Happy Fourth! I hope this finds you well. Did you have a nice holiday weekend? Was your pet cowering in the corner like mine was with all the rattles and booms? Poor guy. You wouldn’t think a big dog would be such a baby! Oh well.
I have some fun new things to share with you today! We keep getting in new things. Have you noticed? I guess the yarn reps are doing their jobs well convincing us to try out new things! Now it is my turn to convince you. Here look, shiny new yarn! Let me twist your arm. Ha ha!
First up I have something completely different for Yarnitudes. We are going to be carrying some stitching themed coffee mugs that just became available. We got a few in to the store so you can see what they look like. But if you want a specific design and have missed out never fear. We are taking preorders for these. Then I will do a big order and have them all shipped out together! Check out the cute designs!
There are a couple for crochet ($10.50.)
There are the same designs available but for knitting.
And finally, there is one for stitching. If you know a quilter we can even order quilting mugs just let us know.
I find these last ones especially neat. Look the sheep is a ball of yarn that then is knit into socks, mittens, a sweater and more! There are four color choices available here. They are $12.50 apiece, but if you want the whole set I will give you a discounted price of $46 for four mugs.
Just stop by the shop and let us know which ones you want. Don’t forget that special someone on your list with the holidays coming in a few months. Don’t laugh, I have to plan ahead these days! We will place a couple of orders for these so don’t worry if you miss the first shipment. We will continue to take orders in the fall.
Enough about cups. Let’s talk yarn!!!
I have gotten in a couple of great new baby yarns recently that I’d like to share with you.
Remember Uptown anti pilling acrylic in DK, Worsted, and Chunky? Well we now carry it in Baby Sport weight as well. It is so soft, lovely to knit with, and it doesn’t squeak at all. If you’ve ever knit with some other acrylics you know what I’m talking about. This stuff is great! It is perfect for a wash and wear project for the little one in your life. This weight has a whopping 361 yards per 100g and is perfect for little sweaters, booties and blankets. They recommend 24 stitches and 30 rows per four inches on a size 4 needle or 24 stitches and 28 rows in single crochet over four inches on a size F hook. We love Universal Yarns. They have their own mills so their products are sooo reasonably priced!
Two other Universal yarns that are due in any day now are Cotton Supreme and Cotton Supreme Batik. We briefly had a little of this on the shelf and have decided to jump in with both feet. We are expecting forty five bags of yarn in this cotton. Nope, that’s not a typo. It was so much fun picking out coordinating colors for this! I tried to pick solids that matched the batiks so that you could have even more fun with your projects. This worsted/aran weight yarn has 180 yards per 100g in solids and batiks both. It knits up to 16-20 stitches per four inches on a US 6-8 needle and calls for an H-J hook. We will have sample garments knit up in both the solids and the batiks so you can see just how great this yarn works up. Stop in and see!
Next up we have Euro Baby Maypole DK. This polyester yarn machine washes but dries flat. It is super squishy and has long color repeats. This makes your projects interesting to work on because you get to see the different colors flow by! You get 262 yards per 100g with 18-24 stitches per four inches with a US 6 to 8 needle or 11-14 stitches per four inches in single crochet with an I or K hook. I just love the bright colors in this yarn.
Another Euro Yarn we got in is called Cana Ruca by Arucania. This one is 100% viscose made from sugar cane. Can you believe it? The hand dyed colors are just gorgeous. This yarn has 319 yards per 100g and knits up at 24stitches per four inches on a US 4 or 5 needle. You get 16-20 stitches per four inches in single crochet on an E or size 7 hook. Viscose is a great yarn for drapey summer tops. Stop by to check this out in person. The photos do not do the colors justice!!!
I will leave you with one parting thought. With all the new things coming in, the old stuff has to go out. I have restocked the clearance shelves. The $2/ball bin gets refreshed regularly. Please help us out and take home some of this yarn! Nothing is wrong with it. We are just trying new things and the store gets overfull when we get overzealous with ordering. The clearance shelves are also fully stocked! Stop in and check it out. Plenty of yarn for big projects and small!