Stitches United 2017

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May 012017
 

So…Stitches is back on the East Coast; it’s now inclusive of other crafty ventures (sewing, quilting, etc.) and referred to as Stitches United.  Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone who had a hand in putting this back together!

‘East’ was the most convenient of the Stitches events for me.  It made for a great and affordable day trip, especially with a car full of yarn fanatics!  It was great to have the ‘new’ show back, but my focus remained on yarn and beads.

I took a couple of classes with The Shibaguyz, made new friends, saw some familiar faces, finally met FRANKLIN HABIT (yes, shouting because I was excited to meet him; LOVED his talk #FollowYourBunny) and some of my online friends IRL!!! I also got a chance to catch up with some my favorite vendors, and meet a few new ones, too; looking forward to ‘tasting’ my new finds!  I’m rejuvenated and looking forward to cranking out some more crochet designs!

Welcome back home, Stitches!!!

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Happy National Crochet Month 2017!

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Mar 012017
 

Once again, one of my favorite times of the year has come around again…National Crochet Month!!!

Every year I make an effort to stretch my crochet boundaries.  My goal is to learn something new, refine what I’ve learned or try and catch up on my projects! 😉

This year I invite you to join me for crochet demos at Slip Stitch Needlecraft, my local yarn shop.  Please see the shop’s Verlocal link for schedule.

In addition, I plan to post something crochet-related here on the blog every Friday to give you some inspiration for the weekend…and you could always check me out on Ravelry!

Happy Hooking!!!

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In Case You Missed It…

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Feb 222017
 

I’d piggybacked this on my earlier related post, so in case you missed it, I’m posting it separately here.

Greetings again, peeps!

For those of you who may be on the fence about donating, perhaps I can offer an alternative incentive.
Save 50% on my patterns from 2/14/2017 to 2/28/2017 using the coupon code #SaveMyHaven, which I will then donate to the cause. You must use the coupon code for the discount to show up in the cart, and please be mindful that there are no refunds on pattern purchases.

Please help me #SaveMyHaven!

#TeamSlipStitch

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Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2017 – Day 3

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Jan 152017
 

I skipped Day 2 in the Marketplace; that’s why I missed a few of my yarnie peeps and I don’t have anything to report. 😉

Day 3:  Best. Day. EVAH!  I came…I worked…I WON!!!

A BIG thank you goes out to Tess Designer Yarns…if I wasn’t working with them today, I would not have caught up with some of my yarnie peeps, met and made some new yarnie friends, and won a 3-class package for next year’s VKL!!!

 

Thank you Vogue Knitting Live!  For those who know me, I don’t run.  However, when I heard my name called for a prize, I let out the biggest YES and took off like a shot to collect it!  I’m sure that was a sight to behold…and if you got pictures or video, please share with me or tag me in it, because #PicturesOrItDidntHappen 🙂

Thank you to the ladies who gave me their beads…and I didn’t even have to flash for them. 😉

Thanks to everyone who congratulated me.  I have a whole year to get my knit game up! 😮

BIG shout-out to #TeamTessYarns.  If you visited and/or shopped at Tess Designer Yarns, please be sure to follow and/or share pictures of your makes with them on Facebook and Instagram.  If you missed them this time around, look for them at other shows; visit www.tessyarns.com for their show schedule.

Thank you to Europa Cafe for breakfast and dinner; that Penne Bolognese was two-thumbs-up!

Thanks again to everyone who crossed my path today, you have fed my soul and made it EPIC!

 

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Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2017 – Day 1

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Jan 132017
 

THIS is the most wonderful time of the year for my yarnie peeps! 😉

Friends + fiber and beads+ fun!

Thank you Bead Biz for the opportunity to work with you!  The magatama beads and the sparkly threads are from Bead Biz.

 

These beauties from Dusty’s Vintage Buttons are part of a new project for The Yarn Mission featuring Neighborhood Fiber Co Cobblestone DK.

 

More yarn and color inspiration from Neighborhood Fiber Co:

 

And spreading some love…cause it’s the Brooklyn way…crochet stitch markers from One Geek to Craft Them All!

 

These are from a new-to-me vendor: Cozy Color Works.

 

From another new-to-me vendor: Feather Your Nest featuring Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  The pictures don’t quite capture the tones and color flashes; they’re very impressive in person!

 

And, of course, no VKL is complete without a visit to Tess Designer Yarns for some of that delish Superwash Merino!

 

More superwash merino to go with these minis from last year.

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Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2017

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Jan 082017
 

Calling all yarny, fibery and beady peeps…it’s that time again!  Vogue Knitting Live is coming back to town.!!! Click the link for details; check the Ravelry group for pockets of people looking to get together during the event.  Tell your friends and don’t miss it!

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Save The Date: October 8, 2016

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Oct 062016
 

It’s not too late…make plans to check out the Kings County Fiber Festival!

 

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Slip Stitch Needlecraft!

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Feb 272016
 

In case you missed it…there’s yarn in Bed-Stuy!!! Slip Stitch Needlecraft, a needle and fiber arts boutique, has relocated to 450 Nostrand Avenue and will be open for business on Wednesday, March 2.  Check the website for hours and upcoming class listings for knitting and crochet.

 

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Vogue Knitting Live New York 2016!

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Jan 162016
 

So…pictures…’cause this happened!  All the beads are from Bead Biz (Booth 107) and you should see all these yarnie and beady beauties for yourselves this weekend here!

#BeadBiz #HolidayYarns #OinkPigments #TheUncommonThread #NeighborhoodFiberCo #BlueHeronYarns #MollyGirlYarn #DeliciousYarns #TessDesignerYarns

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Store closing: KnitAWay of Brooklyn, Inc.

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Jun 142015
 

I post this with sadness and the owner’s permission.  Seeta is closing the store; the last business day is Friday, June 19.  Having spoken with her, I wanted to put some feelers out to see if anyone is interested in the business and / or the inventory.

She is:

  • willing to sell just the business name (including the domain name for the website and the email address).
  • willing to sell just the merchandise.
  • willing to sell both the business name (including domain name, email), and the merchandise.

Please contact her directly at the store: 1970 Flatbush Avenue (between Kings Highway and Flatlands Avenue); p/718-677-3305; f/718-677-3306; email: knitaway398@aol.com; check www.knitaway.com for business hours.

 

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