What’s New Staring at You?
The Yarns Have Eyes
Figuratively. And not like a scary movie, more like “look at that puppy in the window”. This is just a casual, conversational update to let you know whwhich puppies have come in lately.
Interweave’s Felt Frenzy by Shannon okey just showed up on the doorstep! I like this Okey chick, she’s got some really cool & attractive projects in the book, plus useful instructions. In addition to knitted felt she also includes needle felting and felting with wool fibre, which I personally would really like to learn! It’s only $27.95 – me likey!
Felt Fenzy By Shannon Okey
A bunch of REALLY nice colours arrived in Dale Svale, some of them new this year. It’s DK weight, made of silk, cotton & viscose, has a great drape, cool in the summer. The colours are solid but tone on tone because of the fibre mix which gives it a great depth of colour. My favorite part is that it’s totally affordable, they dropped the price by two bucks this year, it’s only $7 a ball now! Same goes for for Dale Baby Ull, the price just fell by two dollars to $7 a ball so we got some! Baby Ull is the bomb, it’s 100% super soft, super wash baby weight merino wool, which makes it great for babies, great for socks and great for fair isle! and if you have the patience to make a sweater in it, more power to you!
Dale Baby Ull
Fleece Artist provisions have come in, although more is on it’s way (Sea wool, Angora, Celtic Cardigan Kits, etc). Fleece Artist Merino Sock Kits are here in hand paints and semi-solids. We also got some Goldilocks Triangle Shawl kits in to keep you occupied this spring – it’s kist mohair with silk and a dead-easy, no thinking allowed pattern for instant gratification.
Fleece Artist Merino Socks
Fleece Artist Goldielocks Shawl
More Super 10 Cotton (the greek one with the butterfly on the wrapper) came in, we were out of some of the prime colours for a few weeks.
We also FINALLY got those metric needle sizes circular needles that Clover doesn’t make: 3mm, 4mm & 7mm aplenty in 40cm, 60cm & 80cm lengths.
Next week the Needful Ceramic Yarn will arrive as well as the new colours of Needful Geranium. I’m excited about the Ceramic because it lowers your body temperature by five degrees! It also blocks UVA & UVB rays, bonus! I’m making a tunic for myself for the summer. Know someone who’s menopausal? They’ll be in your debt for life! The geranium if just darn pretty and a fast knit to boot! A textured, linen blend that knits on 7mm needles it a fun one for spring & summer.