February News Letter

Hello Fiberlovers!

SO MUCH YARN! Our first orders of the year just came in this week and we have been very busy getting them processed and on the shelf for you. We have yarns from Berroco, Universal Yarns, Plymouth, and an order from Cascade will ship next month. The colors are so exciting, and the make up of the yarns is lovely. These are the NEW yarns and you can click on the distributor links below and check them out.

Cascade: Pure Alpaca is in – the larger order will ship mid March.

Plymouth: Revel, Encore DK

Universal Yarns: more Deluxe Worsted, more Classic Shades and Classic Shades w/sequins, Classic Shades Big Time, and Uptown Worsted.

Berroco: Berroco Sox, Boboli Lace, Floret, Folio,Fuji, Kodiak, Maya, Remix, Ultra Alpaca Light, and Vintage.

Lantern Moon: Double point needles in sizes 1 2 & 3. These are the DP needles that everyone loves to use for socks. The ones we ordered are ‘Feather Light’, and would become the favorite of all DP needle lovers.

In need of more shelf space, we have STUFFED our SALE ROOM; all yarns in that space are 30% off.

You can always reach our distributors through the links we show below. Have some fun and look up a few of these new yarns, although to really see AND FEEL how interesting these yarns are, you’ll just have to come in the shop.

The kimono has half a sleeve (I’m not a fast knitter, and have to grab my knitting time as I can). I can’t say enough about the Cascade Pure Alpaca. It is heavenly in your hands and makes a lovely fabric. It has become one of my favorites. I’m knitting this garment on a needle size US5, and it would seem to me to be the perfect gauge for this Alpaca.

We will be at Campbell School, teaching silk painting the first week of March; if you are interested or know someone who is, call Campbell School at 800-365-5724 and ask if there are any openings in the class. You’ll never see things the same way after you learn silk painting…it’s magical!

We are getting quite low on our hand painted yarns, as it has been WAY TOO COLD to go out on the deck and dye yarn. The pots are all frozen and it’s too cold to even empty them. We will order yarn to dye the second week of March, after we return from Campbell. I can hardly wait to dye yarn as new combinations of colors are dancing in my head.

Have you seen our NEW TOY? Rita has brought her loom boards in for all of you who would love to weave small projects, but do not want the expense or intense time it takes to set up a big loom. A great gift for anyone – kids and adults will thoroughly enjoy this loom board. Peg wove a gorgeous bag that could be an evening bag, it’s so pretty. She will be happy to show you how to set up the board and begin weaving right away; just think of what you can do with all those tiny yarn scraps. The loom board sells for $12.

We have patterns galore, in fact a full room of them, with chairs and tables. Come spend some time looking through the patterns and get inspired. Find something new to knit; we are happy to help you find the right yarn for a new project, and perhaps you can find some hand dyed yarn that will be perfect. New yarns are arriving each day…come see the latest.

You will now find vintage Japanese fabrics that can be purchased in amounts from very small to full kimono lengths. In addition, we have kimono and obi that can be purchased whole. These garments are high quality. If you have an interest in Japanese kimono and obi fabrics, we just might have what you are looking for.

Don’t forget, our sale room is marked down to 30% ALWAYS…good bargains there!

See below for class times and dates.

The yarns we are currently dyeing are:

100% Alpaca, sport weight
Superfine Alpaca Lace weight
Mohair/wool/nylon boucle
Superfine organic merino wool
Silk/merino 50-50 blend
Merino/silk 75-25 blend
Silk sport
Superwash Merino, worsted, sport, and bulky
Baby alpaca/silk blend – super soft
Kid Mohair
Cashmere blends
Superwash merino chunky
Superwash fingering
and Local yarns from Henderson and Madison Counties

…with more to come. We also offer any of our yarns that are awaiting dyeing, if you’d like some in natural white. Want to knit a special sweater with a special color? We will dye the yarn to the color that fits your needs…have something you’d like dyed, bring it in. We have ready-to-dye sock yarn from Plymouth (Happy Feet) that can be knitted and then dyed to your liking.

UPCOMING CLASSES: WHAT FUN!

KNITTING CLASSES

Are you a beginning knitter – or want to be? Already do basic knitting but
want to learn some new stitches? Are you having problems deciphering the
language of patterns? Want to learn sock knitting, or knit a simple jacket?
Call for an appointment and have one-on-one assistance at a time suited to
your schedule. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.

CROCHET CLASSES

Peg is here and available for individual crochet lessons. Fee is $35 for two hours. 828 697-0630 Ask for Peggy.

If you are interested in learning any of the following:
Silk Painting
Silk Dyeing
Shibori Dyeing
Yarn Dyeing,
I will structure a class for a minimum of three (in some cases, a maximum of three), for one, two, or three-day classes. Let’s talk about what you’d like to learn. This is also a good opportunity to have some educational fun with family members visiting you. Family classes are so much fun!

FUN AND GAMES

Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 to 2. This is a social knit, with lots of
laughter. Come in and meet some very talented knitters who enjoy each
others company and seeing the work of our hands. Yarn purchases are
discounted on the days you knit with us. We are a very “relaxed” shop.

You can find yarns that we carry, or can get for you, at the following
websites. If we don’t have it on the shelf, we will gladly order for you.
We also subscribe to a Skeins List, which gives us an opportunity to find
discontinued and out of date yarns as well. If it can be found, we’ll find it
– and for you who live out of town, we will gladly send it to you.

Art Yarns www.artyarns.com
Classic Elite www.classiceliteyarns.com
Muench Yarns www.muenchyarns.com
Universal Yarns www.universalyarn.com
Mountain Colors www.mountaincolors.com
Southwest Trading Co. www.soysilk.com
Berroco www.berroco.com
Dale of Norway www.dale.no
Euro and KFI www.euroyarns.com
Plymouth Yarns www.plymouthyyarns.com
S.R.Kertzer www.kertzer.com
Tahki www.tahkistaceycharles.com
The Alpaca Yarn Co. www.alpacayarnco.com
Dark Horse Yarns www.darkhorseyarns.com

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Thank you for shopping with us. We appreciate your patronage and will do
whatever we can, to make your knitting experience more interesting and fun.
We look forward to helping you choose colors and textures for your next
project.

Sincerely,
Donna, Magdi, and Peggy