March 11, 2008

Lacey Lamb at The Local Needle

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We have had this yarn for a month or so  now, but I have never “introduced” it here on the blog.  So…blogging community, here is Lacey Lamb, Lacey Lamb…blogging community.  For those that love to knit lace, Lacey Lamb is an absolute wonderful yarn to use. 


It’s 100% extrafine lambswool, 825 yds per ball and believe it or not, machine washable…lace? 

Lacey Lamb was featured several times in the very popular lace knitting book, Victorian Lace Today.

When people are in that corner of the shop, it reminds me of that old Charmin toiletpaper commercial…”stop  squeezing the Charmin Lacey Lamb”.

We have already sold a lot of what you see here, but we have more on the way!  If we don’t have the color you want, we’re more than happy to order it for you.


January 17, 2008

OMG – Has it been that long?

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I can’t believe it has been so long since my last blog entry.  I often feel like that magician on “Frosty The Snowman” that is trying to steal Frosty’s hat.  He runs around yelling “Busy, busy, busy!”.

We’ve had so much come in the door this last month…

Classic Elite:  Wool Bam Boo, Alpaca Sox, Lush  and Twinkle Soft Chunky – all have been posted to our “click and mortar“.wwoll-bam-boo.jpgalpaca-sox.jpglush.jpg


Schaefer Yarns –  Elaine, Kathleen, and Sandra (which is the one shown below). 


The Elaine and Kathleen are no-names , or as I prefer to call them, “one-of-a-kinds” (the colorways are not offered by Schaefer for ordering).  Sandra is a cotton/rayon blend and is shown above in colorways: Frida Kahlo, Isabella of Castille and Empress Wu Zhao.

For the alpaca lover:

 Alpaca With A Twist – my shelves runneth over!  Highlander on the left, Jumbo Baby Twist on the right.  Fino, who resides in the upperclass lace-weight area of the shop, is also in great abundance.


and more underneath the shipping table.


We also have yarns from Crystal Springs Alpacas, based in Zephyrhills, Florida.  All natural colors and like no other.


Pagewood Farms– this sock yarn is a hot seller! We carry 100% superwash, 80/20 superwash/nylon, and 70/20/10 superwash/bamboo/nylon.


We’ve also received in Jade Sapphire Cashmere/silk 2 ply as well as Lacey Lamb

Oh, and more sizes of HiyaHiya bamboo circulars, although the sizes over US 10 have not yet arrived.

Patterns, patterns, patterns…mostly lace patterns – my personal passion.


And if it’s not been coming in…it’s been going out… 

Getting started on the day's shipping  

So that sums up the product activity at the store.  Coming up in the next day or so….OMG – part 2: catchup on life at The Local.