New Home

Monday, December 5, 2016

We have a new home!!! Our blog is now located directly on our website! Check it out at www.alittleknitty.com


Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of November 20th to 26th

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, November 22nd - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Thursday, November 24th - CLOSED!!! I'll be eating large amounts of turkey! :)

Saturday, November 26th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - It's that day of the year all Small Businesses look forward to...it's SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!!!! Show your local small businesses some love, come out and support them and shop small all day long. We will have local treats to go along with some killer deals!! No Workshops today, just fun and food! :)

 Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this crazy dream of mine. I'm gifting you 50% off my patterns on Ravelry when you purchase 3 or more patterns! Go to: www.ravelry.com/designers/jen-reeves and use the code: iloveturkey at checkout. Thank YOU for everything!!!



Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of November 13th to 19th

Sunday, November 13, 2016



Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, November 15th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 17th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                   Join us for the Knitted Knockers Knit Together from 10:30 to Noon!!!

Saturday, November 19th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                  Two Workshops today - Knitting 101 & Bow Making!!

You can RSVP for all workshops AND Girls Night Out at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com Reservation MUST be made to save your spot! You can also email me at info@alittleknitty.com or call (360) 441-4624 to make your reservation over the phone! You don't have to pay for the workshop until the day of the Workshop or Girls Night Out! We take Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!
Jen

Yarn is just more attractive when it is on sale!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I love a good deal...especially on yarn!!!

One of my missions with the shop/blog/website/social media is to make knitting and crochet more accessible to those who want to learn but just aren't sure where to start and can't sink $100 into yarn for their first big project....I totally feel ya!!

So here are a few awesome sales that are taking place so that you can get crafting!


The Big Sale at knitpicks.com

I have always been a Knit Picks fan, and they really are a great resource for beginning knitters! If you are looking to stock up on their yarns, check out this awesome sale!



We will be having a HUGE sale in the shop on Small Business Saturday (November 26th). This huge sale is a thank you to the community that has supported us & will allow you to score great deals and will allow us to source more yarns, add in more classes and keep growing!!

Please consider stopping in...it means a lot to us!!!

We might be brewing an online sale too...stay tuned!!!

Thank you to those who have stopped in, spread the word and helped in any way! Please continue doing so!

This blog post does contain affiliate links. These links do earn a small kickback to A Little Knitty. This allows us to keep growing and bringing you the best resources in Knitting and Yarn Crafts! Thank you so much for your support!
Jen

New Patterns Hit Ravelry!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Today I finally got around to loading my earflap hat patterns on Ravelry...AND for a very limited time you can get all three of these adorable patterns (which includes the bow pattern)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/portia-earflap-hathttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/evan-earflap-hathttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anabelle-earflap-hat


For a whopping $7 (Regular retail is $12 for all three patterns!!)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/the-earflap-hat-collection

So hurry and download The Earflap Hat Collection today!!



Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of November 6th to 12th

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, November 8th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sit-n-Stitch 6:30 to 8:30 YES we are open for shopping during Sit-n-Stitch too!!
                      
Thursday, November 10th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for the Knitted Knockers Knit Together from 10:30 to Noon!!!

Saturday, November 12th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We have two workshops today: Crochet 101 and Crochet Flowers


You can RSVP for all workshops at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com Reservation MUST be made to save your spot! You can also email me at info@alittleknitty.com or call (360) 441-4624 to make your reservation over the phone! You don't have to pay for the workshop until the day of the Workshop or Girls Night Out! We take Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!



Jen

Things are a changing

Friday, November 4, 2016


So, last night I thought I found a good option for a shopping cart through Etsy, but today I ran into a much better alternative which will make things MUCH easier for me and will host my own shopping cart.

What this means...I will be making lots of changes over the next week or so, but will be great in the end! I will still keep my digital patterns on Etsy and Ravelry, but everything else will be hosted by ME!!! *and the crowd goes wild*

With all these changes, I've been VERY busy at work on Ravelry actually updating it instead of THINKING about updating it. Sidenote: if someone could invent a way for me to complete things by just thinking about them...that would be fantastic!

Check out Ravelry for new, fun patterns like these...










Thanks for helping us GROW!!!!

Jen

I got an award!

Everyone likes to receive awards....so it was pretty exciting when I found this...


