Friday, January 25, 2008

New loot!

The spoils of TNNA Market have begun to arrive...and boy do we have some booty! First, the coveted Opal sock yarn, in both fingering and DK weights:

The coolest thing about this yarn is the Hundertwasser line. I'm still not sure how to pronounce this, but you can always ask Ingrid or Bruni for an authentic pronunciation. Anyway, the deal is that Hundertwasser is actually a person, an artist who does paintings, and then Opal translates the paintings into sock yarn. There's even a little picture of each painting on each colourway...look back at the photo and you'll see it!

Also new for our sock groupies, these cool little wristlets from Lantern Moon:

You may have seen Gina the Ninja walking around the store with her little nylon baggie attached to her wrist, unable to part with her precious socks-in-progress for even a moment. Gina, you NEED one of these much more elegant bags! That old nylon one reminds me of something you would take along with you when walked your dog for, um, scooping. No offense. Just please, consider an upgrade.

And lastly, you know that "Something New Coming Soon" sign that's been hanging where the Manos used to be?

Meet Malabrigo, one of the hottest yarns going on the web. It's kettle dyed in the same place as Manos, but it's 100% merino so it's so much softer. Plus, it's over 200 yards and only $10.99 a skein! If you're on Ravelry, you can check out this great free hat pattern than Gina Y. is whipping up (just one skein!). Not on Ravelry? Come in the store and we'll print out a pattern with your purchase. Our Malabrigo is a classic worsted weight so it's perfect for tons of sweater/cardi patterns. Yesterday someone bought it to make the Lush Hoodie Cardi from our Hot Loops wall. We got 19 of the 30 colors we ordered - more are on the way!

I strongly suggest coming in soon (like, today) - people have been attacking this stuff like wolves! Or looters...

- Shelley
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Anonymous Jessica K. said...

Gorgeous colors! I love Malabrigo. There is a great child's Tiger Hat pattern by Mary Lou Egan on Ravelry that uses two different shades of malabrigo to make tiger stripes. It's not free, but the $6 goes to Heifer International. With all the yarn floats on the inside, it is super soft and toasty warm.

January 25, 2008 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

Ellen and Loretta resemble that remark about the pooper scooper bag! We both have one of those! And we are known for our outstanding taste.

January 25, 2008 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger hollisann said...

Yeah, I'm going to have to stick up for the pooper scooper bags, too. The others look like there should be several hanging from the trees in my yard while I serve saki and sushi. (yes, I understand that the company name has the word "lantern" in it. Still....
And the somewhat-klutzy girl that I am, that tassel would never last. I'd catch it on something the first day I had it! :-)

So, any plans for ordering the other bags for us casual gals?

January 28, 2008 at 6:06 PM  

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