Thursday, October 11, 2012


Winner of the grand prize of $900.00 in shop gift certificates is:

      LOIS  MITCHELL         

Congratulations on this spectacular prize.  You will be rolling in yarn and other knitting supplies for a long time.

Here are the other lucky ones.  Retail value of prizes in ( ).


Gradient Cowl Kit ($71.80)  -  Debra Stockton
Insouciant Kit ($81.05)  -  Janice Slocum
Measure for Measure Kit ($102.00)  -  Carol Feenan


Berroco book, Comfort yarn ($50.00)  -  Janet Roberts
Shalimar yarn, buddy case  ($75.00)  -  Robin Cailloux
Green Dragon yarn, project bag  ($100.00)  -  Kathleen Dirosato


Galway yarn, Noni Flowers book, needles  ($54.95)  -  Suzanne Rasmuson
Colinette Emile Kit  ($75.00)  -  Michelle O'Farrill
Berroro book, Versa yarn, water bottle  ($101.45)  -  Lori Jurkovic


Hiya Hiya needle set ($84.00)  -  Karen Wagner
Blocking roll, t pins, magnet board & stand, tape, gauge check, markers (101.00)  -  Deb Brown
Project bag, 1800 yards organic cotton, needles size 7 & 9  ($155.00)  -  Jill Vogin


Mango Moon yarn  ($72.00)  -  Kathleen Pickens
Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere, needle gauge  ($76.00)  -  Sue Miller
Louisa Harding Aimee yarn, Cardigans book  ($104.45)  -  Susan Hurd

Felting Basket ($52.00)  - Sheri Klumb
Spinning supplies- yarn, drop spindle, book  ($75.95)  -  Carol Hassell
Sock supplies- Bag, needle set, sock yarn, 2 books  ($121.94)  -  DeAnne Barr


Ribbed Cowl Kit  ($56.00)  -  Marlene Sanek
3 skeins Noro Nadeshiko ($75.00)  -  Rexanne Baker
6 skeins Noro Hitsuji  ($108.00)  -  Pam Sedwick-Barker


Poems pattern book, 4 skeins Poem yarn  ($50.00)  -  Lynne Franco
Jade Sapphire Summer Ponchette pattern and yarn  ($75.00)  -  Laurie Whiteman
Rowan Winter Kids pattern and yarn  ($100.00)  -  Julie Monaghan


Bag It ($63.50)  -  Wanda Medevich
Casablanca Simply Vest ($94.50)  -  Chavaleh Clements
Umbrella swift and yarn winder  ($106.75)  -  Leslie Myerson

There you have them, all the lucky winners of the 2012 Atlanta Shop Hop.  The shop owners would like to thank all the participants who made this event a success.  We appreciate your support throughout the hop and all during the year.  This year we gave away a total of  $3,182.34  in gift certificates and merchandise.  We hope you enjoyed it and got to see what our local shops have to offer.  Please pick up your prizes from the respective shops within 30 days.  See you next year!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Last Look At Prizes

The Shop Hop has started off with a big bang.  Saturday and Sunday were both very busy for the shops involved and it was wonderful to see such great participation and support for our shops.  We thank you in advance for visiting us and hope you will get around to see as many shops as possible.  Don't forget that $900.00 grand prize waiting for some lucky shopper.  You still have a week left to join in the fun.  Here is a last look at the remaining prizes.

This fabulous gift comes from Rare Purls in Duluth.  It contains 10 skeins of Louisa Harding Aimee in a beautiful peach color and the L. Harding Cardigans book.  Retail value is $104.45.

From Strings and Strands on Roswell Road we have 3 hanks of Noro Nadeshiko yarn which is 40% angora, 39% wool and 21% silk.  The value of this prize is $75.00.

Needle Nook is donating a beautiful sweater kit from Colinette.  It's the Emile kit and it contains 3 hanks of Pariesienne mohair, 3 hanks of Banyon and a tote bag.  Retail value of this kit is $75.00.

Last but not least is a Spinning Basket from Sheepish in Decatur.  It contains 3.5 oz. of Manos Merino, 4 oz. of Mt. Colors Targhee Top, a drop spindle and the "High Whorling" book.  Retail value of this prize is $75.95.  How cute is this prize?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

More Prizes Posted

Oh boy, the day is almost here.  Just 2 more days until the shop hop begins.  I hope you have everything ready.  Here are a few more prizes up for grabs.
Lovin' Knits in Marietta presents this prize.  It contains 4 skeins of Berroco Comfort yarn and their new pattern book, Babies and Toddlers.  Retail value $50.00.
From Only Ewe and Cotton Too in Alpharetta comes this great interchangeable needle set from HiyaHiya.  It is the steel sharp set with sizes 2-8 and four cable lengths.  This prize has a retail value of $84.00.
This beauty comes from Cast On Cottage in Roswell.  It contains 4 skeins of Shibui Silk Cloud and pattern to knit the Gradient Cowl.  Retail value is $71.80.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Countdown Continues - 5 Days Left

Only five days until the Shop Hop begins.  Are you excited?  Your local shops have been working hard to insure you have a good time.  So get ready to hop.

Here are some more prizes you can win.

This prize comes from Needle Nook on Briarcliff Road.  It contains 3 skeins of 100% wool Galway yarn to make pansies, the Noni Flowers book, and knitting needles.  It has a retail value of $54.95.

