new and near yet far

I didn’t make it to the winter trade show this year for a variety of reasons, so I thought I’d share a few new products and events that have caught my eye so far. As I wade through all the announcements I’ll share new goodies. If you see something you like, please talk to your local yarn store. Your interest and support helps them and they help you. Yes, it’s easy and convenient to shop online but a brick and mortar stores are important to our communities, both local and fiber. Shop local!

A,B, and Sprout!

Anzula has two new yarns and a few new colours. They also have lots of wonderful skeinette packs with fun names. One of their new yarns is Lucero, it’s a DK version of their Lunaris. They now offer Squishy in smaller skein sizes, 50g and 25g. If you’d like to work through a mini skeinette pack, there’s great colour combinations to choose from with really fun names. I can’t decide if I want to start first with Citizen Skein, Rebel Without a Stitch (pictured), Knitting in the Rain, or Somewhere Over the Skeinbow.

Brittany Needles are now distributed through Stitch Sprouts!

The needles are hand crafted by Chris in sustainably harvested Birch and Black Walnut. They are beautiful needles and while they hope you’ll talk to your LYS for speedier service if you need replacements, they seem to have most scenarios covered. I wonder if I can take out a foster kitten teething insurance policy?

Heather of Stitch Sprouts has added new designers to their catalog and has a few new products too. I’m smitten with the needle tube. I’ve broken numerous plastic cases and have yet to find something that simply works. They also have a really fun program (with great badges) to take your knitting to the next level, Sprout Scouts.

Local Yarn Store Day

Saturday April 21, 2018 is the first Local Yarn Store Day (like the Facebook page follow on Instagram and #LYSday). This is a new initiative of the TNNA Yarn Group. Why? Together we can support a range of small businesses and foster our unique community! Let’s raise awareness of knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners and celebrate!

In the coming weeks you’ll see more about this exciting event.

Thank you Anzula and StitchSprouts for letting me use their photos!

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