close knit: the neighborhood yarn shop

Monday, December 27, 2010


Did you get a gift certificate from a clever loved one this season? Ready to treat yourself to something just for you after months of holiday knitting? We have some good stuff coming in these days.

We received a slew of new books over the last few weeks.

Modern Top-Down Knitting from Kristina McGowan is absolutely beautiful. It's full of dresses, sweaters, and hats, all knit from the top down.

Sally is working on a top-down hat right now, so stay tuned for that.

If you are a knitblog reader, you will recognize most (if not all) of the designers in Brave New Knits: 26 Projects and Personalities from the Knitting Blogosphere by Julie Turjoman. There are several projects in this book that I am having a hard time resisting.

Ann Weaver's Johnny Rotten Jacket is killer, and the Button Tunic from Julie Weisenberger (aka Cocoknits) is perfect for a little collector.

Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting is an updated edition of a classic. This is a beautiful reference for all things cabled.

We also have the newest Stitch n' Bitch SuperStar Knitting, Vogue Knitting Mittens & Gloves, Knitting it Old School, Touching Elegance from Kim Hargreaves, and many more.

I was pleased to see several knitters hanging out at the shop on Sunday, and it was nice to feel like the crazy gift rush had passed enough for people to sit and knit for a little while. Please come by to see us and stay for a bit.

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