Sunday, March 18, 2007

Skacel Lace Needles

There is a lot of buzz in the knitting community about lace knitting. I'm happy to announce that Renaissance Yarns just received our shipment of Skacel's Turbo Lace Needles. These needles have sharper points so you can 'grab' the stitches easier. You can easily differientiate your Addi Turbo's from you Addi Lace needles by the brass tips and red cording. The lace needles are available in US sizes 1 - 6 and lengths 24", 32" and 47". These needles will sure to be your favorite as you explore the world of lace knitting!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Surfacing Once Again!!!

Coming up for air again! I have been so busy trying to figure out how to load video clips to the website. I think it will be great for everyone if they had a question on how to do something, such as the magic cast on, you can go to http://www.renaissanceyarns.com/Techniques.htm and see how to do things. Now, I know there are a lot of reference books that people could look in. Just as I know there are probably a lot of sites that give instruction on how to do things. But, a lot of us are visual folks, so wouldn't a video clip be helpful? I don't know, I'll leave it up to you guys to tell me. Special thanks to hubby, Al, for being my trusty camera man and director! Also, big thanks to brother, Charles, for being another brain on figuring out the website end!

What else is new? Angela, made a special delivery of the Duet Sock Yarn. The colorways are absolutely beautiful, as we've come to known. Thank you so much, Angela, for the extra special colorways. You could say she has my number! Gems, by Louet Yarns, has arrived. This is our fingering weight, machine washable and dryable yarn that I think you will enjoy. Great for socks and baby, this is sure to become one of your favorite yarns. Check out the Spring issue of Interweave Knits mag for a pair of entrelac socks. This yarn will be very nice for this project.

The entrelac felted bag made out of Kureyon is felted! Not quite finished as I needed to find that perfect button. Thanks to Annie for helping me with selecting just the right one! Lot of interest in a class - look for the dates in the next class schedule.

Gotta run! I only have 3" of my toe up sock done for tomorrow night's class. Yikes!!!!!