Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Needle Felted Art

Amy got some gray roving. And she brought back her finished project: the Mouse King. Cullen is showing his new favorite possession.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Yummy Buttons!

We ordered some new buttons, and they have arrived!
Here are some of my favorites.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Knit Flicks

Wednesday Night we are having our movie night: Knit Flicks.
We'll be watching "About a Boy" with Hugh Grant and Toni Colette. Bring what ever you are working on, and join us!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Stash Reduction Project Update

The response to the Stash Reduction Project has been amazing. Bins and bins of yarn have been brought in. Bravo! There is still time. We will officially run the program through Sunday. And thank you all for your participation!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A day of Education

At the show, there is a whole list of classes offered. Some of which sound so wonderful they take your breath away, and some of which would not even inspire me out of bed in the morning. I signed up for two classes, which were both inspiring.

In the morning I took a class with Sally Melville about designing sweaters that fit properly. Sally is a mathmetician, and works out the fit of a sweater according to ratios, and proportions on someone's body. It was a great class. And it was such a pleasure to meet Sally. She is an amazing teacher. She has such warmth in the classroom.

And in the afternoon, I took a color class with Brandon Mably.

The assignment was to take a postcard of an image in art, and translate the image into knitting. Almost like painting with yarn. The way that the pieces looked in our hands, and the way they looked on a board, or farther away was amazingly different.

Brandon himself was charming. He used different language when he talked about color; a combination was "cheeky", or "juicey". By describing the palate and the composition with rich words, it brought things into a different light. I will strive to use color more bravely, and talk about it with words that are more specific.
Now THAT is a new year's resolution.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

San Diego

The National NeedleArts Association had thier conference this weekend in San Diego. It's a chance for the yarn and needle shops to collect and see the new offerings. There is a top notch class schedule hosted. And there are book signings throughout the day. I can't wait to share all the stories and pictures.
It was an amazing, inspiring weekend. Unbelievable. Bone tiring. On the run. A blur of color. And a cavalcade of new products and ideas.
First of all we'll start with the main speaker at the luncheon: Kaffe Fasset. He spoke about his travels and his inspiration and his love of knitting. He admitted that while he quilts and paints and needlepoints, his real favorite is knitting. (Do you think he was just saying that? Buttering us up? It worked.)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Noe Knit is turning 2!

Noe Knit will be turning 2 in February & we'd love you help with our celebration window.
We need knit cupcakes...lots of them, to represent each of our great customers & friends.

You can find a pattern for a cupcake in the book One Skien or there is a wonderful free pattern we've been given permission to use here. (The cupcakes above were make from the free pattern).

So knit up one or knit up a dozen and bring them to the store by Friday, February 9th. Please attach your name to the bottom of your cupcakes if you would like them back. Also if you know what yarns you use & can let us know that as well it really helps when other knitters ask.