Friday, September 25, 2009

Feel The Rhythm!

When some yarns come in, like the Cascade 220 or Lamb's Pride, we get all warm and fuzzy. Let's face it - it's always nice to open a big box of yarn. But sometimes a shipment of yarn comes in that absolutely knocks our jaded socks off. That happened today. Our shipment of Jojoland Rhythm came in, and we were floored by its beauty, the colors, and the price! Look at the wall of awesomeness!
We got 18 colorways in, and they are all spectacular.

AND, we got a sample that we all sighed over when it came out of the box. Here's Annie modeling the Entrelac Shawl:

Beauteous. Jojoland Rhythm is $6.00 a ball, it's 100% wool, 110 yards a ball, worsted weight. We want to make hats, kids' sweaters, scarves out of it - in fact we spent a very pleasant afternoon speculating which colors we were going to get and what we were going to do with them. Come on in and do some speculating yourself!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Most Beautiful Needlepoint Canvasses are Here!

We're thrilled to have a terrific trunk show from local needlepoint legend Barbara Russell which runs through October 7. We have everything you need for pillows, belts, eyeglass cases, tallis bags, dog collars, key fobs - you name it!

(Our nice window!)

(One of our walls of thread - ever color imaginable!)

Here's a sampling of the gorgeous canvasses:

We have pillows of every dog breed you can name. Here's a sweet little pug:

We have many Christmas stockings available. Here's classic Pooh:

We have smaller projects as well. Here are some little flower canvasses. The projects at the bottom right are Tooth Fairy Pillows!

We have a ton of belt canvasses. This is a detail from one of my favorites. It's Boathouse Row!

All Barbara Russell canvasses are 20% off during the trunk show. I'm telling you, this knitter is dying to pick up a needlepoint project just looking at what's here. Make sure you stop by - and tell all your needlepointing friends.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Come and Dye Your Own Yarn!

We have 2 spots left in our Dye Your Own Yarn class this Sunday, September 13 from 9am-12pm, and if you have any interest in taking the class, please sign up! We had so much fun in June.

Here are some of my intrepid students (Marina, Maggie, and MaryAnn), concentrating hard:

Budding artists at work!

Peggy and her "stained glass" colorway:

The mighty finished products:

Cost is $60 and all materials are included. Call the store at 215-242-1271 to sign up!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Project of the Month - Dumpling Bag!

We just received a HUGE shipment of Cascade 220, and you know what that means! It's felting time! We have a ton of great patterns for felting - animals, hats, slippers - you name it. BUT we also have this great pattern for a flirty fun felted bag. They're addictive and quick - we can't stop making them! Look how cute! (Annie's gone ker-AZY!)


Cascade 220!

More Cascade 220!

The bag takes just a smidgeon of time - perfect for a head-start on holiday gifts (teacher, best friend, mom, daughter, babysitter, dogwalker, co-worker, hostess gift) or make one for yourself to wear to a holiday party. The adorable little bag uses Cascade 220 and our old favorites Dazzlelash or Colorlash. The yarn is 20% off until September 30.