Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Forward

News flash! if you are planning a project for your favorite leprechaun the luck of the Irish will be with you on Wednesday, March 17th. All green yarn will be 10% off!

What’s new? If you haven’t been to Teaselwick in the last couple of weeks then you’ll be happy to hear that there is MUCH more yarn available after a flurry of shelf building, unpacking and labeling.

This week I had several knitters seeking machine washable yarns. In addition to the sock yarns – and yes, the Malabrigo Sock finally arrived – we’ve got a couple of new yarns that are machine wash

The Minnow Merino is a super soft single ply from designer Jil Eaton. If you’ve enjoyed her children’s patterns you’ll love her colors. The gauge is 4.5 sts/inch on #8 needles.

In an attempt to lure knitters & crocheters away from – well you know – I ordered a newer yarn from Berroco called Vintage. It is 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool and 10% Nylon. I was very excited about the color selection when I was ordering but when it arrived what really struck me was how great it feels! I only got a portion of my order because apparently it’s selling like crazy but Berroco assures me that more is on the way. It lists two gauges: KNITTING GAUGE #1, 5 sts = 1" on a #7 needle, and KNITTING GAUGE #2: 4.5 sts = 1" on a # 8.