Recent Arrivals: January & February

Things have been so busy around here I haven’t had a chance to post about some of the awesomeness we’ve been stocking here at Needles in the Hay. So if you haven’t been in recently, let me introduce you to some of the new kids!

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Malabrigo Rastita! Like a mini-version of Malabrigo’s very popular super-bulky “Rasta”, this is a sport/dk weight semi-felted single-ply…

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Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca! A 70% baby alpaca/30% silk blend lace-weight yarn, hand-dyed in gorgeous colourways as we have all come to expect from those yarn wizards at Malabrigo…

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And new Tanis Fiber Arts is in stock now, too! Some fresh springy colourways in the Yellow Label DK, 100% superwash merino…

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… as well as new colourways in the TFA Blue Lable Merino/Nylon fingering weight and the Purple Label Merino/Cashmere/Nylon sock weight, woohoo!

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And back in stock, fresh colours in the TFA Pink Label merino lace-weight and luscious Silver Label  100% silk lace… Start queuing your summer lace knitting projects now!

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We also have new roving colours in Merino fiber in addition to our regular Corriedale colours for all of you needlefelting fanatics (you know who you are!)

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Brand new issues of Interweave Knits and Knitscene with some great warm-weather garment ideas…

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And new books from hat designer Woolly Wormhead, as well as one of shop-favourite  Stephen West’s newest releases: Made for Movement! Seriously, can we just name Stephen West as official honourary shop-boyfriend?? We love him so much!

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And here are two new hat samples on loan from Monica, our crochet instructor. These hats, “Divine” and “Phannie”, are two of the four projects featured in the Crochet II class. Just choose your favourite pattern of the four, choose your yarn (and sign up for the class!), and Monica will guide you through crocheting in the round. Crochet II runs Wednesday March 20th and 27th! More info, and our updated class schedule, is available on our website here:

And just for fun, since he couldn’t stick around for very long, here’s an ice duck!

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A friend-of-the-shop and general awesome knitter, Marit, revealed a hidden talent recently: making frozen duck-likenesses out of ice, adding food colouring for green, blue, and orange ice ducks, as exterior temperatures allow. She brought over this little guy, who sat dignified and proud (as only a duck can) out on my stoop during that big snowstorm a couple weeks ago, and tragically melted away during the thaw. Farewell little ice duck! You were the king of Water Street, if only for a weekend. 🙂

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  • Mickey
    Posted at 17:15h, 19 February Reply

    Beautiful yarns, Bridget, and we loved the ice duck!
    M and G

  • Holly
    Posted at 20:18h, 19 February Reply

    That ice duck made my day!! Having taken a workshop with Marit this summer, I am totally unsurprised at her having such an amazing and quirky creative skill 🙂

    As always, I am so jealous that I don’t live closer to Needles in the Hay. Maybe one day you’ll be ready to franchise and come to Kingston…hmmm?

  • Joan Joyce
    Posted at 06:56h, 22 February Reply

    Do you have knitting book First Light -Spring 2013 collection?

  • alamo
    Posted at 10:03h, 23 February Reply


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