Your knitting should be a unique reflection of you. This is no easy feat when most of us typically buy a pattern and follow it right down to the most minute detail. At Jessica Knits, we try to provide you with as many sample garments as possible so that you have a visual of what the finished piece might look like. But keep in mind that the exact color that the sample was knitted in might not be available. In fact, it’s usually the first color to sell out. That’s because it’s difficult to see past the color, and visualize what the garment would look like in a different shade, or even a different yarn, so people make the safe, but unimaginative, choice. In fact, it’s quite possible that even the designer didn’t pick the color – the company might have just sent a color that they had a surplus of. So break away from having to work up a garment exactly as it is pictured, or in the same colorway that you see in the shop. This is your opportunity to be creative. Find a piece that you are excited about, and let us help you find the perfect color for you. You’ll be a true original!
Rain is such a rarity in the desert. And though it may be only temporary, the sudden drop in temperature always begins to stir and awaken the desire to knit and crochet more (it’s not as if we stopped because of triple digit temperatures). The other day, a child in the shop asked why we already had some holiday decorations out, and I had to explain that it was because knitter’s need time to prepare their gifts and decorations. You can’t make them overnight. And on that note, we have some great holiday projects in mind for this year’s gift giving: easy cowls, unique hats, thick cozy scarves, and elegant shawls. There’s something for everyone on your list. But those gifts are not going to knit themselves. So grab your umbrella and head down to the shop. Because tomorrow the holidays will be one day closer.
We were overwhelmed by the great turn-out that we had at the Grand Re-Opening at our new location on Wednesday! It was the debut of our new Jessica Knits bags. The first 25 customers through the door got their bag for FREE! Blue Sky Alpacas provided us with some really great doorprizes and giveaways. Simply Sweets did a fabulous job, as always on the yummy cupcakes!
Our latest FibeR.S.V.P. was huge success! Everyone was treated to a preview of all of the fabulous new fibers for Spring and Summer 2013 from some of our most popular companies with a yarn tasting. A coordinating Pantone Spring/Summer 2013 laminated color card with all of the details and a little taste of the yarns previewed went home with every one who attended.
Fashion preview, free patterns, door prizes and great food rounded out the evening!
Not to mention Hazy conditions – Kidsilk Haze Trio, that is. Okay, so we are in no danger of any of these weather conditions, but it doesn’t mean we can’t dream. And Rowan is making our knitting dreams a lot sweeter with new yarns and patterns available at Jessica Knits and Crochets!
Frost is a beautiful, soft metallic yarn that is perfect for garments. It shows textured stitches well and has some exquisite, elegant colors to choose from.
Tumble is a chunky, but lofty yarn that is 90% Alpaca and 10% Cotton. You’ll fall in love with the patterns and you’ll be amazed at how quickly is knits up. It’s a big yarn, but it won’t weigh you down.
Kidsilk Haze Trio brings you the beauty of Rowan’s always popular Kidsilk Haze in a heavier (but still lightweight) yarn. For garments and accessories that have that great look of Kidsilk Haze without all of the effort, this is your go-to yarn. And wait until you see the pattern book. One word: Am-Haze-ing!
Come get it while supplies last (and before the real frost hits!).
JKnits and Crochets had a great time at Stitch N’ Pitch with Dbacks! It was a chance to meet new stitchers and see old friends. Cathrine, Viki and Kathy enjoyed chatting with everyone and handing out info on the store, class schedules and free samples from the great folks at Bar Maids, they helped sponsor our giveaways and drawing prizes.
We celebrated World Wide Knit in Public Day in style at JKnits & Crochets. The day began by “yarn bombing” the light post in front of the shop. The world should truly be covered in yarn – the post looks a lot happier! Then we met at Paradise Valley Mall for a Knit in Public gathering. By knitting and crocheting in public, we let everyone know that these great skills are back and better than ever. Do you know someone who knits or crochets? Tell them about our shop. And we all know people who don’t knit or crochet. Isn’t it time we spread the love? Tell them about JKnits & Crochets great beginner classes. We’ll get them on board!
Not bored. We have two new sources of information at Jessica Knits and Crochets. You’ll see one immediately upon entering the shop. Look directly in front of you and a beautiful glass and wood sign alerts you to what’s new in the shop, welcomes special groups and classes that day and, most importantly, tells you what the In-Store special is for the week. This is an unadvertised special and it’s always fantastic! It changes every week, so stop in often to check out the bargains.
We also have a new community board by our exclusive coffee bar. You’ll find recent customer projects, current events, upcoming festivities and more on this fun, informative bulletin board. Show us a recent project made out of our yarn and we’ll feature you on the board. Or just check it out while helping yourself to a goodie and coffee and get inspired.
Shibui Knits is based in Portland, Oregon, a city that is internationally famous for creativity and the arts. ‘Shibui’ means “elegant with a touch of bitterness” in Japanese. At Shibui Knits they try to bring that sentiment to all of their products. Shibui Knits fits into our product lines at Jessica Knits perfectly!
Shibui Knits fuses modern taste with classic silhouettes, creating a line of elegant and functional designs. They pride themselves on producing affordable luxury yarns and inventive, elegant patterns.
As part of their Mix concept, Shibui Mix patterns are designed especially to showcase bespoke yarn blends. These fashion basics are knit with varying combinations of their base yarns to create unique pieces that complement any wardrobe.