Vintage Knits Update

November 26, 2007

Our Four Legged Friends

Filed under: The Fur Kids — sadie @ 12:53 am

Awhile back we mentioned that there was something new at Vintage Knits. Well, time has passed, and I just remembered that I never updated you on our new arrivals. Our little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel girl, Nadia, had her first litter. The puppies ranged from 4 to 6.5 ounces at birth. Here are pictures of the puppies.

Pictured from left to right are all four puppies at one week old; one puppy at 4 weeks old; and how they look at 12 weeks old. Click the picture for a larger view.

Puppies 1 week old Girl #2 at 4 weeks old Girl #2 at 12 weeks old

The puppies got most of our attention for the past couple of months. That is quite clear from our lack of posting, and the fact that our pattern piles keep getting larger, but not on our on-line shop. It took a little time getting use to the puppies, but now everything is back on track.

Now, back to knitting related things … Check out our book department for over a dozen new titles. One of the most notable titles is the Best of Interweave Knits. This book has some of the editor’s favorite designs from the first 10 years. Other great new books include Natural Knits for Babies and Moms and The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters. Natural Knits for Babies and Moms has some wonderful patterns for your little ones. All of the patterns use natural fibers, and are written very clearly. Our customers seem to love this book, and make several projects from it. The next featured book, The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters, is not an ordinary pattern book. Yes, it has several nice patterns in it. But, more important, this book teaches you how to design a pattern that will fit your body. It is an invaluable reference.

More pictures are on our website of the patterns in the Best of Interweave Knits. Here is a sneak peak of our featured books:

Best of Interweave Knits Natural Knits Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters

We have also added some patterns to the on-line shop. A lovely lace poncho from Knitting Pure and Simple, felt and lace projects form Fiber Trends, and trendy sweaters from Karabella Yarns.

Take a look at a few of our new patterns:

Lace Poncho Crochet Felt Bag & Rug Shoalwater Shawl Bathing Beauties Diagonal Sweater Traveling Cables Cardigan

All of our new books and patterns can be purchased at our on-line catalogue. For large purchases we offer either a 5 or 10% discount in addition to our already discounted prices. The coupon codes are on the front page of our on-line catalogue, and on our main website, under the specials section.

One final thought — my customers seem to always choose parcel post shipping. Remember that this is the slowest mail delivery. Although the post office lists transit times, these are only “estimates” and are not actual transit times. If you are ordering for Christmas gifts, you should probably pay a few cents extra and choose priority mail. We just had a package take over two weeks to get to a customer. It was sent parcel post as the customer requested. That made us a little nervous, as we knew that we mailed the package, but had no idea what the post office had done with it. Everything turned out alright. But, I would hate to have a Christmas present (or any package) get delayed like that.

November 11, 2007

Ab Fab Kits — what took so long?

Filed under: Vintage Meanderings — sadie @ 9:56 pm

We finally restocked our Absolutely Fabulous Kits from Colinette Yarns. Doing this has been on our list for quite some time, but there is so much yarn our there, and so many things we want to carry, that it just slipped through the cracks. Anyway, the order was placed, and most of the kits were in stock. There are still four or five color-ways that are backordered. As soon as we listed the kits, many sold, so we have placed another order to restock the kits that sold out immediately. One of the new color-ways that we ordered was the July of 2006 kit. It has a stars and stripes theme, and is perfect for that month. Here is a picture of this Kit. Click the picture for a larger view.

July 2006 Kit

There was more in our box from Colinette Yarns than the ab fab kits. We also restocked few Vintage Knits Kits. These kits have been a shop favorite. Each kit contains four patterns. You can make the kit fit whatever your heart desires. A pattern is included for a poncho, a shawl, and two vests. Choose your favorite design, and start knitting.

Oh, I almost forgot. We received our first shipment of Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. This yarn is really soft, and easy care. From the response that we have received, we will certainly be adding more colors soon.

Here a glance at our latest from Colinette. Click on the photo for a close-up view.

Pictured from left to right are:
Vintage Knits Kit — Shawl, Jitterbug sock pictured in
Mardi Gras, and a hank of Jitterbug in Popsicle.

Vintage Knits Kit Shawl Jitterbug Sock
Jitterbug Sock Yarn

We have shipments coming in every day, faster than we can inventory, photograph, and get on the website. Our Karabella order is in. It has more of the lovely Aurora 8 yarn, and a new yarn for us, Margritte. We also, have a fairly large book order that just arrived. We will try to get the products online, minus the pictures for now. After we are caught up with our inventory, we will start taking photographs. If you need to see a picture of a Colinette yarn or kit that is not on our website yet, visit Colinette Yarns. They have photos of their yarns and kits. That’s all for now, talk to you soon.

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