knitting & crocheting? We’re looking for an energetic sales associate with
excellent computer & people skills to join our team. Applicants must be
able to work Saturdays and possibly one or two weekdays come September.
Applicants must also possess effective communication skills and a positive
attitude, and must have solid knitting experience (crochet experience a plus!) PLEASE: No phone calls! Email resume & cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a gorgeous day we're having! It's in the high 60's with no humidity, and the breeze is actually almost chilly! I wore a tank top into work today, since I'm so used to all the humidity we've been having. And I'm actually cold! So I'm glad my new stole is finished blocking - because it's just the perfect thing to warm me up.
This took just one skein of Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn. The pattern is free on Ravelry, and it was super easy to make. I used US 10 needles and 45 stitches. A generously sized stole for under $20! Not bad.
We reorganized the Plymouth Encore yesterday, since we've just received a number of new colors. Some of the colors are the new neons, which have been really well received. The first day we got the Neon Pink in stock, a little girl chose it for a sweater before we even put it out on the shelf. The mom didn't love the color, but hey, she told her daughter she could pick her favorite color...
And, this week we've had a work crew outside on the sidewalk. We can't really tell what they're doing, because each time we look out the window, they aren't doing anything at all. Maybe they just get a lot of breaks?
But it got us thinking of our new neon colors, and how maybe these folks should at least be productive with all this sitting around. Certainly they could be making themselves some accessories for when the air turns colder? This morning we arrived to find a single cone, but no work crew. So we sent one of our employees out to work safety patrol. We told her it's okay to stay in the shade, but absolutely NO sitting down on the job!
Are you a mohair knitter? Some of our customers, though they love to work with different fibers, are drawn to mohair yarns. And this new mohair from Lang is one that's already been noticed by these knitters.
Lang Odeon is a super soft and light bulky mohair blend - and it's machine washable! It creates a beautiful fabric when knitted alone, but would also be perfect mixed with other yarns (like Berroco Boboli or Manos Silk Blend Multi) in accessories or throws. Come in and check it out!
One of our favorite sock & shawl yarns is now available with a bit of glitz! Introducing Mille Colori Socks & Lace LUXE by Lang. This yarn has always been a great choice for socks - of course - but recently many customers have been using it for shawls and scarves. Here's a Multi Directional Scarf made in shade 53:
The original sock colors are beautiful, and so are the 4 new Luxe shades! These new colors also stripe, but are a bit more subtle than the originals.