Saturday, November 19, 2011

19 November 2011

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will be closed Thanksgiving day and will open on Friday at 10 AM. When you're finished being beaten up by the crowds at the big box stores, stop by here for a bit of sanity.

Well the wait has been worth it. We finally got in the Knitwhits yarn. All I have to say is, "WOW!" The colors are as wonderful as I remember.

This is a VERY long repeat multi-color yarn. And by Very long I mean VERY! You really have to see the yarn to believe it. We have it in two weights: lace and 'sport' (but I've been told by the dyer that it works well as DK). Here's an image of the sport weight that I have and thought that it would be just great for a child's garment.
This color is called Melon. I know that it's bright but I think this is just what a child wants in the way of color.

Stop by when you have a chance to see all of the colors. This yarn will dazzle you!

Friday, November 11, 2011

11 November 2011

This is a day of remembrance for all who have given up their lives so that we may be the country that we are.

Well, the yarn is flooding in faster than I can write about it. We have many new yarns in stock now so do stop by when you have a chance and we'll show you what is new.

This year's PJ Party was just the best. We were honored to have Stacy Charles, from Tahki/Stacy Charles, come to speak to the group. Stacy's years in the business of fashion were the knowledge base of the presentation. The participants were able to ask questions about the industry and get answers that were not only surprising but informative. There were discussion about the selection of yarns and how that happens. How the mills work. How the colors for a given season get chosen (and by whom).

We were also privileged to a showing of not only the 2012 Spring yarns but of the models. The models were barely off the knitters needles. Stacy had to return with the models for the photo session that was to take place on Monday morning for the pattern book. These were models that no one had seen but us.

This was quite a special PJ Party.

The dates for next year's PJ Party are October 26 - 28, 2012. Mark your calendars now.

We're also going to Bermuda again! This time it will be for six days instead of five at very little increase in cost. The sail date is May 11, 2012 from Baltimore. For more information you can find the details on my web site. We would love to have you join us on board for a relaxing knitting trip.