Lorna’s Laces, Addi Sock Rockets, GoKnit Bags and More!

Bamboo-Pop-cotton-yarn-bamboo yarnWe have plenty of fun new things for you to try in tonight’s Monday Update! We just added in:

Addi Sock Rockets – these needles were developed just for sock knitters. They come with extra pointy tips that are plated with the same shiny nickel that gives the classic Add Turbo its incomparable zip! Available in three different circular needle lengths – 24″, 32″ and 40″ and sizes 0 (2.0 mm) – 3 (3.25 mm).

Bamboo Pop – a new sportweight line that is 50% bamboo and 50% cotton, perfect for summer/lightweight knits, kid knits, and knits for people who are allergic to wool. Each skein comes 292 yards to the ball. Do you need some pattern ideas? Try the Sarah Top, Spring Break Trapeze Tank, Cotton Bam Boo Kudzu Shawlette, Looped Loop, or Uhura.

Lorna’s Laces – we have the new summer colors in several of the different bases, as well as re-stocks in Shepherd Sock and Pearl, and new colors in Haymarket.

Soak-gift-knitting-grape-gatsbySoak – a new kit from Soak! This one comes with an exclusively dyed skein of sock yarn from Lorna’s Laces, a great sock pattern designed by Fiona Ellis, a bottle of nail polish for your toes, a tub of Heel Creme in the Peppermint scent, and a small bottle of Soak for washing your handknits. The Grape kit is now available, and they have two more planned in the coming weeks (which we also have on order.)

Knowknits – a re-stock of the popular GoKnit project bags in all sizes and colors. The small size is perfect for socks and hats on the go. The medium size works well for shawls, stoles, scarves, and kids projects. The large size is for sweaters, blankets and afghans, or multiple projects. The drawstring close on the top insures that everything stays tucked inside, safe and sound!

Malabrigo – re-stocks on the Sock fingering weight base. We love the colors, and they are great for socks, but also very popular for one-skein shawls. You might try: Damson, Abyssal, Light and Up, Falling Water Scarf, or Scylla Socks.

Saki-Bamboo-yarn-self-stripingSaki Bamboo – a self-striping fingering weight yarn that is made up of 50% Superwash Merino, 25% Bamboo, and 25% Nylon. The colors are fun, the bamboo gives the yarn a slight bit of sheen or liveliness, and the nylon adds extra strength for socks. You’ll have fun knitting this up!

Knitter’s Pride – all needles re-stocked for you!

Rowan Fine Art Collection – a wonderful pattern book full of 14 sock and accessory designs using Rowan’s new Fine Art fingering weight yarn.

Enjoy checking out the new things tonight, and we’ll get your orders pulled and packed up tomorrow. You know we love seeing what you pick out.

Sheri whoislookingforwardtostartingCampLoopyProjectTwotoday!

Lorna’s Laces, Namaste, Blue Q, Shalimar, and More!

Lorna's-Laces-Shepherd-Worsted-SheridanHappy Monday to you. We just put lots up for tonight’s Monday Update! 

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted – a worsted weight yarn that is 100% Superwash Merino. When people walk down our Worsted aisle feeling the yarn, they always stop at the Shepherd Worsted and comment on how soft it is. I’ve used it for fingerless mitts and scarves, because I want it close! It’s also great for sweaters, vests, and baby items. Here are some pattern ideas: Abalone, Linen Weave Boomerang (love this – just added it to my favs), 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, Katrina Ballerina Lace Layering Cardigan (maybe I should make this, since I can’t seem to finish a sweater), Deephaven, Abate, or Sunset Shaw. (Shown here in Sheridan.)

Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock -a fingering weight that is 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, with 430 yards in the skein. This makes it great for socks, as well as shawls, cowls and scarves. Need some ideas? Level Up Socks, Mojo (fun textures in there), Old Joe, Rivers of Mars, or Ananke.

Shalimar-Breathless-MelbaShalimar Breathless – a fingering weight yarn that is 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Cashmere, and 10% Silk. You can use it for socks (and they’d be luscious), but many people are using it for things like cowls, scarves, and shawls. It’s so soft. Equally wonderful to work with and wear. I think it would be beautiful in Imagine When, Tempest Shawlette, Bryce Canyon Shawl, Elowen Shawl (two colors – gorgeous), or January Scarf. (Shown here in Melba.)

ChiaoGoo Interchangeable Sets – More of the Large, Small, and Complete Twist sets. The Small set has needle sizes 2 (2.75) – 8 (5.0), the Large set has sizes 9 (5.5) – 15 (10.0), and the Complete set has everything.

Sajou-Scissors-TortoiseshellSajou Scissors – If you want something truly beautiful to add to your notions case, check out these scissors. They’re pricey because of the labor that goes into each one. It takes a dozen people to make each pair! We have them in several styles. (Shown here in Tortoiseshell.)

