There is little more sinfully lavish than silk. The fiber that always in style, always in season. Spring yarns are beginning to roll through the door, and silk will be a big part of our spring line up.
As with other fibers, there are varying qualities of silk. The highest quality and most luxurious is mulberry silk. The silkworms feed off of mulberry leaves, producing long fibers that yield the most durable and refined of all the silks.
Mana, a kettle dyed pure mulberry silk from Araucania Yarns is simply splendid! We’ve greatly expanded our color selection of Mana for spring.
If you have not had the pleasure of knitting with pure mulberry silk, I highly recommend it!
Silk dyes like no other fiber. One of my favorite yarns to dye for our in-house le Cœur line is POSH, a lightweight mulberry silk. I can create the most splendid colors! We were importing the silk base from the UK, and unfortunately they stopped producing this particular yarn. Sadly, what we have left in stock is all that is left.
I have two free pattern downloads for you today. Lady in Red, worked with 2 skeins of Araucania Mana -and- Marina, worked with 3 skeins of le Cœur POSH. Download your copies by clicking on the pattern names/photos today, for the link will be gone tomorrow.
Everyone should have the experience of working with mulberry silk! I’m going to help one of you toward this goal today, by
giving away two skeins of Araucania Mana to one lucky reader. Simply state in the comments what color you’d like to win. You can see the colors of Mana here. Sorry, drawing is over!
Are you a Lady in Red, or a Lady in Emerald, or a Lady in Pink…we have a shade to suit all personalities.
Christmas is fast approaching! In my family Christmas Eve was always the big-to-do, and Christmas Day was visit the in-laws day. Santa Claus would even make an in-person appearance on Christmas Eve, with a special delivery of our gifts.
Now that I’m an orphan, Keith and Mason are the only immediate family I have left. Christmas is now just a visit the in-laws day for me, so I guess it is time to come up with a new tradition. I’ve been on the fence as what to do for Christmas Eve this year, and still can’t decide.
Since I can’t get my boys on board with any of my ideas, I guess I’m just going to come to work. We were originally going to be closed on Christmas Eve, but since I plan to spend part of the day in here in my happy place I figured I might as well open up for a bit.
So our new, revised hours for Christmas Eve are 10am to 2pm. Drop in and see me. I’m sure there will be some gift wrapping going on!