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Shop Notes, Tidbits, and Such

By Ann Shayne
December 7, 2018

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15 Comments
  • I have enjoyed you here for a long time. When I saw you on Knit Stars 3.0 last week I loved your segments, Great job!

  • I love the investigation of the word, “cockles,” Y’all are nerds of the first order-my tribe. Don’t worry about the tree. It’ll get there. That’s the plan for our house.

  • You guys are great on Knit Stars, loved it! Also loving the Knit Stars Facebook group watching all your newfound fan girls talk you up! You should pair up with the ‘Mythbusters’ dudes for an epic knitting experiment!

  • IT IS US KNITTERS WHO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR ALL YOUR KNITTING INSIGHT, NEWSLETTERS OF USEFUL INFORMATION AND JUST FEEL GOOD CHATTING AND OF COURSE ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS IN THAT SHOP!!! WE SHOULD ALL WIN THE LOTTERY AND YOU WOULD SELL OUT REAL FAST. THANK YOU AGAIN AND KEEP IT UP!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SOMEONE WHO DOESNT BUY A LOT BUT FAITHFULLY READS THIS EVERYDAY AND SO LOOKS FORWARD TO EACH NEW POST!

    • Ditto all that Debra said!

    • Double Ditto to what Debra said (shouted out in all CAPS!!) Thank you Ann and Kay

  • I ordered 2 Akerworks Swatch Gauges: one, a Hanukkah present for me, and the other, an early Christmas gift for my KBFF. This gadget is truly fabulous. Thanks for including it in the Gift Idea Guide. You nailed it.

  • I did not know about the heart cockles, but I’m sure you know that the cochlea is a part of the inner ear, shaped like a snail, or course!
    Happy Holidays…….you two bring me so much joy every single morning! You two are my Rowans!

  • I want to tell you how much I like the Field Guides. I don’t like to make the same pattern twice, thinking life is too short for that. But I find myself repeating the ones if the Field Guides – they’re so clever and addictive!
    Thanks for them and for the daily inspiration.

    • Thanks so much, Dianne! This Chalice Cowl from Field Guide No. 8 has got me bad. I finished No. 2 last night and immediately went for No. 3.

  • Wishing the happiest of holidays to you, too! I have already received my Special Present from the MDK shop. It is still in its mailing envelope, and will stay there until Christmas morning. And about Kermit’s gift: doesn’t “working on a special present” mean “getting ready to throw up a hairball” in cat-speak? Ellie-the-cat thinks it does…

    • It’s like an Advent Calendar of throw-up around here. WHAT IS WITH HIM?

  • I have been visiting the site for nearly a year now, but even so your Knit Stars segment was full of interesting information, funny, and best of all inspiring! I now really want to knit a blanket with Rowan Denim full of textured stitches…maybe make my best guess at that lovely gray log cabin sequence knit blanket visible in Field Guide #5!

  • It never even crossed my mind that heart cockles are an actual thing. I am staggered. It’s like I’ve just been sleepwalking through life.

  • I love this time of the year and now want to see what’s new in your yarnie shop. Thanks you for that.

    Christmas, by birthday and our anniversary, 25 Dec, 3 January and 5 January = my Chris-a-birth-a-‘versary. I used to make a craft run…..to Hobby Lobby…..and snag a 50 pounder…..huh?….. Well, just a bunch of stuff to adjunct my yarnie hobbies; @@ (Age 70; 34th anniversary; he’s so lucky! @@,./’;,./’)

    So, I’m more sedentary these years…..and online shopping has replaced most road trips…..you guys are now my new Hobby Lobby! LOL!! I do like the tangible experiences more, however.

    What should I peek at first? The haberdashery pouch? Ya!!