New, New And More New!

Oh, where to begin? There is so much new yarn, patterns, books, buttons, and accessories flying through the doors each day that sometimes it can be a tad bit overwhelming! :) Since I just managed to stop stroking a hank of the Tosh Lace, let's start there!

Prairie in Thunderstorm
Yes, we have even MORE Madelinetosh yarns! Both Prairie and Tosh Lace have made it onto our shelves and we are simply overjoyed to be carrying these gorgeous lace-weight fibers in over 40 of Madelinetosh's sensational hand dyed colorways! With a sumptuous single ply (Prairie) and squishy soft 2 ply (Tosh Lace) to choose from, prepare yourself for some seriously spectacular lace creation. Even if you're not the biggest fan of lace, how can you resist the deliciously soft feel of Tosh between your fingers? Our latest obsession here at the shop is the Knitbot Featherweight Cardigan. The small size for this breezy cardi requires only 800 yards of lace-weight yarn, which is easily covered by one hank of Prairie (840 yards) or Tosh Lace (950 yards).

Featherweight Cardigan
Speaking of Knitbot, I believe I left you with a teaser for these fabulous brand-new patterns last week. They are absolutely amazing! Kristen snapped up the Yoke Cardigan - which includes sizing for babies, kids and adults - while the Effortless Cardigan has been calling my name ever since these patterns arrived in the shop. In fact, I finally caved in last night and bought the pattern with some Lorna's Green Line DK in Baltic (one of my favorite Lorna's colors) and cast on last night! Designed by Hannah Fettig, author of Closely Knit, Knitbot Patterns are stylish and versatile sweaters you'll love working up and wearing or giving as gifts.

Child-friendly Monster Button
Being that I'm something of a button-nut, I am over-the-moon thrilled to announce that we now have a zillion new buttons in stock! Okay... maybe "zillion" is exaggerating just a bit, but we have expanded our button selection quite extensively to include a wide range of Shell, Wood, Horn and Plastic buttons by Jim Knopf.
Two-Tone Button
It never ceases to amaze me how something as small as a button can add personality, flair, and/or style to a finished sweater, bag or accessory. Dress up a one-button shrug with one of the Scalloped Horn Buttons or show off your goofy side with the wooden Monster Buttons. Need something simple and sophisticated? Try the earthy Coconut and Enamel Buttons or elegant Two-Tone Shell Buttons. Whatever your button needs might be, we've got you covered!

If you're not gleaning enough creative inspiration from new Tosh yarn, awesome buttons, or fantastic Knitbot Patterns, you should definitely check out the new Interweave Knits Spring/Summer 2011 Issue! I'm quite smitten with this issue since it's overflowing with relaxed tanks, tunics, and short sleeved sweaters -my favorite tops right now as I have spring weather on the brain.
Garden Plot Dress
No joke, I actually had a dream about the Garden Plot Dress... hopefully because I'm wishing this adorable summer dress came in my size and not because my biological clock is sending me hints. ;) Of course, this issue showcases a wide range of projects for the full spectrum of skill levels including a gorgeous throw, an elegant stole, and several stylish sweaters!

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Happy Crocheting and Knitting!!
Leanne :)

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