Of course the purpose of the email was for me to purchase this cute little thing....but I'll just share it with you fine people instead! :)




Jen

It's time for your voice to be heard....VOTE!!!


Don't worry, this has NOTHING to do with the presidential election...this is all about YARN!!!!!!

As I look ahead in my plans for the shop, I want your input because this shop is meant to support the community! Please take a moment or two to take this survey! :)




Jen

Make It Yourself - Pompoms

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Make It Yourself - Gameday Pompoms perfect for hats or to be used as pompoms for your doll!
All you need is some yarn, an empty toilet paper roll & scissors!




Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of October 30th to November 5th

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, November 1st - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                     
Thursday, November 3rd - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for the Knitted Knockers Knit Together from 10:30 to Noon!!!

Friday, November 4th - 6 to 9 p.m. Girls Night Out! Join us for a fun evening of felting cell phone cases!! Reservations must be made to attend!

Saturday, November 5th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We have two workshops today AND a parade that goes right by our door. Stop in and watch the Veteran's Day Parade while you craft

                                   Two Workshops today - Crochet 101 & Crochet Flowers

You can RSVP for all workshops at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com Reservation MUST be made to save your spot! You can also email me at info@alittleknitty.com or call (360) 441-4624 to make your reservation over the phone! You don't have to pay for the workshop until the day of the Workshop or Girls Night Out! We take Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!

Jen

Winter 2017 Classes and Workshops

Friday, October 28, 2016



Classes & Descriptions


Knitting 101 - $25

We will learn the knit stitch during this workshop. You will receive knitting needles with the stitches already cast on and we will knit, knit, knit until you feel comfortable...then we will bind off! This is a very condensed version of my 4 week class. During this workshop we will make a coaster....or if you are really flying it might turn into a mug hugger! If you are interested in going on to the bow making class, I can also instruct you on the purl stitch that you will need for that workshop! Included in the class: 1 ball of yarn, Addilino Knitting Needles, In person tutorial


Arm Knitting - $25

We will learn how to arm knit in this fun workshop! You bring the arms, we will bring the rest! You will receive yarn, instruction and a link to a video to view when you get home!


Magic Loop - $35

Have you been interested in knitting small hats, but dislike knitting with double pointed needles? Or hate buying so many different needles for one project? Magic Loop is the thing for you! Join us for a fun workshop that will have you in love with Magic Loop! Workshop includes yarn, knitting needle and pattern!

Knitting help - $15

Bring your latest project in if you having some struggles! Includes assistance and a $10 shop credit!

Finishing Touches - $25

You are comfortable with knitting, but having troubles with the finishing touches like weaving in ends, blocking and fun techniques like the Kitchener stitch! Please bring to class the following:
Using size US7 - 16" circular knitting needles with 42 stitches cast on and 5.5" knit in garter (knit every row) or stockinette stitch (Knit one row, purl the next row and repeat). Don't bind off, we will use this during the class. Class includes instruction and $5 credit to use in the shop.


Love Me Tender Hat Class - $25

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this adorable knit hat! You will need to bring US7-16” circulars AND Double pointed needles (available for purchase for $35) or US7-32” circulars for magic loop method (available for purchase for $17). We provide the yarns, stitch markers, tapestry needle, pattern and instruction!



Crochet 101 - $25

During this class we will learn to chain, single crochet and double crochet. We will make a coaster, or if you really cruise through the project it can turn into a mug hugger! These are the foundation pieces you will need to do our crochet flower class. Workshop includes: 1 ball of yarn, bamboo crochet hook & in person instruction.

Cable Class - $25

Give cabling a shot with this fisherman inspired washcloth. We will work on the cable stitch so you can tackle any project you might encounter! You bring US7 Knitting Needles….we supply the yarn, pattern and instruction!



Shawl School Part 1 & 2 - $45 for 2 weeks

In this 2 week class we will create a beautiful shawl using one of two patterns and fingering weight yarn! You supply the US5 – 32” needles (or you can purchase them for $17, just leave a note at checkout) and we supply the yarn, patterns and instruction!

