Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Our suggestion box entries continue, but since we are getting closer to the holidays, lots of our suggestions, like today’s, are also GIFT IDEAS!
Yep, we have lots of ideas for quick gifts to knit, starting with this..
Annabella’s Cowl from Churchmouse and 4 skeins of Rowan Frost
6 tempting shades to choose from!
You can even pull it up over your noggin!
Sweater of the Season
Oh yes, this little number is going to be the sweater of the season. Everyone wants to, or is, making it…
This is Zenith, from the new Rowan Thick N’ Thin collection, using their new yarn, Thick N’ Thin. (!)
The colors are great..
Stop in and see it in person today!
Just a quick post and a departure from the suggestion box.
We had a large delivery today…
new Debbie Bliss yarns1 Milano and Blue Faced Leciester DK. Ella Rae Worsted and Chunky and new colors in Juniper Moon Herriot!!!
Anne with a bit of the new stuff.
Stop in soon and check out the new yarns and patterns.
Now back to your regularly scheduled program!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
OK, not that we want to tell you what to knit (ok, so maybe we do just a little), but we thought we’d start a sort of guide with gentle hints and suggestions about what to knit with certain yarns.
The first thing most people ask when they walk in the door of our shop is “what’s new”? The second question, when they find a yarn they love is “what can I make out of it”?
Well, here ya go…
Today we’re talking about one of our favorite standbys.. .Shibui Staccato is 70% superwash merino and 30% silk, with 191 yds / skein. We have tons of gorgeous colors…here’s a sampling..
so here is your suggestion box for Staccato .
All these patterns can be viewed on Ravelry-some use more that one color, which, with so many beautiful colors, is the only way to go!!
Nangou, Raiun , Rhea Silvia, Stripe Study Shawl, Metamorphosis, Sunstruck, Afloat, Intersection.
I’ve been meaning to start Nangou, but can’t decide which colors to use!!!
Happy Knitting and watch for the next Suggestion Box!
Well, here’s what we woke up to in Western Pa this morning. Just a little discouraging, I’ll admit.
So Joanna and I spring-ified the shop today.
Along with the new spring windows that Anne did on Friday, it’s like a wonderful breath of fresh air!
This past Saturday, we hosted Cheryl Potter, of Cherry Tree Hill yarns. Cheryl’s latest venture is as an author- Potluck Yarn is where is all begins. It is a trilogy, the first installment The Broken Circle, Yarns of the Knitting Witches is available now (and here at Yarns Unlimited), along with a separate pattern book-there is a pattern for each chapter of the book and kits for these patterns. Anyway, we had a swell time here with Cheryl and her husband Tim. Cheryl read from the book, introduced us to each of the patterns, signed books and just chatted away with our customers and the Yarn Gals.
Cheryl’s samples and kits will be here for a little bit, and the books as long as they last, so stop on over and visit. Go to Cheryl’s web site and find out more about the book and patterns.
Today we’d like to introduce you to a lovely lady who was one of our terrific customers.
Meet Connie Bartels.
Connie lost her battle with cancer in November, but her beautiful knits live on. Her devoted husband Bill brought in a huge bin containing some of the sweaters that she knit. They are gracing one of our display windows at the moment.
Connie won several competitions with some of her knits..including this fabulous creation..
Another great knit of Connie’s..
If you have a chance, please stop by in the next few weeks and look at Connie’s work.
I know that most of you might think that it is pretty last minute to still think of making Christmas gifts, but bear with me…
..Rowan Kidsilk Creation…is THE perfect thing for last minute gift giving. A good long chick flick and viola- you have a great gift for anyone on your list..
..even the difficult ones…Kidsilk Creation is as soft and airy as it’s cousin..the original Kidsilk Haze. Lots of lovely colorways..
..both solid and multi.
So stop in and pick up a few-no one will know that you whipped up their gift at the last minute. Just us. And we won’t tell.
Well, here we are at the 1/3 (close to anyway) point of December and I have some good news for all of you procrastinators out there (like me). There is still plenty of time for gift shopping!!
Occasionally I feel that procrastinator’s inadequacy but yesterday, it really hit home. My BFF and I limit ourselves to one trip per year to an certain upscale cooking equipment store (who shall go nameless). There among the souffle dishes and tea infusers, I found out that she was finishing up her Christmas shopping on the spot.
I was embarrassed to admit that I haven’t even started……
So for those of you in a similar spot, we offer…the Yarns Unlimited Gift Guide!!
Today’s entry can be either a gift for a knitter or a non – knitter. It’s a Noni Kit called Lipstick & Change
This cute little kit makes an adorable pint sized bag, that can be used for whatever!
It comes in several colors -here’s what’s in the box..
..the yarn, purse frame,chain handle, beads and thread for the beads, the instructions, stiffener for the bottom and the bag and a cute little taffeta bag to wrap a gifted bag in (and/or to use as a sleeper for the completed bag!)
If you wish, you can also purchase the lock/key set as a cute add on.
so all that’s missing is the washing machine .
Make it up quick as a gift for a non knitter, or give as is to a knitter!
Yes, cowls are haunting me…I see them in my sleep…Cowl Crazy has finally driven me over the edge.
But before I go….just one more…
The Arctic Cowl, from the Fibre Company..knit in their new and scrumptious yarn…Tundra.
ok…I’m done now…going to someplace where I can mumble to myself…and you all can make a few dozen cowls each, ok?
I’m seeing cowls everywhere I look….must get some rest.
Today it’s the Botanical Cowl
knit with Noro Shiraito…