Sunday, August 31, 2008

Coming Soon...Mission Falls and Ellen Cooper Yarn Sonnets!

Keep an eye out for the new lines coming in. We are very excited to add these lovely yarns to our inventory. The colors of the Mission Falls are just gorgoeous and not like any other. The 1824 Wool and 1824 Cotton are interchangeable as far a gauge. 18 stitches in 4 inches and 24 rows. Very cool! The pattern support for these yarns is wonderful, lots of childrens patterns that are unique and colorful. The wool is a very soft superwash merino! Yippee! Superwash.
Ellen Coopers yarn is LOCAL and this yarn can sell itself. Her colorways are interesting and the fiber options are numerous. I had to hold back on buying, Icould have taken all the colors. I have chosen the superwash in a worsted weight. There are many others to chose from and I am open to getting more when we see how this goes.
This week we recieved some items from Knit one, Crochet too. Some lovely hand dyed Ambrosia, a delicious blend of luxury fibers for those very special gloves. "Linus" is a new yarn for them and the pattern I chose is adoreable. Check out for the fish pattern," Gone fishing", I have all the colors for this sweater and the yarn is a merino, acrylic and alpaca blend.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Berroco, Lots of Berroco, Debbie Bliss too!

New Ultra Alpaca colors just in. Also Berroco has introduced the same yarn in a Bulky weight, called Cuzco and a fine weight called Ultra Alpaca fine. Both have the hand of the original but with more versatility you can make anything, sock, shawls, sweaters and chunky items as well. Don't forget this wonderful yarn comes in a 'light' dk weight too. In the same shippment was the Inca Gold that I used to make the Eastlake in the Norah Gaughan vol3. Loved working with the Inca Gold, merino and silk. I have the newest Berroco books in stock to accompany these yarns and samples of sweaters to touch.
Some new colors in the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby arrived and some new books. Seems we can't keep the baby books in stock. The patterns are so cute. I have some Sirdar books that have some 'to die for ' kids patterns that you can use the cashmerino to substitute. These are really nice traditional arans, swing style updated sweaters and great boys pattterns that are sometimes hard to find. Watch for the new superwash Merino from Jil Eaton. I can't wait til that comes in. The colors are fabulous and I got them all. Soft as can be and really cute pattern support.
In the HALF PRICE sale bin this week.....Plymouth Baby alpaca brush. Going fast at half price! Also added was the Plymouth luxury Bamboo. Lots of colors and some full bags.

Sale of the week.....Aspen from GGH Muench, a bulky weight merino and acrylic at 30% off!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Noro Silk Garden, top down raglan

Cutie. Love this little toddler sweater. The flower buttons are great. The Silk Garden worked up very well and was softer than expected. I didn't wash ist yet and I assume it will get softer still. I used an Ann Norling top down cardigan pattern, easy to follow and finished in just 3 days.