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Marble – New Colors [now in stock]

One of the most popular yarns of 2007 was a machine-washable DK weight yarn called Marble, from S.R. Kertzer.  I expect that popularity will continue into 2008.  Some of the new colors are brown-based and will make wonderful masculine garments.  It helps too, that there is good yardage (240 yards) and a good price ($4.99).  Here’s a preview of the new colors:


To see all Marble:

Recommended patterns to use with Marble: 

We’re also using one strand of Marble with one strand of Encore on size 11, to do a rectangle garter stitch prayer shawl for my pastor’s wife.  The shawl is making the rounds from knitter to knitter with a few stitches done by non-knitters too.

       – Lea-Ann

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Woolly Snowman – back in stock

Woolly Snowbaby Woolly Snowman

Just in time for snowed in knitting . . . . the Woolly Snowman and Woolly Snowbaby pattern, as well as hats and accessories, are back in stock at To view the entire Marie Mayhew pattern collection visit:

Project Notes from Lea-Ann: I’m knitting mine with Galway color 8 — — which is pretty white. I’m hopeful it will felt. In fact, maybe that’s the reason I woke up at 2am this morning wide awake — to test felt the Galway!! BRB

unfelted snowman

Have you knit the Woolly Snow series? If so, please share what yarn worked for you and post picture links so we can check them out! If you don’t have a blog to share your pictures in, remember you can always use our Forums area.

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Progress Bars

Hmmm, don’t know if I’ll keep them or not, but just got progress bars installed that correspond to my projects listed in . . . . have any of you bloggers done this too and what do you think?  Lea-Ann

 ETA (which I’ve always thought meant estimated time of arrival, but now know it means: “Edited To Add”): cool, changed the color of the progress bars to a light blue and added pictures from my flickr account! 

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Noro Sock Yarn — incredible colorways!

Hi . . . we unboxed, received, and tagged the Noro Sock Yarn — incredible stuff!! I think Color 95 might be my favorite . . . . Noro Sock color 95

Which one is yours???  I’ll run a little competition — post your comment here telling me why the particular color of Noro is your favorite and on January 1, I’ll pull a comment and send the winner a free ball of that colorway!!  Here’s the entire pallete currently in stock: 

ETA:  Comment giveaway closed — congratulations Joan Bundt for winning!  Click on the Giveaway category to see the next Giveaway.