Introducing: Serenity

We're so happy to introduce Serenity!

Serenity in Hippo, Freesia, Charcoal, and Saffron

Serenity in Hippo, Freesia, Charcoal, and Saffron

Serenity is a fingering weight yarn made 4 plies of of creamy white cashmere. We had it twisted just enough to create a yarn that will be more durable than many cashmere yarns, yet still unbelievably soft, and also plump and round so that every stitch pops.

We made this yarn with stitchers of all types in mind. We wanted it to be a dream to work with. (And trust me, it is. I stretched out my secret sample knit for as long as possible).

The stitch definition on this yarn is incredible.

Serenity knit.

Serenity knit.

Just look at those cables! 

Are you dyeing to try out this yarn? (We really can't help ourselves).

You'll see this yarn appearing in shops this month, just in time to start making luxuriously cozy treasures for fall and winter. We recommend keeping these for yourself, although a particularly knitworthy/crochetworthy/weaveworthy loved one would treasure whatever you make from Serenity for-ev-er. Maybe you should make two... ya know, just in case. ;)

Serenity in Hippo, Lapis, and Elephant.

Serenity in Hippo, Lapis, and Elephant.

You can find Serenity at these shops:
McKnittey.com - Online only
Amazing Threads - Maple Grove, MN
Bliss Yarns - Brentwood, TN
Knit One Purl Two - Rockford, IL
Knitting Store - Oceanside, NY
Knitting to Know Ewe - Newton, PA
Needle Tree - Greenville, SC
Spun - Ann Arbor, MI
Woolly & Co - Birmingham, IL and online
Yarn Garden - Charlotte, MI

We have more Serenity in the dye pots for Loops and Yarn Kandy, and more shops so check back for updates.

As always, you can place a special order at your local Anzula shop for any of our yarns, we will dye it just for you and send it to your LYS.

Let's dream about what we'll make. What's your favorite type of project for super special skeins? Tell me in the comments!

Living Vicariously Through Anzula Trunk Shows: Part 2

Last we met, I was expressing my jealousy over the adventures that Sabrina has on the road. Well, I'm about to do that again. This last leg of the West Coast yarn adventure has ended, but there are new dates (Which I'll list at the end in case you're too lazy to click the link) so there could be some Anzula coming your way pretty soon here.  

But in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite adventures from that last little bit. Hint: It includes Stitches West. 

January 31: To kick off this part of my slideshow of jealousy, Sabrina is taking a selfie at  Green Planet Yarn . When I'd first started dating my husband we visited Campbell, and I remember walking by after Green Planet Yarn had closed for the night, announcing that we'd have to visit the next day. He likes to tell it that I left a faceprint all the way across their windows as he dragged me away. Either way, I got a few skeins the next day, and he learned a valuable lesson—don't try and stop me when I'm intent on visiting an LYS.

January 31: To kick off this part of my slideshow of jealousy, Sabrina is taking a selfie at Green Planet Yarn. When I'd first started dating my husband we visited Campbell, and I remember walking by after Green Planet Yarn had closed for the night, announcing that we'd have to visit the next day. He likes to tell it that I left a faceprint all the way across their windows as he dragged me away. Either way, I got a few skeins the next day, and he learned a valuable lesson—don't try and stop me when I'm intent on visiting an LYS.

February 2: Nine Rubies in San Mateo was hoppin'.

February 2: Nine Rubies in San Mateo was hoppin'.

February 3: Imagiknit in San Francisco had trunks and trunks and trunks full of this gorgeous loot.

February 3: Imagiknit in San Francisco had trunks and trunks and trunks full of this gorgeous loot.

More  Imagiknit . I visited this shop before my first Giants game. So jealousy, obviously.

More Imagiknit. I visited this shop before my first Giants game. So jealousy, obviously.

February 4: When you have a yarn shop, your fancy knits can just get put out on display and tidied up as needed. When you're living the trunk-show life, you unpack, arrange a display, and then repack every sample every day. Which, just looking at these piles, I'm feeling a bit like I want to crawl into them and nap. Here they are on display at  Atelier Yarns .

February 4: When you have a yarn shop, your fancy knits can just get put out on display and tidied up as needed. When you're living the trunk-show life, you unpack, arrange a display, and then repack every sample every day. Which, just looking at these piles, I'm feeling a bit like I want to crawl into them and nap. Here they are on display at Atelier Yarns.

