צמר גורמה The Gourmet Yarn Shop

Jun 21 2009

June Newsletter

מאת צמר גורמה בתאריך 21:30 נושאים כללי

 

Writing a newsletter after visiting TNNA last week (It’s only the greatest knitting convention in the world!), is always so exciting. I have a problem deciding what to write about first.

 

So let’s begin with the yarns. The varieties there were endless, so here’s what we’re getting in,

 

Frog Tree Yarns is a non profit company, with beautiful wools and cotton all made by Artisans from South America. The owners of this company are a lovely couple on a mission of help.  Read their story and enjoy their truly wonderful yarns.

 

Schaefer Yarns have added some new patterns by Laura Nelkin to their collection and we’ll be getting them in, together with a new shipment of their Andrea Silk, Heather wool/silk blend, and Anne sock yarns. We also have a few skeins of Nicole and Helene on the way, a luxury for one skein projects.

 

The Bagsmith came out with a surprise yarn I hope you’ll like. You will need ONE SKEIN for the BIG NEEDLE PROJECT. All projects are done on humungous needles that we’re also getting in.  The Big Stitch Yarn is 70% Alpaca, 15% Merino Wool and 15% Nylon for that extra “give”. This Yarn is great for rugs, blankets and garments, and we will have the patterns for you to enjoy.

 

Farmhouse Yarns will be on our list of special yarns this year, as will The Alpaca Yarn Company. Check out their sites to get new ideas, and choose your favorite colors. The shipments haven’t left yet, so if there’s a special wish you have, I’ll be glad to fill it for you, just let me know.

 

Hand Painted Knitting Yarns have some Giant Skeins I thought you’d like. I had a hard time choosing from all their colors, which make up a fabulous shawl or poncho. The samples I saw at the show were breathtaking.

 

There are a few skeins of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. I brought in all their basic solid colors. If you’re into the sock craze, they are a must on your list.

 

I still have lots of surprises that I am keeping up my sleeve, but you must know that we’ll have the Denise Interchangeable needle kits many have asked for, and the special Chinese HIYA-HIYA Interchangeable needle kits for lace knitting.  We don’t have many of each, so please call and tell us if you’d like us to put them on hold for you when they arrive.

 

I’ll be teaching a new class when I get back, it’s the Undulating Scarf, designed  by Laura Nelkin, made with one skein of Heather by Schaefer Yarns. I’ll teach you how to add Japanese glass beads to your knitting (which we’ll also be carrying). It’s meant for the advanced knitter, so you can still catch up on your knitting skills before we begin.

 

Last but not least, I had a class with the famous Cat Bordhi. I can say that was the highlight of the convention for me. We made baby booties, which I’m ready to teach you.

And till I get back, have a great summer, and

Happy Knitting!!!!!!

 

Orly

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