Monday, April 23, 2012

New Arrivals!

Cascade Heritage Silk solid

85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15 % Mulberry Silk

New colors of Plymouth, Stiletto the sock yarn with a little glitz.

70% Merino Superwash, 23% Nylon, 
7% Lurex 

A lot of new fun colors of Plymouth Encore color-spun.
This easy to care yarn is great for kids garments.
75% Acrylic, 25% Wool 

Check out the new additions to Coffee Beenz.
75% Acrylic, 25% Wool / Machine Wash

Jelly Beenz is back!!! it's the colorful version of Coffee Beenz.
Great for baby and children items.

Daisy and Dandelion do not only have nice names but are also very yummy yarns for the warmer part of the year.
42% Nylon, 32% Cotton, 26% Acrylic

They are easy to combine and we got some really cute and easy baby patterns for them.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Socks, Socks, Socks.....

Did you know that we have at least  43 different sock yarns in the shop, hand dyes, solid colors, variegated, self-striping, color changing, self-patterning........ 

We hung up a lot of socks  for you to see and touch the different yarns and colors.
We will add more during the next weeks. Sock yarn not only  makes these colorful foot cozies but also create beautiful  accessories and garments. Since most of it is machine wash and dry its also great for children clothes.

We do not only have the yarn but a huge selection of books  for you to make your dream socks. There will be also a beginner sock class scheduled soon. Stay tuned!
Caution! Sock knitting can be addictive!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Made by our knitters...

Milva crocheted this beautiful sophisticated looking cowl out of  Classic Elite, Wool Bamboo

Kathy made this cute kids cardigan out of Cascade Heritage.

Judy used Cascade Ecological Wool for this simple yet very chic raglan sweater.

It's always a treat to see the beautiful garments our customers make!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


I just returned home with Bruno, Sue and Bonnie  from a wonderful Circular Sock Machine Crank-In hosted by the manufacturer, Erlbacher Gearhart Company in Cape Girardeau, MO.    Sue was kind enough to drive her van because we had so much stuff.  We realized when we got home that we didn't have to take half of what we brought, but I guess you all know how that goes.  It was a great learning experience for all that attended.  We met wonderful people and the Erlbachers made sure that we were all well taken care of.  There were over 100 attendees. 

 I did a demonstration at the beginning of the Crank-In

Cranking is fun

Sue's first sock!

Sandee, Sue and Bonnie wearing our new t-shirts…YWAT’S Sock Cranking Nerds

If you are interested in seeing this great sock machine…it's on display in the shop and I'll be happy to give you a demonstration.  

This is one of the socks I made on my machine out of Opal.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Indulge in color

Ellyn Cooper, a local hand dye artist, brought in a shop sample of a new shawlette she did.
The colors of her yarn are extraordinarily rich.

This gorgeous piece is called "Zohar Multi Task" and took 2 skeins of Zohar socks (color Old Orchard and Fern Gully). The colors and pattern will be available here. Also check out her other  yarns.

We got in some new colors of Triana from Katia yarns. Just the right yarn to make a quick and easy ruffled scarf. You will get a free pattern with the purchase of a skein of this fun yarn to make a scarf like shown on the picture below. It only takes one skein!

Triana can also be used for edgings of sweaters, cuffs......