Warm weather…

My kids this morning were pulling out all their summer clothes searching for shorts and tanks…seriously???  We are still in March!  After much negotiation I let them wear shorts but they had to wear short sleeved shirts.  This weather is unbelievable.

Anyway I promised several beading friends I would give them a treat this morning and here it is!  60% off all beads and 20% off all sterling silver and gold!  Take 20% off all bulk swarovski and lampwork beads!

This is the last week coming with beads being here and there is still a good amount of inventory…so dont miss out!

On the yarn front….all Louisa Harding yarns are on sale for 15% off…we have some new spring yarns from her as well as the new pattern books which are 10% off.  DOnt miss out to make something truly beautiful!

Have a great day!


Drive by posting!

UGH!  So busy…this morning was horrendous!  Between not being able to find my shoes and the dog not eating (for those of you that dont know she is diabetic and needs a shot so she must eat in the morning) well…it made for a frustrating crazy morning.

Lots of new inventory has come in and dont forget we are liquidating the beading inventory…everything is 50% off.

I will try to write a little more later but I must get some work done now!  UGH!

Im freezing….

SO where is the warm weather we had for the past few days?  Im freezing my butt off here.  Heat has been put back on in the store.  SIGH!  Im surprised Im not sick with the warm/cold thing going on.

I spent the day with Sherry yesterday tagging and sorting yarn.  We got alot done and laughed alot but there is still so much to be done and I am alone today….SIGH!

I posted up some pictures and links on the stores facebook page pof some of the new ruffling yarns that have arrived.  One which has sparked my interest is an Italian yarn which is a lace fabric.  The best thing about this yarn is that there are holes to show you where to put your needle to knit it.  Fabulous!

Also arrived is Sublime yarn…ohhhhh….yum!  If you have yet to knit with Sublime you are surely missing out.  It soooo  well sublime!  Perfect for anything….babies, adults and well the pattern support is wonderful too.

New spring samples round things out…lots of scarves, sweaters…knit and crochet.  I sometimes wonder how I get anything done.  I mentioned to Sherry how excited I was that I had her to support me in my addiction.  She agreed!  🙂

On the beading front….everything (excluding silver and gold) is 50% off!  I must have the beads cleared out by April 1st to make room for the needlepoint inventory.  There are still many bargains to be had so please do stop by and take a peak.  As always I am announcing the sale here and on Facebook before I send out a mass email…

And I have upped the anty on the bulky yarns and scarf yarns…30% off this week!  There are some lovely yarns to be had at fabulous prices and if this cold spell keeps I will be knitting bulky again!

Ok better get to work!  And Happy St Pats Day!  Im not Irish but who isnt on St. Pats Day right?  Im going to get a corned beef tonight.  I hope I can find one.


Thats me!  I got here extra early to go through the 10…yes 10…boxes of spring yarns that were delivered yesterday.  But I find myself just looking at the boxes and wondering about all the possibilities that are inside!  Has anything got put away?  Well no…but I do have lots of ideas in my head about what my next project is….

I was talking to Sherry yesterday and I was telling her about how excited I was that the Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt was available again…new and revised!  My copy arrived yesterday.  Husband actually downloaded a sneak peak for me on the ipad and when I couldnt sleep the other night I found myself reading about the construction of stitches and different techniques to form them.  I think I have a problem….Anyway its a text book on knitting which I love so if you get the chance to get your hands on one take this opportunity to do so.  you wont regret it.

Dont forget beads are still on sale…30% off and they must be out of the store by April 1st for our new inventory to be set up.  What is that you might ask???  Well drum roll please…..needlepoint!  Yay!  I am so excited to welcome Miriam from Stitch by Stitch to our store.  She is joining our merry band of crafters and we couldnt be happier.  She will be spearheading our needlepoint dept.  She has many fabulous ideas and is uber talented.  Stop in after April 1st and say hi to our newest member of the KMIS family!

OK enough stalling….am I stalling???  I must get some work done.  I am going to try to give a sneak peak of what is in these cradles of cardboard tomorrow.  Hopefully I can take some pictures and well you know.

