Saturday, December 11, 2010


Only 13 knitting days until Christmas, but who's counting???
And just in time...guess who's coming to town???

**** LANTERN MOON TRUNK SHOW will be here

**** Wednesday, December 15th

**** 10:00 am until 8:00 pm!!

Yes, we will be open later that night...and after 6:00 pm we will be serving snacks and libations in true Knit Happens fashion!

We hope you'll join us anytime during the day to see all the goodies from LANTERN MOON! A special offer awaits everyone able to stop in that day, but it's a mark your calendars and we'll see you then!!

Happy Knitting,

CJ, Debi, Barbie, Nikki, Jamie, and Peggy

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shop Hours for Thanksgiving Week

The store hours for Thanksgiving week will be as follows:

Monday: 10am to 6pm
Tuesday: 10am to 9pm
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm

We wish all the knitters out there a very happy and healthy holiday, full of traditions and oodles of knitting while the turkey is cooking or during the football game marathon...

From all the staff at Knit Happens, we are very thankful to have you as part of our knitting family!!

Our warmest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving,
CJ, Debi, Barbie, Nikki, Leah, Jamie and Peggy

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Congratulations to our WINNERS!!

Whew...we're still coming up for air and sweeping cake up off the floor!!

What a PHENOMENAL turnout we had for the Yarn Tasting and Shopping Spree Raffle Drawing on Wednesday night. We were SO excited to see more than 120 people flood the store!! The Yarn Tasting table was never empty and the hors d'oeuvres disappeared quickly!! Prize drawings were held throughout the evening while everyone grabbed a chance to visit and share their handknit creations - what a GREAT group of people we are so lucky to call friends!!

Congratulations to ALL our WINNERS:
  • GRAND PRIZE $300 Shopping Spree: Susan Gniadek
  • Noro Yarn: Laura Buchanan
  • Namaste Bag: Rebecca Robinson
  • Baroque Knitting Bag: Paula Enyart
  • Knitting Books: Pam Shields
  • Jade Sapphire Cashmere Scarf Kit: Gay Davis
  • Lantern Moon Yarn Box: Carol McBride
  • One Hour Private Sessions: Angela Williams and Lori Van Weelden
Thank YOU to everyone who participated in the raffle and for attending our event. Your support means the world to us - we look forward to seeing you throughout the holidays - take a break to come knit with us!! We're here to help or to "ooh" and "aah" over your latest project!!

Happy Knitting!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Finally! The Addi Turbo Needles have arrived! Apparently they were held up at customs for a while. And even more exciting... Malabrigo worsted and lace have arrived... we are getting it processed and should be on the shelves by Thursday.

Don't forget about the raffle we have going on now until November 10th, for every $25. you spend you get one raffle ticket. Our Drawing will be on the evening of Wednesday November 10th from 6 to 8pm. Yarn tasting, libations, and lots of very cool prizes will be offered. Grand prize is a $300. shopping spree!

Hope to see you all soon, and thanks again for all your support!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Updated Class Schedule

We finally have a correct class schedule. We have worked, well Peggy has worked very hard on this and I just love what she has created! It is much easier to read and I think you will really like the selections of classes. We should have the updated version on our blog later today, however if you come into the store please pick one up.

Also, the Tahki Stacy Charles order has arrived... We are getting it processed and on the shelves today and tomorrow. Come in as see the great new stuff!

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I just love a change in seasons, especially when it includes the end of summer! We have had many changes over the past few months, and I hope you take some time to come in and check everything out. We have some new yarns, like "Mirasol" & "Conjoined Creations" and have replenished some of our main-stays. We have also updated our fall class schedule and will have the new version on the blog early next week. Thanks for continued support and hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Labor Day

Thanks so much for all the support in making room for new yarn! 12 very large boxes of the new stuff just arrived today! Now I just need to get it all checked in and labeled... hopefully by next week we will have it on the shelves.

Conjoined Creations, a locally dyed yarn, is now available in the store. They are best known for their "flat feet" sock yarn, however they have some beautiful lace weight yarn, soy silk ribbon and cotton soy blends in DK and Worsted weights. Come in and check it out

I have decided to give the staff and myself a well deserved day off and close for Labor day Monday, September 6, 2010.

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend of knitting and/or crocheting!


Friday, August 27, 2010

We Are Joining the Digital Age

You can find us on both Twitter and Facebook under Knit Happens AZ.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Digs!

OK, so we got moved in, still unpacking a bit and waiting for some more tenant improvements to be done... two weeks to a contractor is more like 3 months to the rest of us. So, while we wait for that stuff to be done, I decided to have a sale... yea! I am looking at some new lines of yarn and need to make some room. Gedifra, Mission Falls, and Louisa Harding are 50% off until Saturday August 28th. All other yarns are 25% off, needles and accessories are not included in the sale. This sale is not to be combined with the 3 Tier sale that is currently going on for the summer. Come on in and take advantage of the savings before it is all gone.

A special thanks to all of you that continue to support Knit Happens, it has not gone un-noticed and it is truly appreciated!

CJ Peloso

Friday, July 23, 2010


Retrain your husbands, reset your navigation devices, retrain your brain - Knit Happens is moving! No biggie - just down Indian School Road! Our new address is 8100 E Indian School Road Suite 105. Just east of Hayden on the North side of the street, next door to KFC. We will be closed Friday, July 30 and Saturday July 31, 2010 and will reopen Monday, August 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Please come in and see us at our new location. The store may not be perfect on Monday morning so we ask that you please forgive any confusion or mess! See you soon!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Hours

To clarify - our summer hours are

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

There is a small quantity of yarns available on sale at 50% off,

Come in and stay cool and knit!


