Monday, December 27, 2010
Never fear! The Elves at Yarn Cravin' will help you find the fibery goodness to make you happy! Right now we're doing inventory, so if you buy it, we don't have to count it, dear friends. For real. It's a win-win situation.
Here are a few new things that might bring a smile to your face, and help you use up any gift certificates you may have received.
First, we received only 4 hanks of this Giant Purls from Pagewood Farms yarn, but more will be coming in! It is gorgeous, and you will love it. Dale's purple cowl is on display in the shop.
Brand new from Italy is "Dare"! This knits up on size 17 needles, and one hank makes a looooooong scarf.
Do you want to knit gloves, but hate how sock needles get in the way while working on the fingers? Addi has come out with short needles specifically geared to glove knitters! These needles are only 4" long and come in several sizes from US 0 to US 4.
How about something fun? Do you wear Crocs? What about sending these to a friend?
This calendar gives you something new to learn every day this year. It's not dated, so if you fall behind, just keep learning next year. It's a gift that keeps on giving. How's that for thoughtful? Use it for yourself... afghan squares, washcloths... the possibilities are endless.
What about a big splurge? Treat yourself to an interchangeable set of rosewood needles! Sizes 4-11 are included in this set, and double sets of cords. This is a real treat, knitters. The needles are incredible, and the joins are very smooth. This a cadillac set.
As always, if the ideas aren't quite what you're looking for, stop in and we'll be happy to help you find exactly what will make you happy. Buttons, notions, books and patterns are always in plentiful supply.
Friday, December 10, 2010
First, though, I have to tell you about making your Holiday Wish List. Take the time very soon to stop in the shop and fill out a Wish List card at the desk. You can write down any item(s) that you are longing for, be it special yarns, needle sets, books, a special knitting bag... whatever your heart desires! After you have done that, the Yarn Cravin' Elves will keep your card on file. Your job is to send your friends, family, loved ones, and anyone else who says, "I have no idea what to get you for Christmas/Hannukah/Solstice!" to the shop. Voila! The Yarn Cravin' Elves can pull out your Wish List and help that person buy you the perfect gift. It's a win/win situation. If you're in a bind, I'm sure someone will help you complete your Wish List by phone.
Now, on to photos of some new goodies in the shop!
First up, a fabulous new book. If you only grab one book this winter, I would recommend this one. Every project in this book is made with Cascade 220, but you can substitute any worsted weight yarn. Hats, mittens, scarves... useful, practical items! This book is flying out of the shop.
Misti Alpaca in new colors! Knit up that Ruffles and Ribs Scarf for someone special in a gorgeous new color.
Vintage CHUNKY has arrived! This is the same Vintage you love to knit with, in a chunky weight. Think *quick projects*! There are many gorgeous colors to choose from as well.
And look at this beautiful Liberty Wool, Fiber Friends! It is self-striping and comes in many gorgeous colorways. The scarf pattern behind it can be found in a booklet sold in the shop. There are colorways that are suitable for men, also. This is a worsted weight yarn.
If you're looking (or wishing!) for a new knitting bag, there are some beautiful bags in the shop. We have restocked the Lantern Moon Totes that were so popular earlier this year.
Image from Lantern Moon website
All colors were in the shop earlier this week, but stop in and see if what you want is available!
Need a stocking stuffer for a knitter friend? Or what about something lightweight to mail off to in a package? Check out this adorable drink coaster. These just came in last week and are so cute.
Wherever you and whatever you're celebrating, take the time to enjoy the beauty around you. Wishing you peace, joy, health, and lots and lots of time to knit/crochet/craft!