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almost everything i learn about knitting…

…i learned from kay and ann of mason-dixon knitting!

the blog was a must read! their first book, mason-dixon knitting, was my knitting bible in my early knitting days! and their second book, mason-dixon knitting: outside the lines, was an important next step!

so if you haven’t explored mason-dixon knitting and kay & ann’s wonderful life lesson, you are in for a treat!

check out these patterns! subscribe to their blog! and embrace the simplicity and wonder of mason-dixon knitting!

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summer knitting

no that’s not an oxymoron!!!

 

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desperately seeking shallow crocheted in bio bimbo

 

you can really knit in the summer! i’m fond of saying “jack up the a/c and knit something warm.”

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we have amazing cottons, bamboos and silks that make knitting in hot weather a delight!

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and cotton isn’t like it used to be! it is soft and drapey! think not warm alpaca!

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so i challenge you to knit in this summer! show us what you can do! post your projects to our FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM account.

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not our grandma’s needlepoint

needlepoint has something for everyone! and just like knitting and crochet, it is always evolving! new canvases, new stitches, new threads!

and we just can’t carry it all! but we can get you just about anything you want! more canvases are coming with stitch guides these days – so no guess work or imagination needed! or we can help you select fancy stitches for your canvas!

this weekend i updated our special orders page including the needlepoint tab listing canvases by theme! so check out these canvases below and 1000s more on our special orders page! then call us and get it ordered!

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christmas purse – canvas by associated talents
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humor is everywhere in needlepoint! canvas by amanda law ford
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christmas stockings by strictly christmas
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beautiful silk ribbon technique on canvas by leigh designs (stitch guide included)

 

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meet the yarnies!

you know them! you love them! now get to know them better!

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mary, pictured on the left, helps a customer with her knitting

Mary learned to knit as a child, around 9! Quit for a bit while her children were very young and returned asap when time allowed. For her, it’s all about sweaters and technique. And now that she’s old, she has lots of time to experiment with different ways to create a look or just skin any cat.

Loves: sweaters, beautiful yarn, short rows

Current TV obsession: the 5 movements in The OA

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pam, pictured on the right, shows a customer how to seam a sweater during a private lesson.

Pam learned to knit while sitting at the switchboard for the Pulaski County Juvenile Court. For years, she knitted primarily hats and scarves. In 2000, she discovered socks and became addicted.  She reknit her first sweater three times which taught her to fix her own mistakes.  Now she loves new techniques and unusual designs.

Loves: socks, sock yarn, socks, socks

Claim to fame: knitting a pair of socks on a road trip from Miami to Little Rock

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Heather and Will

Heather taught herself to knit while trying to quit smoking over 10 years ago. After teaching herself to knit and smoke at the same time, she successfully dropped one habit and picked up another one. Her husband says “if she’s sitting, she’s knitting!” She loves to challenge herself with new craft explorations and share her passion with anyone who will listen. Before buying the YARN mart, she worked in local museums as a researcher, historian, curator and director.

Loves: yarn, shawls, sweaters, not finishing projects

Widely known fact: obsessed with streaming tv!

Come hang out with us! The table is always open! Let us share our passion for knitting, crochet, needlepoint, weaving and yarn with you!