>Last Minute Gift Frenzy

>Are you in a frenzy, searching for a wonderful gift for someone you love? Here are some ideas:

  • One thing I’ve done in the past when I haven’t had time to actually finish a knitted item that I wanted to give someone was to wrap up the yarn and pattern in a lovely box and present that to the recepient.
  • Stocking stuffers are always difficult for me. Here are some great ones from 3 Kittens: Gloves in a Bottle (the smaller size is perfect for a stocking), Serendipity Needles, lint shavers (good for non-fiber artists as well – to take pills off sweaters), or little Vusion lights.
  • If you have time this weekend (yeah, right…) how about whipping up a felted animal for a child? The Fiber Trends Koala is actually a fairly quick knit, or how about a felted chicken from the Toving Tema 11 booklet by Sandnesgarn? Here’s a row of them that my sister-in-law, Mimi Rasmussen, made. These are really fast!

We’re open our regular hours over the weekend, but on Monday, Christmas Eve, we’re only open until 3 pm.

If you’re lucky enough not to have to do any more shopping, relax and enjoy the holiday weekend!

>New Books in the Shop!


Two new offerings from Martingale & Company. “Stitch Style Mittens” and “Stitch Style Socks”. Both books are jam packed with designs in all levels of technique. Come in and check out the acordian mittens in Stitch Style Mittens and the I Love Socks pattern is just waiting to be knit for Valentines Day!

Yeah! Meg Swanson and Joyce Williams book “Armenian Knitting” has us all itching to make the Knit Purl sweater – great technique reference in this book for steeks for the Cossack vest, trapping your yarns in two color knitting and just good reading!

Then, I am soooooooooooo proud of this next book. Monica Ferris’s “Knitting Bones” has arrived in the shop. Yet another murder mystery with a group effort on the who-done-it. The pattern in the back of the book is by local knitting instructer Rosemary Kosel – who just happens to be my Mom – yeah Mom!

>Noro, Toys for Tots & More!


450 yards of Noro’s Kureyon in sock weight for only $19.50/skein!
Need I say more…6 colors in now and 6 more colors en route to the shop before year’s end!
3 K Club Members….
Toys for Tots Drive ends this Wednesday, December 19th.
Bring in a toy with your proof of purchase receipt and we will say thank you by rewarding you with the 3 K Club points for your donation (up to 50 points)!
Thank you to all who have participated to date!!

The Winter Class Projects are on display in the front of the shop.

Be sure and sign up for your first choices before the classes fill up!
Check the class schedule on the web site for all the details or just give us a call!
And, the Simply Shetland Double Knitting yarn came in today in 20 colors and we have a fresh supply of LambswoolCashmere & Opal sock yarn too!
Happy Holidays to all!

>New Louisa Harding “Dauphine” book

>New Louisa Harding book Dauphine is beautiful. Lots of soft, feminine sweaters and lots of last minuite gift accessories too! Can’t help but think how great the Holidays would be in some of these victorian inspired fashions. 171 pages of Holiday indulgence to treat yourself to on a cold winter night in front of the fire!

>Technical Difficulties

>If you haven’t noticed yet, our website www.3kittensneedlearts.com is experiencing technical difficulties. Unfortunately, my hard drive crashed last week on my laptop where I kept all of the files for the website. I tried transferring the files from the website to my store computer, but somehow, not only did they not transfer correctly, the website is now not running properly. I hope to have this remedied in the next few days, but in the meantime, please bear with us!

>It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!!

>The Christmas music is playing and the Menorah in the window lets us know that the 3rd night of Hanukkah is upon us. The shop is full of customers picking up last minute supplies – gotta get those gifts done and wrapped! Everyone is commenting on the cold but we couldn’t call it a Minnesota Christmas/Holiday Season without the cold white stuff that falls from the sky. We have the front table full of last minute gift ideas like the new limited colorway of Tofutsies sock yarn, the new 365 Crochet stitches calender and shawl pins to dress up your shawls for this years Holiday parties. Don’t forget to drop hints to your honey that 3 Kittens has Gift Cards – One size fits all!!! Happy Holiday Knitting!