All the yarn that's fit to knit!

Come on in, the yarn's fine!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Green Yarn

Today is Earth Day. It is up to all of us to do our part to conserve the Earth's natural resources.
Most of us conserve, reuse and recycle at home and we can all try to do as much as we can when we are at work and at play. We all try to conserve at the stores as much as we can. I did an earlier post on how I take all the boxes yarn comes in to the recycling center. I also take any packaging 
to the shipping store to be reused. At each of the stores we have a recycling bin for customers and employees empty bottles and cans. We use scrap paper for writing notes and encourage people to use their own bags or recycled ones for their purchases. We even have patterns to knit or crochet Market Bags  to make to take to carry your groceries home. Many of the companies we do business with are sending out bills and statements online to save on paper and postage. There are so many little things we can all do to make a difference!

This is recycled silk from Saris. Not only is it recycled yarn it is made by women in Nepal. So, when you use this yarn you are conserving AND helping women AND making something beautiful!

This is a beautiful Bamboo yarn from Gjestal. Bamboo is a wonderful, soft yarn that is a renewable fiber. It is a great fiber for lightweight spring and summer projects.

Bonsai is a shiny ribbon made from bamboo. It comes in many beautiful colors and makes a nice drapey fabric.

There are also lots of new organically grown and dyed cottons on the market now. 
They use less chemicals in the dying and processing. Most of the colors are really nice muted shades that get better with age.

This is Voile de la Mer from Tilli Tomas. It is made from Sea Kelp and silk. The colors are beautiful and it makes beautiful lace scarves and shawls.
This is another Bamboo ribbon, Bali,from Tahki. Bamboo takes color very well in the dying process as shown in all these vibrant colors.

We also have corn fibers, soy silk, and sock yarn made with Chetin- crushed crab and shrimp shells.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring FO's

Here are some recently finished projects that customers have brought in to show us.

Another pair of socks-this pair is made out of several left over sock yarns combined to make an interesting and unique sock.

This is a beautiful wool scarf made out of Joy- a self striping yarn. 
Here is Rebecca showing off her lace shrug made in 1824 cotton. This will be a great  addition to any Spring wardrobe.

This is a beautiful cardigan with a lace insert pattern. Love those 3/4 sleeves!

A beginning knitter made this checkerboard pattern baby blanket for the Linus Blanket project
out of Cotton Fleece. Thank you so much for your contribution!

Some little boy will LOVE wearing this tractor sweater!

This scarf is the first project from another beginner knitter. (My apologies for not having the picture the right way) This is a self patterning yarn that makes your knitting look extra good!

The next 2 pictures are of a versatile cardigan that will get worn and worn and will get tons of compliments.

This sweater was made with Keltic, a gently shaded soft wool in beautiful shades of pink.

Tina in Greensboro made and designed this fun scarf out of La Gran and Inca Marl. It is easy to make and fun to wear.

We love to see what you've made. Come show us!  We'll take a picture and share it with everyone! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Show us your Socks!


We love to see your socks!

Show us your colorful feet!

Show us what you can make out of all the wonderful sock yarns out there.

Come on in and show us your socks! We love to see them all!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ravelry Meet-Up

A good time was had by all at the Greensboro Yarns etc... Ravelry Meet-Up on Saturday April 5th.

Samantha-above- won the prize for most UFO's. She had 13- her age- and one finished project. She is on the right path with her knitting!

Denise and Mandy tied for
the prize of most finished projects worn with 6 each

Mary won the prize for oldest UFO. This project was from the 70's and she has been trying to get around to finishing it for decades.

Denise won best in show for her beautiful green lace shawl.

The Raveler who came from West Virginia won for the furthest traveled to get to the meet-up.

We had lots of fun knitting, spinning, eating , talking and laughing at the 1st Yarns etc... Ravelry meet-up. We had so much fun that customers that came signed up for Ravelry on the spot and joined in on the fun. We will definitely do this again and hope that more of you can come next time!

Sign up for our email Newsletter!