2012

Have you heard? This summer for the first time we are open on Mondays from noon to 5. Stop by to shop or join us for one of our summer knit-alongs.

We are doing a knit-a-long from 12:30 to 1:30 of the Slouchy Kiri Hat made using one skein of Sabine from Juniper Moon Farms.

From 2:00 to 3:00, there is a crochet-a-long of Harvest Hands. These are fingerless mitts made from fingering yarn.

3:30 to 4:30 Knit-a-long with us on the Road Map Scarf.

Join us any Monday to get started on these projects. The summer is a great time to begin working on your holiday gifts. Audrey had already made the Harvest Hands as a gift and is planning on making another pair.

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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.


Facebook, Instagram and Ravelry
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Current Events

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.


New classes are added to the Calendar every week! Check out the class descriptions and then call the store to reserve your place.



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.


See how we contribute to the community by knitting for Winthrop Hospital Preemies, Precious Purls. Join us!


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