Alisha Goes Around, Lorna’s, and Sweaters!

Each Monday when I start writing the blog, I think, “Hmmm. Monday. . . . monday” like the “Monday, Monday” lyrics. Not that they have anything to do with our updates. It’s just that I can’t seem to think of one “Monday” in my head, without a second “Monday” echoing right after it. Today I got to wondering if there were songs for every day of the week, which led me to: Tuesday’s Gone, Wednesday, and of course Friday, Saturday in the Park, and Sunday. Poor Thursday. It needs a song of its own. Or did I miss a Thursday song?
Maybe now that I’ve gotten that out of my head, I’ll be able to write future Monday posts without a song echoing on in my brain. Although now I have that Friday song going round and round in my head ….
New things went up tonight! Click on over and you’ll find:
  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted – this is one of the softest superwash worsted yarns that I’ve seen, and you can’t beat their color combinations. (Shown here in Hullabaloo.)
  • Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace – 1250 yards per skein and a beautiful 50/50 silk/merino base, makes this a special yarn to use for your favorite shawls. I’d tell you that it would make a wonderful yarn for gift-knitting, but I think you’d finish the project and decide to keep it all for yourself.
  • Lorna’s Laces Sock and Solemate – since we have orders in with Lorna’s all the time, we get colors of Sock and Solemate at least a couple of times a month. They’re good about filling in on our orders as they rotate through their colorways.
  • GoKnit Bags– I know the Small Fur bags sold out in a blink last week, so we got more quickly, shown below. We also have the Small Ostrich and Small Crocodile in stock. (Note – the Fur, Ostrich and Crocodil only come in the Small size. And you know they’re all “faux”, right?)
  • Chic-A – more yarn keepers from some of the back-ordered colors. I really like their yarn keepers. I’m knitting a cowl with double-stranded lace right now, and the Double Yarn Keeper is what is keeping me sane during the process.
  • Alisha Goes Around – we have another new yarn base from Alisha. This one is called Tracks of Bison in a fingering weight. It’s 90% superwash merino and 10% bison down. It is so warm! I madeΒ this cowl out of a skein of it, and I have been wearing it out and about this fall. (Shown here in Deciduous.)
  • Cascade Heritage Silk Handpaints – the Heritage Silk line has been especially popular for socks and shawls. The 85% superwash merino / 15% silk combo gives a little extra strength for socks and a little extra sheen for shawls. Now we have it in subtle handpaint colorways, to add to the solid line that we’ve carried for awhile.

Today I’ve been thinking about sweater knitting. I think it’s the Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted that did it to me. I’ve always wanted a sweater out of it. So here are some sweater links to get you thinking (in several different weights):

Worsted – in Lorna’s Shepherd Worsted, Cascade 220, Dream in Color Classy, Cascade Eco Alpaca, Spud and Chloe Sweater, and Blue Sky’s Worsted Hand Dyes.
In Threes Baby Cardigan (maybe it’s because I know too many people having babies right now, but I am itching to knit this! Just bought it and printed it out.)
Dark and Stormy (I am addicted to Thea’s sweaters. I also love her Irish Coffee, and her Vodka Gimlet. And in “addicted” I mean I want to knit them all. I haven’t yet.)
Ranger or Brownstone (great guy sweaters and I’m picturing them in Cascade 220.)
White Pine (what a pretty cardi, with plenty of interesting stitch work to keep you entertained.)

DK/sport – in Lorna’s Shepherd Sport, Alpaca Baby Twist, Amy Butler DK, Madelinetosh Sport, and Cascade Ultra Pima.
Peasy (simple, but with interest up at the top)
Rivel Cardigan (Miriam Felton is another designer whose patterns I always love)
Thornfield Cardigan (loving the ruffles and sweet details)
Talamh (another sweater with great details)

Fingering/Lace – in Alisha Tracks of Bison, Madelinetosh Merino Light, Schaefer Anne, Shibui Sock, Cascade Heritage Silk and Heritage Silk Paints, and Swan’s Island.
Tempest (I like the thick and thin stripes)
Myrtle Cardigan (I bought this forever ago. Still want to make it.)
Elphaba Pullover (such a flattering style and I like the edging detail)
Making Waves Cardigan (rushing – what a great edging addition)

Enjoy the new things and the Elves will work on getting your orders out in the morning. We only have one more Monday Update from St. Louis after tonight (next week). No updates on Thanksgiving week and then we’ll have two Monday’s off from updates as the shop moves cross-country. But no worries – I’ve already had shipments arriving here in Colorado for our first Monday Update from the mountains. We’ll have plenty for you after the temporary Monday dryspell!

Sheri spendingtheeveningknitting-whatareyoudoing?


  1. Monday,Monday, Oh what am I doing tonight? Why a knitting night at a local pub that welcomes about 25 of us each week! And who wouldn’t welcome a group such as we on a Monday night? We sit and stay 3 or more hours as we wish. There are warming drinks and food to be had along with conversations all over the map about fiber and patterns and stuff we are working away. It is a chance to touch, see, show and brag items of interest. We have even been asked to knit for some of the guys at the bar, but so far there have been no agreements whatsoever!

  2. So maybe some of us who haven’t started our 4th qtr challenges should get started … we will not be distracted by Monday updates during Thanksgiving & the big move. I do plan on knitting tonight – I spent the day working on a quilt, but sun is down now, so I will knit.

  3. I love Monday evenings! My son has 1 1/2 hour art class. It’s the only quiet time I have to knit–while I wait for him. I have 3 little ones, so some of you can relate!!!

  4. spent my evening knitting a Whitfield Shorty for my great-nephew. I still have one more gift sweater to knit. Sweaters and socks are the handknits I wear most so they’re my favorite things to knit. I love lace knitting but the shawls seem to be “worn” in a drawer. I’ve got many sweaters queued already so I must not buy more sweater patterns must not buy more sweater patterns must not buy more sweater patterns πŸ˜‰

  5. My husband’s birthday is this week and there is no knitting on my needles for him. Instead I’m working on the shawl for my MIL (who is no longer coming to the BDay, which will make it 100x easier for me to get more knitting done).

    I also have a sweater started for myself that I need to rip out and start again (I’m only on the bottom ribbing, so no big loss).

  6. Monday is knitting night for me. Either at Carabou Coffee with friends or alone, home or away. Last night was no exception, knitting in Murfeesboro, AR with my wonderful husband sleeping in the bed next to me. He really loves to watch football . πŸ˜‰

  7. By the way Sheri, the Threes cardi has a similar adult version called “Practically”. I am knitting it for the Challenge! It’s an easy knit, my challenge is knitting it with two toddlers and a newborn in a homeschooling family! πŸ™‚

  8. Knitting! Trying to finish test knitting a shawl pattern so that I can start on the cardigan my grand-nephew, who is about to turn six, requested for Christmas.

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