Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hippity Hoppity Adorable!

For the easiest and cutest stuffed animal ever, you can't beat the Knitted Bunny Pattern from HeartStrings FiberArts - a wonderful website for lace knitters.  Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer created this pattern and has a treasure of lace creations on her website.  Don't worry - the bunny is not lace - it's as easy as knitting a swatch because that is exactly what you are doing!  

Here is a bunny recently created by Paula, one of our fabulous customers,  for her niece - isn't she adorable?

Coming and ......


This same pattern was profiled in a previous post - it really is simple and can be made in any size you wish.  The pattern is free but Jackie ES does suggest a donation of $5.00 which is well worth it to keep her site active.  

Get Your 'ZEN' On!

Another new yarn has graced our shop with it's stunning beauty!  It is Zen Yarn Garden and comes in unbelievable colorways - many of them 'one-of-a-kind' (OOAK).  Watch this YouTube video to learn about the company, fibers and how the OOAK came to life!

If you are in the area, please come meet & greet our new treasures!  

The Best Easter Basket Ever!
Color, Color, Color!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Yarn of the Week and Newsletters

We've created a new tab for all of our Yarn of the Week announcements and Monthly Newsletters.  So  if you are interested in shop news and deals, please check the tab labeled Yarn of the Week and Newsletters!  Thank you!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Yarn of the Week March 2 through 8

Everything you need to know about the Yarn of the Week and our special arrival:

YOTW March 2 to 8

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Introducing Our New Spring Arrival!

We are very excited to introduce the beautiful hand-dyed yarns from 'All for Love of Yarn'.  Lori's is the only retailer in California to carry this yarn. These beauties came all the way from Anoka, Minnesota.  

For those of you who love the shawl designs by Romi, we have the colorway combination that Romi of Designs by Romi chose for a new shawl design.  Read more about this exciting story on All for Love of Yarn's Blog.  

Romi's Color Combination of Opulence Coyote Trail and Dawn Pink

We have six different yarns and multiple colorways:
Opulence - Fingering 
80% Superwash Merino Wool 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon
378 Yards 
Knits to 7 - 9 stitches per inch
Coyote Trail, Dawn Pink, Cabernet, Amidst the Harvest, Smoldering Red

Sumptuosity - Fingering (Limited Edition)
70% Baby Alpaca 20% Silk 10% Cashmere 
440 Yards
Knits to 7-9 stitches per inch 
No names given for color but they are dreamy green and grey tones

Resplendence - Fingering
50% Superwash Merino Wool 50% Silk
378 Yards
Knits to 7-9 stitches per inch
Nickel, Rio Clay

Resplendence - DK
50% Falkland British Superwash Merino Wool 50% Silk
230 Yards
Knits to 5-6 stitches per inch

Luminosity - Fingering
70% Superwash Merino 20% Bamboo (Rayon) 10% Nylon
460 Yards
Knits to 7-9 stitches per inch
No names given but it is a beautiful purple colorway

75% Superwash Merino Wool 15% Cashmere 10% Silk
400 Yards
Knits to 7-9 stitches per inch

To view the colorways and find out more about these beautiful yarns, you can explore All For Love of Yarn's website

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Yarn of the Week for 23 February to 1 March

A repeat of our last Yarn of the Week sale and some additional items - read all about it!  Yarn of the Week E-mail Flyer

Much Ado About Ruffles!

Ever wonder what to do with the fun & pretty ruffle yarns?  Some of us just can't carry off an entire ruffle scarf as can Janeva - our model in a Past Post
Here are a few ideas to incorporate James C. Brett Star Lites Ruffle Yarn into a Knitted scarf, a Crocheted scarf and a Frilly Baby Party Dress.  

Lori's Subtle Ruffle Scarf adapted from
Mystery of Marie Roger Scarf by Denise Dalton

Frilly Baby Party Dress adapted from
Baby Dress by Beverly Button
Pictured version HERE

Zig Zag Vanilla Sparkle Crocheted Scarf adapted from
Berry Compote Scarf by Lion Brand Yarn
Pictured Version HERE

Here are two short videos demonstrating how simple it is to crochet and knit with Star Lites
If you are interested in any of these projects or seeing a real life demonstration of either technique - please ask when you are at the shop.  We are here to help you!