Sunday, December 19, 2010

Update on two Undyed Natural Yarns from Cascade Yarns

As a single yarn store owner, my chores cover everything from cleaning the bathroom to looking at new yarns at trade shows. Nothing is every totally caught up! Would I change it?? Nope!!

There has been a bit of relief recently, as my son Henry is working one day a week. Henry is no newbie to my store. When he still lived at home, he did many chores around the store. You may end up talking to Henry if you come in or call. Besides the typical stocking and cleaning, he's learning shipping and sales. No longer will orders be held up when I go to trade shows. Nor will I need to close my store when I'm gone. But be kind....he's still trying to pull all the stuff out of my brain to do what he needs to do!

This Sunday morning I finished updating the Cascade Eco Duo Yarn page. All colors are now in stock, including the new ones!

70% Undyed Baby Alpaca / 30% Undyed Merino Wool
Yardage: 100gr / 197 yards per hank
Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch on US#8 (5mm)
the BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE yarn!! These shades are natural, undyed. But the colors have been carefully separated and then spun together so that when knit, colors gradually change. You think it has been dyed, but it has not!

Also updated earlier this week:
100% Natural undyed Alpaca
Cascade Eco Alpaca is a 100% Natural undyed Alpaca yarn, 100g - 220yds per hank.
Gauge:5 sts per inch on US#7 (4.5mm)
I've been working with this yarn. Alpaca is extremely soft, but when you don't dye the yarn, it is even softer. The colors in Eco Alpaca are the natural colors of the Alpaca. Very soft, very rich shades.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Selling my Brother Bulky KH270

Cleaning up my Brother KH270 (electronic, bulky) knitting machine, and am now putting her back together and gathering up all the tools. Next, pull out the ribber and check it over. Everything is looking good. I'm amazed how clean the bed is. No dings or nicks. Electronics working good. I've got the original boxes.
Looks like I have quite a few extra needles. . . . . maybe 100? Don't have a spare sponge bar, though. But I might be able to get one. Not sure.

I'm asking $1635.00 (I pay shipping) (obo) for the set. Will only sell as a set. No credit card on this one. As it is my personal machine, I will ask for a cashiers check.

If you want to claim this machine as yours, call asap!

Store # 503-200-5991.
or email me at

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I'm going to hit you with a lot of new yarn!!!!

Cascade Pacific

Oh My Gosh!! My newest fav!
Fiber: 40% Superwash Merino Wool / 60% Acrylic
Yardage: 100gr / 213 yds
Gauge: 4.5 -5.0 sts=1" / #7 - #8

Very, very nice, very soft. Perfect for baby, as well as light weight tops and tanks for yourself. IDEAL for the standard gauge knitting machine.
Care: Machine Wash Cool /Tumble Dry Air

Only $6.50 per ball!!

Cascade Cherub DK

Fiber: 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic
Yardage: 50gr / 165 yds
Gauge: 5.5-6 sts=1" / #4 - #5

Very, very nice, very soft. IDEAL for the mid-gauge knitting machine.
Care: Machine Wash Warm /Tumble Dry

Only $3 per ball!!

Cascade Cherub Aran

Fiber: 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic
Yardage: 100gr / 240 yds
Gauge: 4.5-5 sts=1" / #7 - #8

Very, very nice, very soft. IDEAL for the mid-gauge knitting machine.
Care: Machine Wash Warm /Tumble Dry

Only $5.60 per ball!!

Lorna's Purple Mustang
New Color from Lorna's Laces

It's called Lorna's Purple Mustang to pay homage to Lorna's vintage '65 Mustang and favorite color. She was even nice enough to design a shawl using the color. You can download the pattern for free at
Lorna's website.

Now in stock in Shepherd Sock, Shepherd Worsted and Shepherd Sport