January 3, 2011
There are new things up for our Monday Update tonight.Did you miss not having an Update last week? I did. It’s always fun to get new things put up and to see what you all like as you discover it all. I’m glad that most Mondays hold an Update and our Mondays off are few and far between. Although you all still found plenty to spend your gift certificates on. We kept the post office busy last week!
We have a new shipment of Sanguine Gryphon Bugga. You’ll notice some fun new names and colorways (including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, Miss Spider, Lord of the Flies, etc.) And of course Bugga has that wonderful 70/20/10 ratio of wool, cashmere and nylon. So nice to knit with and then wear. (Shown here: Two Butterflies Went Out at Noon.)
We have another batch of the larger skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock to add to our growing collection. As we mentioned earlier this fall, they decided to go to big skeins (435 yard skeins instead of the smaller 215 yard skeins). Now you only need 1 skein for a pair of most socks.) We have a few of the smaller skeins left, but not many. We’ll continue to add to and stock the big skeins for you.
Julie at Juliespins has sent us another batch of her wonderful Silky 435. That’s the yarn that I used for this shawl back in the late summer. This 50% silk, 50% merino yarn base comes in 435 yard skeins and is a great choice for all of those cute one-skein shawls that are so popular right now. The silk adds a bit of shimmery depth and extra warmth to your project. It also works beautifully for scarves and cowls. The last time we had this in, I added a Forbidden Forest (shown in photo) to my stash, and this time a skein of Eden jumped its way into my stash. (Just trying to keep up with my New Year’s Resolution. I’m happy to say that I’m right on top of that.)
In addition, we’ve re-stocked all colors of Dream in Color Classy (just in time for your winter sweater knitting) and Starry (which I love for cowls and shawls, although I have seem some darned cute socks out of it, too.) And we’ve added in the Dream in Color Dream Club yarn for January – an exclusively dyed color of Groovy called Alpine Flurry (shown here). We’ll email you the Pigtail Hat pattern with 24 hours of purchase. (Remember, if we run out of Groovy, we’ll have more throughout the week.)