Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pretty Boxes

Mr. Canada Post braved the pouring rain to bring in two boxes from Lorna's Laces. The sock kits are here!!
The colours are so pretty in their boxes.

It has been a busy morning. Lacey is now on the website-you can also see it at the top of my blog. I have updated the Triana, Triana Lux and Ondas at the top of the blog as well. We have lots more on order and are just waiting for my suppliers to receive shipments so they can send to us.

Mr. Canpar brought in two huge boxes.
-Knitters Pride needles including metal sets of sock needles in 5" and 6" lengths

Set includes
2mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, 2.75mm, 3mm and 3.25mm
  • Engineered from hollow brass pipes and plated with high quality nickel, Nova's polished surface is a knitter's delight.
  • Sharp and gradually tapered points are ideal for all knitting projects including lace!
  • Double point Nova needles yield precise stitch definition
  • Light weight insures comfort in the hand and hours of stress free, satisfying knitting
  • Durability of metal guarantees minimal wear and maximum life
  • A streamlined manufacturing process makes Nova needles highly affordable
  • The exceptionally smooth surface enables stitches to move quickly and with no resistance
-Kureyon and Silk Garden colours we were out of
-Triana in the black/grey mix
-New colours of Noro Iro. Unfortunately I started this post at work and am finishing it at home. I left the invoice at work so I can't tell you what colours we received.
-New Noro Now book from Jenny Watson

Caricia-another Anne Hanson design
A soft and silky triangle shawl in three sizes mini(petite, tall) to encircle the shoulders and body in luxury. Knit in a repeating allover motif of tiny flower bouquets that is easily mastered, this piece works up quickly and can be re sized by adding/subtracting repeats or worked in a different gauge by changing yarn and needles. 
Suggested Yarns: Hand Maiden Cashmere and Silk or Sea Silk, Shivaya Naturals Silky Merino, Woolen Rabbit Opulence, Sundara Yarn Fingering Silky Merino, Alchemy Monarch, Elann Peruvian Baby Cashmere, Knitwitches Cashmere Silk or Camel Silk, Fleece Artist Somoko, Posh Yarns Eva Sock, or any soft fingering yarn with approximately 400–450 yards per 100 grams
Finished Size: 54(70, 84) inches across top edge and 27(35, 42) inches long at center back (stretched and blocked)

Yarn Requirements: 400(560, 780) yards

Gauge: 24 sts and 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (unstretched, unblocked)
Needles: size 4 US (3.5 mm) circular needle; DPN needles in same size for grafting edges are helpful, but optional 
These amazing shawls have me thinking about knitting some lace.

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