April 4, 2011
Why is it that you can have the nicest toys for your kids, and the plushest beds for your cats, and they prefer the boxes and the wrapping? (Well, at least that works until a certain age with kids. At some point, a refrigerator box is a lot less appealing than a refrigerator stocked with good food.) I was unwrapping some things this weekend and had packing paper on the floor. Zoe bypassed a nice comfy bed in favor of plopping her tiny self into the middle of the crunchy, noisy packing paper. She clawed it, she tasted it, and then she curled up and fell asleep. I’m pretty sure it was the highlight of her day.
We have an Update full of beautiful color for you today! And just to make things challenging for the Loopy Elves, we’ve stocked a few similar-sounding yarn bases from Hand Maiden. They’ll need some caffeine before coming in to the shop to pull orders for you tomorrow. Just up:
Hand Maiden Sea Silk – 70% Silk, 30% Seacell, this 436 yard fingering weight skein is ideal for shawls and scarves. This is a yarn that you’ll get and want to cast on immediately.
Hand Maiden Swiss Moutain Sea Sock – 51% Silk, 29% Superwash Merino, 20% Seacell, this is also a 436 yd. fingering weight skein. In addition to shawls and scarves, you can also use this one for socks. Simply scrumptious treats for your feet. I’m currently finishing up a little shawl out of this. (The photo shows the Salt Spray colorway.)
Hand Maiden Swiss Silk – 100% silk and one of their newest bases, this 436 yd. light fingering weight yarn is perfect for shawls, scarves and cowls. I think Hand Maiden’s beautiful colors show so well on their silk and silk blend yarn bases.
(And if I were trying to decide what to use each base for, I’d be using it to make: A Sea Silk Scarf for an upcoming birthday gift, a Swiss Mountain Sea Sock pair of socks for myself, and a Swiss Silk Shawl for a friend for Christmas. Because, you know, I’m all about knitting ahead this year….)
Madelinetosh Pashmina – We put 43 more colors of this up today. I know you love this merino/silk/cashmere blend as much as I do, because you keep buying us out! This sportweight yarn is a little quicker to knit than fingering, and I like the way it makes your stitch patterns pop. Great for socks, scarves, shawls, wraps, and sweaters.
String Theory Hand-Dyed Caper - A few more colors have made their way to our shop (via boxes that got separated from the others), so we now have those up for you. Just added: Ruby Slipper, Winterberry, Cobalt, and Canyon.
Kollage Riveting – The yarn made from re-cycled jeans, re-stocked again in Storm, Dusk, Night and Charcoal, which we have been out of.
Dream in Color Classy and Starry - re-stocks in several colors that you’ve been waiting for.
Needles - a re-stock of Kollage’s square circulars and DPN’s.
Accessories - a re-stock of Stitch Savers (that handy little crochet hook for rescuing dropped stitches), Knitting Counters (am I the only one who needs one of these in every knitting bag?), and Sheep-y Tape Measures.