Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gisela's in the House

We just received this beautifully rendered sample of the Gisela jacket by CocoKnits and now, having seen it and tried it on, we're even more excited about it. Because we can't all have Michelle Obama's fabulous arms, we love having found something to knit that will, shall we say, camouflage our upper arms while not making us swelter. Knit out of Habu Cotton Gima, the breezes (anybody felt any breezes lately??) flow through, unimpeded by too much fabric, making us cool -- well, that could be a stretch in these dog days! let's say, not as hot! -- calm and just a tad elegant. Come in and see for yourself. It's a quick knit too, so there'll be plenty of time yet this season to enjoy it. We also have the CocoKnits pattern for the Gretel tank with the flattering cowl neckline, which by itself is lovely, and when paired with the Gisela jacket makes a splendid "sweater set".

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Graham and the growing sweater

It's been a big day for fabulous projects walking in the shop! We have a nice backlog of delightful things to show you over the next few weeks. But we had to begin with this work in progress. Moving progress! Graham, 15 month old son of Carey Huffman, has been in the shop for hours with nary a squeak or objection about anything. Mom Carey, who designs whimsical knitted things, followed him around, holding onto her ball of Rowan Calmer, attached to the sweater-in-the-making on her fun-loving boy.

mmmm . . . yummy addi's

the rear view!

We're excited that we'll soon be selling Carey's patterns. Check out her blog at

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Joy Written All Over Her Face!

Amanda Thwaits is feeling pretty darned pleased with herself, as well she should! This Daphne and Delilah Momma and Baby Monster from a pattern by Danger Crafts is her first-ever project from a pattern. And we're all so proud of her -- Megan, Kim, Christian, Olivia, Brad, to name a few, all helped her out with navigating the mysterious world of pattern-speak. Amanda's five-year-old son picked out the colors. It really does take a village and we're awfully happy that we have our own lovely, fun, little hamlet right here on N. Highland Ave. Bringing joy to the world -- one happy knitter at a time!