Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Yarn Bombs

Mr. UPS brought us two big boxes full of happiness today. Uschitita will be in the store tomorrow and then packed up for the Knitters' Fair. We were so busy today that I didn't get any more pictures. The colours are amazing. I did sneak a few skeins into my bag.

Tomorrow we will be getting a box from Freia Fibers. Yarn Bombs are coming.

Our unique dye process results in a very slight felting which creates a wonderfully pill-resistant fabric. Voracious Freia fans will be perhaps most excited by the upgraded yardage. These 200 gram “Yarn Bombs” measure 860 yards, with enough yarn for a good oversized shawl. They will truly shock and awe you!
We used one Yarn Bomb to make Espe.

It's just 4 more sleeps until the Knitters' Fair. Here are a few tips for those coming to the show.

- trust me, there is lots of yarn. If you don't like lines or crowds, wait until noon to come. There will still be lots for you to see. If booths sell out of something, most are more than willing to ship it to you after the show
- bring lunch with you. Then you don't have to stand in line.
- wear something that you have knit. It's always fun to see completed projects.
- if you see something you like, mark down the booth you saw it in. I can't tell you how many times we get frantic people at the end of the day because they forgot where they saw something
- go through your Ravelry library and make notes of yarn that you are interested in. If there is a certain pattern, print that pattern and bring it with you. Also bring information on the yarn. What it's made of. Tension. Yardage. That will make it easier for me and other booths to help you substitute. When you come in the store I can do it on the computer but we have limited Internet access at the show.
- please have patience.
- the Fair isn't just for knitters. It is put on by a knitting guild - hence the name. Crocheters please come to the show. There is lots of fabulous yarns that you and your hooks will have fun working with.

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