Louet, Soak, and Goose Pond

All kinds of fun things arrived this past week.  Our shipment of Louet Euroflax Linen sportweight, and their Gems fingering sock were the first in the door.

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The linen is just incredible. I have my eye on a cardigan pattern to use with it, and Amanda has already started a market bag. As you know, linen is tremendously strong - making it perfect for those summer bags - but, once washed, it softens and becomes beautifully drapey - just what I need for that sweater!

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Gems is the famous Louet fingering merino. Ideal for socks and other fine gauge projects. 

Speaking of socks... new colors of Ty Dy Sock yarn are here.  

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Amy replenished our Spunky Eclectic Tough Sock.

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 I'm having a hard time keeping this in stock, and I haven't even gotten a skein for myself yet! That might have to change today. I am at the toe of my second Ty Dy sock and I'm itching to cast on for a new pair. 

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We had a fun surprise on Thursday when a well-known sock designer popped in to say hello.  Deb Barnhill and her family were vacationing in Maine, and she just HAD to see all the local yarn shops.  (Isn't that what everyone does when they travel? Thank goodness our families humor that little obsession.) Turns out, that she just happens to have designed one of my all time favorite sock patterns - Azure - and I had a shop model on display. Deb said that it was the first time she's seen one of her designs in the wild!

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Along with the Euroflax and Gems, UPS was kind enough to bring Soak Wash! The scents are heavenly.IMG_7362

A few days later we got a collection of Goose Pond jewelry for your knitting. These sterling silver beaded stitch markers and solid brass needle gauges are made right here in Maine.

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Thursday night I finally got to see Peggy's finished Tangled Yoke Cardigan. She used Silky Wool and it is stunning!

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Cheryl completed the baby sweater out of Dream in Color Classy and whipped up a matching teddy bear.  Awww...IMG_7369

Diana impressed us all with another gorgeous shawl out of Spunky Eclectic lace merino.

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Peggy has cast on for a shawl out of Spunky as well.

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And Susan finished the body on her Pioneer.  Check out what she did with the hem. 

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She used the cable pattern along the bottom.  It looks beautiful!

I wove in the last ends for my Pioneer yesterday.  If weather dries up a bit, I'll can actually block it. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!




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