Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Today I had the opportunity to meet Portland fiberartist and author, Ilisha Helfman.  Inspired by the color changes in handpainted yarns, and the difference from one dyer to the next, she has developed what she refers to as a "thoughtful improvisational technique."  Her approach to working with hand painted yarns is certainly new to me and the results are lovely!  I've got some of her first book in the shop and she is soon to have another available soon.  For more information visit her website at  She also has a group on ravelry called: jazzknitting.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall Knitting!

Fall knitting is in full swing!  I've got lots of new yarns in the shop so it's bursting at the seams with fibery goodness!  I love it when my customers share their finished projects with a photo of the project being modeled by the lucky recipient.  Knitter, Judy, has a daughter who is a dyed-in-the-wool (sorry for the pun) Beaver's fan.  Here she is in the new hat her mom knit for her to wear to the chilly football games.  Judy used the Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash and a free hat pattern found on Ravelry.  Nicely done Judy!!  Go duck-eavers!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Friday, March 23rd & Saturday, March 24th
The following yarns will be 25% off!

  • Sublime Bamboo Pearls DK
  • Tahki Presto
  • Tahki Tango
  • Classic Elite Magnolia
  • Classic Elite Woodland
  • Sublime Wooly Merino
  • Sublime Organic Wool DK
  • Elsebeth Lavold's Favorite Wool
Lots of BIG BARGAINS at Danner & Soli too - come see us!!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

More Customer Projects to Share!

Today a customer, new to knitting but a long time crocheter, brought this scarf in to share with me. It's a WIP, a simple crochet pattern she found on Ravelry made from the Zauberball. Just another reminder how great this yarn looks knit up in lace!

Here's a very cute
little sweater knit up in the hand dyed Zoe Sock yarn from Shalimar. Though this yarn doesn't feel all that soft in the hank, after it has been washed & blocked it was very soft! Another superwash sock yarn thats great for baby.

And I couldn't resist sharing these knit-then-felted gingerbread men that customer, Lori, made for her coworkers (she works at See's Candy!) I had to look twice when she showed them to me - I thought they were the real thing - my photo taken with my phone really doesn't do them justice!

Seeing finished projects is probably the most fun part of owning a yarn shop. I need to remember to have my good camera on hand and to be better about posting them here - I promise to work on that!