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.

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Paralyzed….

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!  🙂

Sunny Weekend…

I usually dont post on the weekend but since I was away I figured I would try to write something this morning.

Its a beautiful day here in Nesconset…sunny but very windy!  The wind was whipping last night while we had our family movie night.  We watched Night at the Museum.  The kids enjoyed it alot since we were at the museum only a few weeks ago.

SO what do I have on the needles?  I am almost done with the cutest little baby dress made out of Frog Tree Picoboo yarn.Yay!  I posted a picture!  Anyway its soo cute!  And the yarn is super yummy.  The only thing I did differently is I added 2 rows of reverse stockinette to the ruffle so it doesnt roll.

Also on the needles is a sweater from Berroco.  Its the Kiama sweater.  Its knit in Origami.  And heres a picture!Im having way too much fun with adding pictures to this blog!  SO this sweater has an interesting construction.  Basically you knit the sleeves and back as a yoke and then pick up and knit the rest of the sweater down.

Ok i guess I better stop and get to work!  🙂

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!

Seriously????

Its going to be 60 degrees here today.  HELLO MOTHER NATURE????  Are you aware this is February in New York????  I dont know how to dress anymore.  Should I be knitting for spring with this warm weather or is it just a tease and I should stick with wool???  SIGH!

SO yesterday we got in some lovely yarns…I could have sat and just hugged them all day but alas there was work to be done!  On the shelves right now is some beautiful Mountain Colors Twizzle and Monarch.  Seriously fabulous yardage and colors.  Also from mountain Colors Bearfoot and Crazyfoot sock yarn!  Sock Knitters!  You must come in and take a peak at this beautiful yarn!  Dont knit socks?  Well these would be perfect for a lightweight shawl or scarf!

Also in from Aslan Trends is Litoral.  This is a beautiful scarf yarn…1 skein makes our sample in the store.  How can you beat that for $9.75?

On its way to the store is Babe yarn.  This baby yarn is a dream…great yardage, fabulous price point.  Perfect for all spring baby/toddler sweaters.  I am starting the sample for the store today…2 balls makes a sweater!

Lastly…looking for a bargin?  With Marions help yesterday I filled the clearance table with some wonderful yarns…its overflowing.  So stop in and get a great deal on some really beautiful yarns…like what you may ask?  Twisted Sister, Katia and Jaeger Mohair, Artyarns and Skacel Urban Silk to name a few.

On that note I better get going…busy day!  Oh and I havent found my phone yet so call me at the store if you need me!  🙂

Guest Speaker – Susie Gibbs

A few days ago, we posted this sneak peek of three new yarns from Juniper Moon Farms that we will carrying in our new store and ever since we have been obsessive watching Juniper Moon’s Lambcam and eagerly awaiting our chance to knit with their gorgeous new yarns. Now there is even more reason for excitement. We are thrilled that Susie Gibbs, owner of Juniper Moon Farms, will be making her first Long Island appearance at Keep Me In Stitches.

Susie will be giving an interactive lecture about her experiences as a shepherd and as the founder of the nation’s first Fiber CSA. She will also be signing copies of Juniper Moon Farms’ new pattern books and will have samples of garments knit in Juniper Moon Farm’s new yarns (Chadwick, Willa and Findley) for you to see, touch and try on.

Seating is limited so call us at
631-724-8111 to reserve your space.

Special Event Details


Guest Speaker: Susie Gibbs of Juniper Moon Farms.
When: Tuesday September 13th
Where: Keep Me in Stitches
127- 14 Smithtown Blvd Nesconset, N.Y. 11767
Schedule of Events:

  • 5-6 p.m. Cocktail Hour / Meet and Greet
  • 6-7 p.m. Interactive Lecture / Q&A
  • 7-8 p.m. Book Signing
  • UPDATE – The cost of admission to this event will be one item of non-perishable food to be donated to a local food bank.

    We are in the process of scheduling other special guest speakers so be sure to check back here for more announcements.

    New Yarn Sneak Peek

    Keep Me In Stitches is thrilled to announce that we will be carrying Juniper Moon Farms yarns and patterns in our new store. Available in three weights (lace, worsted and bulky), Juniper Moon’s yarns are soft, scrumptious and beautiful. Each line comes in so many gorgeous colors that we weren’t able to choose between them. So we ordered every color of all three yarns.

    Findley
    If you enjoy knitting lacy scarves, gorgeous shawls, and soft, feminine accessories, Findley is the yarn for you. A lace weight blend of 50% Merino Wool and 50 % Silk, Findley is a lace enthusiast’s dream fiber. Each ball contains nearly 800 yards of yarn so there is plenty of yardage for your projects.

    Juniper Moon Farm's Findley Lace Weight Yarn

    Juniper Moon Farm's Findley Lace Weight Yarn

    Check out Findley on Ravelry

    Chadwick
    A worsted weight, super soft blend of 60% Merino Wool and 40% Baby Alpaca, Chadwick, is great for knitting cozy sweaters and other garments.

    Juniper Moon Farm's Chadwick Yarn

    Juniper Moon Farm's Chadwick Yarn

    Check out Chadwick on Ravelry

    Willa
    And for cozy scarves, hats and more, check out Willa, a bulky weight 60% Merino, 40% Super Fine Kid Mohair blend, Willa comes in twelve colors specifically designed to work together so you can mix and match with ease for bright, colorful projects.

    Juniper Moon Farm's Willa Yarn

    Juniper Moon Farm's Willa Yarn

    Check out Willa on Ravelry

    About Juniper Moon Farms
    Located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, Juniper Moon Farms is home to Juniper Moon Farm is home to “a flock of lovely Cormo sheep, some fat, spoiled Angora goats, three Maremma livestock guardian dogs, and the world’s first yarn CSA.” * Check out their website to get to know the people (and the goats and sheep and dogs) that make up Juniper Moon Farms or to get a dose of cuteness from their Lambcams.

    *Text quoted from the Juniper Moon Farms website