Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hours This Week

The New Year is here!  For those of you who want some time away from the football,  we are open this week on Thursday, New Year's Eve, from 10am to 6pm, Friday, New Year's Day we are open from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Store Hours

It is really amazing to me how quickly time goes by these days!  It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the 2009 new year, here we are again in a couple of weeks bringing in another new year!  I want to let everyone know that we will be open on Christmas Eve from 10am to 5pm, closed on Christmas Day, and the rest of the week will be regular business hours.  Everyone here at Knit Happens hopes that all of you have a wonderful Holiday Season, and a very happy and healthy 2010!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Yarns Now Available!

We just received a new shipment of Malabrigo. I decided to expand the collection to include the really lovely Malabrigo Silky Merino. This is really nice stuff, extremely soft with a nice drape after knitting. We also added some of the Malabrigo Sock Yarn, you have to come by the store to see the beautiful colors.

We also have a new Alpaca yarn. It is from a small family owned alpaca farm and mill in Utah. It is called Country Comfy Yarns. We have the Bulky and Sport weight versions of their yarn. The yarn is spun unevenly for a slight thick thin effect and the yarn is not dyed, it is the color of the actual alpaca. Once you see it you will fall in love.

As always, thanks so much for all of your support, and Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Sale

For those of you who don't get the e-mails, we are having a HUGE sale on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Selected yarns will be 75% off, EVERYTHING else is 15% off (including needles and notions).  I hope everyone understands that we will be very busy and not be able to assist with knitting issues on those two days.   If you need help with a project, please save it for Monday November 30th.  Thanks in advance for understanding. 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A New Look!

If you have not been in lately, you need to come see our new look!  We have moved some things around and added a bunch more shelves for more yarn.  I am excited to bring back Louisa Harding!  You will find her yarns in the newest addition to the store, the living-room now has shelving.  Take some time to relax before the holiday, come in and stitch with us a while, have a cup of coffee or tea and  look around at all the changes!  See you soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Construction Update...

We are getting close to the end of the road construction!  It is hard to believe, I have become so accustom to it I'm not sure what I will do when it is over.  No more left hand turns into the store, the best way to get here is to be heading East on Indian School Rd and turn right into the parking lot.  However, if you are heading West on Indian School, then turn left onto 78th Street, then turn right into the ally behind the store and then turn right into the parking lot from there.  Thank you all for continuing to support Knit Happens even thought it has been tough getting in.  I really appreciate it!  CJ 

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Sale Continues...

I have decided to extend the sale until this Friday, 10/30/09, come in and take advantage of the great savings.  We have everything from Chunky felting yarn, fancy yarns and of course sock yarn too. Looking forward to seeing you!  

Monday, October 19, 2009

MMMM... Malabrigo is here!

Malabrigo has arrived! I ordered all the new colors along with some old favorites.  

We also have a couple of new yarns in the store:

  • Fez by Debbie Bliss this is a beautiful yarn made up with 85% extra fine merino 
and 15% camel on a US size 8 needle it should get 4.5 sts per inch.
  • Latte by Ella Rae: This yarn is really nice, made with 30% alpaca, 30% milk, 
and 40% micro-fiber, really soft stuff!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Learn to Crochet

We have added 2 additional beginning crochet classes!

1. Saturday November 14 and 21 from 2pm to 4pm

2. Wednesday December 2 and 9 from 2pm to 4pm

The class is $50.00, sign up early to reserve your space.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Holiday Gift Time!

Now is a good time to get your gifts done for the holidays.  We have new yarns on the shelves including Elsabeth Lavold's "eucool"  it is 75% wool and 25% eucalyptus, on a US size 6 needle it gets 5.5 stitches per inch.  We are also expecting a Malabrigo order in this week, with help we selected some very fun new colors, we will let you know as soon as it gets here! 
I am getting in more yarns weekly now, so be sure to stop by regularly to check them out!  Bring your knitting along, have a cup of tea or coffee and knit with us for a while.  Just what the doctor ordered to help keep us healthy & happy this time of year!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Yarn Has Arrived!

Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold is finally here!  We have 20 balls of every color, and patterns to go with.  We are getting in new yarns daily, so check the blog often.  
Don't forget we are open until 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays!  Come in and knit with us!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall/Winter Hours Begin!

