yarn

We offer a range of natural fibers, organic yarns, locally made, and hand-dyed yarns, as well as a wools, cottons, alpacas, and blends for every budget.  Our yarns are sorted by weight, so you can easily find just the right yarn for your project, from lace weight to ultra bulky. We carry a variety of easy-care, machine washable yarns, including Cascade 128 and 220 Superwash, Malabrigo Rios and Arroyo, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby, Berroco Remix, and more, which are great for sweaters and baby items. We carry super soft merino and alpaca yarns for cozy projects, including Cascade Eco Duo, Manos Maxima, Fiber Company Acadia, and more. We have a range of sock yarns, from self-striping to variegated hand dyed, to solids and semi-solids. Call or stop by the shop if you are looking for a particular weight, fiber, or yarn.

We stock Clover bamboo needles, Knitters Pride Platina needles and interchangeable sets, and Pony Children’s needles; Clover and Boye crochet hooks; and a full line of knitting notions and supplies.   We also carry a selection of buttons for sewing and knitting.

We have tons of knitting patterns, knitting and crochet books, as well as an iPad for customers to browse Ravelry and other sites for patterns. We participate in the Ravelry Shopkeepers program, and sell a huge selection of patterns from indie designers on Ravelry.

HAPPY KNITTING & CROCHETING!

See below for the latest yarn news...

Yarns for Fall: Local and not-so-local

We’re gearing up for crisp days, fall knitting, and the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl, and that means all sorts of new yarn. We’ve brought in favorite yarns from our own backyard, and from across the Atlantic. Plus, they’re all machine washable!

Skeinny Dipping: Hand dyed right here in Woburn, we have two squisky, lovely bases: Journey Worsted and and fingering weight Merino Single. We choose subtle, complicated semisolid colors perfect for extra special sweaters.

Nice & Knit: We loved using their DK weight during our FunFunFun Shawl Knit Along, so we’ve added more lovely hand dyed skeins. Make your own generous shawl or sweet but hearty baby blanket.

Hedgehog Fibres: We are so excited to be the only shop in Massachusetts to carry Hedgehog Fibres! Their vibrant colors really need to be seen in person. We chose their cushy sock base; it’ll be perfect for super saturated wraps, gloves, and, of course, socks!

Posted on August 17th, 2015 by craftygals

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Summer Days

We can’t believe it’s August! Summer is still here and we are wringing every moment that we can from it – hope you are too! Though we are knee deep in Fall planning – new yarns, new classes, new teachers – there is still lots of crafty fun to be had in the shop this month!

Freedom Trail KAL – Join us this Friday as we launch our latest knit-a-long. Check out details right HERE>

Blueprints for Sewing Pattern Release Party - Friday, 8/7! Details HERE>

See our Classes page HERE> for September + October classes + workshops in knitting, sewing, crochet, embroidery, quilting, and more.

Posted on August 5th, 2015 by craftygals

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Me Made May Interview

The lovely and talented Janice won the JP Knit & Stitch Me Made May Instagram contest. Me Made May is a celebration of all things handmade. Crafty folks from around the world post photos of their handmade goodness throughout the month of May. We sat down with Janice to chat about her crafty life. Here are the highlights:

How did you learn to craft? I come from a long line of crafters. My mom made all my own clothes and taught me how to sew. My Grandmother sewed, crocheted, and did needlepoint. I got back into sewing and knitting when your shop opened [ed. note: that makes us happy :-)!] . My youngest daughter Ada also inspired me to sew and knit again.

What’s your crafting space like? We have lived for 8 years in our current small condo – which we love – but it did not have a dedicated crafting space. As a Christmas present my amazing husband created a sewing nook for me in our bedroom. [See photos below.] It is wonderful to be able to have sewing projects out and sit down and sew when I have the time.

As a busy working mom of three, how/when do you carve out crafting time? I knit in meetings a lot! I always have at least two projects with me, including an easy one that I can knit on without looking. [ed.note: !!!] For sewing I use weekend time. We often have a family outing in the morning and then quiet time in the afternoon and I will either cook or sew during that time.

What are your hopes and dreams around your crafting? My husband and I used to be big planners. Now we have become much more focused on the journey than the destination. I would like to be able to spend more time quilting, which requires more dedicated time than I have right now. I would like to learn to weave. I also hope to get to a point where I enjoy crafting with the kids more. [ed. note: we can totally relate to this!] It’s all about letting go of perfection – it’s very important with kids to focus on process not product.

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Posted on June 25th, 2015 by craftygals

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