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so check back frequently to see what's new...

 

Nov 18th...

 

This Fino Shawl took just one skein of the lovely kettle dyed silk/merino fingering weight yarn. It was a pleasure to knit with and the shawl has a lovely hand. I used a Juniper Moon pattern that was super simple.

I knit this Slipstitch Moonshine Cowl using up an open skein I had of this gorgeous silk/merino yarn. So this width cowl used 2/3 of the skein and it is a simple to knit and quick to knit project that you still could easily get done in time for some holiday gift giving!

 

Oct 31st

Looking for a simple and quick knit for the family this year? I have patterns for both felted and non-felted, but machine washable slippers! Knit a simple pair for just $20 - kids, women's or mens!

This wrap used less than 1 skein of the new Eco Wool Peruvian Tones speckled yarn. The pattern is by Knitting Pure and simple and the cowl neckline you see rolled, is long enough to come up over the head like a hood!

This reversible cable cowl used just 2 sks of alpaca/silk Moonshine - oh la la! It is so warm and cozy. Free pattern.

 

Oct 24th...

There are still a couple of openings in this Saturday's intro to felting workshop where you'll make a pair of fingerless mitts of lovely soft merino and the design of your choice!

I'll be putting in an order for Candide XMAS Stocking kits on Monday October 30th. They should arrive by the end of that week (Nov 3-4th-ish). I am only ordering for those customers who want a specific kit and want to prepay (i.e. I am not going to stock these, but am offering an opportunity for customers to pick and pre-order). The kits are $36 and include the yarn and pattern as shown on the poster.

This latest version of Eco Wool Bulky knits up into an interesting speckled fabric - I have it available in 3 different colors - all blues or teals.

A new shipment of Malabrigo Rios and Arroyo arrived featuring a couple of new colors - Matisse Blue and Cyan, for example. And when updating the site to reflect the new colors I realized that a lot of the colors I stock were not shown - so you can see the full complement there now!

Oct 17th...

 

Not exactly new, but restocked! These needle felted pumpkin kits include needles, instruction and fiber to create several jack-o-lanterns or pumpkins for your holiday decorations!

And if you're local - you are welcome to join us Thurs Oct 26th at the shop at 5:30 and make one with some guidance. Materials provided free of charge as part of the store's 20th Anniversary!

A few new packages of merino mini skeins arrived this week - a lovely gradient each of pastels and reds. The 'splatter" gradient sent was the wrong gauge (worsted) so it is being re-shipped this week. These two new colorways of mini skeins complement the existing ones we already stock and gives you a big range of gorgeous colorways to choose from!

 

Oct 10th...

Just 1 skein of Heritage Wave (or you could use Bliss Rialto Luxury Sock as well) knit this lovely scarf/wrap

The lovely new yarn by Fiber Co - Arranmore Light - has both great stitch definition if you want to use a single color and gussy it up with a cable as well as a great range of fun colors to work in multi-color projects! And although these projects are knit at a d.k./sport gauge, it is lovely on a US 8-9 for a shawl too!

 

Oct 3rd...

Kureyon Air arrived, along with the latest Noro Magazine - free cowl pattern with Kureyon Air....

new colors of Herriot great arrived and inspired me to knit some cozy new mittens for the winter!

Don't forget the Arranmore Light Trunk Show this Saturday -

Sept 19th...

Absolu French angora arrived in 3 lovely natural shades. Indulge for your own pleasure knitting - or pick one up for a very special knitting friend! Want to gain points with a mother-in-law? Knit her mittens or a cowl with this and you'll be on her good side forever!

Juniper Moon's new Fourteen sets a new standard for what we put next to our skin!!! Extrafine merino and cashmere - and great yardage too!

Nunki. I'd buy this yarn for the name alone! I love saying it....but seriously, this is so luscious. 29% yak down (not the yak hair you find in some yarns!) and very fine merino combine for a garment that will be 10-15% warmer than wool alone!

Sept 7th...