You can check out the schedules and register by visiting: http://alittleknitty.setmore.com


Jen

Freebie Friday over at PixieFaire

Thursday, October 27, 2016


Tomorrow I'm offering this fun FREE pattern over at PixieFaire. It's not a knitting pattern, it's just a fun way to play with yarn and make pompoms for your dolls, or pompoms for your hats!

For more information go here


and keep an eye out tomorrow for the free pattern!

Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of October 23rd to 29th

Sunday, October 23, 2016



Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, October 25th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                       
Thursday, October 27th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for the Knitted Knockers Knit Together from 10:30 to Noon!!!

Saturday, October 29th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Two Workshops today - Bow Making & Knitting 101

You can RSVP for all workshops at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com Reservation MUST be made to save your spot! You can also email me at info@alittleknitty.com or call (360) 441-4624 to make your reservation over the phone! You don't have to pay for the workshop until the day of the Workshop or Girls Night Out! We take Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!






Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of October 16th to 22nd

Sunday, October 16, 2016



Important Things to Know...

This Week's Schedule...IT'S TACOMA GIFT SHOW TIME!!!!!

Tuesday, October 18th  - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                  
The Shop will be CLOSED Thursday, October 20th and Saturday, October 22nd so we can be at the Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival!!! Join us there! You can score a $2 off coupon by going here:



Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!


Jen

It's I LOVE YARN DAY!!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stop what you are doing right now and go do something with yarn because...



Jen

Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival

Friday, October 14, 2016

Yes, we just barely started October and I'm talking about CHRISTMAS!!!! It does feel a little crazy, and next week when I'm surrounded by 550 booths all decked out for the holidays and constant Christmas music it will feel very real.

The Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival is in it's 34th year of being the first Holiday show of the year, and you can kick it off a little cheaper with this coupon!


At my booth...there will be lots of gift ideas for the yarn lover on your list (or for you, I won't tell!!!) Gift sets are $5 to $35 and there will be lots of things you haven't seen before....

Like....

And....


This too....










Can't wait to see you there!!!

Jen



FREE Knitted Knockers Workshop

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Knitted Knockers Workshop - FREE

Come join us while we knit, crochet and collect knitted knockers!
If you aren't familiar with the charity, you can find out more information here: http://www.knittedknockers.org/
If you have been making some on your own, please drop them off!
If you would like help making them, stop in and we will have helpers for both knit and crochet!!!


Saturday, October 15th                     2 p.m. to 5 p.m.              Knitted Knockers Workshop                        FREE

Please Register Online (http://alittleknitty.setmore.com), In Store or Phone (360) 441-4624

Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of October 9th to 15th

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, October 11th  - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                    Join us for Sit-n-Stitch from 6:30 to 8:30...you can also shop during Sit-n-Stitch!
Thursday, October 13th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                   Join us for the Knitted Knockers Knit Together from 10:30 to Noon!!!
Saturday, October 15th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                  Two Workshops today - Crochet 101 and Knitted Knockers FREE Workshop!

You can RSVP for all workshops at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com Reservation MUST be made to save your spot! You can also email me at info@alittleknitty.com or call (360) 441-4624 to make your reservation over the phone! You don't have to pay for the workshop until the day of the Workshop or Girls Night Out! We take Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!


Jen

Shop Happenings for the Week of October 2nd to October 8th

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, October 4th  - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, October 6th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                   Join us for the Knitted Knockers Knit Together from 10:30 to Noon!!!
Friday, October 7th - Girls Night Out Felted Cell Case 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 8th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                  Two Workshops today - Magic Loop & Bow Making!!

You can RSVP for all workshops AND Girls Night Out at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com Reservation MUST be made to save your spot! You can also email me at info@alittleknitty.com or call (360) 441-4624 to make your reservation over the phone! You don't have to pay for the workshop until the day of the Workshop or Girls Night Out! We take Cash, Checks & Credit Cards!

Thank you for your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!


Jen

October Mystery Bag

Friday, September 30, 2016

October is here (well, in 90 minutes for me!!) and here is all the info about the October Mystery Bag!!


Do you like to knit on the wild side?

Want to try a new yarn that you haven't tried before?

Do you have a hard time figuring out what to knit next?

Want to have a surprise in your mailbox???

I had so much fun curating the September Mystery Box, that I decided this needs to be a monthly thing!!

