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1763 2nd Ave. SW Corner of 92nd St. New York, NY 10128

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Annie & Company will be hosting The Freshman Fifteen Jewelry Trunk Show tomorrow, Thursday Dec. 8th from 1pm - 7pm in our shop located at 1763 2nd Ave. SW corner of 92nd St. New York, NY 10128

What is the Freshman Fifteen?

It's an effort to support educational opportunities for some of New York City's most talented, but financially disadvantaged, college-bound students.

Click here to learn more http://www.thefreshmanfifteen.org/about/

Stop by Thursday Dec. 8th anytime from 1pm-7pm to check out their magnificent bead crochet jewelry. All proceeds benefit the Freshman Fifteen. Check out their website to learn more http://www.thefreshmanfifteen.org/

 

 

 

Customer Spotlight!
 
Our customer Wendy W. just made not 1, but 2 of this adorable sweater for holiday gifts!
The pattern is called Kittenish Pullover and it's a free ravelry pattern. The sweater is fairly simple and straight forward so Wendy made it a little more exciting with her yarn choice! She went with a self striping, chunky  yarn called Brisbane and it only took 2.5 skeins!
Great job Wendy!
Juniper Moon
 
We're very happy to be carrying some new yarns from Juniper Moon Farms in the store now!
 
Findley DK Dappled
We love the look and feel of Findley DK so having it in multis just made sense! They coordinate wonderfully with the solid colors but are also great on their own. Whip up a stripey cowl or a lacey shawl with this yarn and you won't regret it!
Dromedary
This is a wonderful blended yarn made up of 70% wool and 30% camel! It's a DK weight so you get the warmth of those fibers without the heavy weight. This yarn is perfect for a sweater or fingerless gloves. Think fair-isle!
These yarns are ready to be loved so stop by the store to meet them!
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Nov
30

Crochet Class 

It's not too late to learn for to crochet for holiday crafting! Crochet is quick and easy and fun so if you're still scratching your head on what to get your loved one, a scarf could be the perfect fit!
We have a beginner crochet class this Saturday that will get you started on a scarf and there are still spots available for sign-up!
From 2-4pm
Beginner Crochet
Learn the basics of crochet! You bring yourself and we'll provide you with a hook and your first skein of yarn! You'll learn how to chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet! And if you want to turn your new project into a scarf a second skein of yarn can be purchased!
$60
 
Call or stop by the store to sign up for one or both of these great classes!

Nov
23

Thanksgiving Hours
Wednesday: 11-4pm
Thursday(Thanksgiving): Closed
Friday: 11-6:30pm
BLACK FRIDAY SALE
20% off Store-wide!!
Saturday: 11-5pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Have a happy and healthy holiday!

Yarn Bowls!   

We met the nicest lady at TNNA and totally fell in love with her handmade yarn bowls!
For anyone who doesn't know, a yarn bowl is a great way to contain those wild yarn balls that like to roll around and jump off of surfaces as you knit from them. They usually have a hole or curved cut out that you string the yarn through and the ball can roll around safely in the bowl. It's brilliant!
Amanda Pawley, of Pawley Studios, makes these great bowls by hand, which is what we love most about them! They make excellent gifts for the knitter in your life or even for yourself! It's a beautiful way to contain your yarn.

Nov
15

More Classes!

With the holidays just around the corner, there's still time to learn how to knit or crochet for gift making! We have limited classes for the rest of the year so be sure to sign up soon!
Please remember that if there is no one signed up for the class on the day of, the class will be cancelled. So we ask that you call ahead to reserve your spot in the class.
THIS SATURDAY
From 11-1pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
From 2-4pm
Beginner Crochet
Learn the basics of crochet! You bring yourself and we'll provide you with a hook and your first skein of yarn! You'll learn how to chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet! And if you want to turn your new project into a scarf a second skein of yarn can be purchased!
$60
 
 
Saturday, December 3
From 2-4
Beginner Crochet
Learn the basics of crochet! You bring yourself and we'll provide you with a hook and your first skein of yarn! You'll learn how to chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet! And if you want to turn your new project into a scarf a second skein of yarn can be purchased!
$60
 
 Saturday, December 17
from 11-1pm
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
Call or stop by the store to sign up for one or both of these great classes!

New at Annie's!  

