knitXmidwest is LIVE!


We have started planning for the 2nd annual knitXmidwest retreat. In order to maximize knitting time, it will again occur over daylight savings time!!! This year it will be held on Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd at Walnut Woods Lodge.

Cost is the same as last year $50 for the weekend or $25 per day. This registration fee will cover the retreat as well as lunch on both days, snacks and beverages.

You can visit the website, register online, or by calling/visiting the shop. There is a small fee if you register online but no fee if you contact the shop. If you have any questions you can contact us at 515-288-2287 or



3rd Annual Yarn Shop Hop



Grab your fellow fiber enthusiasts and hit the road! This year’s Yarn Shop Hop has seven participating stores! More to see, more chances to win!

Starting Wednesday April 23rd through Saturday April 26th all seven shops will be open 10am to 5:30pm (Thursday until 7pm) AND offering 10%!!!!

Door Prize Drawing at Each Shop, a $25 Value

Hop all Shops and Be Eligible to Win:
Grand Prize Basket ($300 + Value) and additional prizes!!

Heartland Fiber Co. – Winterset

Knitting Next Door - Ankeny

Rose Tree Fiber Shop - Ames

Hill Vintage & Knits - DSM

Stitch - DSM

The Sheep’s Stockings - Marshalltown

Beth’s Yarn Basket & Quilt Shop – Carroll


We’ve been Pasted!

From Paste Magazine -

Des Moines is like that one effortlessly cool kid in your middle school who was beloved by the popular group for his weird humor and appreciated by the geeks for his kindness to all. Des Moines is unconcerned with hipness and lofty ambitions; it’s perfectly content with it’s quietly impressive art museum, quaint as hell turn-of-the-century homes, and robust offering of quirky locally-owned shops. Because it’s not a transient city, Des Moines has developed a distinct vibe that you’ll feel all over downtown, particularly in the East Village area. It feels warm and inviting, but also like everyone’s in on a secret that you have yet to fully discover. Get to the bottom of it at the t-shirt store Raygun, thrift emporium Hill Vintage & Knits, and the oldest gay bar in the state, Blazing Saddle.

Read full story here

OMG! We’re giving away free clothes!

In conjunction with our 2nd Annual Gin & Juice Party next Friday, you could win free vintage for an entire year. All you gotta do is spend $25 next Friday and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 credit every month at HVK. That’s right, a lucky guy or gal will win a $50 credit every single month!!!!!!