Clover Beading Hooks – I don’t know about you, but I always have a hard time figuring out hook sizes. To add to the confusion, some hooks seem to have different sizing than others. We have added in two sizes of hooks for the two sizes of beads that we carry. You’ll want the 1.0 mm for the 6/0 beads (that’s the size bead that fits well on fingering weight yarn) and you’ll want the .75 mm for the 8/0 beads (that’s the size bead that fits well on laceweight yarn.) I ordered every one of the hooks they had in stock and put more on backorder. So if we run out, just know that we hope to have more again soon.

Namaste – re-stocks in Boardwalk Bags, Hermosas, Harlows, Laguna, Mini Messengers, Monroes, Zumas, Buddy Cases, Circular Cases (some of those colors are on backorder), and Oh Snap bags in Eggplant.

blue-q-bagsSoak – Handmaid Creme (in the perfect size for purses and knitting bags) in Aquae, Celebration, Lacey, Yuzu and Scentless. Soak Wash in large and small sizes in Aquae, Celebration, Lacey, and Scentless, as well as Yuzu in the small size and Travel Kits that contain 8 mini Soaks.

Blue Q Bags – We continue to have a lot of fun with these bags! We’ve re-stocked and added more. You’ll find them in the Handy Totes (the perfect project sized bag, although I’ve heard some of you are using these as gift bags, too), Shoulder Totes (the perfect multi-project sized bag with a zipper on top), Messenger Bags (great for one-skein shawls and scarves), and Large and Small Pouches for your notions and DPN’s.

Have fun checking out the new stuff, and we’ll get your orders packed up and shipped out asap!

Sheri lookingatnewprojectbagsagain,asusual

Fibernymph, Woolen Mill Street, Offhand Designs and More!

We have plenty of beautiful things that just went up on the website for you tonight. Time to spoil yourself with something new, right? We added in:

Wooden Sock Blockers – they’re back! Since leaving St. Louis (where my husband had the machine to make these), we’ve had to find a new person to make them and a new person to finish them. We still have them cut in St. Louis, and now Elf Michael is doing the finish work. (Luckily, he is also a woodworker, in addition to being a top-notch Loopy Elf!) We’ll be able to continue to put stock up regularly now that we have this all worked out. I know that some of you have been waiting a long time for them to come back.

Fibernymph Dye Works – Lisa sent us her famous self-striping line this time, and each one is more beautiful than the next. Since striping yarns are so labor-intensive, we can only get them in rotation with her other awesome lines, but we will carry them as often as we can get them. Self-striping yarns look particularly great in socks, cowls, hats, mittens and gloves. (Shown here in Home for Christmas.)

Twentyseven27 Soap – the Christmas scents are back, as well as my all time favorite (Almond Poppyseed). Look for: Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Peppermint, Jasmine Rose, Cherry Almond, and Bergamont Tea Tree. It would be cute to make mittens or gloves for someone, and then tuck in this hand-made soap as well.

Woolen Mill Street – Christina has sent a gorgeous batch of her 100% Superwash fingering weight. You’ll see some tribute colors to some of your favorite TV shows and movies in there, which is double fun! These colors would be beautiful for socks, but also in shawls (multi-color shawls like Lintilla, Hitchiker, and 22.5 degrees), two color shawls where you pick a multi for one part and a solid for another (like Pamuya) and how about the cute Hitchhands pattern for mittens and Hitchhat for your head? (Shown here in Jack O’Neill).

Soak – We have new Travel Kits that contain 8 mini packets of Soak. Each packet will do 2 washes, so it’s a great way to take along soap for your handknits. (Or include one packet with each handknit you gift to someone). We also have the new Soak Handmaid – a 3 oz. bottle of their luxurious hand creme, perfect for popping in your purse or knitting bag.

Offhand Designs – A new batch of beautifully made knitting bags. We have them in the Scottie, the Marcella, and the Zhivago. It has been awhile since we’ve had this line and we had such fun unpacking the boxes and oohing and aahing over the pretty fabrics and great styles. (Shown here in the Marcella style with the Saratoga fabric).

ChiaoGoo – a re-stock on all of our ChiaoGoo needles.

Ruffled Neckwrap Pattern – for those of you who emailed about where to get this cute cowl after I blogged and linked to it last week, we now have the pattern available. This is a great pattern for a quick and easy worsted weight cowl (out of Malabrigo Worsted, Spud and Chloe Sweater, Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted, Dream in Color Classy, etc.)

A big HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those of you in the U.S.! We hope you have a wonderful week with familiy and friends. When we think about what we’re thankful for, all of YOU are always at the top of our list (inside the U.S and out!). We never forget that we’re dependent on you for this business, and we are always happy to have you here.

We do have special Holiday Hours this week – the brick and mortar shop (and phones) will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for our Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be open in-store and packing up orders on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. I also have two new woven scarves to share with you on Wednesday’s blog, and a great muffin recipe for you on Friday’s blog.

Sheri wholikesturkeysandwichesmorethanhotturkeyonThanksgiving.
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