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September 2009 Limited Edition Newsletter

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       September Limited Edition :: Purple Mojito  
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Shepherd Sock Shepherd Worsted Shepherd Sport
Lion and Lamb Swirl DK Swirl Chunky

Purple Mojito - September's Limited Edition Color

(available in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Sport, Shepherd Worsted, Helen's Lace, Lion and Lamb, Swirl DK, and Swirl Chunky.)

Yes, we know Mojitos don't usually have anything purple in them (something about a Grape Mojito sounds pretty interesting, don't you think?!), but the cool minty greens and serene lavenders in Purple Mojito are about more than what might be an interesting summer cocktail!

Yes.. Summer is drawing to a close and my desire to hang on to the lazy summer nights is ever-increasing, yet I'm already excited for the busy fall months and the holidays ahead (I think that's why September is one of my--and some of the girls in the shop's--favorite months!). Ashley and her now-husband Cory finished their yard just in time for their backyard wedding last month, and now that life is returning to normal for them she says they've been enjoying evenings tending their garden and watching the sunset. Rumors of a knit night on Sandy's deck have been circulating all week, and it seems there's always chatter about a barbecue or picnic on the weekends.

Needless to say, the inspiration for this month's color came from these sorts of end-of-summer rituals that are just a little bittersweet as the seasons change, but more than anything help us all to recharge for the coming fall months. For September's limited edition color, we thought we'd bring you along with us for just a moment: a barbecue with good friends (or a quiet evening knitting on the porch), a refreshing drink (perhaps a mojito!) in hand, and the season's last few blooms of purple sage rustling in the wind.

P.s. Don't forget that the Swirl DK and Swirl Chunky are both 50% Off.

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      Fun Stuff to do with Purple Mojitos  
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Mac and Me
Mac and Me
Metro Scarf

This is a handsome scarf, great with a dress overcoat, and conservative enough for a 'Dad'. For a longer 'wrap and dump' scarf, cast on the smaller number of stitches and work until you run out of yarn. 2-3 hanks of the Purple Mojito Shepherd Sport or Swirl DK should make a scarf just the right size for almost anyone! (Of course, you could also use the Lion and Lamb and larger needles for this scarf... it will just be a bit bigger, but certainly beautiful.)

Mac and Me
Dolce Handknits

Speaking of Lion and Lamb, can you envision the Purple Mojito knit up in this classy capelet? You'll need about 3 hanks, but the drape and luxury will be surely be worth it!

Mac and Me
Mac and Me
Weekend Sweater

This new warm, fluffy, highly textured sweater with raglan-style sleeves from Mac and Me would be perfect for the Purple Mojito Shepherd Worsted (5-7 hanks) ... or 1 Shepherd Sport and 1 Shepherd Sock held together (maybe 1 strand of Purple Mojito and 1 strand of Blackberry or Sage? Combining a solid and a variegated is one of my favorite tricks with Lorna's Laces... you create a unique colorway that's likely to never be seen anywhere else! And it sure would make a pretty sweater... :)).

Mac and Me
Debbie Bliss
Fall/Winter Issue

The new issue is here! At just $7.95, this has to be one of the best deals going... it's got loads of patterns using loads of Debbie Bliss Yarns, many of which we now carry (we just added Fez, Alpaca Silk Aran, Como, and Rialto Dk to our website - as well as new colors in many of her other yarns). If you're looking for a source for inspirational patterns, this is the magazine to buy. I love it!!

Ceramic Sheep
Knitwit Momma Stitch Markers

OK, so I have a sheep collection on my desk. And I was purely tickled when I figured out how to make a sheep emoticon. And...well, you get the picture. Somewhere along the line, working with all of this gorgeous wool, I've become a bit fixated on sheep. So naturally, I was ecstatic to see Knitwit Momma's handmade stitch markers featured in this fall's issue of Vogue Knitting. These ceramic sheep are of course my favorite, but her line includes pewter cats, dogs, monkeys, fruit, gardening, tea, wine, knitting, aaaaand pewter sheep-themed sets as well as these little cuties. At $24 for a set of six markers (handmade in the US!) that fit up to a size 10.5 needle, they make a great gift for the knitter who (you thought) had everything. Or, why not add a little whimsy to your knitting and treat yourself to a set in your favorite theme? And did we mention that the pewter compliments the colors of Purple Mojito quite well?

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      Sale Update: Brittany Needles, Cherry Tree Hill Sock, Cascade Cotton Club!  
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Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids

Supersock Solids
Supersock Solids
Now $12.00
Save 40%!

Calling all sock knitters! Cherry Tree Hill's Supersock Solids are on sale 40% off until we run out! I love the Supersock Solids because they show off the beauty of more intricate stitch patterns that might otherwise get lost in variegated colors (I'm finding I can't stand to just knit in stockinette--even if that means I can't totally zone out while knitting!). Plus, the Supersock is great because it is 100% superwash merino wool--no nylon is necessary because of Cherry Tree Hill's signature high-twist (generally, a higher twist makes for stronger yarn). The colors are gorgeous and vibrant, and at 6.5 stitches/inch on a US 3, it's a bit more quick knitting than a lot of the sock yarns out there--and more versatile, too (think little lacy things and baby knits!).

End-of Summer Sale: Cotton Club

Cotton Club
Cascade Cotton Club
Now $3.75
Save 34%!

Save big on Cascade's Cotton Club (originally $5.75 a ball, now just $3.75!), a 60% cotton, 40% acrylic worsted weight yarn that wears like iron--definitely an upside to synthetic blends. We've used Cotton Club in the Election Hats as an alternative yarn for the wool-shy among us, plus it makes great summer tops, baby blankets for warm-weather babies, and more! Some days, I just can't stand to do anything with my hair, so I think I'll whip out one of my Treasury of Knitting Patterns books by Barbara G. Walker and knit up a quick headband or two in one of these colors:

Save 20% on ALL Brittany Needles and Crochet Hooks!

That's right, 20% off ALL in-stock Brittany single points, double points, and crochet hooks! Personally, I love the short double points for socks, and the crochet hooks for adding borders (ok, maybe it's that I love the beautiful detail on the end of each hook). All Brittany products are made from sustainably harvested birch wood grown in the US. They're an earth friendly choice, with a distinctly different feel than bamboo. Whoever said nice needles had to be expensive, or plain?!

Victorian Crochet Hook
Victorian Crochet Hook
Was $7
Now: $5.60
Single Points
Single Points
Were $7-$12
Now: $5.60-$9.60
Double Points
Double Points
Were $7-$9
Now: $5.40-$7.20
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       Thanks for Reading and Happy Knitting!  
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