Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Stina's Last Day

So Stina's last day was Saturday. She's off to New Mexico to become a newspaper lady. We're so sad to see her go, but we're hopeful for her new adventure. If you want to send her a message. Just post it here, and we'll get it to her. Bye Stina!

New Hours and Announcements

So we're starting some new hours this month. Not anything major, we're just closing earlier on Fridays and Saturdays. (7pm) If you need that late night, we're still here 'till 9 on Tuesdays.
A couple of things to note... Our Spring Sale is coming on February 11 and 12. This is a major sale so that we can make room for all of that amazing yarn we ordered at the trade show. There are very deep discounts and prizes galore! (It's totally fun even if you don't buy yarn.) We're already starting to get in some new stuff, so there will be some to check out that weekend. The last bit of info involved Valentine's Day. Our knit-nighters have requested that we have another potluck that day. So I say yay! That's a Tuesday, February 14th. Bring a dish if you like, or just come and eat!

Friday, January 27, 2006

New Art at Lint

Wednesday night was a night for celebration as the long awaited installation of Lint's first stained glass piece took place. My amazing and talented husband Peter has been working on this gorgeous glass since Lint opened. (He's taking commissions.) These pictures show the install and the glass, which changes colors depending on the lighting and where you stand within the store. Don't forget to look up the next time you're in the store! (Thanks to Crystal, Thadeus and Morgan for all your help!)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Jane Makes a Gorgeous Blanket

Jane Kennedy (on the right) just finished this amazing baby blanket. This beautiful lace pattern what knit using Jane's own handspun yarn. What a lucky little baby!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

More great products from the Trade Show!

So I was just checking out a couple of websites for companies that I love. We've ordered some yarns from these people, and I thought that maybe you could read from them what they stand for and what they do. If you've got a little time, check 'em out, won't you? The first is the Fibre Company. Spun and dyed in Portland, Maine, this yarn and these ladies are tops! Find them and www.thefibreco.com We also love Be Sweet. Now, we've had their yarn for a little while, but I thought you'd want to know where your money goes! See them at www.besweetproducts.com. We also love the creative mastery behind some of the most amazing tools on the market. Glass Knitting Needles! Check out www.namasteneedles.com. We may not be the only folks in town to carry these amazing needles and accessories, but I'm sure we love them the most! This is the true original, so don't accept any imitators! (Even if you don't buy them from us!) They also have some totally awesome bags and solutions for how to store all of your needles and accessories. I promise, you will not be disappointed! We won't have these beauties for another few weeks, but you can at least put them on your list for the Spring! Speaking of awesome bags... you must check out www.offhanddesigns.com. Sweet ladies and even sweeter products. We'll be getting the new "Eve" and "Ursula" bags. I'll just let them speak for themselves.
So... had enough! Well here's a small list of other people we love. When you're done doing your homework, drop me a line. I'd love to hear what you think, what you love, what you'd like us to carry and all of that! Thanks...

Sunday, January 22, 2006

San Diego Sun!

Hey there friends! Here we are in sunny San Diego checking out all of the fabulous new yarns and accessories for Spring. I can't wait for you all to see what we've ordered thus far. Our eyes are popping out of our heads and our hands have never felt such wonderful textures. It is certanly sensory overload here, but we're loving every minute of it! I have a lot of news, so let's get started!
If you're a fan of 1824 wool, well hold on to your seat because it's back! That's right, 1824 wool is back and better than ever. Yes, it's true the original mill stopped making this yarn, but some resourceful folks in Canada just wouldn't let it go, and we couldn't resist this classic favorite, so we ordered every shade. Expect the full line in the store sometime around the beginning of March.
And for all of you Koigu fans... we spent some quality time in their booth loving the yarns, picking out colors. We're adding 12 new multi-colors and 12 solids to tatalize your taste for this lovely stuff. Unfortuneately, this yarn is only dyed by Koigu's 3 employees. This means we'll get it in about 6-8 months. (Maybe sooner?)
Some of our favorite news come from Blue Sky Alpacas. These are some of the nicest people in the yarn industry, so I absolutely love to support them. There are 4 new Organic Cotton Colors, 8 beautiful new shades of Alpaca & Silk, 3 new melange colos or Blue Sky Sport and a new totally scrumptious luxury yarn called Royal Alpaca. This baby is some of the rarest and finest Alpaca in the world. (Softer than some cashmeres!) They also have some amazing new patterns that are fresh and hip. When we get our shipment from this show's order, we will have every one of their yarns in every single color. Love Blue Sky? Well Lint is your new heaven.
We also spent some time with Lorna's Laces, Offhand Designs, Lantern Moon, Rowan and more. Today should prove to be another exhausting yet productive day. When I get back, I'll fill you in on all of the amazing new companies that will be filling our shelves and warming your needles. Emily and I are completely beside ourselves with these new and amazing yarns... Until then!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Congratulations Sara!

Yay for Sara, our beloved and loyal knit-nighter, who finished her third sweater yesterday. What a fabulous success...Congrats!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Second Hat Class and Updates

So I goofed on the class schedule and forgot to add the second session of beginning hats. These are some of the fabulous hats that you can make in the class taught by the lovely miss Laura Irwin. This class will be on March 6, 13 & 20th from 6-8pm. We also have a little space left in Leigh Radford's "How to Get Published" Class on January 28. This class is great for the aspiring designer. (It's simpler than you might think!) Unfortunately, both of the Intro to Intarsia classes are currently full. We do have a substantial waiting list, so maybe another class will be formed!

On a separate note... Emily and I are getting ready to fly off to San Diego this weekend to attend the trade show. When we return there will be much news of fabulous new yarns and products to dazzle and amaze! Stay tuned!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Successful Inventory

Inventory was long and tedious, but well worth the effort. We counted and we counted... and we even found this baby in one of our baskets! See, there are rewards for hard work!

Do you like my new do?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Inventory, sminventory!

Hey there folks! We're going to be closed on Monday, January 9th for Inventory. Yes, we're counting yarns, needles, books and all that so that we can provide you with accurate information when you're looking for something! (And it's the law...) I hope you don't mind, it's really quite necessary. Who knows, maybe we'll find something fancy in our stock of fun!