Heavenly Socks Yarns

January 2009

We begin this new year by wishing you health, peace and no dropped stitches!

As we ring in the new year, we will be making space for new yarns. A selection of our hand-dyed Malabrigo yarns (shown at right) will greet you as you enter the store. Inside, look for an overflowing sale area, and please note that all hand-painted yarns will be featured at 20% off, including but not limited to:

Malabrigo yarn

-- Araucania's Nature Wool: 100% wool, 240 yds./3.52 oz.
-- Araucania's Patagonia Nature Cotton: 100% cotton, 105 yds./3.52 oz.
-- Araucania's Pomaire: 100% pima cotton, 183 yds./3.52 oz.
-- Colinette's Isis: 100% viscose, made in Wales, 100 m./100 g.
-- Done Roving's Kidding Ewe: 50% fine wool/50% mohair, 300 yards per skein.
-- Dream in Color's Baby Lace Weight: 100% superfine Australian merino, 700 yds./4 oz.
-- J. Knits' Superwash Me/Light Sock: 100% superwash merino wool, 270 yds./2 oz.
-- Malabrigo: 100% pure kettle-dyed merino wool worsted, 216 yds./3.5 oz.
-- Manos del Uruguay: 100% pure kettle-dyed wool, 138 yds./3.5 oz.
-- Manos del Uruguay's Cotton Stria: fun crinkled texture, 100% pure Peruvian kettle-dyed cotton, 116 yds./1.75 oz.
-- Schaefer's Heather: hand-painted luxury fibers in subtle variations on a theme, 55% merino wool superwash/30% silk/15% nylon, 400 yds./4 oz.

Kathleen yarn, by Schaefer

-- Schaefer's Kathleen (shown at left): hand-painted luxury fibers in beautiful jewel tones, 93% merino wool/7% nylon, 150 yds./8 oz.
-- Sheep Shop Yarn Company's Sheep Number Three: made in Uruguay, 30% silk/70% wool, 325 yds./100 g.
-- Starcroft from Starcroft Fiber Mill in Monroe, Maine: 60% island wool/40% mohair, 185 yds./4 oz.
-- Tilli Tomas' Disco Lights: 100% spun silk with delicate sequins, 175 yards per skein.

An example of what you might knit with one of our great hand-dyed bargains is this wonderfully textured Morning Surf Scarf of Mountain Colors' River Twist yarn (100% merino wool, 240 yds./100g.); detail shown at right.

The wave-like texture was created with yarnovers. We offer a free pattern for this scarf, which can be made with one skein.

River Twist scarf, detail

We are adjusting our hours slightly for the winter, to accomodate carpooling and weather considerations. The hours will be Monday through Wednesday, 10 am to 6 pm; Thursday 10 am to 8 pm; and Friday and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. (Sundays are by chance; we recommend that you call ahead to check.)