Check out these great new items that just arrived in the store!
Needle Cases

These are the perfect solution to all your circular needle organization needs! They have a strong Velcro closure, individual pockets for all different sized needles, and a durable fabric. Get one for yourself and one for your friend! They're a great gift for the holidays!
Walker Bags
We just received a big box of beautiful Walker bags! Amongst the fun and color zipper pouches we also have these big mesh bags that are perfect for carrying your projects. The mesh lets you see exactly what's inside so there's no guessing and they are nice and durable too. They are great for knitting or needlepoint!
Big Bad Wool
Meet Pea Weepaca! This is our new favorite sport weight baby yarn! They wool alpaca blend makes each skein feel like heaven and the colors are the sweetest! We have some great patterns for this yarn so be sure to check them our for the next baby in your life!
Mirasol
We are now carrying Llama Una! This is a DK weight yarn made up of....you guessed it...100% Llama! It's super soft and has a beautiful drape. We made the Easy Ombre Slouch Hat with it and really love the way it knits up.
Katia
We have 3 yarns from Katia's Concept No. 2 this year!
On the top left, Silk Tweed. This is a DK weight yarn Silk, mohair, wool and a splash of nylon. It's got a really lush softness to is due to the mohair and the colors play really well together making it hard to resist!
On the top right, Cotton Merino. This is a yarn we got last fall but it did so well that more colors were added and featured in the Concept No. 2 book! This is a worsted weight yarn that has a really nice fluffiness to that's weightless. You'll feel like you're wearing a warm, cozy cloud!
On the bottom middle, Velluto. This is a classic velour yarn in very rich colors. The softness of this yarn is on another level so you'll definitely want to make accessories AND sweaters with it!
The Concept No. 2 book is full of great pattern ideas for these yarns!
It's not too late to start a holiday project for a loved one, even if that loved one if yourself!

More Malabrigo!

Who's ready for Malabrigo overload?? We are!!
We have a handful of new colors in some of your favorite weights plus a new yarn that you're going to love!
Malabrigo Sock
 This is a tried and true favorite amongst the sock knitting crowd. The yardage is plentiful and the colors bring any sock pattern to life. Don't worry, if sock aren't your thing, this yarn is also wonderful for shawls!
Malabrigo Twist
This is Malabrigo Worsted's plied cousin who is just a tad larger in gauge. It's great on a size 9 needle and has a great squish to it that makes it a great choice for sweaters!
Malabrigo Rasta
We. Love. Rasta.
Seriously though, this yarn is one of our go-to winter project yarns. The bulky nature and multi-color dye makes this the obvious choice for a chunky hat or cowl.
and last but not least (drumroll please)
Malabrigo Caracol
Just imagine a thick and thin yarn version of Rasta. Now imagine it wearing fishnet stockings. Ta-da! You have Caracol! The contrast of the hand-dyed yarn against the black thread makes this yarn knit up like a work of art. It will be like wearing stained glass! You must have some!
There yarns are ready for you to love them so stop by the store before someone else comes along!

Freia Yarns 

Guys! We are really super duper excited to have this yarn in the store!
This is a single-ply, fingering weight yarn with 430 yards of beautiful gradient colors! Let me tell you, these gradients are a-maz-ing. Check out these great patterns to really see them in action!
The color play you can have with these cute cakes is endless! And don't let the color on the outside of the cake fool you! There are cakes in the same color way with the opposite color on the outside! So even though they might not look they same, they are!
Stop by the store and have some fun with us and Freia! You won't regret it!


Class Reminder!

Just to let you know, we have 1 crochet class and 2 knitting classes coming up THIS week!
THURSDAY
From 6:30-8:30
Crochet Cowl Class

Dana designed this great mini skein cowl and she's agreed to do a class on it! We will provide your crochet hook(size H) but picking your mini skeins will be your creative decision, making it one of a kind!
Beginner Crochet skills are required.
$60
 
 
SATURDAY
From 11-1
Beginner Knitting
Ready to learn the art of knitting? Then this is the class for you! You'll learn how to read a ball band, cast on, and the knit stitch! We provide you with your needles and first skein of yarn; a second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your work into a scarf!
$60
From 2-4
Advanced Beginner Knitting
Take your knitting skills to the next level in this class! You'll learn how to make the purl stitch which will open you up to the seed stitch and ribbing pattern as well as how to cast off. Bring your US8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn!
$50
Call or stop by the store to sign up for any of these great classes! It's not too late to learn to craft a holiday gift!

Wool and the Gang is Here!  

