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

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Rowan Magazine has arrived

The newest Rowan: Knitting & Crochet Magazine Number 39 featuring designs from Kaffe Fassett, Sarah Dallas, Lucinda Guy, Brandon Mably, Leah Sutton, and Anna Tillman to name just a few. There are over 40 designs in the magazine.

Stop by and take a look!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

This Just In!

Waikiki from Crystal Palace Yarns has arrived in new colors. This nice yarn would knit up as a nice summer top.

Also in Blippity also from Chrystal Palace Yarns. This nice 100% nylon yarn will work on a wide range of gauges, alone or as a knit-along yarn.

All the colors are impressive spring colors.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

February Fashion Show!

That's right.

The February Monthly meeting on Monday, February 27, 2006 6-8 p.m. will feature time for you to show your knitted work in a "Fashion Show."

Bring your knitted/crocheted garments and be ready to "strut your stuff!"

Monday, January 23, 2006

Potluck Fun!

Thanks for coming to the potluck and making the evening great!

Book of the Week

This week is 25% off the regular price for Knitting in the Round edited by Jeanne Stauffer.

A good book for learning "comfy wrap-arounds" and "styles in the round." Contains items for kids, accessories and home.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Monday POTLUCK

That's right!

Monday, Monday, Monday!
Join us for the PotLuck Monthly Meeting 6-8.
(if you can) Bring some food to share.
Bring knitting!
Bring laughter.

If you're willing, Jerry might ask you to knit a swatch for the shop!

Terry's Sweater by Vikki!


I received this email from Vikki, a regular Knit Witter who enjoys coming to the shop on Fridays. This week she brought in this sweater that she designed and knit for her husband.
"Here's the photo of my husband Terry in his new sweater.

After looking at a book of fair isle patterns, I designed my own
pattern.
The placement of the pattern was an idea I got from a Checkheaton (not
sure
of the spelling!) pattern. I knit it in the round steeking the sleeves
and
neckline. I used Silky Wool yarn."

Vikki steeked the sleeves...so that was a great learning experience. The sleeve was knit down from the steek.

Brava, Vikki, Brava!

Friday, January 20, 2006

On the Counter--Just Arrived

We've made contact with a local artist (Fern Creek Stable and Textile Arts) who raises alpaca and spins their wool. We have a limited selection of this 100% alpaca, suri or alpaca/suri blends. These are natural colors, undyed and two ply. Soft and lucious. The hanks come in 2-4 ounce hanks.

These locallly produced yarns are "on the counter" while they last. Come fondle the yarns!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Monday, We're Open! Come Visit Us!

Knitter's Mercantile is open normal hours on Monday, January 16, 2006.

10-6.

Come visit.
Come knit.

Book of the Week!

Quick Knits to Wear edited by Jeanne Stauffer is this week's book of the week, on sale for 25% off.

The regular price is $29.95. This week's price $22.46!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

40% yarns! added and Closed for Inventory

Knitter's Mercantile is closed on Monday, January 9, 2006 for inventory.

With that said...
Lots of yarns and patterns have been added to the 40% off shelves. And they're good yarns and patterns.

Get them while they last!
did I mention...?
Lots of yarns and patterns have been added to the 40% off shelves.
Lots of yarns and patterns have been added to the 40% off shelves.
Lots of yarns and patterns have been added to the 40% off shelves.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

New at the Merc...

Happy New Year everyone. Sorry I didn't get the "book of the week" on the blog this week. It will be all fresh next week and speaking of next week, remember that we will be closed on Mon. 1/9/06 for inventory. Doesn't that sound like fun!
As many of you know we are looking for help. Help I mean in an employee. We are looking, ideally, for someone with retail experience and able to somewhat assist customers with knitting/crocheting. In particular we need help during the day not just on weekends and evenings.
If anyone out there can send us a candidate, or be a candidate, well we sure would appreciate!!