The new hours begin today!  I know the hours posted to the right of this are a little different, as soon as I figure it out, I will change it, but for now here are the new hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday  10am to 6pm
Tuesday and Thursday  10am to 9pm
  Saturday  10am to 5pm

Hope to see you soon! 
CJ Peloso

Friday, September 4, 2009

Final Summer Sale

I have been informed by several loyal customers, that some of you are only receiving the "construction signs" but no information explaining what the sale is about. I hate it when "knit" like that happens!! I am doing my best to get the bugs worked out of the system, please be patient with me.

So, for those of you who don't know, Today September 4th and Saturday September 5th we are having our FINAL Summer Sale. I need to make room for the new yarns arriving, so I have decided to give a 25% discount to anything, yes ANYTHING, (except classes) in the store that is not already on sale. I hope you can take a little time to come in and take advantage of the discount!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ok, it has been way too long since we have had an update, let me just quickly say that it was an unfortunate password issue that we just got resolved yesterday.  Knit does happen, even to me.  
I would like to take this time to sincerely thank those of you that have braved the construction and the heat to continue supporting Knit Happens!  It has not gone un-noticed and is greatly appreciated!
Now, on to the good stuff, new yarn has arrived!  We now have:
  • Granite by Nashua, it is 70% wool, 30% acrylic, beautifully dyed yarn 3.75 to 4 sts per inch.  
  • Paradise by Nashua, it is 48% wool & 48% alpaca 4% nylon which again is 3.75 to 4 sts to the inch in solid colors.  
  • The new Gedifra line is in... all I can say is WOW!  True to Gedifra style, the patterns are stunning and the new yarns are gorgeous!
  • Our new sock yarns include Regia's "flusi" sock yarn, brand new this season!  It is the same great 4 ply Regia sock yarn only in fun new colors.  
  • We also now have Best Foot Forward sock yarn by Nashua.
I have decided to continue with weekly yarn sales until Labor Day.  We need space for new yarns that are arriving daily.  
Also, the Fall Class Schedule is now posted on the blog, and is in the store, be sure to sign up early to secure your space.  Don't forget, once you are paid in full for a class, you will receive 15% off all yarns not already on sale until your class is over.
As a final note and update, Mary is doing well, home resting... well at least she is suppose to be resting, but I think we can all relate to how hard that can be at times.  She is looking forward to returning to Knit Happens, as we are looking forward to having her back in the game!  I will keep you all posted as to when that will be.  Barbie will be back with us soon from the islands off of Seattle.  She spent her summer walking her loving dogs by the beach, sewing seeds, composting and making everything beautiful, just the way Barbie does to everything she touches.  Emily started taking classes at ASU this week, so she will be in the store less... we will miss her, but support higher education.  The rest of us, Viki, Debi and I are plugging away and looking forward to seeing all of you in the store soon.
For now, fair well and happy knitting, 
CJ Peloso

Thursday, July 23, 2009


If you have been by the store lately, you will notice that the city now has blocked off the front entrance to our store completely.  You can still park on 78th and walk through the alley into the store, or come through the alley turn into our parking lot and park there.  We again apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for continuing to make your way into the store!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Believe it or not summer is almost over - well, summer as far as school is concerned anyway.  I cant believe that my youngest is starting her senior year at high school in just a week.  It is strange to think of summer being over when it is still in the 100 degree temperature range.  I remember going to school in my new WINTER   outfit - but I digress!

As a final incentive before your schedule starts to fill up driving kids from place to place; come in and take adavantage of our DEBBIE BLISS SALE!  That's right!  CJ decided to put the following Debbie Bliss  yarns 
on special starting Tuesday July 21 - Saturday July 25. 

Choose from the following:

Debbie Bliss Pure Silk - 35% off

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino - DK, Aran and Chunky - 40% off

Debbie Bliss Rialto - 4ply, DK and Aran - 50% off

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Arrivals

We are beginning to get in some of the orders that CJ placed in the last month or so.  For Lantern Moon enthusiasts we have just received  40" long circular needles in both ebony and rosewood in every size.   The longest length we have carried to date has been 32 inch - so for those wider projects this length will be perfect.  As always the needles are lovely, the cable stays straight and the needles turn on the cable so no twisting!

