Tag Archive ‘The Point’

 

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 F is for Fiber, Fiber Festivals and Fiber Farms

When it comes to writing about fiber, I could go on and on filling miles of online space as I’m sure many of you could as well. There’s the wonderful stuff that we find at Sheep & Wool Festivals that comes from the people who raise the animals or dye  it using a wonderful palette […]

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 Knitting Helps Prevent Memory Loss

Get out your knitting needles and start knitting if you want to hold on to your marbles. According to recent research, knitting helps reduce the risks of mental impairment by as much as 30-50%. Knitting helps the cognitive processes and challenges the knitting to be mentally involved. Thanks to The Point’s newletter for forwarding this link regarding the […]

knittedyarns Amigurumi-Science of Little Crocheted Animals

  Amigurumi are small crocheted animals. Making these small creatures is a fad that has made it’s way across the Pacific. Not all of the animals have real counterparts.   This month, their presence keeps expanding at my favorite knitting store, The Point.  Many of the creators tend to be young girls who pick lush […]

knittedyarns Happy Valentine's Day

  Valentine’s Day brings out the red-filled joy in all of us.  Roses are a standby for many men and here are the wonderful buds that the manager of The Point received. We were lucky that she left them out for everyone to enjoy. The Point dress its window with Valentine’s frivolity.  The focal point […]

knittedyarns C is for Color

Color is a critical component of any knitting project. It’s what attracts us as knitters. It’s part of the inspiration and joy. Walk into any yarn store and the first thing that strikes you is the colors of the yarn despite the fact that most stores are organized by fiber type and brand. Tess’ Designs […]

knittedyarns More Estonian Lace Inspired Shawl KAL Eye Candy

While I didn’t have a lot of time to stop by The Point this week, I was able to get a photo of Georgia’s first repeat of the Estonian Lace in magnificent purple. Other knitting friends have been joining us on this lace journey.      Looking at several repeats, we thought that the Estonian […]

knittedyarns New Wedding Shawl Needed!

Once I decided that I was going to buy a wedding dress, one of my friends sent me an email with a dress buying plan of action. You must realize that I was in the home stretch with less than 3 months to go! Her advise was to focus on conisgnment shops and sample sales. […]