Saturday, December 30, 2006

new yarn

The wrapping paper is in the blue bin. The gifts are finding thier places. The new books are being enjoyed! And.. there is new yarn in the store!
Jo Sharp came and visited us last summer.
She showed us some of her new designs, and her new yarns.
The requests were sifted, and the winner is the Alpaca Kid Luster. This is a stunning 40% Kid Mohair, 30% Superfine Alpaca, 30% Merino Wool combo.
And Jo has departed from her usual deep jewel and earth tones. She is featuring a few super intense colors in the palate this time.

This is one of the sweaters that we saw in this yarn.

Come on in and feel how soft this is. Amazing.
Time to knit something for yourself.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Knitting Math

While knitting is, of course, creative. But it is mathematical at it's root. It is binary... there are two stitches, knits and purls. Here are some serious math minds who are taking it to the next level.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Holiday in San Francisco

I was overwhelmed by the number of you all who came by this holiday to wish us all well. Thank you, thank you. We are all so pleased to be spending time with you, and sharing your projects, your success, and hearing all of your stories. Merry Christmas. Happy Chanukah.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Cotton Stria Sweater

Here is Glenda modeling her sweater. It's the cover sweater of Design Source "Cotton Collection 2". It's done in Manos Cotton Stria. It uses the technique of 'shadow knitting', switching between knits and purls in one row, creating the illusion of mulitple color changes. This is so elegant! We have a model in the store in light colors. And it looks fantastic in the dark colors. Nice choice!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Weekender

I have a bag problem. I mean, I could have as many tote bags and purses as I could fit in my house. And I don't mean gracefully either. I love them.
We have one bag in particular that is great - and it's big. It's called "the weekender", and it's two tone silk. Beautiful. It comes in three colors. Come by and see it.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Little Lambs

Here are some non-yarn knitting gifts for the loved knitters on your list. And, these beauties are under $25!

Sheep soap - it's beautiful, french milled soap. The black and white come together in a beautiful gift box with a satin bow.

The wooly friends are tape measures! You pull the tail for the tape to come out, and push the stomach for the tape to retract.
This posted by the guage police. Check early and often for happy results!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Bunny Beanie

How cute is this girl? And the little cap? One of our favorite little people modeling one of our favorite projects. It's our Bunny Beanie. In honor of the yarn for the kits being in stock, we had this photo shoot.