Posts Tagged ‘Carly Stipe’

March Sweater Week…It’s DONE!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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It’s done!
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Carly’s March sweater is done and beautiful.  She’s had it done for a while now…I’m just finally getting around to posting about it.  The back is amazing…you should see the hood!  I”ll post more pics soon.

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She’s pretty protective of her sweater.  She won’t leave it at the shop yet for others to admire.  So to catch a glimpse of it, in person, in the wild you’ll have to be fast.
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Well done Carly!
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Carly’s 40 this time!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Our Amazing Carly

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If we’re lucky, we get to turn 40.
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This time it’s Carly’s turn.
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So, in typical DKA fashion, we are having a party!
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Coffee and donuts for our lovely birthday girl.  Oh and a sale too.
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We’re doing a grab bag of discounts from 10am – 1pm.  Pick your discount from a grab bag…they’ll range from 15% to 40%.  Again, this discount deal is only from 10 – 1!
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We’ll also have 40% off great sale stuff in the classroom and 40% off ALL fabric ALL day.   Yep!  Spring cleaning has begun.
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So, we’ll see you on Saturday, March 30th.  If you wish to wish Carly a happy birthday in person, and why the heck wouldn’t you, you’ll have to make it to us between 10 and 1.  Cause we’re making her work on her Big Day!
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Plus…that’s when the donuts will be freshest.
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New to DKA and don’t really know much about Carly yet…she’s been here since the beginning…read here!
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Carly’s Turning Thirty Something

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

There she is...little in the middle

 

Carly is turning 39 this week.  There is some debate about which day of the week her birthday is and she likes it that way.  She gets to have a whole week of celebrating!
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I know for sure though, that her actual birthday is the 30th of March.  Friday.  She is turning 39.  I remember this because she is 10 months younger than me.  For 2 months we are the same age.  Yes, that means that in 2 months I’ll be turning 40.  Gulp.  But back to Carly.
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In celebration of another year in the amazing Carly’s life, we are having an IT’S CARLY’S 30 SOMETHING BIRTHDAY SALE!  And yes, we say it as though we are speaking in all CAPS.
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Sorry for the late notice, but get ready, cause this is a good one:)
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Just for walking in the door…
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Cascade 220 worsted yarns at 30% off.  Yep, 30%.  If you ever wanted to knit a felted bag or slippers…here’s your chance.   Want to get ready for next winter…pick up a few skeins for mittens!  We have full bags of tons of colors.
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Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted yarns are 30% off.  Yep, 30%.  I am sure I don’t need to give you a reason for picking up 10 or 12 skeins of this lovely yarn.
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So, you’ve got that going for you just for walking in the door.
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The added fun of IT’S CARLY’S 30 SOMETHING BIRTHDAY SALE, is the grab bag of discounts we are providing you!  You have the chance to pull a discount for anything else you purchase that day.  We’ll have discounts from 15 – 39% written on paper in a grab bag.  You only have to pull a discount ticket and the discount is yours for whatever else you choose to purchase that day!  WHA??
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We’ll be open from 9am – 8pm on Friday the 30th of March and the discounts apply all day.  If you want to see Carly, you’ll have to be there by 3pm…she gets to go home and celebrate!  So, stop in and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARLY and get some great yarnie deals!
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See you Friday!
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Of course, a few rules apply…can’t use any other coupons or discounts and you can’t use this yarn to play the 12 in 12 game.  Can’t get to us (maybe you live in South Carolina)  and still need some Cascade yarns at a discount…call us, we’ll let you know what we have and we can work out a shipping deal with you.
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My Cousin Carly

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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By now you must know that Carly and I are cousins.  We are 10 months apart in age.
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This picture was of us on some family trip somewhere.  I’m the blond.
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Aimee and Carly Hippies

We have so many pictures of Carly and me together that we started putting them all on our bulletin board at the shop.  It has become a family joke really.
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Bulletin Board Beauties

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Prom 1990 –  I bought my dress…of course Carly made hers:)

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Halloween UW Madison 1993 maybe?

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Already gorgeous, gorgeous!

