Monday, December 22, 2008

No excuse...

For all those who don't cross stitch or do other needle work because their eyes are not what the used to be - we just received some really cool lights. They clip on to your work or sit right next to it. Some even have magnifying lenses. I have one of these and I love it. Come in and see for yourself.

On Line Sock Yarn

We finally have received the 6 ply sock yarn from On Line. The colors are beautiful and the patterns fun. You have got to knit a pair - even I might.

Elsebeth Lavold, Queensland and Esther Bitran

These are the names of the newest yarns in stock. We have Silk Flamme, Baby Llama and Silky Wool from Elsebeth with lots of pattern books to match. We have Kathmandu Aran Tweed, Rustic Tweed, Merino Spray and Wave from Queensland. Esther Bitran is a hand dyed wool in 3 weights that is just awesome. Come in and enjoy the color.

This weeks reading material

Magazines and more books. So many projects to choose from...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gift ideas

Ball winders and swifts are for sale at the store. Now you don't have to wait for your yarn to be balled - you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

Books, books, books

We received a huge book order this week. Lots of projects!! Everything from knitting, crocheting, felting, wool applique, beading, wire work...the list goes on. Come in and browse.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bags, Baskets and Totes oh my!

We have lots of things to carry your projects around in. Come check out the great totes from Lantern Moon, the cool bags from Namaste and of course the great baskets hand made by yours truly.

Holiday hours

The shop has gone to holiday hours starting on Sunday, December 7. We will be open Sunday's from 1 5 p.m. and Monday through Saturday noon to 5:30. If you don't want to shop come by and knit or crochet. There seems to always be someone working on a project. I'll have the coffee (or tea) on.

This week's reading material

New books and magazines in this week. We have a great selection of both so come browse for project ideas.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Lamb's Pride shelves have been re- stocked - both bulky and worsted. The colors are delicious and waiting for your project. We have 2 new magazines at the shop as well. Perfect for browsing during the weekend.

Books are re-stocked

The book inventory is bubbling over. We have re-stocked lots of old titles and have lots of new. There are reference books and project books. Come in and browse.

Gift Ideas

We received some cool kits from Southwest Trading Company. Both are for shawls - one rather lacy the other a cool wrap; lots of color choices. Come in and see other gift ideas as well.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Louisa Harding Yarn

The luxury yarns are beginning to arrive. We received the entire line of Louisa Harding and it is nothing shy of spectacular. You must come in and pet the yarn. There are ribbons, silk, hand dyed, angora... We have accompanying pattern books too.

This week's reading material

Books to inspire...

I just placed a huge book order with Interweave and will be placing another with C&T Publishing. Let me know if you have any special requests.

Shop Update

Just wanted to give everyone a class schedule update now that we are heading into the final stretch. Below are the classes remaining and their scheduled times. Plenty of choices for quick holiday presents.

Felted Bag – we have a really cool Debbie Bliss pattern picked out for this project. Class starts Monday, November 17 at 6 pm. Class will require 6 skeins of Ella Rae.
Crocheted scarf – this is a fun “plaid” scarf for a beginner plus crocheter. Class starts Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. Class will require 3 skeins of Ella Rae.
Seed Stitch sample – learn the seed stitch on a cotton dish cloth. Class is Saturday, November 22 at 10 a.m.
Louisa Harding sampler pouch – we just got in tons of Louisa Harding yarn; this class uses 5 types and makes a cute pouch – try it. Class starts Monday December 1.

Hope everyone is getting inspired to start winter projects.

Angelina demonstration Saturday at 11 a.m.

See you at the shop.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

This week's reading material

Stitch is a new magazine from Interweave with innovative sewing techniques. "It itches" is a pretty funny knitting comic book. The projects in Boutique Knits are really intriguing and different - great gift ideas.

Sorry to abandon you...

These past few weeks have been hectic. Preparing art for the Holiday Market left me pretty busy. We are back on track now.

The postman delivered 7 boxes of yarn on Saturday so stay tuned for photos. This included the entire Louisa Harding line, new Noro and chunky Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed.

