Friday, June 27, 2008

Just Felt It!

36+ colors of Harrisville wool roving have arrived for your felting and spinning pleasures. We have just the color for your project.

Socks anyone?

We have tons of sock yarn!! We carry 4-ply and 6-ply Regia, Lamb's Pride Wildefoot, Opal, On-line, Berroco and many more. Some of these are self-striping. The design possibilities are gorgeous.

Nashua is here too!!

Check out the nice summer yarn from Nashua as well; cottons, linens, silks in summer colors. There are pattern books for these new summer yarns. Come pick out a fun summer project.

Rowan has arrived

Rowan yarn is on the shelves. We have a variety of summer weight yarns including cottons, cotton silks, bamboo and organic cotton. Yummy colors too!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beginning Crochet Class Details

Finally, here are the class details.

Brittney returns from vacation Friday and will be ready to teach on Sunday. The class will begin at 1 p.m. sharp and go to 2:30 p.m. We will finish our project the following weekend.

Class cost: $25
Materials: 3 skeins of Cascade 220 yarn or other worsted weight
Size J & K crochet hooks

Please have your materials and your skeins wound prior to 1 p.m. I will open at noon for those who do not have materials yet.

See you Sunday!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Free Books!!

We just received an order of Martingale & Company and That Patchwork Place books and they have a deal for us. The Rookery is a "Super Stitcher" shop and that is good news for you.

When you buy any That Patchwork Place or Martingale & Company book you will receive a Super Stitcher stamp card. Every time you buy another book by either company you will get your card stamped. When you fill your Super Stitcher card with nine "M" stamps, you mail the completed card to Martingale and they will send you a free book.

Come in and see the selection and start collecting your stamps.

There are some great new sock books....

... and check out the variety of projects in these books.

Running out of ideas of what to do with the kids this summer?

Check out these cool learn to knit kits. Not only is there a kit but there is also a book with awesome illustrations. Add this to the next rainy day activity list.

Monday, June 16, 2008

This Week's Books

More new books have arrived. Lots of fun projects to explore. We also received several copies of Itty Bitty Baby Hats and Itty Bitty Nursery as requested. Weavers, check out the Handweavers Pattern Directory.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 14 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Come to the Rookery between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m and knit with fellow fiber enthusiasts. You could bring any type of fiber project and enjoy the local company.

We will be having a sale as well. 10% off all knitting needles and crochet hooks.

World Wide Kit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other's company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it's easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This is a specific day to get out of your house and come knit.

It's the largest knitter run event in the world. In 2005 there were about 25 local events around the world. In 2006 there were about 70 local events. 2007 there were almost 200. Check out their website

Sunday, June 8, 2008


I'm introducing a new line of yarn to the shop this week. We received an order of Berroco Yarn as well as some of the corresponding pattern books. This company has such a variety of yarns in a nice price range.

We got some fun novelties and sparkly yarns with Trilogy, Plume, Mosaic, Tutu and Jewel FX.

Love It is a really nice cotton/acrylic with great drape.

Plush and Plush Color are perfect for baby blankets and accessories.

Bonsai, Linen Jeans, Lumina, Seduce, NaturLin are the yarns for the summer.

We also got a nice variety of pattern books for all these new goodies.

We also recived 6 colors of Berroco Sox. Its a self patterning yarn, not just self striping. They call them "engineered color patterns". Come check out the sample poster. One skein should knit one pair of socks. This is really cool stuff.

You're sure to find something you like.

Blue Sky Baby!!

Blue Sky Alpaca has been re-stocked and the colors are luscious.

We've got plenty of summer colors of the Dyed Cotton.

Check out the yummy Alpaca Silk.

I also got a bag of the Alpaca Melange in Cornflower as requested.

Yarn, Books and Magazines, oh my!

Tons of new stuff arrived this week. Brown Sheep sent a big order. We've restocked the Lamb's Pride Bulky colors and now have Lamb's Pride Worsted. These are great yarns for felting. We also have colors of their Cotton Fleece and Cotton Fine. These yarns are 80% cotton 20% wool and are great for summer clothing, baby items and socks.

We've recieved several new books. Itty Bitty Baby Hats, Itty Bitty Nursey, Loop-d-Loop Crochet, Knit so Fine, Inspired to Knit to name a few.

The newest issues for FiberArts and Handwoven has also arrived.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Beginning Crochet Class

This is the sample for the beginning crochet class; a scarf out of the book Crochet Me. The scarf is easy and looks awesome!! You need 3 colors of Cascade 220 and a size J and K crochet hook. Class cost is $25 for 2 days of instruction. The first day of class is June 29. I don't have a time yet but I'll let you know.

Monday, June 2, 2008

At Long Last

Welcome to The Rookery's shop blog. Visit here to find out new arrivals, classes and the latest shop buzz. The place is full of fiber with new items coming weekly. The grand opening held on May 17 was a huge success.
The drawing winners are listed below so if you haven't picked up your prize stop in soon.
Survey Drawing winner for a $25 gift certificate: Heather Hansen
Hourly Drawing winners: Vicki Vanek
Nancy Kemp
Linda Freed
Emily Salter
Bonnie Desclous
I'll publish the survey results soon. Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey.
Beginning crochet classes start June 29, there is still room if your interested. Come to the shop and see the sample. It's awesome!