Shibui Linen Sale

Our recent warm sunny weather and the purple crocuses popping up in the garden have us thinking of the bright colors of spring.  We are eager to cast on some colorful projects in anticipation of the end of winter!  Spring and summer knitting brings thoughts of light weight yarn options. Lovely linen is an excellent…

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Life in the Long Grass – Now Available at My Sister Knits!

Say hello to the beauty that is Life in the Long Grass. Life in the Long Grass yarns are beautifully hand dyed in Ireland using environmentally friendly methods and recycled paper labels. Life in the Long Grass is perfect for knitting or crocheting shawl patterns, sock knits and other gorgeous gifts.  Their name represents the natural…

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We Have Your Solution!

We know that everyone’s  level of activity jumps up a notch this time of year.  You want to knit something for a deserving someone but you question if you have the time to find and make that special gift. Searching out the ideal pattern and distinct, uncommon yarn can seem overwhelming; however, we have a solution! The…

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Ombre? Gradient? Is There a Difference?

Ombre or gradient?  Have you ever wondered what the difference is? According to Voie de Vie, gradient yarns are a progression of different colors from light to dark and ombre yarns are usually a blending of hues of the same color, progressing from light to dark. There are certain points to consider when knitting with these yarns:…

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Sandy’s Coming, Sandy’s Coming!

We dearly love it when Sandy Barnes from Shibui Knits has a chance to visit us!  We always take advantage of her extensive knowledge and enjoy her fun personality. This time she’s going to teach which is even better!  Our gift to you this holiday season is her Sequences class. Sequences is a bold, striking…

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Double the Fun!

If one trunk show is great, then two at a time is fantastic!  A Quince & Co. trunk show joins our Rosy Green Wool trunk show this week. We have a three color pullover, Svana, made with sport weight Chickadee:   We have a richly textured cardigan, Gretel, made with worsted weight Lark.  The photos don’t…

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To Infinity and Beyond!

One day last week, those of us in the shop were on a mission to find a crocheted cowl pattern for a customer.  We of course went straight to Ravelry and found several, as we expected.  What we didn’t expect to find was a simple, fun, quick free infinity cowl pattern, Chaining to Infinity and…

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A Rare Trunk Show!

We were so excited in February when our first shipment of Rosy Green Wool arrived!  You can read about it here.  Now we’re just as enthusiastic about the trunk show containing samples knit with their yarns arriving this week! Trunk shows are a treat and a valuable opportunity to see and feel a company’s yarns…

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An Excellent Poncho!

Every now and then a project comes along that everyone falls in love with.  It usually is one that looks good on all body types, is easy to knit, and uses a lovely yarn. We have just such a project in the shop!   It’s an intriguingly designed poncho by Andrea Mowry, Sheltered. There’s a…

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Bright and Bold or Soft and Muted?

Castle Rock resident Heather Rhoads, owner of The Lemonade Shop, has been busy dyeing yarn and her husband has been just as busy skeining it.  We are enthusiastic and appreciative recipients of their busy-ness. From bold and bright to soft and muted, it’s obvious that Heather has a special knack for putting together colors that are…

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