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

Monday, November 28, 2005

Module Magic is the Book of the Week

That's right, this week only, Ginger Luters book Module Magic is on sale for 25% off. You can be the newest owner of this book for only $14.96 instead of the list price of $19.95.

Come in and get your copy, while they last!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Monday Meeting and Potluck

Don't forget, Monday, November 28, 2005 is the Monthly Meeting and Potluck. Bring a dish to share, a knitting project or two, and laughter. We'll be here waiting for you 6-8. This is the perfect way to reduce your stress after spending a few days with family and cooking.

When you visit, we'll show you some of the wonderful new yarns we've received. New books have arrived as well. We'll make sure you can see good stuff to have your family pick up for you for holiday gifts.

We've all been good knitters, right?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving...

Thanks to all of who have made our first 7 months such fun. Happy Thanksgiving to you and may we all count our blessings on a daily basis.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Thank you to the New Knitters of Pike County Ohio and Judy Mueller!

We received a very generous gift in the mail on Friday. 11 rectangles arrived for our afghans for the battered women's shelfter. Each rectangle was knit by a brand new knitter as part of the new Market Arts Center which is sponsored by the Pike Arts Guild.

These colorful rectangles are well knitted and show true skill to knitting!

Thank you to Liz Seif and those new knitters!

The next time you're in the shop, notice the Christmas tree as you walk in. We're accepting donations of knitted hats and such that will be donated to the Franklin County Children's Services. The tree is starting to get full. In fact, Judy Mueller dropped of 150 hand knitted hats and 3 lap robes. You read that right...150 hats. They're very cute!

Feel free to stop by the shop and sit and knit! Yarns continue to arrive and we keep moving stuff around to make room. I bet you'll see something new each time you come for a visit.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Book of the Week...

The book of the week, 11/14/05, is Simply Shetland 2. The designers make full use of the beautiful Shetland palette...more colors in more combinations than ever. They include but are not limited to their new yarns, Shetland Heather and Shetland Ultra. This is a new book and the designs are for all tastes and styles - projects for all levels of knitters. We know you will enjoy doing one of the beautiful projects...

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Shipment of new books---going fast!

This past week, we received a large shipment of books.
Luxury Knits by Amanda Griffiths presents some lovely designs using luscious yarns. Barbara and Sallie each have their favorite patterns already!.

Designer Knitting with Kitty Bartholomew by Kitty Bartholomew and Kathy Price-Robinson give photos of a real person wearing the sweater designs with slight variations. The layout of the book is enhanced with lots of photos.

Knitter's Lib by Lena Maikon takes us along 20 All-season knit and crochet designs.

Cold weather is coming closer and closer and more frequently. hats gloves scarves by Lousia Harding has arrived. Guess what the patterns are all about? Right! Hats, gloves and scarves. We do have Louisa's yarn line in the shop!

Crochet Bags! by Candi Jensen arrived. We all need to carry "stuff." This book gives 15 "Hip projects for carrying your stuff!"

Wrap Style by Pam Allen and Ann Budd of Interweave Knits is back in stock. A nice variety of stylish and knit-able warming garments fill the pages of this book.

handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick. This highly anticipated book arrived giving us well photographed designs appropriate for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice. Of particular interests to certain members of the staff are the "Over-the-knee-socks" by Cindy Taylor found on page 83. Very eye catching!

Vickie Howell from DIY's Knitty Gritty authored New Knits on the Block: a guide to knitting what kids really want. Crowns, pirate bath set, viking dress-up, guitar pillows and super kid capes might be the perfect gift for your young friend.

More copies of The Knit Stitch by Sally Mellville arrived. Copies of Color also by SM are on the way!

Stop by soon!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Come to the shop and knit!

See Sue sitting and knitting.

See Sue knitting without the TV on.

You can come knit with us anytime we're open for business at Knitter's Mercantile

Your Generous Knitting and Crocheting

13 handcrafted afghans were donated on monday to the women's shelter. Thank you!

We still have need for more 7" X 9" rectangles of any stitch pattern.
A box of donated yarn is available at Knitter's Mercantile.

Monday, November 07, 2005

This Week's Book

The construction here at The Merc is coming quite along! We've got our new brick front, and the new sidewalks are drying. Stop by and check it out -- and be sure to pick up a copy of this week's Book of the Week. This week, it's Under Cover, a book of 60 afghan patterns for both knitters and crocheters. Buy your copy this week, and you'll save 25%.

Friday, November 04, 2005


It's Jan's birthday (and it was Jerry's birthday yesterday)! Stop by, have some cake, and join the party!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Einstein Coat Class

Sallie has been teaching a class on knitting the Einstein Coat from the wonderful The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville. Kara finished her's and shared the finished product on Friday at the shop. Notice how happy Kara is about completing the coat. She did a great job! Would you believe, it's a gift? Wow! I'll take a gift like that any day!

The lovely Jill spent sometime modeling the garment for us. I had to snap a picture! About four staff were giving their opinions on which buttons should go on the coat.

More copies of The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville have been ordered. Have you seen this amazing book?

Knitters of various experience from just learning to 25+ years experience have used the book for the inspiring designs and renewed enthusiasm for the "knit stitch."

Perhaps other members of the class will model their completed projects so I can post them for you to see. I'm almost finished with mine...almost half a sleeve left. I'll sure someone will take a picture for me and I'll post it for you to see.

New at the Merc...

Good morning...
We have just received the new scarf kits from Muench Yarns called "A Knit For Her Cure". It is a complete package with yarn, pattern, picture and bag. The saying on the side of the bag reads "A gift from the heart to lift the spirit of a woman dealing with cancer". For each kit that is sold a donation is made to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. The kits are designed by the likes of Melissa Leapman, Sally Melville and many others. Come see...and enjoy!