The Yarnologists are IN the Building

“It's a funny thing about coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you.”

-- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dear One,

It turns out that a week can simultaneously be just barely enough time to install new retail software and hardware...and a really long time to be away from our yarn friends.

We are thrilled to be back in the shop with both in-person and online systems up and running. And while we may be a bit clumsy checking you out during these early days, we know you'll be patient while we learn...even if you're sighing on the inside.

In the blink of an eye we have crossed into air conditioning season. I guess the whole country has. It makes me (and my stripey cat, Mabel) sad to close the windows up and lock ourselves into "conditioned" air. The silver lining is that the coolness has me back at my knitting...which appeases the stripey cat a little bit.

I cannot tell a lie--I am still putting the finishing touches on my "slipover" from our April Slip-Along (Lulu Slipover with Jody Long Alba). But I'm dreaming of this lovely sweater, which I got to try on at the Yarn Market in May. It's the Lakes V-Neck Pullover by Ozetta. The minute I slipped it on, I was in love. Lakes has that light-and-also-warming character that calls to me.

The yarn for this sweater may just make you swoon. So you should sit down. It's a 50/50 blend of wool and cotton called Saona (sounds like sauna). It comes to us from Spain in a lovely array of calm colors. And the sample I tried on was knit with a single strand of Saona and a side-car yarn carried along to give it that peachy haze: Isager Silk Mohair. If you're not a mohair person, Isager Soft Fine, a blend of alpaca, silk, and yak would make a lovely substitute.

It feels good to be back "home" at Yarnology with the doors open. We can hardly wait to welcome you back. The space is cool and the people are warm, so stop in for a visit!