Friday, February 14, 2014

14 February 2014


I finally made it in to the shop. All of the back roads are clear. It was my driveway that was the problem. The almost 50 degree heatwave this afternoon has made all of the difference.

All of the back roads are dry and clear. Considering what I hear on the news, we're lucky out here.

I will be here tomorrow. If you have cabin fever or if you just need a break from the children, stop by. We'll be sitting here ready to help with your projects and to let you play with the new yarns.

See you this weekend.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

13 February 2014

That was a taste of winter. There was 13" of snow out here and I decided that discretion is the better part of valor and I stayed at home knitting - oh yes, and shoveling out the drive. After about 2 hours I made it to the main drive.

Not sure that I will be in tomorrow morning, possibly tomorrow afternoon. I will keep you posted via blog and voice mail if you call the shop.

Stay warm and keep knitting.

See, everyone needs a neck gator.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

12 February 2014

Winter appears to be still with us. I guess Punxsutawney Phil was correct this year.

As promised, more yarn has arrived. We now have a stock of Pluscious. This is a bulky yarn that can be quickly knitted up for babies or adults. You can check out the patterns here. The yarn is wonderfully soft and fun to knit or crochet. It's like chenille but without all of the problems. This is a machine washable and dryable yarn.

We're going to knit a model using a Yankee Knitters pattern #30. Stop by the shop to see a knitted sample.

See you soon.

Friday, February 7, 2014

7 February 2014

A customer just left after we helped fix a rat's nest of yarn.

I know that balls of yarn can be made to be center pull but that doesn't mean that you have to pull from the center.

If your ball of yarn will never be moved from where you place it, then go ahead a pull from the center. The ball won't pirouette around the room and get tangled around your legs or the chair legs.

If you are going to take the ball of yarn with you as you move from place to place then pulling from the center can make a mess. Toward the end of the ball, if you're pulling from the center, you end up with a 'hollow' ball. It will stay that way until either moving or removing more yarn causes it to collapse. If the ball hasn't been moved then there will be very little yarn left when it collapses. If you're moving around with the ball, it will collapse sooner and make a large mess - that needs to be untangled. Which is what happened today.

From the center or outside, you decide. I've just had to untangle yarn too many times.
7 February 2014

I know that it is still cold outside but you need to start thinking about Spring and Summer and the shop just got in the ideal yarn.

Trendsetter Yarns has revived an old favorite Cin-Cin. This yarn is a viscose and cotton blend that is multi-colored and slubbed. It would be great for a tank top or a tee. Heck, it would make a wonderful simple shoulder wrap for the refrigerated restaurants in the summer. The yarn will do all the work just knit every row for the wrap - a quick simple and stylish project.

These are just two of the colors that arrived. We're knitting a tee so when you stop by ask to see what the yarn looks like knitted. We're proud to show our work.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

5 February 2014

Lumio reflective yarn has been great and the solid colors are fun. Now Lumio Color comes in ragg colors and they're really fun. Here are two color samples:

They will work for men or women.

The latest Rowan Magazine 55 is now here with more great patterns.

There are more great yarns to come. I will announce them on the blog and on my Facebook page. Stay tuned!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

1 February 2014

Okay, the postman just showed up with a package from Canada. New yarn IS arriving every day!

The newest shipment from Zen Yarn Garden has arrived. I have new custom colors of Serenity 20 for you to peruse.

Because they're custom colors you'll have to stop by to see my colors.
1 February 2014

Tomorrow is Ground Hog Day! We'll find out how much more Winter we're going to have. Good news or bad we'll still be having:


Sit and knit here at the shop. I will have chips and other bad things to eat as you knit, you can contribute dips if you wish.

We're here to sit and talk about things other than football, eat bad things and knit. Oh, for those of you who feel guilty, there may be some veggies.

So come join us and have a good time.

Oh, yes there will be new yarns coming in soon.