We are super excited to let our customers know that we are now stocking yarn from Wool and the Gang! We chose to start carrying Crazy Sexy Wool just in time for the cold winter months.
This yarn is large and in charge and oh so fun to knit with! It's 100% wool and can be knit on a US15 and up to a US50 needle! Now that's some quick stitching. Their website is full of inspirational patterns so the ideas for this yarn are endless! Here are just a few great ideas:
So grab your big needles and come join the gang! You won't regret it.

Crochet Class Reminder!

Just to let you know, we have 2 crochet classes coming up THIS Saturday!
From 11-1
Beginner Crochet
Learn the basics of crochet! You bring yourself and we’ll provide you with a hook and your first skein of yarn! You’ll learn how to chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet! And if you want to turn your new project into a scarf a second skein of yarn can be purchased!
$60
 
2-4
Intermediate Crochet
You'll learn to take your crochet skills to the next level by making a granny square baby blanket! You bring your Size H hook and we'll provide you with the yarn to get started!
$60

Call or stop by the store to sign up for one or both of these great classes! It's not too late to learn to crochet a holiday gift!
 
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Sincerely,
Annie & Company
Needlepoint & Knitting
Annie Spotlight!
Yes, Annie might be known for her painting and beautiful stitching, but she also has quite the knack for knitting! Her latest piece is this absolutely amazing fair-isle hat!
She used the Fair Isle Box of Itty Bitties from Lux Adorna Knits in colorway Wedding Day. Isn't it just the cutest?!
Great Job Annie!! We love it!

Coming up at Annies

There's lots going on at Annie's so here's a list of all the things happening in the next couple weeks.
 
Bead Crochet Class
TOMORROW
6:30-8:30
Learn how to make a unique necklace using crochet techniques and beads! This is a prerequisite for the Circular Bead Crochet Class coming up so be sure to sign up for this class if you're interested in the other. We will provide you with the supplies for this class so all you need to do is show up!
$90
Beginner Knitting
THIS Saturday
11-1
Learn how to Cast On, read a ball band, and Knit in this class! We will provide you with your first ball of yarn and a pair of needles. A second ball can be purchased if you want to turn your piece into a cozy scarf!
$60
Advanced Beginner Knitting
THIS Saturday
2-4
Learn the next steps of knitting including, the purl stitch, binding off and weaving in ends. Bring your US8 needles and a ball of worsted weight yarn for this class!
 $50
 
Fat Bottom Bags Trunk Show
Monday October 10-31
We saw these awesome project bags at TNNA and knew we had to bring some into the store! The Jumbo Sizes give you plenty of room to carry a baby blanket or adult sweater AND all your yarn! They also have a drawstring that's a tape measure! So handy! The medium bags are perfect for accessory projects or 1 skein wonders! All the bags are made with adorable fabrics so you'll be proud to show it off before you dig into it! To make the deal even sweeter, this trunk show will be 10% off for the entire time it's here!
StevenBe Tour!
October 25-26
We are happy to be hosting 2 classes with the one and only StevenBe on Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th!!
Meet and Greet
October 25th
3-6pm
Come meet Steven, do a little shopping, and get inspired by some of his designs before the classes. He'll bring some of his favorite yarns as well as samples of his original designs. It will be the perfect way to gear up for his classes!
No sign-up required
6-9pm-Tuesday's class is Ponchini Design Challenge : The StevenBe Ponchini is a versatile garment with so many design possibilities. This is your chance to create a custom Ponchini with the Ponchini Master himself. Get excited to explore the genius and simplicity of this garment by making it into something that suits you exactly all while learning Steven’s favorite tips and tricks.
Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create a magical and unique Ponchini. Start with an original pattern from StevenBe and learn different methods of creating edges, modifying the shape with short rows, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours.
$70
6-9pm-Wednesday's class is Scharves: Supersize Your Accessories: Broaden your knitting horizon and change your life with StevenBe. This workshop is designed to be an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning Steven’s best tips and tricks. It will set you free from patterns as written and help you feel comfortable
making your own modifications and design decisions. Remember: a pattern is only a guideline!
Experience the magic of mixology, taking a variety of yarns from different brands, weights, and fiber contents to create magical and unique scharves. Start with a base pattern from StevenBe and learn different methods of creating angles and edges, modifying the shape with modular knitting, adding new colors, and combining fibers in unique ways to customize the pattern and truly make it yours.
$70
Call or stop by the store to get involved in all of these fun classes and events!
We hope to see you soon!

Calling all Stitchers! This is your last call for the Zecca Needlepoint Trunk Show. It's coming to an end so now is the time to pick up that whimsical canvas that is calling your name. Check it out here at our web site:

http://www.annieandco.com/collections/zecca-trunk-show-1

Zecca #ZE-413 Hummingbird

NOTE: Enter Discount Code: ZE20TS at checkout to receive 20% off your Zecca trunk show order.


