Normally we would be closed Wednesday. But tomorrow is special - we will be open from 1-4pm just for all those Stitches travelers coming into the area. Stop by and see us while you are here. And hey join us for Friday Night Knitting from 5-7 too.
Like I need a hole in my head but this was too soft and luscious to resist. This is Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat - we had gradient kits from them but these are the big squishy hand dyed (512 yds) merino fingering weight yumminess - perfect (and enough) for a 1 sk shawl for summer. I could curl up in a pile of it and sleep.
Hey it is Monday again. Monday and Tuesdays and Thursdays in April at least we will match internet prices on the exact yarn we have in stock..... Print out the ad and bring it in and we'll figure it out from there.
A couple of years ago we had a yarn tasting of EcoButterfly Certified Organic Cottons. I just reordered some of these because I love them a lot.
Why bother with Organic Cotton? Normal cotton has been grown with a LOT of pesticides that are both toxic and persistent as well as synthetic fertilizers that hard on the environment. These cottons have had no processing with harsh chemicals that normally is involved in the production of cotton products, and unmercerized cotton is easier on arthritic joints while knitting. This makes them great for knitting for babies - I personally don't love the chemicals next to baby skin or mine for that matter (I have a lot of washcloths out of this stuff). And hey, they come in a bunch of natural colors - except for the obviously dyed ones there are many shades of cream, browns and greens that occur naturally and even darken with washing.
Eco Butterfly cottons are dyed with vegan friendly vegetable dyes (except for pinks & reds which are cochineal). The company even buys carbon offsets to make up for the transportation of the yarn to the U.S.
We have worsted, and a sport weight cotton and a lace weight Qoperfina which has a fine bit of copper running through it.
And the other yarn in lately is Adriafil Kimura.....a fun DK weight seal striping yarn from Italy.
Is April 11th. Saturday - 10-2. Its a fun event for kids and their grownups and way to learn about where your food and clothing come from. Lisa will be there demonstrating weaving and knitting and there are lots of exhibits and kid activities. Go, support your local farm folks.
I have put a discussion thread on our Ravelry group where you can post your knitting, crochet or weaving questions and I will do my best to answer them. I will check it most days. Unlike on the phone you could even post a picture and I could see the problem up close to help you.
Come make an Easter Bunny out of a knitted square! Saturday (I know it is just before Easter but you can get it done by then, I promise). Knit a square at least 6" big in either stockinette of garter stitch and bring it, a tapestry needle, knitting needles and some stuffing to class on Saturday April 4th at 10:30am and we'll make bunnies! Free Class.