Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year - Store Hours This Week

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and wish you all the best in the coming year! Knit Happens will be closed early Wednesday December 31 at 4:00 p.m. and all day New Years Day, January 1, 2009. We will be open again on Friday January 2, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday January 3 from 10:00 - 6:00 p.m. Our regular hours will begin again next week - Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Winter Session Classes Begin on Saturday!

Our winter session classes start off with the bang on Saturday January 3 with Beginning Knitting with Kathy at 1:30 - 3:30. There is only one space left in this class so sign up now.

Classes beginning next week include:

January 5, 2009 - Beginning Crochet 10:30 - 12:30 a.m.
January 6, 2009 - Beginning Lace 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
January 6, 2009 - Portugese Knitting 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
January 8, 2009 - Cabled Hat Workshop 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
January 8, 2009 - Beginning Knitting 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
January 9, 2009 - Baby Surprise Jacket 10:30 - 12:30 a.m.
January 10, 2009 - Felted Bowl Workshop 10:30 - 1:30

Some classes still have openings so call us at the store if you would like to sign up. Have a safe and festive New Year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Class Corrections, New Yarns and Holiday Wishes!

Hi everyone - in our haste to get our Winter 2009 class schedule out we made a few small errors . Following are the corrections:

104 Portugese Knitting $45.00 There is an additional $5.00 fee for the Portugese hook.
108A Felted Clogs (4 hrs) $40.00
113 Magic Loop Socks - You will knit two socks at a time.
115 Three Button Cable Wrap (6 hrs) $60.00
117 Entrelac Scarf (2hrs) $20.00

Many of our January classes are filling up so be sure to sign up soon!

New Yarns

It's that time of year when CJ and Mary meet with various yarn rep's to order the new spring lines. New yarns that have already come in include:

Filatura de Crosa - Balu - this great fluffy wood, acrylic, cashmere and angora blend knits up at a chunky 10 sts/4 inches on size 9 needles. It comes in a variety of solids and variegated colors and great pattern support. Come and see the cute vest on display.

Louisa Harding - As Louisa Harding fans know she has fabulous pattern support.
The Louisa Harding yarns we recently put out:

Castello, 15sts/4inch on a size 10 needle, a wood, polyester, acrylic, nylon and fiscose blend in beautiful variegated collors.
Mulberry, 22 sts/4 inch on size 6 needle, a scrumptuous 100% silk in roughly 20 colorways.
Grace, 22 sts/4inch on size 6 needle, 50% merino, 50% silk hand-dyed yarn.
Cinnebar, 20sts/4 inch on size 7 needle, Cotton, silk, linen blend, a soft varieagated yarn with a small line of sparkle.
Mariposa, 18 sts/4inch on size 8 needle, viscose and cotton blend with a warm sheen.
Jasmine, 22 sts/4 inch on size 6 needle, cotton, bamboo, silk blend with a silver sparkle.
Glisten, 20 sts/4 inch on size 8 needle, nylon and polyester blend, another sparkly yarn that will pep up any outfit!
Hulda, 15 sts/4 inchy on size 10 needle, wool, acrylic and linen blend. A lofty soft chunky yarn.

Also recently arrived:

Colibri from Katia yarns - a great thick and thin cotton blend - check out the cut cover-up for the spring!

Prima from Debbie Bliss - DB fans will love this 80% bamboo 20% merino wool DK weight yarn.

Finally we have just opened a shipment from Berroco that includes Seduce, Lattitude,Lumina, Berroco Sock Metallic (great little sparkle sock!) and "Brights" from Lang Jawoll sockThese yarns must be seen (and fondled!) to be appreciated - so come on in!

Many other new yarns will be arriving in January/February and we will bring you up to date as they come in to the store.

Holiday Gift Certificates are Available

If someone you love is looking to buy the perfect gift for the knitters in their life - we have lots of great ideas and gift certificates for those last minute shoppers.

Holiday Hours

We will close early on December 24 at 4:00 p.m. and will be closed all day December 25. Regular hours for the rest of the week.

Happy Holidays

Last, but not least, all of us at Knit Happens want to wish all of our customers a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy,Healthy and Knit Filled New Year!

