Thistledown Shoppe
Thistledown Shoppe

I spenT the weekend with my mother.  She had some health issues and spent almost a week in the hospital.  I was fortunate in that I was able to take some time off from my life to give my poor sisters a break and hang out with Mom. Friday night, after I arrived, she and I  sat in her living room.  Mom played Solitaire and I knitted.  And as I sat there, I realized that the weekend was the first time she and I were together without anyone else around.  I am the eldest of five and so there was always someone else.  My father, siblings, and then my family.  It was wonderful to  spend some time with her.  Not doing anything special, just hanging out.

Knit on,


Shoppe Hop

Well, the poster pretty much says it all.  And we have a new yarn shop in the area and she is joining us.  Make sure you stop by Plover Dunes in Glen Abor and say "Hi" to April.

Friday, October 25 from noon until 8 pm
Saturday, October 26 from 10 am until 5 pm

Each shop will have special drawings and if you make a $ 15 purchase from all of us, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing.  $50 gift certificates from every shop, along with a basket full of goodies.  

New and Updated

We have been busy bringing in new items.

Toboggan from Classic Elite.  Toboggan is a blend of merino wool and superfine alpaca twisted into a soft, skein of bulky yarn with 87 yards per 100 gram hank.  US 10.5 needles.

16 different colors of Madelinetosh Vintage

Kits from Mountain Colors -

Rainbow Trout Hat (sample made),

Red Rock Socks  (sample made),

 X-Country Mittens,

 Lone Mountain Loop Scarf (sample made),

Yellowstone River Scarf, Flower Child's Hat,  Fair Isle Boot Toppers (sample made), Crocheted Lace Scarf (sample made), Paradise Valley Fingerless Mittens, Missoula Earflap Hat, and Going to the Sun Scarf.

Nova Cubics Circular Needles
Knitting by the Narrows 2014

Our retreat went so well, that we are doing it again next year.  The topic will be Double Knitting.

Ingrid will be our instructor (lucky us!).  The last weekend of September.  Stay tuned for more information.
 Free Patterns

Urchin - want to knit a hat in less that 4 hours?  Use Toboggan, Misti Alpaca Chunk, Lamb's Pride Bulky, or Super Traveller.
Toboggan Sideways Cardigan - knit a cute cardigan using Toboggan, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Lamb's Pride Bulky, or Super Traveller.

Chain Loop Scarf - and for you crocheters, use Toboggan, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Lamb's Pride Bulky, or Super Traveller.

And I really was not going to put in another bulky project, but then I found this cowl by Purl SoHo and I had to add it.  Garter Gaiter  - knit using Toboggan, Misti Alpaca Chunky, Lamb's Pride Bulky, or Super Traveller.

Northwestern Bank has the hedgehog as their mascot. They are my bank and give me wonderful service. Wouldn't it be cute to make some of these as a thank you?  Hedgehog Knit pattern.  Lamb's Pride Worsted or Liberty Wool would be perfect to use.

OCTOBER 22, 2013
 Patterns we sell 






Thistledown Shoppe  

419 N. St. Joseph St.

PO Box 52 

Suttons Bay, MI  49682
231-271-YARN (9276) 


The Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-5
Wednesday 10 - 6
Sunday 12 -4    


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