The Yarn Gourmet Important Information

Location: 2915 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend IN 46615 (across from River Park Furniture)
Phone: 574-232-9276

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 - 5
Friday: 10 - 8
Saturday: 9 - 3
Closed Sunday & Monday

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New stuff at the shop and a reminder

Good morning  yarn-aholics everywhere!  I have just received the newest yarn from Cascade: 220 Fingering weight!  This yarn is NOT a superwash, but it IS perfect for fine stitch detail in colorwork, such as Fair Isle, and a perfect higher quality substitute for a less expensive catalog fingering weight yarn (which shall remain nameless).  There are a total of 57 colors available, of which I have 17 currently on hand.

The Matchless spinning wheels that arrived last Thursday have sold out already, but I have more scheduled to arrive in mid-November.  The Matchless wheel is sweet - I had never spun on one until last week.  The best way to describe the experience is that this wheel is to spinning what a featherbed is to sleeping. 

I have also ordered some really neat goodies for the Christmas season, including tree ornaments from Pet Sheep Ranch - little wooly sheep (made from 100% wool) that are perfect for putting on your tree. 

As a reminder, this coming Saturday is the Feza Trunk Show and Hollowe'en party at the shop!  There will be lots and lots of luscious yarns, patterns and inspiration, as well as lots of food & wine & door prizes.  (I had intended to cater this myself, but the best laid plans of Arv have met their reality check, so I will be relying on some excellent local food purveyors.)  Costumes are optional, but what the heck, it's only once a year!

Purls of wisdom: laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

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