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Archive for September, 2011

fall yarns are arriving…

It seems like we’re receiving a box of yarn, patterns, books & accessories just about every day now.  There are lots of new things to get excited about.  Plus we’ve added to our existing lines.   Makes me want to cast on a zillion new projects.

Here’s a look at some of the recent arrivals…

28 glorious colors of Koigu.  Perfect for our favorite Churchmouse patterns such as the Turkish Bed Socks, Linen Stitch Scarf, Beaded Beret, and Barb’s Ruffle Scarf – all available here at the shop and through this link.

Imperial Stock Ranch Columbia 2-ply – a wonderfully wooly wool from Oregon in a range of natural hues.

Imperial Stock Ranch Pencil Roving – a unique cake of yarn for knitting, crocheting and felting.

Zealana Rimu – a soft blend of merino wool & possum from New Zealand.  It’s machine washable, resistant to pilling, and incredibly warm.  These 3×3 ribbed scarves reveal just how much the yarn blooms after washing.

Twinkle Baby Chunky is a new line which we added to our ever popular Twinkle Soft Chunky collection.  The Cabled Hat pattern from Spud and Chloe works up well with this yarn on a size 15 needle.


Art Yarns Rhapsody Light, Beaded Silk & Seqins, and Beaded Mohair & Sequins – these are the most luxurious fibers imaginable.  Try making a fancy ornament or an elegant lacy scarf.

Blue Sky Alpacas Techno is a very unique new yarn this season –  fluffy and light as air.  The free hat pattern can be found here

Malabrigo Rasta… once again we have a large selection of beautiful colors available.

Fibre Company Acadia is a new yarn made of merino wool, baby alpaca and silk.  It has a special textural quality.

Road to China Light is one of my favorite yarns.  Composed of baby alpaca, cashmere, camel and silk, it’s my ideal choice for a fair isle hat.

This is the hat pattern I’m about to begin.  It’s called En Blekksprut Beret.  Though a fingering weight yarn is suggested, Road to China Light works really well.

We’ve also received some fun accessories such as these Stitch Markers stored in a Dumpling.

And these fabulous button closures by JUL.

Just screw the leather Pedestal Buttons into place and they fasten this Mia tunic perfectly.

An assortment of closures by JUL.

thank you habu!

A huge thank you to Takako for a wonderful Habu Event last Wednesday!

Everyone loved her workshops and we were so inspired by the garments she displayed in our shop.

Here are some of my favorites:

Sea Tangles  YKit 128

Shippo Tail Jacket Kit 27A

Silk Stainless Steel Cardigan Kit 24

Ruby by Coco Knits  Kit 150B

Kusha Kusha Jacket  Kit 75

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