In case you have been following us on Instagram and/or Facebook (and if not, why not?!), you'll know we have been sharing some pictures of canvases we procured while at the Destination Dallas show.  We wanted to show you some remaining canvases that we brought back from Destination Dallas. These may be new or just new to us but all are lovely and a welcome addition to our shop and to your stash!

First up from Amanda Lawford:

Amanda Lawford Needlepoint

Love the checker board Mackenzie Childs inspired look on the floral pieces, the pink in the center would make a gorgeous bolster pillow, don't you think?! What a classic the American Diner piece is and of course, we all love the bumble bee!

Next up are some wonderful designs from JP Needlepoint. We love JP!

JP Needlepoint

These small animals are adorable! The two kitties, A321 and A331 are both 10 x 10 on 13 mesh. The bunny, A121 Who Gives a Hop, is 5 x 5 on 13 mesh. The Owl, DDB-001, Who Gives a Hoot, is 5 x 5 on 18 Mesh.

These geometrics are new and they would be so much fun to stitch!

JP Needlepoint Geometrics

Next are these New Oriental Florals from JP:

JP Oriental Florals

From left to right:

O-062 Orange Orchid & Palm Leaves is 14 x 14 on 13 mesh
O-098 Imari Bowl of Zinnias is 13 x 13 on 18 mesh
O-096 Blue Pots & Yellow Peony is 14 x 14 on 18 mesh

Lest we forget Large Kissy Fish from JP, he is so colorful! Imagine the stitches and different threads you could use! This canvas is 10 x 10, 13 Mesh

Next up is a new designer, Lycette Designs. We love seeing new designers in the industry, bringing new fresh ideas in needlepoint we can all enjoy!

LD522 is a cute pair of white and pink Staffordshire Dogs! Canvas Design is 10.5 x 7 on 18 Mesh.
LD504 The Queen is Holding Court. Of course she is! Perfect canvas for that queen in your life, or for yourself perhaps?! The canvas is 8 x 8 and is on 18 Mesh.

The shell above in white with the navy background is just stunning. As it it's partner, LD516 Coral on 8.5" x 8.5" 13 Mesh canvas. Think Lily Pulitzer. And the topiary in the middle, LD514 is so fresh, love the blue and white striped bow! It's 8 x 9.5, 13 Mesh.

Another new designer we discovered in Dallas was Fatell Designs.
Fatell Designs
Just love the Marilyn Monroe (both!) and Cat in the Hat, what's not to love? Another innovative needlepoint designer that we were delighted to meet! Give us a call for all the details.

Finally, below are some pieces we picked up from CBK Needlepoint:

CBK Needlepoint
CBK Needlepoint
Canvases above:
Laura Megroz for CBK: LM-XO34 - 18 Mesh 6 x 3.5
Liora Manne for CBK: LRE-PL05 - 13 Mesh 12 x 8
Ciao Bella for CBK: CB- PL 15 - 13 Mesh 10x11

These may not have been uploaded on our web site yet so be sure to call the shop at 212-360-7266 or send us an email if you are interested in ordering any of these canvases or want more information.

Happy Stitching!

