Just wanted you all to know there are several yarns on their way to us.  Farmhouse Yarns shipped us three colors of Bonnie Bamboo, a silky yarn with over 200 yards per skein.  This has been hand-dyed and two skeins would be plenty for a stunning Whipped shawlette/scarf/sharf (you decide what to call it).  I especially like the hand and the weight of this fiber.  One skein will retail for $20.  This would make a lovely mother’s day gift.  If you like lace knitting…thanks to Lisa I have a new pattern (in my head) that is easy with a new lace edge that knitted itself into being last night  while I was swatching.  More on this soon.  If you are interested in test-knitting please let me know.

The Summit Sock Club for May will be using the Colinette Jitterbug yarn as its base, as well as for the rest of the year.  All the colors have been chosen and ordered.  I was even able to order the color my “Tickle Me” sock pattern was test knit in…and it is an awesome colorway.  We also have Yume coming from Colinette, a silk hand-dye yarn in one of her new colors just for this Spring.  I think this would make a great cowl, scarf or mitts…it is worsted weight and so very soft to work with.

From Frog Tree Yarns, we have their new sock yarn, Pediboo, coming in a color pack, with two skeins of each of their best colors.  This is a great yarn with loft and washability.  They are also sending some new buttons as well as some new colors of Alpaca.

Skacel is shipping us sets of Bamboo Addi Clicks and Crochet Clicks.  We will also be receiving some Zauberball Crazy, some pattern books with new inspiration for sock yarn projects…besides socks.  And they have further shipments with new surprises as we work our way into our summer knitting projects.

I also placed an order with a new company called:  O Wool, based in Philadelphia.  We are going to start with a yarn called Balance, in a dk weight in four colors.  They will be sending color cards, so if there is a different color you would like we will be able to special order for you.  This is a lovely yarn similar to Silky Wool, but only with cotton and wool and completely organic.  It is soft and washable, perfect for baby projects and any number of other ideas.  I can hardly wait to introduce this yarn to you!

That’s it for today.  Take care, stay dry (so MUCH rain), and dream dreams of Spring…it is close!

loads of love, light and laughter always, Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn

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