News from Double Ewe - Issue 30

September 7, 2009

It’s Labor Day, and you know what that means: Summer is over! If you know me personally, you know that summer is my least favorite season, so while most people are sad when summer ends, I’m not. I’m thrilled. To celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall, we’re having a sale! If you haven’t had a chance to make it to our new shop, this is the perfect time to check it out. Read on for the scoop.

One more thing to note: the end of summer brings the end of my summer hours. Starting Tuesday the 8th, we’re back to our regular hours:

Tuesdays: 10:00 – 9:00
Wednesdays: Noon – 8:00
Thursdays: 10:00 – 8:00
Fridays: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturdays: 9:00 – 5:00
Sundays & Mondays: Closed

In this issue:

  • The Hooray-For-Fall-Come-See-The-New-Shop Sale
  • New Stuff
  • Classes
  • Skill Builders
  • Social Knitting

The Hooray-For-Fall-Come-See-The-New-Shop Sale!

We’ve been in our new space for just over a month, and it you haven’t stopped in yet, now’s the time. I’ve marked down over 70 different yarns, with discounts ranging from 15 – 55%. I won’t list them all here, but don’t worry, they’re not all summer cottons; I’ve discounted some lovely cold weather yarns as well.

The sale runs from Tuesday September 8th through Saturday September 12th. Shop early, shop often. ;-)

New Stuff

Square Needles from Kollage
Yes, these needles really are square, and I recently tried the DPN’s and enjoyed using them; they just feel nice in my hands. From Kollageyarn.com: “We believe, and have been told by many, the square needles are easier to use by those who have arthritis, carpal tunnel, or stiffness in their hands and fingers.”

Jwrayco Sock Yarn
Hand dyed by Janet & Leslie in Nevada, MO (not Nevada the state, Nevada the city). Unique colorways, generous yardage, beautiful yarn. Until recently, it was primarily available at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck & the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, but now they’re also available in your local LYS. You really have to see them.

Ambiente
Maybe you remember… until shortly before our move, I had a little baby sweater in greens & yellows that was knit sideways. It was SO cute; it was one of my favorite things I’ve knitted. Ever. Well, the yarn was discontinued, so I decided to give the sweater to a new little baby boy named Christian. It made me sad that the yarn wasn’t available anymore, but lo and behold, it’s back! It used to be called Lifestyle Color, but now it’s called Ambiente. And guess what? The price actually went down. Yay! Sport weight, self-patterning, machine washable, very yummy 100% merino wool.

Frog Tree Merino WorstedI think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ll mention it again: I LOVE Frog Tree Yarns. One reason I love them is the company itself: Frog Tree is a non-profit company that was started by a couple that wanted to…actually, they tell their story best. Please, do take a moment and read it here: Frog Tree Yarns. The other reason I love them is the yarn. The yarn. Mmmmm. I currently carry Meriboo, Merino Mélange, Worsted & Fingering weight Alpaca. All of them are scrumptious.

Last week I had the opportunity to knit up a hat with their Frog Tree Merino; it’s different from the Merino Melange in that the Mélange is a plied yarn, and the Merino is a single. It was so much nicer than I anticipated, I called the next day to order it. I believe it’ll arrive next week, so I thought I should mention it here. But really, if you’re not familiar with the other Frog Tree yarns I mentioned, you really should check them out sometime when you’re in the shop. They’re lovely, but it’s easy for them to get lost in the mix of yarns I carry. And if you ARE familiar with them, it might be worth a second look because I’m adding a bunch of new colors to my selection.

Marble from Kertzer
This is a lighter weight version of the Marble Chunky that’s been so popular here. The label says 5 ½ stitches per inch, but I’ve been playing with it this weekend, and it also knits up very nicely at 5 stitches per inch. It has the same marl-effect with slowly shifting colors like the chunky version, but there are more colors available. 100% acrylic, machine washable & dryable – great for easy care garments. I’ve got about a dozen colors, but I have some more colors coming soon – the new ones are gorgeous for babies.

Heaven from Plymouth
I’ve had several people suggest I carry this yarn, so I decided to get it. If you’re in need of a really quick, super soft baby blanket, this is the yarn for you. Heaven is plush, bulky but lightweight, and machine washable. I think of it as being so soft, you can’t even feel it. Maybe that doesn’t make sense, but you really should feel it. I knit up a baby blanket in a couple of days – it just flew! 100% nylon.

And it’s fall, so you know there are more yarns coming….
Yay!

September-October Classes

Skill Builders

Open Knitting

Charitable Knitting

Once again, I want to thank y'all for your support!

Kelly Judson