Thanksgiving Week!

We are so thankful for you!

We are so thankful for you!

Just wanted to take a minute to update you on what we have going on at Stitch Space for Thanksgiving Week!  We will be closed tomorrow, Thursday the 26th to celebrate with our families.  The rest of the weekend we have some special hours and are offering some fun deals listed below!

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***Black Friday, November 27th, 9 AM-Noon***

Friday, we are opening for limited hours to have big fun with a great little sale.  Little because it is for a very short amount of time, but BIG in that it is 20% off the entire store!!! This will be for this day only, and then we will be off to spend the rest of the afternoon with family!  (The only exclusions are the new Atenti bags, and classes!)

The other fun special we are offering Friday, Saturday & Monday is Buy One, Get One 50% off the remainder of our custom Missouri Sky colorway!!!  What a perfect time to get some of this gorgeous colorway if you’ve had your eye on a special project!

***Small Business Saturday, November 28th, 10 AM-4 PM***

Saturday is all about rewarding you, our loyal supporters.  We want to shower you with gifts!  The store will be open for normal hours, from 10 AM-4 PM, with 3 different gifts with purchase.

With any purchase, you’ll walk away with a great new Stitch Space project bag.  These were so popular the last time around, we had some more made up.  They have a box bottom, so they are super roomy, and will fit a whole sweater project, or 2-3 smaller ones!

With any $100 purchase, you will also receive a $10 Gift Certificate for Stitch Space.  Use it to cross someone off your list, or for a little something special for yourself later!  It’s also a great add-on gift if you’re shopping for someone’s gift registry!

When you spend $200, you will get the third gift, which is a $40 Class Credit!  Good towards any one class, this will get you a head start on your New Year’s Knit-solutions, or can be gifted to a friend who wants to learn to knit or learn a new technique!

So fun!  We can’t wait to share these gifts with you!

Our favorite Tote Bag, Free with your purchase on Saturday the 28th

Our favorite Tote Bag, Free with your purchase on Saturday the 28th

***Cyber Monday, November 30th, 9 AM-Noon***

We are not open on Monday, but I am going to do a special limited deal by phone order!  For the holidays, we are taking pre-orders for Interchangeable needle sets, and we want to offer you 10% off if you buy yours ahead of time!  I’ll be manning (wo-manning?) the phone from 9 AM through noon, to take orders for some of your favorite interchangeable needle sets!  All the price details will be going out in the e-mail Sunday evening. 

You can give us a call that day at 417-673-2240, and we will take your payment info over the phone, get the order placed, and then we will even gift wrap & ship them to you for free!  This is perfect if a special person in your life has a needle set on their Christmas wish list!  We have never discounted these before, but one of our suppliers is offering the deal to us, so we’d like to pass along the savings to you!

So that’s the scoop on what we have going on this week at Stitch Space!  I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving with those you love, and we hope to see you this weekend to join in on some of our sale fun!  Happy Knitting!

-Sasha 🙂

5 Ways to Get Kicked Off the “Knit-Worthy” List!

At Stitch Space this year, we are all about avoiding the Holi-Daze that comes from taking on too much, waiting until the last minute, and going through the season with your head down where you miss the best parts.

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One of the first things I am suggesting this year is to edit your knit-worthy list!  What is the knit-worthy list?  Folks who love your hand-knits, care for them, and truly appreciate the time, effort, and money you put into your handmade gifts.  Sometimes we think this is all family and friends, but that is simply not the case!

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Here are some surefire ways to tell someone should be kicked off the knit-worthy list, and moved over to the shopping list:

1.)  When you share that you are making gifts for the holidays, it is met with an exaggerated eye roll, and a “Why would you want to make gifts??”  This person has made it easy!  CROSS THEM OFF THE LIST.

2.)  You have attended the garage sale of a family member, only to find that the hand-knit item you made them last year is on the $1 table.  I’ll be honest, I’m more offended by the idea of someone selling my knits for far less than they are worth, than of them giving them away.  At least with giving, the expectation is that someone else will benefit from it.  Valuing my handiwork at $1 in a garage sale is a huge indicator that they do not respect the time you put into the item!  CROSS THEM OFF THE LIST.

3.)  Visiting the laundry room of the person in question reveals that the gorgeous cowl you made for their birthday is on the floor between the washer and dryer, collecting lint.  It is crumpled, wrinkly, sort of looks like it might have been felted, and very sad.  CROSS THEM OFF THE LIST.

4.)  When gifted a handmade item from another family member, you witnessed this person leave the item on the floor in the middle of the wrapping paper trash!  After unwrapping, and saying “Yeah I like it ok,” they just gathered up all the rest of their things and left, with the sad unloved handmade scarf remaining on the floor behind them.  CROSS THEM OFF THE LIST.

5.)  Then there is the other way to get kicked off the knit-worthy list….being too demanding.  You know the one.  The person who overhears that you are making socks for your mother for Christmas, and bolts over, takes over the conversation, demands you look at this sweater they saw on pinterest, and exclaims “You can make this for me for Christmas!!!  I’m sure it will cost you way less to make than for me to buy it!!!”  CROSS THEM OFF THE LIST.

Moral of the story?  We love knitting, both the process & the product.  Wouldn’t you rather share that with others who respect it, too?  Now, don’t take me wrong.  It’s not that there are no knit-worthy people out there, and I firmly believe that our handmade things should be used.  I’m not the person who will get mad because dad wore his socks inside his chore boots to take care of the cattle, and they now have a hole in them.  To me, that shows that he appreciates the purpose of that item.  I would much rather them be well worn & loved, than placed on the highest shelf and never touched because they are too delicate.  I just know that I have seen people time and time again make another item for the person who didn’t take care of it or appreciate it, and then get upset when they didn’t take care of it or appreciate it!

Let’s avoid that this year by cutting our list shorter, and making thoughtful gifts for our favorite people who will “get” it!  Got someone you need to test???  See if they are knit-worthy by making a small project, in a washable yarn, and see how they care for it.  Use some super-bulky yarn and make a cowl in an evening, and then next year you will know if you want to make them something more involved!

Now that you have edited your list, join us this Saturday to get a head start on these projects at our Knit-In from 10 AM-10 PM.

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We are having snacks, plenty of dedicated knitting time, gift-knit ideas, and specials too!  What are these specials you ask?  We are handing out Knit-In Bucks on the even numbered hours.  Each ticket represents 5% off your total purchase for the day!  Arrive when we open at 10, and stay through 2:30, that means you will have 15% off!  Stay all day and you can get up to 30% off your total purchase, and make some major gift knitting progress!  We will be dispersing these “bucks” at 10, 12, 2, 4, 6 & 8!

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Hope you can join us Saturday!  Now share with us by leaving a comment below!  What are you doing to avoid a Holi-Daze this year???  Are you kicking some folks off your knit-worthy list?

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