Arranmore Light has arrived in the full color range offered by Fiber Co. - 18 colors from brights to neutrals to soft pastels and deep darks!

Amore, recycled wool, has arrived and offers a great value for those of you wanting to do some color work!

 

 

 

August 29th...

A few new colors of Manos Maxima arrived with a much needed restock!

And along with new Maxima, arrived a couple new colors of Fino, a lovely fine weight wool/silk!

This rocking new color of Heritage Paint sock arrived along with these 3 new "wave" versions of Heritage!

And for felters......we have 4 or 5 new bright colors of pre-felts to add to the mix of existing colors and we have packaged all the colors in a new size - 15" square so you can pick up lots of colors to use as embellishments!

 

August 15th....

A few of the new yarns have started to arrive:

Bliss's daughter has a line of yarns and I've brought in Odin, her chunky, for those of you planning some quick knit cowls and hats this fall! Lovely 75% wool/25% acrylic featuring 92 yards.

Katia Paints are "cakes" that grade thru various colors (like the lovely Freia Shawl Balls I stock), but this yarn is an easy care wool/acrylic blend just like Encore. At just $17.95 each - and with a free pattern for a shawl to boot! - they are sure to be popular. Great for a kids sweater too!

Several new colors of EFM (extra fine merino) 19 micron top, 19 micron merino batts, ramie and flax all arrived!

Camello - indulgently soft and silky 6 sts/inch

Woca - hemp/wool blend with great drape 5 sts/inch

Incan Spice - I've already reordered this item but realized today that I never got it up online when it first arrived a couple of months ago! Incredibly soft and silky - EFM, baby alpaca, silk and yak!!!

 

 

July 6th...

My perenial favorite summer yarn to knit is Lavold's Hempathy. It has such a great drape, lovely feel and it wears so well. Every summer I have knit up a new store model in the solid colors. But after 8 - 10 years of stocking the solids, I was afraid this yarn had run its course. So I brought in her new variegateds. Just 6 color ways, but classic ones that will suit every taste for a lovely summer shell. The pattern is free with the yarn purchase - this took 2.5 skeins and it is a 44-46" chest size.

 

I updated the colors of both Bliss's Angel and Eco Baby that we stock - I didn't realize how our color selection had changed over time. So be sure to check these pages for the updated color range!

 

June 27th...

I knit this hat using just 1 skein of Maxima - it reminded me how much I love to knit this yarn. It is soft, like butta', because it is Extrafine merino. But unlike other singles merinos which pill pretty quickly, this one has a tighter twist and so can withstand some pretty extensive frogging!

Maxima was really popular for the Pussy Hats....I think this hat (pattern free with the yarn purchase) is a great "guy's hat". The pattern is well written and features short row shaping. The garter stitch design gives it lots of stretch to accommodate a variety of head sizes ....so if you have some people to knit hats for and you don't know their exact size...this is a great pattern.

Apparently I was into this khaki color last week - 'cause this is one of the hats I felted last week too!

A bunch of new colors of Alegria sock yarn arrived - from soft pinks and peaches, to neon Locura and Carnaval thru some deep jewel tones to lots of blues! Not just for socks, tho'. I've had a lot of customers using it for shawls and wristlets, too!

This new needle - Lykke Driftwoods - was introduced last year - I've had the original interchangeable set in stock for months now and it has been very popular! Now they've introduced a set perfect for hats. This kit features shorter needles so that when knitting on a 16" - 20" cord (as for a hat) you have more bend in your circle than you can achieve with the longer needles. Sizes 3 - 10.5 with 3 cords and a nice case

 

 

June 12th...

This lovely new extra fine merino d.k. yarn by Plymouth, called Collage, is gorgeous on it's own - or pair it with the popular extra fine merino dk solids by Debbie Bliss.

 

May 30th...The week before the Shibori and Collaged Nuno Felt Wraps workshops here, I had a chance to dye some silk bricks, lots of lovely locks, and a kilo of silk mawattas (hankies) too! So we are restocked on locks, hankies and silk bricks - all lovely for felting and spinning!

