Thursday, November 29, 2007

Come Chat with us on Ravelry

The Yarn and Fiber Company is now on Ravelry (for those of you lucky enough to have already joined). For the rest the good news is that the wait period is down to a reasonable few weeks and will soon be open to the public.

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!

For your convenience the button on our left navigator bar will take you to the Ravelry "Yarn and Fiber" forum.

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Addi Lace Needles US #7, 8 & 9 PLUS 40" Lengths!!!!

Okay so I get excited about weird things. Like when the Addi Lace Needles arrived from Skacel a few months ago - I tried them and was hooked! Love the pointy tips! So, I worked with them, loved them, and then tried to go back to my other needles... nope... wanted pointy tips to the point of (no pun intended) of trying to adjust gauge to fit onto a US #6 (as that is all the needles went to) UNTIL NOW!!!! YEAH!!!!!

We just received our Addi Lace Needles in US #7, 8 and 9's in every length available - 24", 32", 40" and 47". I am a very happy knitter! Oh and if you didn't notice, there is a 40" length that has been added for all the lace needles sizes... those are here too! Woohoo!

Oh, and if you haven't tried these needles they aren't just for lace knitting! These needles work great for all yarns..... I recently started making Knitty's Fetching Gloves using Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 4-Ply and the magic loop and these needles are awesome. Also, I am in the startup of a cowl from Arctic Lace using Mirasol Sulka (a very soft spun blend of 60% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca and 20% Silk) and can't wait to move them to the new lace needles (need a size US #8) as the pointy tip will help from splitting the fibers due to the nature of the softspun. Ah, all is good in the land of the knitter!

PS - these really are just released and would a great gift for your knitter that has everything! The Rachel John Extreme Knitting Needles are also a great gift! I should start up a "for the knitter who has everything" list... let me know if you have any thoughts for the know the items that only the extreme knitter has, wants, needs, doesn't know about but will love!

Have a Great Day!!!!!


Friday, November 2, 2007

A Penny Here, A Penny There... Penny Penny Everywhere!

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!