>Good Glorious Saturday Morning!!!

>What a beautiful day. I call this a Goldilocks day- not too hot, just right, not too bright, just right!
Thanks again to all that have encouraged us to get back to this blog thing. Those of you that know me, know how much I resist this technology thing but I missed putting down my ideas and thoughts, so here we are again!

Cecilia and I want to mention just a few things that are new. First, the new Knitter’s magazine looks like a winner. Great new spring and summer, short and long sleeve offerings for all tastes, shapes and sizes.

New sock books are in. We have one for beginners or an intermediate sock knitter’s reference book. It’s called “The Sock Knitter’s Workshop” by Ewa Jostes and Stephanie van der Linden. The other new sock book is “Toe-up 2-at-a-Time Socks” by Melissa Morgan Oakes. This one has great pictures for this technique plus some patterns using this intriguing method.
The summer yarn of choice this season seems to be anything basic and 100% cotton or cotton blend. The shop has everything to knit the summer pattern you’ve been dying to try. Come in the shop and see the Berocco summer short sleeved top Jane will be teaching – it’s perfect for an evening out or just worn with jeans.
I cast on for a new scarf and I thought it would be fun to share its progress with you. It’s called the Challah Infinity Scarf. Below is a photo of the materials used, plus color and yarn options. The second photo is the scarf in progress.

I cast on invisibly so that I can Kitchener it together. The pattern says you need 3 needles, 16” long – 1 for each braid but, you only need 1 needle and some stitch holders – otherwise, it’s been a treat to knit and I am finding the braiding part fun to do.
Is there a small, portable project that you have been dying to try? Perhaps we can do it together. Just drop the shop an e-mail and we’ll see what you all are interested in.

Everyone here at 3K wants to wish you all a happy and safe Memorial Day. We hope you spend it with your family and friends, eating good grilled fare and get those summer tans started. (Although, I do have to tell you to wear sunscreen!. The Shop will be closed on Monday.
Happy Birthday to Tiffany – love and miss you!!! Happy Birthday to me – I think I am getting an i-pad – gotta get into this technology thing sometime – somehow!!!

There is a really GREAT new needlepoint trunk show from CBK. They are a collection of designers ranging in theme, size and price. It’s here until July 2!

>We’re Back

Greetings and Salutations, the 3 Kittens blog is back due to popular demand… okay, it was mainly Missy Ridley’s idea, but we think it is a grand idea! Janine and Cecilia will be taking it over. We will be both writing alone and together. I am Cecilia (Janine’s witty and sassy sidekick). I am sure you all know Janine the Great and Powerful. If not, come by any day but Friday and she is here, slaving away over hot yarn!

So to kick off the re-launch, I am going to discuss some new yarns we have in house.

We just received in some new colors of Schaefer Susan (100% mercerized pima cotton): Beatrix Potter, Wilma Rudolf, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Shari Lewis, Frieda Kahlo, and Ruth St. Denis. They are all fabulous and great for summer knitting!

We also received in a bunch of Schaffer Anne (a lovely merino sock yarn).

We have decided to start carrying Knitscene again. The latest edition (the special Easy edition) is in the store. There are several fantastic patterns that would be great for gifts. Is it ever to early to think about Holiday knitting? I don’t think so!

Also, come in and check out all of our new summer yarns. I am just going to mention a few here: Punta’s Montoya (this is the same linen that Eileen Fisher uses!), Berroco Weekend (an acrylic/cotton blend) and K1C2 Ty-Dy Dots (a cotton yarn that coordinates with Ty-Dy). There are many more, much too many to mention here. Please stop by and get ready for all of your summer knitting.

***We Interrupt This Blog For An Important Announcement***

3 Kittens is having a HUGE Sidewalk Sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 21st – 23rd). Hurry in for the best deals!! ***

TNNA (our retail market) is just around the corner. Janine and Laura will be heading down to Columbus, OH in just a few weeks. They will be checking out all the fall yarns, patterns, gadgets and canvases and much more. We will have a full report in mid-June. If there is something you would like them to look at while they are out there, please leave a comment.

On the Needlepoint side, we currently have a Petei trunk show in house. It is only here until Sunday May 23rd. Hurry in and give them a look-see…Also, watch for details on a CBK Featured Artist trunk show.

There are a variety of new canvases from a beautiful Geisha, to a Fire God Kabuki mask and an angry cardinal.

Also new from Leigh Designs are spooky adorned witches. They are amazing!

We also got in some new ornaments, choose from presents or shoes.

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Please check back here often.