Monday, September 28, 2009

Kate Davies This Sunday!

In Friday's blog post, I made a reference to a surprise we had in store for today. She broke the news herself on her blog over the weekend, so it's more than safe to announce that Kate Davies will be here this Sunday at 1pm! Kate is the designer of the popular Paper Dolls sweater and O w l s sweater.

You can check out more of her designs on her blog, some of which she will be bringing to show off in the shop.

We'll have tea, snacks, and such the like. Stop in at 1pm, have a chat, sip some tea, and maybe start a project or two.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Special Deliveries Abound!

The season for receiving boxes multiple times during the week is upon us! Today one of our awesome UPS delivery guys dropped off a rather small box, but with some pretty great contents. I present to you Lantern Moon Silk Fan Cases!

They're pretty great in that you can carry all of your needles/crochet hooks without them poking through any bags or getting caught on keys (or headphone cords in my case). For most products, when they make this statement, they're only thinking of straight needles and/or double-pointed needles. Well, my friends, it also keeps your circular needles nice and neat, each needle set tucked away in its own little organza pocket. Silk & organza....mmmm.

The folded 8.5"h by 12"w triangle will fit into most knitting bags and when it's fully open, it measures 17" in diameter. They're $58 per case meaning you'll know exactly what to splurge on when you use your frequent buyer card 20% discount! The good folks at Lantern Moon also gave us a new 3-ring shawl pin.
It's made of the same carved horn that its popular Owl & Cat predecessors are made of. Each shawl pin set is $18 making it a stylish accent for your shawl without breaking the bank.

New yarn was also the order of the week! Say hello to Jamieson's Shetland Heather (top) and Jamieson's Double Knitting.

The Jamieson's Shetland Heather is perfect for those cabled, heavily textured sweaters than call for an Aran weight yarn but not necessarily a tweedy yarn. It's $8.50 per 100-yard ball and the heathery palette can be found here on the website. The Jamieson's Double Knitting is a heavier version of Rosie's mainstay Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift, and is $5.75 per ball. You can pick out your favorite color here and make a beeline for it when you come into the shop.

In other yarn arrival news, we've got lots more goodies coming as well as more to post about. I can say that Rosie's will be having a special guest on Sunday, October 4th. More details will come in Monday's blog post!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Berroco Patterns!

We (like many knitters) were really excited when Norah Gaughan started designing for Berroco. We were doubly excited when we heard Cirilia Rose was hired as a Design Assistant. As a team, this dynamic pair has been putting out great design after great design for the classic knitting company.

This Fall was yet another season that did not disappoint, especially because there are not one, but THREE booklets that focus on a sorely under-represented market: men and "tween" girls.

the first booklet, Norah Gaughan "Men" has sixteen patterns, nine of them sweaters, all designed with -- you guessed it! -- men in mind. They are all very "classic" in inspiration and really hit the mark as projects that are both interesting to knit and desirable to wear.

Geoffroy, shown above, is knit in a knit and purl stitch pattern that has a lot of texture. (the sizes go down to 36" -- many of us here are also considering knitting one for ourselves!) If you're looking for a little more action, Wilson, shown below, has really beautiful cabled patterning that is guaranteed to entertain you throughout and we are sure the finished product will be a classic sweater to last generations.

The other two booklets, Arts + Crafts and #291 Comfort Book for Girls are filled with knitting patterns that are designed to appeal to both parents and young women. (Which, as you all know, is almost impossible to do!)

The patterns in Arts + Crafts are young without being baby-ish, modern without being...well, inappropriate, and appeal to a wide variety of ages and styles. Reves, shown below, is a perfect henley pullover with super cute picot and stripe details, but isn't ver-the-top-girly.

Miroux is a cardigan coat that easily spans all ages -- this is a must knit for both young and old that is really versatile and customizable to your needs/preferences.

And finally, Comfort #291, Book for Girls, is a great accompaniment to the Comfort line of yarn that has quickly become a great basic for us here at the shop. Ferris, shown, below, is a classic Norah Gaughan design that perfectly combines shape and aesthetic interest in a classic way.

and lastly, Candy, a cute jumper with a little bit of slipped stitch patterning for color and texture.

Stop in the shop to grab a copy (or get 'em online!) and get knitting!

Friday, September 04, 2009

We're Still On!

Today Jenna and I came in a bit early to set up for the Sidewalk Sale. We were very excited to put the yarns out and enjoy the nice weather while selling yarn. Unbeknownst to us, there was a movie being shot right in the area. When I say area, I mean right. around. the. corner.

This wasn't a big deal since we took public transportation to get here, but the catering crew caused a bit of a problem setting their grill up directly across the street.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Sidewalk Sale!

This weekend, the weather is set to be very nice. Why not come to Rosie's this weekend for our annual end-of-summer sidewalk sale? We've gone through our inventory, making room for more Fall yarns to enable you with, and have found not only some great yarns, but also books and patterns. If there was ever a time when you could fill up your pattern library, or start one, this is a great opportunity.

There will be yarn from Classic Elite, Reynolds, Sublime and others. One of the yarns thatwe'll miss is Rowan 4 Ply Soft. Courtney wrote an obituary for it a while back, but don't worry. We still have some stock, so get it before it disappears!

Come on down during regular shop hours and see what awesome finds are waiting for you!