November 20, 2006
Well, not really buried. But almost! My UPS guy was kept very busy last week, delivering big boxes of yarn replenishment. My postman, was kept almost as busy. One day last week I said to him, “Don’t you have any fun boxes for me today?” to which he replied, “NO! I know how this works. The more boxes I bring to you, the more boxes you have every day for me to pick up and take!” I was kind of hoping he wouldn’t figure that out, but he’s on to me.
Here is a sampling of what came in:
New Colors of All Things Heather (in both the Sock and the Merino Tencel blends). In addition to new colorways, Heather has dyed up some beautiful solids for us. I LOVE hand-dyed solids. Why? Because there are subtle variations in there that keep it from being boring! Solids are perfect for knitting up fancy patterns and having them really show. They’re also perfect for those of you who like to wear more “subtle” hand-knit socks under your suits and trousers at work. (Although I think a wild-colored sock under a sophisticated suit is much more fun.) There are two repeat colorways from last time, because they sold out so fast that some of you didn’t get a chance at them. So Ottobre and Copper Urn are back for one more time.
New Colors of Interlacements Tiny Toes. We added 8 new colors, and replenished all of the other colors that we were sold out of. Lots of brilliant colorways to choose from again.
New Colors of Schaefer Anne. We added 8 new colors and they’re all gorgeous. Remember that this line is dyed up in very small batches and never a “regular colorway” to the Schaefer line. What that means is that your yarn will be unique and if you see it and like it, you had better snap it up before its gone, never to return. Many of you are buying this yarn for your laceweight shawls, in addition to socks.
New Colors of Schaefer Lola. We added 4 new colors to this line. Again, these are unique colors, not to be repeated. I have loved knitting socks (and fingerless gloves, and scarves) out of this sport weight. Very soft, very “springy”, very fun to knit.
New Colors of Yarn Pirate (in the Merino Tencel blend.) Four brand new colorways from Georgia, plus four colorways from her regular line that I asked for in the new blend, because I thought they’d look really pretty in this yarn. (And of course I was right!)
And check out the new pattern line I added: Heartland Knits. I fell in love with the mitten patterns first, then discovered the socks, the gloves, and the shawl. This pattern comes as a little booklet, with a full color photograph on the front. I can’t wait to knit up the mittens.
I know I promised lots of knitting would go on this weekend. I did make progress! I will share in Wednesday’s blog. I did have to take time out to get all of this wonderful yarn up on the website (and then filled orders for all of you who discovered it over the weekend). I also had one or two Peppermint Mochas. And I received a fun package in the mail from my Sockret Pal, which I will have to show you on Wednesday. It was a great weekend. Did anyone else get any knitting done?