Saturday, June 4, 2011

Meet Gianni

We loooove our new Wool/Alpaca Aran weight yarn!  It feels so light weight for a heavier yarn.  It has 164 yd and is cabled for an interesting look in your knits.  Deb already has a mitten design in the works.  This yarn will be great for Fall sweaters, hats, blankets.  We can't wait to see what you all come up with:)  And who is Gianni?  There are two really.  Deb has a friend in Italy named Gianni that is a wonderful man.  A free spirit that works hard in his friends wineries then is off to ride his moto guzzi around Argentina or Chili during the off season with a scarf flying in the breeze.
However, a Jonny that is closer to home is Stevanie's oldest son.  This Jonny would love to be off on that moto guzzi, but right now he is finishing high school and is a huge help to us in the dyeworks!
Our Aran weight is shown in a new colorway--Patricia--

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another new yarn!

Another of our new yarn bases--Del Piero also in "Infinite Arms".  We wanted you to see how different each of these yarns look in the same colorway.  Del Piero is a Peruvian wool blend coming to us in a natural gray so the colors are going to be slightly muted like our Louie Love.  This yarn comes to us in a sport weight so we thought it was only fitting that we name it for a star in Italian football star;)
These new yarns that we're beginning to show are so new they aren't even out in the stores yet!  We will be showing them at the TNNA trade show in just a couple weeks.  Make sure you let your LYS know you'd like to see them in stock.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A new yarn--Alwynn

We have a few new yarns in our stash these days.  One of which is Alwynn!  Shown here in our colorway "Infinite Arms".  This worsted weight yarn is 70%wool/30%silk with  218 yd in the skein.  Knits from this yarn have a lovely drape.  Gonna have to knit a cardi out of this one.
This yarn is named for Deb's niece, Alwynn.  An aspiring actress she helped us out back at the beginning of our company.  She has as much shimmer as this yarn;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dyed in the Wool

While we load our crate with all the new yarns heading to our Columbus trade show (booth #1457), we can't help but pick a little through the wool Stevanie dyed for the Sheep-to-Sweater project.  We'll be blending these in a workshop at the new Gresham shop, Andersen Fiber Works, soon!  They open this weekend, come see us there Saturday.