March 20, 2013
Last week Knit hosted a trunk show from Cephalopod Yarns. All Cheryl told me was that they were expecting all the bases that Cephalopod offers, in a variety of colors. I think that everyone was surprised when eight giant boxes of yarn arrived! It was really great to see examples of all the beautiful colors that Cephalopod dyes, and everyone found a favorite.
This was the “wall of Bugga”, their super soft and squishy sportweight yarn:
See the skeins underneath? There wasn’t even enough room to hang all the Bugga yarn. It was a lot of yarn! I fell in love with a colorway called Eurota Purple Wing, and I’m already knitting a pair of mitts with one of my new skeins of Bugga.
Did you know that all the Bugga colorway names are bugs and/or sea creatures, and the Traveler coloway names are all places? Heidi’s favorite colorway, Gallifrey, is the name of a planet from Dr Who. You can probably guess what the Beastie’s colorways are named after – beasts and creatures. It can be a little confusing when you’re trying to find your favorite color on two different base yarns, but someone told me that if you look at the colorway number on the labels, they will be the same across all the different yarns. And it worked!
On Friday afternoon, Sarah from Cephalopod came to Knit for a wine and cheese. Many customers came out to meet her and picked up some gorgeous yarns for shawls, socks, baby sweaters, and many other projects. It was fun to hear about everyone’s plans for their new yarn and share ideas! Of course, in addition to talking about yarn and things, conversation around the table ranged from languages and foreign travel, to commiseration over college admissions and children going off to college, and even to a nice chat about dogs. It was great to see Sarah enjoying our usual warm and friendly table conversations, which is one of my favorite things about Knit
Sarah also brought some absolutely gorgeous sample garments with her to help inspire people. I really liked the blue-green sample of The Clovers shawl. Of course Cheryl loved the laceweight shawl sample, Aster Nyx, and who could blame her because its an absolutely stunning piece:
At the end of the day Sarah did need take most of the beautiful yarns with her, but Knit is still going to carry a smaller selection of Bugga and Traveler, so if you missed the trunk show you can still stop by and see some of the yarn.
November 29, 2012
I am SO glad that I stopped by the store tonight to update the website, because the trunk show from Claudia Handpainted Yarns arrived today. I watched Cheryl and Audrey open the boxes and out came one gorgeous color after the other. My favorite was called collards & grits – it’s a perfect Slytherin colorway of silver and greens.
You can stop by the store starting Friday afternoon to see the yarn for yourself, but please leave a couple of skeins of collard & grits for me!
February 22, 2012
Sabine is a worsted weight 30/30/40 blend of llama/wool/cotton – the llama makes it super soft and I think the teal color needs to come home with me
Yearling is a bulky 60/40 blend of wool and cotton, and I just love the bright blue colorway (2nd row from the top, on the right). Since it’s 109 yards to 100g, I think I’ll use it to make another Juliet vest. The wool content will give the garter stitch a wonderful springiness.
What are you planning to knit with these yarns?
November 16, 2011
Kim here, doing a guest appearance blog post to let you know that yarn from my absolute favorite dyer, Madelinetosh, has arrived at Knit!
The new arrivals are the Madelinetosh Vintage base, which has 200 yards per skein, in Tart, Alizarin (one of my favorite Madtosh colors), Earl Grey, Warm Mushroom (which looks great with the Earl Grey), Plaid Blanket, Mica (a beautiful baby blue), Magnolia Leaf, Vanilla Bean, Black Velvet (an unusual, gorgeous grey/purple colorway) and Steam Age. Do I get bonus points for knowing 9 out of 10 colors from memory? There is also Shoreline, Clematis, Corsage (a beautiful pink) and Mare.
One skein of Alizarin is coming home with me to make a pair of Eugenia’s Mittens and I have a feeling I’ll be back for more. What colorways are you excited to purchase? Leave a comment below and let us know what you are planning to knit with your skeins!