Heavenly Socks Yarns

October 2007 Update

Hello! We are trying out a little color in the newsletter -- maybe even a photo or two. However, we are aware that many of us in Maine are still using a dial-up connection, so we will be conscious of that and not include too many photos or graphics. Please let us know if you have any trouble receiving the newsletter in this format.
Brown Sheep has a new colorway for the Lamb's Pride worsted and bulky. It is a monochromatic variegated yarn packaged just how you are accustomed to with Lamb's Pride and at the same price -- $6.95! I have ordered all the colors in both worsted and bulky weights. It is expected in the shop at the end of the first week of October. Lamb's Pride Multi
Alpaca Sox October is sock month. All sock yarn is 20% off -- this includes many yarns which are regularly priced below suggested retail! We heard from Classic Elite last week that Alpaca Sox (60% alpaca, 20% wool, 20% nylon) was expected to arrive in their warehouse last Friday. The shipment of this yarn was delayed due to the earthquakes that occurred in Peru this summer. We have ordered both solids and multicolors and are expecting it at the end of the first week of October. Click Classic Elite to see color cards.
Clearance yarns: In order to introduce new yarns into a small space, something needs to go. So, on clearance is Wendy's Velvet Touch, Lanna Gatto's Iside, Classic Elite's Princess and Brown Sheep Superwash worsted.
Kathy Goldner's Knitting Out Loud, a new audiobook company, was founded this spring to bring the vast literature of knitting to audio. (Some of you -- or your children -- may know Kathy from the literature program which she ran in the Waldo County schools, grades 3-5, for eight years.) Frustrated at having to choose between knitting and reading about knitting, Kathy decided to solve the problem herself by starting a company to make knitting audiobooks. Knitting Out Loud
Knitting Out Loud will produce top-quality recordings of the best of knitting literature. "We are publishing histories of knitting and essays on knitting, not patterns," says Kathy. Knitting Out Loud's first audiobooks are Stitch 'n' Bitch by Debbie Stoller, read by the author; America Knits, Melanie Falick's interviews with pioneering knitting designers, weavers, spinners and sheep farmers across the country; and Knitting Memories, essays on the power of knitting by knitters including Clara Parkes, Teva Durham and Lily Chin, edited by Lela Nargi. We'll have them in the store soon so you won't have to pay the shipping cost of a Web site order. Click Knitters Review to read more about it.
Bill Huntington of Hope Spinnery has started Knitting in Hope, a regular knitting evening starting October 1. This is open to all, experienced and those just beginning to knit. If you have never knitted before, contact Bill to talk about getting a little instruction before the gathering. He can help you or find you some help with the basics. It is not a class but an informal get-together to knit, talk and have fun. If you feel like bringing a bit of food to share, that is fine but not required. Feel free to bring along a friend. Time: Monday nights from 6:30 to 8 pm. Place: Hope Spinnery, 725 Camden Rd. (Route 105) in Hope. Phone: 207-763-4600.
Colburn Shoe will be celebrating its 175th anniversary in style! On October 13, there will be live music, storewide sales, giveaways and the Most Worn-Out Shoe Contest at their store. Please stop by and help them celebrate!