Lettuce Knit 661/2 Nassau, 416-203-9970, www.lettuceknit.com Rating: NNNNN
Megan Ingram is crafty and - here comes the obvious Run DMC rip - she's just my type. Fuelled by her love of yarnwork, this entrepreneurial Kensington Market knitster opened up Lettuce Knit as a centrally located refuge - and resource - for fellow knitters. With its large table in the middle of the lively green room, the space works well to encourage guests to stay and maybe click some needles - and/or tongues, especially during Lettuce Knit 's regular Wednesday evening Stitch And Bitch sessions.,/p>
Ingram, who was taught to knit by her grandmother only three years ago, has channelled her passion into a successful career by supplying her customers with the best natural-fibre yarns and the inspiration to realize their woven dreams. To get a monthly newsletter and class schedule, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Ingram's picks : Knit: A Personal Handbook, by Melanie Falick, $24; Sexy Kitten Capelet, $200 (or DIY kit, $110); cool knitting books starting from $5; and felted bags from $40.
Look for : Koigu yarn from Estonia; the October 2 launch party for Knitty mag editor Amy Singer's new knitting book; and Ingram's tips on knitting a micro-bolero, aka boob-holder. (www. glampyre. com).
Hours : Monday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.