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June 2010 Limited Edition Newsletter

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       June Limited Edition Lorna's Laces Color :: Honeymoon  
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Shepherd Sock

Honeymoon - June's Limited Edition Lorna's Laces Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Lion and Lamb, and now in matching Beaded Stitch Markers.)

Doug and I were married in September. September 9, 2000 to be exact. We took our honeymoon in September... skiing in Chile and windsurfing in Brazil. It was amazing. In fact, if i close my eyes for long enough, i can imagine that the sunset over the ocean in Buzios wasn't too different in color from this month's color. So why didn't we wait to use this color in September? I guess I just don't know... maybe because the beautiful blue, rich yellow (honey!) and purple reminded me more of a lazy June evening than a potentially snowy fall September night. Or maybe because this color simply makes me want to curl up with a book under the blue sky and watch the beautiful flowers dance in the breeze. And besides, who says that as we celebrate our 10th year of marriage (and our son's 1st birthday), we can't pretend that we're on our honeymoon all year long?!

Ok, ok. that last bit was a little too syrupy even for me. bottom line? i love the honey color in this month's colorway - and I didn't want to wait to knit with it until the fall. what started out being a romantic story really just boiled down to me being selfish. and who says that marriage will change you?! xoxo - Laura

p.s. wanna see how it looks knit up? Sara has started pair of socks...

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      Fun Stuff for your Lorna's Laces  
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LammyKins Greeting Cards Accessories - Tide
LammyKins Greeting Cards

Brand new to us here are the LammyKins greeting cards! We are sure that you are going to flip for them! This great line of greeting cards fills the need for a bit of fiber fun to finish off a gift, or to say hi, or a 'just because' card. These artistic cards would also be adorable in a frame to add a little yarn humor to your home!

Ann Norling Patterns - 70 - Kimono in Multi Gauges
Ann Norling 70 - Kimono in Multi Gauges

Here is a lovely Kimono pattern just waiting to be customized by using different pattern stitches or just working simple K2P2 border and stockinette for the body. The pattern has instructions for 4 different yarn gauges and 5 different sizes. If you're interested in finding out how much yardage you need for a particular size and/or gauge, shoot us an email and we'll get right back to you! Please note that the first 10 orders will receive autographed copies.

Clover Knitting Counter Accessories - Mini Kacha Kacha (3118)
Mini Kacha Kacha

These tiny knitting counters are super handy to have around! It's like the original Kacha Kacha counters, just smaller!

Louisa Harding Books - Cardigans
Louisa Harding - Cardigans

This new book of Louisa Harding's is full of her finest cardigan patterns. As usual, her patterns are lovely to look at and she's even provided a useful yarn substitution reference table at the end of the book - it's perfect for those of us who want to knit the garments, but need to work through some stash before buying more yarn.

p.s. make sure to check out the sweater using the gorgeous Sari Ribbon!

Verena Knitting Books - 2010 Summer
Verena - 2010 Summer

The new Verena has arrived! Sandy is smitten for one of the lace shawls... and we absolutely love the photography in this issue. It makes us want to take off work and head to the beach.

Knitting at Knoon Patterns - Simply Squared Plus
Knitting at Knoon - Simply Squared Plus

Same great styling as their popular Simply Squared vest: a flattering, A-line vest, squared off at the neck and armholes, and closed with two horizontal buttons, just off center. Easy to make and easy to wear, in a heavy worsted wt yarn.

Skacel Patterns - Savanna Summer Pullover - #21100202
Savanna Summer Pullover

Just one of many fabulous designs that Skacel has produced for it's line of Zitron yarns! The dropped stitch pattern in the lower half of the garment and the tassels on the sides give it a Bohemian look....perfect for the linen blend yarn, Savanna.

Debbie Bliss Books - Design It, Knit It Babies
Debbie Bliss - Design It, Knit It Babies

Debbie Bliss does it again with Design it, Knit it, Babies! Just like her first Design it, Knit it book, this one gives you everything you need to create the perfect garment for the little one in your life. She takes you from the idea stage to the finished product with ease. Your knitting confidence will soar as your work with this fabulous designer, bringing your stitches to life and creating garments that will be treasured forever!

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      Araucania Azapa  
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Wool Watcher Alert: Araucania Azapa

Araucania Azapa
147 yards
$17 per hank

Ok, we're going to try something new... Last week we received a new yarn from Araucania called Azapa (it's new to us). Azapa is a single-ply Merino, Alpaca, Silk blend with specks of Donegal. Because it's super duper soft, it's great for sweaters or blankets. I love this yarn.

On Wednesday June 9th, we're going to be putting a few balls of each color on the Wool Watcher at an AMAZING discount. Why, you ask? Allow me to explain...

First, people like a great deal. Second, I'm convinced that if a few of you order this yarn at a great deal and knit something small with it, you're going to fall in love with it and will want to order it in the future. So, as a way of introducing this new yarn, quite a few of you will be able to buy a ball or two at an almost risk-free price and will be able to test it for yourself. Of course once you receive and work with the yarn, we'd love it if you took a few minutes to review it on our website or on ravelry... everyone will want to know what you think! And we hope that you fall deeply in love with it and get more for a bigger project!

