Thursday, July 30, 2009

Meharry Project Update

Wanted to update everyone on the baby blanket project for the babies born at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. After receiving almost 200 blankets at the Big Stitch in July, our total is 1337 – only 163 still needed for this year. If you enjoy making the baby blankets, please continue to do so – after all, this is an ongoing need. You can turn them in at the October 24 Big Stitch, area knitting shops, FiftyForward Knowles or simply contact me at and I’ll be happy to meet you.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New yarn

Have you heard of Caron Yarn’s new “Simply Soft Eco”? It is a yarn that is made from recycled plastic bottles. My good friend KK told me about it. To check out the colors and other details, visit their website.

Here is the information from the wrapper:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thank you, everyone!

Great seeing everyone yesterday at The Big Stitch! Hope the large group of students learning how to knit and crochet at “The Big Stitch University” are still practicing and having fun! Remember if you need some help, check the website under the groups button to see where fellow knitters and crocheters are meeting near you.

We are all very excited about the new project for the October 24th Big Stitch – The Hat Project. Details are on the site. Contact us if you have any questions!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Share Your Stash

SHARE YOUR STASH! Our boutique was so popular at the last Stitch that we are once again offering yarn at $1 a skein and $0.25 original patterns written especially for The Big Stitch! So, bring some of your stash to donate and go home with new yarn for only $1!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another donation from Haus of Yarn!

Another donation from Haus of Yarn. This time it is Plymouth Yarn “Jeannee”
Chunky Cotton and Acrylic Yarn

... as well as some beautiful silk and cotton yarn:

Once again, yarn will be given to anyone at The Big Stitch who will use these yarns to make items for our next project!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big Stitch door prizes

There will be several DOOR PRIZES given out at The Big Stitch. One will be an autographed copy of Knit Along with Debbie Macomber: Back on Blossom Street. You must be present to win, so don’t miss The Stitch!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Thank you, Ms. Cheap + an announcement about classes

WOW! Mary Hance (aka Ms. Cheap) from The Tennessean published information about The Big Stitch yesterday! Thanks Mary!

And in regards to the Big Stitch, seminars have been added to the July Stitch! We will be offering one on Pom Pom making, another on the Continental Stitch and also one on crocheting in the round.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Thanks to Haus of Yarn!

A huge THANKS! goes out to Haus of Yarn for their wonderful donation of skeins of Sirdar Denim Ultra Mega Chunky with Cotton and Wool to Knit and Crochet TN and The Big Stitch! These will be given to anyone at The Big Stitch who agrees to use the yarn to knit or crochet item(s) for our next project (that will be announced on July 18th!)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

Join us July 18th!

Help spread the word! We have added some great seminars and we will again have door prizes and the pattern and yarn boutique! We will complete our current project, providing blankets for the babies born at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. Our NEW PROJECT will be announced!

The Big Stitch 3
Saturday, July 18
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

FiftyForward Knowles
174 Rains Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Bring a sack lunch, drinks are provided.

For more details, visit or call 615/579-1857.

Sponsored by area knitting shops: Bliss Yarns, Falcon Feather Fibers, Haus of Yarn, Knit Happy, The Neighborhood Knit Shop, The Busy Needle, The Knaughty Knitter, Textile Fabrics, Imaginknit Yarns & More and Stitchin’ Post.

• Door Prizes
• FREE Instruction*
• Pattern & Yarn Boutique
* Instruction is FREE, but reservations are recommended and can be made via email: