Tuesday, February 2, 2010


February is here and Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog has seen his shadow yet again! Unfortunately that means we are in for another six weeks of winter. But on the bright side, Woolworks is a great place to gather and knit up or crochet items that will keep us nice and toasty warm until spring comes around.

As you know, the shop is bursting with yarn of every color, fiber, blend, and texture available, and if we don't have it, we can get it. But we also pride ourselves on offering our customers the cream of the crop wools from our local fiber artists.
I was commisioned to make a fair isle sweater for Wendy Lupien who raises sheep for The Connecticut Blanket. It was her wish to present her daughter with a lovely sweater made from the family sheep. After a lot of research, designing, and redesigning, I based the sweater on one of the gorgeous Fair Isles found in the new Lopi 28 Pattern book.
Here is what I came up with and saying I'm thrilled with the results is an understatement! I am sure Wendy's daughter will wear it well for years to come!

And in the continued spirit of Fair Isle, my friend Sally from Brown Farms has graciously agreed to display her fabulous creation (using her own sheep's wool of course!). It will be here at Woolworks for the next two weeks if you are so inclined to feast your eyes in person!
Beautiful work, Sally!!

Here's just a sampling of some of the luscious colors available from Brown Farm. Come and check the m out!

If you love the natural colors, we also carry Eco Wool, Homestead, Eco Duo, and EcoLana.

We have a few new additions to fuel your knitting addiction! For those of you who knit six different projects at a time (you know.....to keep things interesting), the Hiya Hiya Interchangeable Needles are joy at your fingertips. The floral silk case is gorgeous and the needles are lovely to work with.
If you are partial to bamboo needles, we have the Switch Exchangeable Needles. You didn't think we forgot about you, did you? Of course not!

If by chance you happen to forget what size needles you're working on, treat yourself to our Debora's Garden Gauge Pendants and Key Chains. Beautiful AND functional!!

Classes will be posted here tomorrow! Stay tuned and happy knitting!


newolfe said...

Jen - the sweater you made is gorgeous! It is indeed fantastic...and the blue one is also.

Nancy Wolfe, aka "Cotton Girl"

Jen said...

Thanks cotton girl. Are you coming to the sale to get more cotton? or maybe something more adventurous?