We will be closed
this Saturday, May 25th, for the
Memorial Holiday Weekend
Enjoy and be sure to….
While searching the web for some info for a customer, which by the way I didn’t find, I did stumble across this pattern that I just had to knit up! I rummaged through the scrap drawer and found some Hempathy yarn by Elsbeth Lavold, didn’t have size 2 needles that the pattern called for, so 3’s should do, right? Fiberfill? Nope! But I do think cotton balls will work just as well. I like to think of a pattern as merely some useful suggestions, not any hard fast rules that can’t be broken. Soooo, here goes nothing…..
Didn’t these turn out sweet?
The pattern is “daffy taffy twist” by Michelle Lee Bernstein
The pattern also called for double pointed needles, which I refuse to use ever since I learned there are so many better ways to knit in the round. My preference is using 2 circulars. I also like to save time and knit multiples at the same time. Here is a little sample of my work in progress….
I figure once you bind off, who wants to cast on again to do exactly the same thing all over, when you can do it just as easily all at the same time!
With that in mind, I am offering a free, very informal workshop this Saturday (May 11th) to share the technique of knitting in the round using two circulars. We will be open from 10am-4pm. Please feel free to stop by anytime and if you have them, please bring 2 circulars of the same size. The length can be different and also some appropriate yarn size for your needles.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call (360) 575-9305
I have had many people asking me in the last few months what date we are moving. Because planning is not my strong point, I finally quit mentioning a date and simply started replying, “when it is done”. Well, 34 gallons of paint later, the time has finally come, that we are done enough to make the move!
It was a little bitter sweet yesterday for our final Friday at the Cowlitz Way house. I love that old place and have grown quite attached to it and I am so thankful to have been there for the last 8 1/2 years. It has enabled me to create all the things that I imagined for my business. Now it is time to transfer all that goodness to our new, bigger, one level home in Downtown Kelso. I have been working very hard to create that same atmosphere in our new space and cannot wait to show it off to all of you!
A few of our “Friday Ladies” enjoying the last Friday at the old shop….
We will be closing at 4:00 today (Sat, April 6th) and having a very “casual” reopening on Friday, April 12th in the new location. Come see us that day at your own risk, you may get put to work!
During the week we are closed, if you should happen to have any knitting emergencies, please feel free to call the shop and leave me a message. I will check them daily and get back to you as soon as I can. (360) 575-9305
Our new address is 204 S. Pacific, Kelso. Please click here for directions.
Now, I am off to finish painting the window trim….see you soon!
We will be closing tomorrow (Saturday 3/23), at 12:30. I am taking a much needed break from my “shop moving project” to attend the wedding of my very dear friends son. If you need yarn for weekend, come see me in the morning and the lattes are on the house!
On the subject of the move, I don’t have an exact date, but I can tell you, it is getting very, very close Things are coming along and all the final details are a little overwhelming but exciting at the same time. I can’t wait to share it with all of you!
As many of you have heard, we are moving the shop to downtown Kelso. We hope to complete the move by the end of March (if all goes well), but will certainly keep you updated on our progress.
Until we make our big move, we will be operating at our current location as usual, with our normal business hours.
We are very excited about our move to 204 S. Pacific. We will be located between the little park and The Kelso Theater Pub and right across the street from City Hall. Our new space is a whopping 3500 sq. ft., with not one stair in the whole place and plenty of parking everywhere! We have lots of room to grow and all on one floor! We have some fabulous design plans for this old building and can hardly wait to unveil to all of you….
I have chose to make a career out of being creative and sometimes just being in business requires that same skill I would like to invite you to take a look at a website that a customer had shared with me some time ago, and consider being a part of our project. Check us out at Kickstarter.com. While there, please feel free to forward, share, post, pin, tweet, copy, paste, text, email or whatever else you can think of to pass along to friends. Lets see what the power of social media can do for a small business in Kelso, WA and what a small business can do for downtown Kelso!
Tuesday 12/18 9:30 – 7:00pm
Wed 12/18 thru Sat 12/22 regular hours
Sunday 12/23 Noon – 4:00 (yep, we are open Sunday!)
Monday 12/24 9:30 – 2:00 (and Monday!)
Christmas Day Closed
Regular Hours with the exception of Tues Jan 1st we will be open Noon-5:00
Come ring in the New Year with a new knit project
Lisa and I would like to wish all of you a safe and happy holiday season