Tuesday, September 29, 2009

And the winner is...

Christina Dixon who counted 55 Berroco yarns for sale at Yarnmarket.com

As winner of our contest, Christina will be receiving the Berroco sample Nuss pattern in Blackstone Tweed yarn.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Interweave Knits Weekend Magazine Yarnmarket Ad Pattern

We've been getting calls asking us where knitters can find the pattern for the gorgeous cardigan in our new Berroco ad in Interweave Knits Weekend. It's in the new autumn booklet Number 288: Blackstone Tweed.

This pattern, Nonpareil, uses Blackstone Tweed, an Italian-made yarn that's a soft blend of 65% wool, 25% superkid mohair & 10% angora. This sumptuous new yarn is available in all 12 colors at Yarnmarket.com.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Gedifra, Debbie Bliss and Rowan yarns now at Yarnmarket.com

We've just added some great new yarns that you're going to want to consider for your autumn and winter projects. Remember, Yarnmarket.com is known for our exceptional in-stock inventory, outstanding customer service and our very competitive prices!

Riana Color Yarn is a subtle self-striper in tone-on-tone shades. Tweedy flecks of contrasting hues plus a tight twist of the single-plied base strand give you a fashionable fiber blend of 50% wool, 45% acrylic & 5% rayon.

Riana Big Color Yarn is a marvelous complement to worsted-weight Riana Color. Available in the same tone-on-tone, auto-striping color combos this super chunky yarn is terrific for large needles & hooks. To coordinate with Rianna Color just match up the last two digits of the color numbers.

Debbie Bliss Fez yarn is a blend of 85% buttery soft merino with 15% exotic camel. It's a superb 2-ply fiber with a tight twist for excellent stitch definition -- especially in Debbie's trademark cable patterns. Inspired by the textiles from a Moroccan marketplace, the stunning color palette ranges from dusky soft neutrals to jewel-toned brights that give you gorgeous options for Fairisle, intarsia, all multi-colored projects.

Rowan Lima yarn has a soft, airy construction and versatile worsted weight gauge. Crafted in Peru of 84% baby alpaca, 8% merino wool & 8% nylon, Lima is designed as a woven, hollow core, chainette yarn so that it has terrific loft without any heaviness. It comes in a palette of heathery, tone-on-tone neutrals and jewel tones.

Learn about the Rhinebeck Spinning Contest on our newest Let's Knit 2gether video.

If you want to re-live the fun of attending the 2008 Rhinebeck Spinning Contest -- without leaving your computer -- check out this video showing the event and its winners. It's a great way to convince yourself that you really need to attend the upcoming Rhinebeck event.

Also, be sure to enter the book contest by letting CAT know which yarn or knitting event gets you wild 'n woolly with excitement!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Announcing our new YarnMartian baby for Jenny & Kirk

We are delighted to announce the birth of our very first YarnMartian baby. Our Web Queen, Jenny, gave birth to Jacob McCutcheon this morning at 7:37 a.m. ET. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Kirk, the proud papa, sent us a couple of photos to share with our friends. Isn't Jacob adorable? I'd love to say he has Jenny's smile and Kirk's eyes, but to me all babies look like Winston Churchill, so you'll have to decide on your own who he takes after.

Jenny will be at the luxurious Dublin Methodist Hospital until Monday, and then will be staying home for a while to care for her newborn. I forgot to ask her when she's coming back to work, but I know Jenny and I know the minute she's able, she'll be on her computer and I'll be sending her the same messages I've sent all week: Stop working! Get some rest!

I was tempted to change her password just to prevent her from doing "just one more thing" before she went to the hospital to have Jacob.

Everyone at Yarnmarket wishes Jenny, Kirk and big brother, Robbie, all the best as they welcome this newest addition to their family.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Win this Berroco Blackstone Tweed Sample!

Yes, you could win this absolutely gorgeous Blackstone Tweed sample from Berroco. It's in Plum Island, and is a Size Small. If it doesn't fit you, it'll make a great holiday gift for some tiny person who has a big place in your heart.

We'll draw one name from all the entries we receive. To qualify, you've got to answer this skill-testing question:

How many Berroco yarns do we have in stock at Yarnmarket?

Send your answer, along with your name to:

We'll draw a winner on Tuesday, September 29th. Why that day? Because when I was 14 years old I had a crush on Richard Brewer, my next door neighbor. September 29th was his birthday. Sorry...but that's the best reason I could come up with on short notice.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yarnmarket September Newsletter is out!

This morning, Jan sent out the September issue of the Yarnmarket Newsletter and it's just loaded with great yarns and patterns from Rowan, Gedifra, Knit One, Crochet too and Berroco.

It also features the cutest little baby hat Louisa Harding and the Wacky Baby Knits book -- a current favorite of mine.

Most importantly, it features the Hugs for Homeless Animals Snuggles Project which is a charity every cat lover will want to support.

If you aren't currently receiving the newsletter, be sure to subscribe by visiting Yarnmarket.com.