Arnel brought in her Inflorescence shawl knit out of Socks that Rock in the Lucille Eliza Tipsy colorway. We love how the Tipsy adds a surprising pop of color to the lace!
We had an amazing sale weekend and have so much less stuff to count during inventory in a few weeks. We are pleased to extend the happy sale spirit with our AMAZING BOOK AND PATTERN TABLE! Everything on this table remains at 50% off!
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We are so proud to know our young friend Sarah Gomez, who has published designs in major magazines. We let out a SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE of delight when she brought in her own design, the Snuggly Sheep Hat, knit out of Cascade 220. We love this so much!
Marc brought in his Rainbow Ladder Afghan, knit in Berroco Comfort. While we no longer carry the Comfort, we can enthusiastically recommend Uptown Worsted if you’d like to make your own beautiful, easy-care blanket like Marc’s.
Announcing the Natural Stitches Pre-Inventory Sale!
It’s almost time for our annual inventory, the time in which we close the shop for a few days to count ALL the things.
We want to count as few things as possible, so join us October 10-12 for our Pre-Inventory Sale!
All yarn is 25% (or more) off! *
All books and patterns are 30% (or more) off!
EVERYTHING else in the shop is at least 25% off!
(Yeah, we REALLY don’t want to count things this year!)
The Fine Print:
- *Blue Moon Fiber Arts products and BareNaked Wools are NOT included in this sale.
- All sales during this time are final; ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES.
- Sale prices are good on in-stock merchandise only and only during the sale period.
- We cannot place yarn or other items on hold during the sale.
- Sale prices do not apply to special orders, holds, or layaways.
- Remember, we send out our winder for servicing at this time, so there will be NO WINDING during the sale! You may bring your purchases back at a later date to be wound.
The annual sale means that we will soon be….
CLOSED for Inventory
Our annual inventory will be held October 27-29. We will be closed for inventory those days, so please schedule your yarn emergencies before then. We can’t let you into the shop during inventory, no matter how far you drove, how much you need that yarn or that crochet hook. We will look forward to seeing you after the counting is through!
Sorry – we had the wrong dates initially!
We are super-obsessed with Ysolda’s Wee Ones collection, as evidenced here by the first of two Wee Crias. This delightfully girly version was knit by Zelda in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere. Wee Cria is available on its own or as an e-book with Wee Ones as a Ravelry in-store download purchase.
When Kathryn pulled these out of her bag, we all gasped. These beauties are Priscilla Gibson-Robert’s Bazaar Socks, knitted in Kathryn’s Cascade Heritage sock yarn leftovers. Kathryn said each part reminded her of the original project, so the knitting was a trip down memory lane.
Yes, it is as exciting as you think!
It doesn’t, however, involve skin.
Canton, Ohio is the headquarters for BareNaked Wools — makers of Stone Soup Fingering and (new to us) Stone Soup DK yarns. When I received the phone call that our Stone Soup DK yarn was ready for us, I opted to take a quick road trip to pick the yarn up instead of waiting (impatiently) for our postal carrier (whose name is Thomas) to deliver the package to us. It was probably safer for him, too.*
The BareNaked Wools Boutique is located on a quiet street in Canton; it’s a pretty quick drive from Pittsburgh. I asked David if he would be willing to travel with me, and he and I left at about 9, and arrived at the boutique at around 11. Since the boutique is generally closed on Wednesdays, we had the place to ourselves and were able to really browse the yarns, look at the samples that they had hanging, and (of course) spend some quality time talking to Anne Hanson about the yarn, her designs, her boutique and Natural Stitches.
Anna, Martha and I (plus frequent customer Robin T.) are all members of Anne’s Passion Club, and I was SUPER THRILLED when Anne asked if I wanted to see the actual knitted items from this month’s offering! There was no way I was going to say no to that! David had to pull the scarf back out of my purse several times, but we also indulged in a “selfie” and sent it off to Anna (who may have been supremely jealous).
As much as we would have liked to spend more time, we did really have to leave, but did manage a group photo before heading out.
Stone Soup DK – available in 6 colors
300 yards, $30.50/skein
Great for: Anything! Suggestions: Polartorte, Goobalini, Danger, Wheaten wrap, Oatmeal Stout (all available through the Ravelry in-store download program).
*Have you been here when we’re waiting for something exciting? It’s pretty bad; grown women plastered to the front window like urchins at the bakery.