March has been an active month for many of our needlearts members,
several of whom are garnering national attention from the media.
As part of National Crafts Month, TNNA members Lion Brand Yarn and the Knit Kit
both received attention on Martha Stewart's March 9th show. Anduin
Havens, a new knitter and Martha's in-house art director, demonstrated
using Lion Brand's yarn to knit up up stitch gauges. She's made the
gauge form available on marthastewart.com.
As someone who knits while traveling, she also highly recommended the
Knit Kit, created by TNNA's own Barbara Barry. Havens commented that
she was even able to take it on the plane since it's TSA compliant.
Although it's called a Knit Kit, she recommended it for all crafters
on-the-go. Everyone in Martha Stewart's audience received a free Knit
Kit to take home!
See the video at http://www.marthastewart.com/article/knit-gauge-template.
Both Knitty City and Habu Knits received cudos from Time Out New York's recently published "Knitting Guide to New York."
Both were listed as favorite shops to buy yarn in New York City.
Knitty City was also mentioned as one of the best places to take
Puffin & Co.'s thread organizers and "scissor sitters" and Amy Bunger's DVDs all received rave reviews in NeedlePointers. Puffin & Co. was also highlighted in Kathy Paterson's column in the March/April 2010 issue of Needlepoint Now.