Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Another shop hop is in the books. The 2011 hop was the biggest and best so far. The shopowners met today and our newest participant, Pat Capistrant of Lovin' Knits, drew the winning passport. And the winner of $900.00 in shop gift certificates is:


Debbie will enjoy many months of knitting with the supplies she can choose as the winner. Or she can choose classes or anything else she desires. I hope you participated this year and will again next year. Here are the other winners and the retail value of their prizes.


Maritza Ray - Shawl pin & Jawoll yarn - $50.00

Donna Paul - Lantern Moon notions bag - $75.00

Laura Williams - Stacey Shawl Kit - $12500


Nancy Gaddy - Bambool yarn & book - $100.00

Stephanie Johnson - Gift Certificate - $75.00

Tori Berube - DellA Q. project bag - $50.00


Katrine Pate - Atenti Satchel bag - $132.00

Susan Hurd - 11 skeins Rhythm yarn - $71.00

Geri Patterson - Trendsetter Orbit - $49.00


Pina Rambo - Hiyahiya Interchangeable needles - $150.00

Elina Ivon - Kudo yarn, pattern, shawl pin - $68.35

Lawrence Banner - Knitters blocking kit - $60.00


Kumara scarf kit & pewter button - $65.00

Susan Amador - 2 hanks Epiphany yarn - $55.00

Michelle Stauffenberg - Sock Kit - $50.00


Linda Fitzsimmon - Mt. Colors Weavers Wool - $76.00

Cynthia Thorn - Beginners spinning supplies - $75.00

Ethel Smith - Sock Package - $64.00


Shannon Parris - Multi Fiber shawl kit - $88.50

Robin David - D. Macomber knitting accessories - $59.00

Marie Shuart - Sassy Skeins sweater kit - $54.00


Carolyn Penniman - Little Red book and yarn - $85.00

Wendy Langley - Origami yarn and pattern book - $55.00

Tracy Herring - Class gift certificate - $50.00


Becky Sorrells - Sock Package - $107.50

Margaret Bowers - Afghan Package - $78.25

  Anna Shmukler - Notions Package - $52.00

There you have them, the lucky 28 who were chosen for prizes worth over $2900.00 donated by the 9 shops. We thank you for visiting all of our shops and hope you will continue to do so.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How Many Stamps Do You Have?

By now you should have a few stamps on your passport.  Today is Tuesday and there are 5 shopping days left, still plenty of time to get a full set of stamps.  All the shopowners hope you are having a good time and discovering more of our local yarn shops.

Take a look at Donna Paul and Robin David as they really got into the shop hop spirit.  They made special shop hop bags and passport holders to keep all their treasures in.  The drawings even look like them!

Isn't this adorable?  They might decorate them again for next year, adding trinkets as they hop each year.  Got any special pictures to post.  Email me at needlenut@comcast.net and I will put them on.

Good luck.

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Finally Here!

Tomorrow is the big day.  The 5th annual shop hop is beginning.  Visit as many shops as you can and try to win a great prize.  Here are the remaining prizes available.

This prize is from Rare Purls.  It includes a Classic Elite Kumara ladder ruffle scarf with pewter buttons from Annie Adams.  Retail value is $65.00.

From Lovin' Knits comes this Elsebeth Lavold book and Bambool yarn for one of the projects.  Retail value is $100.00.

Needle Nook is donating 11 skeins of Jojoland Rhythm for a retail price of $71.50.

The Yarn Garden in Lawrenceville has put together an afghan package consisting of 10 skeins of Encore worsted and the Done By Monday book.  It also includes stitch markers created by Anne & Company.  Retail price is $78.25.

The last prize is from Strings and Strands.  This is a collection of Debbie Macomber knitting accessories, including a 3 compartment hanging storage unit, a set of 2 accessory bags and a set of quilted needle sleeves.  Retail value is $59.00.

Hope you have fun at the shop hop.  Winners will be posted here on September 28th.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Only Two More Weeks

The Shop Hop is getting closer and closer.  Have you purchased your passport yet?  All participating shops are selling them.  You can have a bunch of fun for only $1.00.  Here are more photos of great gifts you can win.

This lovely prize comes from Cast On Cottage and Needlepoint Garden.  It contains a Lantern Moon notions bag filled with everyones favorite tools, including stitch markers, highlighter tape, Gingher stork scissor and more.  Retail value is $75.00.

Next comes this beautiful Attenti tote from Needle Nook.  This roomy bag is perfect for carrying your knitting project ( or two)!  Retail value is $132.00.

Man, there are some great gifts that any knitter would be happy to own.  Pick up a passport soon and get ready to visit our great Atlanta yarn shops.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Prizes Again

The next prize is being donated by Yarn garden Knit Shop in Lawrenceville.  Sock lovers will be in heaven if they win this one.  It contains a project bag handcrafted by Seams to be Sew, Sock Yarn One Skein Wonder Book, stitch markers crafted by Anne & Company and one skein each of Madelinetosh Sock Yarn, Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn and Kollage Sock A Licious.  Retail value is $107.50.