Last winter we began carrying Susuan Todd Bags.  They proved to be very popular and we sold out rather quickly.  Well, they're back!  They are called "The Recycled Bag" - made out of recycled knitted sweaters and are beautifully made.  You can be green and have a great bag at the same time!  Each bag is made from a number of different sweaters in either plain or fancy designs, fully lined with pockets for all your supplies - several sizes available.   Check them out before they disappear.

We have also received Namaste bags and needle cases.  Check out the various styles and colors.

Finally CJ managed to get a special deal on a yarn from Jojoland called Baritone.  For only $3.00 a ball you get a 100% wool, worsted weight yarn.  This would be great to make into a great sweater for colder climates or use as a felting yarn.  Many great colors available - but once it's gone it's gone - so get it while you can.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July Sale Extended

It's just after 2:00 p.m. on July 4th and man are we tired!  This is good news for you!  We are too tired to even think about packing up the yarn - so CJ has decided to just leave the yarn on sale for another week.  That's right!  If you missed the sale or wish you had purchased more - come on in.  
The only downside of this is is that our usual service of winding yarn may be curtailed somewhat during this time.  We will try our best to wind yarn for you but we may have to ask you to come back to the store to give us a bit of extra time to get it done.  


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Road Construction - latest

It seems that construction is changing day by day in front of the store. As of Saturday afternoon the city opened 78th street. You can now come into the store on the dirt road following the cones or park along 78th street. The city has also posted Business Access signs. Of course this may all be changed when we go back to work on Tuesday - but we hope 78th will stay open through the July 4th sale. Dont forget that the Knit In will still be on
Thursday evening during the sale - so come and knit and look over the sale selection.

Thanks and we will keep you as up to date as we can.

Saturday, June 27, 2009





Thursday, July 2
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Knit In Still On!)

Friday, July 3
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 4
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The road in front of the store has now been torn up - so much for notice from the city!  Knit continues to Happen!  While it looks like a mess, there is still access to the store off of Indian School Road.  All traffic has been moved to the north side of the street.  You cannot turn onto 78th street from Indian School.  However, you can turn left onto Kalarama which is one block to the west of the store.  From there you can travel on the dirt in front of the businesses immediately to our west and enter our parking lot. 

If you don't want to travel on the dirt or on Indian School Road follow the directions in the last blog notice. This will take you the back way to 78th street.  From there you can either park on 78th or take the alley to our parking lot.  

If you get completely lost, give us a call and we will be more than happy to direct you.  Our number is 480-941-3898.

In the meantime, Knit - It's Hot!


Friday, June 19, 2009


The City of Scottsdale just informed us that beginning Monday, June 22 traffic will be switched from the south to the north  side of Indian School Road in front of our store.  Access to the store will be maintained. 
At some point the road in front of the store will be ripped up.  At that time it may be necessary for us to close the store for a short time until access can be restored.  We will try our best to keep you informed as far in advance as possible.  Continue to check the blog for updates on this situation. 

To avoid the construction take Osborn to Miller, turn west on E Main, North on E 1st St. and follow around to 78th st.  Park along 78 th street.

Thanks again for your patience.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

News Channel 10 Broadcast

Several weeks ago we told you that News Channel 10 was coming out to film us during one of our knit-ins.  It was broadcast on Thursday, June 11 on the 9 p.m. news.  Lots of people have responded to the segment commenting on how wonderful the store looked.  It has also brought in many new people to the store.  For those of you who missed it just go to the News Channel 10 website - look at previous broadcasts and click on Knit Happens.  We want to thank Channel 10 for taking the time to come to our store.  They did a terrific job with the segment. 

Why all the Sales???

We have had several people ask us why we are putting on all of the 50% off sales over the summer.  It's true that sales at some knitting stores is not a common place occurrence.  However, CJ's philosophy with Knit Happens is that she intends on keeping new yarns coming in to the store to offer our customers the best in selection.  She wants to have the latest trends in yarns and patterns and to accomplish this we need to clear out some stock to  make way for new things for the fall season.  As we told you, CJ is at TNNA making purchases for the fall and winter.  We simply need space in the store to add these new yarns and  we want to offer our customers not only the best and freshest selection but great value as well.  So don't worry - we're not going anywhere - we're just continuing to make this the best knitting store in town!      

