small business saturday

Support your favorite small business.

This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and
support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate
neighborhoods across the country.

3 Kittens  is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday, and we’re
encouraging everyone to Shop Small® here on November 24th.
Plus, we’re having a special Small Business Saturday offer! Come in on
November 24th and you’ll get a free button with your purchase.

Most importantly, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November
24th the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit

who are you?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. Something to do with being laid up after knee surgery, I guess. And one of the things I’ve been thinking about is “who is our customer?” I think I have a basic idea. But it’s funny how the picture I get ends up looking a lot like … me. So, I’m hoping to get your – our customer’s – input.

Here’s my list of traits so far (in no particular order):

  • Likes to make things for other people (e.g., gifts)
  • Will pay full price, but can’t pass up a deal
  • Prefers to work with high quality items
  • Is always willing to learn a new technique
  • Generally has several projects going at once (one mindless – t.v. watching, one complicated, one that they really don’t want to do but feel needs to be done)
  • Likes to stitch/knit/crochet with other people and talk
  • Responds to beauty – colors, textures
  • Time is at a premium – there’s never enough of it!

You will probably have noticed that I didn’t put in any traditional demographic info (e.g., age, sex, income, etc). There are so many exceptions in our environment, that I’ve just avoided pigeonholing in that way.

So, what would you like to add to the list?


november 3k club perks

We have a new perk pattern for the month of November. Boot cuffs seem to be everywhere this fall – in magazines, in stores, on the street. Jane has designed a quick and easy Cabled Boot Cuff that is available free to our 3K Club Members. If you’re not a member, you can purchase the pattern for only $3.00 in the store or online.

The pattern uses Plymouth Select Merino Superwash Chunky, but any smooth chunky weight yarn will do.

As always, we also have several trunk shows throughout the month, and 3K Club members have the opportunity to receive 20% off their purchases from these trunk shows.  For needlepointers, we have the Jelly Bean Stock trunk show arriving soon. As always, trunk show canvases are 20% off for 3K Club members or 15% off for non-members. Here’s one of the fabulous canvases I’m hoping to see.



For knitters, we are showcasing two local designers. Cid Hanscom’s sweet little dolls from Purl: the Little Knit Girl are in the store now.

On November 4, Cid will be at the store from 1-3pm to sign this new book or any of her other patterns. All Cid patterns, including Purl: the Little Knit Girl, will be 20% for 3K Club members or 15% off for non-members.





On November 5th, Lori Ihnen’s items from her new book,Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters, will be put up on display.

Lori will sign books on Sunday, November 18, from 1-3pm. Once again, Colorwork for Adventurous Knitters will be available during the trunk show for 20% off for 3K Club members or 15% off for non-members.