Thursday, July 26, 2012

Almost Olympic Time.....

My favorite time......

About eight years ago I was packing up our house and heard the announcement that the Olympics were going to be held in London for 2012.
I can't believe it has been 8 years since we moved back to the states. WOW....
Where has the time gone?

I have to say watching some of the footage makes me miss London even more!

With all that said .....I have decided that while the Olympics were on, I would finish up some old WIP's.
Leaving me with a clean slate for Fall knitting!
With all these new yarns coming in daily I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MYSELF!
THEY ARE JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!
I have to look the other way and just power knit my old WIP's....at least I have 2 weeks to finish!




My BF is about ready to have a baby girl and she absolutely adores the chevron pattern.
Here is my progress of the Baby Missoni Inspired Blanket.
The colors and yarns are just fabulous! I am using Zara Plus by Filatura Di Crosa.
We stock just about every color.
It is such an exciting knit!
You can find the pattern on Ravelry. There is also a pattern available for a larger blanket which would look amazing in that special room in your house!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-missoni-inspired-chevron-blanket

Yarn available here:
http://www.chelseayarns.com/Filatura_Di_Crosa_Zara_8_Merino_Yarn_Zara_Plus_s/1967.htm


I did happen to finish the Baby Chalice Blanket for her which is a free pattern on Ravelry.
All blocked and ready for the arrival of a new baby GIRL!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-chalice-blanket



Cheers to all the athletes participating in this spectacular event!


Starting Monday we will be shipping to the United Kingdom, and some parts of Europe!
Stay Tuned.......












Thursday, July 19, 2012

TONS of Tahki Yarns, S. Charles Collezione, and Filatura Di Crosa.......

Sorry for not updating the blog but as you can see we have swimming in yarn!




So far we have a ton of new yarns from S. Charles Collezione including Diamante, Crystal, Stella, Luna, Diana, Ritratto, Ripple, Tivoli, Stella, and 
Filatura Di Crosa SUPERIOR.... YOU NEED to feel this yarn! It is amazing!
More colors in all weights of Zara......
Tons of the Fall 2012 pattern books as well! 

Keep checking back daily...All this yarn is being put up daily!



Remember save 20% till July 31st Grand Opening Sale!

Plus Free Shipping on all orders over $50.








Saturday, July 14, 2012

Knitting and Mysteries..........






"Jan Cowl"
Our rep Jan came up with this pattern and we LOVED it.
4 skeins of Malou by Lang.
Color choices here: http://www.chelseayarns.com/Chunky_Yarn_Bulky_Yarns_Lang_Yarn_Malou_s/1944.htm

Cast on 152 stitches with size 13, 24" needles join in the round
Knit 4, Purl 4 until desired width.
I have to say I am obsessed with Malou. It's super soft! It may be all that Baby Alpaca. Or it just could be my obsession with yarn.....Who knows......





Mystery Shawl KAL 2012 by Stephen West (Westknits)
My color choices.....
Tvinni color 6s  http://www.chelseayarns.com/Isager_Tvinni_Isager_Yarn_s/1976.htm
Noro Taiyo Sock 27a http://www.chelseayarns.com/Noro_Taiyo_Sock_Yarn_s/1915.htm

There were so many colors, and so many choices.
I have to say it was pretty hard picking a color combo!
If you haven't joined WestKnits 2012 KAL group on Ravelry go here: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/westknits-mystery-shawl-kal-2012 and join. Everyone has been posting helpful hints for the W&T and the picking up of the wraps on the way back on row 7. There are some videos posted here http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/westknits-mystery-shawl-kal-2012/2216244/551-575.

Enjoy your weekend!
Happy knitting!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

WWW.CHELSEAYARNS.COM.............

WE ARE UP AND RUNNING !!!

Chelseayarns.com

We couldn't be any happier! We are delighted to be functional! It is so exciting!!!
Plus we just received a HUGE delivery again!!!!! That means we need to enter it today!
Just when we thought we were done putting thousands of skeins onto the website Mr. UPS man dropped off another 8 HUGE boxes!


Orders have been pouring in from all over so we know the website is functioning properly! We will notify you about overseas shipping as soon as we can. Last night the company that sources our website experienced some difficulties. There was a serious storm in Texas and they lost power. Well it's a bit more "techy" than that, wouldn't want to bore you with the details.

We wanted to find a new friend for "Chelsea" but she was a bit old and worn. Although, I do keep thinking about her. What do you think?

A big "Thank EWE" to everyone for your support and encouragement!

Off to input some more yarn and take care of orders!

Stay tuned for our "Grand Opening Sale" details..................





Sunday, July 8, 2012

Knitting Poolside......

Trying to finish up some WIP's before the second Mystery Shawl starts this Friday!
This is Baby Lam's blanket. She is due to be born on August 20th. I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I have a list of baby projects I need to finish for her! Everything PINK! 

Baby Chalice Blanket http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-chalice-blanket using
Zara Plus, available here  https://www.chelseayarns.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1967 about 6 skeins so far.

Slipped Stitch Studios Pattern Keeper, with Pattern Magnets available here https://www.chelseayarns.com/searchresults.asp?cat=1933 on the website TOMORROW.

Did I say tomorrow?

Yes I did! We will be running some test orders today to make sure we are all set to go! How exciting!
The best is yet to come .........
Ready, Set, Knit............

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012