January 13, 2014
Happy Monday to you! Did you catch both updates last week? In addition to last Monday’s Update, we also did an update on Thursday, where we added in Lorna’s Laces, Manos, Camp Loopy extras, Wollmeise, and Moda, Andover and Riley Blake fabrics. You can find into and sample colors on this blog post, if you missed it. This week, we’ll have Monday and Thursday updates again. Just up, you’ll find:
The Loopy Ewe Celebrations line – a new 2014 addition here. Each month, we’ll have a different, exclusive color, celebrating something going on in the world that month, or that quarter. For our first color and our January Celebration, we decided to celebrate the return of Downton Abbey. One of my favorite characters on Downton is the Dowager Countess, and one of my favorite lines she had was, “What is a weekend?” (Imagine being so rich and out of touch that a weekend is simply another day in your week, no different from the rest. Wow.) We had Dream in Color dye up a royal purple semi-solid on their luscious Smooshy with Cashmere base in honor of the Dowager. We’ve named it “What is a weekend …. without knitting?” We will have this in stock until the supply is gone, so get it while you can. I used a skein of this to knit up a Song of the Sea cowl (seen above – click to make the photo bigger). I loved working with the yarn, and the pattern was simple and quick.
Fable Fibers – Novel. This fingering weight yarn is 80% merino wool, 10% nylon, and 10% cashmere. The extra wonderful thing about Novel (besides the yarn base and colors) is that each skein is super-sized and has 600 yards. This makes it perfect for larger shawls or socks, and sweaters with less ends to weave in. Shown here in Denim, Manasquan and Davison Red.
Cascade – re-stocked in 220, 220 Superwash, Superwash Sport, Fixation, Heritage Silk, Ultra Pima, Ultra Pima Fine, and Heritage Socks. (It’s good to see our shelves and pegs full again!) Shown here in Ultra Pima Pin Saphire, Coca and Teal.
Notions – Stork Scissors, Polka Dot Scissors, and some of the Soak Scents have been re-stocked for you.
Mary Flanagan Woolens – hand dyed woolens in Fat 16th’s and 4×5 combo sets. Each set is geared around one color, but comes with many hand-dyed underlying patterns in the wool. These are wonderful for wool applique, whether you’re making a wall hanging in all wool, or adding bits to a regularly pieced cotton quilt. We’ve also added in a selection of Mary’s patterns, to get you going. Also, check out the Little Red Hen and Timeless Traditions Quilts patterns, in addition to our wool by the yard under the Moda line, here.
Have fun checking out tonight’s new things, and we’ll enjoy pulling your orders and sending them on their way to you tomorrow!