Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Kauni Effektgarn wool 100% 8/2 is hot out of the box (well actually it is a good thing it is wool to keep itself warm - the yarn was really cold coming out of the box) but it is a here finally! Yeah!
We have started putting the colors up on line (we have all the colors by the way) and the first one up is the reds - each skein is going for $16.99 per 150 grams. It is crazy yarn and I am looking forward to making a fair isle sweater with it! We also have the Ruth Sorenson Patterns printed and for sale as well as some Kauni pattern catalogs.
All should be online hopefully tonight, or if you can, stop by and see it in person!
Have a great holiday everyone!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Great News! The new Dream In Color Lace Yarn is on its way to us!!!! Yes, of course every color, and yes, this includes the new 400 color series colors.
What's that you ask? Of course I ordered the new 400 series colors in Smooshy and Classy! We want to see (knit) them as much as you do!
They are all up on our website for preorder - the lace yarn and the 400 series colors.
Here is the info on the Dream In Color Lace yarn:
"Dream in Colors Lace Yarn is wonderfully dyed with a truly soft and comfortable feel! Each 4 oz skein equals 700 yards and knits to a gauge of 9-10 sts per inch on a US #1 - 2 needle. Made from 100% Superfine Australian Merino and is superwash.
Dream In Colors yarns are inspired by the play of light in nature, and they use a veil dyeing process that brings depth and life to color, giving garments a subtle, dramatic shimmer and shine. While veil dyed yarn has all the unique character of other hand-dyed yarns, it will not landscape or pool. The result? A magnificent, flattering garment every time!
Dream In Colors superwash yarns are machine washable (delicate cycle, cold water) and can be tumbled dry on low heat, making it a perfect choice for socks, baby things or anything that requires frequent washing. What’s more, it’s just incredibly soft! Dream in Color Veil Dyed Superwash is spun from 22 micron 100% Australian merino wool, whereas most traditional wool is significantly coarser - around 28 microns and higher. Finer fibers make for softer yarn, and softer yarn makes for garments that feel comfortable - and never itchy - against your skin.
The softness and fine sheen of Veil Dyed Superwash yarn make it ideal for shawls, sweaters and larger garments. The wool has excellent spring and elasticity. Cables and bobbles will standout beautifully and hold the intricate lace patterwork whilevthe subtle color variations unique to DIC's veil dyeing process won’t distract from intricate stitch patterns the way that many hand dyed yarns will."
As with most hand dyed yarns, each skein of Veil Dyed Superwash is unique. It is recommended that the customer use two balls at the same time when working on larger garments. Changing frequently between balls insures that there are no striking color changes in the finished garment.Pre-order your today at the website and enjoy these wonderful and colorful 400 series pictures!
Ah! Life is good!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Please visit our customer forum, finally a place for our customers to share their projects and chat. Ravelry meets a need for those of us who can't spend all day in the yarn shop but don't want to be left out of what is new and exciting. Please come visit us today, join our group, and share your projects and experiences!
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Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
We just received the Penny Straker Trunk Show and we have it for three weeks!!!! YEAHHHHH!!!!
Twenty-eight of her designs are displayed in our shop! The box was barely opened before Denice started a Dreamincolor Classy version of Penny Straker's Sasha! Very cool! Come and see Penny Straker like you never have before - in color!
Gotta run, the Island Pond Spinners are coming into the shop for their Friday night spinning group and they may teach me to spin! Yikes! Wish me luck!
Monday, October 29, 2007
There are women who are talented. There are women who are amazing. There are women who are inspiring. Galina Khmeleva is all of these plus so many more.
Ta Da! My days lace work!
What makes the Orenburg shawls different from others? Patterning on both sides, no purl stitches (except the edged slip as if to purl stitch), and lovely, lovely patterning that is easy to follow and accordingly to Galina, eventually becomes intuitive as you are working on the pattern!
Galina will be visiting with us and teaching a 2-day class - we have yet to nail down the dates but it should be within the year. This is not to be missed! If you are a lace fan, let us know and we are happy to put you on the waiting/call list. She is wonderful!
Oh, and to end off a perfect day of lace knitting - the purchases.....
1 Orenburg Shawl - (How could I resist especially after I found out that one of these takes an experiened Orenburg knitter 290 hours to make!) Plus, it keeps me warm already as I work through my lace knitting - currently Mystery Stole 3 but I am eyeing a certain Orenburg in my newly "signed" books by Galina :)
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
We had so much fun with the Mystery Stole 3 - no, it isn't finished yet, but it is a wonderful work in progress and seeing so many pictures of finished stoles is making me want to finish it even faster - and I can't wait to start-up this new lace project - hopefully this time I can keep up with the clues - (my three year old at this point would say "Yeah right Mommy.")
If you join, let us know if you have any questions about picking out some lace yarn... we have lots and lots of yummy lace yarns now and more are always on the way!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Anyway we did get everything done and were ready for the hand dye class. Cyndi, Gina and myself decided we were going to try hand dyeing cascade silk. Cyndi was going to use ours for shawls.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Are you behind on your fiber reading or want to think about a new area of fibering but missed a past issue of a new magazine you meant to check out? Did you find out that a knit along you want to join is based on a pattern in a magazine that is no longer available on a newstand? We may have it..... and it is most likely on special! Check out our magazine specials - when they are gone, they are gone..... By the way, the Fiber Arts by Interweave Press are a hidden treasure and are full of inspiring ideas that can carry over into many areas! I love browsing them!