Monday, December 24, 2012


“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”  ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

18th Annual La Arcada Christmas Walk is tomorrow November 28th from 5:00 to 8:00; it’s a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. As always this festive event is filled with music, holiday lights and a visit from Santa.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Today is a day about giving thanks and family so I would like to introduce you to my mom Peggy.  Since closing the store I have been able to travel three times to see her and on the most recent trip my son Kyle joined me.

 In September my mom gave us a BIG scare which led us to relocating her to a beautiful Assisted Living Community for Alzheimer/Dementia, we feel so grateful to have found such a wonderful place.  She has stabilized and gained some much needed weight; we don’t mention that part to her though. :-)

My knitting lately has been what I refer to as Frequent Flyer Hats, since that’s what I’ve been taking on the plane. One of them is being modeled by the latest addition to the family; my great nephew Nathan.  It is a stylish ear flap hat made with Spud & Chloe Sweater in Root beer with Lorna’s Laces Shepherds worsted in camouflage for the band, braided ties and pom-pom (it’s a free pattern I found on Ravelry called Cozy). The others are gifts so I can’t post pictures just yet.
 With the holiday season upon us I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season.

Love, Julie

 “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
—Melody Beattie

Monday, July 23, 2012

Final Week

Hi Everyone,

We are heading into our final week!  As the yarns are disappearing off the shelves, the displays and the mannequins (children's) are being tagged for sale.  If you had your eye on something or thought something was cute, come by and see if it's been tagged.

I will be keeping the store's Blog and the Face Book page, so if you haven't Liked us yet, please do so.  I will be posting and am hoping to arrange a KAL and a group knitting from time to time.

 Once again, thank you for being a part of Knit and Pearl!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Solstice Parade

The Summer Solstice parade is this Saturday, June 23rd, up State Street, with all the street closures & traffic we will be closed too. I hope everyone enjoys the celebration and we'll see you on Monday when we reopen at 11:00

Friday, June 8, 2012

Knit in Public Week Celebration & Sale

Knit & Pearl Boutique is having a storewide sale to kick off "Knit in Public Week" and your summer of knitting and crochet! 

All regular in-store merchandise is 25% off starting Saturday, June 9th through June 16th.

Then,on Saturday, June 16th, Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting blog and podcast and co-author of the wonderful book Coastal Knits will be coming for a Meet and Greet from 12 to 2. She will be bringing samples of her patterns and will be on hand to answer your questions. Don't miss the opportunity to visit with this designer, whose patterns include the ever popular Cedar Leaf Shawlette, among others. 
During this week, we will also be running a raffle. For every $10 you spend at Knit & Pearl  you will receive a ticket and will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket featuring  a signed copy of Coastal Knits, two skeins of Misti Alpaca yarn to make the Cambria Cowl and the popular Yarn Keeper from Chic-a to hold your yarn while working on your project. Alana will draw the winning ticket on June 16th at 2 o'clock. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase for $1 each between June 9th and June 16th.  You don't need to be present to win. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coastal Kids

Coastal Knits designers Alana Dakos & Hannah Fettig have released four pint-sized versions of patterns from their original book. Little Oak, Mini Water's Edge, Wee Wildflower & Tiny Rocky Coast. Each pattern is available in children's sizes ranging from 6 months thru size 14 with detailed schematics, charts & pattern instructions. We have the patterns in stock along with their book Coastal Knits.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Amy Butlers Ginger Tote

The Ginger Tote from Amy Butler, gives a relaxed, casual, modern flair to your daily outings.  A natural linen exterior with a fresh pattern is accented with aged brass hardware, strong & comfy linen handles, and a gorgeous pocketed interior lined with Amy's cotton prints.  We have them in three colors; Russet (pictured), Garnet and Turquoises. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

VOGUEknitting Crochet

VOGUEknitting Crochet just came in, it's filled with beaded jewelry, intricate lace and floral embellishments from Nicky Epstein.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Shibui Gradient

Shibui has a new free infinity scarf pattern, Gradient, featuring Silk Cloud.  It is a quiet blend of three strands held together alternating in a simple seed-stitch cowl with one strand periodically changing to a new color to create a soft transition from one color to the next, and back again.  We have eight colors available in the store; so what color will yours be?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shibui Trunk Show

We  have the Shibui trunk show in the store starting today February 28th through March 14th featuring Heichi and Silk Cloud.  There are seven garments; Dusk, Echo, Element, Reflection,Ripple, Shadow and Trace for you to see and try on, a long with the small bag Umbra.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Meyer Lemons

If you happen to be in the area today stop by and enjoy some Meyer Lemons from my tree, they are the best! If you miss today I'll let you know when I bring in more.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Misti Alpaca

Misti Alpaca has sent us some display samples for everyone to try on and pick out colors for.  We will have them until February 20th, then they will be sent on there way to the next store.