Sunday, September 21, 2008

Local Yarn Shop Hop: September 18 thru 21

2nd Annual Peninsula to Pier LYS Hop Wraps up this Sunday -
Here is a glimpse at the fun!

Here is the 2007 LYS Hop $300 winner (in the blue) - she split the winnings with her "hop partner" (in the green). Can you believe they were our first hoppers this year and last year?They were so excited to hit the yarn shop trail and have lots of fiber fun!!!

 Alicia modeling her just completed cardigan in Noro Niji. Looks great!

Here are the "Three Sue's" starting bright and early Sunday morning!

Thank you to all participants of the 2008 
Peninsula to Pier LYS Hop - 
much fun was had by all!!! 

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Local Yarn Shop Hop
-mark your calendars-
September 18 thru September 21, 2008

Come join the FUN!

Visit each participating shop - including The Continental Stitch (19 in all) from Burlingame to Carmel, get your passport stamped, and if you visit all of the participating shops during the 4-day Peninsula to Pier Shop Hop, you can enter to win fabulous prizes!

For more information and details please visit the website

Here is last years 
LYS Shop Hop $150 certificate winner - Pearl Tover. 

She is using her gift-certificate here at The Continental Stitch for a bag of Noro Silk Garden, a hank of Manos of Uruguay and a pair of Rosewood needles. Way to go Pearl!

Friday, August 8, 2008


are you ready?

Vogue Knitting Trends for Fall 2008: Playful layering, complex cables, increased volume, hue news and mixed messages. Shapes from short, boxy jackets to exaggerated chunky cowl necks to generous wraps, and stitchwork from simple stockinette striping to complex cabling and ultrafine Fair Isles, provide ample inspiration to cautious and ambitious knitters alike.

Time to update your fall knit wardrobe, says Knit 'N Style Magazine - October 2008. Following are some highlights!
  • Sweater jackets are a hot item and look terrific in chunky knits, worked in oversize silhouettes.
  • One-of-a-kind accessories are on the agenda for fall: the knit hat - in everything from the jaunty beret and slouchy fedora , to the head-hugging cloche.
  • Knit gloves are definitely "in" this fall, and the newest are in brightly patterned stripes,, pretty florals, and Op Art motifs often matched to a garment.
  • Knit scarves come into their own and add dash to the necklines of sweaters, as well as to coats and jackets. The newest scarves incorporate such whimsical touches as pom pom trim and deep fringe, or they are shaped into twisted "baguettes."
  • When it comes to layering, don't forget perky vests and brief shrugs. Both give depth and definition to an otherwise minimalist outfit.

Capes and Ponchos are the latest new trend for the upcoming cool weather, as per the June 2008 Harper's Bazaar.

Come down and peruse the latest new knitting magazines in our knitting lounge
  • Vogue Knitting
  • Knit Scene
  • Knit 'N Style
  • Interweave Knits
  • Knit Simple
 - you will be inspired in no time.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lizzie Kate's Christmas Spirit Cross Stitch Sampler - Stitchalong!

It's hot, hot, hot outside, but Lizzie Kate is offering a super cool new Christmas Sampler. Now is the time for super summer stitching - we've got the cool lounge for your stitching pleasure! 

Join us monthly on the 3rd Saturday for our cross stitch -  Stitchalong. 

First Stitchalong meeting 
Saturday, July 19 
noon to 4:00 PM

Let the spirit of Christmas live in our hearts...and needles!

Stitchalongs are free, but materials must be purhased at The Continental Stitch.
Call for more information or questions 408.779.5885.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Come join our first knitalong!

Let's Knit Together! 

Noro Silk Mountain 
Quadrangle Wrap trimmed with Niji.

Come join our first knitalong* on Friday, July 11 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 

This is the perfect way to get your project completed. Knitting together on a common group project keeps you focused and keeps you making progress.  

We will all be working on the Silk Mountain Quadrangle during the Downtown Morgan Hill Friday Night Music Series. Knitalong dates for this project are the following: July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Knitalongs are free, but project must be purchased at The Continental Stitch.

*Question: What exactly is a knitalong?
Answer: Any organized  event where people knit together for a common purpose or goal.

From the book "knitalong - Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together" by Larissa and John Brown, page 10.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring/Summer Yarns for 2008

Here's a new sampling of one of the yarn lines we will be carrying for the Spring and Summer.
Let's get earth friendly! This booklet of easy and comfortable pieces reflect the eco-friendly properties of the Terra Collection yarns. You can do something good for the environment and yourself at the same time. The eco-collection consists of three new yarns Sky, Bali and Jeans. 


We have the cover sweater done in Jeans on display at the shop and are in the process of knitting the Bali V-neck short-sleeved pullover (see photo below) - so soft and easy to wear. 

Come by for a visit to see these completed models and to view all the fashions in this booklet. Or check it out online by copying the following link into your web browser to see the designs

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yarn Market News Conference March 24 thru March 26, 2008

We just got back from our YMN Conference in Chicago, Il. What a great 2 1/2 days! We met so many wonderful and inspiring shop owners and speakers. Talk about bursting with renewed enthusiasm and wonderful new ideas! Stay tuned while we roll out these new ideas to make The Continental Stitch bigger and better...

The last afternoon we toured Lorna's Laces Studio/Dyeworks. Here's Shirley enjoying the tour!

The owner of Lorna's, Beth Casey graciously showing us around and showing us her dyeing skills!

Now we know why it might take awhile to get her yarns in stock! Talk about a labor of love!