August 2016

  It has been a lovely summer so far, and the plants in the garden are still blooming.  Things are starting to burn out prematurely, though.  It was so warm early on in the season, and Victoria had bumper crops of blueberries this year.  They were very early (at least a month).

I have always picked about 25 lbs of blueberries every year, and here are Lily's berries that didn't make it to the freezer.  She really loves them!

Summertime is definitely the time for sock knitting, shawl knitting, and creating knits with lighter weight yarns.  Below are a few new fingering weight and sock weight yarns that have just arrived in the store.

Diamond Luxury Tiptoe

Tiptoe is a fingering weight yarn that creates beautiful blended striping when knit.

75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon
100gms, 400m  30sts x 40r = 4"
Needle Size: 3.00mm needle

Berroco Comfort Sock

We have brought back Berroco Comfort Sock.  Super soft, and perfect for people who are allergic to wool.
50% Superfine Nylon  50% Superfine Acrylic
100gms, 412m  30sts x 40r = 4"
Needle size: 3.25m (3 US)

Schoppel Edition 3

New to the Zauberball family, Edition 3 is a sport/dk weight yarn with slow gradual color changes.

100% Extrafine Superwash Wool from Patagonia
164yds, 50gms.  22 - 26 sts = 4"
Needle size: 3.00-4.00m (US 2-6)

Just think of all the projects you could knit with these: knit 2 socks at a time with two balls, or use one 50gm ball for smaller projects.

Edition 3 Stiped Cowlkerchief

Find the free pattern here:

Also arrived are new colorways in existing sock yarn lines including Lang Jawoll Color Sock, Supersoxx Cashmere, Zauberball, and Cobasi. 

Julianna Socks, knit with Berroco Sox.
Get the free pattern here:

New Fall yarns are arriving in the shop this month.  Below are a few that have recently arrived:

Berroco Millefiori

Colors ebb and flow in random colors creating a fun and bold fabric.  Millefiori blends wool and acrylic for softness and stability with just a hint of shimmer.

170 yds, 186m, 100gms
18sts, 24r = 4"  Needle Size: 5mm (US8)





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Berroco Booklet #377

44" x 17" knit with 2 balls of Millefiori

Click on this link for a quick tutorial on adding fringe to your knitting:

Kaleen, knit in Millefiori


Artisan by Berroco Yarns

Spun of silk and wool, and dip dyed in a range of vivid jewel tones, Artisan creates a tonal, tweedy, textured fabric with a luxurious hand.

112m (123yds), 50gm  20sts, 30r = 4"
Needle size: 4.5mm (US 7)

Ceonothus knit in Artisan from Booklet 363

Japonica knit with Artisan from booklet 363


Ultra Pima by Cascade Yarns

This soft, DK weight, 100% Pima cotton is a beautiful yarn, available in a rich range of colors. 
100gms, needle size: 4mm, Tension 22sts

Ultra Pima is the recommended yarn for Knitted Knockers of Canada, who provides handknit prosthetics to women who have undergone mastectomies.
Ultra Pima: $11.95  Ultra Pima Paints: $13.95



Small project bags.  Fun patterns, fully lined with zipper closure.  8.75"L, 7.75"T, 4"W  $24.95



We have had several customers in the store who are stitching and knitting for Christmas.  We have more of the Santa ornament cross stitch kits in the store.  These are adorable, and are a great take along project.

Ehrman Needlepoint Kits


Irises by Raymond Honeyman
Stitched on 12 mesh canvas
Design size 17.5" x 17.5"

Pink Tulips by Raymond Honeyman
Stitched on 12 mesh canvas
Design size 17.5" x 17.5"

Lil lovin' those berries!


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