>We’re hosting a Silpada party in the store, and you’re invited! If you’ve never heard of Silpada, it’s a fantastic jewelry line that only sells through home (or, in our case, store) parties. Their main draw is the sterling silver jewelry, such as this:
But they also have other beaded items and other styles of jewelry:
Anyway, the event is on Thursday evening from 6 – 8 pm, so come and see all of the fabulous pieces!
>Well, by now I hope everyone knows that Maggie Jackson is at 3 Kittens this week doing a couple of workshops for us today and tomorrow (there’s still room if you want to join us), plus a fashion show of the garments from her books this morning at 10 am.
Last night, Cis was doing a presentation at the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild meeting about new fall products, and Maggie asked if she could come along to do a mini fashion show. The Guild agreed. Maggie was great – very funny, gregarious and with loads of info regarding designing and knitting. Here are some photos:
Cis and Julie were the main models, although Maggie asked volunteers from the audience to help out as well. The last item pictured above is made completely out of squares that are then sewn together
>3 Kittens will be hosting a Silpada Sterling Silver Party on Thursday, August 30th, from 6p – 8p. Be sure to stop by and see all of the latest in fall fashion accessories. You can get a preview by visiting the Silpada web site http://www.silpada.com.
>As most of you probably know by now, I broke my leg while on a trip to Duluth and had to have surgery last Wednesday. Since I can’t be in the store, I’ve been stitching up a storm at home. Here’s a photo of my most recently completed sample for the store:
This is the Whirlwind Scarf by Christine Furber for iKnitiatives. It’s made out of Berocco Suede – obviously 3 colors. This was a fun, cool project to knit…
Keep checking back, and as I get more store samples done, I’ll post photos of them.
So, much going on with all of the Fall yarns arriving, events to plan, and most importantly a ton of work to get the Fall class schedule completed and published before the end of this week!
You might have noticed on an earlier blog that Knitchique Sheryl has the Moebius Bowl offered five different sessions…and I want to tell you about the change in fee structure I have made to our Thursday night W.I.P. sessions. Starting with this month, August, W.I.P. fees will be $20 for the calendar month, so even when there are 5 Thursdays, the fee will still be $20! At least once every month, a yarn representative will sit in with us and talk about what’s new & educate us about their different yarn companies! I will be the “regular” W.I.P. instructor with qualified substitutes to fill in on those rare occasions I might not be available.
Drop-ins are welcome, space available, for $10 a session. W.I.P. nights are a great way to get one-on-one assistance with those works in progress, meet new friends, meet industry insiders, keep up with all of the latest trends, and knit!
I’m off to LA next week for my 40th high school reunion, so lots of work to to before departure and lots of fun activities to return home to!
Thank you for supporting 3 Kittens Needle Arts!
>We have a wonderfully fun and whimsical trunk show of Maggie Co needlepoint canvasses and matching finishing accessories (frames, etc.) in the store now through August 15th. Here is just a sample of the items we have on display:
And don’t forget that all of the trunk show canvasses are 15% off during the run of the show. In addition, if you’re a 3K Club Member you can also recieve 10% off of threads purchased along with one of the canvasses.
>It’s the 1st of August and summer is starting to come to a close as the kids start getting ready to go back to school, those last days of summer vacations are finally planned, and thoughts of fall drift through our minds with the arrival of all of the latest fall magazines!
So many of you have asked about the Moebius Bowl class….Well, it is on the schedule 5 times over the next several weeks. Pick the session that best fills your calendar – Call soon…these classes always fill up!
Tuesday, 14-Aug, 530p-830p
Sunday, 26-Aug, 12p-3p
Tuesday, 28-Aug, 530p-830p
Sunday, 23-Sep, 12p-3p
The arrival of Claudia Hand Painted Yarns has started. If you are a Koigu-lover, you will soon become a Claudia Fan!! We received the fingering weight, Silk Lace, and Mohair. Get a fall wrap knit up out of the beautiful Silk Lace…sure to knit up quickly with this fabulous fiber!
Or, if you are a shetland fan, Simply Shetland has returned to 3 Kittens. The first of the yarns to come in is the Silk & Lambswool, 59% Silk, 41% Shetland Lambswool, 246 yards……yummy hand to this fiber! I can’t wait to knit this yarn up in to a shrug…..
Oh, speaking of shrugs…the 3 K Club Perk this month is a free copy of Cis’s Shrug pattern, and 10% off yarn purchased to make the shrug. My sample is knit out of Gabrielle, but I have plenty of recommendations for substitutions.
The XRX “Jackets for Work and Play” trunk show is here until August 15th! Purchase the book during the month of August and receive 10% off yarn purchased for book projects for the life of the book….! Purchase yarn to knit up a project during the trunk show and receive an additional 5% off through the 15th of August!