Have you received yours yet? Our June 2008 catalogs mailed about 10 days ago, so if yours hasn't arrived yet, keep checking your mail! For those of you who have received the catalog, I think you like it! Customer Service and Shipping have been crazy and I hear many customers are coming into the store, catalog in-hand and already dog-earred and notated for project selection!
Here's the cover:
What I love about our June catalog, is that it features just our Valley Yarns line. They are always included in our other catalogs, when we also highlight the best from all of our favorite yarn distributors. I just love having this one issue where we can really showcase our yarns and our fabulous designs!
The early favorites seem to be the Firmaments Lace Shawl, knit in 2/14 Alpaca/Silk, the Diagonal Mesh Shawl, knit in Goshen and the Quilted Diamond Vest knit in Berkshire. I'm pretty tickled about the Diamond Vest. It has been a general design concept that I've had in my head for sometime. Linda, our Customer Service Manager finally got tired enough of listening blab on about wanting a chunky, outdoorsy vest and finally figured it out!
One of my personal favorites is the Staghorn Cable Tunic which is knit in Northampton. This garment will be featured on the podcast as our next knitalong. I have it with me on this trip and although I've hit a bit of a roadblock, I am still loving the pattern and cannot wait to wear it!
There are plenty of adorable designs for summer knitting such as the Striped Pullover designed by Mary Beth Temple and knit in Southwick and also in Southwick, the stunning cover sweater - the Ladder and Vine Cardi.
There are also two adorable baby items knit in Longmeadow - the Eyelet and Garter Baby Blanket and the Sweet Sabina Cardigan.
What's your favorite?
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