Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fiber of the Week: Laurel from Schaefer Yarn Company

The specs on Laurel:

100% Mercerized Pima Cotton

8 Oz. Skein 400 Yards

Worsted Weight 4-4.5 St/Inch

Needle Size US #8

Schaefer appears to be well stocked so any special orders should go right out in a couple of days from when it is ordered. As with all specialof the week sales any special orders will be placed at the end of the sale. This is one of my wifes favorite fibers. She like it so much she used some to make a baby hat and booties for our daughter to wear in the hospital, it is that soft and nice.

NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on June 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly. All hats should be sent to:

Coveted Yarn

PO BOX 6015

Gloucester, MA 01930

Please include contact info so we can let you know if you win!!Thanks again. As always any questions can be directed to

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