See you at Vogue NYC!

Next weekend (Jan. 25 – 27) is Vogue Knitting Live at the midtown Marriott – let’s have a contest! During the weekend of Vogue, find one of our posters at the show and take a picture with it. Shy? Take a picture of your Vogue shawl or sweater, favorite thing you bought at the Marketplace, or what you worked on in class. Just make sure the poster is visible! Post your picture (publicly so we can find it!) to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #VogueLIYC2019. One lucky person will win up to $15 worth of Ravelry patterns! One entry per person, winners will be announced by Feb 1, 2019. Good luck and enjoy VKL!

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Spread the Word

Hear ye, hear ye… Help start off the year by spreading the word, mark your calendars for April 4 – 7. The 5th annual Long Island Yarn crawl is on!

Help spread the word by:

  • Print out two copies of the poster.
  • Posting it in two different public places.
  • Take a picture of yourself and your two posters and post to Instagram using hash tags:
    #spreadtheloveLIYarnCrawl2019, #picturemeLIYC2019

The contest runs January 1 – March 15th. Each Instagram post that contains two images is one entry to the contest. Winners and prizes will be announced March 30th.

Charity Knit

Thanks to all of our knitters and crocheters!  This year we collected over 860 hats and 58 blankets going to Long Island preemies at Winthrop, Stony Brook and St. Charles.  The generosity and warmth is truly amazing.

The lucky winners of the charity knit drawings are:

  • Jane McClure
  • Terry O’Brien
  • Melissa Levine
  • Maggi Ippolato
  • Carol Ransom
  • Betty Jayne Volpe
  • Marge Geary
  • Lynn A. Currie
  • Joanne Ottone
  • Stephanie Cross
  • Joann Panzica
  • Sandra Beysolow
  • Adriane Geller
  • Nicole Cutter
  • Pat Telschow
  • Judith Horvath

Prizes are being mailed to your pick-up shop on Tuesday and will be available later this week for you to pick-up.  Congratulations!

Thank You!

Thank you to all the crawlers, shops and sponsors for a excellent 2nd Long Island Yarn Crawl!  It seems like everyone had a great time.  Prizes for passports will be drawn 2pm on Saturday at Knit.  Prizes for charity knits will be done later in the month.  Winners will be contacted and posted to the website.

If you have feedback on things you liked or thought could be improved please share on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/long-island-yarn-crawl/topics/3411072) or email us at longislandyarncrawl@gmail.com.

Ready, Set, Crawl!

Today through Sunday is the 2nd annual Long Island Yarn Crawl.  Print out your passport and make your way to as few or as many shops as you can.  Check out the shops specials.  See you out and about.  Share your adventures on our Facebook page.  See you at one of our 12 local yarn shops!

 

Shop Spotlight: Nuna Knits

Nuna Knits is located at 50 East Main St. in Riverhead, just inside Green Earth Natural Foods.

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Nuna Knits of a life style experience of locally sourced yarns, hand spinning, manufactured farm 2 fashion sourced garments, socks and wool accessory’s.  Nuna knits also curates vintage woolens of wool and cashmere from the mid-century (1940’s-1960’s) trend, vintage buttons made from natural components of leather, mother of pearl, animal horn, exotic woods, etc., vintage knitting needles from the 1920’s and Nuna’s own brand of knitting needle tools.

PEGGIE EHLERS is the creative inspiration behind NUNA KNITS. As a maker of yarn of all things wool, her world is enveloped with knitting, researching trends, spinning, teaching, and creating breed specific blended yarns/garments for the Nuna brand, private industry designers and farmers.

What distinguishes Peggie from others in this profession of expertise is her ability and passion to bridge the farm to fashion trend. This bridge has been achieved through the history of the world’s plant and animal fibers, art and science of hand spinning and composing a wool education program for children. This knowledge along with a 2009 ASI wool classer certification enables Peggie to design products from specific wool breed types and plant varieties that incorporate all that we live with in fashion and life style.
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The Nuna brand holds a story.  It hides in the wool and whispers from all it’s team of makers.  Look close, the animas are grazing in a spring green pasture.  A maker is constructing each product.  Craftsmanship methods date to the days of old.  All ingredients trace back to hands like yours.  Someone made this just for you.
Nuna uses farmers that raise happy fiber breeding animals, care for the pasture + water supply, made in the USA, protect their workers, practice fair trade and care for the earth.
“NUNA” is a native American name meaning “of the land”.  All plants and animals depend on this land for food and nourishment, while farmers plant, harvest and steward the land.

From the grasses and forbs that nourish animal fleeces they forever share, know that you will be supporting the growing desire to buy local and buy natural.

NUNA KNITS supports the “CAMPAIGN FOR WOOL” and celebrates the beautiful qualities of this natural, sustainable, renewable fiber.