New Lace Yarn

Today I received another shipment of Madelinetosh lace weight yarn.  This is 100% merino in just gorgeous colors!  Look at this rainbow!  I have in the shop 20 different colors of lacey goodness.

Each skein is 950 yards / 868 meters which is plenty for a large shawl.

I would also like to announce that I’m having an open house on 24 July, in Haarlem.  I’ll have all my shop yarns available for you to touch and ooo and aahhh over.  The open house is from 13.00 – 18.00.  The perfect day out?  Head to the center of Haarlem, known for the best shopping in all of the Netherlands, and afterwards come visit Yarns Apart and refreshments.

If you would like to come to the open house leave a comment here and I’ll email you the address.  Tot dan!

Lace Has Arrived!

The Douane has finally released my last box of Madelinetosh yarn from their clutches.  In the box was Tosh Lace, pictured above.  Aren’t they lovely?  I only bought these 8 colors, but after seeing how gorgeous they are I’m thinking I need to buy MORE.

Here are the specs:  content :: 100% superwash merino wool; length :: 950 yards / 868 meters.  That’s a LOT of lace yarn in each skein.  Check out the shop!

Handu Yarns in the Shop

Looks what’s new in the shop!  HanDuos from Handu yarns are hand dyed in Finland and these beauties were commissioned for Yarns Apart.

These are pairs of skeins, fingering (sock) weight, each 50g, dyed to be complimentary and meant to be used together.  They are sold as pairs, so 100g in total.  They are perfect for 2 color brioche, Fair Isle, stripes, or anywhere you want complimentary colors together.  Each pair is enough for a pair of socks, gloves, mittens, scarves or lace shawls.  The yarn is 75% wool and 25% polyamide.  They are super soft, squishy, and lovely!  Come to the shop and check them out…..

Shop Update!

Look what came in the mail yesterday!  This is the box of Tosh Sock.  I also got a box of Pigeonroof Studios sock and sport weight yarns.

Which is my favorite?  Wow, how could I ever pick?  It was so hard to put them ALL into shop inventory and not save any for myself.  Not a one.  All for sale.  All my new babies.

Ah well, there’s more where that came from!

Everything is put away nicely in bins with labels and lids, just waiting to go to their new homes.  I’m loving this new business.

Yarns Apart is Open!

My very own web shop is now open!  Yarns Apart has opened on 30 April and the entire country is celebrating!  OK, it also happens to be Queen’s Day, but hey, any excuse for a party.

My shop specializes in unique yarns that you can’t find in the Netherlands at other shops.  I have Possum/Merino wool from New Zealand.  I have organic cotton from the US.  I have hand dyed yarns from Madelinetosh and Pigeonroof Studios.  I will also soon have some lovely HanDuos from Handu in Finland.

At the moment the only products available are O-Wool organic cotton/wool and Supreme Possum Merino.  However, I’ve gotten word from TNT Post that several boxes are being delivered to me any day so I’m hoping to see some of that tomorrow and have it in the shop Sunday.

As a Grand Opening celebration, I’m offering free shipping on any orders placed this weekend.

I hope you like what you see in the shop.  If you have suggestions please let me know.  From now on, on this blog, you’ll not only get knitting updates, but shop updates too!

Happy Koninginnedag allemaal.