Friday, March 7, 2008

Day Two of New Stuff.

Today, in the continuing parade of new Spring stuff is: Two new books. Actually we got a whole big order of books but these two are my faves - both from Classic Elite. The first is "A Touch of Luxury," a cute little softback that is jam-packed with great patterns in luxury yarns. I want to make them all!

We even got a mini-trunk show with two of the pieces from this book. One is the Sinful Scarf - so yummy it makes me want to make a cashmere scarf even though spring is here:

The other is a hooded scarf in Obsession - Ellen and I are both jonesing for this. Obsession is a beautiful and misunderstood yarn. It's a multi-color cashmere and people think it's this tiny strand, but actually it's four strands, loosely twisted, and knits up to a bulky gauge! No photo of this one - you'll have to come in a check it out in person. But here are a few other shots from the book.

We have some of these yarns in stock, and the cool thing with the luxury division of Classic Elite is that you can order the yarns by the skein - so it is easy for us to special order any of them for you. Just ask!

The other new book is...ta-da! Twinkle Weekend Knits!

You all know what a huge hit the Twinkle Soft Chunky - we're down to 5 colors at the moment - and the first book from designer Wenlen Chia was a smash. The new book has more of what you love - great scarves and hats, TDF chunky sweaters etc. And don't forget to try out the Cruise yarn. It's a fine 70% silk/30% cotton, but you hold it four strands at a time to get an amazing chunky-yet-drapy effect.

We only received 6 of the Twinkle books but more are on the way, along with more Soft Chunky. Also on the way - 5 more days of New Stuff! Stay tuned...

- Shelley
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