Thursday, March 29, 2012
Just a quick note and some cool photos to let everyone know that the boxes of Blue Heron Yarns arrived today and I couldn't wait to DIG IN!!
We have a beautiful array of colors in the following fibers: Bulky Rayon Chenille (awesome for the perfect scarf!), Cotton Rayon Seed, Rayon Metallic, Rayon Loop (any of these would be good in a Skinny Triangle Scarf, Waves and Sunsets, the new Scallop Shawl or any project that needs a fine weight yarn with a beautiful drape). AND... Lace Knitters... here is your chance: Blue Heron's Bamboo Lace (1260 yards of amazing for $34) and Egyptian Mercerized Cotton (1000 yards of luminous loveliness for $41).
If you love the colors and fibers of Blue Heron this is the time for a visit!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
** Let me start off with a quick note of oops... I'm trying really hard to put pictures on the blog, but today the techno-gremlins are busy at work. The pictures are the correct orientation on in my picture file, but on here, they are a little wacky... sorry. Can I get points for at least trying??
A great Spring event is in the works. We have a trunk show of Blue Heron yarns April 3-14. Demian is putting together a bunch of new fibers for the fine folks at Knitting Addiction. Some of the new stuff includes Egyptian Cotton, an amazing fingering weight, Bulky Rayon Chenille and lots of other wonderful things. These yarns will be available for a limited time, so plan to get in early for the best selection.
Other NEW and notable this week. We are really excited about Panda Cotton! It is a lovely new fingering weight yarn from Crystal Palace. 59% Bamboo, 25% Cotton, 16% Elastic Nylon, it is machine washable and has a beautiful hand. It is great for socks or shawls and I have an adorable baby sweater in progress in it. There are 15 great colors. A ball is $7.50 and has 182 yards. We love it and hope you will too.
Happy news that Offhand Designs Circular Needle Clutches are back in stock. After a spell of not having them in stock I am thrilled to offer this great circular needle solution. I use one, have had it for almost 10 years and love it. It's my favorite compact circular case. Beautiful fabric colors in this shipment, but they will go fast, so don't delay!
We also have more pretties (and usefuls) from Della Q. The Travel Clutch and Combo Needle cases are a great way to organize a variety of tools. The Travel Clutch is perfect for packing the needles needed for a single project and the Combo Case really makes a great option for storing straight, circular and even double point needles. Great fabric colors, nice workmanship and your purchase helps support women's cooperatives in Vietnam.
Hope to see you soon.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
On a completely beautiful Wednesday, I needed to share some equally beautiful yarn! In the last post I noted there would be more new stuff, and here it it is! Nichole Sock yarn from Schaefer Yarn is a really wonderful fingering weight sock yarn. It is 80% Extrafine Merino Superwash and 20% Nylon. A skein is 405 yards, plenty for a pair of adult socks for $32.00. Nichole has a great twist that reminds me of some other favorite sock yarns and is just dreamy to knit. The first batch arrived about 10 days ago and sold so fast I couldn't get a picture. Today's shipment had 12 skeins and some all ready have happy new homes! If you are in love with any of the colors give me a call at the shop and I can get some out to you.
The next great Schaefer Yarn is Susan, a 100% Mercerized Pima Cotton in a fine weight. It knits up beautifully for summer shawls or wraps and would make a lovely summer top or tank. The skein has 470 yards (Wow! That's a lot of yardage!) for $33.00. I plan on bringing in more colors as the summer rolls in, but I wanted to show of the new stuff before it is all gone!