Tuesday, July 8, 2008


We are having a SUMMER SALE. Everything is 25% off. Come in early to get the best selection. Sale begins on Thursday July 10th @ 10:00am. I'm not sure when it will end, so come in soon!!!

We have a great selection of Mazy, from Crystal Palace. Mazy is made of corn fiber and knits great socks, baby clothes and lots of things you need fingering weight yarn for.

Our Tofusitie selection is off the hook!! Summer is a great time to knit socks and other small light projects!

Not to mention the fabulous selection of Cascade 220 for your felting projects and Superwash for Afghans, baby - kids sweaters and much much more.

Come by soon while the supply is HUGE!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

My Web Page is UP!!!

Finally!!! Well it takes a 13 year old to do what a grown up can't. I am so excited to finally have my www.hooksandneedles.com domain published. I registered that name almost 3 years ago and it's up. One of the girls that comes in to my Wednesday kids group is a computer geek (she doesn't want to admit it but lets face it - she's great) and she doesn't like to knit as much as she likes to work on the computer, so I am making her a mobius shawl, now all she has to do is pick the yarn!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Kristy's Quest

I am so honored to be a friend of Kristy's and be her LYS TOO!!! This quest of hers is so great, last night at Girls Night Out 'GNO' we took pictures of 20 hats, a couple still on the needles, that she has knit or collected so far. I'm sure she will meet her goal before she expects! The enthusiasm and support is really contagious.

As her 'Official' (I love that word) Yarn Store for her Quest, I am delighted to offer free shipping of yarn and needles for her hats. I am easily persuaded too, so if you need anything else to add to your stash or tool supply, I will pay the shipping for that as well! If you are local, I am offering a 10% discount. I'm not too familiar with shipping internationally, so that may be different. But what better time than now to get my feet wet!!

Please call or email me with any questions about in-stock colors, etc. I also can't wait for the contest rules. I love to win prizes, so giving one or two or more is going to be great fun!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

More Superwash for the Great American Afghan

Look at this pile of YARN!!! I am so excited, I got a bunch of onesies and twosies in a bunch of different colors. The Great American Afghan squares are going along great and now we have lots more colors to plan your project.

Gobs of Superwash

Look at all the greens and blues. There are browns, rusts and even some new greys.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I've finished some projects! Finally

Well I've had a busy knitting weekend, and boy am I proud. I wove in the ends of a double knit pot holder (big deal) and got 2 Fair Isle hats finished, one was from Julies class last week and the other is a smaller version of our felt Easter Basket. The class is 3/11 and 3/18. I even knit a black and blue Hedge Hog for my son Brad. He saw the pink one Melissa just finished and had to have a boy version ASAP. I'm going to try to catch up on my February, Great American Afghan block, (#1 Socks) I think I'm the only one in the shop that hasn't finished yet. Then I've got to get #2 started, I'm not setting a very good example :) Hope to see you soon, Kaylee

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Defeat the Winter Doldrums Dishcloth Swap Package!

I was so excited when I walked into the yarn shop on Tuesday to find the swap package for Anita and I!!!

Criquette spoiled us SO much!!!

Here are some of the goodies she included in our package:

O my Gosh!!! Look at all of these packages!!!!!! All of the pink ones were for me and the purple ones for Anita. It was just like Christmas, even my little brother Matthew wanted to help unwrap the packages!

Here are our washcloths, mine is on the left and Anita's is on the right.

Here are Anita and I with all of our goodies, we got note pads for the fridge, crystal light drink packets, 2 balls each of Sugar and Cream cotton for clothes for us to make, Anita got sugar free candy and I got Hershey's - a hometown favorite. We also got travel size hand lotion and body wash. We really had a great partner.

Thanks again Criquette!!!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Fair Isle Fun

Just wanted to let you know how much fun we are having in Julie's classes. Last Tuesday, we started the Fair Isle hat. We had quite a crowd. I can't remember how many started on Tuesday for sure but I do know there was Irene, Lynn, Suzy, Robin (even though Kaylee didn't have time to help her cheat on her homework LOL) Anita, Kaylee, me ... I have a feeling I may have missed a couple but I am not sure. Here are some pictures of how we were doing by Wednesday night. Here is Suzy's hat:
Suzy's Fair Isle hat
Irene's hat (after pulling it out and starting over. Gotta love that gauge stuff).
Irene's Fair Isle
Here is Anita working on her hat:
Anita working on her Fair Isle

Here too is Deb's hat. I have about one inch left to knit before decreasing as of lunchtime Friday.
Deb's Fair Isle
Lest you think that hats were all that was happening on Wednesday, here we have Linda and Judy working on jackets
Linda & Judy working on jackets
while Kaylee, Suzy, Julie,Jean and Rose have serious and not so serious conversation!
Kaylee, Suzy, Julie, Jean & Rose
Last, but definitely not least, Irene, Lynn, Loretta and Denise (great picture of her back, don't you think?)
Irene, Lynn, Loretta & Denise's back

As you can see, we have a great time both in class and at Girls Night Out. Come on down and join us!