When I decided to open a yarn shop, I told Carly about it.  I remember the moment exactly.  We were in our Nanny Jean’s  apartment visiting and I just blurted it out.  “Hey, I am going to open a yarn shop, what do you think?  Wanna run it with me?” I think her exact words were. “ok, um, sure Aim” .  I was reassured.  She was in!
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Our Nan said  “well, you’re definitely going to need a comfortable chair.  People like comfortable chairs”.   Words of wisdom certainly.
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Nanny and the kids in front of the shop before it was a shop:)

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If you want to be technical, I am the only one who owns the yarn shop.  But Darn Knit Anyway is as much Carly’s as it is mine.  I couldn’t or wouldn’t even want to run the shop without her.   I know that she loves the shop just as much as I do.  I feel that deep down in my belly.
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Now, Carly isn’t just a great mom, cousin and knitting problem helper.  Nope she is an artist too.  A graduate of the College of Visual Arts.  She is a fashion designer and fiber artist.  Here are a few cool things she has done.  She has made garments out of everything, dollar bills, snow cone cups, rubber bands, vending machine clear container thingies, baby bottle liners
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Mr. Smith

Snow Cone Cups

Rubber Bands

vending machine plastic thingies with rubber balls inside?!

Baby Bottle Liners

Now we are lucky enough to have a Carly Stipe original in our shop.  Right in our very own front window.  I am so happy I can hardly stand it.
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DKA Front Window

A lovely red dress out of duct tape. WHAT?
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It’s red alright!

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WHAT? A bow in the back???!!

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I love my cousin to pieces.  Seriously.  Don’t know what I would do without her.
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I know that our little shop is better because she is a part of it.  I tell her that a lot.  I just thought maybe you guys should know it too.
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Love you cuz.

Felting Sampler Class

Monday, July 12th, 2010

What do you get when you take roving like this…
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With needles and foam like this…
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Poke the roving like this…
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Add bits of scraps like this…
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Bits of blue roving like this…
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That you get wet like this?
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You get a sweet little needle and wet felted nest!
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Always wanted to try wet felting and needle felting?
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Here is your opportunity!   We have combined the two on Sunday, July 18th from 1-4pm we will create wet felted eggs and needle felted nests. Blue, green, pink eggs? ….. you choose!
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Organized nest or messy it’s up to you!
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Supplies: 1 oz natural color roving, 1 oz egg color of your choice roving
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Skill level: Beginner
Instructor: Carly Stipe
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Cost: $28 – 1 set of felting needles included in class fee

To register, call 651-342-1386 or email aimee@darnknitanyway.com

Duct Tape Adventures

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Looking for a fun summer project for you and your friends, or your kids?  This is it!  Carly is hosting a few Duct Tape Adventure classes this summer.  There are a couple each month, so you should find one that fits your schedule perfectly.

Adventures in Duct Tape

Make a colorful Coin Purse, Bracelet or wallet or if there is time one of each.  All Supplies included!

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If this date doesn’t work…our other dates are…

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Wed June 23rd 1 – 3:30
Wed June 23rd 5:30 – 8
Wed July 28th 1-3:30
Sat July 31st 10 – 12:30
Wed August 11th 5:30pm – 8pm
Sunday August 22nd 10:30am – 1pm

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If these dates don’t work, contact us…we’ll figure something out!

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Ages: 7+
Instructor: Carly Stipe
Cost: $15.00
To register Call 651-342-1386 or e-mail aimee@darnknitanyway.com

Winter Break Classes a HUGE Success

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

We couldn’t have had more fun during Winter Break.  Classes were full and fun!

Fashion Illustration Class

Fashion Illustration Class

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Youth Knit

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Sew your own PJ bottoms

Wet felted geodes

Wet felted geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

Wet Felted Geodes

The doors are open

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Well, the day has finally come.  We are officially open for business!

Monday – Friday (10am – 7pm)

Sat and Sun (10am – 5pm)

Brick Alley Building, 423 S Main St, Stillwater, MN 55082

shop window Aimee

Introducing Carly Stipe

Monday, August 24th, 2009

My amazingly talented cousin, Carly Stipe (yes, that Carly Stipe) is going to help me run the shop.  In addition to her being a mother of 3 kids; she has her duct tape creations selling at boutiques in the Twin Cities, her online shop  AND she teaches classes at the Textile Center in St. Paul.   Carly is going to concentrate her efforts on making the boutique and our education program the best in the Twin Cities!

Carly may have a thing or two to say on this blog from time to time as well.  So, check back often!

Us...circa 1979

Us...circa 1979