Sunday, April 8, 2012

Machine Knitting Seminar, Hand Knitting Workshop, Needles & Yarn!

Some people make New Year's Resolutions! I make resolutions every week! My newest one is that I will BLOG every Sunday morning. I usually do bookkeeping on Sunday mornings, but that schedule will have to adjust for blogging!

If you are facebook fans, you will see Henry and I on facebook at least 5 times a week. You can like us at  I also joined Pinterest.  A few times a week I pin things I like to them at

So much going on here in Angelika's Yarn Store.  I will start with the biggest items.

5 weeks until the Pacific NW Knitting Machine Seminar.
Lily Chin: Designing, Draping and of course, Lily's fabulous little secrets.
Uyvonne Bigham: Surprise, surprise and things you've never seen before
Helen Sharp: Unusual hats and scarfs. Classy young styles for the new machine knitter.
Morgan Hicks: DesignaKnit 8 Workshop (bring your laptop, loaded and updated with DAK8.)
Linda Jensen: Ripples, Ruffles, Romantic. Fun with looks for today's young knitter.
April Mills: Traditional garments, toys and techniques to polish your skills.

It is a 2 day event at the downtown Vancouver Hilton Convention Center.  Absolutely beautiful location and beautiful small convention center.  We are up on the mezzanine with classrooms next to each other and a large hall for "legal loitering" and a small market area.
Pdfs and more details can be found at

Also, in my store:
Treat yourself and your Mother to a special Mother's Day Workshop with Lily Chin. Polish and shine your handknit skills with Lily's professional tips. Want a scarf or any other fabric to look the same on both sides? Knit reversible cables with this vivacious instructor! This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a small, private workshop with such a knowledgeable and entertaining teacher!
Sign up now! Space is limited!
Free Parking, easy access.
Pdfs and more details can be found at

So many new products in the store. The biggest addition are the Knitter's Pride Needles. They consist of Dreamz, Nova and Symfonie. The Nova's are nickel plated brass. Very slick with sharp points. Your knitting will move along quite quickly because your stitches will slip off very easily. If you want a needle with a bit more grab, the Dreamz are laminated birch from Vermont, manufactured in India on Swiss machines, and shipped back to the US. Needles are color coded by size in pastels of purple, green, orange, raspberry, teal, and yellow, muted by the natural grain of the birch. The Dreamz is available in the traditional round needle, and also a square needle, called Cubics. A more natural wood tone is the elegant Symfonie. Also available in round or cubic style.

All needles are available in double point, single point and circular, and crochet! All the sets offer a dizzingly selection of sets in, again, double, single and circular. We are getting them all in. If you don't see what you want, email us. We've divided this large purchase down into sections and are bringing them in in chunks, but also have been bringing in any styles specifically asked for.

Not specifically a new yarn, but one that has been getting a lot of attention is Cascade's 220 SPORT Superwash. This yarn does not feel like wool! It is almost as soft as a alpaca/silk blend I have in the store.

Henry has been working with it (see pic), and he has been posting updates on the progress of his scarf on Facebook.

I've been looking at colors for a possible crochet project that is on the cover of the current issue of Crochet!  They use a single multi-color yarn.  I'm thinking about 3 closely matched shades of 220 Sport Superwash. We have the new baby book for this yarn, and a couple colors (pinks) not yet uploaded to website, but they are in stock! Just call or email us at if there is another shade you like. We receive shipments from this warehouse every 2 weeks!

Take care, see you soon, and remember, we are as close you your email and facebook pages!

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