You will find us at Vogue Knitting Live Chicago this weekend (March 9-11, 2018). Koigu sent us beautiful colors in KPPPM/KPM as well as their newest yarns, Chelsea and Othello. And we have the latest Koigu magazine and the VILL pattern book for aran and chunky weight yarns, VI
After the Vogue show in NY I stitched up more project bags. They are here at the booth. Chicago is the last show we are at until the fall. I’m looking forward to coming up with a new bag design over the summer.
Our booth (217) is right by the fashion show runway. There are plenty of seats all day long - come visit us and take a break to sit and knit.
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My friend Rachel has opened a yarn store in Brooklyn called Woolyn (Get it? Wool + Brooklyn = Woolyn). It's a great name for a pretty nice place.
(FYI - I've know Rachel for a while, we were roommates for Sock Summit and Woolyn is selling my project bags.)
Rachel has a wonderful background for a yarn store owner: she has worked in a local yarn store and she has designed knitwear that has been featured in Vogue Knitting and Interweave Knits. And she hand dyed yarn for her previous business venture, Studio Avenue Six. She knows her textiles!
In addition to wool and cotton fiber Rachel also carries the cashmere kit from Lux Adorna Knits which Clara Parkes has just blogged about for Knitter's Review.
Woolyn also stocks roving (Sweet Georgia!) for those who use drop spindles and spinning wheels. There is an area where you can sit down and have some refreshments. And don't forget to browse the highly curated books.
The store opened in mid August which may have been too late to be included in the New York City Yarn Crawl that is happening this weekend (Sept 24-25). If you are exploring the city's yarn stores Woolyn is definitely worth the visit. Near the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the area has great eating, shopping and calling all cat lovers - it's one block from the Brooklyn Cat Cafe.
105 Atlantic Ave (between Henry and Hicks Streets)
By Subway: R to Court Street , 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall, F/G to Bergen St
By Bus: B63, B61 (Atlantic Ave and Henry St stop)
Striking new KPPPM colors are 15% off until September 23rd! From left to right: P106, P112B, P134, P370 and P603.
Speaking of KPM - I'm adding the solid colors throughout the year and move the KPM yarn to their own section on the website.
See how the KPM plum picks up the plum in the multicolor skein? One of the customer I know in real life has already scoop up this pairing for her Koigu collection.
I've started to pair up single skeins of KPPPM (multicolors) with single skeins of KPM (solid colors). I call them Koigu Pairings . Let me know how you like them.
New York Sheep and Wool (Rhinebeck) is around the corner and for the second year I will be a vendor at the Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Trunk Show Friday evening. I've been sewing up a storm - there are new prints for the drawstring project bags and (hopefully) I can sneak in one or two new bag styles. I love meeting you guys - stop by and say hello!
We have three pretty blues for the dog days of summer. From left to right the colors are P446, P409, P303. They are 15% off until August 24th.
Color P446-0003 is gorgeous, I would make something that I could look at while I wore it, like gloves or a shawl.
Color P409-200 is beautiful, it's very close to a Koigu blue that I used for my Clapotis scarf.
Color P303-0002 is hard to photograph. There is more of a brown/violet cast to it, not beige or yellow. Pretty, muted and subtle would be the three words to describe the color - it would be a gorgeous sweater.
And we're excited to have our projects bags find a home at a new Brooklyn yarn store (more about this tomorrow)!
When Vogue Knitting Live officially ends at 4pm on Sunday there is a mad rush by all the vendors to pack up their booth. Those who traveled to the show have to deal with the package delivery services once their boxes and pallets are ready. We locals dealt with getting all our stuff into a rental car on a snowy evening.
I took a couple of days off to recoup and then started an extended inventory. This means counting and reviewing yarn colors, knitting kits, project bags, and yes, even patterns. I'm running a bit behind with photos, but once they are done updates will happen in both shops, probably this weekend. Believe me, I am making sure that next year the photos are done before Vogue Knitting Live takes place.
I also review the comments and requests that customers gave me. Color-wise there will be new kits and new samples. There are many new ideas for bags that hold your knitting, crochet, and drop spinning. There will (finally) be new patterns. And of course I need to put an order in for more Koigu. A big thanks to Koigu for making sure I got more beautiful colors in time for the Vogue show.