Vintage Knits Update

July 30, 2008

20% off Sale!

Filed under: Vintage Meanderings — sadie @ 2:03 pm

Yarn Sale!

We are having a huge end of the month clearance sale at our online store. We need to make room for new inventory. Take 20% off orders of more than $100.00. Use this coupon code during checkout: 4ee2ccfb96

The coupon is good for five days only, so shop early for the best selection. This sale ends on August 3, 2008 at 11:00 p.m. pacific time.

What’s New?

Namaste Bags
Louet Gems Yarns
Restock of Euroflax Linen
N1C2 Soxx Appeal
Schaefer Anne and Heather Sock Yarns
Panda Cotton Sock Yarn from Crystal Palace
KA Bamboo Exchangeable Needle Set
Briggs & Little Aran and Regal Yarns
More than 40 New Books Are in Stock
Needle Felting Kits
Hand Dyeing Kits
N1C2 Painted Diamonds Bag Kit

We have lots of patterns that are in stock, but not online yet. This includes Mission Falls, Dale of Norway, and much more. Email us if you are looking for a particular pattern or pattern booklet, we may have it.

Now is a good time to purchase one of our kits. We can always special order any Absolutely Fabulous Throw Kit if the color-way you are looking for is not in stock. As always, all special orders are prepaid.

We have 2 Garnstudio/Drops kits in stock, along with a few of their magazines. The magazines will be online in a day or so. Due to distributor changes, the Garnstudio/Drops products will not be restocked.

Finally, if you are looking for sock reinforcement thread, email us, we have about 25 colors in stock.

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July 9, 2008

Where did the time go?

Filed under: Vintage Meanderings — sadie @ 7:00 am

I can’t believe it, but it’s been two months since our last post. I guess we get a failing grade for tying to post once a week. It has been really busy, inventorying the new arrivals, getting them online, and juggling our non-knitting activities.

Enough with the excuses for not blogging. We have more sock yarns! First, wonderful hand dyed yarns from Schaefer. Schaefer Yarns is located in New York. They hand dye all their yarns in small batches. As you know by now, we like hand dyed yarns. When we opened the box from Schaefer, it was a lovely surprise. Their yarns are breathtaking. Schaefer does the nicest job at dyeing their yarns. In our opinion, they are a step above the rest of hand dyers.

We started with Schaefer Anne and Heather. “Anne” is a blend of wool, mohair and nylon (60% superwash merino wool, 25% mohair, 15% nylon). This machine washable yarn is very soft, and the mohair makes a very “cushy” sock. Each skein has 560 yards, and knits at 8-9 stitches per inch on size one needles. One skein makes an average sized pair of women’s socks. “Anne” normally sells for $26.00 per skein. We sell it for $23.40, a 10% discount!

Schaefer Anne is dyed in special one-of-a kind colors, not their normal color-ways. We asked the artisans at Schaefer Yarn to dye Anne in tones similar to five color-ways from their normal color concepts. Here are pictures of the color-ways that we asked the artisans at Schaefer to match. Click on the photo for a larger view. Pictured from left to right are Gertrude Ederle, Piggy, Snoopy’s Crayons, Spanky, and Toni Morrison:

Schaefer Gertrude Ederle Schaefer Piggy Schaefer Snoopy’s Crayons Schaefer Spanky Schaefer Toni Morisson

We could not have been more pleased, as the colors match perfectly. We carry a lot of hand dyed yarns, and feel that Schaefer yarns are a step above the rest. Their yarns are breathtaking!

Our second Schaefer yarn is “Heather.” “Heather” is a blend of wool, cultivated silk and nylon (55% superwash merino wool, 30% cultivated silk, 15% nylon). It comes in 400 yard skeins, and knits at 7-8 stitches per inch on size one needles. One skein will make a very luxurious feeling average sized sock. We have Heather in the same color-ways, pictured above. It normally sells for $29.00 per skein. We sell it for $26.10, a 10% discount!

Looking for a funky new bag? We have another great kit from Knit One Crochet Too.

Painted Diamonds Bag

The painted Diamonds Bag is the perfect summer project. Not too big, but certainly something new. The bag is worked in the modular technique, assembling from square to square without using any seams. This gives the purse its unique variegated diamond pattern. Quick and easy, great for instant gratification or gift-giving. The kit contains four balls of Knit One Crochet Too Paint Box yarn and the pattern. The kit sells for $37.80, which is 10% off our normal price. The kit comes in several color-ways. Here are the color-ways that we have in stock:

Painted Diamonds Bag Color-ways

Visit our online store to make your purchases, and see all of our new products.

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