Monday, December 14, 2009

Stitch Diva's Cardi Shawl!! who's heard of the Cardi Shawl that Stitch Diva has done? I saw it the other day! WOW!!! It's an incredible piece. It uses Tilli Tomas' Plie and Beaded Plie which come in a vast array of colors. I've loaded all the colors on the shopping cart. The best part is that I'm offering a free pattern for this cardi shawl when you buy the yarn...and don't shipping on all orders for the month of December!

And the books...well, what to say! Remember to pre-order them now to take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Books, Books and More Books!

I have just finished loading some of the newly released books. Top Notch Knits, Easy Cable Knits For All Seasons, Mostly Mittens and Dress Your Dog.

Natures Rapture and Sock Club, due to release January 19, 2010, are available for pre-sale. Order your copy now to be sure to have one of the first copies.

I have even more exciting news!!! As a special holiday "Thank You", I am offering a 10% discount on all of the books and free shipping! It doesn't get any better than that! The prices reflect the discount.

As always, you can safely shop on our website shopping cart, Needles & Knobs and use your PayPal account or your credit card.

You can also see that we have gotten some magnificent new Needle Holders. These pieces are hand-turned with a metal insert. They come with an endless ring and will easily attach to your keys. You can store your darning needles or an emergency $20. At the low price of $18-$20, they make a wonderful gift for your someone special.

A fresh supply of Berger de France's "Fringed Coat" pattern has arrived and is ready to ship. Remember, free shipping for the month of December!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I have just finished loading Prism's Bubbles yarn. It is a truly remarkable and fun yarn to knit with. It makes a terrific, decorative scarf and it works up very quickly! Two (2) skeins will do the trick ... and a holiday gift is born!

Indulgence and Rococo are also online. Feel free to knit with different fibers, textures and lots of color this year. The possibilities are endless!

Visit Needles & Knobs online store to get your Prism fix.

And remember ... you can always e-mail Audrey if you have questions.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free Shipping on all online orders!!!

We are famous in Gulfport, Florida!!! Our friend and fellow knitter Kathy, a writer for The Gabber, and her canine buddy Calypso, attended our Open Knit last Saturday night. She took a few pictures and wrote a wonderful article that appeared in this weeks Gabber. We thank her for her kind words.

The Fringed Coat pattern by Bergere de France has sold out 3 times. I've got more on order, due to arrive early this week. Feel free order from our online store, Needles & Knobs.

I've added several new items to the shopping cart this week. You can now find Schulana's Pacolana, a beautiful wool/alpaca/microfiber bulky weight yarn available in lots of beautiful colors!

Feel free to knit in luxury! Shokay's Shambala Collection, 100% Pure Yak Down is available in many wonderful colors. With 164 yards/skein, surely a lovely scarf would warm your neck this winter.

Jojoland is the newest yarn! Ballad, solid color sock yarn is a superwash wool. Melody Superwash is also available. The colorways are stupendous! It is a fingering weight yarn, perfect for the lace work that you've all been anxious to try. Rhythm, a light worsted/DK yarn also available in a wide array of colors is perfect for felting!

Universal yarn's Tango makes the perfect ruffled scarf without the need to learn short rows! It's like magic! You can also make purses with this fun superwash merino/acrylic fiber. This is a limited supply so get yours while they last.

Remember ... Dream in Color is the most wonderful Superwash Wool. Available in wonderful hand-dyed colors, at $19/skein for 250 yards, it's a great fiber to make the kids' things.

Many of our fibers are available for special order. Feel free to contact Audrey.

Please enjoy free shipping on all orders placed in the month of December.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bergere de France Fringed Coat

Bergere de France has advertised this beautiful Fringed Coat in the newest issue of Vogue, Holiday 2009. This pattern is now in stock and available for immediate shipment. The pattern has been added to our Needles & Knobs on line shopping cart.

Friday, September 11, 2009

TURNING 3!!!!!

Well...yesterday was our 3rd birthday! What an exciting week. The website ( has been completely reworked! And WOW does it ever look good thanks to Eliot's hard work and really long hours! It has lists of all of the companies that we deal with, pictures of all kinds of neat projects and links to the shopping cart.

Speaking of the shopping cart, it is working like a champ! I've been loading all kinds of neat things from Century Hardware, Hot Knobs and MKC Architectural to Clover Takumi Velvet Circulars in all lengths and Indulgence by Prism.

Remember, even if we don't have it in the store, we can usually order it in for you! We are ordering from Malabrigo, Dream in Color, Lorna's Laces, Alpaca With A Twist, Alpaca Yarn Company, Prism and many, many more! It's hard to have everybody's favorite color so come by and pick out what you'd like!

And keep your eyes peeled...we'll be having some special events in the next few weeks to celebrate our 3rd birthday!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Athena Wrap and Technicolor Jacket Patterns and Kits

I am happy to announce that Prisms' Merino Mia Athena Wrap and Technicolor Jacket is available for sale! Both patterns and kits are available at our shopping cart. It is a tremendous use of color and an absolutely stunning piece when completed.

Feel free to look around at our website

Each piece of the wrap measures 18" x 56" after blocking. The kit contains 8 skeins of Prisms' Merino Mia in one of the four (4) colorways: Neutrals, Dusky Pastels, Dark Autumn or Desert, the pattern and a zippered bag.

The Technicolor Jacket sizes to a finished XL (48"). This kit contains 16 skeins of Prisms' Merino Mia (6 Sandwashed Solids and 12 Multi), the pattern and a zippered bag. Available in Neutrals, Dark Autumn, Jewels, Dusky Pastels or Desert.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hot Knobs and Century Hardware added to shopping cart!

