November 7, 2011
- Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted – this is one of the softest superwash worsted yarns that I’ve seen, and you can’t beat their color combinations. (Shown here in Hullabaloo.)
- Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace – 1250 yards per skein and a beautiful 50/50 silk/merino base, makes this a special yarn to use for your favorite shawls. I’d tell you that it would make a wonderful yarn for gift-knitting, but I think you’d finish the project and decide to keep it all for yourself.
- Lorna’s Laces Sock and Solemate – since we have orders in with Lorna’s all the time, we get colors of Sock and Solemate at least a couple of times a month. They’re good about filling in on our orders as they rotate through their colorways.
- GoKnit Bags- I know the Small Fur bags sold out in a blink last week, so we got more quickly, shown below. We also have the Small Ostrich and Small Crocodile in stock. (Note – the Fur, Ostrich and Crocodil only come in the Small size. And you know they’re all “faux”, right?)
- Chic-A – more yarn keepers from some of the back-ordered colors. I really like their yarn keepers. I’m knitting a cowl with double-stranded lace right now, and the Double Yarn Keeper is what is keeping me sane during the process.
- Alisha Goes Around – we have another new yarn base from Alisha. This one is called Tracks of Bison in a fingering weight. It’s 90% superwash merino and 10% bison down. It is so warm! I made this cowl out of a skein of it, and I have been wearing it out and about this fall. (Shown here in Deciduous.)
- Cascade Heritage Silk Handpaints – the Heritage Silk line has been especially popular for socks and shawls. The 85% superwash merino / 15% silk combo gives a little extra strength for socks and a little extra sheen for shawls. Now we have it in subtle handpaint colorways, to add to the solid line that we’ve carried for awhile.
Today I’ve been thinking about sweater knitting. I think it’s the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted that did it to me. I’ve always wanted a sweater out of it. So here are some sweater links to get you thinking (in several different weights):
Worsted – in Lorna’s Shepherd Worsted, Cascade 220, Dream in Color Classy, Cascade Eco Alpaca, Spud and Chloe Sweater, and Blue Sky’s Worsted Hand Dyes.
In Threes Baby Cardigan (maybe it’s because I know too many people having babies right now, but I am itching to knit this! Just bought it and printed it out.)
Dark and Stormy (I am addicted to Thea’s sweaters. I also love her Irish Coffee, and her Vodka Gimlet. And in “addicted” I mean I want to knit them all. I haven’t yet.)
Ranger or Brownstone (great guy sweaters and I’m picturing them in Cascade 220.)
White Pine (what a pretty cardi, with plenty of interesting stitch work to keep you entertained.)
DK/sport – in Lorna’s Shepherd Sport, Alpaca Baby Twist, Amy Butler DK, Madelinetosh Sport, and Cascade Ultra Pima.
Peasy (simple, but with interest up at the top)
Rivel Cardigan (Miriam Felton is another designer whose patterns I always love)
Thornfield Cardigan (loving the ruffles and sweet details)
Talamh (another sweater with great details)
Fingering/Lace – in Alisha Tracks of Bison, Madelinetosh Merino Light, Schaefer Anne, Shibui Sock, Cascade Heritage Silk and Heritage Silk Paints, and Swan’s Island.
Tempest (I like the thick and thin stripes)
Myrtle Cardigan (I bought this forever ago. Still want to make it.)
Elphaba Pullover (such a flattering style and I like the edging detail)
Making Waves Cardigan (rushing – what a great edging addition)
Enjoy the new things and the Elves will work on getting your orders out in the morning. We only have one more Monday Update from St. Louis after tonight (next week). No updates on Thanksgiving week and then we’ll have two Monday’s off from updates as the shop moves cross-country. But no worries – I’ve already had shipments arriving here in Colorado for our first Monday Update from the mountains. We’ll have plenty for you after the temporary Monday dryspell!