Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

Ohmygoodness.  I apologize for the shocking lack of blog posts in December.  I can only say (gratefully, humbly), that the shop has been SO busy this month that I've hardly been able to catch my breath.  Thank you, very much, for keeping me from the blog!  I do appreciate the amazing season we had.

So now, I'm able to get a minute to highlight a couple of fun, new things we've gotten in.  One new yarn is a one-skein wonder.  A big, fun ball from Feza called Alp Oriental.  One ball=one scarf, and - get this - the fringe is pre-cut!  A quick project on size 15, 17, or 19 needles.

Isn't that cute?  A ball with a little cap of fringe.

A new yarn from Berroco - Remix.  This is the coolest yarn - it's made by recycling fibers left over from the ready-to-wear manufacturing industry.  The blend of cotton, nylon, acrylic, silk, and linen is soft, light-weight, and perfect for 2-season garments that won't stretch out of shape or be overly warm.  Read more about the yarn at Berroco's website.  I think you'll love it!

This is a kit from Pagewood Farm.  A hand-dyed silk scarf that is the base for needle-felting.  You get the scarf and a bag of lovely mixed roving that you needle felt onto the silk.  It's super-easy, lots of fun, and great for a little instant gratification.

We have gotten a shipment of Marble DK, in colors that are specifically baby in tone, and then in a range suitable for kids through grown-ups.  This acrylic yarn is a great value, makes beautiful stripes as you work, and we have several great patterns, including ponchos, afghans, and sweaters for babies and kids.

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