To Reach Us...603-887-8550

To Reach Us...603-887-8550
Josie,Luke,Angus and Harriet, Scroll to end to see INTERIOR SHOP PICS Also, Click on Pics and they Enlarge...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Starry Starry Night Shawl/Scarf

                                                    36" OR 44" AROUND SHOULDERS
........Here are two pictures of the Shawl/Scarf I am working on and planning to hold  classes in October. I have almost finished knitting the first 250 yard skein of Panda Mania Sox Yarn from Done Roving. I am using 2  40"  circular needles rather than only one using the Magic Loop method. I started w/ML but when you pull your Loop to turn around, there is a much greater chance of loose stitches. So I have found it easier and more efficient to use 2 circs. It is still pretty hard to stretch it out enough for you to really see the pattern well. Plus it truly will need to be blocked to get the full beauty of the piece.

As I stated previously, the class is a 2 hour session, the first on October 13th, with a repeat Class on October 20th, both Saturdays from 11 to 1:00, shop opens at 10 for PREP..... the cost is $45 which includes the $7 pattern...We have a large selection of Sox Yarns for your choosing and plenty of #6 or #7  x 40" Circular Needles. You will need 2 in different colors, materials, whatever, so you can distinguish one from the other. I am also working on a small Sample for your viewing, to futher understand the method...Not difficult but not for a novice knitter. Please Call and Sign Up Soon since I am only accepting 5 students for each class. I do not want anyone to feel they aren't getting a "Fair" piece of me!!  Shop Hours...W-Th-F-S  10 to 4....887-8550

You may visit the website   to see the Sarry Starry Night for yourself

You'll Love It, I'm sure................Joanne    
It has been a Wonderful Summer here at AKG.  Lots of time to refleck, clean shop, regroup...a much needed reprisal of time. Now, refreshed and Ready to go forward...Here is "Twinkle"  knitted into the Squiggle Scarf, pattern free when yarn purchased.
Our Icelandic Charlie Brown's Beautifully Spun and Hand Dyed Yarn. Knitted into a Great Sloochy Hat, Kits Available. Below is a shot of the Yarn Drying in the Sun on my gigantic clothes rack....Love Seeing Hanks of Spun Yarn......

This is a great example of Our Newest Local Yarn from Maine...Done Roving is the company, Great Website. I have written this pattern specifically for this Thick Thin Specially Spun Yarn...Pattern Free w/Purchase of this Yarn.
I must admit, I have not taken any pictures of their Sox Yarn or the Magnificent Scarf I am knitting with it...I want it a bit bigger before I present it...Those who have seen it here at the shop, Can't wait for the class.... October 13th and 20th...Space Limited..2 hour Class $45 plus yarn and needles...5 students Only....Class will be repeated...the following week.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chester's Farmers Market...TONIGHT!!!!

I am very happy to announce I have been accepted to vend at the Chester's Farmers Market!
Since I have our Sheep and Bunny Fiber spun into yarn, it is Truly a NH Made Product!!!

This Market will be held 3 times this summer...the third Thursday of June...July...August in front of the Congregational Baptist Church in the Center of Town. Market Time is  5 to 8pm
Introducing another Knitter's Garden Original Pattern.... 
Charlie Brown's Striped Hat.
 A Challenge but Fun to Knit with 4 Colors at Once!!

A hot Sunday letting all Charie's yarn dry on my Antique drying rack.

We qualify for the Farmer's Market because our animals live in Chester, eat in Chester, get Shorn in Chester, their fiber is driven to a Sallie's Fen, Alpaca Farm, in Barrington, NH, to be processed and spun into the most Fabulous Yarn!!!! To TOP it off...I had my Custom Dyer, Jen of Seacoast Handpainted Yarns, of Raymond, NH, dye up our Icelandic Sheep, Charlie Brown's yarn into 3 Very Vintage Colors and I have written a Special Pattern for the most comfy hat...

Everything has been incorporated into a great Kit with it's own project bag! They are available, as of today, at the Farmers Market and at A Knitter's Garden. The kit includes enough yarn in 3 colors, plus Natural and my Newest Hat Pattern all in it's own Project Bag to complete One Hat for a very reasonable price of $30. All you need is your needles and a stitch marker!!!

