Newsletter 738

by Meg Strong

Tuft Woolens - Back in Stock!

Has anyone else noticed how dry your hands are now that using hand sanitizer has become an Olympic sport that we're all gonna medal in? 

We love Tuft Woolens lanolin-rich hand & body balm because it delivers loads of delightful smelling lotion right where you need it, thanks to the handy applicator. 
Organic shea and cocoa butters team with lanolin and coconut oil to condition and smooth rough patches, and beeswax keeps moisture where it belongs.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We've also restocked Tuft's fabulous Sock Soap. It works for knitwear, delicates, and favorite woolens, while also working perfectly as a regular (but high quality!) bar of soap by the sink or in the shower. Sock soap is all natural and contains lanolin which acts as a softening agent and conditions your wool and other natural fibers. No artificial surfactants or detergents are present in this soap. You can also use this as a softening body bar in the bath or shower!

Shop Tuft Woolens Hand Balm HERE!
Shop Tuft Woolens Sock Soap HERE!


A Couple of Great Suggestions for Those Amazing New Shades of Shelter!

The new, vibrant, richly saturated skein-dyed colors of Shelter that have recently joined the heathered Shelter colorways you already know and love have us revisiting a few shop favorites this week and dreaming of knitting them again in these new colors!

In their new Nature's Palette, Brooklyn Tweed combined their woolen-spun and worsted-spun production processes to bring something new to Shelter. The familiar yarn base (comprised of two plies of Wyoming-grown Targhee-Columbia fleece) is spun in New Hampshire, then sent to North Carolina where it's dyed in the skein for a whole new look.

Our Weekender sweater (shown here in Long Johns) is a wildly popular shop favorite. We love the oversized fit and truly believe it's a versatile, flattering sweater! We're particularly smitten with its overall texture, faux seams, and drop shoulder.

The Bradway Shawl - comprised of  simple garter stitch, twisted rib and a raised knit/purl combo - is, well, super squishy to wear. This one is suitable for an advanced beginner and beyond. It's soothing, repetitive and still FUN to knit! The shawl requires two skeins each of three different colors (six total) and we're dreaming of in Venezia, Puff and Klimt (see below; it's the Shelter photo with just three skeins in it). 

Shop alllll the fabulous colors of Shelter here!