From Kathy, Barbie, Viki, Jan, Leah, Mary and CJ.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Knit Happens Winter 2009 Class Schedule

Mary has just finished the monumental task of organizing our Winter 2009 class schedule. You can download the schedule, (pdf format), by clicking here.

To register for classes please call us at the store at 480-941-3898 or come in to the store in person. We can take your name via email but until you pay a deposit of 50% we will not be able to guarantee your spot.

Please check out some of our new classes including, fair isle knitting, intarsia, beginning lace, baby surprise jacket, faux fair isle baby cardigan, several felting classes including felted clogs and entrelac knitting to name just a few.

Be sure to sign up early as class sizes are limited.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

After Thanksgiving Day Sale

Friday, November 28, 2008 we will be having a HUGE sale here at Knit Happens to make room for our fabulous spring lines. Yarns such as
Debbie Bliss - Stella and Pure Cotton, Tahki Stacy Charles - Donegal Tweed, Knit One Crochet Too - DK 100% Wool, O-Wool - both the cotton and 100% wool blends, Feza - Mohair and Angora plus a variety of other Feza yarns, Filatura di Crosa - Mohair and North Pole, Prism Yarns - Fresco (100% cotton), Southwest Trading Company - Therapi plus others. All yarns will be sold for 45% off the regular marked price.

Sale yarns will be displayed in the classroom section of the store. The store will open at 10:00 a.m. so come early to get the selection you want.

Classes for Winter

We are going to be publishing our class schedule for the Winter 2009 session right after Thanksgiving. We are offering a variety of classes such as Beginning Knitting, Intemediate Knitting, your First T, Socks - Magic Loop, Toe Up on Double Points, Beginner and Socks on Circular needles and 4 hr socks, Portugese Knitting, Baby Einstein Jacket, Faux Fair Isle Baby Sweater, Beginning Lace classes, Felted Bag, Felted Bowl, Three Button Wrap, Beginning Crochet and Crochet Vest and more. Please watch this site for publication of our schedule or pick one up at the store.

Store Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The store will be closed from November 26-27 to allow our staff to enjoy their Thanksgiving with family and friends. We will be open for the sale on Friday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Knit Happens

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Fall Class

Lace Washcloth Workshop (3hrs) (Cost$30.00)
Saturday, November 29 10:30 - 1:30 pm.
Prerequisite: Beginning Knitting
Material: One skein cotton or linen yarn (available at store), needles one size smaller than recommended on label, stitch markers both open and closed, pencil and paper for notes.
Pattern included.

Please join Judi and learn how to knit this beautiful lace washcloth that you will be proud to give to family and friends.

Space limited so call the store to reserve your spot now!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

Our great selection of buttons has finally arrived. Come and check out the wide variety of wood, metal, glass, plastic buttons of all sizes and shapes. Perfect for your sweater or bag! Buttons are sold individually.

Alp Premier, Alp Premier Lite and Dazzle are Here

Back by popular request, all three Feza have yarns arrived and are on the shelf. Most of the old colors are back along with some new colorways. This yarn makes a great scarf or shawl on size 17 needles. A quick and beautiful holiday gift!

Addi Skacel Lace Needles on Sale

Remember Addi Lace Needles in 40 and 60 inch lengths are on sale.

Wine Tasting - November 8

Please take a minute and email us at Knit.Happens.Scottsdale@gmail.com if you are planning to attend our wine tasting event, Saturday, November 8 from 2 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wine Tasting Event Coming Soon!

Knit Happens will be hosting a wine tasting on Saturday, November 8, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the store. The wines will be supplied by Eagle Castle Winery from Paso Robles California along with appetizers by Jake Siedentop, Personal Chef and Caterer.

We will also be having a 5% discount on all non-sale yarns in the store. We are expecting a large crowd for this event, so in order for us to have some idea of how much wine and food to order, we are asking you to send us a quick email to let us know if you plan to attend. Our email address is on the right side of the blog.

This event is free of charge and we look forward to seeing you there!

