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Monday, December 19, 2011

Scrumptious and Holiday Hours

Fyberspates, a UK yarn company, has recently started distributing some of their beautiful yarns through our friends at Lantern Moon.  We are trying out two yarns from their Scrumptious line, Scrumptious Lace and Scrumptious 4ply Sport.

This is some pretty yarn, friends.  A silk and merino blend with some amazing yardage: over 1000 yards in each skein of laceweight and about 400 yards in the 4ply sport.  The 4ply sport is machine washable, too.

The pattern book, the Scrumptious Collection Volume 1, is really fabulous.  I am particularly smitten with the hat on the cover, Arncott, and this beautiful little pullover, Tirrold.  

There is a short and long version, and most sizes require only one skein of the lovely laceweight.  The book is full of some great sweaters and accessories.

We have some special holiday hours in the next few weeks, too.  We'll be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and we will be closing early on the 24th and 31st.  We are going to skip Open Knit Night on the 28th, too.

Sally made a pretty little sign with all the details.  Don't forget, we are open until 10 PM on Wednesday, December 21st for any knitting emergencies that might arise.

While there isn't really enough time to crank out a Scrumptious lace shawl before Sunday, there is still plenty of time to create some handmade gifts with some of our favorite bulky yarns.  We have a lot of Cascade Magnum, Lana Grande, and Twinkle Soft Chunky on the shelves for your last minute knitting needs.

And, if someone you know is looking for a gift for you (their favorite knitter) just send them to the shop and tell them to say Scrumptious.

1 comment:

  1. The Scrumptious really is scrumptious! I can't crank out a shawl by Sunday, but a pattern and yarn would be a very scrumptious gift for a knitter.