Tuesday, March 26, 2013

It's Spring at Stitch Your Art Out!

I know it's cold out, and that we had a snowfall yesterday, but today is sunny, and it just feels like spring. I'm thinking about our retreat (which is less than 2 weeks away!), and I am gathering up things to take along! As usual, I'm going back and forth between sewing and knitting. There is no need to choose.

I haven't sewn in a while, so I'm feeling a strong sewing mood coming on. I have in mind two tumbler quilts that I'm planning to cut, perhaps even today! One is mainly Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The other is bright batiks. We all need bright right now! We'll shortly have kits here for them. Give me a call if you want one, and I'll put it aside for you as soon as it's ready.

And our spring yarns are here as well! Misty generously loaned us this pretty little cowl she made out of Simplicity. Simplicity is a great yarn--it's merino and nylon, machine washable, in soft, spring colors. This cowl has several stitches to keep you interested, and Misty says that it's particularly fun to make because of that!

The cowl can be made with either four different colors of yarn, as Misty did--or perhaps you'd like to make it out of a self-striping yarn. We have a bunch of new ones from several companies, just waiting for you! Here's just one:
We also have bulky yarns for faster knitting. I always love Florafil from Made in America Yarns (so much that I have designed a baby sweater and hat for them, and now I'm designing a baby blanket). We have in some new colors of their beautiful Florafil yarn. It's a bulky-weight yarn in fabulous, bright colors! You can download patterns from their website that inspire you, and then come in and choose the yarn in person! Check out the modular baby sweater and that green bobble hat!

I could go on and on about our new variegated linens from Claudia, our new variegated colors of Ultra Pima, a new yarn from Ella Rae called Cozy Soft, and perhaps best of all, this:

But I think you should stop by to see it all!