Big news!! Starting this week, we will now be open 7 days a week!
That's right, no more waiting till Monday to get your fiber fix. You can come knit on the big red couch on Sundays from 11am-4pm. AND, to better accommodate the busy Saturday shoppers, we will now be staying open until 5pm every Saturday.
Many, many thanks to all our fabulous customers who have made these extra hours necessary. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays!
While we're talking schedules, here are the TKE holiday hours:
On Thursday, Dec. 24th, we’ll be open until 2pm.
Friday, Dec. 25th - CLOSED
Saturday, Dec. 26th - open as usual
On Dec. 31st, we’ll be open as usual for KAN.
Friday, January 1st - CLOSED
Today, our Inspiration Monday comes from one of those amazing fiber peeps who has become part of our TKE family. Luanne has amazed us all with her speedy needles and crochet hooks this holiday season. She has accomplished the monumental task of making cowls for her coworkers - and she supervises people in not just one office, but three!
As of Thursday, she had produced these gorgeous crocheted lace cowls:
and more were being planned:
Luanne has been whipping out three a night. When I saw how awesome they looked, and heard how fast they worked up, I knew it had to be our feature today. The pattern? The One Row Lace Cowl, free on Ravelry.com and through the designer's website. You only need about 100yds of a worsted weight yarn. Luanne has used Cascade 220, Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton, and many others. Consider Malabrigo and Spud and Chloe Sweater.
Many other presents were underway this past week.
Mary Ellen was in the home stretch of her Iain Sweater knit in Cascade Eco Wool destined for her extremely lucky son.
Michelle is making a super cozy hat for someone special out of Malabrigo Chunky.
Bridget is making her dad a warm hat.
Terri has some super warm socks on the needles.
Sue has us all drooling over the pure cashmere shawl she is making for her mother-in-law.
On Saturday night, we had our annual TKE holiday party. Pam was absolutely incredible and welcomed us all into her lovely home for the occasion. The knitters cooked, knit, and raided their stash for some envy-worthy yankee swap stuffs. I was too wrapped up in the fun to be taking pictures, but managed a few shots.