The latest news and gossip from Knitters Mercantile in Columbus, Ohio.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Book of the week...

This week, 10/31, the book of the week is "Clever Knits' by Kristine Clever. She describes it as "great looks for kids". She states further that "My designs are not fussy and you can easily substitute different yarns. Each pattern has a useful tip included to provide a lesson. I hope my positive approach to knitting will encourage you to experiment with a variety of yarns and patterns. Knitting is fun!" Amen to that...

Buy a copy this week, and we'll take 25% off the regular price.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Knitting for the Shelter

Did you need a reminder of how wonderful knitters are?

Let me share with you the good work Columbus knitters have accomplished.

Several months ago, we put out a box donated yarn to have people knit 7" X 9" rectangles for afghans.

To date, 13 afghans have been created and are being donated to the Battered Womens's Shelter!

More yarn has been brought to the shop for rectangles to be knitted. Do you have washable yarn to donate? Bring it into the shop.

The rectangles need to be 7" X 9" of any pattern and washable yarn. Bring completed rectangles to the shop and we collect them and have them seamed together.

This is Phyllis getting the next batch of squares ready to be made into a quilt!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Book of the Week...

Happy Monday...the book of the week, 10/24. is Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski. This is a book of historical mitten patterns. Knitting folk mittens is not difficult. With knowledge of the basics, all you need are needles and some yarn. Knitting ethnic mittens "connects is with other people and cultures of the world". It is a good book for this time of the year(almost mitten wearing weather). Come in a see for yourself...

Friday, October 21, 2005

Perfect day to join the Knitwitters

It's a cold, rainy, dreary day outside -- it's the perfect time to head over to the Merc to do some knitting! The Knitwitters are already settling in with their latest projects -- so pack up your knitting bag and join them on the couches!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New books!

We got a shipment of new books today! Stop by the store to check out Holiday Knits, Little Badger Knitwear, AlterKnits (read a review), and Barbara Albright's Odd Ball Knitting (check out a review).

Monday, October 17, 2005

Book of the Week...

This week, 10/17, we are featuring "Maggie's Ireland". A collection of designer knits on location that include Crisp & Creamy Whites, Deep & Fresh Blues, Rich & Vital Greens, Warm & Burnished Browns and Strong & Sharp, Dark & Glowing Blacks. Simple stitches are worked into blocks and bands of textures; stitch markers and color-coded drawings help keep it simple. A coffee-table book for all knitters. Stop in...the pictures are beautiful too.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Game Day Sale!

In honor of today's OSU home game, stop in at the store today (Saturday, October 15) for 10% off scarlet and grey yarn -- as well as yarn in Michigan State's team colors, green and white!

Monday, October 10, 2005

This week's book...

This week's book of the week is Handpaint Country by Cheryl Potter and Alexis Xenakis. Buy a copy this week, and we'll take 25% off.

Lily Chin at the Merc!

We had a great turnout for our day with World's Fastest Crocheter (and a great knitter, too) Lily Chin.  Thanks to all of you who stopped in to say hi and check out Lily's new line of yarn and patterns.  If you weren't able to make it to the store to meet Lily, be sure to stop in soon to check out her designs.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Don't Forget...

Remember, Lily Chin will be at Knitters Mercantile on Sunday Oct. 9 from 12 noon to closing. She is bringing her trunk show and alot of energy!
See you Sunday

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Just came in...

FINALLY, Sally Melvilles book #3: Colors has arrived! We received it this AM and I assure you they will not last long.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Book of the Week &...

Good Monday Morning...
First, we had a wonderful retreat last Sat. & Sun. There were about 35 people here for lunch and who knows how many people "just stopped in". We thought it was great fun and hope everyone thought the same! Thank you so much for a great 1st annual Fall Retreat. Now on to business..
Our book of the week this week, 10/3, is titled "The Sock Calendar". For those of you who like to knit socks this is great plus there is a calendar to go with it AND it's 25% off.
NOW...mark your calendar for this coming Sunday, 10/9, when the world famous Lily Chin visits our store to kick off her wonderful Lily Chin Signature Line of yarn. She is not only a very talented designer, worlds' fastest crocheter, but an absolute "ball of fire". Her feet must be moving when she hits the floor in the AM! Her flight arrives about 10:30AM so I would imagine we will be at the store by noon. Bring your Lily Chin books to be autographed, or we will have one, and any questions you might have and enjoy an afternoon with Lily Chin. It will be a wonderful experience!!!

Feather and Fan Bag

This amazing felted bag designed by our own talented Phyllis (modeled by Mary) is being taught in a class on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Two classes the same day 1-3 or 6-8. Be one of the first to have a Feather & Fan Felted Bag. Class is only $20 plus supplies. Class size is sign up now!

It's the perfect bag for a knitting project (or two if they're small) Imagine all the stuff you could put in this bag. Go in style and in your own color selection. Any staff member in the shop will be able to help you pick the perfect colors for your bag. This one used Brown Sheep. Phyllis is fast at work on another in fall colors. Which colors will you do? If you cannot attend the class, the pattern will be available for purchase soon.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Knitting Retreat Fun

You missed it. Elvis serenaded the knitters in the back of the shop with some "burning love."