Things are Clipping Right Along

knitting and napping

I’ve been sneaking in a few rows while Padraig naps, during summer concerts in the park (check out the gorgeous moss dogs and their rooftop garden on the doghouse),

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historical society,

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and at the zoo

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and also during any commutes where I’m in the passenger seat.

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Before I knew it, I was pretty far on my Slouch Potato in Enzo Sport and my Zig Zag Mitts for the summer cotton KAL were half done.

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I am in LOVE with the sport weight cotton for this pattern. The stitch definition is amazing and the fabric hugs my hand perfectly. And the pattern? It’s 16 row repeat is so addictive! It becomes mindless at 4 row chunks at a time. I mentioned to Anne last night that it would make a gorgeous blanket, so I think that’s my next project. Barb has definitely inspired me to cast one on. Bring on the worsted!

Sarah had to give her summer KAL project a little break. It became a tangled mess and completely frustrated her. We’ve all been there, haven’t we!? Susan rescued it out of her knitting bag

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and together they got Billow Cloud back on track.

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Knitting friends…they’re just the best. And it’s always more fun to straighten out someone else’s project. For some reason it’s less painful. Maybe that’s just me.

Last night there was a lot of knitting progress sharing in the Wednesday night group and Anne text me photos so I didn’t miss anything.

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Anne’s reincarnation of Baci into a sport weight cotton cap is just stunning and Barb’s revamped cotton Kiltie cowl

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into a little girl’s skirt is just too much! Isn’t this the cutest ever? All it needs is buttons and this little number is ready for someone’s first day of school. I’m seeing a back to school ravelry KAL brewing now. Go ahead, grab some sport weight cotton. I’ll wait.

Speaking of Barb, she showed up to knitting wearing her finished Ivar

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in Shalimar Breathless. I love the color; such a fresh green. Bravo Barb. Bravo.

In case you’re wondering, Barb is standing in the NEW RETAIL SPACE! I’ve been watching it grow from paint to carpet to stocked shelves of Bare Naked Wools via Face Time and text.

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It’s been thrilling for all of us to watch these four walls become a fresh and inviting space for natural yarn lovers to flock.

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Look how giddy Anne was the other day when she popped in to see the progress! We can’t wait for customers to see it! The wait is finally over…we open TOMORROW just in time for the hoards of people flocking to Canton for Football Hall of Fame festivities. Join us this weekend!

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Directions and more details can be found on the new boutique page David set up here. We will have regular weekly hours starting soon and as always we are available by appointment. Just call or email us ahead of time to set something up. We can’t wait to see you! I think it’s time to start planning summer road trips…

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Anne will pop in soon with a new hat pattern, plus updates on the shop in all its glory. In the meantime, follow us here for the latest:

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14 Responses to “Things are Clipping Right Along”

  1. Jo Morgan says:

    First, loads of congratulations for the opening of the retail space! It looks amazing!

    I laughed out loud about untangling someone else’s knitting snafu. You’re right–it does seem easier than untangling your own!

    Finally, great pictures of a fun summer–but where is Padraig?

  2. Wish I could be there, but instead must simply wish you all the best of luck as you launch this exciting new venture.

  3. nathalie says:

    So exciting! Congratulations to everyone involved.

  4. Lesley says:

    The best of wishes opening your new retail space.

  5. josiekitten says:

    Congratulations to everyone concerned! It’s so exciting, I wish I could visit and have a good rummage in the shop and stay for knitting class too! One day, perhaps!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on the new retail space. Much success.

  7. Cynthia says:

    Good luck and congratulations to the entire Knitspot team! Would love to be there in person; sending the best wishes for your opening!

  8. Bobbie in AK says:

    Wishing you much success in your new adventure!

  9. Alhbooks says:

    Hooray for your grand opening! And what great projects to share!

  10. Lanafactrix says:

    I know what you MEAN, but does it have to say “chemical-free”? Nothing is “chemical-free”! Everything is chemicals!

  11. Lanafactrix says:

    The little avatar generator gives me a perfect face, haha.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Google Maps says it’s a 57 min drive to the shop, but unfortunately I can’t fit that in this weekend. Only 22 min from my in-laws in Uniontown! Do you offer gift certificates that could be used online or in the shop? It’s less than a month to my birthday and my mom asked for suggestions. :-) (sjn821)

  13. majordomo says:

    how exciting that you live within driving distance stephanie! yes, we have gift certificates and they can be bought online here. you can use the funds in the store or online. gift certificates can be purchased in the physical store as well.

    happy early birthday!

  14. Eleanor says:

    Best wishes for the next iteration of Knitspot. Hopefully people will send lots of opening day greenery and flowers to add some color and showcase the subtle shades of yarn. Very trendy.