Sunday, May 6, 2012

Only a few days left until my Knitting Machine Seminar, at the Vancouver (WA) Hilton Convention Center.  Registration is still open for this "kick-in-the-pants" event!  Connect with other machine knitters and sharpen your  skills, and simply just laugh out loud!  
See the schedule, the classes and sign up on my Events page: 

Don't spend your Mother's Day like any other year!  Make this year special by spending it in my Lily Chin Workshop in my store,  in a way that makes it a one of a kind day!!  Registration is still open.  Check it out on my Events page:  Don't wait any longer!!

Lacy ruffly yarn is still burning up the knitting world.  Rozetti Spectra and Marina from Universal Yarns are now in stock!!  Price is great!  Shipping is even sweeter!

Merino Wool (a good one!!) and Mulberry Silk....this is the stuff that heirlooms are make of!  Cascade's Heritage Silk is silky-soft "rub-my-cheek" yarn!  

Cascade Heritage Silk is 85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk
Gauge: US 1-3 / 7.5-8= 1"100gr (3.5 oz) / 437yds (400 m)
Care: Machine Wash Warm Gentle /Tumble Dry Low Heat

Absolutely the richest blend. Makes beautiful texture and stunning lace. IDEAL for the standard gauge knitting machine.

(download the free lacy-cable scarf on my Heritage Silk page.)

Blocking is crucial to every knit project.  Setting the stitches, securing the final dimensions, it is what all professionals do. Blocking boards can be heavy, clumsy and expensive.
Born out of necessity, the Knitter's Block blocking board set is versatile, lightweight, and compact. Here are a few key points from the Coco Knits website about their interlocking blocking board:
  • Very low, lightly barbed pile
    • fabric covering gently grips your knitting without pilling or leaving fibers
  • Heat resistant
    • essential for steam blocking
  • Thick backing of waterproof EVA
    • suitable for use on any surface since moisture won’t seep through
    • Because the tiles don't absorb water, blocked items will dry faster than with towels and cloths
    • holds pins firmly in place 
  • Versatile
    • can be assembled in a variety of sizes from a square for sweater pieces, a long rectangle for scarves or a triangle for shawls
  • Compact
    • blocks are stored in a sturdy 14”x14” bag
What I like about this set is that it is small, takes very little space to store away in its own bag.  It isn't heavy, yet is thick enough for blocking pins.  Kit also includes T-pins and a lint-free pressing cloth, all stored in a reusable storage page.


Bread, born, raised, sheared, spun and dyed all in the good United States!!  This yarn has our Saturday group all a-buzz, with it's brilliant colors and sweet spin.  Here is a picture of the most recent shipment.  Henry will have all the new colors up on the web site, after our seminar is over, but in the mean time, feel free to do a phone order.  Or if you are an existing customer, just email us!!
(I've extracted the color list from our software . . . . here you go!  Enjoy!
Anemone Windflower
Christmas Cactus
Copper Pennies
Garnets & Rubies
Highland Haze
Irish Moss
Lady Slipper
Lavender & Sage
Magenta Mood
Mandarin Lime
Navajo Sky
Plum Pretty
Plum Tree
Pot O Gold
Robin Eggs
Southwest Gem
Starry Starry Night
Wild Blue Yonder
Wild Violets
Take care, knit to your heart's content!   Angelika & Henry

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