DanDoh Trunk Show: May 7th-15th!

Mark your calendar: we have an exciting trunk show coming to The Knitting Nest between May 7th and 15th!

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Here’s the story: Each year, we attend a yarn show in January, to discover all the latest designs and fibers. As you might imagine, we are surround by absolutely gorgeous knit and crochet items–in the company booths, on displays and on the shop owners and designers who are attending the show. This year, one woman’s knit cover-up was so gorgeous we stopped her to compliment it. And we’re so glad we did, because we discovered that it was her own design, and that she is the owner of DanDoh, a truly unique and modern yarn company!

DanDoh projects are perfect summer knitting, featuring yarns in cotton, linen and silk. We think you’ll love all of the patterns, and we’ll be featuring many knit and crochet samples (as well as a large array of color choices) during the trunk show.

Hope to see you there!

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Interweaves Escapes Knitting Retreat

500x500_ie_store_image_02-17This May, Interweaves Escapes is hosting a 4 day knitting retreat in our own beautiful Lake Tahoe! This will be a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive knitting event, featuring two workshops with designer Chris Bylsma, accommodations at Sunnyside Resort, gourmet meals… and an excursion to The Knitting Nest!

The retreat will take place May 5-8th; more information can be found here. But don’t delay: registration closes April 1st and there are only a few spots left! 

Hope to see you there and happy knitting!

Knit-A-Long With Knit Collage!

Join Knit Collage on their latest knit-a-long! Choose either the Sanctuary Pillow or the Dash Shawl (or both!). To really kick things off, we’re offering all Knit Collage yarns at 20% off now through Wednesday, March 22nd (just mention this blog post to receive the discount). Stop by and check out all of the beautiful colors! You can also find more information about the knit-a-long — including prizes you can win and ways you can share photos of your knitting — on the Knit Collage website. Happy knitting and come knit-a-long with us!

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Knitting Club & Learn to Knit at LTCC!

IMG_0104Our next session of the Lake Tahoe Community College Knitting Club and Learn to Knit classes are starting soon! These sessions begin November 2nd and run through December 14th. All classes are on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30.

These sessions are a lot of fun, and a wonderful way to work on challenging knitting projects, learn some new skills, meet other knitters and get whatever help you need. Plus, all enrolled members receive a special discount at The Knitting Nest throughout the session! For more information and to sign-up, visit the LTCC Connect website.

Happy knitting!

Rainy Weather = Cozy Knitting!

With cold temps and rainy weather, the best thing to do is grab some yarn and needles and KNIT! So come up to the Nest these next few rainy days and get inspired for a new fall pattern. We’re open extra hours this week: Friday 10:00-3:00 and Saturday 12:00-3:00. 

With cloudy skies rolling in, I decided to start a new warm weather wrap, Range by Andrea Mowry, which knits up quickly on size 8 needles. My color combinations: Tahki’s Vermont (50% Alpaca/50% Merino) and Lana Gato’s Class (80% Merino/20% Angora). A fun knit using short rows, and my new favorite Brioche. Sure to be fun!

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I recently started a new sweater pattern from Drea Renee Knits: Spin Raglan by Andrea Mowry — a quick worsted weight sweater that will be perfect to wear in these fall months. Using Tahki’s Tara Tweed, it’s a super soft tweed yarn to snuggle up with!

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PS. It’s your last chance to check out all of Drea Renee’s Knitwear samples before they travel to their next show!

Drea Renee Trunk Show!

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As a yarn shop owner, I come across many, many, many blogs, posts, pictures, trends, etc., each and every day… but when I stumbled across Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits I was awed and inspired. Her unique style, not to mention the photography and scenery on her website, are amazing–both artistic and professional. Her knits are absolutely beautiful but also contemporary: fashion-forward, modern and something that I want to both knit and wear.  

It was difficult to chose my first project… but I settled on “Goldfinch” and decided to use Zen Yarn Garden’s “Serenity Silk Single” (a merino/cashmere/silk blend, which are available in special Tahoe colors available exclusively at The Knitting Nest).

As you might imagine, I have many (many) works-in-progress, so I don’t often finish a new one right away. But this is one I couldn’t put down. The instructions were detailed, well-written and left me with no questions. It’s already completed, and I love wearing and showing off my truly one-of-a-kind work of art.

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Here at The Knitting Nest, we’ll be offering a Drea Renee Knits trunk show through October 14th. All of her patterns (and the yarns you use to create them) will be 15% off through that time. So stop by and check out something new!

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Happy knitting!

Learn to Knit & Knitting Club at LTCC!

KnitNestLogo2013It’s time for another session of Learn to Knit and Knitting Club at Lake Tahoe Community College! The next session runs from September 14th through October 18th, on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work on your knitting projects, meet an inspiring group of fellow knitters, get inspired, get some help and, most of all, have a lot of fun!

Plus, all enrolled members receive a special discount at The Knitting Nest throughout the session! For more information and to sign-up, visit the LTCC Connect website.

We’ll also be offering another round later this fall, from November 2nd through December 14th.

Come join us, and happy knitting!