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March 2010 Limited Edition Color Newsletter

 
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       March Limited Edition :: The Grass is Always Greener  
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Shepherd Sock

The Grass is Always Greener - March's Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Lion and Lamb, and now in matching Beaded Stitch Markers.)

The following introduction was written by our very own Leanne:

We've all been in that situation where "the grass is greener on the other side," and this month's color is dedicated to that melancholy feeling. Just in case you have only experienced the "greener side," here is the story of how we discovered this color's name. Laura, our fearless leader, was getting ready to travel on a journey of epic proportions to Stitches West as part of her never ending quest to bring the joy of fiber to everyone, everywhere. While talking with her good friend Kristen Muench, another crusader for the joy-of-fiber cause (also from Muench Yarns - the brains behind Touch Me, Big Baby and Family) about her upcoming vacation, Laura expressed her desire for a much needed vacation. Kristen responded with her wish that she could abandon her vacation and partake in the yarn-mazingness that is Stitches. They both laughed about Kristen wanting to go to Stitches and Laura wanting a vacation -both thinking the grass was greener on the other side... and lo! Another Limited Edition Lorna's color was born! The Grass is Greener is a less-than-melancholy flow of springy green (the other side) to cheery yellow to earthy brown (where you stand) and back to green suggesting that maybe you were on the green side the whole time ;) If you are looking forward to starting those summery project in vibrant colors but not quite ready to let go of the snow and/or cooler temperatures, this color is a perfect warm-up! The Grass is Greener sports warm, earthy tones with just a bit of zesty spring hues!

 
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      Peppermint Mocha, Anyone?  
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Speaking of new Limited Edition colors, we do have a little bit left of the color from Stitches West 2010! We just brought it back with us a few days ago and are ready to ship it out to those of you that weren't able to make the event.

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Stitches West 2010
Peppermint Mocha



We introduced this stunning (and wildly popular) color at Stitches West last weekend... and needless to say, 9 out of 10 people that saw our display of the color told us that it was making them hungry! Fitting, considering that on the way to the event we stopped at a Starbucks and were given samples of their new Dark Cherry Mocha. Yummy!

If you don't have time (or the inclination) for a trip to Starbucks or weren't in the neighborhood of Santa Clara last weekend, there are still a few hanks available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Lion and Lamb.

 
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      Fun Stuff for your Lorna's Laces  
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Now that you've filled your baskets with green grass and peppermint mocha, you're going to need some ideas for using it! Below are a few new things that have hit the shelves - and that we think you might enjoy. :)

Victoria S Beaded Stitch Markers Accessories - The Grass is Always Greener
Beaded Stitch Markers - The Grass is Always Greener
$24.00

Inspired by the Lorna's Limited Edition color for March, these stitch markers are made with natural stones. Along with a love of yarn and knitting, Victoria also has a strong interest in gemstones and what they bring energetically to the world - other than just looking so beautiful! This set of markers is made with Prehnite, Green Garnet and three kinds of Jade. And since these beads are natural stones, some of them have markings or veins running through them that occur naturally. More often than not these imperfections make the stone more beautiful.
Prehnite is said to be a stone of unconditional love and to enhance inner knowledge. Garnet in general, is a plentiful stone and is good for energizing and regenerating, for bringing courage and hope. Jade has many metaphysical properties, one of which is to promote self-sufficiency. Yes, the Grass is Always Greener sometimes, but we hope you enjoy where you are today!

Dolce Handknits Patterns - 903 Charlotte
Dolce Handknits 903 Charlotte
$5.50

2-4 hanks of the Lion and Lamb would make this little cardigan simply shine... The perfect little sweater for a summer wedding, you could also use the Shepherd Worsted (for less shine) or the Crystal Palace Kaya for a tweedy look.

Never Not Knitting Patterns - Cosette Wrap
Never Not Knitting - Cosette Wrap
$5.50

The newest design in the Never Not Knitting Pattern line, The deep curved shape of this shawl is created by use of short rows (and looks like a ton of fun to us!). The finished shawl is 60" by 16.5" and uses about 500 yards of the main color (so, 3 shepherd worsted) and 75 yards of the edging color (about 1/3rd of a hank).

Lantern Moon Tape Measures Accessories - Turtle Measuring Tape
Turtle Measuring Tape
$9.95

The latest in Lantern Moon's series of adorable tape measures, this crocheted turtle has captured our hearts. He's 5" in length... until you pull his tail! Squeeze his body to retract the tape measure - in addition to being a handy measuring device, this turtle provides hours of entertainment!

The Knit Kit Accessories - Turquoise
The Knit Kit - Turquoise
$19.95

Check out the new color! The knit kit that you have grown to love (and that will be featured on the Martha Stewart show next week!) now comes in a new color: turquoise.

Boye Electric Yarn Ball Winder
Electric Yarn Ball Winder
$89.99

Convenient and Quick, these ball winders eliminate tedious hand winding! You can easily wind hanks of yarn into center-pull skeins and create flat bottom balls that stack neatly. So clever :)

Lantern Moon Bali Handuk Shopper Accessories - Black
Bali Handuk Shopper
$112.00

We're crazy about these delightful bags and clutches from Bali for so many reasons! We love their artful combination of color, pattern and texture. The needle punch method used on 100% cotton oxford creates a cloth that is impervious to insult. Most importantly, we are pleased that Lantern Moon has partnered with the artisans who make these bags, a group of 60 single mothers in Bali whose courage and heart inspire us! (Oh - and the reasonable price doesn't hurt either... and while I love the red bag, I think it might pick up a white one to start off the Spring.)

