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7602 160th Street
Lakeville, MN 55044
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It's starting to look like Fall....
It's starting to look like Fall....at least here in the shop, because our Fall orders are starting to arrive!
We received a new self patterning sock yarn from Regia called Blitz Color. We've got 12 different colorways in stock that stripe up in a fun design.
Another new yarn that arrived yesterday is Aventica from SMC. This is a soft blend of 65% Acrylic, 25% Wool, and 10% Poly in graduating colorways. The yarn is easy care and can be machine washed on gentle cycle and we currently have 6 different colorways to choose from.
In addition to this great yarn, we also have a new pattern book that goes along with it which has great sweaters and vests for children as well as THE MOST ADORABLE animals to knit up!
I hope to have these all in the online shopping section in the next few days, but for the local folks, they're all out on the shelves.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Dreamy Dream In Color!
I'm a huge fan of Dream In Color yarns. I've always had a huge fondness for the colors, the way that the yarns are dyed, the yarn bases that they use, how they knit up.....the list can go on and on.
Today we received their Fire Scorched colorways in Smooshy (their sock yarn), Starry (sock yarn with silver), and Classy (their worsted weight yarn).
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Our Fall Classes are posted!
(I think we'll have a few more sneak in, but in the meantime, sign ups can commence!)
As always, you can sign up in person, by phone at 952-953-4603, or online!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Today we received something entirely new to the shop - and they can be used for both spinning and knitting!
We're talking Hand-Dyed Silk Hankies!
What are silk hankies?
They are individual silk cocoons that have been opened up and spread onto a square frame. The bundles contain layers and layers of cocoons that can be separated into very thin sheets of silk.
What do you do with silk hankies?
Well, for starters, you can use them for spinning. You separate the layers and then stretch a hole in the center. You continue stretching until you create a large loop in the thickness that you want, break open the loop and then spin.
But....you can also knit with them without having to spin them up! You use the exact same method as above but without the spinning portion and just knit!
We have a mitten class on our class schedule that will use the silk hankies.
We're starting to post the classes now, so check them out here
! (More to come, though!)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY!!!
It's that time! Time for our Anniversary Sale - 5 years in the making!
Thursday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 21st take:
20% Off All Yarns
10% Off All Books
30% Off All Single Patterns
and 50% Off All Books, Patterns and Yarn in our Clearance Section
Sale applies to in-stock items only and does not include special orders. Other discounts do not apply.
We also have some GREAT DOOR PRIZES this year including several sweater kits!
And, of course, we'll have CAKE too!
Sorry, our yarn winding service is not available during the sale.
Thursday, Noon to 8 pm
Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, Noon - 4 pm
AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATRONAGE!!!
(Local sales only, does not apply to online shop)
Sweater Season is Coming Soon!
Sweater Season is coming soon and to help you transition into the cooler months ahead, we just received an order of some great new cardigan patterns from ChicKnits!
Starting at the top left, we have Derica Kane which features a beautiful classic profile with an easy-to-work allover lace pattern.
Top right is Vonica which has all-over eyelet patterning with lovely detailing and minimal finishing (love that!). Knit top down with set-in sleeves.
On the bottom is Velynda which combines low-bulk cabling for a modern classic sweater that you'll reach for over and over again.
All patterns are in stock now!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
We're loaded up with SOAK wool wash with a new delivery that arrived yesterday! Now is a great time to get those sweaters, scarves, mittens, and hats washed before the cold weather arrives (and right now, cold weather would feel fantastic, but I digress.....).
And for those handknit socks that you have, we also have a restock of HEEL from Soak. HEEL is an awesome foot cream to keep your feet nice and soft, and don't your handknit socks deserve this?
Friday, August 5, 2011
Another shipment of Madelinetosh yarn arrived at the shop today. We have Pashmina, Tosh Sock and Tosh DK.
While a good amount of it also left today, there's still a good selection in stock!
Mmmmmm for sure!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Spin, Span, Spun, SALE!
Now through August 14th, all in-stock Kromski Spinning Wheels are 10% Off!
(Sorry, local purchases only as the wheels are already assembled and not easily shipped.)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A couple of new books arrived today -
Knitted Lace is a collection of 25 patterns from Interweave featuring the most intricate, beautiful and sought-after pieces.
Knitting Socks From Around the World is a collection of 25 patterns in a variety of styles and techniques. A brief history of knitting socks from Nancy Bush is included along with full size charts and photos.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Return of SP-IT Nite!
Join us this Friday, August 5th, for the return of SP-IT Nite! Come anytime between the hours of 2 and 8 pm with your project of choice for some great crafting time and fun conversation!
(Snacks are provided, but feel free to bring something to share!)
RSVP's requested by replying here, sending an email to email@example.com
or in our Ravelry
We hope you'll join us!