Monthly Archives: June 2010

We have got a winner!

Thank you all very much for your comments and your feedback.  It is greatly appreciated.

We had a program select a random name from all the posts and Leilasgranny (Ravelry ID), won a beautiful hank of Peek a Boo Fly, a 65% superwash merino and 35% rayonized bamboo.   We like this yarn because it has a subtle silky sheen, a silky drape and it has a smooth beautiful hand.  It comes in 8 ounce hanks with 1120 yards, which is enough for an average size garment, a large shawl or several accessories.  Our first shipment of Peek a Boo Fly vanished quickly and we hope to get new colors in July.

Peek a Boo Fly

Leilasgranny is receiving the Cornflower color line, one of my favorite colors in this yarn line.  In addition, the first poster gets a $10 gift certificate to Little Knits – you know who you are. 🙂  We figured being the 1st must count for something, right?

Watch for the next blog give-away, which we hope will be a continuous event at Live Stitch.

Tuesday Blog Giveaway!

As we wait for the summer to arrive in Seattle (what happened to Spring?), I thought a blog giveaway was in order. 

All you have to do is to answer a question: please tell us the knitting and/or crochet product line that you would most like to see at Little Knits.  This question is not limited to yarn lines.  Your answer can be anything from a pattern line to bags, knitting needles/crochet hooks, simply put anything that you feel is important for your knitting/crochet needs.  Just let us know your suggestions and we will enter your name into the pool from which we will pull a name . 

We will announce the winner here and at Little Knits’ Ravelry group.  Before I forget, the winner will receive an 8 ounce hank of Fly Designs’ yarn with plenty of yardage for a shawl or a big stole or a light top that will keep your warm without being too toasty.  This way you too can participate in the Fly Designs’ KAL, of course, only if you would like to.  The name of the yarn we will be giving away, which is simply gorgeous, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday morning.  You have until midnight of the 22nd to respond (June 22nd, 2010).

Look forward to seeing you here!

It is been a while

I know, it has been a long while.  I was simply not able to do it all between Ravelry, Twitter and Facebook.  What to do first and how much and when.  There has been offers of help and to those who offered many thanks!  Let me try my hand at this one more time and hopefully this time I will be more consistent.  And, if I know that you are reading I promise I will write often.

I will start with a bit of quick news: did you know that we have started Ravelry Coupon Mondays?  Just join Little Knits’ group at Ravelry and watch for coupon announcements.  Every Monday it will be something new.  When you join us on Ravelry please share your projects with us and let me know what you would like to see at Little Knits next.

For tomorrow we have a new yarn that will be posted on the site that was requested by our Ravelry members, Berrroco’s Blackstone Tweed.  And even better the colors listed will be on sale at 45-50% off.  This is a surprisingly soft tweed by Berroco with a wool, superkid mohair and angora fiber blend.   Here are the two colors we have in stock that will be on sale:

Berroco Blackstone Tweed Berroco Blackstone Tweed

And a personal find on etsy, Grey Drizzle Fibers.  This is a fairly new dyer with a great feel for subtle color combinations and color-on-color variation.  I do know the dyer but we have no financial affiliation, meaning there is no profit motive for this post and I will not benefit from it.  Simply put I love the colors created by this small indie dyer.  I got two hanks of her 4-ply DK weight merino just to play in colors that are not really characteristic of my favorites including a beautiful green called Leaf and in a warm honey amber called Doubloon.   The merino is soft and smooth with a tight-but-not-too-tight ply but what makes this yarn so special is the dyers’ colors with their subtle color-on-color variations and rich hue saturation.

Merino Storm by Grey Drizzle Fibers

I also asked Ms. Grey Drizzle to do a special project for me and she was kind enough to agree.  We have been testing a super fine single ply merino from Italy at Little Knits.  So I asked her to dye the lace weight of this lovely merino in a deep deep blue-red for me and she did!  I call this red Drop-dead Red and it is goooorgeous!  I have about 2700 yards of this super soft merino in Drop-dead Red and I cannot decide on a project…I do need help so your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Drop-dead Red!

That is it for this post.  I am off to bed so that I can get up early tomorrow and start photographing some new yarn. 🙂