Tuesday, April 26, 2011
When the cotton and cotton blend yarns have all arrived, you know that spring is here! We received on Friday the Takhi Classic Cotton and Cotton Lite yarn in an array of beautiful colors old and new. It is a great yarn to work with for summer light apparel for babies and adults.
Another favorite yarn is Classic Elite's "Firefly" made out of linen and viscose. Great for a quick scarf or drapey light wrap.
Tomorrow is the last day to view the Winter Challenge projects that people made. We have woven, felted and knitted items on display. We can't thank all for taking the challenge! We hope you will stop by and look at them in our glass cubes.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Remember if you have forgotten your pattern or you have saved your ideas on Ravelry, we have a computer for you, the customer, to use. We invite you to use this! We follow the law, which means we are not to print or copy any patterns so we do not have a printer or scanner in the store. Our computer station was the second one in a New England yarn store almost two years ago! It is not just for knitters! If you crochet, weave, hand spin or just want to learn about Ravelry, just ask us. We will be glad to show you.
Our morning class met as an extra time as their 6 week class ended last week. Laura was wearing her beautiful finished KAL sweater. She has been getting compliments every where she visited prior to arriving at the store. Everyone was admiring it in the store. You can see her sweater in the previous post. Some participants will heading up to Marie's new Wednesday evening class that starts April 6 from 6:30 to 8:30. They know good weather is coming and soon gardening and trips to the Cape will fill their weekends. Marie's class will coincide with us staying open that night until 8 PM. We are hoping that those who can't make it in during our day hours will stop in on their way home from work or pop in after dinner to pick up an accessory, pattern, gift or more.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
What's on the needles? We are still working on the KAL side to side Cardigan. Some are working on the finishing, I am on my second side, and a couple are still working on the first side. The Woodland turtle neck cowl will be blocked this evening , the second sock is in the processed work getting to the foot and too many other ideas! Of course Berroco and Classic Elite are always filling our email in boxes with great ideas.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Everyone is progressing so nicely on their Side to Side cardigans. Time is ticking away and the projects are getting closer to the end. We have already started to talk about our next project. WE will keep you informed. I promised to take a picture with no humans in it and thought this photo came out great! Okay- someone's feet are in the picture but I promise not tell who they belong to.
After taking the photo, I noticed that the jewel tone ladies sat on one side of the table and the autumn tones were on the other side.
We are getting ready for the knitted bead bracelet class on Monday evening. Patty brought in some gorgeous kits she has put together for Joan to sell Monday evening. I did take a few out so people can see them before hand. There is still space in the class for any who are interested! Kits will be available for sale after the class runs.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Lantern Moon is a cooperative entity where the profits are returned to the Vietname people for substainable living. We are proud to support them.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Thank you to our co-op members who help out in the store as well as bring us your beautiful hand crafted items for all to enjoy. When they are given as a gift or purchase for oneself, they are receiving something truly special. Their items are available throughout the year and they also welcome custom orders.
What is the new year bringing for you? The list of classes is on our website that are ones you have asked when they will be offered again or you have stated you are so glad they are still be offered. We learn as much from you as you learn from us! It helps to improve our teaching style.
New yarns for the new year have started to arrive. You have asked for more cotton and more luxury yarns and they are coming! We will still have the favorites also. Berroco Flicker is in the store now. A luxury yarn with alpaca and a tiny bit of glitz. Glitz and novelty yarns are coming back this spring, but they are not the novelty yarns of years past.
We have brought back out project of the month theme for those who have wanted to be inspired year round and not just in the summer to keep you motivated in the warm months. We have posted it in our newsletter but briefly it is a sweater called Amherst by Dolce Handknits. A fun, easy, fast, raglan top up cardigan with fun bottons. That will start Jan 3! The yarn we are using is Berroco Peruvia. I am making it out of Abusar If we don't have enough in stock we will custom order what you need. Berroco is so good at sending orders right out also.
We just introduced a new KAL (knit along) This was first suggested to us by Kate F. . She and I have the same taste in knitting and we both laughed when we showed each other the same pattern! It is knit side to side but using color work through out. We have a sample pattern in the store and will be ordering them and the Lamb's Pride yarn as a special order just for those who will be participating. We do request payment at the time of placing the order. This will be ongoing until one of us finishes it! Please join us Thursday mornings to stitch, bring it to stitch night the second Monday of the month or work on it at home.
There is so much more to talk about today but it is a day off for me and that means farm work. I am "skirting" fleeces today to get them ready to send off to the processors to have more natural color roving made.
FYI, thank you Kate, the date for the monthly spinning group is incorrect in the newsletter, it is Friday but the 28th not the 29th. That is what I get for not proofreading at a reasonable hour.