Sunday, February 18, 2007

Lace Style & Mother Bear

There are some new books at Patricia's Yarns this February. One of them is Interweave's new Lace Style. If you are familiar with their two other knitting must-haves: Scarf Style and Wrap Style then you'll know this book is chock full of great knitting patterns.

Two of the patterns we're particularly excited about are the Katharine Hepburn Cardigan and the Retro Shrug. We plan on making the Hepburn Cardigan with the Louet Gems Opal in a refreshing green. Gems Opal come so many beautiful colors that sure to make this cardigan a hit this spring. (not to mention it's Machine Washable!!)

We are also excited about the Retro Shrug and are planning on making that with the great Blue Sky Cotton. This luxurious soft cotton will make this shrug a great all year round knit.

Come on in and get to know this great soon-to-be-a-staple-in-your-knit-library book!

We're also excited to let you all know that our Mother Bear Project creations are in the hands of their deserving recipients! We want to thank again all those that came out to support this great project and hope we'll get to do this again soon!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Time Out is Over!

If you haven't noticed we've been a little busy over at Patricia's Yarns. With new yarns, new books and new finished projects, 2007 has been a wonderfully busy year so far.

We've picked up a new line, Sheep Shop, at Patricia's Yarns. It's a luxurious two ply wool from Uruguay that we felt would compliment our Manos collection. We carry 8 lovely colors including a few varigated charmers.

We've also picked up Koigu Kersti in eight great colors. A heavier weight than the KPPPM, it is great for hats, socks, and scarves. Our KPPPM though has also been inspiring our customer with great knits. Our friend Amy knitted a scarf and hat for her daughter and used the left over to make one for her daughter's doll.

Amy also knitted herself a gorgeous scarf out of our Koigu KPPPM using double strands with the RYC Cashsoft DK. The pattern of the scarf is called Zig Zag Stripes from Scarf Style.

We also had lots of fun at our Superbowl Sale! Judy bought our Cascade Baby Alpaca, Rowan Big Wool & Biggy Print in shades of beige and browns to make a snuggly throw.

With all this there's still more... New Rowan summer yarns and Magazine 41 are in! Plus new pattern books like Favorite Knit Socks from Interweave and Couture Crochet will get your inspiration juices flowing!