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September Announcements

For me, September is a time for new beginnings. My birthday is right around the same time school starts so I feel like its January 1st again with a fresh start. Except we're heading into my favorite season instead of wondering when the ice is going to thaw. The combination of cake, new school supplies, and crisp fall air is rather magical. The first thing that is happening in September is the change in hours. We have to go back to night and Saturday hours. Since it's my first year though I feel comfortable keeping the shop open on Tuesday nights. So our hours starting September 4th... Tuesday to Friday 4pm - 7pm Saturday 10am - 5pm You guys made this summer at the shop so awesome that it'

#HatNotHate

Use Crafting to End Bullying Lion Brand is partnering with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. to launch an anti-bullying campaign, and you can help, too! Let’s increase awareness about the impact bullying has on children and teens by rallying together and crafting blue hats to wear proudly on... World Day of Bullying Prevention, October 1, 2018. How Can Knitters and Crocheters Help? Make blue hats and bring them to Love & Stitches. We are collecting the hats and distributing them to local schools. Need blue yarn? We have plenty in a variety of fibers, cottons, acrylics, wools, and blends. Please drop off hats

My Beginner Raglan KAL

Knitting a sweater seems like a daunting task. Thankfully the My Beginner Raglan by Knitatude is such an amazing pattern that makes knitting a sweater quick and easy. I only started knitting last summer and was able to tackle this beauty in April. I want to share the experience of making this great pattern with you guys so sweaters don't have to feel so intimidating. And we live in Central NY and the cold is coming. You'll need this sweater. The plan for this knitalong or KAL is that we will meet on Saturdays in September and October to take this pattern step by step. The pattern takes about 15 hours to knit and we will be knitting together for 8 of those hours. So there will be some knittin

Yarn of the Month - August

Introducing August's Yarn of the Month.... Cascade Anthem!!! First things first, here’s the stats... Fiber: 100% acrylic Weight: 4, worsted Gauge: 18 sts = 4” US 8 needles 13 sc = 4" Size H/5.00mm hook 12 sc = 4" Size J/6.00mm hook Yardage: 185 yards Care: Machine wash warm. Tumble dry. I LOVE Anthem! This is my new favorite acrylic. I know there are many of us yarn snobs that don't even consider acrylic yarns, but this is definitely worth a try. This is a washable, durable, and SOFT acrylic yarn. It is so versatile you can make blankets, sweaters, hats, mittens, pillows for all members of the family, even baby! It is that soft. Right now we have what I call the basic school or sports colo

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