Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sac-Sierra Shop Hop Time!

It's Shop Hop Time!

Mark your calenders, it's "Shop Hop" time.

June 3 - 6 marks the annual Sac-Sierra Shop Hop. This year there are 15 Yarn Shops participating. Many of the shops are advertisers and supporters of the Camellia City Stockinettes. This year's Grand Prize is $750.00 in prizes and certificates. Wow...surely any knitter would love to win that!

To begin your Shop Hop, visit any participating shop and pick up your official Shop Hop Passport. Get your Passport stamped at each store you visit. You must visit all 15 shops and have your passport stamped at each shop to be eligible for the Grand Prize.

So grab your fiber friends and shop 'till ya drop!

Sac-Sierra Shop Hop Stores
Auburn Needleworks, Auburn
Babetta's Yarn & Gifts, Fair Oaks
Fibers, Grass Valley
Fig Tree Alley Fiber Arts, Sacramento
Filati Fine Yarn, Rocklin
Knit-Witz Boutique, Stockton
Knitique, Elk Grove
Lake Tahoe Yarn Co., Truckee
Lofty Lou's, Placerville,
Meadow Farms Studio, Nevada City
Reynold's Knittin' Pretty Yarn Shop, Woodland
Rumpelstiltskin, Sacramento
Sierra Knitting Co, Cameron Park
The Urban Sheep, Modesto
The Yarn Shoppe, Elk Grove

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stitch N' Pitch!

Doris, Dinger & Jude

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

The Stockinettes had a great time at Raley Field for Stitch N' Pitch on May 5, 2010. Many Stockinettes and even husbands were there to cheer on the Sacramento River Cats.

This wonderful event by TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) is a fun way of combining two great American past times, baseball and the needle arts.

Fun Times At The Ball Park!

Nina, Beth & Cindi

"Yes, we are ready for some baseball!"

Susan & Sheila

"Bring on the fun and the knitting!"

The Stockinettes Section

Yes, there was knitting!

The Stockinettes were greeted at the Raley Field gate by our very own Lorna Miser. Lorna presented special Stitch N' Pitch seat cushions and goodie bags to ticket holders who purchased through the Stitch N' Pitch event.

All in all, it was a fun evening...even though the River Cats lost.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Stockinette Mother Daughter Duos:

Andrea & Adrienne

Kathy & Wilma

Happy Mothers Day!

Thank you to all the mothers, grandmothers
and great grandmothers who have taught us to knit!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Double the Fun!

Paige & Bonnie
"Double the Fun" Knitting Pals

Double Knitting is Double the Fun!

Have you ever tried "Double Knitting"?

The Stockinettes had a chance to learn this fun technique at the April Tuesday Night Program. Stockinette Sandi Benward taught the program. Sandi's teaching style made the class informative as well as "double the fun" for all the Stockinettes in attendance!

Double Knitting Program
Taught by Sandi Benward

It was standing room only for this Tuesday Night program. Many Stockinettes were eager to learn this fun technique.

The Program proved to be so popular that Sandi even started up a Knit Along on the Stockinettes Yahoo group. She is providing help and support to help everyone finish up some fun "double knit" projects!

Have any questions...just email Sandi!

Sandi Benward
Wearing her "Double Knit" projects!

Thank you Sandi for teaching us a new technique and for another fun Tuesday Night Program!