Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Felting is HOT!! New Bag Patterns!

Felting is HOT this year and we are excited to introduce not just one, but two new felting bag patterns in our Lanas Puras, Melosa. Lanas Puras Melosa felts beautifully. If you haven't tried it yet, you will be in a for a treat! Lanas Puras is our own exclusive line of yarns from South America. Melosa is from Uruguay. We will be getting a new yarn Lanas Puras yarn "Clarissa" in the next month. It is a DK weight 50% cotton, 50% merino in huge 100 gram skeins! We are excited about this yarn, so watch this space for more info!

On To The Felted Bags!!!

-The Llama Bag, designed by Pamela Covert

The first pattern is the Llama Bag designed by Pamela Covert. Pam has been knitting and crocheting since she was about 8 and for years she was making her own creations but just never took the time to write up patterns. Now that most of her kids have left the nest, she has taken the plunge and started designing professionally. Pam is a designer who loves to work with a lot of color and that is apparent with just a glance at the Llama Bag. The bag is a fun and colorful generously sized tote perfect for use as a purse or a knitting/crochet bag. If you’ve never tried tapestry crochet you will find this to be a great introduction to the technique, which is fully explained in the instructions. Experienced crocheters will enjoy this fun pattern and the changes of color. The Llama Bag is available as a download pattern at One Planet Yarn and Fiber. Yarn requirements are listed on the pattern description. If you are on our mailing list, you will be getting a special offer for the month of June.

- The Hexagon Bag, designed by Connie Chang

For a complete change of style, we are pleased to introduce the beautiful Hexagon Bag designed by Connie Chang. Connie is a physicist, knitting maniac, and a relatively new, but extremely talented knitwear designer. The Hexagon Bag knits up easily in two shades of Lanas Puras Melosa yarn. The fair isle main panels give a niceweight to the bag while the bottom and shaped sidepanels are worked in cushy garter stitch. Install a zipper, knit the short shoulder strap and you're ready to go with a structured, elegant handbag for evenings out or Sunday shopping. The Hexagon Bag pattern is available as a pattern download at One Planet Yarn and Fiber now. The Lanas Puras Melosa yarn used in the bag is listed on the pattern listing.

Just a reminder! We are closed from Wednesday afternoon June 13th to Monday June 17th! Just a few days for a summer break! The website will still take your orders and they will all be shipped on Tuesday the 19th. All emails will be answered on the 18th!

We have two brand new companies being added this this month. Watch this space. A new Fleece Artist order is arriving with lots of kits and yarns. A new Hand Maiden order too and a new order from Perl Grey , their sister company! Sunshine Yarns were just added to the site-yummy!! And for those of you waiting for Yarn Pirate, the yarn will not be listed until the week of the 19th but we are shooting definitely for that week. It isn't here yet. As promised the exact dates will be posted here.

Enjoy these bags plus our other new Lanas Puras Melosa patterns!! If you are not on our mailing list, please join for special offers this month!!

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