Friday, July 1, 2011

Little red in the city

This lovely (not-so) little book arrived this morning. It makes me happy as I met the author Ysolda, at TNNA recently. The book and the author are equally lovely. The book is ALL about "fit" and "sizing". The patterns run from a bust of 30inches up to and including 60inchs. Photos of the designs are on real people of all sizes so for all you plus size girls, this book is for you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two New Yarns that are oh, so soft!

from Jade Sapphire - Moonlight is a 50/50 blend of cashmere and combed mink fiber.
120 yds worsted weight makes a lovely neckwrap of scarf. $40 and the colors are scrumptuos!

from Dream in Color - Smooshy with Cashmere is 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. 400 yds of fingering yarn makes a lovely pair of socks or neckwrap for $29.95

The colors of both and the softness; you'll just want to put this up against your neck!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Announcing the First Annual I91 Shop Hop

Save the Date!

Friday, June 24th - Sunday, June 6th, 2011

Twelve local yarn shops located along I91 from New Haven, CT to Putney, VT want to have some fun and get to know you better!

Stop in your participating LYS and purchase your Shop Hop Passport for $5. Along with your passport you'll receive a tote bag with the map and details about each of the twelve shops.

Get you Shop Hop Passport stamped by visiting the participating shops over the 3-day Shop Hop Weekend. Every time you get your passport stamped you will be entered to win daily door prizes at that shop. A total of 36 door prizes will be given out to participants.

By visiting all twelve shops you will be entered in the Grand Prize drawing; that prize is valued at over $1200.

Here's your chance to explore new yarn shops and win some great prizes.
You can complete the Shop Hop all in one day or spread it out over the three days. Consider making a weekend of it with friends and stay at a lovely B&B while you explore the shops.

Passports go on sale March 15th, 2011 at these fine shops:

Knit or Dye (Brattleboro, VT)
Metaphor Yarns (Shelburne Falls, MA)
Northampton Wools (Northampton, MA)
WEBS (Northampton, MA)
Marji's Yarncrafts (Granby, CT)
Creative Fiber LLC (Windsor, CT)
Sit "N" Knit (Bloomfield, CT)
Village Wool (Galstonbury, CT)
Yarn Garden (Meriden, CT)
The Yarn Basket (Branford, CT)
Knit New Haven (New Haven, CT)