Friday, February 15, 2008

Sale and Movie

Starting now through the end of the month, certain yarns will be 25% off!

They are:

Schachenmayr Extra Merino, Punto, Punto Color, and Norwia
Jamie Harmon Sport Handspun
Tatiana 2 mercerized cotton
Mondial Splendid,
Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon
Louet Kidlin and Gems Fingering
Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 6-ply and 12-ply

Also, Movie Night will be Thursday, February the 28th at 6:30PM. The movie will be a Jane Austen Adaptation TBA,
popcorn and sodas will be provided. This event will be free, but email RSVP is required.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 1, 2008

February Newsletter

Hey all knitters, crocheters and friends,

It's February and we have a new month of specialty classes and upcoming events to tell y'all about:

Saturday, Feb. 9th--Cable Class 11AM-1PM

Learn basic cables. Students can choose to make either a washcloth of scarf.
$30 plus materials.

Saturday, Feb. 16th--Finishing Techniques, 11AM-1PM

Learn sewing in ends, mattress stitch, picking up stitches, and grafting.
Students should bring 4-6 knitted swatches to practice sewing and edging.
$30 plus materials.

Saturday, Feb. 23rd--Kids Knit

This is the first in a series of kids' knitting groups. The project will be a felted bag.
$30 materials included.

We will have our first Movie Night this month. We're not sure of the date and time yet, or the movie, so email us some

Finally, look for next month's Yarn Tasting, a special chance to sample some of those new yarns that have been tempting you.

You should be able to view all our pictures here

Peace, Love and Yarn

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Yarn for a New Year

Hey friends. I hope everyone is doing well out there in the real world. I've been
quarantined at home for the past few days with the flu. Hate the flu. Bad flu.

I have, however, been receiving transmissions from the front. I therefore know
that at least a portion of our Malabrigo order arrived last week, and in it is the
new dk weight silk/wool yarn. I hear that it is pretty swank. Good times.

Also, we received our first shipment of Crystal Palace yarns and spring Classic Elite yarns.
Crystal Palace yarns include: Maizy, Panda Cotton, Panda Wool, Cotton Chenille, Puffin,
and Panda Silk. You can see examples of these yarns here.
I have to say that I was super excited for this yarn to arrive. It all feels great and is a nice price.

Classic Elite shipment included: Premiere, Provence, Classic Silk, Bam Boo, and Cotton Bam Boo.
View the yarns here.

I hope to see you all really soon when I feel better,

Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Monday!

Okay, so I'm getting close to finishing my little strawberries vest for kids AND adults.
My particular version uses Euroflax Sport weight, which feels awesome when washed.

Next on the agenda, Lorna's Laces socks. I'm gonna try the Woven Ridge socks from
Lady Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters. I do need a new pathway. I just do.
Also, love that Cat Bordhi. She kinda wins.

Next up is the Zenstring order, which should be happening today. Hopefully. If anyone
has any specific requests, hit me up.

Love to each and every one of you, (even when I'm grumpy), Allison

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Here is the project for Lisa Mason's Yarnplay workshop. She'll be signing her book from 11:30-1PM and then the workshop will be from 1-5PM. My previous post gives a little
more information, so take a gander at it. It'll be tons of fun.

Love ya, Allison

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Events, Classes, Awesomeness

So, here is a visual of the type of embellishments that you can learn to make at Zany Lady's Felted Embellishments workshop on Saturday, January 12th from 11-1. The cost is $30, plus bring your needles, any felted project you'd like to embellish, scrap and/or feltable yarn with you. Check out her awesome website: Yay!
Class Schedule:

Monday 11AM-12:30PM

Wednesday 6:30PM-8PM

Saturdays FREE Learn to Knit 2PM-3PM

Sunday 1PM-2:30PM
Also, we have a fun event coming up: Book signing for Yarnplay At Home - Saturday, January 19th from
11:30 am – 1 pm at Gauge followed by a workshop;

Yarnplay: Knitting From The Stash
A cushion cover workshop with Lisa Shobhana Mason

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

1:00 – 4:30 pm at Gauge

5406 Parkcrest Dr., Austin, TX 78731
Cost: $40 plus materials

To register, contact Gauge at 512.326.1551

In this workshop you will learn how to create a one-of-a-kind, 14”
x 14” cushion cover primarily using the yarn in your stash. Lisa
Shobhana Mason, author of Yarnplay and Yarnplay At Home, will teach
you how to:

• Work with color.
• Make the best use of the leftover strands and skeins that you
have in your stash.
• Use your intuition combined with your personal taste to create a
unique project.
• Work loosely from a template rather than strictly following a

Skill Level: Intermediate

You should know how to cast on, knit, purl, pick up stitches,
mattress stitch, and bind off.

Miss Alexandra sent us this link to a fun watch cap pattern. Watch out!

Hope y'all are having a great New Year.


Friday, January 4, 2008

New Shipment!

Yay! Just got in a new shipment of Noro and Lorna's Laces yarn today.
We've been waiting for something new to arrive, and I've been chomping
at the bit to get Lorna's Laces for almost two months now. I'm quite pleased.

Also, I started knitting socks with my handspun last night. It knits much better
than I expected, which means I will soon be selling it at the store. I finished my
Noro socks and they feel great. The yarn really softened up in the wash.

We will be sending out a newsletter shortly with events upcoming in the store,
including our ongoing classes. Our hours for now are:
Tuesday: Closed
Wed-Sat: 11-6
Sunday: 1-6

We now have two sections of the Wednesday night Open Forum and there are some
super cool coming attractions. Again, thanks to everyone for making the sale such
a success. There will be more sales in the future, so stay tuned.

We love you guys.