Classes are moving right along. Saturday we have a beginner kids knitting (adults can come too, if you dare!). The Sock class starts Wednesday. We've rescheduled the crocheted scarf class to the 18th. We also rescheduled the Louisa pouch class since the yarn just got here to December 1.

It's winter so come in and get started on a project.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Class Schedule Update

Just a few minor revisions...

Beginner Plus Crocheted Scarf Class has been postponed to a date yet to be determined.

Kids Korner - Beginner Knitting has been moved from November 8 to November 15, same time.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mirasol Project

The Rookery has received yarn in support of the Mirasol Project. The yarn is spectacular and the pattern books are beautiful. There is a silk/wool combo, Bamboo/baby alpaca, hand dyed merino and a merino/alpaca/silk. The colors are earthy and practical.

The Mirasol Project is a fair trade endeavor to help support a boarding school for the children of the shepherds of the alpaca in Peru. It is actually a really cool story. You can read more about the Mirasol Project on there web site

11 Boxes of Rowan Yarn!!

We have just received a huge selection of Rowan yarn. Now you will have tons of yarn to choose from to knit that new scarf or sweater. In case you need something finer there is plenty o f Mohair - Kid Silk Haze and Romance.

Oh yeah, we also got some of that really funky hip yarn from R2 - Rowan's younger generation.

This week's reading material

We received a huge order of books last week. Check out all the new titles. Not only did we get knitting and crochet books but we also have a nice selection of stitchery books. Come scope out that new project.

Monday, October 13, 2008

National Knitting Week

It's National Knitting Week (at least in Europe) October 12 through October 19. We will be celebrating by having a different sale every day this week. You'll have to come in to see the daily deal though.


The fall classes are progressing. This week we have a beginner lace class, felted clogs and spinning demonstrations on Saturday. Be sure to stop by and join in the fun.

This week's reading material

New books and magazines have arrived this week. Check them out. There are inspiring projects in the colorStyle book by Interweave and the Together or Separate book from Martingale. We have lots of yarn to inspire your project.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The newest yarn

We received tweeds from Debbie Bliss and Auracana this week. The colors are rich and we have several pattern books to go with the yarn. We also have Auracana nature chunky wool. The colors are subtle and would look great in a felting project.

Lastly, check out the yarn from Rabbit Ridge Designs. This is a hand dyed yarn from a farm in Alaska. Lots of fun choices.

Our first class was Saturday. It was beginner knitting. We had 8 people and possibly now 8 new knitters. Check out the Fall Class Schedule to see what classes you might like to sign up for.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Class change - I was a little over zealous and scheduled 2 classes for October 11. Please note the needle felting class will be Saturday, October 25 not October 11. Sorry.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Did you know...

We carry cross stitch, needlepoint and crewel kits and supplies. We have a nice variety of kits and patterns from Lizzie Kate, Monster Bubbles and Dimensions. We have floss from Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts and the Thread Gatherer. We have linen fabric on the way as well as punch needles. Come get your supplies for those winter projects.

Wool Pets

Have you wanted to try needlefelting but didn't have any idea what to make? Do you need a unique present for your crafty friend? We have the answer - Wool Pets!! These are adorable kits for needlefelting animals. Everything you need, except the foam work surface, to create your pet comes neatly packaged in this carry out box. Come in and see the selection before they are gone.

Della Que

Are you looking for a new circular needle case? Check out these beauties from Della Que. They are made of silk but more importantly when you open them they have pockets labelled with each needle size - way cool!! Lots of colors and designs to choose from. We also have the crochet bags for your hooks or double points.

There actually is a person named Della Que. She called the shop the other day and was so excited because we are the first shop in Alaska to carry her product. Yeah!

New Reading Material

Here's the latest in books at the shop. There is quite the variety of topics so I'm sure you'll find a project to start on.

Also, check out this year's edition of Quilting Arts Gifts. Great for presents!

Noni Patterns

We received a shipment of Noni patterns. These are cool felted handbag patterns using Ella Rae yarn. We have a great selection including an adorable felted kids jacket.