Wednesday, September 29, 2010

 

We Snuck One In!

We snuck another class onto the class schedule!

Thrummed Mittens!

Make yourself (or make them as a gift for the holidays) a pair of Thrummed Mittens! Made with super soft roving, and a skein of worsted weight yarn. Once you have a pair of these knit up, you will have warm and toasty hands all winter long.

Monday, September 20, 2010

 

A New Book, A New Magazine

First came the re-release of Alice Starmore's Fair Isle book, now comes her Aran Knitting book!

If you are a fan of cable knits, then this is a MUST HAVE book for you! This is an expanded version of the original and contains the history of Aran knitting, a techniques workshop and some awesome patterns.

The latest Interweave Knits Weekend magazine is also in -

There are 22 patterns, including some of those "elusive guy" patterns too!

It's Fall! Time to get those needles clicking!

Friday, September 17, 2010

 

Fiber Heaven!

Today we received a nice sized box from Frabjous Fibers which contained some great fiber for spinning (or needle felting, or wet felting, or.....)

We have BFL Braids in 8 oz. sizes in lots of their new colorways, more Merino-Sparkle (just a tad glitzy, but in a most tasteful and not overwhelming way), and their new fiber bundles which are called "3 Feet of Sheep"!

This past week we also received in an order from Lorna's Laces. We have some Helen's Lace, some Honor and Angel in mixed colorways along with some adorable patterns to make hats, berets, mittens and fingerless gloves. We also have more Shepherd Sock too!

For the weavers, the coned yarn from Harrisville should be out later today! (Of course, you don't have to weave to use this either.)

It's Fall! Are you feeling the need for fiber arts? We're here to help!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

 

More Marvelous MMMMMMMalabrigo!


We just unpacked another order from Malabrigo yesterday!

We have more Malabrigo Sock in stock!

We also have their new yarn, Rios, in and let me tell you - this is wonderful yarn! If you are a fan of the softness of Malabrigo Sock and the washability too, then you will LOVE Malabrigo Rios! Super Soft, Superwash, worsted weight, lovely, hand-dyed yarn - what's not to love?

We're just getting it out onto the Wall of Malabrigo, but the colorways are now out on our website. Come in and check it out in person though - because you can't feel the softness of this online! (And did I say that the colors are out-of-this-world BEAUTIFUL?)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

 

Queue the sound of Crickets Chirping.....

Because the Cricket Looms have arrived!

The Schacht Cricket Loom is a great rigid heddle loom to get you started on your weaving adventure! It is nice and compact, so great to take along with you. It comes with an 8-dent reed (and you can order additional sizes), threading hook, warping peg, table clamps, two shuttles and two balls of yarn. Everything you need to get started!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

 

Socks....?

Over the past year, we've built up our inventory of sock yarns. Who doesn't love a nice skein of sock yarn and quite a few of us use it for things other than socks!

Yesterday, we received in some new sock yarns -

This is Regia Design Line Hand-Dye Effect by Kaffe Fassett. The yarn does long color runs which blend into the next color - beautiful and super soft. These are great for a pair of socks, but would also be stunning in a scarf (entrelac would be wonderful), or a shawl or shawlette.


Next up is another Regia yarn - this one is Extra Twist Merino Color. SOOO soft with 75% Superwash Merino. Again, what a wonderfully soft yarn for a pair of socks, but imagine what else you could make! We even have a little booklet that has some ideas for you -

I LOVE the shawl on the cover, not to mention the gloves!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

 

Can You Feel It?

Can you feel the little hint of Fall in the air? I can, and with the end of Labor Day weekend it means that we start back on our Fall/Winter hours at the shop!

Monday: Noon - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: Noon - 4 pm

We've had deliveries almost daily lately and have lots of good new yarns and books out on the shelves with more to come! Come in and check out the new arrivals!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

 

Fast and Furious!

The new fall yarns, books and patterns are starting to come in fast and furious!

(Did I mention that I'm so behind on getting things on the blog and website?)

Today we received most of our fall order from Classic Elite. We're waiting for some backorders, but about 75% of it is in.

Here's a quick photo of the booklets that have arrived.

Some of you might remember me working on a shop sample (a ruffled scarf) earlier this summer from Classic Elite in one of their new yarns, Liberty Wool. Good news! We now have this yarn and pattern book in this order. I guess I had better weave in those ends on that scarf so I can get it on display in the shop!

Stop in and check out the new booklets and yarns!

 

Holiday Weekend

Our hours for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend are:

Friday - 10 am - 8 pm (*1st Friday of the month = SP-IT Nite!)
Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday - Noon - 4 pm

We will be Closed on Monday, Labor Day so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families.

*SP-IT is held the first Friday night of each month from 2 pm - 8 pm. This is a time to bring in your knitting/spinning/crochet/weaving project and get together with others that share a common interest in fiber arts! If you plan on attending, please send me an RSVP to pam@knitterspalette.com.