Next we have a gift certificate for any class, donated by The Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock.  You can take the class of your choice from one of their great teachers.  Retail value is $50.00.

Tomorrow is the day (August 27th) that passports go on sale.  Pick one up while you are out shopping.  They are only $1.00 and you can have a fun time filling it up with stamps.  Good luck.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Prizes Again

Our next selection comes from Strings and Strands.  This is a multi-fiber, multi-stitch shawl kit with a retail value of $88.50.  Look at the beautiful colors in the model shown.

Here we have a prize donated by Rare Purls in Duluth.  This is two hanks of Cascade Epiphany yarn, a blend of royal alpaca, cashmere and silk.  Yum-yum.  The retail value of this goodie is $55.00.

In three days we will begin to sell the passports.  Be sure to pick yours up soon and fill it out completely.  We have had passports turned in with no names or information on them so don't be one of those.

Friday, August 19, 2011

And More Prizes

This handy prize comes from Only Ewe and Cotton Too in Alpharetta (new location).  It is a Hiyahiya bamboo interchangeable needle set.  It's great to be able to carry a nice set of needles with you.  Retail value is $150.00.

From Cast On Cottage and Needlepoint Garden comes our next gift.  It is a skein of Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade and an abalone and ebony shawl pin.  Retail value is $50.00.

Keep checking here for more great prizes.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Prizes, Prizes

This great prize comes from The Whole Nine Yarns.  It includes Berroco Origami yarn and pattern.  Look at that beautiful color, great for fall.  The retail price of this package is $55.00

This next gift is one we would all love to win.  It's a $75.00 gift certificate from Lovin' Knit Yarn Shop & Studio in Marietta.  You can choose anything in the shop that you desire.

Only 9 days until passports go on sale.  Are you getting excited?

Monday, August 15, 2011

And More Prizes

This notions package is being donated by Yarn Garden in Lawrenceville.  It consists of a project bag handcrafted by Seams to be Sew, point protectors, highlighter tape, needle gauge, Handi Tool, Stitch markers crafted by Anne & Company, and a handcrafted row counter.  Total retail value is $52.00.

This prize is from Needle Nook.  It is a skein of the brand new Trendsetter yarn called Orbit.  One skein will make a scarf.  Retail value $49.00.

So either of these prizes can be yours if you participate in the shop hop.  Pick up a passport starting August 27th.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Prizes Continue

Here is a very useful prize that you can win from Only Ewe & Cotton Too.  Have you seen their new location yet?  It's bigger and better.  This package consists of Coco Knits "Knitters Blocks" for blocking your handknit projects.  It includes T pins and 9 blocks with pile surface that gently grips your knitting without pilling.  Comes with a storage tote bag.  Retail value is $60.00.

This is a kit from Sassy Skeins to knit a childs sweater.  Everything you need is included.  Strings and Strands has donated this great prize.  Retail value is $54.00.

Keep watching this space for more great photos of shop hop prizes.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Let's See More Prizes

This gift comes from The Whole Nine Yarns.  It consists of the book "Little Red In The City" and Rowan yarn to make one of the garments.  Retail value is $85.00.

The next gift comes from Lovin' Knit Yarn Shop and Studio.  It includes 6 Della Q project bags for a retail value of $50.00.  This is the first year they have joined the shop hop so be sure to visit them.

Stay tuned for more pictures and descriptions.  The hop is getting closer day by day.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Let's Take A Look At Some Shop Hop Prizes

This year there will be 27 prizes in addition to the grand prize of $900.00 in shop gift certificates.  Here are a few photos of the prizes donated by the participating shops.

From CAST ON COTTAGE AND NEEDLEPOINT GARDEN , this is the Stacey Shawl Kit. It includes the pattern, 4 skeins of Louet Euroflax Sport (pewter colorway) and a set of Lantern Moon rosewood needles.  Retail value is $125.00.

RARE PURLS YARN BOUTIQUE in Duluth is donating a sock knitting gift kit.  It includes a Blossom Bag from Classic Elite, a #2 US Brittany burch double point needle set and a 100 gram skein of Trekking Pro Natura sock yarn.  Retail value is $50.00

You can win either of these great prizes shown or one of many more by entering the 2011 Shop Hop.  Passports go on sale August 27th.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


It's time to get ready to hop around the city.  This years shop hop will be held from Sept.  17th to Sept. 25th.  There will be 9 shops  participating so the grand price available to one lucky hopper will be $900.00 in shop gift certificates, $100.00 from each shop.  Passports go on sale ($1.00 each) August 27th.  We will begin posting shop hop prizes very soon so you can see what you can win.  Start making plans with your friends to get together for this fun event.