July is always an interesting month in NYC. The dog days have not begun and thoughts of vacation dance in our heads - especially here in NYC. While NYC is not known for its temperate summer, July can be an opportune month if you like good retail opportunities. This is especially true at Knitty City where all our "sale" yarns are now 40% off. So, now's the time to check out what's on the sale racks and stock up for the fall/winter projects that are forthcoming. Don't want to think that far ahead? Remember, summer is a great time to tackle smaller projects - whether you're headed for the park, off to the beach or riding the subway. To make this an even better sale, the specially marked shelves will continue to be "refreshed" as the month moves on, and all books will also be on sale for 20% off. Knitty City has a full library of current and classic books, and this is a special opportunity.
Freia Fibers: "Elements"
Just arrived from Freia Fibers, new "Elements" is different fromother gradient yarns in that it begins and ends with the same color, making for a continuous flow when transitioning from one ball to the next.
Julie Asselin: "Merletto"
Merletto means lace in Italian, and, with 800yds. in every 115 gr skein, this yarn will take you a long way toward creating "airy" shawls, scarves or gifts. With that type of yardage, you can double it and still have 400 yrds per skein in a fingering weight. Better yet, buy two complementary colors and create a unique tweed effect. The blend of Merino Cashmere and Silk along with the 3 ply construction makes for softness and sheen but also sturdiness
In the Window
Weaving Magical Colors: Wenweave
Our front window is currently a small showcase for the work of Wendy Clark, a former art educator and now a full time weaver. She uses natural yarns which she hand dyes herself before hand weaving scarves, shawls, "babywraps" and table linens. Her work is light and color fast and washable. You can find her creations at fine galleries, museum stores and here: www.wenweave.com or follow her on Facebook at wenweave.
Don't Forget, Please
Monthly Book Club
Held every second Thursday of the Month, from 6-8 PM, the Knitty City Book Club is open to all - even the non knitters among us! This week, July 14th, the book being discussed is"The Children Act", writtenby Ian McEwan, author of "Atonement".
Knitting Lessons in Bryant Park
Join us, even if you already know how to knit, when we gather on the upper terrace at Bryant Park, from 1:30-3PM. This is our 5th year of teaching and sharing our love of making things. All materials are provided during the lessons, and returned at the end of the session. We are creating material for "Found but Not Lost" scarves, which will be put together and given out in Bryant Park during the winter. Knitters and knitters-to-be of all levels are welcome to join our community project.
Be sure to check our calendar for a listing of all upcoming classes and event. In addition, don't forget to look for us in all the usual places: Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, Twitter, Pinterest. Nothing beats seeing you in person, however, so drop by the store anytime.