Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Items / Shop Hop 2008

Have a look at the new Silk Garden Sock and Shawl yarn. It consists of 40% lambs wool, 25% silk, 25% nylon and 10% kid mohair. It is slightly heavier than regular sock yarn and would work perfectly for a lovely shawl as well as socks and other items. There are 330 yards per ball and can be ordered through the website or purchased in the shop. $19.99 per skein.

This item is unusual. It is called a sock blank and is meant to be unraveled and knit into a pair of socks. Different, huh? It comes with a pattern for the socks and also suggests you can use it for a hat, fingerless gloves, mittens and more. My idea is just to add a fringe to both ends and have an instant scarf. The cost is $24.00 each and is only available in this color for now. We have more colors on back order.

It is time to announce the second annual Atlanta area shop hop. The dates are September 13-21, 2008. There are eight shops participating this year. If you were a hopper last year you know the drill. If not, this is how it works. Purchase a passport for $1.00. These go on sale August 7th. Visit each of the 8 shops and make a minimum $10.00 purchase. You will then have your passport stamped. If you complete the passport with all eight stamps, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing, a $100.00 gift certificate from each of the 8 shops. Of course there will be other prizes as well, depending upon your level of completion. In addition, each shop you visit will be handing out an original knit or crochet pattern with your purchase. With the gas crunch you might want to carpool with friends and make a day of it. Some of the shops will have late hours during the week and be open on Sundays to make it more convenient for you. Here is a list of the shops for SHOP HOP 2008.

  • Cast on Cottage & Needlepoint Garden
  • Knitch
  • Knitting Emporium
  • Main Street Yarns & Fibers
  • Needle Nook
  • Only Ewe & Cotton Too
  • Strings & Strands
  • The Whole Nine Yarns

Please mark your calendars now for a fun time in September. Visit for continuing information and updates.

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