Tag Archive ‘NYC’


knittedyarns NYC Yarn Crawl – Columbus Day Weekend Full of Yarn Activities

From a knitting and marketing perspective, the NYC Yarn Crawl was great. It made Columbus Day weekend into a knitting event across New York City. Participating stores used the Yarn Crawl as a reason to host an event and/or a sale. Also, there was a scavenger hunt giving knitters a reason to visit every store […]

knittedyarns Farewell to The Point NYC

It’s amazing how fast The Point NYC went from bustling knitting cafe bursting with color to a shell of a store with white painted bricks. Less than a week earlier, The Point NYC was filled with new fibers such as corn and sugar cane and knitting supplies that arrived daily. Knitters and other fiber enthusiasts occupied every chair in the cafe and worked fueled by caffeine and fiber fumes.

On Wednesday evening, April 29th, the store was the location of celebration

knittedyarns G is for Good-bye-The Point NYC is Closing

It is with great sadness that I write this post. The Point NYC on Bedford Street in New York City’s West Village is closing. The news was announced by Helene the owner on Sunday evening at their sale. It was followed by an email outlining their “Going Out of Business” sale Sunday evening. Everything in the […]

knittedyarns Happy Birthday to The Point (NYC)

To celebrate its 4th birthday, The Point NYC had a sale. In addition to baskets of specially marked yarns in wonderfully lush colors, everything else was 20% off. I used this sale to treat myself to some wonderful Malabrigo 100% Merino Sock Yarn which I had been craving since it first hit The Point’s shelves. […]

knittedyarns Planning Knitted Valentine Joy – NYC Yarn Sale at Annie & Co

One way to put the love back into Valentine’s Day is to make something special for your sweetie. The first Valentine’s Day that I spent with my husband we had agreed not to exchange gifts. We had planned a quiet dinner at home since I was teaching that night. Packing to leave for class, I […]

knittedyarns 5 Helpful Hints for Subway Knitting

  For those of you who KIP (aka as Knit in Public) on subways and other forms of public transportation, here are some suggestions to help ensure that you make progress on your knitting.  1] Always carry your work in a project bag, even if it’s only a recycled plastic bag from the grocery store. […]

knittedyarns Happy Chinese New Year-Year of the Ox

  We celebrated the Chinese New Year by having dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant on Ninth Avenue. It’s the year of the ox. Even the Empire State Building was dressed in red and yellow for  the occasion.

knittedyarns UWS Knitters-Happy 7th Birthday!

The UWS Knitters group (translation Upper West Side Knitters for those of you from outside of Manhattan) celebrated their 7th Birthday at their regular meeting this week. For our birthday, our list mom, Judi brings a birthday cake. We meet in the Starbucks on West 86th Street and Columbus Avenue from 6.00 pm to 8.00 […]

knittedyarns Proud to be a New Yorker-There's a plane in the Hudson

  While this blog is focused on yarn related activities, it’s worth taking a moment to give a special note of thanks to those involved in saving of the crew and passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 without serious injuries. From the emergency landing in the middle of the Hudson River to the ferries and […]