Have a happy day…oh and the weather is fabulous today!  Get out there if you can!  🙂

Beading Inventory Closeout :(

As I am sure you know I am closing out the beading section of the store.  This wasnt a decision I made lightly and I am sad about it. Although I brought in new lines, added new colors and ran many classes…the recession got the best of the beads and they just werent pulling their weight.  Running the store is definitely a journey and as I go along the path I will have to put somethings down and pick other things up.  I am in the process of finding something new to replace the beads and I hope you will stay tuned for that.  It is exciting although I am sad I am disappointing alot of my customers.  I also want to shoot some big hugs to my beading instructor Paula.  She really worked tirelessly to help me try to make this work.  If you need a lesson I will refer you over to her.  Not only is she a fabulous person she is a wonderful and talented bead artist.

Anyway the entire inventory is 25% off and I do have bulk findings and beads available.  Just ask me when you come in and I will show you.  I am spending the next few days pulling all beading materials out of the back so who knows what I will find.

On the yarn end, dont forget we have Juniper Moon Farms yarn on sale this week.  15% off plus a free pattern book!  Findley is perfect for spring and summer scarves, Chadwick is super yummy and Willa is fabulous for those quick knits to get ahead of holiday gifts.

I have a HUGE spring order on its way…Im a little scared!  AGH!  So help me make some room and take a peak at our sales.  We are also giving a further discount on all bagged clearance yarn…an additional 15% off the already discounted price.  I just added some Berroco Jasper (sadly discontinued) to the table.  Lots of bargains to be had!

Lastly I just got in from Galler Yarns….cotton on the cone for yarmulkes.  Perfect for those bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings.  You can get about 30 crocheted yarmulkes from one cone.

OK im off.  Have a wonderful day…oh one more thing.  Its supposed to be 70 degrees this thursday.  If that is going to be the forecast stay tuned for something special to celebrate the warm weather!


Thank God its friday?  Thank Goodness its Fiber?  Well which ever it is I am thankful!

I am fighting off a cold.  UGH!  My nose wont stop running and its driving me crazy.  So dont be alarmed if you come in and see me with a tissue shoved up my nose.  This always happens when I miss a few nights sleep as I did this week.  Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day.

So Sherry is in Reno so I was in the store last night until 7pm.  It was quiet so i figured it was a good time to assess my stock of Cotton Classic since new colors are coming in soon.  Well I found 2 baskets full of discontinued colors and odd dye lots!  My find is your good luck.  They are waiting in the clearance section of the store at 50% off!  Dont miss out on the savings!

Today my mission is to get out some new Berroco yarns that I ordered for spring.  They have been staring at me through the boxes and enough is enough!  Between that and getting the babe yarn out today…and trying to get my nose to stop running…well I think I will have my hands full.

Sun and Findings…

Did you see that snow last night?  Just a dusting but it looked so pretty coming down.  Its pretty much all gone.  Although its sunny it is so chilly out.  Bundle up if you are going out today!

So I received a box of base metal findings the other day.  Although I am still sorting it out and packing it up, I wanted to let everyone know….slide claps are back!!  I found them on 2 hole 4 hole and 5 hole sizes in gold, silver, gunmetal and copper base metal.  Yay!!!  What else is in the box?  Some crimp beads, jump rings and head pins.  I am excited to have the store stocked up again with these essentials for beading.   I have some pretty chain too in gold and silver base metal.

Knitting for baby?  Well I just got in Babe yarn.  This is a nylon washable DK weight yarn and its sooooo soft.  Perfect for all things baby.  Also in is Rumples yarn.  This is a ruffling yarn similar to Flounce but in brighter springier colors.

Whats on the horizon?  Well I am ordering some fiber for my spinning friends.  From Frabjous Fibers in Vermont we will have Polwarth, Merino and BFL fiber …all hand dyed in fabulous colorways!  I just placed the order and it is being dyed so in about a month we will have fiber!!  WOOHOO!

Well Im off…busy day today!  Stay warm!