AND Knit1 turns 10!!!!
Knit1 opened in August of 2005 with Karen Clements as the owner. I remember literally coming to a dead stop in the middle of Lincoln Avenue when I saw the sign! I couldn't believe that a yarn store had opened in my neighborhood. Karen and I became fast friends and I started working for her maybe 8 months or so after she opened. I started by teaching a class and then working in the shop, there's more to the story, or maybe to the history, but here we are 10 years later. I bought the shop in March of 2010 when Karen and her family moved to California. It's truly been the best years of my life. I've made incredible friends, learned a lot from all the students and customers who come to the shop and hopefully gotten to be a better knitter and shop owner over these years. And now it's time to celebrate!
What a happy bit of synchronicity it is to have YarnCrawl and our Anniversary coincide. To celebrate these occasions we have several things planned: First, our Annual Crawl Party is going to be on Friday, July 31st starting at 6:30PM. We are overjoyed that Karen Clements will be here to celebrate! Our free Yarn Crawl pattern is a piece designed by Karen exclusively for Knit 1's 10 Year Anniversary. As part of our celebration that night we will have a new palette of our limited edition Knit 1 Yarn designed especially for our Anniversary event by local dyer Dagmar Klos.
Second: Our other dear friends from California, Anzula Luxury Fibers, will be here for a trunk show and yarn sale on Sunday, August 2nd starting at noon. They are here for 3 hours only. If any of you were here last year for the trunk show you know it's gonna be good! They bring tons of yarn and sample garments and it's yarn-y, stitching heaven! If you haven't seen their yarn, even more reason to come by, plus they bring some of the lines that we don't carry but lust after. We'll have refreshments, raffles, free stuff and the usual merriment!
We can't wait to see all of you!
Lynn and Karen