Thursday, April 19, 2012

More Madelinetosh!

If you've been waiting for us to get more Madelinetosh yarn, you aren't the only one! Madelinetosh dyes the most beautiful colors I've ever seen, so rich and saturated and lovely! Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture all the loveliness on camera, you'll just have to come down to the shop and see them all for yourself!

We got in more Prairie, their single ply laceweight:
A popular pattern for this yarn is Rock Island by Jared Flood, and it only takes 1 skein! I've been really eying that blue one at the end, "Bloomsbury"!

We got a ton of my favorite, Merino Light:
Everytime this yarn come in, I seem to treat myself to a skein or two... This time around I got one each in "Tomato" and "Gossamer"
And I cast on for a Stripe Study Shawl by Verra Valimaki. I love that orange!

Last, we got Tosh Sport:
There are a lot of cute Goodales on Ravelry knit in this yarn!

Madelinetosh sells out fast, so if you want a skein or two, hurry on over before it's all gone!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Warm Weather Yarns

Hi guys! With the weather getting a little nicer outside and summer around the corner, I thought I'd share with you some of our newer yarns that I think are great for this time of year.

First, we have Misti Alpaca Pima Silk:
This yarn is soft, drapey, and a has a little bit of sheen from the silk content. I love their semi-solid colors and they have the prettiest multis, too! A lot of Ravelers have used this yarn for Clapotis Shawls, check out all the projects here on Ravelry.

Next, Katia Bombay:
This is 100% cotton, and the colors are so cute! This yarn is fantastic for baby things, I love the stripey color changes! This would be a great yarn for the Baby Surprise Jacket!

Next, Ecobutterfly Organic Pakucho Sport:
This one is 100% organic cotton, and comes in the natural colors of the cotton plant. It's soft and really pretty, and would make great baby hats, blankets, or a lightweight summer sweater.

Artyarns Cottonspring:
I love this new cotton from Artyarns, it comes in awesome colorways, including solids and multis! It is just so cheerful, I love this scarf knit out of 3 skeins!

Berroco Versa:
This cotton blend is a 2 sided ribbon yarn, the construction is really neat, and like all Berroco yarns, it's a great value for the quality! There is a cute pattern book to accompany this yarn, and Berroco has a free pattern for a vest on their website.

Last but not least, Classic Elite Firefly:
This yarn is Rayon and Linen, so it will knit up nice a drapey, and great for warmer weather. This Firefly Fringed Scarf pattern is super cute, and great to throw on over a tank top or little sundress!

What are your favorite fibers for warmer weather knitting?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter is this Sunday!

Hi guys! Easter is this Sunday, so you still have a few days to knit up some cuteness to decorate or hide in Easter Eggs! Here a a few of my favorite patterns for Easter knitting!

Tiny Baby Bunnies by Anna Hrachovec

Anna is the genius behind Mochimochi Land, and the popular books "Knitting Mochimochi" and "Teeny Tiny Mochimochi" (both of which we have in stock right now!). Just look at how tiny these bunnies are! They would knit up in no time, and it's a free pattern! Perfect for stuffing into plastic eggs for hunts! You could make hundreds! I bet they multiply in no time ;)

Bunny Nuggets and Chubby Chirps by Rebecca Danger
Both of these cuties are free patterns! Depending on the yarn and needles you use, they could be teeny-tiny or giant! I love them!

Well-Dressed Bunny by Barbara Prime
This dapper little guy is not a free pattern, but I bet he is worth the $2.99! He's so charming! I love his vest and sweater combo!

Come on, they look just like Peeps! I'll definitely have to crochet up a couple of these little guys!

Chocolate Easter Bunny from Doni Speigle
Zero Calories, Fat Free, and all cute! He looks just like he came out of the box!

These have nothing to do with knitting (or yarn, for that matter), but they are so cute:
Easter Egg Hunt Bags from the Purl Bee

I'm sure some of our loyal knitters and crocheters are also sewers, and I bet these little Egg Hunt bags make quick little projects!

I hope I have given you some fun inspiration for this upcoming weekend! For more fun, just type "Easter" into the Ravelry pattern search and you will come up with a ton more cute patterns. Happy Knitting, and Happy Easter!
-Kaity :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I love Malabrigo. It may be my favorite yarn company (I think I say that about lots of companies...)! Their Merino Worsted is (for real) my favorite yarn! I've knit so many things with it, including these fingerless mitts, this cardigan, this cowl, and this hat. Malabrigo creates the most beautiful colors and some of the softest yarns you'll every squish. We just got in 2 giant boxes from them, and here's what was inside:

First, Malabrigo Rasta!
Giant and soft, I love Rasta. This super bulky yarn turns into a project in no time! Here's a free pattern I wrote up a while ago for 1 skein.

Malabrigo Finito:

Finito is new! It's 200 yards a skein, and 100% Superfine Merino. This fingering weight would be gorgeous for scarves or lacey shawls!

Malabrigo Arroyo:
Arroyo is sport weight 100% superwash merino. I loved knitting this yarn into my Trousseau Shawl.

And Lastly, Malabrigo Sock:
This really popular sock yarn is 100% Superwash Merino, and great for shawls, scarves, cowls, and of course, socks!

Come in soon to see all the pretty before it's gone!
-Kaity :)