My favorite book is Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns. This is not a new book, but one I keep going back to. Ann has a new pattern guide, made to be used with this book. Buy the book, buy the pattern guide, both are great.
Right now my favorite thing we have in the shop is Carta Studio Scissors. They come in a great variety of sizes from tiny travel to larger heavy duty. I always have a pair of the small size with a red grip in my notions bag.
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When I am in the shop, it is always exciting to see what new bag has come in; gauges that are easier to read for counting stitches and new scissors to carry. I love the fun tools out there that can make knitting easier and more enjoyable. Featured in the photograph are Signature Needles, Carta Scissors, Lo-Lo Bar Lotion, Needle Gauge and Ribbon Street Zipper Bag.
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Beetle Kill yarn bowls
Many of Colorado’s pine trees have been killed by the pine beetle and it’s been devastating to see the damage. The silver lining created by this cloud is the beatiful blue-tinged wood created by the pine beetle. We are unbelieveably fortunate to have a skilled artisan, Jerry Ertle, in our midst who creates beautiful, rare, one-of-a-kind yarn bowls using this wood. My beetle kill yarn bowl is one of my most prized possessions!
My absolute favorite right now is Hedgehog Fibers. They make really amazing yarns in fantastic colorways. I recently worked on a shawl using their Skinny Singles, and I am hooked! I am looking forward to knitting with all of their yarns for my upcoming projects.
Molly has been part of the family since the store began. While not a rescue dog she is a big fan of the Larimer Humane Society and tasty dog treats. Come by the store and say hello she’s sure to welcome you with a smile and a friendly paw.