January 30, 2008

Habu, Habu, we love you

Habu Wool Stainless Steel

Habu offers truly unusual yarns from Japan and we are happy to have a selection available in the store. On the top of the list of materials you would be hard pressed elsewhere, is their Wool Stainless Steel. Yes, it really is made with stainless steel, helpful in creating unusual sculptural effects when used on its own or when held with other yarns.

Habu Shosenshi Viscose

Just as unusual is Shosenshi, a tape-like linen yarn with a viscose coating. It feels and sounds for all the world like shreded paper, but this is tough enough to knit into bags and sweaters.

Habu Tobi Moire

Perfect for stranding along with another yarn, Tobi Moire comes in beautiful array of earthy colors.

Habu Cork Chenille

The 100% cotton Cork Chenille, with its pell-mell strands, is another novelty yarn just begging for intriguing combinations and pairings.

Habu Kasumi and Feather Moire

There is such an organic quality to Habu yarn, a characteristic clearly seen in both the Feather Moire and the delicately speckled Kasumi. The two of these combined would make a beautiful scarf, one guaranteed to be an eye-catcher.

Habu Feather Moire

Good enough to eat!

Filed under: new and noteworthy yarn — Admin @ 9:00 pm

January 25, 2008

Goodbye Marcie

Goodbye Marcie

Yes, Marcie our amazing manager is leaving. She is returning to the East Coast to go back to school. We will miss her sunny charm and indefatigable style. Bonne chance!

Filed under: events and announcements — Admin @ 12:46 pm

January 23, 2008


Sock gusset

We have a whole slew of classes beginning next week, so no matter if you are just starting or looking to add more to your arsenal of skills, there is something for everybody. Learn how to knit with Amy or how to crochet with Terri. Maybe your first sock? Master the art of knitting a sweater that its like a glove with Barbara. Or get your feet wet by dabbling with color work with Kurt. See our schedule of classes here and sign up today!

Filed under: classes — Admin @ 10:30 am

January 18, 2008

Beautiful Movie Week

Knitting and Movies
This is Beautiful Movie Week here in blogland and in my mind, there is no better way to sped an evening than with a good DVD and some knitting. To put a knitting spin on it, here are some titles where knitting is featured in the movie. Enjoy!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Like Water for Chocolate

Lost in Translation

The Triplets of Belleville

La Vie en Rose

Filed under: events and announcements — Admin @ 1:16 pm

January 9, 2008

Creative Customers

We love our yarn, but we love your finished objects too!

Shadow Knitting Blanket

This shadow knitting blanket is the customer’s own design. It’s knit using Dale of Norway Baby Ull. I love the colors and can make out “BABY” in the blue and purple. How fun!

Basket Weave

Brandon cuts quite the handsome figure in his basket weave scarf. The yarn is Joseph Galler Peruvian Tweed and perfectly suited for the pattern.

Mother and daughter knitting

I call this a win-win situation: Colleen got this great sweater knit by her mom and Erika got to the pleasure of working with the ultra-luxe Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky!

Tatyana's Scribble Lace Scarf

Lastly, Tatyana’s luscious green scribble lace scarf. The pattern is free in the store with purchase of yarn – make one or yourself today!

Filed under: customer creations — Admin @ 1:25 pm

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