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Knitting Addiction Visit

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Hello, I am Mary in the customer service department.  Last week, my family and I were fortunate enough to vacation in Nags Head, North Carolina, The Outer Banks. Being at the beach is one of my most favorite things in life!

I took some time and stopped to visit Knitting Addiction just up the road in Southern Shores. Wooohoo, what a nice yarn shop. The nicest I’ve seen! I had a chance to meet the owner,  Jeanne Shrader, her staff and tour her beautiful shop. I also learned that Jeanne is a Volunteer Fire Fighter.

This shop has an amazing amount of square footage and is a yarn lover’s paradise! There is an amazing supply of Plymouth’s yarns and patterns. The displays in this shop make choosing your next project a breeze. Sample garments and patterns are displayed prominently over the available colors of that particular yarn. To finish your project, you can pick from the many notions she carries.

I have talked to Jeanne on the phone numerous times and it was nice to meet her in person and put a face to the voice.

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Encore DK Zen

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

I write a lot about what I find that’s new and cool in the knitting world. I hardly every write about crochet and I plan on changing that. Crocheters need a voice as well- and I’ve noticed the craft is becoming more popular every day.

Here is a really cool scarf crocheted by Rebecca using our Encore DK

Pattern by Robin Chachula, 2 balls of Encore DK

Pattern by Robyn Chachula, 2 balls of Encore DK


Rebecca modified the pattern a bit and added one extra repeat to widen her scarf.  On a size H hook, this should work up in no time.

Here is where you can find the pattern

View our patterns for Encore DK

View the color card for Encore DK

Zino, not just for socks!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

"Dianna" Shawl using 2 balls of Zino color 2

"Dianna" Shawl using 2 balls of Zino color 2

Leafy shawl is knit by Karen in our new Zino yarn. Zino is our newest fingering weight yarn

in subtly striping Superwash Wool with Nylon

Pattern is by Jane Araujo

Happy Little Feet

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Christine’s Ruby Slippers are made out of our Happy Feet yarn.

What a great way to use up little bits of yarn

Happy Feet color 4

Happy Feet color 4

The pattern is by Saartje de Brujin and can be found on her blog.

More patterns using Happy Feet

And the winner is…

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Blog Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Vilma M., she is the winner of our huge Bag of Books Giveaway! Vilma received, as she said, her “amazing treasure trove” of books. We hope it inspires lots of knitting and creating. Thanks to all who participated and made this our best giveaway to date. Stay tuned for more exciting yarn news and other giveaways!

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