February 4: Sabrina is a voracious reader. I usually creep her booklist to decide what I should check out next. #fangirl #notevenashamed

February 4: Sabrina is a voracious reader. I usually creep her booklist to decide what I should check out next. #fangirl #notevenashamed

February 6: Fun Anzula history lesson: the  Grand Lake Farmers Market  was one of the original locations to buy Anzula, back when Sabrina was a one-woman show and doing everything by herself out of her kitchen. The nostalgia hit home in this selfie.

February 6: Fun Anzula history lesson: the Grand Lake Farmers Market was one of the original locations to buy Anzula, back when Sabrina was a one-woman show and doing everything by herself out of her kitchen. The nostalgia hit home in this selfie.

February 6: At  A Yarn Less Raveled , which I love on merit of a punny name. Honestly, yarn puns keep me going most days.

February 6: At A Yarn Less Raveled, which I love on merit of a punny name. Honestly, yarn puns keep me going most days.

February 7:  Avenue Yarns , and also the last stop on the tour. Also, a testament that I wasn't the only person not watching football that day.

February 7: Avenue Yarns, and also the last stop on the tour. Also, a testament that I wasn't the only person not watching football that day.

And then came Stitches West

February 18: I love  Stitches West . It's been 4 years since I last went, and every time I look at these photos of what our booth has become I get misty eyed. Freakin' gorgeous. And that's just Sabrina! 

February 18: I love Stitches West. It's been 4 years since I last went, and every time I look at these photos of what our booth has become I get misty eyed. Freakin' gorgeous. And that's just Sabrina! 

Happy yarn shoppers. Because how do you not walk around Stitches with a gigantic grin?

Happy yarn shoppers. Because how do you not walk around Stitches with a gigantic grin?

So here we come to the best part: the next round of travel dates! 

March 15
3pm, Knitique, Elk Grove, CA

March 18
11am, HeartStrings, Chico, CA

March 19
10am, Ewe Baa Street Yarns, Redding, CA

March 20
1pm, Stash, Corvallis, OR

March 22
4pm, Oregon Knitting, McMinnville, OR

March 23
4pm, Knitting Bee, Portland, OR

March 24
11am, Canvas Works, Olympia, WA

March 25
1pm, Yorkshire Yarns, Lakewood, WA

March 26
3pm, So Much Yarn, Seattle, WA

March 30
4pm, Yarn Scout, Bozeman, MT

April 1
2:30pm, Blazing Needles, Salt Lake City, UT

April 2
10am, Unraveled Sheep, Sandy, UT

Coming soon to a California LYS near you—#AnzulaTakeOver Trunk Show

Anzula is about to hit the road again—it's been a while since we've shown our home state love—and we hope to see you there! Check out our California tour dates and come see us as we take over your favorite LYS

January 19
3p  A-Major-Knitwork, Van Nuys, Ca

January 20
12p  Jennifer Knits, Los Angeles, Ca

January 21
2p  Twist Yarns of Intrigue, Manhattan Beach, Ca

January 22
3p  Alamitos Bay Yarn Co., Long Beach, Ca

January 23
1p  Yarn Del Sol, Mission Viejo, Ca

January 24
2p  Common Threads, Encinitas, Ca

January 26
2p  Yarning for You, San Marcos, Ca

January 27
3p  Wildfiber Studio, Santa Monica, Ca

January 28
4p  Anacapa Fine Yarns, Ventura, Ca

January 29
2p  The Swift Stitch, Santa Cruz, Ca

January 30
1p  Monarch Knitting, Pacific Grove, Ca

January 31
2p  Green Planet Yarns, San Jose, Ca

February 2
4p  Nine Rubies Knitting, San Mateo, Ca

February 3
2p  Imagiknit, San Francisco, Ca

February 4
3p  Atelier Yarns, San Francisco, Ca

February 5
3p  Atelier Marin, San Anselmo, Ca

February 6
1p  A Yarn Less Raveled, Danville, Ca

February 7
1p  Avenue Yarns, Albany, Ca

Not a Californian? Don't worry, we're always on the move. You can keep up with all our travels on our Events page.