Friday, March 22, 2013

Sajou Scissors & Linen Thread

YBD is excited to announce our newest line, Sajou.

Sajou scissors are hand-made in small workshops in France. The scissors are presented in a floral motif box. Sajou scissors are quality that can be identified by their pairing marks. This indicates that the two blades have been perfectly adjusted to form a pair. Size: 4"

To celebrate its comeback, the famous brand Fil Au Chinois has reproduced the packaging of their linen thread, sold in capsules in bygone days. This thread is lightly waxed to make sewing easier. It is manufactured in the north of France, the birthplace of Fil Au Chinois. The label on the capsule features the famous illustration of the Chinois character. This set includes twelve of these capsules in an assortment of colors. Each spool contains 50 meters of thread. Available in 5 Color Combinations:
- Classic: White, Black, Ecru, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Tobacco, Beige, and Garbardine, Garnet, Khaki, Navy, and Dark Green
- Mod: Yellow, Orange, Golden Yellow, Old Rose, Azure, Royal, Bronze Green, Green, Dark Green, and Brown

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Skacel Knitting: Gradient and Kilino

Here is a sneak peak to what is new at the YBD boutique...

If you love Zauberball, get ready to do backflips for Gradient! It comes in the same charming ball and has the same slow color repeats, but it knits to a much larger gauge. It is a slightly felted wool single that will resist pilling. Use it for accessories, sweaters and whatever else your imagination can conjure.
• Schoppel Yarn
• 100% Virgin Merino Wool
• 284 yards per 100 gram ball
• US 4-7 needles
• 4.75 sts per inch

Kilino by Skacel is a crisp, cool linen cotton blend, an ideal candidate for airy summer garments and accessories.
• 53% Linen - 47% Cotton
• 126 yards per 50 gram ball
• US 6-8 needles
• 5 sts per inch

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival

This weekend, March 15-16-17, YBD will be attending the 9th annual Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival at the Four Points by Sheraton in Mars, PA. Visit the YBD staff at booth #5. We will be offering a selection of yarns, patterns, kits, and accessories from Berroco, Blue Sky Alpacas, Fiesta, Frog Tree Yarns, Habu Textiles, James C. Brett, Malabrigo Yarns, Nelkin Designs, Pagewood Farms, Rowan, Scrumptious by Fyberspates, Shibui Knits, Skacel, Spud & Chloe and Trendsetter Yarns. Here is a short list of accessories we will be bringing: Ball Winders, Chica Needle Cases, Eucalan Soap, Interchangeable Needles, Lavishea Lotion, Namaste Bags, Needle Felting Supplies, Offhand Designs handbags, Sock Forms, Sweater Stones, Swift.

YBD will be giving out prizes all weekend long (while supplies last) along with two drawings.

Drawing #1: Hat & Wristlets by Blue Sky Alpacas includes 2 skeins of Worsted Hand-Dyes, 1 skein of Suri Merino, 1 pattern and 1 Pretty Cheep Bag valued at $69.95.

Drawing #2: Tornado Twist by Spud & Chloe includes 5 skeins of Fine, 1 pattern and 1 box valued at $77.70.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the festival!