Thursday, May 27, 2010


We have had some calls regarding the memorial day weekend sale. The sale begins tomorrow Friday, May 28 through Saturday, May 29 buy one get one half price. We will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Madelinetosh yarns are here!!! We have finally received the Madelinetosh yarns - Pashmina, a sport weight merino/silk/cashmere blend, Posh Sock, 26-30 sts/4 inch, superwash wool, and Prairie, 100% superwash merino wool lace weight. Supplies are somewhat limited so hurry in before they disappear.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Knit Happens will be closed Monday, May 31, 2010. We hope you all have a great Memorial Day with family and friends and that you get lots of knitting done. We will be open again on Tuesday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Madelinetosh Yarns Coming to Knit Happens

Look Out! All you Madelinetosh junkies out there - we are expecting a shipment of these beautiful hand dyed yarns to come in any day now. Keep an eye on the blog and we will post when they arrive.

Many of our winter visitors have left for the summer but we want to remind all of you that you can always order yarn from us and we will be happy to ship anywhere in the country. Just call us at 480-941-3898 and speak to one of our helpful staff, email us at, or fax us at 480-941-3899. We will do whatever we can to get your yarn to you as quickly as possible.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Our summer class schedule begins May 1, 2010. Some classes are already full so sign up early to reserve your spot.

Starting Tuesday, May 11 we are offering our Sock Knit Along. We will be knitting a different sock for each month, or, you can do one or two for the entire summer. The socks we will be doing will be a Pedicure Sock in May, a Yoga Sock in June, a Crew sock in July and a full sock called "Outside In" in August. The cost is $50 for a kit which includes a pattern and yarn. The dates for the Knit Along are Tuesdays, May 11, 18, June 15, 29, July 6, 20 and August 3, 17 all from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come and join us.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


OK, we had waaaaaaaay too much fun designing the new windows for the summer. Actually, our male and female mannequins have been up to no good apparently! Enough said.... come over and check it out.

The summer class schedule is available. You can download the pdf file - click on the heading at the right. Intermediate knitting is full May 6 - 27, June 9-30 but some spots are still available June 5-26 and July 1 - 22. Sign up soon to secure your spot.

Classes still available for this session: Fixing Mistakes Thursday April 22 7-9 p.m. 2 spots available; Beginning Crochet, Thursday April 22& 29, 7-9 p.m - 1 spot available; Beginning Knitting Saturday, April 17 & 24, 11 - 1 p.m. 2 spots available.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Hi everyone - you know when you are trying to be a good employee and help out the boss and, well, KNIT HAPPENS? Well, my list of yarns on sale included a yarn that is NOT on sale and I was a bit unclear about the Universal yarn that IS on sale. So to be clear, ONLY the Universal LP Worsted and Chunky in the back of the store are on sale. Non of the Universal yarns in the front of the store are on sale. Also, Tahki Tweedy Alpaca is not on sale. Sorry for any inconvenience! There are still plenty of yarns on sale at the back of the store, so please come in before the 50% off sale ends on Saturday and, if it makes you feel better, you can give me a hard time!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Sale Continues This Week

Hope everyone had a great Easter! CJ decided to continue the sale on the yarns in the "back" at 50% off for this week - April 5 - 10. There are still great yarns to choose from including Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, Noro Cash Island, Gedifra Rianna, Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed, Tahki Tweedy Alpaca, Universal Classic Worsted and Chunky LP, Araucania Nature Cotton, and Katia Linen plus others. If you missed the sale on Friday and Saturday, come in and pick some up while quantities last. Yarns at the front of the store are at regular price.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sale and New Yarn

All of you should have received an email concerning our Alpaca With a Twist Trunk show and yarn sale today and tomorrow. If you did not receive the email and would like to receive future emails, please contact CJ or Mary at

The Summer Class Schedule is available for pick up at the store, or download a copy. Check the titles to the right and click on Summer Class Schedule to get a PDF version of the file. Although we do not offer as many classes over the summer, we do offer some technique classes such as mitered squares, fair isle, modular knitting, and entrelac as well as some of our usual classes. There will also be a Sock Knit A Long this summer - try a new sock pattern each month. Many of the classes have models in the store so check them out. Also, one Intermediate Class is already full, so if you want to take this class sign up early.

New summer weight yarns have come in including many cotton and cotton blends. Come in, check it out and stay to knit with us!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Finally, I have a moment to sit and do this. I must apologize that it has been so long since an update. We are going to try harder to keep up with the blog. We appreciate your patience.

I have GREAT NEWS... Koigu yarn is now here!!! I ordered it a year ago, I almost forgot about it to tell you the truth. It is so luscious! You have to see and feel it for yourself to understand. Many of our customers have been waiting for this yarn to arrive - so check it out soon.

We have also received lots of new spring yarns, too many to mention. I have focused my orders on lightweight summer yarns appropriate for Phoenix weather. If you have not been by the store please come in and let us show you what's new.

The Summer Class Schedule is being published as we speak. It should be available on the blog spot by the end of this week. We have lightened the schedule somewhat but have included two new knit alongs for those hot summer evenings and included several project and technique classes. We hope they will entice you to come in, cool down and knit with us.

Thanks for being patient and loyal.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Class Schedule

The Winter 2010 class schedule can be found to the right hand side of this page, just above the map to the store. Please remember to sign up for the class you are interested in to save your seat in the class. We limit our classes to 6 students, so sign up early to save a seat for yourself. Looking forward to seeing you soon in the store, and hopefully in one of the classes too!