All these teeswater lamb fleeces have been washed and dyed into lovely locks for hooking, spinning, felting and santa beards!

We've repackaged these lovely gradients of superwash merino yarn - 6 colors in each gradient for a total of over 400 yards in each bundle.

May 9th...

This kids sweater is knit using 100% cotton Nurture - pattern is free with the yarn purchase.

So I introduced this yarn last week or the week before, but 4 of the colors originally sent were not what I ordered! So it is so nice to finally have in stock the range I ordered. So be sure to check this page to see the accurate and updated color selection for this incredibly soft and light aran weight cotton by Juniper Moon - Cumulus!

 

May 3rd:

Fusili, textured cotton/silk

New colors of Cumulus by Juniper Moon

Apr 27th...a bit on the run with lots going on here, but a few updates of some very fun kits I have for easy summer knitting! Featuring silk and yak and all things lovely!

Shifting Silk Scarf Model...

Manistique Silk Shawl Kit

Incan Spice Yak/Silk/Alpaca/ EFM blend - just one skein and a free pattern in this kit yields a lovely cowl!

Apr 13th...

Twig and Reed (linen blend and 100% linen) yarns from Shibui arrived with some lovely pattern support.

Calico Jak and Calico (solids) in a d.k. gauge cotton/acrylic blend arrived for all that baby/kids knitting you want to do without breaking the bank!

 

Apr 4th...

This car seat snuggly took just 1 skein of Indulgence machine washable merino/cashmere blend dk gauge yarn. Perfect baby shower gift idea at just $24.95/skein, plus use up a bit of leftover for a fun contrasting trim!

This shawl took just 1 skein of the Freia Shawl Balls. Lovely yarn to knit with and so many different ways to use it, as you can see from the 2 very different shawls we have on display to show it off!

Juniper Moon's new yarn for the spring, Cumulus, is a 96% cotton that is sooooo cozy and soft! Perfect for a baby blanket or chemo cap as it is for a kids sweater or vest.

ATTN spinners and felters!

I got in a new shipment of the Noro Pin-drafted roving and we wound it into smaller balls for spinners and felters who want to play with it but don't want a full 4 ozs - since a little can go a long way if you're a needle felter! So we literally have hundreds of these in stock now and every single one is unique!! I pulled out a few that reminded me of spring flowers/gardens to show today - since it is rainy and overcast I thought the bright cheerful colors would do us all some good! These are not online, but stop by see all the color options from bright and spring-like to jeweltones, forests, cloudy skies, carnival, spices......you name.

I have 3 new colors of Knit-Col - each one chosen to give more choices for those of you knitting for boys! And while putting it out on the shelf, I came across this adorable dog sweater knit using this popular yarn and so thought I'd show another project idea for it!

 

 

MAR 21ST....

This summer poncho/wrap (it is essentially a rectangle like most shawls but it is attached at the shoulder so it won't fall off!) is knit using 1 skein of Linaza linen blend by Plymouth. This is essentially the same yarn as the hand-dyed Meadow I stock by Fiber Co. (slightly different blend, but similar gauge and drape). So whether you like the variegated of Linaza or the solids of Meadow, this garment makes a great spring project. Easy and quick to knit and perfect to throw on over a Tee or tank!

Two new Isager cottons arrived....along with some interesting summer patterns. Japansk Bomuld and Kvartet can be used on their own, or combined for a heavier gauge and lovely color interactions.

 

 

Mar 14th....

3 new colors of Freia Ombres arrived .....

3 new colors of Juniper Moon's Zooey and 2 new Zooey Twists arrived.....

I now have over 30 options for 3-D needle felting kits - complete with needles, instructions and wool - available at the shop. This is one of the 12 newest that arrived....and just in time to include in an Easter Basket? Give the kit in place of some candy to the grandchild, niece or nephew this year! Or get the kit for yourself, have some fun creating this cute group of holiday bunnies and then gift the finished product in the Easter Basket!

