Koigu Collector’s Club: Jeans.

The Koigu Collector’s Club continues! Each month, we’ll receive a batch of KPPPM in a limited edition color dyed especially for a select group of local yarn stores that carry Koigu.

The inspiration for this batch is Jeans, and the yarn is fittingly streaked with shades of denim blue and ivory. Dyed on KPPPM, Koigu’s signature fingering weight superwash merino wool, this variegated colorway is ideal for making shawls, cowls, baby sweaters, and of course, socks.

Our new Baggu project bags are a perfect match, denim totes styled after plastic grocery bags.

You’ll find this limited edition colorway of Koigu KPPPM in our fingering weight section while supplies last!

Hello, Baggu!

We’re excited to announce that we now carry canvas totes and denim project bags from Baggu!

Baggu is a company that’s all about bags, designed in their San Francisco studio and ethically manufactured in China. They have a long-standing partnership with that manufacturer, and both are deeply committed to ethical and environmentally responsible practices – you can read more about that on their website.

From Baggu’s extensive selection of bags, we’ve selected two that suit knitters’ needs, and pair well with our own HYS Zip Bags. The Canvas Zip Tote is a roomy one, big enough to carry a couple of project bags, notebooks, and notions.

Inside, you’ll find one zipper pocket that snaps in and out of the interior; it was designed as a container to fold the unused bag into, but the knitter in me saw that zipper pocket as a built-in notions bag. It’s big enough for a few containers of stitch markers, after all, along with your scissors, darning needles, needle gauge, and whatever else needs to come with you and your projects.

Baggu’s signature bag is styled after a plastic grocery bag, and this Medium size is just right for a knitting or crochet project. Carry it by the handles on its own, or tuck it into a larger tote.

We have four shades of Medium Baggu, an ivory/buttermilk stripe, a light and dark denim blue, and washed black.

We have Canvas Zip Totes in pecan, citron, and washed black.

Come by the shop to browse bags for yourself or for a friend – project bags make excellent gifts for stitchers, after all! See you at the shop.

Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

We’re so happy to have a fresh supply of Binkwaffle bags on our shelves!

Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. They’re made primarily from US-made fabrics, a detail we were pleased to learn from their new tags.

Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Our most recent shipment boasts a variety of prints, some familiar and some brand new, in large and small sizes.

A large Binkwaffle bag is roomy enough to accommodate a big wrap, baby blanket, or sweater in progress. The small size, on the other hand, is a perfect way to tote a hat, sock, cowl, or pair of mitts in progress.

Come by the shop to see them all! Please call ahead if there’s a particular style you’d like to claim; these colorful bags sell fast, especially during the holiday season. See you at the shop!

New prints from Binkwaffle.

We’re so happy to have five new prints from Binkwaffle on our shelves!

Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Usually we order a random assortment of whatever fabrics Holly has on hand, but when we heard that she was debuting new prints, we wanted them right away.

Holly’s latest creations are full of colorful creatures. We’ve got blue and white elephants, orange and aqua foxes, and black and white puppies, along with aqua pineapples and pink and orange flowers.

A large Binkwaffle bag is roomy enough to accommodate a big wrap, baby blanket, or sweater in progress. The small size, on the other hand, is a perfect way to tote a hat, sock, cowl, or pair of mitts in progress.

Come by the shop to see them all, and come quickly or call ahead if there’s a particular style you’d like to claim; these colorful bags sell fast!

See you at the shop!

Binkwaffle season.

The past month or so has brought at least three shipments of Binkwaffle bags our way. These reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags are always in demand, but especially during the holidays, when they become part of so many gifts.

These Alpaca print Binkwaffles have been a favorite since they first showed up in July; we do love our fiber animals around here.

Hedgehogs and Bloom are the newest fabrics from Holly at Binkwaffle. The material on these is slightly heavier than Binkwaffle bags we’ve had before, an upgrade for those who like a sturdy, go-anywhere tote for their projects.

Browse our full selection of project bags here at the shop!

Please note that we’ll be closing on Sunday, December 24th and Sunday, December 31st, but are otherwise open at our usual business hours. Happy holidays!

New from Cocoknits.

Cocoknits is the brainchild of Julie Weisenberger, a knitwear designer and purveyor of high quality tools for knitters. She’s carefully developed notions that are as nice to use as they are to look at.

