Madelinetosh Pashmina, Juliespins MCN, Shalimar DK, and More!

How is it possible that it’s June already? And what happened to the first part of this year? I’m not sure I’ve gotten enough knitting projects done in 2013 to call it almost half-over, yet. It’s probably time for me to start thinking about holiday gift knitting already. Luckily, there are plenty of pretty yarns just up on the website tonight to tempt me. (And I am always particularly fond of the blends that have a bit of cashmere in them. I love knitting with that yarn, and it’s always a great one to give to a friend, because it feels so great. If you’re like me, you’re in luck with this Update.) Just up, we added in:

madelinetosh-pashmina-Baroque-VioletMadelinetosh Pashmina – we have half of our order, but it’s still 30+ color options for you. This sport weight yarn is 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Silk and 10% Cashmere, with 360 yards in a skein. It’s wonderful to work with and knits up beautifully, perfect for shawls, socks, cowls and scarves. (Shown here in Baroque Violet). Pattern ideas? Try one of these: Bell Heather Cowl, Some Cloudy Day, The Old Man & The Sea, Toujours, JosefinShaelynAmiga, Vitamin D, or Driftwood.

dream-in-color-smooshy-Fierce-ScarletDream in Color Smooshy – a fingering weight yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino with a generous 450 yards per skein. Dream in Color yarns do not stripe or pool, which is especially nice when you’re making shawls and sweaters and don’t want any specific hot spots. It’s also nice for socks, hats, scarves and gloves. We’ve re-stocked all of our colors. (Shown here in Fierce Scarlet.) Pattern ideas? Ishbel Beret, Glam Shells, Elizabeta Kneehighs, Elfe, Happy Street, SunnysideCandelia, Clockwork, and Vigneto Shawl.

juliespines-mcn-430-asparagusJuliespins MCN 430 – a fingering weight yarn that is 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon, with 430 yards in the skein. You’ll love the feel of this yarn, and I know you always love the colors that Julie comes up with! She very rarely repeats a colorway, so if you see one you love, jump on it! (Shown here in Asparagus.) Try one of these: Harold and Maude, Oaklet Shawl, Summer Wind, Gandalf Socks, Karkom Wristwarmers, Charlize, Ginger Leaves, Aestlight Shawl, and Mostly Warmness.

shalimar-breathless-dk-tawnyShalimar Breathless DK – this is the other half of our DK order. The first half went up a couple of weeks ago and you seem to like this base as much as I do! It’s also a Superwash Merino/Silk/Cashmere base like the Pashmino, but on a bit heavier base. Gorgeous colors, as always, and the subtle coloring makes it pretty for sweaters, vests, and shawls. (Shown here in Tawny.) Pattern ideas: Argonath, The Age of Brass & Steam, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Peasy,  Forest Glade Cowl, Emanuela, Vodka Lemonade, and Neon.

lavishea-soapLavishea – more tins of all of your favorite moisturizing scents, plus two new scents for the summer: Peach Mango and Blue Gardenia. Be sure to keep a tin in your purse and in each of your knitting project bags. You’ll love the way it moisturizes without leaving your hands feeling greasy or sticky. It’s available in 16 scents, so you’re sure to find one that you love.

Knitter’s Pride Needles – re-stocked.

Have fun checking out the new things. We’ll be here, busily packing up your orders and sending them on their way.

Sheri wonderingifanyoneelsehadthekindofMonday

Shalimar Breathless DK, Desert Vista Dyeworks, Cascade and More!

Desert-Vista-Dyeworks-dia-de-los-muertosGuess what it’s doing again here? SNOWING! What a blustery day. I am kind of hoping that this is the last one. (Me. The snow-loving-person. Now done with it this season. Bring on the sunshine and warmer days.) Despite the snow and cold, we have plenty of fun things to warm you up in tonight’s Monday Update! Just up:

Desert Vista Dyeworks – we have a new indie dyer for you! Susan does amazing work and we are so happy to share it with you. You’ll find it in 12 multi-colors and 16 different self-striping colors. Shown here in the Dia de los Muertos colorway in a sock that Loopy Office Manager Lynn knit up.

Cascade – we’ve re-stocked 220, 220 Superwash, Heritage Sock, Heritage Silk, Eco Alpaca, Ultra Pima, Ultra Pima Fine, and Fixation (just in time to start in on some summer socks). The bins and shelves are overflowing with colors!

shalimar-breathless-dk-AsilomarShalimar Breathless DK – you’re heard me say (often, I know) that Shalimar Breathless is one of my very favorite fingering weight yarns. Now I’m happy to tell you that we can offer it to you in a DK weight as well! Same gorgeous colors, same wonderful feel, same beautiful fabric knit up – just a bit heavier. Perfect for warmer shawls and of course you should make a sweater out of it, too. 🙂 Shown here in Asilomar.

Christmas at Downton – we’re re-stocked this very popular colorway from Lorna’s Laces again. We have it for you in Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Shepherd Sock, Solemate, and Sportmate. (Do we really have to wait until next January for the next season of Downton??)

knitter's-prideKnitter’s Pride Needles and Addi needles were re-stocked a few days ago, in case you’ve been waiting for a certain size.

Wooden Yarn Caddies – George also brought down more small and large yarn caddies, in time for our Spring Fling this past weekend, so those are up on the website as well. We have them in Ash, Cherry, Oak, Walnut and Red Cedar in the large size, and Cherry, Oak, Walnut and Red Cedar in the small size.

Enjoy the new stuff and we’ll get your orders packed up and shipped off asap!

Sheri needingabout12straighthoursofsleep,post-SpringFling