Everywhere I look, daffodils and crocuses are blooming. Bulb flowers are my favorite - especially lilies. Planting bulbs is a strange backwards kind of gardening, isn't it?. In the fall as the trees drop their leaves and most everything is focused on the harvest, you're out there hunched over a task that won't come to fruition for months and months. It's not until the tender blossoms poke their little heads through the gloom and burst into riotous color that you fully appreciate the work you did.
It's the same in the yarn world. Just as we're hitting our stride each fall, we order spring yarns. In late winter the boxes start to arrive, and yarns burst out in fresh shades of aqua, pink, lime, orange, and blue. The shelves are packed, and the shop is awash with springtime. It will make you so happy just to look at it. Here's what's blooming on the shelves right now.
This week you'll enjoy seeing and trying on the garments in the Mykonos trunk show.
Mykonos is a beautiful and interesting blend of cotton, linen, and nylon. The yarn has a wrapped construction which keeps the stitches from snuggling up to each other for an open and airy fabric that keeps you comfortable in the summer. I like Mykonos in stockinette fabric because it plays up that silky feel, but I'm also thinking that it would be perfect for Sally Melville's iconic sweater "Where's the Opaque." I knit this sweater more than a decade ago, and it's still one of my favorites. Might be time for one in Mykonos!
Also just in is Pima Kuri, a beautiful yarn made of 100% pima cotton. Pima is a long staple cotton, and of the highest quality cottons in the world, so not only is it soft and luxurious to knit, it feels wonderful against your skin, and your garment stays beautiful for years to come. What would you make with this beautiful yarn? How about Amy Herzog's February Pullover. This is a super flattering sweater that fits perfectly and looks great on lots of bodies.
Showy Noro Taiyo is back with its customary vibrant hues. Taiyo is everything you love about Noro, and nothing you don’t. A heavy worsted blend of cotton and silk and wool, it's soft and buttery to knit and dreamy against the skin, so you can wear your favorite Noro colors all year long.
The blooms of spring are ephemeral. Come in and grab yourself a bouquet before it’s all gone. I look forward to seeing you in the shop and around the table - you are always welcome here.