Self-Striping Sock Yarn from Fibrelya

September 14, 2018

fibrelya self-striping sock wonderland  fibrelya self-striping sock arendelle
fibrelya self-striping sock paona  fibrelya self-striping sock antartic
We were very excited to find this hand dyed gem from Fibrelya in Québec.  This sock kit is so cleverly packaged, already wound into two balls with the starting ends wound around a tag so that both socks start at exactly the same place in the color sequence.  Then the yarn is wrapped around the two balls to showcase the color stripes so you know in what order they will knit in.  

Fibrelya is a family business, and what gives them uniqueness is that the man does the dyeing, so he looks at colors differently.  Their goal is to give customers interesting colors and something different.  We think they've done a good job of it!  These kits are available on our website.

Cables and Blankets

July 16, 2018

pleione blanket berroco ultra wool  pleione blanket berroco ultra wool bairn berroco ultra wool

I thought I would share the beautiful blankets knit out of Berroco's Ultra Wool.  It's worsted weight 100% Superwash wool.  The purple blanket is Pleione from Lucy Hague.  It is all pieced and grafted together and is about a lap blanket size.  The blue/grey blankets is Bairn from Brooklyn Tweed and it's a full-size blanket.

Valentine's Day Project

February 08, 2018

sweetheart hat  isobar-hat


Every year we go on a hunt for a Valentine's Day hat that has a nod to the holiday but isn't so obvious that it can't be worn other days of the year!  This year we have two ideas.  The first is Sweetheart Hat by Deepika.  Knit out of worsted weight yarn, utilizes cables to form very soft hearts.  And then we topped it with a fabulous red Pom Pom.  We have an assortment of pom pom colors to suit any taste. 

The second one is Isobar by Plucky Knitter.  It is a garter stitch hat that is not Valentine's, but by using red yarn it becomes more festivecan be made valentine by using red yarn.  We knit ours out of Baby Llama chunky


Giftmas #3

December 22, 2017

 malabrigo caracol  malabrigo rasta bulky mobius

It's three days till Christmas which means it's time to break out the Super Bulky yarns!  Our perennial favorites are Malabrigo Caracol and Rasta.  They are both extremely soft and knit up quickly and we have a beautiful selection of colors for those last-minute quick knit gifts.  We chose Marian by Jane Richmond for the Caracol and Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg for Rasta.