Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baltimore Market II (and a Few Other Goodies Too)

We have lots of new things in the shop, and we sell knitting and needlepoint supplies as well as cross stitch (and lights! magnifiers! scissors! beads! buttons!). Lots of times we have an experienced and accomplished cross stitcher who wants to "cross over" and try a new kind of stitching or knitting. If you want to try a new craft, just ask, and we'll be happy to recommend an "entry level" needlepoint or knitting project and can advise on lessons.

We have some very cute (and speedy to stitch) Permin Christmas cards. This comes as a complete kit, with a nice heavy card stock window card and envelope as well as aida fabric, floss and Kreinik.

Here's a fairly quick stitch--what a nice gift this would make for someone--"Margaret S. Beggs" by Priscilla's Pocket.

Everyone got so excited by Tempting Tangles' "Adam's Menagerie" that we ordered this too: Tempting Tangles' "Creation." It's charted for natural 32 count linen and DMC. I'm thinking of doing it on sparkly fabric, using beads and Kreinik and silk.

I love big Santas, and this needlepoint canvas is brand-new in the shop. (And yes, we have needlepoint experts on staff who can help you kit this up with the best fibers if you're ordering from afar.)

Praiseworthy Stitches' "Ravenmoon Hall."

Rosewood Manor's "Garden of Eden." Adam and Eve are clothed in this, and we had a lively discussion about whether we'd prefer to stitch them nekkid.

Here are the chocolate fabrics, with their names. They're 28 count, and the colors, from left to right, are black chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate and raspberry chocolate. Mmmmmmm--chocolate. Much lower calorie than the sugary kind.

With fall on the way, we have "Scurrying Squirrel" by Sam Sarah.

And speaking of squirrels, check out the sweater pattern featured in the newest Vogue Knitting. Isn't it a hoot? This issue is a winner, with lots of great projects! (We have the magazine in stock.)

And speaking of sweaters, we have lots of new yarn in stock, as well as the patterns to knit fun things. I love this sweater, in one of the new Sublime yarn books. This is knitted in Sublime's chunky merino "Tweed." I feel fairly certain that if she needs a hat and this warm sweater that the skirt isn't going to keep her legs warm.

And here are just some of the many colors of Tweed in the shop. Tweed has lovely flecks of color throught the main color, and it's soft against the skin. No harshness!

Please call us to place an order or with questions at 703-360-4600. We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and the first Sunday of the month from 12:30-4:30. Stitch nights are the first and third Sundays of the month.

Happy stitching!

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