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.