Nana's Knitting Shop

Knitting tales of a lifelong knitter
and yarn shop owner.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's Time to Party!

Join us for a Spring Yarn Tasting Party on Wednesday, March 31. The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m.

Bring your needles and try all of the beautiful Spring yarns that have arrived. The new pattern books this season are really gorgeous.

Take 10% off all the new Spring yarns and other select yarns will be on sale for 15%-25% off.

We'll also be serving yummy desserts created by Miss Cory. The last time she made all the desserts, the crowd went wild! If you've never tasted her cheesecake, you haven't really lived - honest, it's that delicious.

And don't you love my little Yarn Tasting Menu? That little beauty was created just for this party by my wonderful friend Knifty Red. It's your guide to all of the yarns you'll be dying to try. I'm so lucky to know so many talented people.

Be sure to come and bring your needles with you!

And in knitting news...drum roll please. My lovely daughter knit me a beautiful shawl called Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante. It's a free pattern on Ravelry. Isn't it lovely?

Now this is an important gift. Cory has never knit for me before even though I've asked plenty of times. She's always said, "I can't knit for you; you knit for yourself and I really can't impress you."

Well, impress me she has, particularly since this was her first lace project. Cory baby, it's beautiful and I love it!

I just received a shipment of Smooshy sock yarn in great Spring colors which would be perfect for the Traveling Woman pattern.

Don't forget to come to our party on Wednesday, March 31!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

'Tis a new season!

I'm happy to report that Spring has finally sprung. And naturally, with a new season comes new yarn!

Spring yarn is arriving and there are some beauties this season. Be sure to stop by and see all of the new yarns and patterns. Check out some project ideas here. And here are pictures of some other project ideas from our friends at Classic Elite. All are from the new book, Farmer's Market.

Yarn: Soft Linen, DK weight, Linen/wool, alpaca blend

Yarn: Soft Linen

Yarn: Allegoro - Sport weight, cotton/linen blend

And speaking of new seasons...the final (boo hoo) season of The Tudors starts on March 21 on Showtime. If you haven't seen this series, run right out and rent the previous seasons so you'll be up to date by March 21. It's the best show - gorgeous costumes, lush scenery and the best looking men on television. You can see a video of my boyfriend, the Duke of Suffolk, Henry Cavill on my dear friend Theresa's blog.

Oh, Theresa, I asked my husband whose boyfriend Henry is and he said,

"Well, of course, he's your boyfriend, dear. No one dare question that."

So even though you saw him first, he's mine.