>Help Us Help Others

This weekend, Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20, we are partnering with one of our yarn vendors to raise disaster relief funds by donating a percent of our total weekend sales to help the citizens of Japan.

Make a purchase at 3 Kittens Needle Arts this weekend, and we will donate 5% of all sales to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to benefit victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.

Our vendor, Knitting Fever, Inc distributor of Noro, Debbie Bliss, Mirasol, Sublime and Sirdar yarns, will match any donation we make at the end of the weekend.

Please come in and help us raise money to help others. We appreciate all of your support.

>There Are Strange Things Afoot At The 3 Kittens


We have received in new yarns from Habu Textiles. They are known for using unusual materials and creating beautiful yarns. The yarns come from Japan and are very interesting.

We have a book (Ori Ami), which is full of patterns, as well as several Coco Knits patterns.
Come in and see what we have.

Here are some arty photos of the Habu:
 Here is the silk & stainless steel

Here is the viscose paper

We currently have a Tapestry Tent Trunk Show in the house. These canvases are true works of art. They range in size from small ornaments and belts to large Christmas stockings and pillows.
Here are a few photos:

Small Christmas canvases (aren’t they pretty?)
Small Halloween canvas (doesn’t this look like a ghost from Scooby Doo?)
Bear Christmas stocking (please come in and buy this so I am no longer tempted by it)

New employee: Olivia Gerber has joined us in the needlepoint dept. She is a long time needle pointer and we are all glad she has climbed aboard the good ship 3 Kittens. If you have not had a chance to stop in and say hi, please do so. She is very friendly.
Olivia hamming it up for the camera.

Welcome Olivia. 

>What’s on Laura’s Needles Now?

>I’m currently working furiously on several projects, but the one that seems to be commanding the most attention right now is this one:

This is the Bayarri cardigan from Berroco Booklet #307 for their new yarn Linsey, a linen/cotton blend. Here’s a photo of what it should look like when it’s done (in a different colorway):

If you come to “Out to Knit” today (Tuesday) at mendoberri cafe from 11:30am-3:30pm, you can even see me working on it.