Saturday, August 10, 2013

Farmer's market season is underway and Knit on Pearl is proud to offer a weekly "Fresh Produce" Special from 9-11am!  This week, we have Shibui sock yarn and Shibui Staccato at 25%.  Come by to get yours!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Can it really be the middle of July?

Jackson is beautiful in the summer.  Well, Jackson is beautiful any time really.  I love to hear all about where people come from when they are visiting the shop.  It's like traveling the country through a knitters eyes.  I'm from northern Michigan and miss the Great Lakes but the cool Jackson evenings trump the longing to hear the waves.  My papa said it was in the 90's the other day and it cooled off the the mid 80's that night.  Yikes!  Just sounds miserable. 

I'm about to solar dye a few skeins of  yarn out on the shops front porch.  It's been warm but not as sunny as I need it to be.  Today's colors are Kiwi, Iris, Intense Blue and Aqua Marine.  I use wide mouth mason jars and the yarn turns out looking kettle dyed with the monochromatic variegation.  Pretty and goes fast! In one batch I had dyed the basic red and it turned out more pinkish with hues of deep coral. I fell in love with it so I just finished knitting this to go with the dress I'm wearing to my little brother's (in-law) wedding next month.  I just need to block it and done!  It turned out stunning.

We received a shipment of yarn from Mountain Meadow Wool out of Buffalo WY,  last week.  I ordered some of their Dubois fingering weight and put them in kits with a pattern rightly named Grand Teton Shawl. Kelly, an employee, fiber lover, ER nurse and extreme knitter, is knitting up the shop sample right now.  She hesitated at first wondering how the colors would pool but she totally fell in love with it.  I'll be sure to post a picture once she's finished. 

Things here at the shop are going great. Our weekly knitting socials (every Thursday 5:30-7:30) are a big hit this summer with knitters from all over the country coming to sit and knit for a spell.  I love it!  I love hearing about their local knit shops, different yarns and seeing all the great projects.  Super inspiring.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fourth of July!

Greetings Knit on Pearlers! 

We are in a bit of a heat wave here in Jackson but the mountains sure are beautiful this time of year.  The one thing I always look forward to are the cool evenings and my many knitting projects. 

Knit on Pearl will be open 12-3 on Thursday, July 4th and we are canceling our knitting social that evening.  Get out there and celebrate Independence Day Jackson style.  Stay safe, wear sunscreen and don't forget to knit in public! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Raven Ridge Fiber Arts.....Lambent

Late last season a lovely woman from Montana stopped in and dropped off information on her hand-painted fiber.  I love fingering weight yarn and her Lambent, 437 yards 50% merino 50% silk fingering weight, caught my eye.  We decided to bring in a few skeins late in the fall.
This fiber's beauty is truly brought out in her dyeing.  She has such an eye for combining colors and rightly naming them things like Mountain Bluebird, Sage Meadows, Indian Paintbrush, Aspen Bark and Zinnias from the Market.  We just received an order of 36 skeins and in one day we sold 11!  I am working on a shawl called Cilantro ( and am enjoying every stitch of this dreamy yarn. 
We will, undoubtedly, be ordering more of this yarn as we are in full swing of tourist season.  This is a special yarn that you can't find everywhere.  We get knitters in everyday that ask what we have that is local.  Although Raven Ridge is not technically "local", I still eagerly point out this hard to find yarn since it only comes from 6 beautiful hours away. 
Bottom line, this is a wonderful mixed fiber beautifully dyed regionally and cost less than a silly Jackson Hole sweatshirt.  Lambent would really be your perfect souvenir from the Tetons!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A yarn called Jackson

When I discovered Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Buffalo WY, I knew it would be love.  We started carrying their mountain merino wool rightly named Jackson.  This yarn is dreamy.  It has that beautiful hand that natural spun yarn should have.  I can only describe it as "squishy".  It has excellent stitch definition for a natural spun, and the hand paint doesn't seem to be pooling anything horrible.  I've knit a few accesories out of it since one skein of 262 yards will do a hat and matching "Luna Lover" fingerless mitts all for $18.  Right?  A skein of yarn that is ranched in WY, milled in WY and dyed in WY all at an affordable price.  I call that a win.
I am now onto a top-down cardigan in colorway Night.  It's a beautiful mix of deep purple, wine, chocolate, a touch of blue, topaz and green.  This colorway just reminds me of camping down on the Greys River just south of Jackson.  I'm knitting in seed stitch on the shoulders and sleeves just to give what would be a boring knit, some life. 
Bottom line:

I love this yarn. 
I love this small company.
and I want to knit everything in it!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Did someone say SALE?

Ramblings of a fiber-holic.  Here I am setting up for the SALE that starts tomorrow and you should see the pile of yarn and "things" I have already to be added to my stash.  Super excited to knit some string bags, wear those mittens (this winter) and nab a few killer deals!  and you?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Spring Sale!

Our SPRING SALE is this week!  Come on in Thurs-Fri-Sat and enjoy 15-50% off storewide!  Yarn, needles, books and notions!  See you soon!

M-F 10-6
Sat 10-5
closed sundays