Sunday, October 14, 2012

New socks yarn...

 Okay in the past two weeks some great fall socks yarns have came in.   When I think of fall I think of my cozy hand knit socks.  My hubby says wearing hand knit socks is like having that "new sock feeling" every day and I totally agree!!  Another thing is socks are one of the gifts people request most from me.  Every one loves that luxurious cozy feeling they give.

So me being a avid sock knitter I couldn't wait to share these with you.  I was very excited for this one in particular.  It is one of my all time favorite sock yarns.  It is Pagewood Farms denali..  It is a great American hand paint yarn that is fun colors.  It doesn't pool so it works great for patterned socks with cables or lace.  They are also great for shawls. 
 Here is a great creation made with denali

 This is another great socks yarn that came in and is going to be lots of fun to work with..

 It is footrpint Blue Ridge yarns.  It comes with two skeins one larger for the body of the sock and a smaller contrasting color for the heel and toe. 
 There are lots of fun colors. There is even the patriotic red white and blue.  Here is a great example of how this yarn knits up..

 I love all the different combos..
 I tried to get pics of each one so you guys can see how great they are.
I hope you guys swing in and get some to knit yourself or someone you love a great pair.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

one skeinquick knitting gift ideas

Since it is time for everyone to start thinking of some great gift ideas  I thought I would come up with some great one skein wonder quick knit gifts ideas for you guys.  
One great idea is the welted fingerless mitts but church mouse designs 

 You can knit these adorable mitts up from one skein of sublime cashmerino silk dk which is 12.95.  You can't beat a pair of cashmere gloves for that price and the pattern is easily adjustable and they knit up super fast and are adorable.
another great option is wink by berrocco.  It is knit out of link.  It knits up in no time flat.

 It is a fun colorful chunky scarf.
This is ric rack another great yarn that takes one skein for a gift this one is roughly 17$ and knits or crochets yup in less then a hour into this.

it literally is one stitch you knit
Okay there is a few great ideas for gifts to get you started this year I will post more ideals later on :) enjoy

Thursday, October 4, 2012

new arrivals araucania

Okay it is that time of the week where I share and highlight some new fun yarns that have been showing up.  This week there was lots of new yarns that came in from Araucania.  Some of these have some great pattern books and some are SO new there isn't even very many finished products out there I can grab samples of but they are too gorgeous not to share so here we go..

Huasco is a  Fingering yarn made of  100% Merino 450 yards (411 meters)

It is a variegated yarn with lots of vibrant beautiful colors

Nuble is  240 yards (219 meters) a skien it is fingering weight. Nuble  is made of 75% Merino 25% Silk  This one is fresh and there isn't much out there made of it but is is super soft amazing and would be fabulous for a scarf or shawl.

Hasa comes 87 yards (80 meters) to a skein and is made from  50% Alpaca 40% Wool 10% Silk
There is a great pattern book available especially for this yarn full of beautiful fun knits.

andalian is another brand new yarn this season and it comes 89 yards (81 meters) to a skein.  It is  Worsted weight and made of  92% Wool, 5% Metallic, 3% Nylon.  It has a great sparkle and is comes in great vibrant colors. 

ushya is Super Bulk made of  98% Merino, 2% Nylon 114 yards (104 meters)


It is solid colored unlike some of the more vibrant variegated yarns and is mega big and mega soft.
It has a pattern book available also and is used in the comfy cozy spiral cowl pattern by Janna Milbradt.  It is a great quick knit for gifts.  Perfect to keep cozy this time of year :)  It is available in store and here.  Or in the etsy shop here

 Tepa is a  Bulky yarn made of 70% Wool, 20% Mohair, 10% Silk  each skein has 143 yards (131 meters) This is another yarn that has a book full of patterns.  It is variegated super soft and lots of fun.

Well that is the new Araucanian yarns that came in this week.  I hope you guys get a chance to come in and check them out for yourself soon. :)  Next post will be the new socks yarns we got in and a new order from a personal fav of mine Pagewood farms.