>I don’t know if you have heard the word, but Madelintosh sock yarn is in the house. The colors are fantastic and it is super soft and wonderful. The color names describe the deep beautiful tones; Tart has gorgeous tones of red, Forestry has tones of dark green and subtle blues.
Madelintosh has some wonderful free patterns on their website, but any sock pattern would work. Also, Stephen West has several neckerchief patterns that work great with this yarn. Akimbo would be fantastic in two different colors.
We received 4 of each color so if you want to make a big project, hurry in for best selection. An average pair of woman’s socks would take just one skein.
Come in and see what you think.
>Hey everyone. I have a brief needlepoint update. We just received in a new thread called High Cotton. It is a 5-strand cotton with a matte finish. It comes in about a million colors (okay, 141) but they are all really beautiful. Here is review of the thread on Nuts about Needlepoint. I can’t wait to use it.
I also want to give a shout out to Diane Berg (aka Big D). She stitched up this DJ Designs canvas. It is just too cute.
Good job Diane!
I love books. I always have. All kinds of books: fiction, science fiction, history, biographies, memoirs, etc.
When I started knitting, I of course discovered the plethora of knitting books available. I now have a LOT of knitting books, some are brand new and some are very old. I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.
I love Barbara Walker’s books. I have her Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1 & 2 and her Mosaic Knitting book. These books are great source books to have in your library. They are great for trying new stitches or designing your own garments. Practice a new stitch by making a dishcloth or other small item.
If you like to make toys, I would recommend Debbie Bliss’ Toy Knits. The toys are cute and the patterns straightforward. I also love Anna Hrachovec’s Knitting Mochimochi. Her patterns are fun and silly and any one can follow her instructions. Check out her fun website
I also recommend any of the One Skein Wonder books. I have 3 of them and I find them great for gifts and for small projects. I find myself going back to them over and over again.
If you have any knitting books you cannot live without, leave a message and let us all know.