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A new shipment of Woollee is here and who can resist this 16 oz. hank of hand-dyed wool!
With approximately 725 yards of aran weight yarn in each giant hank we have 12 colors available including: Mardi Gras, Stained Glass, Bachelor Buttons, Madame, Ice Princess, Canyon Lands, Las Vegas Brights, Chairman of the Board, and Wagon Wheel Gap.
Interlacements clear colors mingle to create additional striking colors which is their claim to fame. Come by to take a look for yourself, the colors are stunning. -B
A new shipment of Blue Moon is here!! Come in to see all of the Socks that Rock, 100% Superwash Merino at 405 yards.
Twisted, 100% Merino Wool at 560 yards. Last but not least Silky Victoria 85% Polworth Wool, 15% Silk at 695 yards.
What will you make with your favorite color? -B
A new shipment of Malabrigo has arrived! We have new Rios, Rasta, Malabrigo Sock, and Malabrigo Worsted.
A brand new shipment is here! Come by and see all the beautiful new colors of Socks That Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. We will be open tonight January 27th until 7:00pm for Fiber with Friends.
Last Saturday morning we unveiled a new yarn to our shop. Leslie and I are so excited to announce that L & B Yarn Co. now carries Blue Moon Fiber Arts the home of Socks that Rock. We now have BFL Sport, Woobu, Silky Victoria, and Socks that Rock Lightweight. All of the yarn colors and bases are beautiful, I took a skein of Woobu home with me on Saturday afternoon and began knitting a lace shawl that I will post when complete and it is going to be lovely and I must say the Woobu is lovely to knit with.
The BFL Sport is 100% Blue Faced Leicester, packaged in large beautiful hand paint hank of 661 yards.
The Woobu is 60% Merino Wool and 40% Bambu, packaged in a soft hand dyed hank of 620 yards.
The Silky Victoria is 85% polworth wool and 15% silk, the hand on this one is awesome and the yarn comes packaged in a extra large hank of 745 yards.
Last but definitely not least is the Socks that Rock Lightweight, 100% superwash merino wool in a 405 yard hank. The colors in this line are absolutely incredible so if you get a chance, come in and check it out -B
Manos Lace isn’t just your typical lace yarn, its composed of baby alpaca for warmth and softness, silk for lustre, and cashmere for pure luxury. One of many of the Manos yarns we carry in our shop because we believe in quality and love the fact that Manos del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The Manos Cooperatives were founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, and are still, few opportunities for work. They began modestly, by selling handcrafts at local shops and the annual agricultural show in Montevideo. In time spinning, dyeing, weaving and knitting became the focus of the Coop’s efforts. Initially the “faded”, striated colors of Manos yarn were the result of heating yarn for dyeing in large, iron kettles over wood fires. Over the years, the dying process has been refined to provide consistency of color without losing what has become the trademark stria shading. In addition to creating yarns for handcrafters, the Manos Cooperatives have continued to produce ready-to-wear pieces for designers and department stores such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Nordstrom’s, and Sak’s. When thinking about what lace weight to use on your next project I highly recommend taking a look at the Manos Lace, you won’t be disappointed. After all your project deserves awesome yarn!
I’m so excited, we have received our very first shipment of della Q bags and needle cases and they are AWESOME! This is a product that we have been eying for quite some time and now we finally have it. If you aren’t familiar with this line they are definitely designed with the customer in mind. The bags have lots of pockets and are a good size if you don’t want to lug around a giant bag you can fit everything you little fiber heart desires into the Cleo Yarn Caddy.
And who can resist the Pippa Yarn Dispenser. It folds down flat for compact storage and pops right back open ready for your newest project to go with you to wherever your busy day might take you keeping your yarn safe and clean.
My favorite accessory from della Q are the best circular needle cases I have ever seen (and I’ve been on the lookout)! they are light weight and each pocket is nicely labeled so you can organize all of your needles in one spot. I am definitely going to be going home with The Que Grand Circular needle case today and begin to organize. All of the vibrant colored fabrics come from Vietnam and when you purchase della Q products a portion of your proceeds are donated to Vietnam Quilts, a non-profit organization that trains low-income and rural Vietnamese women in the art of quilting and provides them with a means to a steady income. It doesn’t get much better than that, for more information on della Q click here. -B
I’m pleased to present something entirely new offered by L & B Yarn Co! On Wednesday, February 5th from 1:00pm-2:00pm we will begin our first installment in our F.E.A.T. series. F.E.A.T., an acronym standing for Fiber, Explanation, and Tea, will feature a brand new project every two weeks with one gathering in the afternoon and one in the evening. Each F.E.A.T. gathering will focus on the current project and we will discuss the why we chose it, offer an abundance of information on the yarn and fiber, conversation, and of course, tea. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that it’s entirely free! And not only is it free, but you will also enjoy the benefit of receiving a discount on the featured yarn if you choose to purchase it after the meeting.
This month’s schedule for our F.E.A.T. series is as follows:
Cocoon Me in Manos Maxima:
Wednesday, February 5th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday, February 12th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sweet Dreams in Madelinetosh Merino Light:
Wednesday, February 19th from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday, February 26th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
We hope you’ll be able to join us for this exciting event! -Michael
Continuing this week’s theme of incredibly quick projects for those who are in a time crunch to complete all of their Christmas gifts…I present to you the Plume Scarf by Prism! I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical about it when I first saw Leslie pull it out of her bag, but all of my skepticism vanished as soon as I touched it. I couldn’t believe how soft it was! And talk about easy! The entire cowl is knit in the round, alternating garter rows with stockinette.
Leslie used two skeins of Prism’s Plume for the edges and one skein of Cascade 128 Superwash Merino held double for the center section. While she didn’t have enough left over to make another cowl, she did mention that you could easily get two cowls out of three hanks. So why not keep one for yourself and one as a gift? The combination of the Plume with the merino yarn makes this cowl so irresistibly soft that you’ll never want to take if off your neck. And as this cowl uses such chunky yarn, you’ll be able to knit this up in no time. So stop by the shop today and feel it for yourself! -Michael
As winter draws steadily nearer, boxes full of our fall inventory quickly pile up. And as we open each box, new treasures are unearthed. We recently unpacked a couple boxes stuffed to their breaking point with Wool Clasica by Manos. In case you’re unfamiliar with Manos Wool Clasica, this hand-dyed yarn is a chunky weight, 100% merino yarn. It was almost overwhelming to look at the more than 40 different colorways! So what is a knitter/crocheter to do with so many options?
Thankfully Manos came through with some assistance in this matter. Along with the 40 colors of Wool Clasica, not to mention a large variety of Fino and Silk Blend, they were kind enough to send a collection of patterns that showcase these yarns. Personally, I think the Sherwood blanket out of Wool Clasica would be a fantastic choice. This blanket is made up of blocks of 12 different colors of Wool Clasica, each block featuring a different knitted motif. Not only did we receive the blanket pattern, but we also received patterns for sweaters, scarves, cowls, and fingerless gloves!
So stop by and check out our large display of Manos yarns and patterns. But time is of the essence as we only have a limited number of patterns. Happy knitting! -Michael