Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lisa's "Montana" hat

A visitor to town knit up this quickie, bulky hat out of our Tahki Stacy Charles' "Montana". This is the only color we have in a variegated, the others are all natural - it's a dream to knit with, and our most eco-friendly yarn at present. If you haven't tried working this yarn - you owe yourself a treat! Nice job, Lisa!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PSR's sock

A close up of Peggy Sue's Austermann sock #1 - you go girl, just one more to go!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Needle Rock gets some column inches!

A perfect blend of art, history and culture

Dear Editor, Kudos and many thanks to Ginger Snip and Ann Kennedy of Needle Rock Fiber Arts for bringing a fabulous Navajo Spinning class to Telluride. Even as a weaver trained in the Rio Grande tradition, rarely have I experienced such a perfect blend of artistic expression, rich history and cultural immersion. Pam Ramsey, owner of La Plata Farms in Hesperus, was our teacher extraordinaire. Pam raises Churro sheep and began the class with a rich oral history of this hardy breed brought to the Southwest by the Spanish settlers in the 16th century. Churro sheep became a mainstay of the Navajo culture, both for food and their fiber, and remain so today. After being brought to the edge of extinction several times, Navajo Churro sheep have made yet another comeback and are a favorite among many fiber artists for their fine, creamy wool.

Pam then taught us the ancient art of Navajo spinning on a spindle; a practice still used by Navajo we...

For more of this story, click on or type the URL below:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Paddy's @ Needle Rock

Tonight is our adult St Paddy's celebration and pajama party!
Come knit, too, if you dare.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Suri Alpacas

Becca & Dr. Tony with their Suris - where else, but Main St.!
They're pretty great, eh?

I just love this photo, so I had to share it. These are Suri Alpacas, whose fleece is among the softest, warmest, strongest available. We are fortunate to have both natural & richly dyed yarns made from these guys. Feeling is believing - Suri is always worth it!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March is National Crochet Month!

Our customer, Jennifer, let us know that this is National Crochet Month & we've decided to acknowledge it by asking our followers to crochet up a 6" square, in any yarn, any stitch pattern. This could either be a granny square, crocheted from the center out, or a 6" swatch of double crochet. Here is a website to help with some stitch ideas
Our goal is to crochet all the squares together, either into a long scarf or a full afghan, if we get enough squares. Ginger would like to have a few squares stitched together for a great photo op on our next Knit on the Mountain Day II, March 26 @ Gorrono's Firepit. We will donate the scarf/afghan @ the end of the month.
If you are out of town & still want to participate (& we want you to!), please mail us your square contribution to P O Box 1963, Telluride, CO 81435.

Monday, March 7, 2011

3rd Annual Knit on the Mountain

Fireperson, Cathy Dickinson, braved the cold to knit on her sweater @ Goronno Deck - nice hat too, girlfriend!
The Rockers: Marti, Cathy, Ginger & Ann - yes, it's quite comfy to knit in ski boots - feet stay warm!

Corey Lee trooped up to Knit on the Mountain after her radio show Saturday morning - felted clutch is her current UFO.

& YES, Men Do Knit! Gerrit did a few stitches on his mom's project, keeping his helmet on for safety!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Neck Cowl from Fiesta's Flurry

Ginger whipped this up for a friend in Montana, using our quickie cowl pattern - it just floats on the neck - fuzzy, but not at all itchy - silk, wool & mohair - yum!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mark's Zip Up or Down Vest

Corey knit up this zipped vest from Tahki Stacy Charles' Donegal Tweed & it turned out perfectly! Even got the 2-way zipper installed without a hitch. You may think you don't know Mark, but if you've seen our business card, you know his work. He took the fantastic photo of our infamous Needle Rock! Thanks again, Mark!