Hope you can stop by either AKG or the Farmer's Market...
                                 See You There...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June Special...

Hello and Welcome to our Month of June Specials
This week, June 13th through 16th
All the Instock Sock Yarn is being discounted 20% off Retail
Making Room for our Newest Addition
We will be carrying two New Yarns from
"Done Roving"
Their Newest Sock Yarn... Superwash Merino and Rayon
"Panda Mania" 
                280 yards per skein...ALL Colors will be Living Here
    Beautiful Drape, Soft and Luxurious!
   Remember, Sock Yarn is NOT just for Socks!!!!
     Due Here in Two to Three weeks.
Here are  few of the colors...

Another New Yarn from Done Roving is their
"Knotty Ewe" 
A Thick and Thin Lopi Yarn with a Plied Twist
125 yards, Wool w/Nylon Twist
Great Fun for Hats and Scarves, Mittens too
Starting with these two colors...

Aren't they just "To Dye For?"
Can't wait to knit with it!!!


"Done Roving" is what I consider a Local Company
Located in Charlotte, Maine
30 minutes from the most Easterly Point of the United States!
My Guestamation is about a 5+ Hour Drive Northeast of Chester!!
Fieldtrip anyone??

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

OUR SALEM GROUP....First Sampler Afghan Completed by Joyce...

 Here is Joyce...The Very Proud Knitter, Owner and Creator of this Awesome Afghan!
 Every week we would have a New Favorite Square. A truly Awesome Project!
Here are some Pics of Joyce's Magnificent Sampler Afghan....Our Class at Salem High School has been so successful...They are Truly Great Knitters!!! I am so Proud of each and every one of them!!

June Specials for This Week...

Good Morning Ladies...
A Great Big Thank You to All
who Stopped By This Past Week,
Took Advantage of My Clearance Sale,
Bought Yarn and Visited with me!
It was Great Fun to see You All!!!
Well, SUMMER FUN has just begun!!
Sun Island with palm tree Sun Island with palm tree Sun Sun Sun Sun Island with palm tree Sun Island with palm tree
You did good!!!!! There is still some Yarn left
in the Sale Baskets and that will Continue for June
There will Also be a Different Special
This Week...6th-7th-8th-9th
Any Instock Universal Yarn...LESS 20% Off Retail
Classic Worsted reg $6.50...this week $5.20
Tapestry reg...$7.50...this week $6.00
You get the picture. Lots of Universal Yarns Available
Next Month...Something Different...Who Knows What??!!
Hope to See You All Again
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Shame on Me....I haven't posted in so long...I have NO Excuses, NO Reasons. But certainly, I've ALWAYS had plenty to say!!!
 A few Announcements for Customers/Students of AKG...

I have become a member of a New Rewards Card Program...
                                 "LOCAL FAVOR"
It's a very cool method of Supporting NH Participating Merchants and Saving $$$ at the Same Time!!
Check out the NH Participating Merchants and Their Individual Offers are listed .  Every Business chose their Own "Reward" to suit their venue.

Here at AKG...I have always used a Punch Card System as an incentive to continue to purchase here.
After 20 punches, your next purchase was discounted 25%.

With this REWARDS CARD,  
you present the card and receive 10% off with 
 The Card may be purchased at any participating "NH" Local Favor Merchant for $10...the Expiration for the card is September 2013

With this new Card in Place...YOU must Choose as to the ONE you want to participate in.
One Purchase CAN NOT receive BOTH REWARDS. 
I will Honor the 25% discount until your present punch card is complete. I have new Punch Cards, a 20% Discount is now  Offered with a Fully Punched Card.

 Exceptions to Applicable Merchandise here at AKG...
     ...All Consignment Items in the Shop, Our Farm's Fiber,
 Hand Dyed Yarns and Hand Spun Yarns,
Specialty Yarns, Jewelry or Classes...
I trust,you get the picture! Common sense...Yarn, Needles, Books.

...MY REWARDS CARDS go on Sale This Week...


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