Sunday, May 29, 2011

Summer has arrived!!

It's official that summer has arrived on the Outer Banks! Monday is Memorial Day, so that might sound like a Captain ObviousMan statement, but other things have made me notice. It's gotten hot, a little hazy, the traffic and grocery stores are both a little crazy and life at Knitting Addiction is just a starting to heat up!

Current happenings include a great sale on Mission Falls 1824. Both the worsted weight cotton and wool are on sale 25% off, and we will include a Mission Falls pattern book for free with the yarn to do a project. Quantities are limited, so don't delay.Knitting bags are also on sale this week, all bags are 25% off.

Knit Picks interchangeable needle sets are another hot summer item. We should have more in by the middle of the week. The sets have been flying out the door since we first started carrying them about a month ago. If you have ever lusted after either the Harmony or Options sets, now is the time to pick one up. The needles are lovely, cords are flexible and easy to change and a delight to knit with. We really think these needles are a great choice for knitters of all skill levels.

The other sure sign of summer is the change in shop hours. For the summer we will be open Monday through Friday, 10-6 and Saturday 10-4. We hope to see you and your knitting at the beach soon!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Good Grief I'm a bad blogger!!

Hi guys,

It's official that I am the world's worst blogger! I'm cringing from embarassment that the last post was in February! Oh my, forgive me!

So what's new??? Well, we've hit a couple of really cool milestones in the past couple months. March 16 marked one incredibly fabulous year in the new location at 400 S. Croatan Highway. Thanks to all who come and find us here. We are really in love with the new location. It is great space that has grown to be exactly what I wanted. What I thought was going to be extra space is now holding more yarn than I ever thought was possible and I am really thrilled. The flowers in the beds have even burst forth in lovely blooms this spring! Great stuff!

Another cool milestone is Knitting Addiction's SEVEN year anniversary as of May 1! Thanks to all who have made the past 7 years the fantastic journey it has been. I hope we are all together for many, many more years! I had no idea at the beginning what this would all become. I laughed this week at the early pictures of the old space 2 months open. Wide open spaces and not a ton of yarn... my how we've grown!

Some new cool yarn has arrived at the shop and we are thrilled about it. Feza "Alp" yarns are in. They are much like Prism, but a little more cost effective. "Alp Premier" is a bulky weight yarn that changes fibers every 4 or 5 yards. 200 yards are $38. "Alp Light" is a worsted weight yarn that also changes fibers every several yards and it is $28 for about 300 yards. We have some cool scarves knitted up and on display. A skein or two of either would be a great jumping off point for a Mix and Match Stole or a great Dancing Crayons wrap. We will be ordering more next week, our first shipment of 40 skeins is flying out the door as fast as we can wind! Come in and check out the colors and be on the lookout for more colors to arrive in the coming weeks.

Other yarn news to note: All Mission Falls yarns have been discontinued. We have sweater quantities left of some of the 1824 Wool colors, most of the 1824 Cotton and most of the 136 Wool yarns. May 10th will start the Mission Falls Sale! You heard it here first (knowing we don't do a ton of sales...). All Mission Falls yarns and pattern books will be on sale, 20% off for the next two weeks. I'm not sure how quickly the yarn will move, so don't let this great stuff get away if you need some.

So what comes next? We hope to have another great summer. We are looking at a variety of yarns to fill the gap that will be left when the Mission Falls is gone and we are looking forward to seeing you!

Happy Knitting,