 

 

Mar 7th....It's been a bit cold this past week to be thinking too much about spring....but some of the new yarns for the season have begun arriving!

Hempathy Prints! 100 gm balls of this favorite cotton blend are in stock!

A new line of my favorite, Supersocke Cotton, arrived. It is a Cotton blend sock yarn in some lovely spring-like colors. Great for baby sweaters as well as socks!

 

 

Feb 28th.....

I finally had a chance to update the Bliss Rialto dk page....lots of new colors and better photos depicted!

A couple new colors of the popular silk-wool blend Amitola Grande arrived. I'm knitting it right now with a skein of Moonshine chunky and love the cowl - now, if I could only find my copy of the Barbara Walker book that I took the stitch pattern from, I could finish it!

I have a few new sweaters on display showing the gorgeous Arranmore yarn by Fiber Co. Thru March 7th, when you buy the yarn to knit a sweater, you can enjoy a 15% discount! You'll need to buy the yarn in person - or pick up the phone and call since I didn't put the discount on the website.

 

 

 

 

Feb 21st...

Twelve new colors of Indulgence dk sock yarn (merino, cashmere, poly) arrived. I have it with the sock yarns, but since this one knits at a dk gauge of 5.5/inch, it is a perfect choice for a baby sweater or hat, as well! Super soft, machine washable, and durable!

With what was left over from a single Merino Gradient kit after knitting a great cowl, my sister knit up a pair of wristlets. Wow- a cowl and wristlets for under $40 in a machine washable merino wool!

Malabrigo's Mechita singles fingering weight superwash yarn arrived in 6 colors.

Feb14th...

If you're ready to start knitting for the spring....Luma just arrived. It is Fiber Co.'s newest yarn. It arrived last week and is a cotton/linen/silk/merino blend yarn that knits at a dk gauge

 

But based on all the snow on the ground today and the forecast for more coming later this week, you may want to check out one of the new colors of Misti Handpaint Chunky Alpaca that arrived yesterday! You may need a new cowl to get thru the rest of winter!

 

Feb 7th...

This cowl (Ravelry pattern) was knit using just half of one of the

merino Gradient kits we stock. With the other half, my sister is knitting some fingerless mitts - check back for photo of those shortly!

Some lovely gentle shades of Manos' Fino silk-merino blend yarn arrived. With a whopping almost 500 yds/skein, one hank will make a lovely shawl!

A few class updates -

Just wanted to point out the special savings I'm offering to anyone registering for both of Melissa Arnold's wonderful workhops here in May - $680 for 6 incredible days of felting and dyeing with this shibori expert are not to be missed! With a small class size (no more than 8) you will have lots of time and attention to really learn the nuances of her amazing collaged techniques to create complex cloth!

here is a new photo of a felted pillbox hat. I'll be teaching a 3 day felt hat making workshop in August. More details can be found at feltersfling.com

 

Jan 31st...

After selling thru so many pinks in Dec and early Jan, I had a chance to restock and in the process brought in a new "petal" pink in Maxima which I hadn't stocked before. This would be a lovely pink for a cowl or sweater or hat - and offers a contrast to the Shocking Pink in Maxima which was so popular for the pussy hats!

This shawl was knit using 1 of the Freia Ombre Shawl Balls.

 

254th...

We had a chance to pack some mixed bags of felting fiber and did up some "reds & pinks" with Valentines day in mind! Check the Gallery page for some ideas of projects to knit or felt for Valentines day.

We also packed some mixed bags of "bright" and some "autumnal" to complement the "animal color mixes" we already had in stock. So stop on by (or call if you want to order some mixed bags)

I am offering a special on three great books for hand spinners interested in learning to create some "art" skeins. Intertwined, Spin Art and Hand Spun Art all are 50% off. You'll have to call in your order or stop by to take advantage since I don't have books on the website anymore.

 

17th...

Maria Friese forwarded some new pics of her vessels and surface design possibilities for her workshop here in July. I can't wait for her to share her expertise and creativity with us here! You can get more details about her class on the Classes page.

