Tuesday, January 31, 2012

 

Another Dose of Fiber!



We've had some great deliveries the past week or so for the spinner's -

From luxury fibers (cashmere, yak, silk, and more in beautiful natural colors) to a nice delivery of hand-dyed fiber braids (BFL, merino, bfl/silk blends), we've got lots to offer!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 

A-Dorable!

Who doesn't love a cute baby knit? If you've browsed our baby section at the shop, you know that we have a good selection of Sirdar baby books as well as baby yarns.

We received two more great baby books from the folks at Sirdar -

The thing that I really like about all the Sirdar books is the range of sizes available in their patterns - they typically range from newborn all the way to age 7-8. Plus who can resist those adorable baby models that they have????

The other thing that I love about these books is that many of the Sirdar yarns are interchangeable and we stock quite a bit of Sirdar DK weight yarns!

(I absolutely love these baby blankets from the Baby Crofter Book.)

Another new box unloaded today contained fiber for our spinners! I recently had the opportunity to take a spinning workshop from Judith MacKenzie when she was here in town and was so inspired when I was back in the shop that I had to order up some luxury fibers! We have some great blends of alpaca/silk, bfl/silk, merino/angora, yak/merino and more. These are all in beautiful natural colors and oh.....so......soft!




Monday, January 23, 2012

 

New Sock Yarn Collection from Opal!

Today we received a new sock yarn collection from Opal yarns - the Vincent van Gogh collection!



While I enjoy knitting socks with a textured or lace pattern, some days there is nothing better than knitting just a plain stockinette sock and letting the yarn do all the patterning for me! No yarn does this better than Opal - and they wear like nothing else! (I'll let you in on a secret....I throw my Opal socks in the washing machine and the dryer and they come out great!)

 

Itchin' to Learn to Knit?

We've added another Learn to Knit class to our schedule -

Details can be found here!

Sign ups can be done online, by phone at 952-953-4603 or by stopping in!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

 

A Portion of 3IG

Today we received part of our Three Irish Girls order!

This order has their Adorn Sock, Springvale DK, Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering, and Elenya Alpaca in the Aiden, Bellini (a favorite of mine), Dorian Gray and Passion Punch.

We're looking for another big box to show up later this week with more colorways and yarn bases!

I know I'll be casting on soon with the Passion Punch and the Dorian Gray for a Striped Study Shawl! Anyone care to join me?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

 

Stockinette Zombies Meet Up!

Are you a fan of knitting podcasts? Did you know that we have two video podcasters practically in our backyard (Rochester, MN)?

The Stockinette Zombies are Amy and Megan and they are holding a meet-up at the shop this Saturday, Jan. 21st at 11:00 am. Come on in and meet and knit with them for a bit.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

 

Winter Classes!

We're finally starting to post our Winter Classes and are taking sign ups now!

There should be a few more coming!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

 

Happy New Year!

I hope all of you had a great holiday season! I'm happy to say that we are back to our normal shop hours - YAY!

(I love the holidays, but they can sure get hectic at times. I'm always glad when the holiday season arrives, but also glad when the holiday season ends!)

Were all your handknitted gifts well received?