Knit Wits news


Beautiful color combinations of Bre-Aly Threads.

Carol Chiarello

Our members have been treated to some interesting visitors lately. Holly, the new owner of local yarn shop Birdhouse Yarns, stopped by to introduce herself and to share her store’s philosophy. She wants to help! She will even help you if you come in the store with a project made of yarn bought elsewhere. She has samples of things in the store and hopes to offer some classes in the future.

Our next visitor was Veronica, owner and custom dye person from Dream in Color yarns. She had worked in Chicago and the humidity there was making her crazy with the entire process being very exhausting. She came to Tucson where our dry climate offers her the ability to dye, dry and wind yarn all in a day. Dream in Color yarns can be found at Birdhhouse Yarns. On another note, we say farewell to Tucson Yarn Company, a local store that is closing after 11 years here.

And we had a third visitor! Brenda from Bre-Aly Threads came from Georgia to one of our member’s homes to show off her amazing three and four ply colorful cotton yarn cakes. Perfect fiber to use in summer! Brenda sells her products on her Etsy site. We were lucky to meet Brenda, who was in town celebrating her Grandma’s 100th birthday.

Members are gearing up for June 9, Knit in Public day. Several ladies will be going to LaEncantada to share their passion for the fiber arts with strangers. It’s always a fun event.

The Knit Wits have fun all year long. We welcome new members anytime. With the snowbirds leaving, there are plenty of empty seats in our meeting room. Come check us out any Wednesday morning from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Arts and Crafts Center, room No. 4.