Heavenly Socks Yarns

September/October 2007

During the month of September new yarn lines will be on sale at 20% off. Some of the featured yarns include:

  • Cotanani from the Mirasol Collection, DK weight, 60% pima cotton/40% merino wool, in subtle Southwestern tones. The Mirasol Project is a cooperative in Peru, the proceeds of which go to help support women and children.
  • Superior Cashmere by Filatura di Crosa, lace weight, 70% cashmere/30% silk, light as a cloud and just as soft. 330 yards. Read about it in Knitter's Review. Sale price is $19.60.
  • J. Knits, lace weight, 100% extra superfine alpaca, hand washable, amazing hand-dyed colors. It's "lace-a-licious"! Sale price is $19.96 per 1200-yard skein.
  • Creative Focus by Nashua Handknits, machine-washable worsted, 100% superwash wool (50% merino/50% wool). Sale price is $7.60 per 218-yard skein.
  • Cashcotton from Rowan in fingering weight. This is a machine-washable cotton blend in heathered colors.

In October, all sock yarn will be on sale! New sock yarns include:

  • Alpaca Sox by Classic Elite, 60% alpaca/20% merino wool/20% nylon, 450 yards per skein.
  • Araucania, hand-dyed variegated colors, 75% wool/25% polyamide, 376 yards per skein.
  • Jeannie by Kramer, super fine weight, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon,very soft and a great price, regularly priced $9.50 per 480-yard skein. This is undyed sock yarn ready for you to dye it. Directions for dyeing is on this week's Knitter's Review, Dye Your Own Semisolids, or in the book Kids Knitting by Melanie Falick (available at the store), or just search the Internet.
  • Design Line by Regia, bold and unusual colors, 75% superwash new wool/25% polyamide. This is the Kaffe Fassett sock line!

A customer has notified us about CHABHA (Children Affected By HIV/AIDSin Africa), which encourages knitters to make small knitted "comfort dolls" called "duduza dolls." The pattern is on their Web site. I will happily be a collection point for this charitable organization, and will mail finished dolls.

Since I haven't lined up a class schedule, consider taking a class at Fiber College, September 7-9, in Searsport. There will be vendor booths, demonstrations and classes of special interest to knitters such as Exquisite Seams and Finishing Techniques, Knitting Tips and Tricks, Tapestry Banded Hat and Modular Knitting.

Please know that knitting help is a free service at the shop - we will help you with anything we know how to do!

As you know, I have talked about making Belfast the fiber capital of Maine, so here's a link to Sarah Johnson's Fall 2007 quilting class schedule. Please forward this link to any quilters you may know.

Knitting circle begins after Labor Day, Thursday evenings, 6-8:30 pm. Drop in, no commitment and a guaranteed good time!