Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall is Arriving

After a single week of hot, and humid days of summer, we are already feeling the crispness of fall here in Newmarket. Perfectly on time, our new fall line of yarn is arriving. Each day brings more yarn and with it our twice a year dilemma of what to do with all the new selection.

There are some terrific new Chunky weight yarns for warmth and quick fashionable knitting, which seems to be very popular this season. The collection includes the new yarn called "Sirdar Chunky Escape" - same great yarn as last year's Escape DK - only chunkier, with exciting new colours and patterns to highlight this wool rich blend.

Kertzer has introduced Tweed Montage, a beautiful chunky weight tweed, subtly self striping in a rich array of colours (above right two columns of yarn). We have restocked Marble Chunky and the coordinating Northern Chunky - and it has actually found a home in one of our units. There are several new pattern booklets for all of these yarns. You can see one of the sweaters made from the Tweed Montage above, right.
Rowan introduced Kaffe Fassett's "Colourscapes" chunky 100% lambswool last fall. It was so amazing last year and this season they have added to their colour range with a selection of pastels and earth tones (including masculine hues). There is a new pattern book featuring Colourscapes sweaters and accessories. I am already working on "Jess"; a garter stitch edged, collared cardigan in the colourway "Northern Lights". After working on several fine gauge knits in the summer, this project is just flying off the needles.
The top units, above, show off the pastel collection of Colourscapes, with some of the richer colours on the bottom.
We also have the Zitron's "Zauberball" - translation: Magic Ball and its partner "Zauberball Crazy ". It is a fingering weight yarn with large, vibrant stripes. Gabriela designed the cute little sweater that uses only one ball of either of the Zauberballs for size 1 year or 2 year (pattern in store).
There are all the new colours of Noro's sock yarns - so popular for brilliant shawls as well socks.

We have brand new "Baby Marble", "Country Silk", more patterns, new books .... and a UPS truck pulling into our parking lot ..... more boxes of excitement!

Posted by Karen