Monday, June 24, 2013

Crazy Girl Yarn Tasting This Weekend!

Stop by the shops this weekend Friday June 28th through Sunday June 30th for a special in-store yarn tasting event!  We'll be handing out yarn tasting kits and sample projects featuring three of our favorite yarns.  Take your kits home or sit and sample with us!  Bring sizes 3, 5, and 6 double point needles and a cool drink, and enjoy our delightful, warm weather projects.  After you've sampled, the Crazy Girls will be on hand to show you the vast array of patterns and projects perfect for these yarns and summertime knitting.

We're featuring the following yarns in fun summer-themed mini-projects.
Berroco Vintage has been a favorite of ours for awhile, and if you haven't tried it, you are totally missing out on some serious knitting joy.  Spun in a soft blend of acrylic, wool, and nylon, this machine washable worsted yarn can be used for any number of projects, including blankets, hats, socks, and sweaters.  Your sample project is a Soda Can Cozy; it's perfect for softball games or hanging out on the deck.  

We just started selling sock weight Koigu KPPPM last month, and already it is a shop favorite.  Who can resist those colorways? We're seeing it used for everything from beaded hats to bed socks.  It consists of 100% merino wool, and the colorways are like nothing we've seen before.  The yarn tasting sample is an iPod Nano Sock, adaptable to any mp3 player.
For most of us, summer knitting is defined by knitting with cotton, which is light and easily cared for. Those of you who have used any of the Blue Sky yarns know how wonderful they can be to use, and DK weight Skinny Cotton is no exception.  Naturally, one thinks of washcloths, light summer tops, bags, and so much more.  So do we!  And you'll just love the little jelly jar cozy pattern we've found for this sample!

Hope to see you this weekend!

(One free kit per customer. Kits are free for customers in our customer database. If you're new to Crazy Girl, kit is available for the minimal fee of $2.)