Friday, May 28, 2010

Why Yes, We ARE Open This Memorial Day!

Rosie's will be open on Monday, May 25th from 12am-5pm, very similar to our Sunday schedule. 
This is the picture from last year's Memorial Day posting, featuring the always-hilarious DC. 

Maybe you just need to stop in and get a pair of needles and a small project for a road trip, or you're sticking around town and aren't interested in the millions of TV marathons (I swear, they show the same ones every year!). Do what's DC's hinting at and come see us! Remember, we will be open from 12pm-5pm. See you soon!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Little Sprout Baby Blanket

While we usually save new Rosie Knits for the newsletter debut, we decided to sneak in an extra pattern anyways. We noticed that Rosie Knits didn't have a house baby blanket pattern and we designed a knit version and a crocheted version. The knit blanket was finished first, mainly due to needle size & gauge, and now we present to you the Little Sprout Baby Blanket!  
It's a (you guessed it!) baby blanket using 6 skeins of Classic Elite Sprout, shown in 4321 Limeade, and is available right now.

Sprout is a great yarn not just for blankets, but for other baby items as well as a light summer top for us not-so-baby folks, like Emmaline from It's 100% organic cotton, knits up at 3.5 stitches per inch and it's washable. This means that not only will you be finished rather quickly, but, should you knit it for someone else, caring for it will be easy as well. Designed by a member of the Rosie's design team, it's knit from corner to corner and has cables all around the sides as accents to the reverse stockinette stitch background. It is classified as "easy" but if you run into any problems, we're here to help and are more than ready to do so. We have Sprout in the store if you're interested in stopping by to take a look at the color selection. If you don't live close by, we have made it available to purchase Sprout from the website here and you can click here to visit the pattern page to download the instructions.

Happy Knitting!