Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Happy holidays to everyone -- Yes it is true - Stitch Therapy has a new home on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn all I can say is "I love it here", we opened on November 1st. Some of you have found the shop and seen the work in progress I am still decorating, last week I hung the mirror and a few rug beaters. For more information go to:

This week is the Snowflake Festival, the shops on 5th Avenue will be open until 8pm with special offers - come to the new location 335 5th Avenue between 3rd & 4th Street and take advantage of the Snowflake Festival discount - 15% discount Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn.

Look for a new Hat of the Month and class schedule in January.

Quick Holiday Knits:

Quick Holiday Crochet:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Guest Post — The Bountiful Turkish Yarn Shop

By Charlotte Bloomberg

On a recent trip, my husband and I traveled to Sinop, Turkey, which is about 650 kilometers from Istanbul. After touring the fortifications of this Black Sea town and the Sinop museum, I turned to our guide and said, "Enough! Are there any yarn shops in Sinop?" With a grin, our guide took us to the shop shown in the pictures and introduced us to this lovely woman who was delighted to show me her yarns. As you can see, the store was packed to the rafters. It's a bit smaller than Maxcine's and loaded with amazing yarns.

This was our last stop in Turkey so my husband and I pooled all of our Turkish lira and I held it in my hands. The shopkeeper immediately understood, counted the lira and began pulling skeins. Soon, there was a small pile of beautiful yarns on the table and, selection complete, I left the shop, liraless, but with a bag of lovely yarns to add to my stash. The created garment will be a wonderful reminder of an afternoon spent in a yarn shop in this quaint little town.


Reminder: The Stitch Therapy LYS has moved to 335 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Please stop by to say hello and see our beautiful new space!