August 12, 2013
The Monday Update it ready for you! Tonight we added on:
JulieSpins Merino 370 - a batch of Julie’s fingering weight yarn in her special blend of awesome colors, as well as a couple of pretty semi-solids, which she doesn’t do very often. (Sterling and Vintage Yellow, and come to think of it, they would look really pretty combined together.) You can, of course, use these for socks. But personally, I always think her colors are way too pretty to be hidden in shoes. I like them for shawls and scarves. Yes, I did get another skein this time around. I seem to do that with every batch from her. (Shown here in Lightening.)
Dream in Color’s Chelsea Shawl Kits - we sold out of the last batch pretty quickly, so we ordered a bunch more. Dream in Color is donating $10 from every kit sold, and we are donating $5 from every kit sold. So $15 of the purchase price will be going to the Chelsea’s Light Foundation, and you get a great shawl kit to make for yourself or someone you love.
Rowan Alpaca Colour - this DK weight yarn is new from Rowan and utterly soft and wonderful. 100% Baby Alpaca (see why it’s so soft?) with 131 yards in the skein. Perfect for warm and wonderful sweaters, scarves, hats and shawls. We also have the Rowan Alpaca Colour pattern book that has 17 patterns for women, done up in this new yarn. (Shown here in Ruby, #138.)
Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye - I received a skein of this yarn and fell in love with the colors and feel of it. Then, I ordered it in all colors for us. As a fingering weight, it’s great for socks (65% Superwash Wool, 20% Nylon, 15% Silk), but I’m using mine in a one-skein shawl (Trillian). The colors are beautiful and it’s wonderful to work with.
Knit One Crochet Too Cria Lace - And this was the other line that I fell for from this company. With 65% Fine Alpaca and 35% Tencel, it feels soft and it has a bit of luster from the Tencel. Not enough to make it shiny – just enough to make it look alive. We also have some new patterns to go with this line – sweaters, cowls, and stoles. (Shown here in Sea Haze.)
Schacht’s Zoom Looms - these little looms having been sailing out the door, and I can’t wait to see what you all are making with your little squares. I have seen baby blankets, table runners, pin cushions and coasters so far. It’s a great way to use up leftover bits of yarn.
We also re-stocked all of our Cascade lines at the end of last week, in addition to HiyaHiya needles and notions. Lately, we have been getting to much in week to week to put it all up on Mondays. Both our Fed Ex and postal carriers asked us last week to please put all of our orders in before they go on vacation, so the deliveries can happen while they are gone. I think they’re getting tired of all of the boxes coming in. What do you think?