Her foam Stitch Stoppers are the best point protectors we’ve seen, and since they first appeared last year, they quickly replaced any other kind we used to stock at the shop. No longer are the small and large sizes sold separately; now each pack comes with Stoppers for a range of needle sizes from US 0-15, and you can choose from Colorful or Neutral.

Even more exciting is a brand new product from Cocoknits, a Natural Mesh Bag to hold your yarn as you work.

The Natural Mesh Bag does the job of a yarn bowl, protecting your yarn from rolling about, keeping it safe and sound. Unlike a yarn bowl, however, this bag is lightweight, flexible, and easy to throw into a knitting tote to travel with you. It can sit open or you can snap up the top. Here it is in action, holding my Isager Jensen Yarn as I work on my “Summer Fog” vest, a sample for the shop.

Anne keeps her Shibui Birch in a Natural Mesh Bag as she’s knitting her “Icon” wrap. Just ask her and she’ll be happy to put it in your hands so you can see what it’s like out of its box. Look for them near the Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit in the front room, near the ballwinder – see you there!

New prints from Binkwaffle.

We’re so happy to have three new prints from Binkwaffle on our shelves!

Binkwaffles are colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped project bags. Knitters and crocheters love them because they’re both functional and whimsical. Usually we order a random assortment of whatever fabrics Holly has on hand, but when we heard that she was debuting new prints, we wanted them right away.

Anne was particularly excited about the alpaca print, and snagged one for herself as we unpacked the box.

This shipment was full of small Binkwaffles, just the right size for carrying a hat, cowl, pair of socks, or shawlette in progress.

Come by the shop to see our full selection of Binkwaffle bags, small and large. Our Annual Inventory Sale is still on, so if you visit us before the end of July, we’ll take 15% off your purchase. Hurry in for best selection!

 

Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges or returns. Thanks!

Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

Once again, we’ve replenished our dwindling supply of Binkwaffle bags, those colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped bags that have become everyone’s favorite.

We got a fresh new batch of small and large Binkwaffles. A large Binkwaffle bag is roomy enough to accommodate a big wrap, baby blanket, or sweater in progress. The small size, on the other hand, is a perfect way to tote a hat, sock, cowl, or pair of mitts in progress.

Holly at Binkwaffle is forever coming up with new and interesting fabric combinations, and we never know what colors we’ll get. This group came with a few new prints and a bunch of familiar favorites.

Come by the shop to see them all, and come quickly if there’s a particular style you’d like to claim; these colorful bags sell fast!

See you at the shop!

New from Binkwaffle.

HYS regulars know the drill: Binkwaffle bags come and go from our shelves frequently. We order a bundle of these reversible dumpling bags at a time, and they’re snapped up again and again by knitters and crocheters seeking whimsical, functional project bags.

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Our most recent order included a variety of small and large Binkwaffle bags and a few new prints – no surprise there, Holly’s always introducing new fabrics to keep our selection interesting.

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However, there was one entirely new product in the box this time: meet the Binkwaffle Zipper Clutch!

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The Zipper Clutch is just the right size for a notions case, perfect for holding your scissors, cable needle, stitch markers, and other little tools. It’d make a nice purse, too, with just enough room for your essentials, and a removable 6″ loop to hang around your wrist, or hold your keys.

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Holly has been saving scraps from all the bags she’s produced and using them to make these zipper clutches, so they’ll match some of the small and large Binkwaffle bags we have in stock, as well as some of the Binkwaffle bags you may have at home.

DSCN6106 DSCN6105We have just five of these on the shelf right now, so if you see one you like, hurry in to claim it!

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See you at the shop!

Back in stock: Binkwaffle bags.

Once again, we’ve replenished our dwindling supply of Binkwaffle bags, those colorful, reversible, dumpling-shaped bags that have become everyone’s favorite.

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We got a fresh new batch of large Binkwaffles, ideal for toting sweaters, large shawls, or blankets in progress.

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Holly at Binkwaffle is forever coming up with new and interesting fabric combinations, and we never know what colors we’ll get. This group came with two new prints.

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Come by the shop during our Annual Inventory Sale to get Binkwaffle bags and all else at 15% off!

 

Just a reminder–all sales are final on discounted items; there can be no exchanges, returns, or special orders. Thanks!