Friday, April 06, 2007

Introducing the Accordion Bag

We are excited to introduce another unique knitting pattern with Lanas Puras Melosa yarn. This is the first of several felted patterns to come. Lanas Puras Melosa felts beautifully according to our design team! Watch this space for more felted patterns, sock patterns, patterns for skirts and a dress, baby items, and adult sweaters!!

The Accordion Bag pattern was designed by Gryphon Perkins. Gryphon is a multi talented designer and fiber artist, who describes her entry into the world of knitting, fiber art and design "As we all know, fiber is highly addictive stuff. I took up the needles about three years ago, the spinning wheel a year later and dyeing a year after that. In the last year, I began selling my designs, several to Interweave, and began to find that my job was increasingly interfering with my fiber time. The only conclusion was to quit and pursue my habit full time. As a result, I now run a little spinning/yarn shop out of my home in Easton, Maryland where I sell spinning wheels, roving, handspun and handpainted yarns, teach spinning and knitting, and continue to swatch furiously and publish my designs. I have wild dreams of starting my own yarn company, publishing dozens of gorgeous knitting books, and having a farm populated with every sort of fiber animal there is. Let it be noted that my husband is an extremely good humored and indulgent man. " You can read about Gryphon's adventures on her blog or can help support her habit by visiting her ETSY shop.

The Accordion Bag pattern is a beginner/intermediate project that uses only two skeins of Lanas Puras Melosa worsted weight yarn. It's a chic bag that is quick to knit and is great for carrying a small knitting project or your essentials for an evening out.

The Lanas Puras Melosa yarn is part of our private sale now too. Did you receive our sale flyer? If you missed it somehow, please drop us an email at You must be on our mailing list to receive the sale flyers which only go out a few times per year.

Other stuff!

Is there a special kit or color from Fleece Artist or Hand Maiden that you would like to order for your self? They have so many incredible colors and kits, we can't have them all,! But, we are going to be doing an order very soon, and if there is something you would really like, please let us know and we will try to include it in our order. Take a look at their websites and drop us a note if you are interested.

New yarns and yarn companies? Yes!!! Yes! We don't want to tell all quite yet!! But definitely showing up this week will be the new Sheep Shop 3 yarn. This yarn is GORGEOUS!!! It is a DK weight, 70% fine merino and 30% pure silk yarn. We ordered it in every colorway available. We have quite a few patterns for DK weight yarn and also this yarn is perfect for spring/summer lace and shawl knitting. The yarn is very soft with a lovely sheen and the colors are just beautiful. Photos soon.

Our yarn from Hipknits, UK is here!!! We are just waiting for the patterns and then we will list them all. We also have multiple copies of a UK Knitting magazine called Yarn Forward, edited by Kerrie of Hipknits and Magknits. It has really great patterns inside and I love how they give yarn options based on price category. All of these items will be listed very soon.

Also coming soon our the incredible Sock Bugs and Baby Bugs from Sock Diva. These are very unique, colorful and whimsical little bags for holding sock projects. You will love them and we are excited that we are the exclusive wholesale account for Sock Diva online!!! Thank you Diana for this opportunity and your trust in us. Here are a few photos of a few "bugs."

Have a wonderful week and don't forget the sale!!

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