Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yummy Yarns & Pointy Things

The wait is over! We received our long anticipated order of Malabrigo this week. In addition to the marvelous Merino Worsted, the versatile Aquarella, and the heavenly lace-weight, we also received two new yarns. Gruesa is a thick and thin chunky kettle-dyed wool. Silky Merino (left) is a delectable 50/50 blend of silk and merino in Malabrigo's unbeatable colors. You have to feel it to believe how soft and light it is.
An order of Skacel's Addi Turbos and Addi Lace Turbos has come in! We've got all lengths and sizes so come and get 'em while they're hot - these guys go fast - especially in those popular sock sizes.
The June Limited Edition color of Southwest Trading Company's incredible sock phenomenon "Tofutsies". We love belonging to SWTC's Sock of the Month Club. Every month, we get a box from them with a unique new color of this fabulous yarn along with an exclusive pattern designed to compliment it. This pattern is free with your purchase of the Limited Edition color, so be sure to check it out. This yarn is a great blend of wool, cotton, soysilk, and chitin (a product of crab and shrimp shells that acts as a natural antibacterial) perfect for lighter weight socks, and such fun to knit with.
See you soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

We have Blog Lift-Off!

It's about time we started a blog, isn't it? From now on, you can get updates about new stock, fun events, and what we've got on the needles.

Spring is a great time to get organized and start new projects. We're doing a lot of both here at Yarn Garden. That little taste of summer last weekend has us looking forward to breezy summer knits and fun, portable projects. We just received a great pattern for Mother Earth Knitted Bags - three versions of a string grocery bag. Two sizes call for just around a hundred yards of cotton, hemp, linen, or other durable fiber.
Our Free Tote offer is back! Spend $100.00 or more and you'll receive a free natural, woven jute tote with rattan handles from Terra Totes. Perfect for decorating, these totes have a water resistant lining. They make great project bags and are roomy enough to carry everything you need for a little knitting in the rough. Supplies are limited and they're going fast, so don't wait!
World Wide Knit in Public Day is coming Saturday, June 14th! We're planning a big party, so stay tuned for the exciting details. You can get more information about the WWKIP phenomenon here.
In other news, the Sipperie has closed. It is going to be our new classroom, but it will also always be a great place to hang out with friends and grab a now complimentary cup of tea.


pdxknitterati said...

Soooooo close! I spent $90 the other day. Oh well. Sorry to hear about the Sipperie; I had a special place in my heart for it. My uncle used to have a hair salon in that space in the 60's, named for me: Michele Beauty Salon. More recently, I used to have tea there while my son has his guitar lessons down the street. But classrooms are good, too.

Welcome to the blogging world!

Cheers, Michele (MicheleLB on Ravelry)