Einband and Lopi Book #40 are now available!

We’re quite excited to let our customers know that we are now including Einband, the laceweight Icelandic wool, along with Plotulopi and Lettlopi in our offerings!  This is a great little yarn in a wide range of colors. The yarn is a single (that means it’s not plied), but that single has a nice firm…

The Sleeve Situation

When I choose a new knitting project I often ask myself if there’s anything new to learn. Now, I’ve been knitting a few years but by no means know it all. One of the reasons I chose Betts Lampers Autumn Colors Fair Isle cardigan was that I was curious about the construction at the shoulders.…

2020 Hindsight and a Look Forward

Sometime in September I needed the cargo van we use for Lost City Knits and went about clearing out things we just leave in the van between shows. The last time we touched hardware for the booth was in February at STITCHES West in California. Cleaning out the van provided a moment of reflection on…

Of Notebooks and Needles

  An ongoing task of mine is sorting through the boxed remnants of lives no longer lived. A barn here has a wall filled with boxes of photographs stuck to sheets in three ringed binders, mementos, a silver bell from Tiffany’s, all mixed in with scrapbooks and newspaper clippings of moments once deemed memorable but…

Shetland Wool Week Annual

As Fall, or “hairst” as Shetlanders say, rolls around each year knitters have a lot to be excited about. ‘Tis the season for some of the big wool festivals in the US – most of which happened virtually this year. It also marks time for many of us who love traditional wools and designs to…