Spring or winter????

Seriously I wish Mother Nature would make up her mind.  Its freezing and rainy here today but the other day I didnt even wear a jacket it was so warm.  I am not giving up hope that we will get some snow this year so I can snuggle down with some wool.  Dont hate me.

Dont forget we have our general knitting and crochet classes for March starting next week.  Tuesdays evenings and Saturdays mornings.  These are so much fun.  Everyone is making something different and the sense of camaraderie is amazing!

We also have coming up our Mosaic Scarf class.  Make your man a scarf or make yourself one.  All you have to do is change the colors!  Slip stitch knitting is great to learn.  A nice alternative to Fair Isle.

Im working on class schedules for April May and June so if there is something you are dying to learn….let me know!

I am getting spring yarns in and I need to make some room so a sale must happen!  This week if you purchase any Juniper Moon Farms yarn…you get the corresponding book for free!  And to sweeten the deal…take 10% off the yarn too!  This sale starts tomorrow friday March 2nd and will run until next thursday when I will announce the next sale.  Plenty of bargains to be had and dont forget…all clearance bagged yarn is an additional 10% off if you mention you read this blog.

Ok off to start my day.  Make it count people!


Sunny morning…

What a beautiful day here in NY!  Perfect for a ticker tape parade!  My kids really wanted to go into the city today to see the Giants Victory Parade but alas…I have no cell phone and husband was pretty adamant he didnt want me in the crowds with the 10, 8 and 5 year olds alone without a cell phone.  I tried to explain to him that there was life before cell phones but he wasnt buying it.  He told the kids he promised when the Jets win a Super Bowl we will be there for the parade…I thought to myself well…I wont hold my breath for that!  Good thing he doesnt read this blog.

Spring yarns are making their way into the store.  Once I clear out a little bit more I will start getting everything on the shelves.

Dont forget we still have 3 tables full of clearance yarns and dont forget if you mention you read my blog you get an additional 10% off the already discounted price!

We have a few spots left in our Freeform Marketbag class with Sharon.  the dates have changed so if your free please call and reserve your spot.  The new dates are 2/19, 2/26, 3/4 and 3/11/

Enjoy this beautiful day!




Im here watching the rain come down down down!  Its the kinda mornig you want to snuggle up with your favorite pet in your jammies and stitc the morning away.  Its supposed to go up to 60 degrees here today…definitely not January in New York weather!

So whats new in the store…starting next Sunday Feb. 5th the lovely Sharon will be teaching Freeform Crochet.  If you ever wanted to be free of patterns and let your creativity flow then this is the class for you.  There are still a few spots available so sign up asap!

Sherry just finished a lovely sample in Silverstar!  Its a beautiful lacey cowl…I wish I had a camera to take a picture!  Stop in and take a peak.  It takes only 1 ball and its perfect for these types of days.

Its 10am so I better get a move on.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Yesterday was a crazy day here at KMIS….Sherry mentioned to me she thought we should have our own reality TV show here at the store.  I said well there is enough going on for us to have an interesting show!  What would we call it?  Yarn Wars?  LI Yarn?  Iron Knitter America?  Im cracking myself up over here…good thing the store isnt open yet!

Anyway between the 10 girl scouts that were here learning to knit, my usual tuesday evening general knitting class and the various other issues…lets just say I realized at 8:30pm I hadnt eaten all day!  One good thing is the KnitPicks order arrived!  We have needle again!  They are getting scooped up so if you are looking for a particular size come in soon before they are all gone!

Thankfully Marion was here to give me a hand…Thank you Marion!  If you havent stopped in to meet Marion please do!  She is a fabulous knitter and she teaches our Stitch of the Month club.

Ok Im off…have a wonderful day!

Spring yarns are here!

I received 2 large boxes from Berroco yesterday.  I pulled out the packing slip and behold!  Spring yarns!  I was thinking for a split secoid who in their right mind would be thinking of knitting for spring…we got snow last night!!!  It was only a dusting but still.  I am in wool mode!

Still the thought of the warm days of spring has me thinking about all the lovely lighter garments I can make now so I can wear them as soon as the weather gets warmer.  Thus the knitter/crocheters dilemma.  SIGH!

Today we have the lovely Sharon teaching her Crocheted Block of the Month from 1-3pm.  I must say if you crochet this is the class to take…there is so much to learn!  Consider stopping by if your free.  Its $15 a month plus supplies.

So while I am sitting here typing those boxes are calling my name.  I think I will just take a peak and start thinking of what I will knit for the warmer months that will be here sooner than we think.

Have a happy and warm weekend!

Lacey has arrived!

I met with Jan my Berroco rep last week and she showed me Lacey.  I was kinda on the fence about it but I ordered a few bags and said lets see how it goes.  Well its here and I must say this is interesting.  It is a wide ribbon yarn that can be crocheted or knit and it makes a 1 skein scarf.  Berroco has even put up a video on their website on how to knit or crochet this bad boy up.  Find it here! Lacey Video

So this is my dilemma today…should I try to knit this up and see how it goes or (and I know the answer to this) should I keep working on the never ending pile of samples that are staring at me from my worktable at the store????  SIGH!  Sometimes its hard to do the right thing!

On another note crocheters…dont forget about our Block of the Month club which is the 3rd friday of every month…which is this friday from 1-3pm!  Many crocheters complain to me that crochet isnt represented in yarn stores enough.  I am doing my best to bring in some classes for crocheters and I have the lovely Sharon teaching.  If you havent taken a class with Sharon then you are missing out.  Sharon is one of the nicest most patient teachers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.  SHe is also teaching Freeform Crochet which is creating art without a pattern…that is not a class to be missed.  Give me a call in the store for more info!

Ok stay warm today…we might get a sprinkling of snow tonight!  🙂

Blustery day!

As I was composing my post for yesterday…the electricity went out so that pretty much derailed me for the rest of the day!  Electricity did come back on shortly after so thank goodness for small favors!

I am standing by the large window in the front of the store and its now sunny.  A few minutes ago it was raining and as dark as can be with gusting winds.  It reminded me of Winne the Pooh holding on to his umbrella and the wind taking him for a ride.  The clouds seem to be moving so quickly…if anyone didnt know me better they would be thinking this isnt a blog about a new yarn shop…its a weather blog!  🙂

SO whats going on here?  I am happy to say that our general knitting classes have been so well received!  It seemed a class was needed where people could get help and work on projects of their own choosing.  I really enjoy these types of classes because I get to see and teach lots of different techniques.  If you are looking for help with whatever you have on the needles please do check these classes out.

There are still a few spots left in MaryAnn Stephens Chrysanthemum Mitten classes.  Im so excited MaryAnn is back and this mitten is to die for!  Check out the pictures on the website http://www.kmisyarns.com.

My next goal is to figure out how to put pictures up on this blog to make it more interesting.  Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful and warm weekend!