>Report From Janine


Waiting for the 1st customers to arrive

I got to be a guest at Friday night, April 15ths Needlepoint event – what a way to spend your tax return!

Staff welcoming customers

As a fly on the wall I got to witness all the excitement as the first customer, Ann Girard walked, no, waltzed in the shop.  Ann and all the customers that came were able to partake not only in a bit of wine and nibbles but, also all the “unveiled” canvases. 

Everyone having fun looking at canvases

The oohs and ahhs were not unlike that on the 4th of July as the guests gazed at the plunder that Julie, Laura, Pat and the needlepoint staff had on display. 

Laura, Julie & Pat

From the Stricktly Christmas, Ruth Schmuff and Once in a Blue Moon canvases to the stockings, ornaments and pillows there was something for everyone, O.K., perhaps 2 for everyone!

So Many Choices

>Susan Anderson-Freed Hat

>I just finished this hat for the shop.

It is from Susan Anderson-Freed’s book Colorwork Creations: Knit Woodland Inspired Hats, Mittens and Gloves. It was a lot of fun to knit. Except for the tassels… I am not a great tassel maker, but I think they turned out okay. I it made from Nature Spun Fingering and Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.
3 Kittens is going to be selling kits at Yarnover so you could knit your own chullo and mitten set. Or ski hat and mitten set. 

Don’t forget that Susan Anderson-Freed is coming to teach her mitten technique on May 1st at the 3 Kittens. She starts her mittens from the thumb and the tip of the mitten and works her way down. She will be teaching Turkish cast-on and Latvian braid. The class is worth the price of admission just for that alone, but knowing how to make mittens in a different way could open up a whole new world for you.