Tuesday, June 28, 2005

last minute knitted gifts has finally arrived! Posted by Hello


summer store hours start this week!

Sunday ..................Closed
Monday .................Closed
Tuesday .........11am - 6pm
Wednesday ....11am - 8pm
Thursday .......11am - 6pm
Friday ...........11 am - 6pm
Saturday ........11am - 6pm

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

the new fall issue of interweave is in! Posted by Hello

What's on the Knitomatic Needles

ok, so people are always asking me "what's on your needles?" of course, the best way to explain is to illustrate, sooooooooooo, i set up a blog to 'illustrate' what i'm up to, more or less.

you can find my creative eavours at the end of this link: frayed at the edges

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Crochet is our Friend!

rowan crochet, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Crochet is Your Friend!
Most people don't like to knit in the summer because cotton is hard to work with. Don't give up your craft, just switch over to crochet in the humid weather!

a few reasons why crochet is your friend ....
  • Crochet is very affordable; it's perfect with mercerized cotton, which is very reasonably priced, and you do
  • Crochet projects don't have to be complicated, they travel well and they work up fast.
  • Openwork is very easy in crochet, plus you'll never again be intimidated by crochet finishing instructions in knitting patterns.
  • Crochet is hard to learn from a book but easy to learn form a person, and once you understand the basic principles you can do anything!
  • Throw in the picture above was my first crochet project ever. It looks like a big, hard project but it's the exact opposite. Its made in squares and then you put the squares together.

and 4 more excellent reasons ....

ok, a few more very good reasons...

Upcoming Classes

Simple Crochet Class
  • Tuesday June 21 & 28 6-7:30pm
  • for beginners and novices
  • learn the basic stitches
  • learn how to read a crochet pattern
  • make a shawl, hat or shopping bag
  • Class cost is $30 + materials & tax

Beginner Knitting Class
  • Wednesday nights from 6 to 8pm
  • Class cost is $10/hour + materials + tax
  • attendance is on a drop-in basis, but beginners usually need 2 consecutive classes

Project Group

  • Sundays in June 11:30-1pm (moving to saturdays in July & August)
  • for people who want help getting through a project or learning new skills
  • cost is $15 per session ($10/hour)
  • attendance is on a week to week basis, but please contact us to reserve your place

Knitomatic News


Since the weather has been totally gross for the last week I'm holding the SUPER SALE over for another week untill Sunday June 26th. After that, many of the wonderful things that are on sale for 50% go back to regular price.

fore example ... (click on the links to see what the yarns look like)
Filatura Di Crosa Zara

Filatura Di Crosa Zara Plus

Filatura Di Crosa
Mille Fille Fine

Araucania Nature Wool

Nature Wool Chunky

Rowan Chunky Cotton Chenille

Schoeller-Stahl Big Print

Istex Lopi

Istex Lopi Lite

Istex Bulky Lopi

Twilleys Freedom Cotton

Amazon DK Cotton

Saturday, June 04, 2005

The Knitting Project

11, originally uploaded by sharkseason.

check out this very cool art project!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Grignasco Cashmere 44% off $10
  • 100% cashmere
  • normalls $18/ball
  • 50g/110m
  • 28sts & 38rows on 3.5mm needles

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