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Cat's Away So Mice Will Play

CJ left on Wednesday to attend the TNNA retailers conference in Columbus, Ohio. While she is gone the rest of the Knitheadz in the store decided to put some yarn on sale. SHHHHHHH dont tell! For Friday and Saturday only (June 12, 13) two popular yarns will be on sale for 50% off -

Aiko by Filatura di Crossa - 80% Cashmere (THAT'S RIGHT CASHMERE), 20% polymid


Merino 5 by Cyrstal Palace Yarns - Worsted Weight Superwash Merino.

Dont tell CJ when she gets back.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Channel 10 Broadcast of Knit Happens

 Fox Channel 10 was at our store a few weeks ago and filmed one of our "knit ins".  The segment will be featured on the 9:00 p.m. news one week from today - Thursday,  June 11, 2009.  Set your DVR's!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuscany Shawl Class Date Change

The Tuscany Shawl Class scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 19 will be changed to Wednesday July 22, 1:30-3:30.  The date for the second class will be determined at the first class on July 22.  There are only 3 spots left in this class so sign up soon.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


For the week of June 2 - June 6 the following yarns will be on sale for 35% off.


Marachella - an acrylic, wool and mohair blend,  6 sts/4 in size 17 needle.

Riana - Wool, acrylic and viscose blend, 19 sts/4 in , size 7 - 8 needle.

Adalto - Polymid, wool, acrylic and viscose blend, 12 sts/ 4 in, size 11 needle.  


Kureon - 100% wool, 20 sts/4 inch, size 7-8 needle.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We will be offering an additional "Learn to Knit Cables" class on Saturday June 13 and June 20 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.  

We will be knitting a pillow that you can make out of bulky yarn.  The model is on display at the store.  

You will need approximately 320 yards of yarn (2 sts/in), size 15 needles.  The pattern will be provided in the class.  


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fountain Hills Group

Twice a month a wonderful group of ladies comes and hangs out with us here at Knit Happens.  They are known to us as "The Fountain Hills Group".  An energetic group of knitters and crocheters that number anywhere from 10 to 20 or more depending on the time of year.  These great ladies knit mostly for charities such as Sojourner House and the Linus Project.  Every time they come to the store they bring with them all their completed work and we have a great show and tell session.  

On behalf of those of us at Knit Happens that have come to love these generous and kind women, we would like to thank these ladies for their community support and their efforts in making the world a warmer place.  You've certainly warmed our hearts!

If you would like to join these women they are always welcoming to new people (whether from Fountain Hills or not) - so give us a call and we will let you know the next time they are here in the store.  

Knit Happens

Friday, May 22, 2009


Knit Happens now has 100% Angora!  Not only that but it is from everyone's favorite - Malibrigo Yarns.  Come in and pet the bunny soon!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


OK it's HOT!!!  We all need an incentive to get out of the house, so Knit Happens is going to entice you to leave your air conditioned comfort.  Every few weeks (or whenever she feels like it) CJ will be putting a yarn or two on sale for ONE WEEK ONLY.  We will be posting these sales on our blog - so if you want some savings - check the blog regularly. 

For the week of TUESDAY MAY 26 UNTIL SATURDAY MAY 30 we are offering the following yarns at 50% OFF!

Cyprus Mohair - an all time customer favorite! - made by FEZA yarns, a 35% wool and 65% acrylic blend, using a 10.5 needle, approximately 3.5 sts/in

O-Wool Balance - 50% organic merino and 50% organic cotton, size 5-7 needles, approximately 5 sts/in.

O-Wool Classic 2-ply - 100% organic merino - size 2-3 needles, 26-30 sts/in

Debbie Bliss Rialto DK - 100% extrafine superwash merino - 5.5 sts/in, size 6 needle

Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran - 100% extrafine superwash merino - 4.5 sts per inch size 8 needle

So we'll continue to say Knit, It's Hot! with cool savings from Knit Happens!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Fox 10 is coming to Knit Happens on Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. for our Thursday night Knit-In!  Please come and bring your knitting or crocheting projects to show off on TV!  Everyone is welcome.

