Vintage Knits Update

December 3, 2006

Inventory Update

Filed under: Vintage Meanderings — sadie @ 12:01 am

We restocked our WEBS bamboo interchangeable needles, and they sold out within two weeks. When we went to reorder, they only had two fabrics in stock, one of which is not particularly pleasing. So, we placed a very small order with the fabric that we like (flower kit). This shipment should arrive in about a week. They are having issues with fabrics. We were told that it will be at least a month before they get new fabrics. At this point we do not know when WEBS will actually have the new fabrics/kits ready for shipment. Also, the fabrics may be completely different. As soon as they have the sets available for sale we will order more.

For you lace knitters out there, our shipment of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine arrived. We ordered 26 shades of this yarn. If you like fine knitting, this yarn is lovely. It is 80% cotton and 20% merino wool. It has 222 yards and knits at 6.5 stitches to the inch on size two needles. Not all of the colors are on the website. We will get to this as soon as possible. Right now, we have a long list of pictures that need to go on our website.

Also, our shipment of Poetry in Stitches Kits arrived. About half sold out quickly, but there are still kits left for you to buy. It is really funny, how we can order a product from Norway, and it arrives faster than many of our U.S. orders.

Someone emailed me to ask if the yarn in the Poetry in Stitches Kits are the same as specified in the book. For anyone else who is interested, the answer is yes. These kits are imported from the manufacturer, and arrive prepackaged, with the exact yarn used in the book.

We have a few new notions, including a cute needle gauge, and ball winders. Here is a picture of the needle gauge:
brass needle gauge
It is solid brass, and sells for $15.00.

Other new arrivals:

A nice shipment of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky arrived. Although I prefer knitting with fine yarn, we are beginning to stock some heavier weights. Like all of their yarns, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Bulky is very soft. We ordered seven color-ways of variegated yarns in this weight. We may later add some solid colors in this weight.

Last, but not least, for all of you sock knitters, a large order of Lana Grossa Meilenweit sock yarn arrived. All colors are on the website. There are some nice bright colors, and more subtle colors suitable for men’s socks. One skein is needed for a pair of socks.

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