Saturday, August 22, 2009

3rd Anniversary Sale

It's our biggest sale of the year!

Join in the fun and help out the Frank Neighborhood Project. Bring your donations of new household and children items and enter your name into fantastic drawings!

A year of sock yarn?

An Offhand Designs knitting bag?

A $100 Fiddlehead Yarns Gift Certificate?

Alice Starmore's new reprint of "Fair Isle Knitting"?

A ball winder?

See you on the 5th!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer of Socks!

A few weeks ago there were a boatload of socks making their way into the shop. Below is just a sampling... Miss Carol brought her sock "scarf" ala college tour with her. A pair for each of the college visits she accompanied her son to. They are gorgeous but thank goodness he's in, huh?
Miss Emily brought her 3 beautiful girls and her amazing Kai-Mei's from Cookie A's new book.
Thanks for sharing, ladies!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Maybe some people just aren't cut out to knit...

My brother-in-law is to computers as we are all to knitting.
He sent me this link today.
Seriously, kudos to Merel for being "green" but I think she is missing the point.
Boring??? What has she been knitting?

Friday, June 19, 2009

A Bright Spot!

Road construction is plugging away... Weather was fightful last night...

But...the day was brightened with a box filled with March Hare! Glorious colorways...Italian Plums, Hawaiian Shave Ice, Pesto, Pumpkin Patch, Driftwood, Mahogany, Spanish Lavender, Glacier...and our favorite...Fiddlehead Fern!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

On Green Street

Downtown Kenosha is holding "Bloomin' Days" this weekend. It's a great celebration of music, food and fun. As part of "Bloomin' Days", GREEN STREET will feature exhibits and wokshop about alternative energy, gardening, recycling and other great eco-friendly activities like KNITTING!!

Fiddlehead Yarns will be on GREEN STREET (on 6th Avenue A, between 59th and 60th streets) teaching everyone that walks by how to knit tomorrow (Saturday the 6th)!

Grab your knitting and join us! We will be there from 10am to 6pm. Sit and knit or teach someone else to knit! We'll all be there and hope to see you too!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dressed For The Weather

This weather is so iffy. One day it's a scorcher and then next...bust out your winter coat. Out for a walk yesterday, the 3-footer's brother needed a better hat. We grabbed some new lucious cotton and worked this up. He loves it, can you tell?

Stop in the shop, grab some Araucania Ulmo (ravelry link) and cast on for your favorite 0-6 monther!
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Cotton Hat
CO 90 sts, PM and join untwisted.
Work in 1 x 1 rib for 4 ½ “
*K 15, dbl dec; repeat from * to end of rnd
*K 13, dbl dec; repeat from * to end of rnd

Continue in this manner until *K3, dbl dec* rnd.
After completing this rnd, *K1, dbl dec*, omitting the K rnd. (10 sts remain)
Cut yarn and run through all sts. With a darning needle, weave in ends.

dbl dec slip 2 stitches together (knitwise), purl 1, pass slipped stitch over