Knit Happens

Saturday, May 9, 2009

50% off on Selected Yarns!!!

Beginning Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. until closing (6:00 pm) Saturday May 16 the following yarns are on sale for 50% off:

'Pasha' by Stacy Charles.  'Pasha' is 95% extra fine wool and 5% cashmere, 14 sts/4 inch on a size 10 needle. Regular price $13.60; at 50% off pay only $6.80/ball.

'Moss' by Loop-d-loop.  This is a 85% extra fine merino wool and 15% nylon blend, 22 sts/4 inches on a size 6 needle. Regular price $10.50; at 50% off pay only $5.25/ball. 

Universal Yarns Afghan kits in a variety of colorways.  Regular price $94.50, now only 47.25/kit.

Prices in effect only for the week of May 12 - 16, 2009.  No returns, refunds or exchanges on sale yarns.

Knit-ins a Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended the first of our summer 'Knit-ins" on Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.  We all had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone.  Of course there were some great "show and tell items" including minature knitted socks for earings and beautiful baby sweater knitted from an antique pattern.  We hope you will all continue to get out of the heat and join us for our "Knit - It's Hot! (One heavy scene .... until the fuzz show up!)" Knit-ins - the first and third Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and every Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Summer Hours Reminder and Knit Ins

Just a reminder our summer hours begin this week. They are:

Closed Sunday, Monday

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We will have FREE "knit ins" on the first and third Thursday of the month and every Friday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Please come in and knit with us.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


At Knit Happens, we try to be as green as possible in making our yarn selections.  To that end we have just received the new Debbie Bliss Eco Cotton.  This yarn was featured in the Spring Summer 2009 Debbie Bliss Magazine.  The yarn is manufactured from organic cotton using nontoxic dyes.  The water for the dyeing process is then recycled into drinkable water.   Read more about it in the magazine.  The yarn is 18 sts per inch on a US size 7 needle.  We have a great color selection from which to choose. 

ALOO Fiber

Also new to our store is Aloo Fiber.  This is a yarn made from the Aloo plant native to Nepal.  The yarn has great exfoliating properties and we have made up a Spa Bath Mit and Washcloth kit.  Available as well is a kit for making a great bag out of this versatile yarn.  We have only purchased a limited quantity of this yarn - so check it out soon.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Addi Skacel recently launched their new 'Clicks' Interchangeable Needle kits. They have proved to be extremely popular and are flying out the door. We understand that Addi has a huge backorder for the kits and dont know when they will be available again. Dont miss out! While we still have some in stock, come in and pick up a set, or call us and we will happily put one aside with your name on it! The kit comes in a handsome box with 10 pairs of addit Turo needle tips (US size 4 to 15), 3 addi cords (24, 32 and 40" lengths), 1 connector and 1 addi gold pin. Pick up yours today!

Construction Update

Construction has begun on Indian School Road. So far customers have been able to negotiate the narrowing of the road and have not had any trouble coming in to the store. Please allow enough time for traffic backups if you are headed our way. If you are experiencing any issues with traffic - please call us and we will be happy to direct you to the most expedient route.

Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Twisted Sister on Sale

Come in and check out Twisted Sister, 'MoJo', 'Daktari' and 'Jazz' - all at 15% off.  Great colors still available.  Look for them in the "living room" area of the store.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


We are happy to announce that two classes have been added to the summer class schedule.

Ruffles to Riches Felted Bag 4 hrs $50

Prerequisite - Intermediate Knitting Skills

Material - list available at store

Join Viki and learn to knit this beautiful felted bag found in "Pursonalities" (available for purchase at the store).  After knitting the bag you will be able to use our washing machine to felt it.  Model on display at the store.

Thursday, June 11, 18       10:30 - 12:30
Saturday, August 22, 29   10:30 - 12:30

Night on the Town Felted Bag 2 hrs $40

Prerequisite - Intermediate Knitting Skills

Material - list available at store

Using Fiber Trends pattern AC-45 (available for purchase at store), Viki will help you create this adorable small felted bag using wool and novelty yarn of your choice.  Viki created a few models that are on display at the store now.

Saturday, May 16   1:00 - 3:00 
Tuesday, July 7      10:30 - 12:30

Sign up for these fun classes now!

