Saturday, December 31, 2011

Main Street Needlepoint

 How about this gorgeous treatment of our needlepoint canvas? Embossed leather, with piping & fringe!
Main Street Telluride Needlepoint

Monday, December 19, 2011

How CUTE is PeggySue's skirt!

Friday, December 16, 2011

More Noel Night

Janet, our crochet guru pulls a 50% discount needle on Noel Nite - good that she had a nice sized bundle to go home with!

Lita was our first customer on this year's Noel Night - treated herself to that lovely Ghanese basket.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Peak, Part II

Maddie's Corner Closet!

A needle felted scarf from Pagewood Farms is on display surrounded by yarns from  Classic Elite, Mountain Colors & so many more

Mirasol Ushya & some Thick & Quick yarns cover what used to be a window, then it was a mirror, now it's hang-y yarn!

Another new Ann-fave - Araucania PANGUIPULLI - the colors move everso beautifully while being a wonderful wrapped yarn.

Lots of superwash yarns fill our cradle - great for toys, blankets, hats, jumpsuits - anything for the younger set.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A peak inside the shop...

A glimpse @ Sock Central, Queensland Rustic Tweed (an Ann-fave), and..and..

Brilliance strikes the Rockers - we removed the china cabinet doors - what a difference - just look @ all that colorful deliciousness.

Gus showing off the many ways to be comfortable in HIS chair!

The new STRANDavarious yarns from Gudy - if you haven't been in, you gotta get here - these are going FAST!

Ann is working up a cowl in this Prancer from Italy - very minimally processed - fun color travel.

Felted Mitts on the wall ~ the scrumptious Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca on the "tree".

 a veritable color waterfall of Crystal Palace's washable wools, in 3 weights - we l-o-v-e- our Mochi.

The Mirasol Wall is packed & now sharing space with Berroco's Lustra & some local wools.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Noel Night 2011

Meet Dorian Gray - many of you many have worked yarn from his fleece!

 Peg & Woody are Dorian Gray & McKenna's humans - both parties are pretty lucky, I'd say!
                                         NoMan checks out our festive front yard "ornaments".
                                                      How many ways do they love Woody?

                                 Are you imagining your fingers pushed deep into these softest of fleeces?
                                     HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL FROM YOUR ALPACAS!
Knit for Success
Thanks Jenny for this! Very inspiring article (even if the yarn bombs are done by machine)

Friday, December 2, 2011

No dreadlocks of your own? How about a portable set? This embellishment could really be added to any hat, but I think the pink is perfect!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Corey"s Baby Socks

A local knitter has a new niece! Fab baby socks with leftover sock yarn - if you are nervous about making socks for yourself, start w/a baby pair to learn the techniques of heal turning & toe decreasing with just a few stitches! I cannot take credit for this idea - Cat Bordhi has been using it for years!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ginger teaches a local

Ginger, the consummate teacher, is showing a native Peruvian how to knit on 2 circular needles at once - I think all the colors in this photo are just scrumptious!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ginger goes birdy

Here is an EXCELLENT look for our Ginger!

Peruvian Hat-Scarf

Thanks Cathy for being our model - right place @ the right time, eh? This is a hat/scarf combo that Ginger picked up in Peru - love the bright colors & intricate design. Other Peruvian goodies are now in stock - stop by for a look-see!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Josie's Sheep

How cute is this little guy? Josie knit it in Kansas, where she lives now - I think it needs several buddies - or at least a black counterpart!

Friday, November 18, 2011

These are some of Kate Rideout's recent hat creations. I love her eye for color & I modestly say the yarns are some fabulous fibers.

 Nice job, Kate!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My friend, Micah knitting

Not sure what the plan for this project is, but I love, love, love the concentration!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Peruvian Weaving

Maxima Laura's Weaving Studio - just incredible!!

Work in progress - holy cow.

Up close & very detailed.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Suzy Knitting at El Prado

How happy is this knitter? A beautiful fall day at Ginger's mesa house, lovingly referred to as El Prado. The scarf is a combination of Berroco's Peruvia & Gioello by Filatura di Crosa - it's already finished & on its way to Suzy's friend, Lynn.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LakeTiticaca Pictures

Here we have Ginger practicing her new weaving technique while cruising @ high speed on Lake Titicaca - looks like a nice day for a boat ride!

These are wild vicuna, on the shores of L. Titicaca - looks like a good life to me!

Need a costume idea?
we feel it's our responsibility to pass these things along :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another cool weaving technique from Ginger in Peru

"These small pieces are the result of hours of work learning backstrap weaving, pick-up designs, tubular weaving and finally tubular weaving as it is attached to fabric. Our brains throbbed after our lessons."

Good job, Ginger!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Peruvian Weaver

This is just in from Ginger, who is studying textiles, weaving & indigenous practices somewhere in Peru (I should know). Her comment, "harder than it looks". Love the pattern being produced with great colors!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cathy's 1st Knee Sock

how GREAT is this sock & the best news is the #2 is well underway, so a full pair will be ready by winter. The yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot - colorway is Sagebrush

What a terrific smile to go with this fantastic sock!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rockers at Yarn Tasting

We had an EXCELLENT turnout for our very first Yarn Tasting by Classic Elite Yarns - what fun to try new yarns, 20 yds at a time.

Our "buffet" of tastables!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Yarn Tasting - a new way to Rock


Needle Rock's first-ever Yarn Tasting!

When: Tuesday, September 27

Time: 7-9 p.m. @ Needle Rock

BYON: Bring your own needles (a few sizes)

We'll be sampling yarns from Classic Elite as well as some surprises.

Let us know if you can join the fun:


Saturday, September 17, 2011

TinselTown Scarf

This fun yarn is new @ Needle Rock & so easy to quickly knit up into a fabulous accessory scarf for anyone, young or old & probably female. 47 yards goes FAST & we've got an assortment of colors now.

I know we mentioned this project in our last Needle Rocket, but the yarn literally walks out the door, so we wanted our loyal customers to get in on this ultra speedy gift idea.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Holiday Knitting Alert

Tomorrow is September 1st: Official Opening Day for Holiday Knitting!!!!! (also the 4th birthday of Needle Rock, which we will celebrate all day Friday.)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Projects finished!!

Good job on the crocheted flower mobile, Lynette. Very creative use of chopsticks too!

& we love Peggy Sue's new sweater jacket that is NOT two-toned, (my camera-phone is not too zippy) - it is, in fact, a gorgeous deep olive green & looks great on PSR