It’s a grey, blustery day here in Fort Collins – perfect for sitting by the fire with hot chocolate and a good knitting project! I wish we had a fireplace in our shop. We do, however, have plenty of fun projects, just waiting for you to discover them. Just up, you’ll find:
Dragonfly Fiber Dragonsock – Kate’s 100% superwash merino fingering weight yarn in her beautiful signature colors. Lots of choices, including many new colorways. (Shown here in Rocky Top.)
Spud and Chloe Fine – a fingering weight that is 80% superwash merino and 20% silk. The little bit of silk adds a touch of shimmer and strength to your socks, shawls, gloves and scarves.
Spud and Chloe Sweater – a worsted weight that is 55% superwash merino wool and 45% organic cotton. Every time I knit with this, I’m reminded of how nice it is to work with (and how nice the project turns out). Right now, I’m working on a baby blanket with it. (Shown here in Grass.)
Spud and Chloe Outer – a bulky weight that is 65% superwash merino wool and 35% organic cotton. If you’re looking for a quick knit, try using this for hats, scarves, mittens and cowls for people on your gift list. (Shown here in Bubble.)
Blue Sky Alpaca Silk – a DK weight that is 50% alpaca and 50% silk (that’s 100% awesome). Try this with cowls, hats, mitts, and scarves.
Blue Sky Skinny – a DK weight in 100% organic cotton. People love this for baby items (clothes, blankets) and spring/summer sweaters and vests.
Blue Sky Metalico – a sport weight yarn that takes the softest baby alpaca and blends it 50/50 with the softest mulberry silk. The result? Wow. Keep it close to your neck/head/hands where you can enjoy it most. Plus, the little braided skein is too darned cute. (Shown here in Silver.)
Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy Socks – these long color-changing stripes are fun to knit into socks, but also great for triangular shawls, hats and scarves.
Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Lace – a single-ply laceweight with the long color changes that Zauberball is known for. (Shown here in Tropical Fish.)
Atenti Overnight Bags and Carpet Bags – in several new fabrics. I use an Overnight Bag to corral all of my smaller project bags into one pretty place in my family room. It looks nice sitting out and keeps everything close by and handy.
Do you receive our monthly email newsletter? We sent one out this morning to let you all know that we have put all needles and crochet hooks on sale for 25% off today, in honor of Cyber Monday. We also added a post on our Facebook Page (have you liked us on Facebook so that you see our posts?) and on Ravelry in the Loopy Groupie group. The sale goes until midnight tonight, so be sure to stock up.
We got a space heater/electric fireplace at work that is awesome! It’s got a wooden “mantle”, and you can have just “flames” or flames and heat. It’s corner shaped, and looks great. If we had comfy chairs in our waiting room, I would totally sit out there and knit (on breaks and lunch, of course!)
The weather is playing tricks on us! Last week in front of the fireplace. Today- ceiling fans on. I don’t care, I am still going to wear my woolie socks!
Sheri: I LOVE to explore all the different yarns you have, especially on Monday’s when the new stock is posted. I’m wondering if you have ever thought about using an app that will open the various colors, either through a hovering mouse curser or through a scrolling action from one colorway to the next? It can be quite time-consuming to open and close several windows just to get a closer look at colorways or yarn construction. And when I am looking for different yarns to compare/contrast colors for common projects, I find I have to have quite a few windows open to have the yarn photos side by side.
Thanks – Martha.