Two women in Los Angeles are working together to launch a “yarn truck”, which is basically a yarn store on wheels.
In this last week of the year I’m recapping what was on the blog in 2011. This post is all about the various yarn stuff that was covered here this year.
There are many benefits to buying locally. In the spirit of that I thought that I would share links to many terrific U.S. yarn sellers.
Some of my favorite indie online yarn sellers have some great new yarn that I’m kind of coveting. Take a look at great new yarn!
I don’t have a new review of a yarn seller for you this week so I thought I’d do a roundup post of the yarn seller reviews I’ve done so far to date. Some of these are local yarn stores but most of them are online yarn sellers.
I have mentioned Yarns of Italy before. They are based in the United States but sell terrific high-quality but super-affordable yarns from Italy. I just recently got some more yarn from them and now I’m already coveting a different yarn they offer! The Yarn I Just Got You can check the link above to see the Yarns of Italy yarn that I’d previously gotten. What I just got is this: Lapponia Twisted Bulky Wool Blue and White Yarn. I haven’t started making anything with this yet but I’m super excited about how it looks and feels. I’m thinking a cowl. We’ll see. The Yarn I am Coveting There are actually several different new yarns in the Yarns of Italy Etsy store that I’m eyeing but here’s the one I am really coveting: It’s a super soft yarn. Here’s what they have to say about it on Yarns of Italy: Catch this fiber blend: 20% cashmere, 40% merino wool, 20% alpaca, and 20% nylon for stability. Now that’s a blend. It has chained construction, but instead of being the bulky chained yarn we’re so tired of seeing, this is delicately chained yarn with blips of puffy bits of a coordinating color woven into the chain. It’s weird. It’s cool. It’s gonna rock your world. Crochet Friendly Yarn Sellers I just wanted to point out that Yarns of Italy is a very crochet-friendly online yarn store. The duo behind the brand is keen on supporting crochet and is thrilled with how crocheters have responded in support of them. They were at the TNNA show with a crochet sample in their booth and that sample got a lot of attention. They hosted a recent design competition to celebrate crochet and how crochet can complement knitting on the runway. There’s nothing wrong with knit-focused yarn stores but it’s great when a yarn seller is celebratory of crochet!
Mixedmedium is a yarn seller on Etsy who offers a variety of different yarns at affordable prices and provides good customer service. Here’s my full review.