Christmas Countdown

dscf1017You can feel the change in the LYS air after the recent squalls – everyone is feeling the Christmas crush, with yarn lovers rushing to get gifts finished, and lovers of yarn lovers coming in droves for gift cards and stocking stuffers. Darning needles, gauges, book,s oh my!  They’re all flying out the door. But I don’t want to ruin your Christmas stocking for you, yarn lover. Let’s look at our latest yarn arrivals!

I won’t bury the lede – Marble Chunky Glamour is here, and it is so sparkly!

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In the same 200g balls as the regular Marble Chunky, Glamour still self-stripes in tonal colours threaded through with a matching sparkly thread. 270m/300yds makes it the perfect quantity for a scarf, or a mitts/beanie set.

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From Ella Rae, we have Merino Aran in a fantastic array of variegated colours. It is a pure superwash merino, great for perhaps a pair of tincanknits World’s Simplest Mittens, or a toque. You can see that a couldn’t help but cast on a toque in the forest green colour.

 

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And what’s that you see? A shimmer in the light, a twinkle in the air? It’s the shop’s latest rainbow unicorn yarn, an eye-catching ready-to-frame skein that seems to grab everyone who walks in the door. A photo doesn’t do this beauty justice. You’ll see, when you come in. Who can resist a rainbow unicorn?

“Chloe,” you say, “I don’t have time for aran weight or chunky weight.  Super bulky is what fits my schedule.” You’re not the only one! We have Borgo de’ Pazzi’s new jumbo Elisa, and a restock of James C. Brett’s Rustic Mega Chunky, perfect for those lightning fast projects like Mary Thompson’s Super Chunky Hat.

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PLUS the giant crochet hooks to match! ChiaoGoo’s oversized patina bamboo hooks really surprised me with how light they were. Each hook has its own unique character in terms of shading/knots etc that make them feel special. They go up to a 25mm, so you will have your project done in no time.

 

If fuzz is what you seek, we brought in the James C. Brett Faux Fur (top left) and the King Cole Cuddles (top right), for blankets and accessories and edgings to please all ages.

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Due to the popularity of Estelle Chunky, we now have the Estelle DK, which features the same acrylic/wool/nylon blend. The nylon makes it especially hard-wearing, and in a variety of brilliant colours it is great for socks, slippers, blankets and children’s sweaters.

 

 

And I can’t have a yarn update without a little something-something for my sock knitters. We have new shades in the classic Lang Jawoll (bottom left) and a new line – Lang Super Soxx Alpaca (bottom right) which has some  especially groovy colour choices!

Our winter (January-April) class dates have mostly already been added to the class calendar on our website, with more classes being added all the time as we settle the dates. Hooray!

Now back to finishing these Christmas projects~
Chloe

 

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