By the way... If you aren't familiar with our Wool Watcher, you may want to check it out! Follow our Wool Watcher puppy as he searches out and finds amazing very limited time deals on yarn, needles, bags, books, and more!

Wool Watcher

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      New Noni Patterns!  
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The new Noni Patterns are here and are adorable as ever. Now that summer is slowly arriving, we're starting to think about spending time at the neighborhood pool. We've gotten Huck his first set of swim trunks (and a little shirt to cover his pale skin), but need a towel that he can call his own... i'm thinking that the Bunny and Lamb towel below is going to be just perfect! I might make the bunny a slightly different color (brown and blue, anyone?), but am excited to try it out in one of our machine washable cotton yarns.

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      Trendsetter Soleil and Free Spirit  
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Leave it to Trendsetter Yarns to come up with something that I've never seen before. A yarn with silk flowers and wooden beads? You've got to be kidding me. Nope. it's true. This crazy yarn has 80 yards per ball and knits up quickly on an 8 or 9 needle. Crazy, yes... fun? Um, i can't remember a yarn that had more of it! If you're looking for something different this summer, you've found it with the Soleil. (Personally, I LOVE it... but i'm not altogether quite sure why. And inspired by the Soleil Pattern Book, sandy started knitting this scarf as soon as our shipment arrived.)

Alternatively, the new Free Spirit yarn from Trendsetter is a casual, funky fiber with a unique texture. This worsted weight yarn self-stripes into patches of color when you work with it, making for a fun and original garment or accessory. My favorite part about this yarn is that it is somewhat on the heavier side, being a cotton, acrylic, linen and nylon blend creating a fabric that drapes beautifully! The Trendsetter Free Spirit pattern book has plenty of projects to keep you busy with this spectacular yarn, my favorite being the Sideways Peplum Pullover, a classic short sleeved T jazzed up with a multi-directional band around the bottom of the sweater -which looks awful nifty with Free Spirits self-striping stripes!

Trendsetter Soleil Yarn
Trendsetter Soleil
Trendsetter Soleil Zig-Zag Scarf
Soleil Zig-Zag Scarf
From $12.00 to $48.00
Trendsetter Free Spirit Yarn
Free Spirit
Trendsetter Free Spirit Classic Cardigan
Free Spirit Classic Cardigan
From $140.00 to $264.00
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      Sale Update  
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Ready to save some money this Spring? These super star yarns are top quality, but won't break the bank. Stock up now for summer... we don't have a ton, so our stock is bound to move quickly!

Plymouth Tweed Yarn
Plymouth Tweed Yarn
Was $7.00
Now $5.25
(25% off!)

100% Virgin Lamb's Wool. This tweed from Plymouth knits up quickly at 4 stitches to the inch on a US 8... and it's only $5.25 a ball for 109 yards!

Noro Chirimen Yarn
Noro Chirimen Yarn
Was $10.00
Now $7.50
(25% off!)

Save 25% on this Noro hand-dyed Cotton, Wool, and Silk blend that knits up quickly (for some people) on a US 6 needle. The colors are gorgeous, so make sure to grab it while you can!

Schulana SuperCotton Yarn
Schulana SuperCotton
98 yards
Was $9.95
Now $4.97
(50% off!)

Schulana SuperCotton has been discontinued and we have it for 50% off - until it's gone!! SuperCotton is a quick-knit, stretchy cotton blend yarn. It has a wonderfully rich pallet ranging from vivid and fun rainbow colors to softer earth tones and because it's machine washable, it's great for for adults and children alike!

Queensland Collection Merino Spray Yarn
Queensland Collection Merino Spray
135 yards
Was $9.00
Now $4.50
(50% off!)

This extrafine merino wool is delicious, warm and comfortable and soft to the touch as well (and 50% off!)! The unique dye technique creates a denim-like look so fashionable these days and perfect for young and old.

Katia Irish Tweed Yarn
Katia Irish Tweed
Was $10.00
Now $5.95
(40% off!)

A heavy-worsted tweed from Katia, which comes in neutral earth tones in a wool, silk and nylon blend that is ultra comfy! And it's 40% off... :-)

Zitron Loft Classic Yarn
Zitron Loft Classic
Was $8.95
Now $4.47
(50% off!)

Zitron's flagship felting yarn, Loft is 100% Wool with mass appeal!

Skacel Alpaca Seta Yarn
Alpaca Seta
Was $9.95
Now $4.97
(50% off!)

A superb yarn of Alpaca and Silk, but not just Alpaca, this is baby Alpaca! This yarn is made from one thick and one thin strand twisted together. It comes in both solid and dual colored balls and works up well in men's sweaters.

Zitron Loft Color Yarn
Zitron Loft Color
Was $8.95
Now $4.47
(50% off!)

Zitron's flagship felting yarn in multicolors....109 yards for only $4.47. Use 1 ball for a hat or 2-4 balls for a scarf. It's nothing but fun (at a fun price).

Crystal Palace Panda Cotton Yarn
Crystal Palace Panda Cotton
Was $6.90
Now $4.14
(40% off!)

Overstocked colors of Panda Cotton for 40% off! This bamboo and cotton yarn is terrific for socks and other machine washable projects.

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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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