Saturday, August 30, 2014

MORE Shetland Roving Has Arrived!!!!

Monsoon Special! We just got in some more gorgeous dark brown Shetland Roving from the Shetland Isles. We are offering a limited time special of $15 for a half-pound or $25 a pound. (Regularly $2.50 per ounce.) Offer is good only through September 6! Call to reserve or come in to purchase some beautiful Shetland!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Gran said to me once that if you can knit, sew and crochet, you'll never go without.

Attempting to teach the youngest granddaughter the art of knitting, what have I let myself in for !!!! –Vicky’s Vintage Yarns

And so is my time!

Use on strand of long color repeat one of black for your next Fair Isle project.

Susan Lenz's quilt, Looking for a Mate, puts me in mind of the last lines of Pablo Neruda's Ode to My Socks:
"The moral of my ode is this:
beauty is twice beauty
and what is good is doubly good
when it is a matter of two socks
made of wool in winter."

If you’ve ever wondered what to do with all the Socks Without Partners…

Unique heel construction.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Margrite Yarn is So Very Soft


Margrite from Karabella Yarns

DK / 8 ply

154 yards (141 meters)

50 grams (1.76 ounces)

22.0 sts = 4 inches

US 6 - 4.0 mm

20% Cashmere, 80% Extrafine Merino

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Odessa takes one skein of Margrite.

Cabled Feather Cowl takes three balls of Margrite.

Eleanor Cowl needs two balls of Margrite.

Cream of Spinach Scarf uses one ball of Margrite.

Ombrellone uses three balls of Margrite.  Pattern available for sale at Grandma’s.

May Queen Shawl uses five balls of Margrite.  Pattern is available for sale at Grandma’s.

Café Au Lait Mitts use one ball of Margrite.

Wuppertal Hat uses one ball of Margrite.

Lace Pattern Shawlette needs 2 balls of Margrite

Perfect baby top down jacket takes 2 balls of Margrite.