Category Archives: shopping

Color me exclusive, limited time only!

As if we need more enticement to buy sock yarn, there seems to have been an explosion lately of “limited edition” hand-dyed yarns from the larger dyers.  Some companies have paired with shops to offer “exclusive” colorways (Lorna’s Laces with … Continue reading

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Cable insanity

Well, I discovered (the hard way, of course) what the TKGA Masters of the Universe were angling at when they required that the cable swatches be no larger than 7 x 10″ but include at least 2 multiples and 3 … Continue reading

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Ah, that’s better.

“I learn, Mr. Fawlty.  I learn, I learn.”  Finally, here is the corrected Swatch #10, with the decreases made every other right side row. I’ve been rather slow this week on swatches; I’ve only cast on and knit the first inch … Continue reading

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Is there a local chapter of YCA?

I think I’m addicted to yarn clubs.  Mostly sock yarn clubs.  I first joined a yarn club two or three years ago.  Last year I belonged to 4 or 5, some monthly, some bimonthly, some occasional.  Most are time-limited, but … Continue reading

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The future is now!

How incredibly cool!  I got an email advertising Gudrun Johnston’s new book Shetland Trader, Book One. 10 of Gudrun’s lovely patterns photographed by Jared Flood!  And Ysolda Teague is one of the models!  And here’s the kicker: it’s available instantly … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Comfort

This arrived in my mailbox today.  It’s a skein of Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering in the colorway Glimpse.  This is a very special colorway.  The amazing Sharon the Yarnista created this colorway in honor of a mutual online friend … Continue reading

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No, don’t throw me in that cashmere patch!

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed a rise in the number of cashmere-blend hand-dyed sock yarns recently.  As far as I can tell, this falls into the category of Good Things, especially since, for the most part, … Continue reading

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Full of Beans…

…Jimmy Beans!  Jimmy Beans Wool is a fun place to shop online, and I imagine it’s even more fun if you get to go to Reno, Nevada in person.  Why are they so cool?  Let’s see…     They get limited … Continue reading

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A Treasure Unearthed

It was unexpectedly cold today, and I hoped I could get the Oompa Loompa to wear a sweater for more than 10 nanoseconds.   I looked in the wardrobe and saw one of the many Baby Einstein sweaters (Ravelry page) that … Continue reading

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Boxes full of awesomeness…

…are what you get when you’ve shopped at The Loopy Ewe (http://www.theloopyewe.com).  You haven’t checked it out yet?  Boy howdy, are you in for a treat!  That is, if you like sock yarn (and who doesn’t??).  Sheri runs the shop, … Continue reading

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