Monday, 28 January 2013

Books, baby sock and our e-newsletter.

What a great season this is, when we receive the newest batch of patterns and books from Sirdar, our number one supplier of baby and Aran patterns. Among the newest arrivals is Dressing Up Knits in which they open the doors to a knitted fairy costume, Red Riding Hood, Easter Bunny, devil, Santa Clause (for him and her) and other outfits for the little ones in your life. I've often thought what a great life the Sirdar design team must have. Their patterns are always a treat.
I wanted to show you what I had on my needles this weekend. As it became evident last night that I was knitting a baby sock (out of our newest sock yarn, HACHITO from Mirasol) I had to assure my husband that it was merely a store sample of a manageable size, and not my way of making any family announcement.

Don't forget to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter which will be coming next week. I'm always so gratified when I hear customers asking anxiously when the next newsletter is coming. It's a big job each month but one that is well worth it for the fun that it brings to me, our customers and friends around the world. Don't miss out, sign up today!

Monday, 21 January 2013

Out with the Old, In with the New...Egyptian Cotton, that is.

We have just received our initial shipment of Sublime's gorgeous EGYPTIAN COTTON DK in 6 colours, with more to come. It's a beauty and we're hoping that it will become our standard DK cotton for all your spring and summer knitting needs.

But to make way for the new, we've moved our former Egyptian cotton selection, alas no longer available, to our sale table where you can get a real steal at $3.49/50g. Get it while you can!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Hachito sock yarn from Mirasol

I compare this photo to the lovely skein of yarn sitting beside me as I write this and feel confident that you will absolutely get the right impression.
HACHITO from Mirasol is  lovely, bubbling with colours, rich and soft in texture.
And you can feel particularly good about buying HACHITO, as a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Mirasol Yarns go to support a school for the children of Peru's shepherds in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Orphans need a home!

November and December are crazy in the retail world as in so many others. But here we are back to let you in on some of the products that we're featuring in the store.
These are our Orphan Balls, 20-40m of assorted yarns that have been tidied up and are looking for a home with people who appreciate them. All kinds of treasures to be found in our sale bin for just $2 or $3.50.

We`re always so glad to find quality products that answer your needs and the Knitter`s Pride line certainly falls into that category. New to KnitTraders is the full line of Knitter`s Pride notions including wooden cable needles, 3 pack of stitch holders and these above: the very best stitch markers around.
Also just in, for the discerning sock knitter is the beauty of their line of Karbonz double pointed needles: carbon fiber tips with light, warm hardwood shafts. Super.