Friday, April 3, 2009


If you've been in to the store lately, you would have noticed the massive amount of boxes in the back room.  We have finally gone through all of it and it is now on the shelf.  All the Universal Classic (acrylic and wool blend) Worsted and  Chunky, Tapestry, Tweed, solids  and LP, plus Deluxe (100% wool) Worsted and  Chunky, Tapestry, Tweed, LP and solids, are now stocked.  If you have been looking for a particular color it should be here.

New to the store is Nature Cotton by Araucania - a smooth, bulky, thick and thin 100% hand dyed cotton.  Available in 17 beautiful colorways.  Also, Catania, a sport weight cotton and, from Mondial - Cotton Soft Special Baby, a fingering weight 100% cotton.  

A big surprise for Filorosa fans.  After we were told that Filorosa was discontinued, Gedefira located a number of bags for us and they are here.  We only have three colors and a very limited amount of this hugely popular yarn.   When they are gone- they are gone!  So hurry in.

Coming Soon

Malibrigo fans rejoice!  CJ ordered this amazing yarn in worsted and lace weight.  As soon as it is in we will let you know.  


Keeping up with having new models in the store is a time consuming job.  Unfortunately, our staff has more than they can handle right now.  If you are an excellent knitter; have the time and would like to earn some money - come in and see CJ or Mary.  You will want to bring in several samples of your work to demonstrate your ability.  We will supply the pattern and the yarn, you will complete the project in a timely manner.  We will compensate knitters on a per project basis.  For more information email or call us at the store. 


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Allright...... Knit Happens!

As we all know, life gets in the way and even the best laid plans get side-tracked! That's unfortunately what has happened with our blog the last few weeks. Our name tells you everything..... Knit Happens! Thanks for your continued patience and understanding.


Articles on: Construction plans for Indian School Road, New Store Hours for the summer and upcoming Summer Classes.


The summer is typically a slow time for yarn stores. Our winter visitors have gone and permanent residents escape the city every chance they get! Even so, yarn addicts need their fix of yarn and we will be here to fill your knitting and crochet needs. Having said that, we are going to be adjusting our hours for the slower summer months. Make a note:



10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.


Our summer class schedule has been printed and available at the store. You can download the PDF file - look at the sidebar and click on Summer Class Schedule.

We will be offering the usual Beginning Knitting and a new Knitting Refresher for those who have knit in the past and would like to pick it up again. Mary will not be offering her popular Intermediate Class in its usual 4 week format. This summer she has broken the class into several 1 and 2 hour workshops such as Finishing Workshop, Kitchner Stitch, Learn to Knit Cables, Finishing and Fixing Mistakes.

Lace knitting has become very popular again and Mary and CJ are offering two lace classes. Mary attended a workshop with Amy Singer, author of "No Sheep For You", and learned how to do the Tuscany Shawl that is featured in the book. This is a terrific shawl for both the new lace knitter and anyone allergic to wool as it is made with silk, cotton or a blend. The shawl is on display at the store.

CJ will be teaching the Undulating Waves Scarf. Again, this lace class will be aimed at the new lace knitter and features a very simple lace repeat. You will learn how to read a basic chart and use yarn overs and knit two togethers to create this lovely pattern. The scarf is on display at the store.

Sock knitters will be able to learn how to knit socks on two circular needles or take a class on how to knit a baby sock in 4 hours using double pointed needles - or, do both!

Chris will offer two classes this summer. The first one is making knitted or crocheted jewlery chains and the other is crocheting a shopping bag out of left over recycled bags. Both classes will be fun and informative.

Claudette will over her popular Beginning Crochet class again and this summer will be teaching you how to crochet a cute poncho.

Finally, every Friday afternoon, Mary, CJ and Kathy will be available during Friday Afternoon Drop In. New this summer we are offering a drop in session where you will be able to sit and knit, meet new friends and get problems resolved. Be sure to join us.

Indian School Road Construction

Beginning roughly April 20, Indian School Road, West of Hayden to Drinkwater Blvd. will be under construction. The City will be beginning with the North side of the street closing two lanes and diverting all traffic to the two lanes on our side of the street. Later that process will reverse. You will still have access to the store from Indian School Road or 78th street (the street immediately to the East of the store). If you turn south on 78th street take the first left into the laneway behind the store. The covered parking lot to the west of the store can be accessed from the laneway. Parking will still be available in our lot, along 78th street and the access road in front of the store (as long as construction allows).