 
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      Iris the Gourmet Monster  
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Iris Monster Kits!

Iris the Gourmet Monster is far from being the scary monster hiding in your closet, on the contrary, she is downright adorable and friendly to boot! She knits up in several different sizes from hand-held (13") to huge (22"), and maintains a high level of cuteness in every color, an attribute of which I am more than a little jealous. Iris is a new kit from Lorna's Laces and was quit a hit at the TNNA convention this January. And really, who could resist that face and those gangly arms just asking for a hug? I know I fell in love with her and can't wait to knit myself a new buddy with whom I can watch my favorite French films and use for a pillow on my next big adventure!

Note that the kit we have uses 2 hanks of the Lorna's Laces Revelation and includes the yarn, pattern, eyes, and mouth (US 10 needles not included). You'll want US 10 needles... and the Revelation version is about 22" tall when finished. The best part about this kit? The pattern also includes instructions for versions knit with Shepherd Worsted (15" tall - 1 hank), Shepherd Bulky (19" tall - 2 hanks), and Green Link DK (13" tall - 1 hank)!

Iris Monster Kit
Iris Monster
$48 includes the yarn, pattern, eyes and mouth!
 
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      Crystal Palace Super Sale!  
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Crystal Palace Super Sale

$3.30 for a ball of 100% wool yarn?! AND FREE PATTERNS? You probably think that we're joking... but we're not! We got a great deal on 4 Crystal Palace yarns and want to extend that deal to all of you. These yarns are great workhorse staples that won't break the bank. They are perfect for that classic sweater - or for teaching your niece the wonderful art of knitting (or crochet). Enjoy - we've given you a few project ideas below! (p.s. we'll take better photos soon... give us about a week)

Crystal Palace Aran Marl Yarn
Aran Marl
Was $6.60
Now $3.30
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Aran Print Yarn
Aran Print
Was $6.60
Now $3.30
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Kaya Yarn
Kaya
Was $6.90
Now $3.45
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Sequoia Yarn
Sequoia
Was $6.80
Now $3.40
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Aran Marl Leaf Pattern Shell
Aran Marl Leaf Shell
Was from $33.00
Now from $16.50
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Aran Print Sleeveless Shell
Aran Print Sleeveless Shell
Was from $33.00
Now from $16.50
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Kaya Cropped Shrug
Kaya Cropped Shrug
Was from $34.50
Now from $17.25
(50% off!)
Crystal Palace Sequoia Elongated Brick Scarf
Sequoia Elongated Scarf
Was $13.60
Now $6.80
(50% off!)
 
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      Sale Update  
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Sale Update! Below are some products that we've gotten on sale recently - and we're passing the savings on to you. Quantities are limited, so make sure to check them out quickly!

We've got a few yarns from Misti Alpaca at 30% off... overstocked, discontinued colors that are sure to make any crafter smile. We LOVE the hand painted worsted - and wish that we could cuddle up with a granny square blanket knit using every single color! (or how about using it for the Great American Afghan or the KnitWhits Harvest Blanket? Now that would be fun!)

Misti Alpaca Super Chunky Hand Paint Yarn
Misti Alpaca Super Chunky Hand Paint
Was $10.70
Now $7.48
(30% off!)
Misti Alpaca Pima Silk Yarn
Misti Alpaca Pima Silk
Was $9.20
Now $6.43
(30% off!)
Misti Alpaca Hand Dyed Worsted 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn
Misti Alpaca Hand Dyed Worsted
Was $21.80
Now $15.25
(30% off!)
Misti Alpaca Lace Yarn
Misti Alpaca Lace
Was $7.20
Now $4.32
(40% off!)

2 new overstocked Araucania sale yarns just arrived and are ready to be knit with. Ranco is a hand-painted Chilean sock yarn in a fresh array of tonal colors. 376 yards in dk weight is enough for most sock patterns.... The Rehue is a hand-painted soft and luxurious yarn that will delight your most spoiled friend. It possesses the very best qualities of Baby Alpaca and silk -- Warmth, comfort, drape, elegance, richness, softness. It's a blend to die for. If you haven't worked with Araucania before, the 46% discount is a great reason to start! And once you've fallen in love with the Rehue and Ranco, we hope you'll be ready to try some of their spring yarns (Chaiten and Nature Cotton are our favs).

Araucania Ranco Yarn
Araucania Ranco
Was $15.00
Now $8.10
(46% off!)
Araucania Ranco Yarn
Araucania Ranco
Was $15.00
Now $8.10
(46% off!)
Araucania Rehue Yarn
Araucania Rehue
Was $11.00
Now $5.85
(46% off!)
Araucania Rehue Yarn
Araucania Rehue
Was $11.00
Now $5.85
(46% off!)

A few new accessories have come in that you might be interested in... Grayson E sent us a shipment of "nearly perfects" and while we sold most of them at the Stitches event, we do still have a few left!

Grayson E Leather Handles - Small Rolled Accessories - Bone (2nd Quality)
Leather Small Rolled (2nd Quality)
Was $34.00
Now $17.00
(50% off!)
Lantern Moon Silk Taffeta Bag Accessories - Black Long
Lantern Moon Silk Taffeta Bag
Was $13.00
Now $9.50
(26% off!)
Lantern Moon Needle Gift Case
Lantern Moon Needle Gift Case
Was $39.00
Now $29.25
(25% off!)
Lantern Moon Garden Taffeta Bag Accessories - Silver
Lantern Moon Garden Taffeta Bag
Was $36.00
Now $20.00
(44% off!)
 
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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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