Saturday, December 31, 2005

Tiboodoo's Baby Kits and a Happy New Year!

Come in and check out our new baby kits! No, it's not a kit to make a baby! They are kits to make baby sweaters, baby booties, and baby hats! This french company uses some of Anny Blatt's finest yarns in these to-dye-for kits. And a happy new year to you and yours. See you in 2006!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Lorna's Laces Love

Come on in tonight and enjoy a talk by the owner of Lorna's Laces. I'm excited to learn about the company and the dye process. Come by any time after 5pm! (We also got in some new colors of Shepherd Worsted today, just for the occasion.) I will try to post pictures later...

Friday, December 23, 2005

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to you and yours. We will be closing Christmas Eve at 3pm and will be closed Christmas day. Normal hours will resume on Monday...

On Tuesday we will be having a presentation by the owner of Lorna's Laces, Beth Casey. She will be talking about the dye process and how they make their gorgeous yarns. Come and chat with her and knit a little too. (Event starts around 5pm)

Love to you all, Melissa


I am looking for someone who would like to spend one afternoon of their week (for about nine weeks?) teaching some nice kids how to knit. I am the Artistic Director/Supervisor at the Boys and Girls Club in NE Portland and am looking for someone to help me start a knitting groups with the kids. If youi know anyone who would like doing something like this, or how I can get in touch with someone who would like doing this, please let me know.
Any information is appreciated,
Jess Bollaert

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Class Projects

I'm so happy with our teachers and the quality of classes that we offer here at Lint. I thought you might want to see some of the great projects we have for our Winter Class Schedule. (Check it out at These are samples for Jo Mackby's classes: Fingerless Gloves with optional Argyle and Mosaic Knitting. There are two Intro to Intarsia classes taught by Leigh Radford. The smaller bag is the project for the one day intarsia workshop, and the larger is for the 3 week class. Each of these pieces is an original pattern designed by our very talented teachers. Needless to say, I think these are going to be great classes with lots to learn and great projects!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I'm still full

The spirit of the holidays was definitely with us last night. What a potluck wonderland we had here at the store. I can't beleive how many scrumptous treats there were to partake of. We had so much fun sharing our special foods and special company with each other. A big thanks to Nancy who brought us the coffee and many of the delicious dishes that we enjoyed. (You're a superstar!) Merry Chrismakwanzakah to all of you!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

snowy town, USA

Weirdness, knitting and inclement weather go hand in hand here at Lint!

Knit it snow, knit it snow, knit it snow!

We closed at 4pm Sunday
due to snowyness and cold.

Stay tuned for Monday hours of operation.

Yes, we are crazy for the white stuff!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Creative Packaging...

Emily fashioned these gorgeous pom-poms to wrap a gift. What a great way to use up scraps and make your holidays packages special! PS... Don't forget about Tuesday night potluck!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Felted Ornaments, Felted Fun!

This Saturday Leigh Radford will be teaching the felted ornament class here at the store. We have a tree covered with them and a garland made from the cute little balls of joy. This class was a total blast last year, and should prove to be again this year. You don't have to know anything about knitting to take it. All you need is your hands, some soapy water, and an imagination. If ornaments aren't your thing, you can always use the technique to create a super cute pin cushion. What a great personalized gift for the sewer in your life. The class is from 12:30 to 4pm this coming Saturday.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Sock Class Success!

I'm so excited to see so many successes in Socks! The third and last beginning socks class taught by Elaine Marcus was held today, and we now have a whole new batch of sock-knitters. Just check out these great-looking socks. On the next schedule Elaine will be teaching socks from the toe up. Yay!

Friday, December 09, 2005

New Book and Sneaky Class Listing

Check out this totally rad new book! It's by the folks at Vogue and it's called "Stitchionary." It's chock full of patterns and huge, life-size swatches in Green yarn. Can you see how amazing?!! This is the perfect gift for all of your knitting buddies that already have all the gadgets and whats-its they can think of. (I want one too.)
By the way, if you're dying to see the new class schedule, just come by the store. We have advanced copies for you. The regular newsletter should be to you on Tuesday! For now, Love to you...

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Crazy Knit Night!

I absolutely LOVE my knit-nighters! Tonight there was much laughter and fun. It truly warms my heart to know the joy that knitting brings to these wonderful people. There was even some conspiring to have a potluck the Tuesday before Christmas. I believe that is December 20. So, come as you are, or bring us some treats! (Don't worry, I'll remind you.) What's better than celebrating the holidays with your knitting buddies?

New Great Adirondack Colors

Today we received a couple of new Great Adirondack colors. For those of you who are familiar, these are gorgeous yarns. We got some new 100% silks and ribbons. Aren't they lovely?