Thursday, March 21, 2013

Another Toy Knitting Class!

Sophie the bunny was so popular that we have decided to add another "Toys by Ysolda" Class - this time the project is Elijah the Elephant! 

The class is scheduled for three Sundays in April, starting on April 7th from 2-4 PM.  Again, this toy is knit in one piece so there is no seaming upon completion. This adorable toy will make anyone smile.  Call the shop for details.  

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Manos del Uruguay & Maxima

Manos del Uruguay is a wonderful company that is both a woman's cooperative and a member of the World Fair Trade Organization - not to mention they are a producer of gorgeous yarns! A shop favorite, Manos Maxima is a yarn that is quickly gaining in popularity with both knitters and crocheters.  It is an extremely soft hand-spun merino wool with an ever expanding color palette - those strikingly beautiful colors that made Manos famous.

A fantastic infinity cowl that will keep you warm on these windy days is the Shocking Seed Stitch Cowl. Knit out of 3 skeins of the main color and 1 contrasting it makes for a very cozy accessory. 

We love Maxima so much, we knit our charity blanket out of it! The blanket pattern is The Four Seasons Throw designed by Judith Shangold.  We have the yarn and the pattern booklet available at the shop.

By the way, there is still time to get a raffle ticket for a chance to win!    The raffle will be held on Saturday March 30th - we will choose one lucky person's ticket who will be the new owner of this fantastic, cozy, warm, and wonderful hand knit blanket.  Tickets are $5 - All proceeds benefit the Hoboken Homeless Shelter.