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Not Your Mama's Knitting Group
When you hear the sexy gals from Desperate Housewives are in stitches between takes, you know knitting is no longer the sole domain of grandmotherly types. In Baristaville, places to knit and get knitting supplies are growing. In addition to longtime Elly's Knit N' Rest, Beyond Knits & Needles and Nouveau Knits, two new knitting shops are coming to Montclair (one will be called Sticks & Stitches). At the always-hip Parlor Hair Studio, cutting-edge stylists put down their shears and pick up knitting needles every other Thursday night for a "Stitch and Bitch." Anyone who knits is welcome to join in; call Parlor for details. Meanwhile, if you have leftover yarn you can't use, bring it to Tracy at Parlor. She's collecting yarn to help knit blankets to line the cages of animals over at PAWS. BTW, Tracy is equally adept with scissors, brushes and foil as she is with knitting needles (she's my cut-n-color guru).
June 20, 2005 in Brand New | Permalink
oops--haven't got our sign up yet, but coming to Church St. (32A--the old Raymond's spot) later this summer is MODERN YARN! We'll be offering weekly stitch & bitches, the full gamut of classes, hip gifts, and a great selection of delicious yarns--including many Montclair-area exclusives. Stop by and see us this August.
Posted by: paigesato | Jun 20, 2005 5:00:00 PM
Stix-N-Stitches will be opening soon at 211 Glenridge Ave. (right next to Starseed Yoga and the Montclair Bookstore) We will be carrying everything you could need in knitting and crocheting. Yarns from Europe, South America, the Far East and right here in the USA. Offering classes from the best instructors in knitting, felting, crocheting and more. Beginners and experienced knitters are always welcome to stop by and learn or just talk. email us at email@example.com or call us at 973-796-2860
Posted by: Sheila Handelsman | Jun 20, 2005 5:37:21 PM
Nouveau knits has a really great selection of yarns that I had never seen before and the owner, Sima, is very talented. Her studio/store is hard to find (it's in the building where Sharron Miller is located) but I highly recommend it. My daughter is taking lessons there now.
Posted by: S | Jun 20, 2005 7:59:56 PM
Calling all knitters and crocheters, you can help a homeless animal by using your skills to make a blanket for PAWS cats. For info, you can go to www.knit4paws.org. AND, we are having a knit out in the park on Sunday, July 17th, at Anderson Park.
Posted by: Monica | Jun 22, 2005 9:33:10 PM
I forgot to send a thank you to Wendy and Tracy from Parlor, they are super cool and the crowd at the SNB is so open and inviting!
Posted by: Monica | Jun 22, 2005 9:52:30 PM
Coming in a bit late here to save all you knitters a trip ... Beyond Knits and Needles is not a knitting store - it's strictly needlepoint. How needlepoint can be interpreted as "beyond knits" simply baffles me. I the name of the store meant "not your standard knitting."
Connie Sloan's is, fortunately, nearby, in the Mews.
Posted by: Olivia | May 9, 2006 4:35:39 PM