Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Yesterday was like Christmas all over again. There were tons of boxes all over the place. Here is an order from Brown Sheep. Lots of Superwash Worsted weight Lambs Pride. I made a Positano Tote from the Interweave Knits Winter 2008 issue out of it. The superwash yarn will be great for one of our upcoming classes - Xtreme Sock Knitting. Take a look at our class descriptions if you are interested.

But the best part of the opening boxes was seeing all the new spring yarns that have arrived. Bernadette got busy and shelved all the new yarns.
I've been waiting for Classic Elite's Sprout -- it's a bulky weight organic cotton -- 3 or 4 skeins is all you need for a summer top.

Baby Bunny from Plymouth is a 5 stitch to the inch cotton/modal blend. Modal is a rayon like substance that is very soft and supposed to be resistant to shrinkage and pilling. Come in and squeeze the Baby Bunny. Pattern support is great too!

We just reorderd our Crystal Palaca Bunny Hop -- here are some new colors. This yarn is great for baby blankets.

Love the SilkyAlpaca from Classic Elite. It's a laceweight yarn -- 430 yards for $9.95. Can't beat that!

Got some new colors in of Rowan's Purelife Organic Cotton. It's a DK weight and now they have a new pattern book for the yarn and of course, since it's Rowan you know the patterns are great. I just started knitting up one of the cute little animals. Nice soft yarn and great stitch definition.

The folks at Frog Tree are branching out beyond alpaca and wool. Here is their latest -- Picoboo -- it's a cotton/bamboo blend at 5/inch.

Mystik from GGH is a rayon/cotton sportweight blend. I think it will be great for shawls and such.

I finally brought Berroco in -- along with all the great Norah Gaughan patterns. Here is the Pure Pima in about 20 colors (still waiting for a few). Its a dk weight cotton.
I couldn't resist Misti Alpaca's cotton/silk blend. It's a worsted weight yarn and would also be great for baby blankets among other things. Sooo soft.

Another new Rowan yarn called Lenpur -- a linen/cotton blend -- and of course great Rowan pattern support.

There's lots more -- come in and see for yourself.

We had a wonderful class in learning how to weave on the Knitter's Loom. Here Amy and Mary are warping their looms. Trish tells me that warping a Knitters Loom is so much easier and less time consuming than warping a "regular" loom. In a three hour class these gals all had their looms warped and were weaving away.

1 comment:

Judy said...

Hi, I found your shop on Ravelry. I need two skeins of GGH Mystik yarn in white ASAP! I am making a shawl and I don't have enough to finish it. Do you have it in stock?

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