Well...for those of you that check the website, you will know that we've finally gotten the on-line shopping cart working properly! Payment methods are PayPal Express or PayPal. This makes it secure. We allow orders from the US, Canada, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. I have included some Plymouth, Malabrigo, Prism Stuff and Impressions, Saki, Merino Mia and Lace Wool and Tilli Tomas' Beaded Lace and Voile de la Mer. I am also happy to say that I have started to include some cabinet hardware. You will find some of the most unique glass square knobs and pulls from Hot Knobs. They are handcrafted in the USA. The colors are wonderful and they sure would add a much needed boost to any kitchen decor. There is also some beautiful new pieces from Century hardware. Watch for new hardware additions.

Please remember...if there is a yarn that you want and you don't find it on the shopping cart, please call Needles & Knobs (727) 345-5662. If I have the yarn in the store, I can load it for you so that you can purchase it on line or if I don't have it, I'm happy to special order your favorite color.

All cabinet hardware is special order so please be patient.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Finally!!! A Summer Workshop schedule...

I am happy to say that after a week or so of work, the workshop schedule is finally ready. We will have four (4) workshops. They are each on a Tuesday night from 7-9PM. We will be using Cascade's Fixation, Prism's Merino Mia and Lace Wool, Tilli Tomas' Beaded Lace or Voile de la Mer and Rowan's Calmer. I've knitted with all of these and there is not a bad one in the bunch. I just finished the Entrelac Washcloth sampler with the Rowan Calmer...yummy! Now...let's talk about the Mystique Shawl by Tilli Tomas! It's really very luxurios. It's simple and beautiful. The pattern is free with the purchase of the yarn.

Feel free to come by and see the newest samples...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Well...3 days and many hours later, Prism's Merino Mia (197 yds.), Saki (440 yds.) and Lace Wool (1460 yds.) are all available to you on the Needles & Knobs On-Line Shopping Cart. Merino Mia and Lace Wool are 100% Merino Wool and Saki is 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. They are all hand dyed here in St. Petersburg, Florida by Laura Bryant of Prism Arts. Also SWTC's Jezebel (330 yds. of lace weight) and Plymouth's Forever self patterning sock yarns. I'll be adding more each week so be sure to watch.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prism's Saki and Merino Mia

I have been working feverishly today to load Prism's Saki and Merino Mia. Saki is completely loaded with pictures. It is 440 yards of 75%Merino and 25% Nylon. You can go to my website, and click on "Yarn Shop" and then "Shop Online". They are both listed under Sock Yarns. I will try to get the rest of Merino Mia uploaded tomorrow. It is a daunting task! I'll also be loading the Lace Wool...which is very popular and amazingly beautiful! Be sure to check the website weekly for our newest additions!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I'm adicted. Eliot convinced me to get with the program today and join this insanity! I've found friends (and boyfriends) that I haven't thought about in 30+ years! It's crazy!!! I've been on there all afternoon and loving every minute of it. now that I've come into the 21st (or later) century...I'm hooked. Wow...a Blog and Facebook all in the same week. Imagine that!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stitch n' Pitch!

Oh...My!!! It's nearing that time again. Stitch n' Pitch is just around the corner. The game, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals is Sunday, August 2, 1:38 PM. There will be giveaway "goody" bags for the first 300 attendees. The contents of the bag are all donations from some of our favorite manufacturers... You can get your tickets at the store or e-mail me through the website Needles & Knobs with no service fee. They are $21 each (Cash Only Please).

Welcome to our New Blog


Welcome to our new blog. We hope to keep you informed about our yarns, knitting supplies and knitting accessories. Our store, located at 7213 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers a wide selection of yarn. We carry quality yarn from manufacturers such as Prism, Plymouth, Louet, Malabrigo, Cascade, Tilli Tomas, Classic Elite, Schaeffer, Colinette, Rowan, Brown Sheep, South West Trading Company, GGH, Swedish Yarn, Kraemer, Alpaca With A Twist, Alpaca Yarn Company and Dream In Color to name a few. In addition, we sell knitting accessories from Skacel, Chai Goo, Clover, Mango Moon, Eucalan, Interweave Press and a selection of items that are handmade by artists and crafts people throughout the country.

We currently have our shopping cart up and ready where you can purchase Prism Wild Stuff, Light Stuff, Neat Stuff or Cool Stuff yarns in both half and full skeins. We also have Prism Impressions yarn available to purchase. Prism yarn have the most wonderful colors. Other yarns will be added in the future, so keep checking our website at to keep up with what's available on our shopping cart. If you need something, please call us at 727-345-5662 or email us at and we will try to help you as best we can.

In addition to our yarn shop, we offer fine quality cabinet hardware available for special order. Come visit our showroom located within our knitting store at 7213 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710. Stop in and check out our wonderful selection. Update your old knobs and pulls, change the hardware on your favorite piece of furniture, or just express your own taste and style on your new cabinets in your kitchen of bath. Order from one to one hundred thousand pieces. We deal with decorators, cabinet builders, handymen, contractors, builders and individuals like you. You'll be amazed at our selection located within the yarn shop, but you have to stop by to see this incredible collection of knobs that brings hardware to an art form.

That's all for today. Make sure you keep coming back and please visit our website and new shopping cart. If you have suggestions or are looking for something in particular, please contact me throught the website at or call me at 727-345-5662. Wishing you all a wonderful day :)