Thank You JP Party!

Thank you JP!!! Come on down for 10% off everything in the store, trunk show with the amazing Ann Weaver from noon-3, raffle at 4 (Flora is wearing one of the raffle items above), and door prizes every hour on the half hour (check out our facebook page for a real time update of our winners…). We hope to see you!Thanks to Iris, Flora, and Thalia for being our welcoming committee!

Posted on May 21st, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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A couple of projects walked into the store…

A couple of great projects walked into the store towards the end of the day yesterday…number 1: Danielle and her super cute hooded cape. Her own design, made with 4 skeins of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky.How perfect for her is that? Her eyes are super blue in person and she just has a general air of awesomeness…which the hooded cape kinda just cements…If you’ve got a good design and it work for you…replicate! Danielle is working on another cape, this time all black (Cascade 220) and lace work. We can’t wait to see it!We usually like to post completed projects here on the JPK&S blog, however, those that follow us know we have a soft spot in our heart for process….so project number 2 that walked into our store yesterday evening was Amy Ward-Bailey and her very interesting project-in-the-making…Here is her yarn and color pallet…a big pile of Cascade 220…can you guess what it is without looking at the next photo?No, I didn’t think so. Yes, Amy is working on a Hogwarts Bag. That she designed. Using lots of graph paper and yes, lots of math (see below)…Nobody said this was gonna be easy…So we asked “what are we looking at years? months? weeks?” Amy said “months.” We are beyond impressed. Stay tuned…ps. check out our facebook page for photos of our winter sample raffle items.

Posted on May 19th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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Sunday morning inspiration

Here is Maria with her owl quilt-in-progress……for a very lucky and “dear” friend’s new baby.Maria’s wife made the owls…Grace, your owls have a lot of personality!

Posted on May 17th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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Thank You JP Party!

We are having a party and you all are invited! Click HERE for our email newsletter for details.

Posted on May 13th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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We woke up the earth!

Thanks to our merry group of craftsters and their efforts Saturday morning on our community art project. We helped wake up the earth in our own crafty fashion. Thanks to all who contributed knitted or quilted pieces and to all those who came in the shop in the days leading up the Wake Up the Earth Festival and knitted rows on our communal swatch. We can’t wait to do it again next year…(knitted flowers…quilted rainbows??). Iris + Thalia warming up a light pole.Natalie + Stephanie with one of the fuzzier versions…Check out our facebook page for more pics of the pole slipcovers.

Posted on May 9th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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First Thursday in May

We had quite a turnout yesterday for First Thursday. Thanks to everyone who came out to see local artists at your local stores. Here are some photos from the event…we can’t wait to do it again next month (June 2nd…mark your calendars).Current and future sewers and knitters…Molly + Benny!Willa, Susan (how’s that scarf coming?), and Lizzie…Thanks to artist Katie James (here with her sister Sarah setting up) for sharing her beautiful work with us: Katie James, “Green Sewing Machine”watercolor, ink, gouache, pencilKatie James, “Brown Sewing Machine”watercolor, ink, gouache, pencilKatie James, “Black Sewing Machine”watercolor, ink, gouache, pencilAnd, of course, our very own Eloise Narrigan…talented knitter (check out the sweater she’s wearing), sewer, and artist (among other things!). Eloise Narrigan, “They Considered Eustice’s Color Choices Carefully” watercolor and inkEloise Narrigan, “Sewing for Spring”watercolor and inkEloise Narrigan, “It’s Called Frogging Because you Rippit”digital printThe artwork will be on display this month at JP Knit & Stitch. The photos don’t do the delicate watercolors justice so stop by if you didn’t get a chance last night. (And don’t forget all the pieces are for sale..)

Posted on May 6th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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First Thursday in JP!

Don’t forget to come by the store this evening for JP’s First Thursday event (6-8PM). We at JPK&S are thrilled to be showing the knitting and sewing related work of two talented artists: Katie James and Eloise Narrigan. Along with original watercolor art, Eloise will have her “Uncommon Alphabet” poster in four colorways (above is the “schoolhouse” version…and yes, the Yaffle Bird is sitting on a ball of yarn) for sale. Hope you can make it.

Posted on May 5th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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Classes Lists Posted!

Knitting, crocheting, and sewing classes start next week! Class schedules and descriptions are now posted on the JP Knit & Stitch website. Check out our May email newsletter for the latest JP Knit & Stitch events and happenings.Photo above are samples from Eva’s wristlet beginning sewing class…

Posted on April 28th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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Spring dresses!

Look who walked into our shop the other day! Debi had come in a few weeks ago to buy some fabric for a dress she wanted to make for a wedding in Texas. She had the Colette dress pattern Chantilly (we LOVE Colette and carry a range of her beautiful dress/skirt/top patterns in the store) and bought 2+ yards of the soft and drapey Anna Maria Horner voile…the photo does not do the fabric or the dress or the sewing justice! But here she is in her beautiful spring dress…that…she…made…herself…perfect for that summer-y wedding in Texas. Don’t forget the matching clutch (free Amy Butler pattern here).Like all things worth doing, this dress required a little work: “My measurements did not fall into one particular size, and Colette patterns are written for a C cup, which would be too big for me. First, I made adjustments to the pattern following a combination of these 2 tutorials: How to do a small bust adjustment and Flat pattern method small bust adjustment, then I made a muslin of the bodice and made further adjustments to get it to fit properly.” Debi also had this to say about working with the Colette pattern: “I really enjoyed working with the Colette pattern, the directions came in a booklet form, which I loved, and were very easy to follow.”And here is Debi in her muslin of the bodice. We love this picture because it shows just how patient you have to be if you want a beautiful and well-fitting dress. There is a time and place for fun and fast projects, but for a lovely dress to wear at a wedding, you want it to feel and fit correctly…and this shows the work that goes into creating a one of a kind garment that fits you like a glove. Yours, and yours only. And here she is at the wedding, cowboy boots and all!Thanks, Debi…you inspire us!

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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Welcome home, Ian

This is Ian. He is at Ula (one of our favorite local cafes) modeling two versions of some lovely soft chunky yarn by Twinkle (I LOVE this yarn!) from JP Knit & Stitch. For those times when you just don’t feel like knitting. Just wear the yarn around your neck as is. Or around your head.But then again, you could always knit a gorgeous, luscious wine red cowl. Modeled and made by Vida (Ian’s friend).

Posted on April 21st, 2011 by JPKnitandStitch

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