Posts Categorized: New Arrivals

A mitt kit for you to consider

Kristin and Julie C. knit these Newfie Mittens designed by Nadine Reeves.  They both cast on with our new Swans Island All American Worsted using US#6 needles and they turned out great!

 

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We have kits made up in the shop that include two half skeins of this delicious yarn as well as the pattern, which retails for just $29.

 

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Different color combinations can be requested and we will be happy to create a kit for you.

 

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Stop on by, or give us a call at 970-407-4161 and let us know which are your favorite colors!

Postcards from Santa Clara

Julie and Theresa spent last weekend in Santa Clara California at Stitches WEST getting some fresh inspiration for the shop.  They took classes, met with friends new and old and found some treasures that will be appearing in the shop over the next several weeks.

They sent back some photos that we thought we’d share with you.

 

Theresa stole a moment with Stephen West!

Theresa stole a moment with Stephen West!

We'll be stocking Merino worsted weight yarn from Western Sky Knits.  Julie loves the work that Heather is doing with the same yarn base as Miss Babbs' Yowza.

We’ll be stocking Merino worsted weight yarn from Western Sky Knits. Julie loves the work that Heather is doing with the same yarn base as Miss Babbs’ Yowza.

 

Julie got to meet Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Arts (a new arrival for MSK that should appear on our shelves early next month!)

Julie got to meet Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Arts (a new arrival for the shop that should appear on our shelves early next month!)

 

Julie got to thank the founder and owner of Chica bags for all her beautiful work

Julie got to thank the founder and owner of Chica bags for all her beautiful work.

Heidi from Pebberberry Knits helped Julie find the perfect sport weight cashmere cowl kits that will arrive soon.

Heidi from Pebberberry Knits helped Julie find the perfect sport weight cashmere cowl kits that will arrive soon.

Here Julie is with our dear friend Sabrina from Anzula.

Here Julie is with our dear friend Sabrina from Anzula.  Don’t you love her apron?!

Julie will be modelling a new apron from Ribbon Street when she returns.

Julie will be modeling a new apron from Ribbon Street when she returns.  The fabric selection was mouthwatering.

Julie and Dawn found some project insiration among the samples in the Tutto knits booth (one of the the design resources of the Isager and Geilsk lines).

Julie and Theresa found some project inspiration among the samples in the Tutto knits booth (one of the the design resources of the Isager and Geilsk lines).

 

We’ll keep you posted on the new arrivals as they hit our shelves.  Be sure to check our Facebook page as well.  We can’t wait to share what’s new with you!

Among the first

We are very pleased to be among the first yarn shops in the country to stock and be able to introduce you to Twig, Shibui’s newest yarn. (It’s so new that it is not yet in the Ravelry database!)

 

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From left to right we have some of our favorite Shibui colors: abyss, tar, ash, graphite, fjord, brick, poppy, apple, and ivory.  Aren’t they mouthwatering?

This sport weight yarn is a blend of 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, and 12% wool rendering a 190 yd skein of crisp textured heaven.

This will be a perfect yarn to use for mid-weight spring and summer knits that will benefit from drape and crisp stitch definition.  We are eager to cast on for tunics that will no doubt become our favorite wardrobe staple.

We hope that you can stop by the shop to see these beauties for yourself.  We can help you find a perfect pattern for this yarn to be knit up singly or held together with another Shibui blend for a bulkier gauge that will have a different look and feel depending on what you pair it with.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Nesting

Does the change of season have you as eager to brighten things up as it does us?  We find ourselves wanting to do a bit of Spring cleaning and bring some fresh new brightness and warmth into our homes.

And to help with that, Julie has found some delightful pillow covers from one of our favorite local crafters, Heather of Elevated Scraps.

elevated pillowsWe now have these beauties in the shop!  These pillow covers are 18 x 18 size.  And just the thing to bring a fresh bit of spring into your decor.

Our carefully selected supply is limited, so we hope that you’ll get a chance to come it to see them soon!

Thinking about Spring

If you are a Facebook Friend of ours, than you’ve seen some of the new yarns that have arrived in the shop over the past week or so. To ensure that nobody misses out on the news, we thought we’d share some of those updates with you here.

Juniper Moon Farm Yarns are making their debut in the shop this week. We are now stocking two of their yarns.  Moonshine is a worsted weight blend of 40% wool, 40% alpaca and 20% silk;  with 197 yards per skein.

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Theresa can’t wait to knit with this! She has plans to make herself a new spring hat!  The Raverly pattern recommendations for Moonshine may offer you some inspiration. It has been beautifully knit up into all kinds of items from accessories to sweaters.

 

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We also received Zooey from Juniper Moon Farm Yarns.  This DK weight blend of 60% linen and 40% cotton has a slight thick-and-thin texture and it’s machine washable. You can learn more about it (and find great pattern suggestions) here.

We think that it will be a great choice for fabulous spring and summer tops. Our recent stretch of warm weather has us ready to cast on with lighter weight yarns and these new skeins are perfect!  They will create a comfortable breathable fabric with flattering structure that will keep your stitches and finished top looking crisp and fresh.

 

 

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To round out our selection of new yarns is a brilliant spectrum of skeins of Ella Rae Lace Merino.  These bright and bold skeins have 460 yards of fingering weight 100% extra fine superwash merino in 24 colors!  This dazzling display that Kimberly created for us has us dreaming of shawls!  Ravelry’s selection of pattern suggestions with this yarn offers a mouthwatering choice of over a hundred options.

We’re like kids with a new box of crayons. We can’t wait to play!

We hope that you’ll be able to find a moment to give us a visit at the shop while our selections of these new yarns is fresh and the choices are most plentiful.

Please give us a call if you have already spotted the skeins you’d like to work with and we can be sure to set a few aside for you or pop them in the mail.  As always, we look forward to seeing you soon!