Friday, October 29, 2010

We saved the best for last! The Vilya Beret and Convertible "Glittens" color work accessories for fall!

Why best?  Did you not see the "convertible" in mittens?  The stylish Vilya Beret is complimented by the versatile mittens … the mittens have a flap that folds back over the top of your hand, exposing the your fingers … this is especially useful if you have a cell phone dependency!  Some people are calling them "Glittens", a cross between Gloves 'n Mittens ... clever!

The Vilya Beret and Glitten set is for the more advanced knitter ... the convertible mittens present more of a knitting challenge.

Included in each kit is 1 skein of Lorna's Laces' soft new yarn, Honor (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% Silk: 275yds/100g) sport weight yarn and 1 skein of Lorna's Laces' Angel (70% Angora / 30% Lambswool: 50yds/14g) worsted weight yarn.  Both kits contain the pattern and all materials needed to make each project.

Some of you have asked, "Where did you get the names for the colorwork collection?".  You fans of the "Lord of the Rings" might know.  It's an obscure Lord of the Rings piece of trivia … the 3 Elven rings of power, were named Nenya, Narya and Vilya … you are a real Tolkien fan if you knew that one!

Take a look at all three of my new colorwork hat and mitten projects ... they are fashionable accessories for intermediate to experienced knitters.  The yarn is available in 6 wonderful color sets ... the pictures show the Vilya Beret and Glittens in the color combo we called "Lilac Tree".  You'll love 'em!




Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The wait is OVER! Addi Lace Click Sets … Now In Stock + Instant Rebate + Free Shipping!

You love the addi Lace circular knitting needles, and have been waiting until the Lace Clicks are actually available to order a set.  The addi Lace Click Set drama is OVER!  We have 'em in stock, ready to ship.

A little history … the Lace Clicks were supposed to be available last spring/early summer.  Problems with the brass coating caused rough edges at the cable/needle join, causing dreaded yarn snags.  Addi and Skacel finally decided to nickel-plate the Lace Click tips just like the Turbos ... yarn snagging problem solved.  So if you love the shape of the Lace circulars, and like the smooth finish of the Turbos, here is the best of both needles.  If you must have the brass finish, you should stick with the individual Lace Circular needles.

The addi Lace Click system provides 8 different sizes of addi Lace tips (US 4, US 5, US 6, US 7, US 8, US 9, US 10, and US 11), five different lengths of cables (16", 20", 24", 32" and 40"), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords ... the new lace 16" and 20" cables are the only ones not compatible with the standard addi Turbo Click tips.

By the way, we have ALL the addi interchangeable Click Sets … the famous Turbo Clicks, the bamboo Natura Click sets and, did I mention the Lace Clicks?!!

All in stock, all with an instant rebate, all with free shipping.  We simply don't know how to make this any better.  Get'em while they last!

Please note that the picture shown features the brass tips. The Lace Set comes with nickle plated tips.  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Looking for Soft? These colorwork alpaca/silk and angora cap 'n mittens are unbelievably yummy!


Some of you may have seen the first in my series of new colorwork hats 'n mitten kits (Nenya) … this set we named Narya, is made of the same soft / yummy new yarn from Lorna's Laces, called "Honor" and "Angel" (bunny fluff)!

The Narya Cap and Mitten set is the easiest knitting of the collection ... the cap is knit in the round using stockinette stitch with simple colorwork bands featuring an easy picot edge.

Included in each kit is 1 skein of Lorna's Laces' Honor (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% Silk: 275yds/100g) sport weight yarn and 1 skein of Lorna's Laces' Angel (70% Angora / 30% Lambswool: 50yds/14g) worsted weight yarn.  Both kits contain the pattern and all materials needed to make each project.


Take a look at all three of my new colorwork hat and mitten projects ... they are fashionable accessories for intermediate to experienced knitters.  The yarn is available in 6 wonderful color sets ... the pictures show the Narya cap and mittens in the color combo we called "Blue Iris".  You'll love 'em!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Try the versatile Ella Rae Classic Superwash - Worsted Weight Yarn - 20% Off !

We have tons of Ella Rae's "Classic Superwash" basic worsted yarn in 50 colors ... ready to ship! This 100% wool yarn holds stitch definition beautifully and is machine washable … perfect for any project.

You say you're looking for project ideas? Take a look at the "Knitting at Home" book by Leanne Prouse. This book features 60 classic knitting designs, all knit in worsted weight yarn. There is a lot of variety, everything from tea cozy(ies), to mittens, socks, sweaters, even some felting projects. Fair warning ladies ... don't try to felt the Classic Superwash, it ain't gonna work (I have a flair for the obvious)!

Compare this yarn to Cascade 220 Superwash yarn ... same gauge, same yardage, better price … more yarn for your buck … you decide !!! Take a look at the Ella Rae Classic Superwash!

Worsted weight not your gauge? Try the Ella Rae Classic Superwash CHUNKY! Not on sale, but drop a note or call, maybe we can work somethin' out!