New Yarns

Just arrived in the store is more of the Mango Moon Ragg Silk. This has been incredibly popular. Customers are knitting beautiful drop stitch scarves. Check out the gorgeous colors!

Popular as well has been the Feza line of Alp Premier, Alp Light and Dazzle. These are the lovely skeins you may have noticed hanging on display in front of our cash register. We simply cannot keep this yarn in stock! Customers are loving knitting beautiful shawls and scraves with this unique yarn. More of all three of these yarns have been ordered and we expect it to arrive within a week or so.

We have just received another shipment of Cyprus Mohair. This is a wonderfully soft yarn that knits up into a beautiful variegated scarf and is available in several different colorways. Will make a lovely holiday gift!


There is still room in several of our upcoming classes including:

Beginning Knitting, Saturday Nov 8 and 15, 10:30 - 12:30 ($30)
Beginning Knitting, Mondays Nov 10 and 17, 1:30 - 3:30 ($30)

Socks on 2 Circular Needles, Friday, Nov 14, 21 and 28 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m ($50)

An additional Intermediate class will be offered beginning Thursday Oct. 30, Nov 6, 13, and 20 6:30- 8-30.
The class being offered on Tuesday Oct. 28 is now full.

CJ and Mary are busy putting together the new schedule for the winter session. If anyone is interested in teaching either knitting or crochet at the store, please call us.

Addi Skacel Lace Needles on Sale!

Our supplier sent us a large number of Addi Lace Needles in US size 000 - 10.75 in 40 and 60 inch lengths. Since these are not our most popular length of needles, we have decided to offer them to you at a saving of 35%. This sale only applies to the two lengths mentioned (40 and 60 inch).

Cottonade at Amazing Savings!

If you want to knit a sweater in a worsted weight cotton, or are a dish cloth fanatic - come and check out our Cottonade yarn. Available in many colors and similar in appearance to Mission Falls 1824 cotton. We are offering this yarn at a substantial saving and charging you only $2.47 a ball!!! This price cannot be beat and it wont last long. Come and check it out.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Twisted Sisters Trunk Show

Knit Happens recently hosted a trunk show by Twisted Sisters Knitting of California.

Anna and Terri (the founders of the company) brought in amazing array of yarns and samples. If you are unfamiliar with their handpainted luxury yarns and accompanying patterns, you can get a small taste of what they offer at their website (above).

The night before the show staff were given a "sneak peak" at all the goodies and we were able to try on various garments. This picture shows Terri helping Cathy, one of our staff members, select a garment for the next day.

Terri and Anna were available throughout the show on Saturday to offer customers assistance with patterns and yarn selection.

Anna is shown in this picture wearing one of their fabuous designs.

Knit Happens is the exclusive retailer in Arizona of the Twisted Sister line.
We have a great selection of kits, patterns and the entire yarn collection available in the store now.

Thanks so much to Twisted Sister for making this trunk show a wonderful success!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Welcome to Knit Happens LLC Blog

Welcome to the new Knit Happens blog.  Our store opened on August 8 and many of you have discovered our beautiful and friendly environment.  We look forward to meeting more of you and continuing to serve those of you who have already found us.  

We currently have Sublime Yarns on sale at a discount of 15% off the regular marked price.  These beautiful soft yarns are dying to be fondled!  Come in and see the wide selection from aran to fingering weights in luscious fiber combinations such as cashmere and silk.

Another favorite yarn we have on sale at 30% off is Feza Opera and Zara.  These wool and acrylic blends are perfect for quick beginner projects such as hats and scarves.  We have solids as well as variegated color ways.

Our regular lines include Debbie Bliss, Noro, Jade Sapphire, Alpaca with a Twist, Twisted Sister, Mission Falls, many Tahki Stacy Charles yarns, Filatura di Crosa, Loop d loop and others.  We have pattern support for all of these brands.  

Beginning and intermediate knitting and various sock classes are still available.  Please call the store for a complete listing.  Many new classes are scheduled to begin in January. 

Our helpful and friendly staff are here to help you with any project anytime.  All of us are looking forward to meeting  you and we invite you to come in and sit and knit!

Enjoy the journey and keep knitting. 

CJ Peloso