Monday, July 25, 2011

New website..goodbye blogger!

We are so proud to debut the new JP Knit & Stitch website. From now on, please visit us at for all things JP knit + stitch related, including and especially all the amazing and inspiring projects we have been highlighting on this blog.

Thanks to everyone who has followed this blog up until now...we hope to see you at our new home soon.
xo for now
~be inspired!~

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aubergine Swing jacket

Introducing Rita from our wonderful Friday morning knitting group. Here she's wearing the lovely swinging jacket she made out of 5 balls of the super soft Rowan Belle aubergine (we decided that was the best description of the color).

So pretty!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stitch Night + Harry Potter

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Stitch Night last night. It was a lot of fun! Sadly, I didn't finish any of my projects (too chatty, I guess), but I did make some progress. We'll be doing it every week so join us next Thursdays from 5:30-7:30.

And, in honor of Harry Potter 7 Part you remember Amy? She was making the Harry Potter inspired bag that I posted about a while back...well, here she is...hard at work on it.

And here's her amazing graph, plotting out the design on the bag...

And here is how far she's come. No, it won't be finished by the time she is scheduled to see the movie (today, I think). But hopefully she'll come back to Stitch Night and keep us posted on her project. Go Amy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stitch Night (FREE) this Thursday!

What are you working on? Do you have a project that you need a little communal support for finishing/starting? Me, I have a summer hat that I need to finish...before summer is over. Join us for our weekly Stitch Night in our comfortable (and air conditioned) "living room." It's free and open to all crafters. Check out the details below:

Stitch Night

Every Thursday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 pm Free!

This evening is dedicated to all stitchers. Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, or quilting—all are welcome! Come and hang out in the store with others who are passionate about their craft, start a knit-a-long, bring your friends, meet new people, swap tips—this night is all about having fun and winding down. It’s BYOS, so bring your own snacks, or some for sharing, and enjoy a couple of hours of stitching in our inspiring space!

ps. the photo above has nothing really to do with Stitch Night, but I love it because Molly is just so handy + crafty (and she lives down the street so maybe she'll come and hang out for Stitch Night) and Benny is just so darn cute.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Two new knitting classes starting this week...

Two new knitting classes are starting this week at JP Knit & Stitch. Come and learn how to knit in a cool (our AC is going full blast in these dog days of July) and supportive environment! Check out all the details on our website. One class (Thursday evening) is geared toward absolute beginners and the other Wednesday morning class is appropriate for a range of levels from beginning to intermediate. There are only a few spaces left in the Thursday evening class so give us a call or come into the shop to sign up if you're interested.

Stay cool + crafty...xo JP Knit & Stitch

Friday, July 8, 2011

Quilting class

Only three spaces left in Eva's beginning sewing quilting class!

Learn how to sew while making your own unique quilt!!! See below for details..

Beginning Sewing: Baby (or small – 36’ x 36’) Quilt

Instructor: Eva Eckles

Saturdays 10:30am -12:30pm

July 9; July 16, July 23, July 30

Level: Beginner

$100 plus materials

Beginning sewing class around constructing a baby (or small) quilt. Learn the basics of sewing and quilting: selecting fabrics, cutting, piecing, pressing, backing options, batting, machine quilting, binding (machine and hand) and labeling your quilt.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nifty Natalie

We are inspired by the lovely Natalie in all of her she sports a great version of the Amy Butler barcelona skirt. The fabric is a soft, subtle and muted pallet Japanese import floral...the photo of course does not do it justice!

A bit of a close up show off that great unfinished edge detailing.

What a great fit and it drapes beautifully!

And here's a bonus project that Natalie came in with a week later...a sweet Oliver + S Seashore Sundress made with Birch 100% organic fabric.
So cute!