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

Friday, July 28, 2006

Knitting Camp...

Sallie has just returned from Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp. It is an experience that everyone should have at least once. Learned many new things, had a great bonding sessions with many new and old friends and have made arrangements for Meg and Amy Detjen to visit Knitters Mercantile! More details to follow. One of our campers was a guy named Franklin Habit who is a riot. He has a friend named "Delores". More importantly, his blog describes camp better than I ever could so visit "the-panopticon.blogspot.com" for good info and a good laugh.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Monthly Meeting!

That's right.
come knit
come bring food to share
come eat!
6-8 Monday, July 24 at the Merc!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

XY Knitters on Wednesday

at the Merc XY knitters (and supporters) 6-8.

come knit
come laugh
come share knitting tips

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sunday Knitting

Guess who came into the shop on Sunday to knit and show off her finished scarlett and gray bag? See how nice the bag turned out?

Lots of fun was had on Sunday! You know, you're always welcome to stop by and knit awhile. It is great fun to see the projects that people are working on completing. This past Sunday we had people starting to use color for the first time, binding off the Fiber Trends felted clogs so she could felt them Sunday night, and a Fair Isle baby sweater from Sweaters from Camp among other things. Finished felted bags, baby sweaters and socks were shared too.

We missed you!

Book of the Week...

Book of the week 7/17, is Jean Frost's "Jackets".
At the TNNA fashion show, jackets seemed to dominate the runway. This book gives you the opportunity to knit your own jacket and when your jacket is noticed-and it will be-you can proudly say, "Thank you, I knit it myself."
Jean Frost is a pro...from taking the initial measurements to the final finish, she breaks the process into easy steps.
"I like to think of a knitted jacket as several small projects."
Come look at the book...you will understand what we are talking about.
OH...almost forgot to tell you. The Fiddlestick patterns for all the beautiful lace shawls came in. What an inspiration to begin to knit lace. We can't wait to start our own!

Monday, July 10, 2006

TRUNK SHOW...

New at the Merc... We just received the Lorna's Lace trunk show of socks. Come see what the yarn will do when knitted and all the wonderful patterns they use. From small to large and in between...all sizes & combinations of colors. Good ideas for yourself and gifts. The trunk show will be with us until the end of the month.

Book of the Week

This week, 7/10/06 we have decided to offer the book called "Big Knitting". Lots of wonderful patterns that are quick and easy designs with chumky yarns and fat needles. This book normally sells for $28.95 and this week it will be 25% off. That figures out to be #21.70. We also have LOTS of other books and plenty of good yarn. Come browse or sit a spell.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Name That Yarn

50% Chinese Tussah Silk
50% fine Merino Wool
mothproofed
2 oz. 630 yds, laceweight.
dry-clean only
available in new colors such as "lady slipper," "basil," "sage," "peacock," "royal," "iris" and "lilac."


This wonderful yarn feels amazing!

Come into the shop and see. This yarn can be found on the shelves under the "minnowknits" patterns.



It's Zepher by JaggerSpun