January 16, 2012
The long-awaited Cascade 220 re-stock is here! I know (from your emails) that many of you have been waiting for us to get it all back in. We’ve been letting our supply dwindle since last summer, in preparation for our cross-country move. Now that we’re in our final spot again, we have re-stocked the shelves. (Shown here in 2410 Purple). This is a great sweater yarn, as well as for afghans, scarves, mittens, hats, and felting projects. It’s so nice to see that wall full again in the shop.
Along with that re-stock, we’ve also re-stocked our Fixation, Eco Alpaca, and Eco Duo from Cascade. You know me and Eco Duo. It is one of my all-time favorites, and I’ve used it for my Girasole, for my Never-ending Scarf, and for multiple pairs of fingerless mitts. I am slightly addicted to the stuff.
We added a new yarn base from Georgia at Fiberphile – her Super Squish DK. (Shown here in Bayou). Wonderful colors, wonderful to knit with, and great for sweaters, vests, hats and scarves. Try it for The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief, a Chinook Scarf, or an Everglade Hat.
We added in the new DK line that Stonehedge Fiber Mill has just come out with in their popular Shepherd’s Wool line. I know you all have been loving the Worsted weight that we added in a few weeks ago, so I’m sure you’ll love this as well. The DK weight comes in 120 yard skeins, making it a great choice for colorwork. I’m always drawn to colorwork mittens – such little works of art. Try Bird and Vine Mittens, Rigmore’s Selbum Mittens, or Flower Stars and Net Caps and Mittens. Or hats – how about the Flora Hat, the Norwegian Snowflake Hat, or the Fair Isle Ski Hat? Colorwork. I need to tackle it and get good at it. There are just too many fun patterns out there.
It’s snowing here tonight – maybe that’s why I have mittens and hats on my mind. The more colorful, the better!