Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Well, Steven survived TNNA! Wow! TNNA stands for The National Needlework Association. This is where Steven buys yarn for the next season. You should see the things he brought back from the show! He has fantastic fleece from Ozark.
He also brought ArtYarns Shawl kits that are so divine I can't stand it!
He picked colorways - Champagne, Minerals, and Wildflowers. The kits make a shawl that uses a fine yarn intermixed with a sequin yarn. It reminds me of the Kaffe Fassett shawl from Rowan Magazine #49.
Speaking of fuss, you should have seen Joanna's face when she opened the box of Kauni yarn from Denmark! I thought she was going to swoon from excitement! It's a good thing Steven always has a fainting couch on hand for over excited knitters! No,....I am just kidding. He doesn't have a fainting couch on hand at all times. That's just silly...........it's in the parlor. Anyway, the Kauni yarn has a very long color stripe making it really great for Fair Isle knitting. Also, knitter beware, the skeins are sold by grams and you need to make sure of the yardage and grams on each particular skein to ensure you get what you need.
On the opposite end of the knitting spectrum.....
We received Tinseltown! This is the sparkly sister to Rizos, which as you know, is the ruffling yarn.
Steven brought Knit Collage with him, too! He even brought samples along with the yarn!
Also, the Yarn Garage will be CLOSED Monday, July 4th. Everyone enjoy the holiday weekend!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hello my dear divas of major yarn useage.
I have spent a wonderful weekend stocking up on new finds for this fall.
Here you see me pictured with the famous Debbie Bliss and her daughter Nell.
I scouted out new finds down the isle. Mom brought lefse for all the Scandinavians
from here local lefse factory in Blair WI. The gents from Dale of Norway and Swedish
Yarns had never heard of it. Joke was on us.
I can't wait to tell you all about it. I will hold court on Wednesday in Rosemount from 6-8 pm with the Wild Women of Wednesday and in Minneapolis on Thursday for Luncheon Lounge.
Make sure you make reservations for this on Wednesday and Thursday but don't miss the Felted Trunk
show in two days with our guest from out of town. Email for Tuesday or Thursday to hold a seat.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday night we had another fun Pizza & Purls class. There was lots of new yarn and new books to talk about. Such as, this fantastic handspun from Knit Collage.
We welcomed back, Kristi, who has been absent for six weeks! Here she is with her finds:
Here is Deirdre with her coveted Tulip Sweater that she is making for no one in particular.
She saw the Yarn Harlot's blog about it and ran into the shop demanding a Tulip Sweater kit. I quickly produced said kit and she has not stopped working on it since. She describes it as a "very satisfying" project. I may have to buy a kit myself. So tempting........must resist!
We laughed until we cried last night! One of reasons for the laughter was Lichele's AutoCorrect debacle. She had to rip out her Be Sweet Indian Summer Poncho repeatedly because her seed stitch kept getting off. So, we decided she should do moss stitch since it may be easier to see. She diligently wrote the pattern in her phone and the autocorrect on her phone changed her pattern from Knit 2, Purl 2 to Knit 2, Pork 2. No wonder her pattern kept getting off! We laughed and laughed! Maybe you had to be there........
We also talked about the new Alisha Goes Round yarn that came in last week.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 11th! Come down to the Yarn Garage and sit out on the sidewalk and knit away the afternoon!
Friday, June 10th - Sunday, June 12th will be at our booth at SDA Conference.
This will be the first time we are participating in the this conference and we are very excited! Steven will be at TNNA shopping for the Fall/Winter season, so the Yarn Garage/StevenBe kids will be doing the whole weekend by themselves! Come out and support us! We will have our typical booth full to the ceiling with fabulous things! In addition, we are part of the Unraveled DIY Festival on Friday, June 10th from 6-9pm.
We had a GREAT Memorial Day weekend! Thanks to everyone that came to visit us! We hope you all had a much fun as we did!