Thursday, February 1, 2018

1 February 2018

We're ready for 
Super Bowl Sunday

We have the yarn and needles for your Super Bowl knitting project. Don't start the game unprepared.

We'll be open from 11 am to 5 pm on  Sunday, February 4.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

18 January 2018


The Urth Uneek fingering weight hand-dyed yarns is here. This is an extrafine superwash merino with nylon.  What is remarkable is that this self-striping patterning is from hand-dyed yarn! The colors are beautiful, rich jewel tones that really don't come across on a computer screen. The hand on this yarn is very silky-soft.

I got it for socks:

but it can be used for shawls:

It does knit with an interesting pattern when just knit:

The yarn is sold in skeins of 435 yards and is knit on 1 - 3 US with a gauge of 7 - 8 sts/inch.

This really is a beautiful yarn to see and touch. I am really excited about this new product.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

17 January 2018

We been working hard to come up to models for the folks who bought the "So Fond of Rainbows"  20 skein yarn pack. It was decided that the original sweater pattern needed much modification. That's exactly what we've been doing since the P J Party. We are knitting the pattern in two ways. One is cuff to cuff (as is the pattern but with a reasonable armhole depth) the other is side to side. Either version needs you to calculate a sweater that will be custom made just for you.

Here's the cuff to cuff:
Here's the side to side:

Either sweater design requires an accurate stitch and row count. The stitch and row count is up to you. You have to decide what you like in a gauge. My gauge is 7 sts/inch and 9.5 rows/inch on a 3mm needle. I like the fabric that this gauge yields.

I've chosen the side to side model because I can have a shoulder seam and there are several sleeve options open to me.

These decisions, and more, will be yours to make on Saturday January 27, at 10 in the morning. See you then.

Questions? Give me or Lyn a call.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22 November 2017

We're going to have a colorful Black Friday that is without stress. Stop by the shop to see the new yarns that have arrived and have a sip of warm cider.

Bring your knitting sit and relax. There's enough room for everyone, even Betty White if she stops by.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18 October 2017

For the next few weeks we have a large amount of

on display. Don't know what Wonderland Yarns are? Stop by and see. The Cheshire Cat will greet you with a smile.

Friday, October 6, 2017

6 October 2017

The ZickZack Scarf that I have been knitting in the shop only has a bit more to go. The color 'rotation' is not uniform (what I was hoping for). This makes for a non-repeating color pattern across the scarf.

As I observe how this is working using three colors of fingering weight yarn, as long as you like the colors of yarns you choose and there is a contrast in colors, it will work.

This is a scarf that will also work with scraps of fingering weight. Never have to worry about color repeats with scraps!

It really does have the Italian designer M****ni look.

Friday, September 22, 2017

22 September 2017

We're ready for the

Fall Porch Party!

 Iced Tea 
and other goodies for the party.

 The yarn color kits arrived for the KAL. If you haven't reviewed the pattern for the KAL it's on Ravelry and is called:

Time Trades by Caitlin Hunter
This will be a knockout with the colors of 
Queen of Hearts
yarn from
Wonderland Yarns