Winter weather has finally arrived in Maine!
Which makes it all that much harder to believe that we have been planning out the spring yarns. I was able to ignore the frigid temperatures long enough to select some gorgeous spring/summer fibers in equally lovely colors that will be arriving over the next several weeks. We already received our first shipment of Quellon, a hand dyed cotton/viscose chenille from Chile. You have to touch this yarn to believe how soft it is. Keep checking the website for updates and stop by the shop to see the new yarns as they arrive.
Despite the arrival of spring yarns and designs, we still have a couple months of winter to enjoy. That means I also placed orders for new Malabrigo colors, a kettle-dyed pure merino, Blue Sky Alpaca's 100% alpaca, Alpaca Worsted, and Organic Cotton (and the new patterns to match), Twilley's Freeedom Spirit, a self-striping 100% wool from England, Reynold's Blizzard with 65% alpaca/35% acrylic, Cascade 220 and 220 Superwash, and this is just to name a few. Our stock of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted and Shepherd Sock was just replenished and many vibrant new colors have been added to our collection.
The winter class schedule has been going strong and we are looking forward to the next session of the Socks on Circulars Class and Learn Entrelac starting on February 3. Only a couple spots remain in each class. Contact the shop for details and registration information.
People are always asking me what the current "hot" project or yarns are among our knitters. This time of year, that is a very easy question to answer. It seems that we just can't stop knitting socks. Whether they are on double pointed needles, two circulars, or with the magic loop, socks are everywhere.
To celebrate and encourage this phenomenon, we'll be offering a SALE on our most popular sock yarns. This Saturday, January 27, from 10am to 4pm, the following sock yarns will be 15% OFF (Not to be combined with any other discounts):
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock
See you on Saturday and Happy Knitting!