Thursday, April 26, 2007

An opportunity to help others...

Today one of our new knitters April, an alum of Virginia Tech, came in and told me about an opportunity we as knitters and crocheters have to help the VT tragedy victim's families. Mosaic Yarn Shop which is located in Blacksburg, VA is collecting 8"x8" squares to piece together into blankets. They are requesting soft yarn in Maroon, Burnt Orange, White or Black. (Machine wash is not necessary as the care instructions for the blankets will be hand wash)

You can view the Mosaic Yarn Shops request here.

If you would like to participate and donate square(s) Patricia's Yarns will have a basket to collect them. If you'd like to be included in the shipment please have your squares to the shop by Sunday May 20th. That gives us over 2 weeks... lets see how many squares we can do!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

they have arrived....

Some of you have been inquiring and now we can confirm... The Addi Lace Needles are here!! The obvious difference is the colors - you see gold needles with a red cable - the big benefit is the sharper tip conducive for manipulating lacework but not too pointy that you need bandages to protect your fingers.

They are the same hollow brass as traditional addis but are coated with a clear resin so they are gold in color and the cable is a transparent reddish color. We think they are quite attractive... take a look for yourself:

We have in size 1, 2 & 3 in the 24" length. More are on order and we hope they come soon!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Three Posts in One Day?

Yes! It has been a while, I know, but had to post this photo of Amy's youngest. The sweater pattern is from Ann Norling's Kid's Top-down Raglan for toddlers and Amy designed it herself to match the sweater worn by Joe from Blues Clues. She did a beautiful job and he is so cute in it!

Secret Vacation

Some of you may have noticed a change in shop hours last week. This is why...

My husband secretly planned a trip and took me me away... to Paris!

It was beautiful! And yes, I did get to bring my knitting! I brought a beautiful Rowan Summer Tweed Sweater from the "Kasbah Collection" that I am working on as a sample for the shop (to my size... wink, wink) as well as a Mother Bear which I am knitting below on the banks of the Seine.

Au revoir!

Settled in...

Patricia's Yarns has moved! We are happy to have finally settled in to our lovely new location, 107 Fourth Street.

The move began April 1st. Here is a shot of the former location before packing.... a cozy subterranean shop...

Some more photos of the move:

Margaux and Heather boxing up the yarn...

Has anyone seen Margaux?

Unpacking in the new space...


A special thank you to Margaux, Heather, & Becky for all of your much needed help!

We look forward to seeing you in our new home!