Thursday, February 23, 2006

Rowan Has Arrived!

Our Rowan shelf is now bursting with color! We have received the two new yarns for Spring, Holiday and Glimmer Print. These are a slight departure for Rowan, but come in wonderful shades and are accompanied by great patterns books as you can see here...
In addition to the new yarns, we now have lots of 4-ply cotton, Cotton Glace, Handknit DK, All Season's Cotton, Summer Tweed and more. If you're a Rowan fan, it's time to come in and check it out!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

One Skein Arrives!

We are so thrilled for the release of Leigh Radford's second publication "One Skein." This amazing little book features 30 projects to knit, most of them with just one skein of yarn! These are so great. I would knit everything in this book! We're so proud of Leigh and her creative spirit, so we'll be hosting a book release party and signing for her in the coming weeks. Watch our newsletter and this space for updates, and be sure to stop by and check out this great book!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Laura in Interweave Knits

Congratulations to our very own Laura Irwin for publishing her first pattern. This "Bridgetown Beltbag" appears in the current issue of Interweave Knits. She will have other patterns appearing in future issues of Knits as well as their offshoot, Knitscene. Keep your eyes peeled!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hearts, flowers and kisses to all of you fabulous knitting people! If you need a Valentine tonight, Lint would be happy to oblige...just bring a tasty snack, or just your lovely self to our Valentine's potluck at 6pm. Be there or be somewhere else!

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Sale, Sale, Sale!!!

Today, tommorrow, and secretly Monday and Tuesday we are having a mega sale! Come on in and get amazing discounts of 40% or more on some really amazing stuff! We're open today until 7pm, Sunday 12-6 and normal hours on Monday and Tuesday. Also don't forget the Valentine's Potluck Tuesday night!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

New Yarns...

Yesterday and today we received many of our new and amazing Spring yarns. First for Blue Sky, there are 8 new colors of Alpaca & Silk! There is also the most luxurious Royal alpaca. This beauty is as soft as cashmereand comes in 8 earthy tones. There are also three new shades of Blue Sky Sport which are called "Melange" to indicate their wonderful multi-tones. We've added the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Superwash to our array of this great company. There are many beautiful heathered shades to play with. Plymouth treated us with 4 new yarns.... First, we added solid colors in the Fantasy Naturale cotton. We also added Jellibeanz, a great washable kids yarn, and Obsession... this one you have to feel to believe! And I saved the best for last! The new Rowan has arrived! We think this is just so gorgeous and amazing. It is a magical journey through the possibilities of knitting. This is just the beginning of all the amazing new products coming in. Keep checking here for the latest!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Weaving Success!

Today we had our first ever weaving class. Diane McKinnon came to teach a classroom full of eager students in the art of the table loom. Each person made their own scarf or table runner, and all had great success! Since weaving is my first passion, it thrills me to see so much interest in this amazing craft. Congratulations Laura, John, Amy and Aase. (John will be showing off his amazing handspun cashmere scarf this Tuesday at Knit Night.)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Knitting Olympics

So I know a lot of you read the Yarn Harlot Blog. One of my friends sent me this link and it sounds totally cool. It's a good reason to force yourself to knit something in an extrordinary amount of time. And to challenge yourself. If any of you are doing this I'd love to hear about it. (Send me pictures!)

Friday, February 03, 2006

Yarn to Donate

Lately, Lint has collected quite a stash of random yarns. We get all kinds of samples and extra skeins and what not. We've already donated 2 garbage bags full of yarn to school programs, and now we'd like to find a third worthy recipient. This bag is filled to the top with all different kinds of yarn treats perfect for a kids knitting class or craft program. If you are or know of a program or school that could benefit from this great stash, please email me at Lint. Thanks!

Update! Whew, that was fast! We've already found a great program to take this wonderful stuff. Thanks Kathy!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Charitable Knitting (Passed Along by Jean Herbold)

Thanks Jean for this great info. Another good way to utilize our ever growing yarn stashes and skills!

Interweave Knits magazine was pleased to announce their partnership with the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) Red Scarf Project to collect and send warmth and encouragement to America’s college-attending foster youth by collecting 2,500 handknitted and crocheted scarves, preferably in shades of red, for Valentine’s Day care packages.We know there are hundreds of charitable fiber arts projects across the country, but this one stood out in our mind, perhaps because many of our staff are recent college graduates and have great memories of care packages from home.Blogger Now Norma Knits ( writes about this project in words better than our own: “There are a few things I am a sucker for, and one of them is sending care packages to kids in boarding school or college. . . Foster kids who have the smarts, and more importantly the gumption and the self-direction and motivation, to go to college, deserve a pat on the back as often as we can give it. They are hoping to overcome obstacles that the rest of us can barely imagine. . .”For more information, review our press release or visit the Orphan Foundation of America website at’ll be sure to give you PLENTY of advance notice if the Orphan Foundation of America makes this an annual event!