 

. I needed a no brainer knit over the holidays and so worked a simple gradient cowl in an easy and repetitive stitch. I used 3 different colors of a silk-mohair blend - you could choose between - or mix and match! Bliss Angel, Shibui's Silk Cloud and/or Plymouth's Kid Bloss. We send the pattern free when 3 sks of any of these are ordered. In fact, you could also do what Jody Racht did (pictured below) in another sort of "gradient" where she used Shibui's Silk Cloud throughout and then alternated blocks of stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stich using the Silk Cloud with Shibui Pebble and Shibui Cima

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Jan 9th

8 new colors of the lovely 19 micron merino solids I've been stocking arrived with the variegateds last week. They, like the "sugars merino" are on special thru Jan 15th so I can pass along some savings I got from the stronger dollar on this last shipment! So don't wait - get it now!

Neysa's book is out and expected by the end of the week. You can order it now and it will ship on Saturday. I also put together an introductory kit of pre-felt and fibers and needle so you can get started right out of the gate on one of either of 2 of the smaller projects in the book. The combo purchase makes a great gift idea if you have a family member of friend birthday coming soon. Or what about a Valentines gift?

 

 

 

Jan 3rd, 2017! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday.

Big announcement on the extrafine merino! I just got a new shipment before XMAS, including 9 new blended colors as shown above. But in that same order, I restocked some colors of the original extrafine merino solid colors and the extrafine heathery Sugars. And because the exchange rate was better on this order, since my stock is now a blend of the previously more expensive and the new less expensive solids and the sugars - I'm offering them at a sale price thru Jan 15th! So save a dollar per 50 gms on the Solids and Sugars this week!

It took 9 months, but I finally got back my latest run of Vermont raised Coopworth. This long and lustrous and soft yarn I've been offering since the spring in a dyed range of colors but this run I kept some naturals! This is gorgeous yarn so if you're looking for a special Vermont sweater to knit, consider this as a soft but durable option!

 

Dec 20th....

Happy Holidays everyone!

I loved knitting this fair isle hat using Moonshine Chunky! It is so soft and warm and since I ripped this hat out about 10 times while trying to decide what patterns to use...I can attest to how well this yarn holds up to frogging (even tho' it is a singles!)

A few weeks back, Chris finished knitting the popular Hitchiker pattern from Ravelry using Louisa Harding's Amitola. This pattern is an oldie but goodie that lots of people knit over and over again so we wanted to show it in a different yarn than we've displayed it in before. It's a great no-brainer knit if you need a quick project to have over the holidays while you're visiting with family and friends.

Dec 13th...

while supply lasts - 35% off silk needle cases

YIKES...where does the time go?!

If you have some last minute gift needs for knitting family and friends - or if your family is bewildered about what to get you - check this page out!

For some lovely last minute finishing of your holiday knits:

Vermont Yarn Caddy -lightweight and turns on ball bearings - holds 2 skeins

French Rabbit Pom Poms -hot this season and available in this lovely Moroccan blue and some gorgeous neutrals and just $7.99

A restock of Eucalan arrived with 2 of the traditional scents, plus unscented and the newest one - Grapefruit!

 

 

Nov 22nd....

Amitola Grande arrived....lots of great colors in long repear in a lovely wool/silk blend so very soft! Perfect for a gradient shawl, to use with a solid in a faux fair isle effect and wonderful for brioche or mosaic knitting too!

Moonshine Chunky has been at the store for almost a year now, but I'm just getting it online! How time flies.....same lovely alpaca/silk/merino blend as the original but with a heavier gauge for those quick knit holiday gifts you want to knock off. I've got lots of great pattern support for this yarn.

A new color of Misti Chunky Alpca also arrived....

Nov 8th....

These lovely ombre gradients arrived, hand-dyed by Freia! Twelve colorways to choose from - and lots of possible combinations if you want to blend 2 different ones together.

