Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Knitting

Since Fall is our favorite time of the year we decided to post pictures that make us want to drink a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate curl up on a couch and knit,knit, knit.

Remember......

Knit Hard.....Die Warm......

All photos taken from Pinterest.






























Saturday, September 22, 2012

Koigu, Anzula, S. charles, Fibre Co., Shibui, Misti Alpaca, Isager

This is how Chelsea Yarns celebrates the first day of Fall.
Get those needles or hooks clacking......The holidays are just around the corner.

Check out our website for all new yarns and accessories. We welcome Manos del Uruguay and Misti Alpaca to our line of fine yarns.

Also check out all new patterns that have been added over the last week! From Brooklyn TweedChurchmouse Yarns, and Kirsten Kapur Designs, there is bound to be something you fancy.

Stay tuned this week for MORE YARNS AND ACCESSORIES!

Chelsea + Fall Yarns = Cornucopia of Fun






Sunday, September 16, 2012

Coyote Yarn by Tahki Stacy Charles

Yesterday after work we took a last minute trip to Sandy Hook, a beach near us in New Jersey that is the northern most tip of the Jersey Shore.

The weather was AMAZING, in the low 70's, a picture perfect day. The sky was so clear we had a beautiful view of the Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Manhattan skyline.

We brought some knits that were in need of pictures so we took "Chelsea", a bunch of photo stuff, some fishing rods, the dogs, the kid, and off we went.

Coyote by Tahki Stacy Charles 

Coyote Cowl shown in Black

New York City Skyline

Coyote Cowl




Coyote Cowl

This "Coyote Cowl" by Tahki Stacy Charles uses 4 skeins of Coyote knit up super fast on big circular needles. Such an "instant gratification" cowl.

This yarn is available in four colors. Pattern comes free with purchase of the yarn.

Gidget
Kiss Kiss Cowl
The Kiss Kiss cowl is 1 skein of Filatura Di Crosa Kiss Kiss, available in 4 colors.
You can make a scarf or a cowl depending on your mood.



http://www.chelseayarns.com/Coyote_Yarn_Tahki_Stacy_Charles_s/1995.htm

Friday, September 14, 2012

NORO MOSSA YARN

Noro Mossa the newest addition to the collection. A worsted weight yarn that we call a color thunderstorm.  98 yards on an 8 or 9 needle, 52% Wool, 16% Rayon, 11% Kid Mohair, 11% Silk, and 10% Nylon.

The colors are so amazing see for yourself....or you can have a Noro "MOSSATINI".

Enjoy....








Available in 7 fabulous colors......


Sunday, September 9, 2012

New Jersey Sheep And Wool Festival

Chelsea Yarns took a road trip to Hunterdon County to visit the New Jersey Sheep and Wool Festival.  The rain in the morning was a bit sketchy on the "Jersey Shore" but as we drove west the weather was 80 and sunny!

Hunterdon County Park grounds was the perfect setting for the festival.  The fairgrounds are located on a hill, overlooking valleys which reminded me why New Jersey is referred to as "The Garden State".  The breeze outdoors was refreshing and it made the fabulous smell of kettle corn follow us wherever we went.  We walked around and of course with all the alpacas and sheep, we "ooohed and ahhhed".  I almost came home with one......ok, maybe more than one!  There were so many beautiful animals for sale.  It was nice to see all the local breeders and chat with them about the roving and  different breeds of sheep and alpaca that are currently being bred in New Jersey.  So many hand spinners were there demonstrating their craft for all to see.  My favorite vendor was the "Button Lady".  She had some of the most FABULOUS buttons I had ever seen!  Vintage buttons from the 50's and 60's were there in abundance.  Of course I managed to buy some Victorian buttons that were just breathtaking!  I think we may have overwhelmed her when we were all buying buttons at once! My friend bought some gorgeous vintage buttons to put on her Cowboy Cowl (in Flaxen) for her daughter. Other than buying an Angora bunny to take home to add to my collection of animals, and an alpaca, the trip was fabulous and time well spent. I can't wait till next year! 










Monday, September 3, 2012

Noro Silk Garden, High Line, Chelsea NYC

Hope everyone is enjoying a Happy Labor Day Weekend! It's raining here on the East Coast.
The end of the summer is here and it still feels like JUNE!  We have been so busy getting Chelsea off the ground it feels like we missed the Summer.

Chelsea Yarns took a road trip to the High Line, in New York City (CHELSEA) to celebrate the Labor Day Weekend and are excited to share a few photos we took.

Last week I knit this Feather and Fan Shawl using Silk Garden, by Noro. Using five random skeins and a size 8 US needle (32 inch) I cast on and watched the colors change before my eyes! Remember 20% OFF for our Grand Opening SALE use PROMO CODE : CHELSEALUVSYOU
Here is the pattern in English:

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/shawls-shrugs/feather-and-fan-comfort-shawl.htm

Here is the pattern on Ravelry:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/feather-and-fan-comfort-shawl


Here is a nice selection of Noro Silk Garden 
http://www.chelseayarns.com/Noro_Silk_Garden_s/1912.htm

 



 Some ideas brewing.......


Feather and Fan on the Intrepid.


 

 Some SWAG.....(FREE with purchase over $50), have to say that sounds enticing!


Some pictures of the gardens! They were so beautiful! If you haven't been to the High Line in New York City it is a great place to visit!

Have a super Labor Day Weekend!