צמר גורמה The Gourmet Yarn Shop

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Apr 30 2011

Summer 2011

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Summer 2011

 

Summer knitting – let me count the ways…..

 

To me, summer knitting is looking through the new spring/summer copies of all my favorite knitting magazines

 

And choosing a new pastel shade to knit my favorite cotton cardigan

 

And picking a challenging stitch for that summer shawl, especially needed for those chilly summer evenings in the garden

 

 

To me, summer knitting is all about small light projects. The kind you can carry with you everywhere, even on vacation

 

Like baby garments, and hats, and especially socks. Lots of socks

 

Summer knitting is also for catching up. On all those unfinished projects lying around and cluttering my closet

 

Summer knitting means lots of knitting time

 

In the kitchen over my first cup of coffee

On the train, or in the bus, on my way to work

On my lunch break, on my coffee break

In the doctors office, waiting for my turn

In the airport, on the plane

On the boat trip, or at the beach

At the concert in the park

In the classroom, during the lecture

Watching TV, or relaxing in the garden

Summer knitting means vacation knitting

 

Because, in the summer, the days are longer, which give me more knitting hours

 

I love summer knitting

 

So if you aren’t a summer knitter, try it. You may even love it. Like me

 

And if you are a summer knitter, spread the word. Spread our love of knitting

 

Happy Summer Knitting

 

A special thanks  to our wonderful knitters, Shmulik, Naomi, and Olga for lending us their projects.

Don’t forget to come visit us before your summer vacation, and grab a pair of birch knitting needles or a palmwood crochet hook for knitting on the plane!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 05 2010

WWKIP day (World Wide Knit in Public Day)

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WWKIP DAY – World Wide Knit in Public Day

 

Friday June 11

09:00-15:00

 

At the Gourmet Yarn Shop

Bring a folding chair, if you’re coming by car

 

Once a year, knitters from all over the world get together and knit in public

Our mission is to teach, spread and preserve knitting

A park bench, a sunny table at the coffee shop, even on the bus,

Take your knitting and knit in public

Get your discount coupon for all the neighborhood cafe’s

 

On WWKIP day, we will be having our anual sale

All yarns 10-70% off

Needles 15% off

Knitting bags and accessories 15% off

Take advantage of this special one-day-only sale

 

Raffle tickets for every 50 shekel purchase!

Hundreds of shekels  in prizes

Raffle will be held at 13:00 (don’t forget to keep the stubs)

 

Help us in this important mission!

Happy knitting!!

 

The Gourmet Yarn Shop

Orly, Sonia & Tommy

and all our wonderful knitting volunteers

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Aug 29 2009

New Year, new beginnings!

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September always brings the feeling of new beginnings to the yarn shops.  It’s just before the Jewish New Year, the season of new yarns, new patterns, and fresh new projects!

 

Teddy’s Wool  – NEW!

Babushka  is a new wool/acrylic mix, in solid and variegated colors, with good stitch definition. We made up a sample baby cardigan from it, and it gave excellent results when knit for a women’s sweater.

Teddy’s Alpaca, Smart Print and Smart Moda were a success last year, and it looks like they will be winners again this season, with all the new colors that came in. Your biggest problem will be to choose which colors to knit in!

Use the thinner Smart Print for sweaters, baby blankets, hats, all on a 5mm needle. Use the Smart Moda for afghans, ponchos and bulkier sweaters on an 8mm needle. This yarn is one of our shop’s favorites for knitters that want easy, quick and very impressive results. We have a baby blanket and a poncho made up from the Smart Moda, and a few baby and child sweaters made up from the Smart Print. Come in and see the samples, we’ll be glad to share our patterns with you!

 

Vitalgo

Alpaca was last year’s favorite, and it looks like it will be again. We have begun this season with a larger range of colors, and their soft shades of nature make you want to knit them all. We have 2 sweaters and some afghan samples knit up from this yarn for you to enjoy.

 

Schaefer Yarns

Shipments of Schaefer Yarns come in on a regular basis at The Gourmet Yarn Shop, and we just can’t keep our hands off them. Judith Alpaca is the softest yarn ever, Heather Wool/Silk blend is one of our favorites for one skein projects like scarves, hats, and gloves, and one skein of Anne will give you a beautiful pair of socks, a shoulder shrug or a scarf. We can’t end without mentioning Andrea, 100% silk in the most beautiful colors you can imagine. All of Schaefer’s Yarns are hand painted in the US, and each skein is a work of art on our shelf.

Laura Nelkin is responsible for their creative patterns, one of which is the Undulating Waves, a scarf incorporated with matching Japanese beads. We teach a class for making this beaded scarf, and other techniques, so visit our class page for more details.

 

Bumps are the latest rave, and they come in 8 natural wool/alpaca colors. We carry the matching knitting needles and crochet hooks for making the big stitch projects.

 

Frog Tree Yarns are a non profit company, and we are proud to help out in their mission. We carry their Alpaca and Cottons, both to be knit on 4 mm needles. Come in and see the cabled baby sweater we made as a store sample, we’ll be happy to share the pattern with you.

 

We are currently carrying 500 book titles on our shelves, and are known through all of Israel to have the largest selection of knitting and crochet books. We also have all the newest knitting magazines,  Vogue (Designer Knits), Interweave Knits, Knit Scene, Knit 1., Knit & Style, Creative Knitting, Verena, Debbie Bliss, Crochet Today, Interweave Crochet, Sandra, Sabrina, and special editions, which all come in regularly.

 

 

Our needle and accessory  selection is the biggest you’ll find, including the famous Japanese Clover needles and felting supplies, Brittany Birch needles from the US, HiyaHiya steel sets, Dennise Interchangeable sets, and several Rosewood and Bamboo gift sets. Susan Bates and Boye are among the brands we stock, and we’ll be happy to order anything from these companies that we don’t carry on a regular basis. And don’t forget Namaste knitting bags and Buddy Cases, and a variety knitting pouches for your needles and notions.

 

 

NEW MEMBERSHIP CARDS HAVE ARRIVED !!!

Our new membership cards for 2009/2010 have come in. You will receive a stamp for every 100 shekels purchase of yarn (regular priced, not sale). Collect 10 stamps and receive 100 shekels off your next purchase!

And we have a new surprise this year –

WITH EVERY FULLY STAMPED CARD YOU WILL RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET.  RAFFLES WILL BE HELD ONCE A MONTH DURING THE WINTER SEASON.  More info on prizes will be posted soon.

 

So here’s to new beginnings!

Orly, Sonia, Tommy, Heike and Sharon.

 

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