Oh my, with all this heavy heat around us, we who live in the mountains are so fortunate; it’s certainly not cool, but not too warm to knit. Take up small projects that do not drape your lap and legs in wool. I put my big, wool projects aside for cooler weather and am knitting socks…small and cool knitting. Our hand-dyed sock yarns are currently our best sellers in the store.
Thank you to our July customers who are entered in the drawing for the basket of yarn. The winner will be called on Aug 1st. August is going to be a three-week month for us, as the store will be closed from Aug 22 til Aug 30.
We are so grateful for the enthusiastic response we are receiving from our regular customers, as well as the Summer tourists, for our hand-dyed yarns. We have gone from dyeing one day every other week, to dyeing an average of three days weekly. Our hand-dyed yarns are also out selling our distributor yarns, which we find to be quite amazing. We are also doing quite a bit of dyeing for individual customers, which allows them the benefit of knitting yarns in colors they need for a specific project. Our hand-dyed yarns are also being used in conjunction with solid colors of distributor yarns. It has opened up a whole new opportunity for color design. Come and check them out for yourself – you will be pleasantly surprised!
The yarns I’m currently dyeing are:
Superfine Alpaca Lace weight
Superfine organic merino wool
Silk/merino 50-50 blend
Super wash Merino
Baby alpaca/silk blend
and Local yarns from Madison County
…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.
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 $15 per hour. 828 697-0630 Ask for Donna.
If you are interested in learning any of the following:
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 this Summer.
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 other’s 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
Dale of Norway www.dale.no
Euro and KFI www.euroyarns.com
Plymouth Yarns www.plymouthyyarns.com
The Alpaca Yarn Co. www.alpacayarnco.com
Dark Horse Yarns www.darkhorseyarns.com
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 chose colors and textures for your next project.
Donna and Magdi