I was finally able to get these new needle felting kits online......$20 each....lots of birds, animals, gnomes, etc to choose from here

I also have a couple of new needle felt tapestry kits designed by my niece, in stock too! Check out her kits here

 

 

Nov 1st....

Superwash merino gradients are in stock....fun for colorwork hats and mittens as well as some of the lovely Ravelry shawls that work in gradients.

We have a lot of new needle felting kits in stock....ran out of time today to put them online, but check back next week if you aren't local. OR stop in if you live in the area - they are selling like crazy....perfect holiday gift ideas for kids and adults alike!

Oct 28th...

Finally got some good photos of Shibui Yarns & garments -Silk Cloud

and Pebble....

and Cima!

Bliss's Stratus is here too! Big Quick Knit....but lightweight and a FAB price!

Oct 19th...

What's new this week? Technical difficulties!!!

I so wish on weeks like this that I was still in the pharmaceutical industry and could just call the IT dept to figure it out!

Anyway....my phone can't download the photos of the Shibui Trunk Show which is here - it wants a new driver and when I try to download the new driver it says it can't - argh! And my camera battery died (of course, right after filming 8 videos for some new how-to tutorials) and can't be recharged and nobody in town has that type of battery!

So in the meantime....no new photos or page updates. BUT I encourage those of you who are local to stop in by Saturday to see all the Shibui models on display here - from cowls to sweaters - all elegant, classic and gorgeous!

And - also if you're local - don't forget that both the Rug Show and the local guild's Quilt Show are at the Fairgrounds this weekend. I'm giving a talk at the rug show on Sunday about different types of wool if you're interested in that. If not, just be sure you get to both of these events featuring AMAZING local artists!

 

 

Oct11th...

I've finally gotten this new pattern I designed written up for my NFAC Kettle Dyed Merino yarn. The pattern is free with the yarn purchase. It technically only takes 2 sks to make. If you want to play with color as I did here, you'll need 4 sks but then you can make 2. The pattern is also available to purchase online.

Shibui Yarns arrived - I'm now stocking Silk Cloud, Pebble and Cima. And currently 8 colors are in stock. We have a Shibui Yarn Tasting this Saturday, so if you'd like a chance to knit with samples of each of these yarns and try them out in different combinations and in different stitches, gives us a call to register. 802-288-8081

Three Shibui yarns have arrived - Silk Cloud, Pebble and Cima. I fyou want to join us this Saturday morning, we're having a yarn tasting.

Noro's new alpaca blend yarn has arrived. Tennen

I know hunting season is about (or already has) begun and we've got a great soft worsted weight sock yarn perfect for knitting a pair of boot socks for the hunter in your family! Check out Raggen.

 

Sept 27th...

Nuble by Araucania has arrived in 2 handpaints and these 6 vibrant solids. A lovely merino - silk blend with great yardage. 1 skein knits a lovely shawl.

 

New colors of Moonshine arrived and that prompted me to update that page so it looks so much better now! I didn't realize how out of date it was!

 

I I just discovered that I never put up this worsted weight sock yarn that I've had in stock for 2 years running now! Raggen is a great boot-weight sock yarn that is soft and durable. If you have a hunter or winter sportsman or sportswoman in the family, this is a great yarn for a thick and warm boot sock! Solids, this marl pictured, and some fair isle variations availble!

 

Sept 13th....So a lot of new colors of existing yarns arrived while I was gone, but I only had time to load the new colors of Herriot Fine and the newest yarn, Bliss Sock! I've added a new Event, so be sure to keep your eye on that page as well. A few more are in the works!

Debbie Bliss Sock Yarn - the usual 75/25 blend in some lovely tweeds!

This lovely alpaca by Juniper Moon - Herriot Fine - has 3 new colors!

Apparently, I never loaded the new Heritage Wave sock yarn by Cascade, which came out in August!

I love this sweater my sister knit using a solid Silk Garden and a variegated Silk Garden. The pattern is in the last Noro Magazine, which has some other great patterns as well.