Tuesday, April 25, 2006

my pictures are kinda crummy...

I'm in the process of loading new sock yarns into the store. All superwash, all dyed this weekend -- check em out!

Friday, April 21, 2006


One more day to sign up for this dyed yarn swap!

last minute yarn selling endeavor

A bunch of woolarina handpainted and handspun yarn will be making its Waltham debut at the Gore Place Sheepshearing fest. The website says...

April 22, 2006
10 am to 4pm (rain or shine)

"Gore Place, the historic Governor Gore estate in Waltham, MA, presents its 19th annual Sheepshearing Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 10am to 4pm (rain or shine). This popular outdoor event takes place over several acres of this beautiful 45-acre estate." There's a map here.

Check out the booth in the craft fair, where I'll be hanging out alongside Skeintily Clad & 3 Cat Nite.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

raiding the warehouse

Classic Elite's warehouse is located about half an hour from my house. My blogless friend Jenn tipped me off to a big sale this Friday and Saturday, and I managed to find time to go. I wanted to spend $200 or less. It's amazing what you can get for that:

10 balls of Phoenix in Black Ash, to make a shawl for my grandmother.

10 skeins of Premier (pima cotton blended with Tencel, 50 grams/108 yards, Gauge: 5.25 sts = 1", #6 needle) for summer shell.

10 skeins of Wings in deep blue ("The hollow core technology of Wings makes this yarn perfect for lightweight but warm garments, and intricately cabled designs that would be heavy if knit in conventional yarns. In addition, the alpacas/silk/wool blend gives it a cashmere-like hand. This yarn is 15% hollow; each ply has a hollow center that holds a layer of air, like goose down, for warmth without weight." 55% Alpaca/23% Silk/22% Wool, 109 yards/skein, Gauge: 4 1/2 sts. = 1" on #7 needles) for a sweater, plus 20 skeins undyed Wings to make sure that I have enough for a sweater, and to sell in the store.

And 12 skeins of Imagine, which is the yarn I used to make my summer tank a couple of years ago that I love.

So, that's 62 skeins of yarn, for right around $200 -- definitely worth the drive to Lowell.