Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Yarns - Jojoland Fantasia, Step It Up Sock, Serenity Sock

New for Fall 2011 is Jojoland Fantasia. This is the chunky weight version of Jojoland's very popular self striping yarns. It's machine washable wool and has a generous 145 yards per hank. With its great colors and nice hand, it's sure to be a best seller.

All nine colors of Jojoland Fantasia are now in stock.

Also new is Step It Up -- a long color repeat striping sock yarn. "Tie Dyed" is now in stock.

 Four new colors of Serenity Sock have also been added - Harlequin, Surf, Pink Sugar, and Violas.

Interested in more information on the new items? Browse our online store, or visit the shop today.


Friday, July 29, 2011

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook - Ultimate Spinner's Reference Guide

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More than 200 fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn.

From sheep, goats, alpaca, and bison -- all the way to yak -- this book includes everything you've wanted to know about all your favorite spinning fibers.

Pick a sheep breed and flip to that page. You'll find a photo of the breed, some history about its origins and development, facts about it's fleece (weight, fiber count, lock characteristics, color ranges, etc.), and suggestions on how to best use it (how to prepare and spin it, how to dye it, what to knit with it). Even more photos show that breed's fleece raw, cleaned, and spun in several different styles.

The authors have put together a great book with some worthy heft to it.

In stock today!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Class - Japanese House Slippers

Sign up now for our newest class!

These slippers are made from the translation of a traditional pattern for Japanese House Slippers. They're quick to knit and great for gifts.

The class will cover adjusting the pattern for size, selvedge edging, joining in the round, shaped decreases, kitchener stitch, and garter stitch grafting.

The class will be over two sessions -- Saturdays August 13th and 27th from 2-4 PM.

Registration Required. There is a $5 class fee, payable in advance.

Our sample is shown in Jojoland Rhythm Superwash. Two balls is sufficient for most sizes -- making a pair $13. Kraemer Perfection or Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) would also be good choices, with price points of $5.95 and $3.99 a pair respectively.

Please visit the shop, give us a call, or send us an email for more information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Introducing Hiya Hiya - Notions, Needles, and Accessories

We are now carrying Hiya Hiya products -- including their very popular selection of dumpling cases, yarn ball stitch markers, knitter's safety pin stitch markers, darn it needles, and puppy snips.

Also in stock are Hiya Hiya Stainless Steel Circular Knitting Needles in 47" length sizes US #1, #1.5, #2, and #2.5. The perfection selection of sock sizes, in a great length for magic looping.

The Hiya Hiya products are not yet available on our website (soon!), but please stop by the shop to see them in person -- or let us take your order by phone.