Friday, August 31, 2007
In the meantime our weekend hours are as follows:
Regular hours Saturday (10-6) and Sunday (12-5) and we will be closed on Monday. Frankly, I need to do laundry and go the grocery store. :)
Stop in this weekend to get your goodies for Monday, and we'll be here (well rested) on Tuesday at 10 to help you out.
Have a great and restful weekend!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Some of the new features for easier browsing include the alphabetizing of yarn by manufacturer, and eventually you will be able to click on a link to the books for that particular manufacturer too (you can on the Adrienne Vittadini ones, I've gotten as far as "A", it's a slow process!), and there is a siderail (that looks kinda wonky if you are in firefox, I'm trying to figure out why), and you can see (almost!) all of our yarn on the yarnstash page, not just stuff we have online. That way you can see if we carry something and can always call to order it if we haven't put it up yet. And there are some things, like Koigu, that we'll never sell online but we want you to know we have it.
I'm am so stinkin' proud of my mad web skills, considering that a couple years ago I didnt know what a blog was.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Stuff on sale:
Noro: Aurora, Kujaku, Sakura, Daria, Blossom
Classic Elite Lush
Sock yarn: Regia 50g balls, supersocke, assorted trekking
Rowan Ribbon Twist
Adrienne Vittadini Nicole
Some books and kits
Cascade 220 Superwash
And stay tuned for another exciting weekend event as the Knitty.com-ers descend into the Philadelphia area for the weekend, you know who you are!
Friday, August 17, 2007
This is "Wendy," who has probably already blogged about it. She was in on her lunch break today to take a look and pick up a couple skeins. She's thinking of knitting Bee Fields.
You can always count on Lisa for the neutrals, and I think we did pretty good here because when she came in to look at the colors this was the first one she picked up. Am I good or what?
This is the "Judy" colorway. I hope she likes it, she's hard to please in the color department. I only know she was knitting something purple while we were flying to TNNA in the spring so I went with purple and, as Lisa points out, it's probably the color that will work best in a lace pattern.
And here are just some good ol' colors of Optim Roving that you may recognize from our previous order. The colors were so popular we did them again!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
And we got a ton of new books for fall!
Longer and prettier updates will follow in a couple days, once we figure out where to put everything. In the meantime, come in and take a look!
Friday, August 10, 2007
Next came a ten colors of Naturewool in hand-dyed variegated colorways that compliment the semi-solids beautifully. Some highlights of this set include:
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
So when I'm done knitting that I'm going to make this: Called Oslo (which is a place I'd always wanted to go) and also knit in Cocoon. And it uses snaps, not buttons. Remember: British="press fastener" American="snaps".
Called Criss Cross Sweater and Jack's Back Sweater, these show a much more subdued Kaffe, I think, but I don't believe that the sweater on the left can really be black and white and grey. It probably has more colors sneaking around in there!
But once I'm back on track I'll be casting this on, which I think would make a great nursing shawl to shlep around the shop in.
Called "Affric" it is knit in Wool Cotton, which is a great basic yarn that is also machine washable. It's hard to tell in the picture but the moss stitch edging is knit in a different color from the body. Main color is Gypsy and the contrast is Coffee Rich, hands down the best selling color we stock (wait, we stock all the colors!).
And please, someone make this. It is so amazing and so lovely. You know you want to knit this. Let me live vicariously through your knitting! Cologne is knit in 4 Ply Soft color Victoria, Kidsilk Haze colors Liqueur and Hurricane and Kidsilk Night color Bronze. Wow. It's awfully nice.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Sirdar Baby Bamboo is a machine washable bamboo blend yarn that is supple and super soft. The pattern book that goes with it has patterns that, as Kate would say, are so stinkin' cute you wanna die!
We also got in a great assortment of Gems Fingering, Cookie A's favorite sock yarn and soon to be mine as I try my hand at psycho argyle socks.
And we got the lovely new Regia colorways designed by Kaffe Fassett. Modern, bright colors for when you just want to knit and feel like a color genius without trying. Isn't it nice when he does all the work for us? And not a "tasteful" (Kaffe's least favorite discriptor, those of you who have taken his class with us know!) lot in the bunch!