Vintage Knits Update

October 11, 2010

Discontinued Manos Colors

Filed under: Vintage Meanderings — sadie @ 8:30 am

Just a quick note to let you know that the Manos distributor is discontinuing a few colors to make room for new colors. The colors that we stock that are being discontinued are:

multi colors:

    111 Eclipse
    103 Mar


    42 marl
    70 Spring

We have less than 10 hanks of each of the above colors in stock. The distributor still has some inventory of the discontinued colors, but we have decided not to reorder the colors that will soon be gone forever. We will continue to carry the current colors that we stock, but most likely will not be ordering any new Manos colors. Wall space is very valuable, and in short supply here. The freed up space will give us more room to stock a very exciting new yarn that we will be carrying . . . more about that later.

October 8, 2010

Your Private Sock Knitting Instructor

Filed under: Vintage Meanderings — sadie @ 10:30 pm

A few weeks ago I attended the Needle Arts Market in Tukwila, Washington. My intention was just to go and look (no buying was the plan), to see what new products were out. Well, combined with my excitement at being at the market and one vendor serving nice snacks and wine, I succumbed and ordered something very interesting.

We sell so much sock yarn that when I saw a series of dvds by Knitting Korner, advertising that they could teach you how to knit socks on circular needles, it did get my attention. While having a nice glass of merlot, I had the opportunity to watch the first dvd, Sock I: How to Knit Socks on Two Circular Needles. Sock 1

I must say that the instruction was very clear, easy to follow, and the close up photos of hand movement, stitches, etc., were incredible. We ordered that dvd, along with the second dvd, Sock II: How to Knit Two Socks at the Same Time on Two Circular Needles.

The second dvd is perfect for the person who happens to knit one sock and never finishes the second one. With this technique, both socks will be completed at the same time. No more orphaned socks!

We are almost sold out of these dvds. We will be reordering soon. More about these dvds can be found at our online shop. Quantities are limited. If you are interested in learning this innovative technique in the privacy of your own home, place your order soon.

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