We're getting back in the swing of things here after a long holiday weekend. Deliveries are going to be rushing in the door, and all your post-holiday shopping packages will be leaving just as quick. I can tell many of you were gifted yarn dollars this year- especially Canadians! The week following Christmas is always a busy time for us as sock knitters spend their gifted cash on tasty yarn.
So here's what you don't want to miss out on later this week- MALABRIGO. I expect a huge shipment tomorrow, replenishing all but one color of Sock, and nearly all the colors of (new to us) Arroyo, a sport weight option which would be perfect for thicker socks, scarves, garments or baby items. Like Sock, it's very soft and machine washable, and it has great yardage (well over 300 yards for $18.50). I hope to get it up for you on Friday on the website, and Sock could be up as early as Thursday. You'll find a handful of colors on the website now, but a couple dozen in a few days.
If you're like me, you've become addicted to Kollage's square needles. But I know that many of you also like knitting with wood needles, so I have for you the new Cubics from Knitters Pride. These are the same shape as the Kollage square needles but are wood- very smooth to the touch and a bit less expensive than Kollage's version. Both are quite nice, but I know you all like options. Also take a look at Knitters Pride's Dreamz double points- each size is a different color so you can easily pick out your needles if you're like me and have them all jumbled in a glass vase.
We'll be having lots of family in town this week, so I doubt I'll be posting again til next week. I'll try and post the winners of the 12 Days of Sock Yarn then- I know you want to know if you are a winner. But your orders will still be shipped quickly and the store will be open to shoppers on Saturday the 31st (for short hours from 10-2). Here are a few pictures of our holiday fun- first, a cookie swap I hosted. It was fun to bake a few dozen cookies, swap 'em up, and then leave with many different types to try. Second, James' picture with Santa this year. I think he was sick of the long line!