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REGULAR STORE HOURS  -
11am-8pm   Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday    11am-5pm  Friday  
10-5pm Saturday   noon - 5pm Sunday    CLOSED MONDAYS

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
12-5 CLOSED 11-8 11-8 11-8 11-5 10-5

half price noro  "rainbow roll" pencil roving
spun then plyed with (turquoise) handspun sportweight -
     WAY to GO KAREN! 
and  thank you  for sharing

50% off white-tagged yarns in may
we have received several hundred pounds of 1st quality
(mostly) natural fiber yarns  ....  wools -regular and superwash-,
cottons, cotton blends, linen blends, hemp, silk blends, angoras,
cashmere blends plus Vintage worsted and DK, Weekend and other
natural/acrylic blends all 50% off the white tag price.
It's all over the place! 
The array will change as we introduce different yarns - there are

so many that they can't all be on display at the same time.
Come see.










J
OIN our HAPPY BAND and CHOOSE a PROJECT for ONE who is TRULY KNITWORTHY - you!
Choose a relaxing cowl, shawl, pair of socks or quick hat and mitts, cozy slippers, baby duds or one size
fits all blankets or throws.  In the must-fit department, make a sweater at your leisure, with no corners
cut, all measurements made and a prize winning gauge swatch to amaze your friends!  Choose a pattern
and we'll get it read from beginning to end to see if there are any tricks or villans that might require
straightening out before you begin.         ps - knit for yourself month can last as long as you need it


COLOR ANYONE?

RIOS - plyed malabrigo worsted - must be seen in person


CARICOL - super chunky merino

FINITO - fingering merino


HOMESTEAD 4sts #8 or #9





more pics soon, now that we have the system ...
though I'd rather be knitting, this is pretty fun, but frankly, I can purl faster than I can post pictures
   (you know what I mean)



SQUARE  5" and 6" NOVA CUBICS (nickel plated) DP's    and
SQUARE  6" wood rose  DP's     SQUARE  24"  wood rose circulars
ROUND  6" DP  and 24" circular KARBONZ  carbon fiber and
tips are nickel plated brass.


My First Regia 25gms
baby soft fingering just enough for a pair of booties
 


Bunches of  Alafoss Lopi  colors
plus the naturals (0051-0867 and tweeds) will always be here!
  This lightweight chunky yarn will keep you happy all winter.
        3-3.5sts/in  #10.5-10  100gm balls  109yds
Also available Lett Lopi 4-5sts #8-7  50gm balls 109yds
        This is the worsted version, and fantastic for fairisle.

 
 Sausalito colors.   80% machine washable merino 20% nylon 2-PLY,  198y
for Socks and everything! 

what's going on inside the ballwinder?
It's the model almost every yarn store has, and the 
key word here is
PLASTIC.  It's a wonderful machine.
Ballwinders can last just about forever as long as we do
not attempt to make them exceed their capabilities.


Too much tension between the swift and the ballwinder is
responsible for broken teeth (red and blue gear teerh). 
Too much tension is created by:  winding too fast, yarn has
tangled within the hank or an end has tangled around the swift base.

The ballwinder will "bark" or crackle when there's too much
tension. 
THIS IS A WARNING TO STOP OR SLOW DOWN and investigate,
or you may have already broken a tooth.  Too many broken teeth
and you will have to replace the ballwinder.
Keys to long life:  Arrange yarn on the swift so it will wind off
without crossing over, start slowly then increase speed and slow
down at the end of the hank (when weight is all on ballwinder).

Treat it well and it'll last a lifetime.

Our model sweaters are made to show you the yarn's hand, weight, finish,
   stitch capability, drape, how the variegated colors work etc. 

Patterns are generally available for models made by our vendors. 
There are not always patterns for store-made models because knitters are an
independent and inventive bunch and do not always document diversions
from the original patterns.  We are working on this but I see a long struggle.  We also ecnourage
you to enjoy your own knitting freedom and we will do our best to help should you get out too far!



SUSTAINABLE.  Sustainable is a very good thing, but it just means that the 
fiber grows back quickly, and is probably not organic nor necessarily eco.  For instance,
there are at least two ways to process bamboo.  Really toxic substance route (traditional)
and a heat treated route (the heat route is catching on).
We'd like to think that all of our manufacturers are conscientious, and chances are there
are more of them now than there were before.

AIR TRAVEL?  Look up www.tsa.dot.gov website for most current USA information on airline security and knitting needles.  It may be handy to copy TSA's list and take it with you.  European and other international airports may have additional restrictions; you have to check with the specific airline for those destinations.
DON'T TAKE YOUR TURBOS THROUGH AMSTERDAM, for example.

CHECK OUT THE
"SALE LOFT" PAGE FOR OUR EVERYDAYSALE.

DISCONTINUED YARNS/colors start at 20% off, plus special purchases at special prices.

Gift Certificates are always available, in any amount.