Friday, July 24, 2009

Dream Toys & BeepBeep

Anne is finishing up her horse from Dream Toys which is a favorite toy book of Patricia's Yarns.

Anne knitted her horse using Manos del Uruguay's silk blend in natural for the main part & coffee for the nose & feet and Kidsilk spray for the mane. She is really enjo9ying it & is currently workiing on the blanket for under the saddle.

The Beep Beep blanket is finished & is super cute.

It is knit out of Blue Sky Alpacas worsted hand dye yarn and is fantastic to work with. The pattern is relatively simple making a relatively quick knit cute for a boy or a girl!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Knit Road Trip: Philadelphia

Philadelphia: best known for cheesesteaks, Ben Franklin, Boys II Men and now... knitting!

Margaux, Riley & I took a day trip to Philly to visit our friend Craig, owner of the LYS Loop and the great fabric store, Spool, run by the fabulous Laura.

After lunch together, we explored Loop. While I have visited Craig before, Margaux was visiting this beautiful LYS for the first time.

As you can see Craig has a great eye for yarn, one reason why we love him (of many reasons, of course!) He had a Spud & Chloe trunk show which we loved seeing too. Patricia's Yarns also carries the Sweater and Outer weight of this great new line of yarn from Blue Sky Alpacas.

We stopped next door to visit Spool where Laura runs a fantastic fabric and sewing shop!

Seeing this adorable fabric and sewing shop got Margaux's creative juices flowing. Laura was wearing a cute handmade dress and there were so many beautiful samples as well.

Overall, we had a wonderful trip!

Oh and of course we brought home more Koigu! Patricia's Yarns LOVES Koigu!

Thank you Craig and Laura for being such gracious hosts. We hope to see you in Hoboken soon!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We have joined the twitter craze! Now we too will be tweeting about shop events & happenings. Check out the new twitter widget to your right as well as on the shop website.

New Arrivals

This week we were happy to receive new patterns from Mac & Me as well as new clutches from Persnickity Knits!

Leslie at Mac & Me has worked overtime creating new patterns that are beautiful in design and offer something for everyone.

The skirt pattern would fit tweens to adults!

She truly has outdone herself with this collection.

Persnickity Knits clutches are really great little knitting bags. We have two sizes available, Lulu which is the small brown one in front & Fifi which is a mid size clutch, the green one to the back.

They are well constructed with a soft green lining sure to hold up to years of use, great to toss into a bag to take your knitting everywhere with you!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grimaldi's Knit Night = Huge Success

Last night we had a fantastic time at Grimaldi's knitting & enjoying the delicious pizza. Eighteen blocks were cast on & today one has been bound off so we are on our way to creating a beautiful blanket for the auction November 19th. Stay tuned as more details unfold about this exciting event!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Charity Knit Night is FULL!

We are looking forward to Monday July 13th with great anticipation as 20 knitters will take over Grimaldi's Pizza to begin knitting blocks for what will be a beautiful blanket.

The yarn is balled & ready to be knit into a Four Seasons Throw which will be auctioned off to benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter at the shop on Thursday November 19th. Knitters get your needles ready for a great event that will benefit our community!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Lovey Dovey Spud & Chloe Sweater

Spud & Chloe sweater weight is a dream to work with. I quickly knit this Lovey Dovey top over a quiet Fourth of July weekend and look forward to my next project with this yarn!

I am very pleased with this yarn. Spud & Chloe sweater comes in a great array of colors:

It is a 3 ply blend of wool and organic cotton which is a dream to work with. This is a work horse yarn - any finished project made with this yarn will be great to wear and will last a long time.