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Grab your Needles!
We have a LOT of new yarns in the store that you simply must come meet!!
But first, a correction from our last email: the Wonderland Knits trunk show will end October 8th, not 28th. So be sure to come in within the week to get some before it's gone!
Back to the yarn...
Yarn Over New York
We decided to keep some of the beautiful yarns and sock blanks from Yarn Over New York for our store! These yarns are unique because they're all dyed in an apartment in Harlem! So show your love for a local dyer and knitting by starting a pair of socks or a shawl with this great yarn!
Juniper Moon
We have 3 new yarns from Juniper Moon! On the far left, Stargazer. This yarn is a sport weight consisting of Llama and silk making it super smooth and soft. The middle yarn is Findley DK. Per it's name, it's a DK weight yarn that's 50% silk and 50% merino wool. We made the duotone cowl and it's absolutely lovely! Last but not least, on the far right, Stratus. This is a light and airy chunky yarn made up of wool, nylon, baby alpaca, and yak! It's chunky knitting without the heaviness. Perfect for a cowl!
Pashmina from Madelintosh
While this isn't a new yarn to the store we did get some new colors in. Pashmina is a sport weight yarn with lots of yardage and great drape. It's made up of silk, wool, and cashmere so it's soft and luxurious.
Ella Rae and Noro
Ella Rae has made a beautiful new chunky yarn (on the left)! Cozy Alpaca Chunky has a great sheen to it and 120 yards per skein! From Noro we have the new Tennen yarn! It's an Aran weight made up of wool, silk and alpaca. While this isn't like most Noro yarns that self stripe, this yarn is really soft  and has 275 yards!
Pure Bliss Collection by Debbie Bliss
Debbie Bliss has a new line that's simply to die for! It's the Pure Bliss Collection and we're thrilled to have it at Annie and Co! These yarns are luxurious and we can't wait to knit with them. On the right, Lhasa. This is a chunky chainette made of cashmere and yak. It's one of the softest yarns we've ever felt! On the left, Falkland Aran. This is an aran weight yarn named after the location the sheep roam freely in. It has a tight twist giving it great stitch definition and a traditional feel. It's a true classic.
We can't wait to help you start a project with any of these fabulous yarns! It's not to late to get started on a comfy sweater or quick cowl!
We hope to see you soon!
Here at Annies!
First we'd love to thank all the wonderful customers that came to see us for the NYC Yarn Crawl! This was our most successful year to date and we couldn't have done it without all of you! We hope you had as much fun as we did and can't wait to see the projects you start with your new yarns!
In other news...
More Hedgehog has arrived!!!
We just received 2 big boxes full of Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles, Sock, and (new to the store) Merino Aran! The colors are fab and the weight is a little heavier for those looking to make some fun accessories!
We also have more colors of Twist Light from Madelinetosh.
This is a great sock yarn and the colors are rich and ready for fall. And if socks aren't your cup of tea this is a great yarn for shawls too!
Just a reminder:
The Wonderland Knits Trunk Show will still be in the store until Wednesday, October 28. Make sure to get some of this yarn before it's gone!
We have 3 classes coming up!
TOMORROW, 6:30-8:30
Beginner Crochet
Learn to make a chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet in this class! We'll provide your hook and first skein of yarn. A second skein can be purchased if you want to turn your piece into a cozy scarf!
$60
Sunday, October 2- 2:30-4:30
and
Thursday, October 6- 6:30-8:30
Bead Crochet Necklace Class
This is a prerequisite class for the Circular Bead Crochet class on October 23. You will learn how to make a one-of-a kind bead necklace using crochet skills. We will provide you with all the supplies you need so all you have to do is arrive!
$90
Stop by the store to see these great yarns or call to sign up for a class!
We hope to see you soon!

Sep
22

NYC YARN CRAWL 2017
The yarn crawl starts FRIDAY and lasts through Sunday! Once again Annie and Company will be offering 20% our entire store-that's right, canvases too! This will not include special orders. We will have limited table help and will not be winding yarn, though we encourage anyone who wants winding to bring their yarn back in during the week after!
This year we will also be offering different in-store door prizes every day, on top of the Yarn Crawl Raffles! We will also have 2 trunk shows! The Wonderland Knits Trunk Show as well as a Yarn Over New York Trunk show! And, as always, the sale yarn bins will be over flowing with really great deals! Yarns from Rowan, Shibui, Viking, Blue Sky Fibers and Debbie Bliss, to name a few.
You won't want to miss out of this fun weekend!
 
We look forward to seeing you!
Busy Weekend!
Just a reminder that we have an intro to embroidery class coming up with Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30! You'll learn how to use an embroidery hook and make 2 stitches. This is a pre-requisite class for our Poppy Class where you'll embroider your own pair of poppy earrings! There's still time to call the store and sign up for this class 
 
If you've already taken Ed's Intro to Embroidery Class you can take the Poppy Class at your convenience as a one-on-one! To do so, just contact Ed at etostudios@gmail.com.
It's also that time of year again....
the NYC Yarn Crawl starts THIS FRIDAY!
This is one of our favorite events! For those that are new to the city, the NYC Yarn Crawl is a weekend in the fall where the yarn shops in the city offer great deals and prizes all weekend long and yarn lovers are encouraged to get to them all. There's a scavenger hunt and raffle and it's a great way to journey out to stores you might not usually go to! The store map can be found at the above link so share it with your friends, make a game-plan, and be prepared for some fiber fun! Here at Annie's we will be having daily door prizes, a store-wide sale, deeply discounted yarns and the Wonderland Yarns Trunk Show! You won't want to miss this. We can't wait to see you or meet you for the first time!
See You Soon!