Pantone Color Institute just announced that “Marsala” is the color of the year! They say that this hue is elegant and rich, “but that it’s red/brown roots give it a natural earthiness”. Look for it in fashion and home improvement. This color is “Jupiter” by Malabrigo, I think it fits perfectly!!
Now is the time!! We’re in the middle of our “We Love Our Customers” Sale. Everything in the store is 30% off until the end of the month! That means these beautiful Glimakra swifts, that were $92 and $86, are now $64.40 and $60.20. The high quality Royal ball winder (like the one we use here in the store is now $37.80.
Here is a quote from the Glimakra website:
“Umbrella SWIFTS are made from birch, in two sizes, the regular size which holds skeins up to 72″ around, and the large swift which holds skeins up to 100″ around. They are constructed and finished to get the most appropriate surface for the yarn. These are the original Swedish made swifts and not an imitation. They have been made by GAV Glimakra for 82 years or so. Look for Sweden on the logo. You can clamp these swifts to stand vertically, as shown. Or you can mount them horizontally which can make for easier un-winding, especially for fine threads. Use the swift in conjunction with the ball winder as seen here. If you break an umbrella arm or perhaps the wooden screws, we often can repair and replace the parts.”
Here’s a basket of yummy-ness! Fyberspates “Scrumptious” and “Gleem Lace”. They are both 45% silk and 55% wool and the colors are GORGEOUS!
A few changes in our hours for the holidays:
Closing at 2:00 on Christmas Eve
Closed on Christmas Day
Open at noon on the 26th
For the week of December 29th, we are open regular hours Monday thru Wednesday. We will be closed January 1st thru the 4th for inventory. Reopening January 5th, back to our regular hours.
Happy holidays to everyone!
Seems like one of the hardest (or most fun, depending on how you look at it) things in knitting is selecting the perfect yarn/color for a particular project, which is where I find myself on this lovely, sunny Saturday. Trying to decide which Madelinetosh color I want to use for the mystery knit-a-long “Eyes On Me” , designed by Kitman Figueroa, one of my design heroes. Check her out on Ravelry – gorgeous shawls!!
It’s not too late to sign up for our October Classes !!
Make this fun Fair Isle hat with Carole on Friday October 17th.
The pink and brown Corkscrew hat with Abby on October 15.
Or, learn the magic of lace with Kim’s Easy Lace scarf on October 18th or 20th!
Call the shop for more details on dates and times.