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.


August 1, 2007

Schaefer Yarn…New colors AND new Susan!

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Just in at The Local Needle.

Not only do we have Schaefer Yarns NEW dk weight cotton, Susan…but we have it in some of their beautiful new colors!  This yarn is the same beautiful hand-dyed mercerized pima cotton that made Laurel so popular, but in a dk weight. 

Pictures are posted here.

June 18, 2007

Store update – Alpaca Fino and Schaefer Yarns

Posted in Yarn Shop activity tagged , , at 3:03 pm by outdoorknitter

Gotta love that UPS man when he brings boxes and boxes of yarn and more!

At The Local Needle we just received our reorder of Alpaca With A Twist Fino.  A fine laceweight –  70% baby alpaca and 30% silk.  Perfect for the Mystery Stole 3 project and there’s still time to receive it before the first clue is given!  Last week we announced a price increase on this yarn, the current price structure will end at midnight tomorrow (6/19/07).  If you’ve been contemplating this yarn, you may want to decide before the price increase.


Some of the Schaefer Laurel that we have on order came in today.  We have 3 of the new Schaefer cotton colors and our best selling Margaret Meade, now in stock.  We have more on order, as well as their new dk weight cotton – Susan.   I was able to take a peak at Susan while at the TNNA show.  It’s lovely and may even become more popular than Laurel!

Schaefer is shipping as fast as they can, on opening I could smell the dyes.  Tomorrow that entire corner of the shop will have that smell!  We also received in our Anne sock yarns  (assorted colors) and Lola Bunny kits as well as the Baby Bolero kits.

I’m hoping to get this all posted tonight – photography working in my favor will help that process.

In addition to the yarns, we have the new edition of the Needlecrafters’ Travel Companion, a “tasting” of Hiyahiya bamboo needles, and some beautiful Heartstrings Fiber knitting patterns by Jackie E-S. 


January 29, 2007

Schaefer Yarn has arrived!

Posted in Yarn Shop activity tagged at 9:58 am by outdoorknitter

Oh my, Oh my!  It is truly Christmas when the delivery truck sets a box of Schaefer yarn down in front of me.  It’s usually opened before it hits the floor.

We received in several colorways of Miss Priss, Laurel and Martha.  They are breathtaking!


Here’s a pic of Mt. Laurel, 100% mercerized cotton :


It won’t be long before these hit the door!