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

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new arrival

Greetings!  I hope everyone is recovered from the holidays and ready to enjoy winter - what better time of year to knit?

Yesterday I received 8 colorways of HPKY's Precious: 60% silk, 40% merino.  This yarn has a sheen that any fiber cognoscenti can identify as silk from 30 yards away.  At 275 yards per skein, the price is quite reasonable.  There are many more colorways and kettle-dyes available, so if there is a color you want that isn't in the shop, just ask for it.

Good news: I have decided to replace most of the Malabrigo with Manos del Uruguay.  Manos has a worsted weight yarn called Maxima that is a dead ringer for Malabrigo Worsted, and the Silk Blend is a doppleganger for Silky Merino.  And the Manos lace weight is heavenly - a plied blend of 70% baby alpaca, 25% silk, 5% cashmere; put-up is 439 yards per skein.   I will continue to dye Yeti as a replacement for Rasta.  I will be getting the Manos in by mid- to late February.

The Berroco rep was here yesterday, and showed me some of the new yarns for spring.  Most notable and irresistible was Versa, a collage of two hand-painted ribbons held together.  This is an excellent warm-weather yarn.  It should arrive later this month.  I also ordered some new colors of Bonsai and Seduce.

Purls of wisdom: Pennies do not come from heaven; they are earned here on earth.

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