Glorious weather. The door is open and the breeze is blowing in. Glorious Malabrigo colors. Four full boxes arrived at the shop today. With the exception of a couple of new chunky colors, it's all Rios, all wonderful. There are many new colors and many of the colors we already love. The same superwash, same super soft, and the same 100% merino. Stop by to see and touch and plan a new fall sweater or start your holiday knitting. Rios is perfect for cowls, hats , mittens, scarves. To give you some motivation, I'll print some of my favorite patterns that will be free with your RIOS purchase for that project. TODAY AND TOMORROW ONLY (Friday, 7/18, and Saturday, 7/19) ALL RIOS WILL BE 15% 0FF.
See you soon!
Let's do it again! Just like the MadelineTosh because of the time it takes to get I haven't ever put Malabrigo Rios on sale. Well more Rios will be arriving soon and we need to make some space. Now through Saturday, July 12, all in stock Rios will be 20% off.
I am almost finished using Rios for http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/katie-8 It was a quick and fun knit that will be super cosy and flattering this fall. I made mine from Pearl Ten and Cumparsita, both of which are in stock. Come and feel the softness!
Please enjoy a safe and happy Fourth of July. The shop will be closed on Friday and will reopen on Saturday, July 5.
For those of you who have taken classes with Jaya, you'll be as happy as I was to learn that she is moving back home in September. I hope we'll be able to get right on her schedule for some great workshops.
See you soon!
It's here! Yesterday's UPS truck arrived with two giant boxes of twenty Tosh colors, some old, some new, all beautiful. Patrice spent the day stickering and arranging them as tempting as they could be. Three DK skeins Electric Fathom would be make a fabulous http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-vampyre . Sasha just ran in for one skein of Light in Mica to make her third http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frisson.
Thanks to all of you that joined us in the park last Saturday. It was a perfect day to knit by the river and meet some new knitters. I loved having the opportunity to just sit and knit and enjoy everyone. Thank you also to Nancy Gill for setting it all up. She is thinking about putting together another event in October. Watch for future updates.
Starting next week I will close on Tuesdays for the Summer. I will reopen on Tuesdays on September 9. As always, I will happily meet you on any of my closed days if you give the shop a call or e-mail me to make an appointment.
See you soon!
Yarn of the Month!
15% off Araucania Calbuco
Fingering weight 84% Cotton/16% Nylon blend
This beautiful hand-dyed cotton blend is perfect for quick summer tops or fabulous shawls or scarves for cool summer evenings. The cotton will keep it cool while the little bit of nylon gives it a nice wrapped texture and will help your piece hold its shape.
- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/miss-winkle or any one of Martina Behm's fabulous shawl's
I'm so excited I can't decide what to tell you first!
There's lots of new yarns that have been arriving. I've just finished a top that, finally, is too warm to wear in this fabulous weather but will be great when it cools again. Sasha and Joyce have projects flying off their needles as well. Sharon has new classes to offer. There's lots going on here to inspire you!
I told you about Manos Fino last month. It has been flying off the shelf and I'll have new colors arriving in about two weeks. Joyce and Sasha both made Frisson, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/frisson , from different colors and they feel fabulous. Stop by to see Joyce's hanging above her Caramel sweater.
Caramel, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caramel-2 , is a casual top down cardigan with gorgeous drape that works for so many figures (ask me about the completed pattern changes for larger sizes). Joyce made hers from MadelineTosh Merino DK but we've got lots of colors of Classic Elite's Soft Linen. Sasha's version is equally gorgeous out of yarn that feels wonderfully silky against your skin. The linen drape is perfect for this and many summer tops.
Also, done with Soft Linen is Cyndi Derosaire's Vampyre, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-vampyre . She has kindly let us display it to show how light and beachy it is compared to the many done with Tosh DK. Come and feel them both!
Yes, you read it right. I haven't ever put the MadelineTosh yarns on sale before because it takes so long to get but I'm making an exception. I have lots of new Tosh coming in a couple of weeks so I decided to clear out the space in a way that's fun for all, a sale. So now through Saturday, June 21, all in-stock Tosh will be 20% off. There are many colors and some in sweater quantities, all beautiful. Looking forward also to the many new colors of Tosh that will be arriving shortly.
Mark your calendars! Saturday, June 21, is World Wide Knit in Public Day. This year Out of the Loop will be participating and we'd love for you to come. Bring your lawn chairs, a cool drink and maybe lunch, and your project and join us. Come anytime between 10:00 and 2:00 in Upper Landing Park, in Poughkeepsie just beneath the walkway. The address is 83 N. Water St., Poughkeepsie, NY. I'll get my seat early and save a little space for those of you who can come. Our customer, Vicki Dunning, from Embroidery Designs is printing some shirts with the Out of the Loop logo and I'll provide one for anyone who's coming for as long as my supply lasts. The weather report is a little cooler than today with a small possibility of rain. Let's hope for sunny and 75 degrees! The shop will be open for regular Saturday hours.
Yarn of the Month!
15% off Noro Korom
DK/Worsted weight Cotton/Wool/Silk blend
This beautiful cotton blend with fabulous Noro stripes is perfect for a spring/fall tee or pullover for a cool evening.