In October you will receive a knit pattern for a beautiful linen stitch scarf, along with 2 balls of a gorgeous wool blend plied yarn in a mystery color, tapestry needle, bonus knitting related item AND a sweet treat from a local shop all wrapped up in a cute bag with FREE SHIPPING!!!!

Orders will ship every Friday in October...grab yours now because there is a limited supply!!!

YOU just supply a US#8 knitting needle and your knitting talent!!!

This is a specialty item and will not be available in the shop unless you place your order online and ask to pick up in shop (but since it is shipping for free I'm happy to send it right to your porch too!)

#ALKOct2016MysteryBag

Alright, enough with the talking....here is the link for you to order yours!!! http://alittleknittyjen.storenvy.com/products/18055169-october-mystery-bag-free-shipping


Jen

Free Pattern Friday - Football Hat

A few years ago someone mentioned a hat the looked like a football and the idea rattled around in my head for awhile...and the hat that came out of my head was this one...


It is a super fun knit and is a huge hit this time of year. AND right now the pattern is FREE!!!! It's only free for a limited time....so grab it while you can! 

Please let me know what you think and post a photo of your finished product!!!

Enjoy!



Jen

Tweens and Teens Love Knitwear

Monday, September 26, 2016

I really love working with Tweens and Teens. Theirs is a generation that needs to learn awesome hobbies like Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Etc...or they will cease to exist!

I also think they are so fun because they are like little crafting sponges AND obsessed with fashion. A perfect storm in my mind!

I'm lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with the ultimate Tweens...

Meet B & L


They are WAY more up to date on fashion and trends than I am, they love fashion and both are adorable! I'm excited to design a few patterns designed for the trendy teens out there...and here is a little sneak peak.





My hope is to not only design the patterns for them in mind...but make them simple knits so that they can knit them themselves! 



Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of September 25th to October 1st

Sunday, September 25, 2016



Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, September 27th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 29th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 1st - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AUBURN LIBRARY!!!!!
We are closed for a very exciting professional video shoot! BUT if you are interested in knowing more about Knitted Knockers or dropping off your completed Knockers....join me at the Auburn King County Library in the small meeting room. Space is limited so rsvp soon!! http://www.alittleknitty.setmore.com/

We are so excited to have made it through our first summer and our "soft opening" and now be running at full force! Thank you for sticking with us and helping us grow. We will only continue to grow and carry more yarn lines with your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!

Jen

Girls Night Out - Felted Coffee Cozy

Friday, September 23, 2016



So, what is ArtFelt? 

Felting has been practiced for centuries and is one of the oldest methods of creating fabric known to man.  In the past it has been quite a laborious task, but now there is a new way to felt that is truly revolutionizing the way we do it.  Let us introduce you to Artfelt®

Prior to Artfelt®, there were various methods of felting, the most popular being wet felting, needle felting, and fulling.   All three methods create a felted material of some sort, but all three also require a tremendous amount of either time or physical effort.  Artfelt® combines the best attributes of all three methods with a new patented paper developed to ease and speed up the felting process.  This specialpaper allows one to felt extremely simple to incredibly complex pieces with minimal space and little physical effort.  It allows one to create a felted material that can be thick or thin, precise or abstract, and the whole process can be accomplished with very little experience and in a minimal amount of time.

In our Workshops, we include everything you need to create your project...you just take it home and felt it in your dryer! 

So here is what we did at Girl's Night Out....plus tons of laughs and yummy nibbles (there was a PUMPKIN theme tonight...and it was FANTASTIC!!!!)



We are ready to go...just need the girls to get here! :)


Hard at work...being very creative!




Giving the finished piece a little bath....isn't this beautiful?? I love this color pallet!



It was so much fun to see how creative these ladies were...I hope they had as much fun as I did!!!


Jen

Cool Find Friday: Laura Britt Shoes


Yesterday the Designer & Owner of Laura Britt Shoes was in our studio at Liberty Jane on Main and I completely fell in love with these Vintage Susan shoes! 


How awesome are these????? And the cool see through soles? 
Shut up and just take my money!!!


So ya, I ordered a pair and I'm contemplating another....


Ok....maybe three...



or 4....these Stadiums...um...I think I need them if I'm going to be a proper Washingtonian!!!

So ya, the shop was super quiet yesterday...so I went shopping.



Jen