>3 Kittens Now on Ravelry


If you’re a knitter or crocheter, no doubt you’ve heard about the online phenomenom Ravelry. For those of you not in the know, Ravelry is an online community where not only can you connect with other people with the same interests, but you can also keep track of your projects, stash, needles, etc. It’s a great resource for sharing ideas (can’t tell you how many great patterns I’ve found!). If you haven’t joined, it might be worth your while to look into it. And, when you do, make sure to check out the new group “Friends of 3 Kittens Needle Arts.”

We want a way for our in-store community to continue to grow and interact even when you can’t come into the store. Not only will it be a way for you to connect with us, but it will offer you the opportunity to get to know other 3Kers without actually being in the store at the same time. In addition, we’re hoping that we can glean helpful information from you in order to continue making 3 Kittens better and better!

See you online!

>New Karabella lace yarn !!!

>Karabella’s Lace Merino Silk has arrived in the store. 9 Fabu-gor-umpsious colors just dying to be knit into a lace project! Can we suggest Heartstrings patterns or a Fiddlesticks pattern or a Karabella shawl pattern to show off this yummy yarn. Come in and pick your favorite Lace Merino Silk color and pattern to get started on your spring shawl – (Yes, I am confident that we WILL have a spring!!) Happy knitting!

>What do Monica Ferris and cotton yarn have in common?

>Cotton yarn season is soon upon us and I have a few thoughts on the subject. Some of us are not big fans of knitting with cotton as much as we are fans of wool fibers. I would consider myself and yes, some of you can identify with this too, a “fiber snob”. What does that mean? Well, I love 100% natural fibers but again, cotton has no give, it has a mind of it’s own sometimes and when it has a tight twist it can actually be hard on my hands. So being a fiber snob, I for a long time didn’t knit with cotton for all the reasons mentioned above. BUT, I have broken the fiber snob rule by discovering cotton blends and I LOVE them! Cotton mixed with bamboo, wool, alpaca and linen and again a BIG yes, acrylic. The shop has a new GGH yarn called Samoa in tweeded colors and Norwegian Spirit’s Fiesta are each a blend of cotton and acrylic. This mix makes the cotton easier to knit with, easier on my hands, lighter weight and takes a washing better. How cool! – Literally on those hot summer nights that are just around the corner!!!

Don’t forget this Thursday from 6-7:30 Monica Ferris will be in the shop to autograph the latest needlework mystery. We also have copies of “Knitting Bones”, the latest book as well as a sampleing of her other titles in the shop for sale.

So what do cotton and Monica Ferris have in common – absolutely nothing except that they have both been on my mind !