Monday, June 30, 2014

Sales and Books and Stuff

Guys, I have been really negligent with this blog -- not because I don't enjoy it (I DO!) but because I am in the throes, the final, awful throes, of book completion.  The book contract is signed and sent back to Cambridge U Press, and now I have to really finish it (AGGGGHHH), which means getting the last 50 pages in order, consolidating 2,000+ footnotes (I'm not kidding), and drafting a decent conclusion to replace the dribs and drabs now in the file.  So.  I'm SO sorry, I WILL get back to it, and not too long from now.  I should have been finished last week.

In the meantime, we have the gorgeous Prism trunk show in the shop for a few more days only (until the 4th or 5th), and the final final final days of our what-fun-it-is Summer Treasure Hunt -- we need to GET RID of yarn that has been in the shop for too long.  The space is full, if you can believe it, and we need to buy some new stock.  So we are inviting you to SEARCH for inventory numbers between 0 and 600 (half off!) and 600 to 999 (30% off). 

The inventory numbers can be found on each skein --    10-00599, for instance.  (In this case, the inventory number is 599).  There are lots of these older skeins, some of them handcrafted. 

Come help us out.  I'd really like to get rid of some of those gorgeous hand-painted sock skeins, just as you come in the shop on the left -- maybe Naomi Frankel's students (on the 9th, there is sock class!) should snap them up.  I can't justify buying more of those wonderful onesies at fiber festivals until the ones we have walk out the door.

Adios!      svb

Friday, June 13, 2014

Join us at Artisan Knitworks on June 19 and 26 (Thursdays) at about 6:30 until 8:30 for the first of several crochet-alongs.  The object of our attention will be Sandra's "Madrid Shawl."  This is an easy garment -- yarn is a variegated wool-silk blend by Noro, though you can use any DK or sport-weight yarn.  We ask only that you buy it from us.  You get a pattern pamphlet too!   We can adjust the width and length to suit your body size and height.  

Do call the shop and reserve a spot (248-427-0804) or register on-line at  If your crochet is rusty, stop by early -- we can run you through chaining and single crochet.  I will teach you the double crochet if you don't know how -- and I'll help you with the little puffs along the edge as well.   FUN!    svb

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cat Puzzle

OK, so here is Sheba, otherwise known as Fat Cat.  How do you suppose she managed to get between the two pillows, as if to cover herself up???      svb