We apologize for the inconvenience this construction will cause our customers and hope that it will not result in a decision not to visit the store. We will do our best to keep you updated via the blog and will have business access and store signs posted in as many locations as possible to make your access as painless as possible. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Tune in to Channel 3 Tuesday, February 19 to watch Knit Happens being featured on Brad Perry's live report from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Brad will be joining us to learn how to knit and find out more about the store. If anyone wants to drop in for a few minutes to join in on the festivities you are more than welcome.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2009 Magazine Here!

The first Debbie Bliss magazine sold out faster than you could say "Debbie Bliss"! Dont miss out on the second issue! Now available at Knit Happens.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Teva Durham Trunk Show Here

Teva Durham is a knitwear designer that creates fabulous designs for Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc. We just received a trunk show of all the designs she has in Volume 3 of the Loop-d-loop book. Please come in to the store to see how she has used yarns such as 'moss', 'shale', 'tundra', 'fern' and 'river' to create fabulous looks that you may want to try. Dont miss the Fair Ise Cropped Hooded vest and Shorts outfit or the little black dress in 'shale'.

CJ On the Mend

Some of you know that the last few months have not been the greatest for CJ. Just before Thanksgiving she fell and broke her wrist; three weeks ago she had her gall bladder removed. Happily she is home again and on the road to recovery. She spends and hour or so in the store every day and hopes to be back in full time within the next week or so. Thanks to all of you who sent her cards and get well wishes.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Want to knit an item for a new baby in your life? Check out Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino now on sale at 15% off. Gauge is 25 sts over 4 inches on a US size 3 needle. We have almost every color in stock.

Cotonade by Knit One Crochet Too continues at 50% off the marked price bringing it down to just over $2.00 a ball. Great for washcloths or a cute cotton sweater. Guage is 16 sts over 4 inches on a US size 9 needle.

Sale items are in the "living room" area of the store - so check it out the next time you come in.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Great Start to New Year!

In this time of recession it has been somewhat nerve wrecking opening a new business. But thanks to CJ's vision and our staff's belief in both her and the store; we are so happy to report that Knit Happens continues to thrive and grow. Every day we meet new customers; both local and from all over the country; who do nothing but exclaim how impressive the store is in its layout, stock, and ambiance. Customers tell us they feel a wonderful sense of welcoming calm when they come in. That feeling is due in large part to the terrific staff we have working here at the store. They all do their best to be as helpful and friendly as possible and to make your time in the store a pleasure.

Of course we have had our fair share of growing pains and this continues to be a learning experience for all of us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time in the store a more enjoyable one. Never hesitate to talk to Mary or CJ if you have any problems we can help to resolve.

New Stuff

New books continue to arrive almost daily. We have recently received "French Girl Knits" - honestly, every pattern is wonderful - you need to see this book! As well, Knit One Below, Continuous Cables, Knitting Goes Large, and several new novels are here. For mystery lovers Barbara Bretton's Casting Spells is a must read. We have a great selection of basic knitting books for beginners as well as stand by favorites like Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Speaking of Elizabeth Zimmerman, we will be offering the Baby Surprise Jacket Class again (check our class schedule) and the pattern for the baby and adult jackets are available for purchase.

We are beginning to receive Sirdar yarns and patterns. Check out "Crofter"
an acrylic cotton and wool blend that is a Fair Isle effect dk yarn. Looks like you knitted a fair isle sweater while the yarn has done all the work! We have great patterns for children and adults in this great new yarn.

New colors of Louisa Harding yarns already in stock have arrived. For those of you who love Gedifra - check out the beautiful shawl Mary knitted with Filarosa. This has been so popular that we decided to order two more bags of every color! New yarns arrive daily - so come in often, bring your knitting and join us at the "knitting table".

Classes are very busy and fill up very quickly. Billy's entrelac scarf class was a huge hit - everyone left that evening with their scarves well on the way. Sign up soon for his next class as well as for his felted clog class. If there are classes you would like to see that are not on our list - or if you are a teacher and have an idea of something you would like to teach at the store - come in and talk to CJ or Mary.