Sunday, November 29, 2009

our appologies

We have discovered the source of our problem, we are working on it. The email is working which is a good thing.

But just to bring you up to date about the liners. We are so excited! we already have 60+ liners. There so many generous knitters out there we are so grateful. Bring in your left over yarn ball and we will knit up stripped hats.

Also the holiday shopping season is on full swing. Don't forget we have gift certificates, pretty needles from serendipity or beautiful baskets from Lantern Moon, and the newest addition crystal or swarowsky glass stitch markers handcrafted by local artist, or maybe you had a wish to knit with a delicious yarn.
We will make it easy for you just fill out a Nonna's wish list and drop it off we will gladly pass it along.

Wishing you all the Very Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

technical difficulties

We apologize our website is having some problems and so is our email we hope to have it running soon!
Meanwhile let me tell you about Black Friday!
The Denville Chamber of Commerce will be closing Broadway from 4:00 to 8:00 there will be a lot of fun filled activities and giveaways as well as sales.
Nonnas will be open till 8:00 as well plus
we will be giving away Nickies famous Biscottis
we will have our Samples on Sale (deeply discounted)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

mittered squares

okay this Saturday at 3:00 and a repeat on the following Thursday 1:30 we are going to have a long awaited aspecial class. We will be designing our very own jacket/cardi. Again you choose the yarn and some of you already have done so and you will design this jacket/cardi using mittered squares. In this first class you will learn all about mitters how you can customize the sizes that you need and where to place them. Please bring in graph paper and pencil and ofcourse the needles and yarn for your jacket/cardi.

There will be two more follow up classes one in December and one in January to help you along the way. Each meeting will be a new step to discuss.

Therefore if you haven't signed up call in to Nickie and see if there is any space left. We are keeping it to 6 students per class.

Hope to see you there!!

helmet liners

We are on a quest! Nancy has asked us to help her collect knitted helmet liners for the troops in Afghanistan. google K-help and you will see what we are talking about.
These liners need to be knitted in 100% wool such as Galway or Cascade 220, each hank will make 2 liners. They are basically caps very easy to knit and quick made one last night. Anyway
with purchase of either Galway or Cascade220 and upon the return of the liner we will give you a coupon for 10% off your next purchase of yarn. We are planning to ship the liners on or about December 15. If we can knit up two hats each we will have quite a few. Also I will teach anyone who is interested in learning how to knit the liners every Tuesday evening at 6:00pm.
Sooo Help Out please!!

On another note I promissed to give you a pattern and a pix well the pix is not here yet but here is the pattern:

With size 19 needles and two strands of Baby Alpaca Grand, you will need two hanks but you will also have left over (it takes about 75 yds )

Cast on 17 stitches

**Row 1: K1, P1, across
next repeat row 1 four more times ( you will have seed stitch)
next in keeping in seed stitch K1 yarn over (yo) 3 times, p1 yo 3 times, across the row
next in keeping in seed stitch knit 1 drop the yo, p1 drop the yo across the row**
(you will have very loopy stitches)
repeat from **row 1 to ** for an additional 5 more times a total of 6 repeat.

or you can cast on less and make a long scarf or cast on more and you can have a shawl. It is so versatile and soooo soft. You will love it.