>Only 4 More Days Until We Kruise!

>All the garments are here for the Fashion Show, the On Board Vendors are ready, the itinerary is planned, and the door prizes are packaged up. Light snacks will be served and beverages will be available for purchase at the Cash Bar. Prices range from $2.50 for soda up to $6 for Premium Wine.

To help you find Lilydale Rd to get to the Pool & Yacht Club, we will have on duty a couple of volunteers holding a large sign to direct you on Hwy 13 (Lilydale Road is located immediately East of 35E).

3 Kittens Design artists, Sheryl Lange & Pam Gillette, will be on board for everyone to meet and talk to about upcoming designs and classes they will be teaching at the shop. Check out their blogs: http://www.knottygeneration.blogspot.com/ and http://www.knitchique.blogspot.com/.

>Only 6 More Days!!


Okay, I’m really excited about the Kruise…the closer the date gets, the more excited I get! You can still purchase Boarding Passes…just call the shop (651) 457-4969!

The winners of the SWTC Tofutsie Boot Camp Sock Kits are Louise & Maya…Thank you to everyone who particpated!

I am proud to introduce a new, fun product, available exclusively at 3 Kittens…the 3 K Koolerz kits! Each kit will produce a one-of-a-kind scarf, perfect to wear year round. Priced at onlly $20, you receive 2 patterns, size 15 needles, and 150 yards of fun yarn. Great for gift giving!!

>Only 8 More Days until 3K Karabella Kruise!!

>We set sail in just 1 week and 1 day….! Can you tell I am excited about this event?

Another vendor that will be on board with us is Jennie Lanners, a very popular ceramic potter from Minneapolis. Jennie creates functional ceramics….some are knitting themed serving dishes that are fabulous! Perfect for gifts, and exactly purrfect for knit night hostesses!

Check out Jennie’s website: http://www.jenniethepotter.com/

We have been remodelling again this week. Our handyman, Eric, was here for a couple days (broken ankle and all!) to help us. Check out the notion wall next time you are in…

>3 K Karabella Kruise & Regia Sock Yarn!!

>Just 9 more days until we set sail…..
Another vendor that will be on board with us is Marcie Allen, a personable skin care esthetician, that can help you keep your skin healthy at any age! She uses professional
skin care products from Pevonia and Dermalogica.

Marcie offers the following services in a beautiful & serene atmosphere:
~L.E.D. Skin Rejuvenation Light Therapy Facials
~The wonderfully relaxing Natural Face Lift
~Soothing and healing Acne treatments
~Perfect brow shaping

Look for the special offers on the Kruise! Marcie will be offering a 10 minute facial massage for $10 and a drawing to win a free Natural Face Lift massage!!

For appointments & more information:
Marcie Allen Skin Care
2050 St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116

Also – did you know that your socks knitted with Regia yarn have a 10 year guarantee for wear?
Well, it’s true. Save those yarn band labels and if your hand knitted Regia socks get a dreaded “heel blowout”, return your yarn band label to Regia for replacement yarn! Really – who is going to save yarn bands for 10 years ? Probably not most of us, but that says something that the yarn company will give you this guarantee – makes you feel a little more confident when you don’t want to add reinforcement thread! So keep that in mind – and check out the beautiful fibers (silk, bamboo) and color choices (USA red, white & blue!). It really is great sock knitting weather!

>3 K Karabella Kruise


There are just 11 more days until we set sail on the great Betsy Northrup with Berta and all of her knitted treasures on the grand ol Mississippi River. Yes, just 11 more days! Can you believe how time flies? The 3 K Staff is having so much fun getting ready for this event….there will be fun for everyone on board. One of our exclusive vendors is J.J.Norman….check this out:

Mehndi Henna Body Art By J.J. Norman

Experience the traditional art of Mehndi, using 100% natural Henna (Lawsonia Inermis) from India. Fresh Henna powder is mixed with organic lemon juice and the essential oil of Eucalyptus, mixed into a paste and drawn freehand upon the skin. Left on to dry, the intricate, creative Mehndi design, stains the skin, leaving a beautiful expression of art, which does a color dance for the next 72 hours, ultimately reaching a lovely dark cherry brown stain upon the skin. Lasting from 1-5 weeks and then fading away naturally.

J.J. can be seen by appointment at Progressions Salon at Mall of America, an Aveda concept salon spa. Visit http://www.progressionssalonspa.com

>Boot Camp for Socks!

>The Tofutsies Boot Camp for Socks has begun at 3 Kittens! We are featuring Southwest Trading Company Tofutsies sock yarn all week (6/18 thru 6/24).

Come by and see samples of socks knit in different stages, get instruction & tips on sock knitting, receive a Tofutsie yarn sample, and enter the drawing for a Tofutsie sock kit! The 2 winners will be announced next Monday, 6/25. We have all 30 colors available and the 1st exclusive Blue Lable color only available at select retailers! This yarn makes for great summer knitting for socks or baby garments.Visit the SWTC website to learn about their sock club http://www.soysilk.com/.

>New Classes Starting Soon!

>We have some cool new classes starting soon.

  • Janine will be teaching how to make her Twins Felted Baseball Bag starting tonight from 6-8 pm.
  • Our new crochet teacher, Pam Gillette of Knotty Generation, will be teaching her beginner project, the Maude jacket, starting next Tuesday 6/19 from 6-8 pm.
  • Shelly Hermanson, our new dyeing and spinning teacher, will be having a three-day class for Teens & Pre-Teens to learn how to Dye Your Yarn and Knit a Hat. This class will be held Wednesday 6/18, Friday 6/20 and Wednesday 6/25 from 1-3 pm.

>3 K O – Last Hurrah!

>This next weekend, June 16th & 17th, we will be opening the 3KO for the last 2 days! We have added some discontinued Noro yarns and even a small amount of Jamieson’s 2-ply (Jamieson’s is now Simply Shetland and on order for 3 Kittens). Janine, Ana & Tiffany have combed the stockrooms and bagged the deals for you.
I am very excited about purchasing decisions we made at TNNA last week in Columbus and getting the shelves and stockrooms ready for all of the new yarns is very exciting. Today the first TNNA order from Opal Sock Yarn came in! There are 16 colors available, 100 gram balls for $13.00 each! The Tiger colorway probably won’t last long!
Also, next week is Tofutsies Boot Camp week….watch here for more info on this special event!