Sunday, June 29, 2008

Flowing In - The New Items

So I've been to the TNNA show and seen all my reps and the new items have started to flow in. Don't have any photos to show right now but I will tell you about some of them. The most unusual item is a new needle gauge in the shape of a chambered nautilus sea shell. It is small and compact and can be worn on a chain around your neck to keep it handy. It is a different version than the long plastic gauges we are used to. This is made out of metal and comes in different colors. Retail $16.00.

Next is some glorious sock yarn from Claudia's Handpainted Yarns. This is the first time I have purchased her yarns and I don't know what took me so long. We have added about 12 colors in the fingering weight, beautiful colorways. The hank is 175 yards so it would take two to make a pair of socks. Retail $13.00.

Just arrived from Plymouth Yarn: Alpaca Lace, about 400 yards for only $7.50 -incredible! Also, Alpaca Prima, slightly heavier and the new colors in Baby Alpaca Grande including new Tweeds and Hand Paints. Just gorgeous! They also sent new patterns to complement these yarns.

We received a new plate by Laurel Burch. That's right, a plate in the shape of a cat head. How cute this is. Also coming from LB are new designs in totes, luggage and flip flops. I was so worried that her line would not continue when she passed away but someone there has obviously taken over where she left off and we are very grateful. Come see all her happy faces.

There is much more on the horizon and I will report as they arrive. Don't forget to turn in your Toasty for Needle Nook socks by July 5th for the contest. Hope to see some great new designs.


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