Monday, October 31, 2016

Debbie Bliss -- and well named!

Pure Bliss -- what a perfect name!

We just got the two new yarn introductions from Debbie Bliss --

Falklands Aran (now there's a geography reference you may not have heard in a while) and Lhasa and two new yarns from Debbie Bliss (Did you know that she has been named  a member of the Order of the British Empire for her work in the knitting industry?)

(This is a 1918 style medal, but they are equally classic today -- don't you think?)

She also has divine new yarns.  colors that are vibrant and true, and a sensitivity to sheep and the growing of wool that is representative of a responsible, in it for the long term supplier of quality products. 





There is a fabulous small pattern to do a cowl in the Aran yarn... check out the Blackberry Stitch Cowl.  We have one in the shop!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Knitting in Literature.... and local celebrities


Sorry it has been so long since the last post!  New yarns have been coming in by the box load, and I just have not been able to sit down & think!

This is a great link to a blog post from several years ago but still relevant if you like to read and knit.  I guess many of us are actually LISTENING to books while we knit... but here is the link...

http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/knit-lit-my-favorite-knitters-literature.


  I am always fascinated that Hagrid (of Harry Potter book fame) is a knitter.  It seems that he really likes yellow. 

Then there is Mrs. Weasley -- and of course Miss Marple.  Who else is out there in Knit Lit?

And what's on YOUR needles these intermittent warm days?  Get it? MITTS?



                                                                  Chickie's beaded wristlets
                                   Mary Ellen's blanket... inspired by a Kaffe Fassett pattern
Betty's baby blanket -- what a gift!
Time to Knit!

Knitting in Literature.... and local celebrities


Sorry it has been so long since the last post!  New yarns have been coming in by the box load, and I just have not been able to sit down & think!

This is a great link to a blog post from several years ago but still relevant if you like to read and knit.  I guess many of us are actually LISTENING to books while we knit... but here is the link...

http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/knit-lit-my-favorite-knitters-literature.


  I am always fascinated that Hagrid (of Harry Potter book fame) is a knitter.  It seems that he really likes yellow. 

Then there is Mrs. Weasley -- and of course Miss Marple.  Who else is out there in Knit Lit?

And what's on YOUR needles these first few warm "spring" like days?  They are intermittent...

                                                    Get it?  Mitts? Sort of.....

                                                                  Chickie's beaded wristlets
                                   Mary Ellen's blanket... inspired by a Kaffe Fassett pattern
Betty's baby blanket -- what a gift!
Time to Knit!