I just received my latest order with the new 85/15 19.5 micro Merino/mulberry silk fingering! In the top picture you can see the difference in yarn thickness. I’d guess the fingering on the left is about twice as thick as the Primo Lace on the right.
eta: it is shown on the supplier’s page as 2 ply, 2232 yds/lb, 2.3 lb cone, so I will put it up at 560 yards per skein.
And in these two pictures you can see that the fingering, just over 2 pounds, comes on cones smaller than the Primo Lace, which is about 4 pounds! The pint of Budweiser is there only for size comparison. (Note, the Bud is still closed! Hahaha) (for now!)
It’s that time of year where I need to raise money for more inventory — having dyed all that I have available, I am now without yarn AND without sufficient money to get more. I have an order prepared already … Continue reading →
I love it when people share links, either to the blog here, or one of my posts on Facebook, Ravelry, Google+, etc. It’s great. Yesterday I posted a link to the Knitivi-TEEs page, and someone else commented something like, “I … Continue reading →
The shawl pin shown below will be given to one person, to be selected at random among all customers purchasing yarn between now and next Friday. No entry required, no bidding, no special requests — just make a yarn purchase in the next 7 days and your name will be included in the randomized drawing. Winner will be announced next Saturday, May 28. Be sure to check out the most recent blog posts below as well as the growing collection of Blog Reader Specials that are still available.
I recently received one of these beautiful shawlpins, straight from the artist: Sarah Lukes, and I knew it had to go to a Knitivity knitter. Actually she showed one just like it on Facebook, preparing for a fiber arts show. I’ve not personally seen similar shawl pins, and I just had to have one to share with someone who appreciates nice yarn and all the goodies that go with it. 🙂 About an inch and a quarter wide and two and half inches long, it will stand out without being obtrusive. And having a miniature knitting needle as the pin makes this a perfect accent piece for your knitted garment.
Sarah runs “Seattle Sky Dyeworks” and has a variety of shawl pins, buttons, and even yarns — you really need to go and see all that she has! (And tell her Ray at Knitivity sent you!) 🙂
As she describes it:
Ceramic Raven Shawl Pin ~ Raku Fired ~ Wire Wrapped
Ravens are incredibly intelligent and absolutely stunning.
This shawl pin is about 1.3″ at it’s widest, is wrapped with your choice of silver or copper wire, and finished with a miniature bamboo knitting needle. The wire is semi malleable so that you can adjust the pin as necessary to fit your piece.
Each piece is individually glazed and fired so there will be variants from pin to pin.
Okay so the job was finally done (with far too many obstacles and unnecessary delays), and there’s even a new tiled area by the front door now, so no more tracking crap in and destroying the carpet. That’s usually the … Continue reading →