07/14/2014 by phyllis
Do you believe we are half way through July already? Yikes! That means there are only 12 more days of our super July sale since Knitty City is taking a brief week off from the 27th of July through August 1. So hurry on in and help us sweep clean with some real bargains for your summer and fall knitting. Pearl doesn't fool around with the word "sale" so for the whole month sale yarns are 40% off and all sale books, too. All other books are on sale at 10% off. You will find the sale yarns on a center table, and you'll want to check back often since Pearl likes to surprise us with new offerings.
Fabulous New Fall Yarns are Arriving!
These are not on "sale," but they are still well worth checking out. New yarns include one from Madeline Tosh: A.S.A.P. - a "cool", single ply, chunky type yarn in her signature colors. It sounds like a hot knit, but it's only hot in the stylish sense when you use one skein to make something lush like this:
It's quick, it's easy and it's a good start on projects for the Holiday season - which, as we all know, is waiting in the wings!
FREIA FROM KNITWHITS
For those who love Freia Yarns - and for those who have not yet fallen in love - consider stopping by soon to check out our newest shipment of Freia Sportweight. Pearl has done her usual good job of ordering lots of colors and if there's anyone out there who is not captivated by this lovely yarn, we have yet to meet them.
Gumballs from Knitted Wit
Mini Skeins for Mini Projects
Are you knitting the Beekeeper’s Quilt? Maybe some mochimochi? Looking for a small quantity of pretty colored yarn? Gumballs are the perfect mini skein! 45 yards of 100% super wash merino. Perfect for tiny projects!
These Madeline Tosh 50 yard mini-skeins are priced reasonably and they provide the perfect amount of yardage for edgings or trim. Buy a variety of colors and make a wonderful combo-color project.
Frabjous Fibers Wonderland Yarn
Making Color Coordination Easy
One of us is in the middle of making a back-to-school Fair Isle for her favorite second grader and she was driving everyone wild while she tried to find the perfect color coordinates for her about-to-be-created cardigan. Then she discovered this new collection of yarns from Frabjous Fibers and her problem was solved!
Inspired by Lewis Carroll's timeless classic Alice in Wonderland, Frabjous Fibers has developed a whole new line of soft merino yarn in 3 differeent weights: worsted, sport & fingering. The yarn comes in 16 core colors and there are tonal variations on each which you need to see to appreciate. Our fair isle friend chose the pack of 1 oz. coordinated colors you see here to work with a pale grey main color. We'll make sure she sends a finished picture when all is done.
How About A Little Summer Reading & Fall Planning?
The Early Fall Issue of Vogue Knitting is in the house!
The Knit Goes On!
We may be taking a week off (July 27 through August 1), but we'll still be supporting the craft we love so well with our on-going "Learn to Knit" classes in Bryant Park every Tuesday, from 1:30 to 3 PM. A few weeks ago, 40 "beginners" left knowing how to knit! Thanks to our sponsors Plymouth Yarn and Crystal Palace for their donation of yarn and needles. All yarn and needles are provided for lessons, but both must be returned at the end of the session. If you are already a knitter, please join us and bring your project. We would love to see you! You inspire us. (All our learn to knit squares are made into blankets which are donated at the end of the summer season. To register or read more: http://www.knittycity.com/knittyblog/index.php/kevent/view/464
Well, that's it for the moment. Be back with a newsletter before we close, but wanted to catch up via the blog. We know that summer is a slow time for cool weather knitting, but don't forget that we carry loads of cottons, linens and some are even on sale. Stop by soon!