This next gift is from The Whole Nine Yarns in Woodstock.  It has 4 skeins of very colorful Poems yarn and the Universal Yarns Poems Collection Volume 2 pattern book.  Retail value of this prize is $50.00.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Six Days Left

Only 6 days remain until the beginning of Shop Hop 2012.  I hope you have all your plans made and your route to each shop in your GPS.  I wonder what the original patterns will look like this year.  Can't wait to see.  Meanwhile, here are more gifts you can win.

This prize comes from Lovin' Knits in Marietta.  Look at the beautiful color of the Shalimar yarn.  It's called Breathless and is a hand-dyed merino, cashmere and silk, 420 yards per hank.  With two hanks, that is enough to make a substantial shawl or anything else of your choice.  Also included is a Buddy Case from Namaste.  Retail value of this gift is $75.00.

Next is a prize from The Whole Nine Yards in Woodstock.  There are six skeins of Rowan Felted Tweed and the "Winter Kids" book.  Retail value of this great gift is $100.00.
Here is the Insouciant Kit.  It contains 4 cones of Habu Tsumugi Silk and the pattern to knit it.  Retail value of this prize is $81.05 and it is being donated by Cast On Cottage.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Down To The Wire

Shop Hop begins in one week.  Are you ready?  Do you have your car full of friends all lined up and ready to go, passports in hand?  It's very close now and the excitement is building.  Take a look at these fabulous prizes that are up for grabs.

This is the Ribbed Cowl Kit using 2 skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Hand Paints, the pattern, and circular needles.  This prize comes from Strings and Strands and is worth $56.00.

This prize comes from Only Ewe and Cotton Too in Alpharetta.  It contains a blocking roll and T pins, an 8 x 10 magnet board and stand, highliter tape, knit check gauge and a Hiya Hiya dumpling case with stitch markers.  Total retail value is $101.00.

From Needle Nook comes a kit worth $101.50.  It includes 10 skeins of Berroco Versa, Berroco pattern book 316 for Versa and a Knit Happy water bottle.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Adorable Sock Basket

Sheepish in Decatur is donating this sock basket worth $121.94.  It includes one skein of Frolicking Feet sock yarn, one skein of Fame Trend sock yarn, a Laurel Burch Hiya Hiya sock needle set, and two sock books.  Wouldn't a sock knitter love to win this prize?  Shop Hop is only two weeks away now.  Be sure to check out the 9 participating shops and pick up a passport soon.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gift from Only Ewe and Cotton Too

This lovely prize is being donated by Only Ewe and Cotton too in Alpharetta.  It consists of a project bag of felted material from Nepal (red sari), 1800 yards of Appalachian Baby Design organic cotton, enough for an adult sweater or sport/dk blanket, blanket pattern and Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles in sizes 7 and 9 with cables.  Think of the long winter nights you can be snuggled under this project.  Retail value is $155.00.  More great prizes to follow.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Prizes

Here is the latest prize to be listed.  It comes from The Whole Nine Yarns and includes the following:

Jade Sapphire Exotic Fibers "Summer Ponchette" pattern and 2 skeins of silk cashmere 2 ply yarn. 

Retail value is $75.00.

There are lots more prizes coming.

Friday, August 31, 2012

New Prize Photo

     Here is a lovely prize which anyone would be thrilled to win.  It's three hanks of Green Dragon fingering yarn in a superwash merino.  It contains 490 yards each (do I hear 3 pairs of socks?).  It is all housed in a Della Q. project bag.  Retail value of this stunning gift is $100.00 and it is being donated by Lovin Knits in Marietta.  Stop in to see what else can tempt you there.  Ask for Pat.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Another Prize For You

     This prize is being donated by Rare Purls in Duluth.  It consists of two hanks of Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere 2 ply yarn and a needle gauge.  Retail value is $76.00.

It's now not quite one month before shop hop begins.  I hope you are making plans with your friends to visit all of our local shops and give yourself a chance at that fabulous grand prize.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Prizes Are Flowing In

Strings and Strands has donated 6 skeins of Noro Hitsuji - 100% wool with a retail value of $108.00.  See the beautiful colors of this yarn, lovely.  There is lots more to come.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cast On Cottage Announces Prize

Here is the first of prizes being donated by Cast On Cottage in Roswell.  It is a Measure for Measure kit which includes the pattern and 3 skeins of Swan's Island fingering to make this great project.

Stay tuned for more posts showing all the terrific prizes you can win during the 6th Annual Atlanta Shop Hop.  Have you purchased your passport yet?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Shop Hop Preparations Have Begun

     The prize photos have begun to come in and here is the first.  It's from Rare Purls in Duluth and consists of 3 hanks of Mango Moon Bali Sky yarn with a retail value of $72.00.

All participating shops are now selling passports for $1.00 so you should pick one up soon to make sure you have all your ducks in a row.  Keep watching here for more prize photos, and of course, don't forget the grand prize of $900.00 in shop gift certificates.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Once again  these 9 shops will be participating in the 2012 version of Shop Hop.  Pick up a new passport and gather up your friends for a week of fun.  Visit each shop and have your card stamped with a $10.00 purchase and you will be eligible for the grand prize of $900.00 in shop gift certificates.  Even if you can't get to all the shops, visit as many as possible and still be in the drawings for 27 other great prizes.  See one of the shops listed here for more information and to purchase your passport ($1.00 each).  See you in September.