Quick Knits for Holiday Gifts

There’s still time to make some beautiful, quick knits for your holiday gifting! Here are some of our favorites (these also make wonderful gifts for the other knitters in your life):

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Kits! We adore this slouchy hat and matching mittens.

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This 1 skein project also makes a gorgeous and unique gift!

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Beautiful colors options!

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The Blue Sky Fibers Lilydale sock would also make a truly special gift.

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We have many other quick projects and other gift ideas for you, so stop by soon!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, and due to winter road conditions, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

Halloween Hat!

Looking for a quick knit that’s perfect for Halloween? Try this adorable black spider hat! It’s a fast knit in beautiful Lena yarn by Tahki Stacy Charles, and will help you create a unique (and warm) look for an evening of trick-or-treating.

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Happy Halloween, and happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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Thank You Yarn Crawlers!

 

Last week’s First Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl was an outstanding success! It was wonderful to make new friends (and see so many long-time customers). We were blown away by everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm, and are already looking forward to next year!

Thank you so much for turning out and sharing your love for all things fiber. We love being a part of this community, and look forward to seeing you soon!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

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The Yarn Crawl is Almost Here!

This week, September 19th-22nd, don’t miss the First Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl! This FREE event is a celebration of friends, community and all things fiber!

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Here’s how it works: 11 yarn shops throughout the Lake Tahoe and Reno areas will be featuring special yarns, free patterns, prizes, trunk shows and more! This is a wonderful way to tour the scenic Sierra Nevada mountains while stocking up for your fall knitting.

It’s free to crawl, and there is no pre-registration necessary.

  • Use our map to find the participating stores and plan your route.

  • Download and print your Passport. 

  • Have your passport stamped at each shop you visit.

  • Collect stamps at all of the participating stores, turn in your passport at your final stop and you’re automatically entered into the prize drawings.

Collect a free knit and/or crochet pattern at each shop you visit. Featured yarn used in these patterns will be offered at 10% off.

At The Knitting Nest, here are a few of the special events we’ll be offering:

  • Blue Sky Fibers Trunk Show

  • Atenti Bags Trunk Show

  • Pop-up Shop R.Glahn Wooden Knitting Bowls

  • Raffle Prizes Daily

  • Knit & SipHappy Hour at The Eagles Nest Bar/Lounge 4:00-7:00 pm.  Wrap up your yarn crawl adventures with a refreshing drink and gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe!

Happy knitting and see you at the crawl!

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Yarn Crawl Events at The Knitting Nest!

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During the up-coming Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl (September 19th-22nd), we’re thrilled to announce these special events, only at The Knitting Nest!

  • Blue Sky Fibers Trunk Show

  • Atenti Bags Trunk Show

  • Pop-up Shop R.Glahn Wooden Knitting Bowls

  • Raffle Prizes Daily

  • Knit & SipHappy Hour at The Eagles Nest Bar/Lounge 4:00-7:00 pm.  Wrap up your yarn crawl adventures with a refreshing drink and gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe!

Can’t wait to see you at the crawl!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

*The First Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl is coming! From September 19th-22nd, 11 yarn shops throughout the Lake Tahoe and Reno areas will be featuring special yarns, free patterns, prizes, trunk shows and more! This is a wonderful way to tour the scenic Sierra Nevada mountains while stocking up for your fall knitting.

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Yarn Crawl Prizes!

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The Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl is coming September 19th-22nd! This free event was created to celebrate friends, community and all things fiber. Come tour your way around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, enjoying the sunshine, fresh air and beautiful fall landscape while preparing your stash for the cozy crafting season. Each of our 11 participating yarn shops will feature an array of delights organized just for the crawl, including exclusive yarns, trunk shows, pop ups and more! In addition, each store will feature a different yarn, with a special discount and free pattern.

What else can you expect? Prizes! At each shop you visit, stamp your passport (available here, and at each shop) and be entered to win a variety of exciting prizes, depending on how many shops you visit. There are 11 prizes available, valued at between $200 and $700 each! There will also be raffles at each shop, with more chances to win. Check us out on Instagram for some photos of the different baskets and goodies we’ll be offering…

Happy knitting and can’t wait to see you at the crawl!

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(End of) Summer KAL!

Summer is quickly ending, but there’s still time for a quick knit-a-long! Through the month of September, come grab the yarn and FREE pattern, and join us in making these beautiful Lilydale Footsies from Blue Sky Fibers.

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We have beautiful colors to choose from, in both solid and striped. Purchases also include this adorable free bag!

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Hurry in, offer ends September 30th!

Happy knitting!

P.S. Our shop hours are currently shortened while Lauren cares for baby Sofia, so please remember to check the website or call ahead for our most up-to-date schedule. Thank you!

*The First Annual Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl is coming! From September 19th-22nd, 11 yarn shops throughout the Lake Tahoe and Reno areas will be featuring special yarns, free patterns, prizes, trunk shows and more! This is a wonderful way to tour the scenic Sierra Nevada mountains while stocking up for your fall knitting.

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