Madelinetosh, Team Spirit, Bugga

Whew – it has been STORMING again today. What is up with the weather? Seems like we had our snowiest winter ever, and now there have been more rain storms and tornadoes this spring than I remember in the past, too. The electricity has already blinked on and off once. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the storm passes quickly. I’m a big fan of thunderstorms, but I don’t like any storms that bring high winds. Did you get storms today?

We do have lots of wonderful choices for you in today’s Update!  Just up, you’ll find:

Madelinetosh DK – re-stocked in 24 colors, bringing our total to 45 (and shown here in Black Currant). This has been a popular yarn for sweaters. You might check out GoodaleStreamside or Tidal, all by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. Cute short-sleeved sweaters, perfect for summer.

The Sanguine Gryphon Bugga – Our monthly shipment, with plenty of beautiful colors for you. How about a quick and easy one-skein shawl? Try the Multnomah by Kate Elsa or the Demiluna Shawl by Lhevinne Amor.

Team Spirit – We have your favorite team color combinations all stocked up again (shown here in Navy and White). These two-color skeins knit up as mini-stripes when used for socks. You can see my red and white one, here. We also have solid skeins that match the colors, in case you want solid toes and heels or a solid border on your scarf.

Claudia Hand Painted – I know – you’ve been waiting for us to re-stock the Claudia. It’s here! They continue to come up with some of our favorite color combinations. These are 45 g. skeins, so you’ll need two for a pair of socks (or for a shawlette). Try it in the Mad Color Weave pattern, by Tina Lorin.

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock – Do you need some Boogie Earbuds? Because we just got in the Rainbow color and I think it would look great with that pattern. Or in Wendy Dayus’ Lace Cowl. Or socks, of course!

And because you’ll need new bags for all of those new projects, we’ve added in the Original and Large Quick Draw bags from Chic-A (shown here in Silver Cherries). Bright, cute, and reversible.

I’ve been working away on a fun pattern using Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted, but I got a new skein of something else from one of my yarn reps today, and I think I need to cast it on. Hoping to have this new line in a week or two, so I’ll fill you in as soon as it’s here! (Then back to my Glenhaven project. That might be THE most luscious yarn to knit with, ever. Loving it.)

Sheri plussideofstorms?Greengreengreengreengrassandtrees.


  1. Storms are good for vegetable gardens, too. BFF Liz keeps suggesting things for me to plant. Thing is, after last year’s loss of sanity and expansion, I may actually have room for it all. 🙂 And it doesn’t really detract from my knitting time, so that’s all good. Besides, what’s better than sitting on the patio with the dog, sipping something cool, knitting, and watching the world go by? Seriously?

  2. Despite the fact that most of Texas is having an extreme drought, it rained about 3/4 of an inch here in Dallas today, after we had over an inch last night. I need it to stop raining before the grass in taller than the house!

  3. No storms here…in fact, not much rain, so the grass is NOT green…Please send rain our way, but feel free to keep the tornadoes!

  4. Here in Virginia the question would be what day have we not gotten a storm or rain. 😉 Beautiful update!

  5. That was quite a storm here in St. Louis. Out in Wildwood, the skies turned absolutely black and the wind was wild. Beat the storm home by 2 minutes. It truly was so bad that I checked the NOAA weather radio to see if I missed a tornado warning….

  6. A little stormy here in western NY, but nothing compared to you out in the Midwest! My heart hurts for the families lost.

    I was fondling that Three Irish Girls worsted…resisted, maybe that was a mistake!

  7. I haven’t seen the Demiluna shawl, it’s added to my favs now. We haven’t had any bad storms, just mostly rain, rain, and more rain.

  8. BFF Sarah plants peppers despite my best efforts. Well, I’ll forgive her the spicy ones, I like those. (I don’t actually get to eat from her garden, since we live 40 miles apart. It’s best I don’t garden myself–plants would rather jump off a ledge than live with me.)

  9. Welcome home! Hope the break was energizing, Sheri. Just wanted to note to you that I love it when you give us pattern links. There is SO much out there that I get quickly over-whelmed. You gave us wonderful links last fall for gift knitting, and they were a tremendous help. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

    Storms – boy, we get them, but my heart bleeds for people in Joplin. I can’t imagine the devastation, even thought i have experience of our New England hurricanes and blizzards. I’m not close enough to be any help, but Thank God for the Red Cross, they are always present, and they can do more with my $$$ than I can.

    Keep up the good work!

  10. I totally agree about the Glenhaven. I am knitting Metro using Glenhaven that I bought while at Spring Fling and I am loving it.

  11. I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, so I’m a day behind the rest of the blogosphere.
    Storms — normally I kind of like storms. However, I am currently staying with a dog who does not like storms AT ALL. Drives me spare!

  12. We had a hailstorm here in mid-Michigan on Sunday afternoon, with pingpong size hail. Between the hail and the high winds, we lost some large tree limbs, one of which took down our basketball hoop. Our dogs went nuts with the sound of the hail balls hitting the aluminum siding of our house. I am really thankful that my husband was at the store at the time, so our car that sits out in the driveway was not home. I’m really tired of all of this rain already. Today, we are under a Flood Watch because of the forecast heavy rains for through Thursday. But, my heart goes out to all of those who have been hit by the tornadoes and other bad weather in so many states, and especially in Joplin, MO. One family in Oklahoma was hit especially bad, with a missing toddler, a child who died, and another child and the pregnant mom, who are in critical condition.

  13. Thank you for linking my boogie earbuds tutorial! I absolutely love The Loopy Ewe, and I let out the biggest “SQUEE!” when I saw the link. Thank you thank you! By the way, I’m totally lusting over the navy blue and white yarn…

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