Thistledown Shoppe
Thistledown Shoppe September 30, 2008
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Aurora Spinning
What's New
Oldies and Goodies
Mountain Colors Merino Ribbon Juniper
Aurora Spinning
Aurora spinning

We are excited to have Susan join us as Aurora Spinning; authorized dealer for Schacht, Ashford, and Babe's Fiber Garden. 

She offers spinning wheels, drop spindles, spinner's tools and supplies, books, spinning fibers and instructions.   Wednesday evenings are our spinning night.  Drop by and join the rest of the area spinners. 

Visit her website and sign up for her newsletter.

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What's New

We are stocking up for the cooler weather and continue to receive new yarn, patterns, and books, along with restocking our inventory.  If you are looking for something special, feel free to ask us.   Quite often we have yarns that can be substituted for your project.


Mountain Colors has been in business for 15 years. They started in 1992 with four yarns and seven colorways. Their number of yarns has grown to 15 and they have increased their colorways to 46 luscious colors that have been inspired by the mountains, rivers and woodlands that surround them.  Melody has been after me to pick these folks up and I can see why. 

At present we are carrying their Bearfoot and Merino Ribbon.

BearfootThe Bearfoot yarn is great for socks and baby clothes.  It is soft and incredibly fun to knit.  I snagged a skein for me and am learning the Magic Loop with it.

Merino RibbonThe Merino Ribbon can be knit into vests, shawls, and scarfs.

Lana Knits Hemp
All Hemp 6

Hemp is the ultimate seasonal yarn - cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  The more it is put through the washing machine and dryer, the softer it will become.

Farmhouse Yarn - Bo Peep's Not Just For Socks Yarn

75% Merino, 25% Acrylic
Hand Dyed, American Made                                              
450 yards, 5.4 ounces
US 1-2 Needle, 7-8 stitches/inch
Machine wash gentle, tumble dry


Simply Shetland 5 

Cover of book

I love these books.  This is the fifth in the series and here are several of their patterns.

3 button wrap

Finally we have a pattern for the 3 button wrap.  I have also asked Susan to make up a pattern using a cable and border stitch for the edges.


This vest buttons in the back and front.


Perfect for the cooler weather.

Slip Stitch sweater

And either sex could wear this sweater in comfort.

Eclectic Sole book cover

This is an amazing book.  I had heard about it and went searching.  Finally was able to stock it and I am not sorry.  For those of you who want to try a different level of sock, this books has 14 patterns.

Check out some of them. 
Eclectic sole patterns

Eclectic sole sock

Knitting Outside the Lines


Oodles and oodles of patterns.  Here are a small sampling of what we received.

Crochet Shawls 
Fiber Trends Crochet Shawls and Capelets

Family socks Christmas Stocking    Baby hat and socks
 Crochet mittens   Crochet Vest
vest        vestl

Mountain Colors

Spa  Baby Sweater



 Crochet Fall 2008

Northern Dreams  Ridge Swing


We received 6 different types of sheep you may knit.  Here are three of them.

Bo Peep Sheep  Mary's Little Lamb  Sam Sheep

  Oldies and Goodies

And since it is fall, don't forget some of the patterns that are classic.


Pumpkin Hat

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Thistledown Shoppe
Fine Yarns and Notions
PO Box 52
419 N St. Joseph St.
Suttons Bay, MI  49682
231-271-YARN (9276)

The Wee Shoppe with a Big Heart

Monday through Saturday 10-6 
Sunday 12 -4

Yarn Lover's Night: every Monday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Spinning Night: every Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kathy Dawkins, Melody Jakubiak, Betsy Eike, Jillian MacLellan, and Susan Curtis

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