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Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and though we’ve mentioned it in our email newsletter, I wanted to post a reminder that we’ll soon be closing for a Thanksgiving break.

In years past, we’ve been open for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, major shopping holidays that have always been good for business. Last year we closed for the holiday weekend, prioritizing time with family, and it was so good for our souls that we’re making it a new tradition. The shop will be closed from Wednesday – Monday, November 21 – 26, re-opening at our regular business hours on Tuesday, November 27.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding. Thanksgiving is an opportunity for those of us who work and teach at the shop to be with our friends and family, and we wish you the same. We hope Thanksgiving finds you nestled in your community or your own good company, acknowledging all the good we have and maybe even knitting a few rows.

In the meantime, come by the shop this weekend to start your holiday gift-shopping or pick up some materials for the project at hand – thanks as ever for your support!

Back in stock: Fibre Company Acadia.

We’re delighted to announce that Fibre Company Acadia is back in stock! Acadia is a DK weight blend of merino, alpaca, and slubs of silk. The silk takes the dye differently than the other fibers, giving most colorways a rustic, tweedy appearance, which belies its luxuriously soft hand. Our supply of this special yarn had dwindled, … [more]


Swans Island colorwork kits.

As the holidays approach, we meet more and more folks seeking presents for the knitters in their lives. With the gift-giving season in mind, we’ve put together some new kits featuring yarn and patterns from Swans Island. Each kit features a colorwork pattern and all the yarn to complete it. They’d make great gifts for … [more]


Shibui Sample of the Month: Tempo.

November is here, and with it, a new Shibui Sample of the Month! We offer a 10% discount on Shibui yarn purchased for our featured sample until the end of the month. This month’s sample is “Tempo,” a two-color cowl knit with Shibui Maai. Maai is a DK weight blend of alpaca and merino, soft and lofty due … [more]


New Late Bloomer yarn bowls.

Our friend Frumet brought a brand new batch of ceramic yarn bowls over the weekend. Frumet is a local potter who makes beautiful functional pieces here in the Triangle, and we’ve been stocking her buttons and yarn bowls for a few years now. Yarn bowls are designed to hold your ball of yarn as you’re … [more]


Fibre Company Trunk Show: the Borrowdale Collection.

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve just received a Trunk Show featuring Fibre Company Lore. Come by the shop to see the Borrowdale Collection! Lore is the newest yarn from Fibre Company, a woolen spun, DK weight, 100% Romney lambswool. It has a rustic look and texture at home in hard-wearing, workaday garments, and is sturdy … [more]


Dream in Color Pop Up! Club: November.

Dream in Color’s Pop Up! Club is back! Every month, we’re getting a special new colorway from Dream in Color, a Tuscon-based producer of small batch hand-dyed yarns. November has begun, and that means a new limited edition colorway is here while supplies last. November’s Pop Up! Club colorway was inspired by dyer Veronica’s memory of … [more]


Making No. 6: Black & White.

Happy to announce that the latest issue of Making is in! The theme of this issue is black and white, and features projects for makers of all kinds – knitters and crocheters, quilters and sewists, weavers and rug hookers, bakers and more. I spotted plenty of familiar names in the knitting department – designers like … [more]


Amirisu, Issue 17.

The latest issue of Amirisu is here! Amirisu is a bilingual knitting magazine from Japan, each issue filled with patterns, articles, and interviews. Amirisu provides a glimpse into the textile and knitting culture of Japan, though fiber artists and knitwear designers from around the world are featured. I spotted a review of Brooklyn Tweed Peerie in … [more]


Hello, Kelbourne Woolens Germantown.

The inspiring women of Kelbourne Woolens have just released their fourth new yarn, one for each season of their 10th year in business. Meet Germantown! Germantown is a North American sourced yarn with a story to tell, a recreation of a classic wool that had been produced in Germantown, Pennsylvania, under a few different brand … [more]