Note: I wrote this post last Thursday evening, before heading out to Cape Cod for a weekend getaway. I ran out of time to upload the pictures and put the post up. Sorry - some of the post is a bit past it's prime.
This weekend is Sidewalk Sale in Northampton. For those of you in the area, you know that this is a great shopping opportunity - lots of great deals from all the great downtown retailers. You may also remember that last year, we were up on Main Street. Not so this year and we are relieved! It was crazy driving yarn back and forth each day and then when the summer thunderstorms started popping up! It was madness. But, Steve is one to never miss an opportunity so we are participating by holding our own Sidewalk Sale this weekend right in front of the store! I guess that would be more of a "Parking Lot Sale", but use your imagination, okay? We're marking down yarns from the store that simply have got to go. We have received in so much new yarn this week, the store is about to explode! So if you are around tomorrow or Saturday or thinking of making a road trip, be sure to stop by. Steve has lost his mind with some of the rock bottom prices. This is an in-store only event (sorry on-line shoppers). But do not despair! This Sidewalk Sale is really just the prelude to our August Clearance Sale. Flyers are in the mail as we speak.
So in my last post I gave you a glimpse of one of our new fall yarns, Williamstown. It has certainly garnered some attention. Then just this week, the advance shipment of our other new yarn arrived as well.. . . . . .Oh! You want to know what that one is? Say a great big, yarn-loving hello to (drum roll please): Sheffield
Sheffield is just - beautiful. The colors are great, I really love them. The yarn itself is a merino/angora/silk blend. It is sophisticated and elegant. It only has 15% angora so it won't shed all over the place, but enough to give it a slight halo and terrific feel.
Steve and I really wanted to add a tweed to our line, but we didn't want a traditional tweed per se. What does that mean? I love tweeds, I love the tweeds, the donegals, we carry. But I'm not a scratchy yarn purist. I wanted a cuddly tweed. Who says tweeds can't be cuddly? Oh yes, the cashmere tweeds fit the bill I realize, but that's not in the cards for our line right now. (But the visual of me sourcing cashmere is quite pleasant, I must admit. . . . . ) Williamstown is wool/acrylic blend (65% wool/35% acrylic and viscose). It is soft and yummy and tweedy and I love it.
Williamstown and Sheffield will be available in about month or so. I love these yarns and I hope you all do to.
So that's the update. More details when the yarns arrive.
Be sure to check out the new yarns section of our website (there are a ton being updated tonight). Also, be watching for fall classes and events. More info to follow. One other programming note, our event with Adina Klein, editor-in-chief of Vogue Knitting had to be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. We are sorry the event couldn't happen, but we look forward to having Adina at the store another time. So scratch "August 12th - Go to WEBS for Event and Shopping" off of your calendar :)