Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Deliveries from TNNA begin to roll in...

The annual trip to Ohio for TNNA is something I look forward to with great anticipation. It is so fun seeing all the friends like Beth & Michael from Lorna's Laces or Rhichard & Taiu from Koigu. Our friends at the Blue Sky Alpacas booth, Ria & Val, Stacy from Thaki Stacy Charles and Jacques from Soak. It is a great time to catch up with everyone and see what new things they have brought to market for the upcoming season.

The fun continues as packages begin to roll in with the orders from the show. Newcomer, Alpaca with a Twist arrived first. This dk weight baby alpaca comes in 16 gorgeous colors and has been received with overwhelming approval.

Yesterday, Madeline Tosh Sock arrived. We now have over 20 colors in stock for your sock, shawl, scarf knitting pleasure. It is a shop favorite & skeins are being snatched up quickly!!

Lastly, we are happy to share with you another new yarn, Shepherd's Wool. There's so much we love about this yarn. It's soft, comes in great colors and is 250 yards a skein. It also comes from a mom & pop mill in Michigan! Margaux & I love this 100% wool worsted weight yarn - we hope you will too!

Today we received a shipment of Soak Wool-wash which is a shop favorite as well - it makes hand washing super easy as you do not have to rinse it out!! We are fully stocked now with Soak including Unleash - a ravelry inspired soak scent.

These are just the beginning of new things that will be adorning the shelves of Patricia's Yarns - keep checking to see what else we have in store for the fall!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer with Spud & Chloe

Spud & Chloe has brought us new patterns and great new colors for fun summer knitting!

The Buga Baby Bunting will make for a great gift for a baby on the way. Knit in Spud & Chloe Outer this is a super quick knit just in time for a new baby! Spud & Chloe Outer has had a color explosion - the original palette was comprised of 5 colors has expanded to 12 wonderful colors so there is something for everyone!

Pack-o-Puppies Mitts is an adorable crochet puppet pattern using Spud & Chloe Sweater yarns which come in 17 colors so the possibilities are endless!! What a great quick summer project!

The Spud & Chloe Sweater is a shop favorite as we've mentioned and they have added two new beautiful colors, Grape Jelly & Cider, giving us more options than ever!

All colors of the Sweater & Outer weight are in stock so if something sparks your knitterly interest stop on in & pick some up!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Baby Alpaca is Here!

One of our new yarn lines has arrived and we are thrilled to have it. It is called baby twist - a baby alpaca yarn in a dk weight with 17 colors to choose from. It is so soft and pleasant to have running through your fingers as you work with it.

This yarn is fantastic for cozy winter accessories like scarves, hats or mittens and alpaca is the perfect fiber to keep you warm when the frigid winter returns. Stop by to check it out soon!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Greetings from TNNA

If I tell Margaux one more time how happy I am about this June's TNNA she might smack me. But to be honest it's been a fabulous show and I am so excited for the Fall!

We visited old friends and met new ones and we're all excited about what's in store for you all this Fall!

First we visited Michael & Beth at Lorna's Laces. We will once again be stocking their Shepherd's Worsted and Helen's Lace in more colors than we've ever had before!

Next was Koigu.

It was fun picking out colors again this year and that is only half of what we are bringing to you! We love Koigu for so many reasons and we love them even more now that Rhichard bestowed lil
Scribner with their first toy!
Thank you again Rhichard for being so thoughful and generous. We know our lil' Scribner is going to love it!

Next up, Blue Sky and Spud & Chloe. There's so much we love about this company. The yarns are delicious, the patterns lovely and their brand - genius! Margaux showed them her latest sweater creation to their delight! I think they got the idea of how much she loves their skinny cotton! Now get cracking on that pattern, Miss Margaux. We ordered all their new colors in Brushed Suri, S&C Outer and Sweater and a little limited edition surprise.

Even though we're still in the midst of the summer warmth we do have our sights set on the fall and all it's pattern offerings! Margaux enjoyed this great hat from Mac & Me. Made with 4 balls of the Blue Sky Bulky, we think its going to be a hit.

We had great expectations going into this year's trade show and we left with so much more than we could have expected. Our "to-do" list was long and we managed to check every item off in what feels like a whirlwind visit. As for the new yarn 'friends', we hope you pop in to the shop to meet them - we will be sure to let you know when they arrive.

Looking forward to cast on and seeing you all of you soon!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Amy Butler Yarn!

A new shipment from Rowan has arrived bringing us yarn from Amy Butler! Her name may sound familiar if you look at fabric as she has beautiful designs. Fortunately for us knitters she has expanded her repertoire to include a gorgeous palette of yarn in a dk weight.

The yarn is a beautiful blend of organic wool & organic cotton that is fantastic to the touch and is a dream to knit with. Come by and check it out!