A lot has been going on at the shop lately! We are almost finished with our transition from spinner racks to binders for our knitting and crochet leaflets. We had no idea it would take so long to complete this process! I think we were all surprised to find out how many hundereds of titles we had in various categories that had been hiding on the spinner racks. We still have to tweak a few areas -- deciding on a final place for all of the binders, labeling binders and file drawers so that you can find what you're looking for easily, and setting up a seating area. Customers who have used the new system thus far have been very positive -- let us know what you think the next time you are on the hunt for a particular pattern for your next project.

New yarns are coming in every week -- opening boxes is such fun! The Tough Love sock yarn from Sweet Georgis Yarns has been a big hit, and we are almost out of some colors of the Superwash DK tonal yarn we got from them. Our Cascade order will be in next week, including a great new yarn for baby afghans and a "Noro-like" yarn that is a cotton blend, with NO wool for you wool-sensitive customers. We are also expecting a new DK weight Heritage sock yarn in prints and solids, and a generous restocking of our Heritage fingering weight sock yarn in solids, multis and the new print patterns. Heritage Silk is also being restocked, along with Alpaca Lace and Cascade 220, including 10-12 new colors. Appalachian Baby is sending us a shipment later this month, including their new organic pink and blue cottons -- so lovely.   Anzula Yarns is working on our order of fingering weight shawl yarn -- wool in beautiful colors with a little hint of sparkle.  And we are expecting a shipment of lovely fingering weight transitional yarn from Gypsy Girl Creations -- perfect for shawls, cowls, scarves or socks!  We are all busy planning our next projects around the new yarns.  We'll post pics of the new stuff on our Facebook page when they arrive.

Speaking of Facebook -- if you have not "liked" us on Facebook, be sure to do so that you'll receive pics of the new yarns and other new inventory, and notifications of special promotions, reminders of classes, etc. Just click on the link in the left column of this page and you'll be on our friend list. You dont' want to miss anything!

We just got a really nice shipment of Kathy Schenkel needlepoint ornaments in this last week. Pictures are being posted on our FB page this week. It's not too early to start on this year's ornaments -- the finishing deadlines will be along sooner than you think!

On your trips or in your idle moments this summer, if you don't have a project handy, remember Warm Up America!  Our Warm Up America group is always in need of 7" x 9" blocks, knitted or crocheted in machine washable yarns.  They can be any stitch pattern and any color -- so if you need a small, quick-to-complete project to pack along -- grab your needles or hooks, a skein of yarn, and make a block.  If you need appropriate yarn, remember we always have some here at the shop that you can pick up.

We do have a nice promotion going on our Brown Sheep Wildfoote sock yarn -- check out our promotions page for details.  See you soon!