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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Malabrigo Rasta

The Rasta basket overflow-eth! I realize that we are not yet in holiday knitting crunch-mode, but this yarn deserves some love. The colors are amazing, the texture is so soft and silky, and it knits up so quickly! Malabrigo knows what they are doing.
There is some talk of snow in the city next week, and the mountains are already white. If you grab a skein of Rasta today, you'll have a scarf or cowl by the weekend. Then you'll be already for whatever chill and frost we might see.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Eye Candy

Take a gander at this stunning Alleunmer cowl, knit up with five skein of Swans Island All American Sport. The pattern is part of Ysolda Teague's most recent ebook, Knitworthy 3, available for purchase on Ravelry. The yarn is really something. The subtle color shifts are best-appreciated in person. See you soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Giving Thanks!

Thank you to all of you wonderful knitters, crocheters, and fiber enthusiasts who love our little shop. We hope you can all find a little quiet knitting time this holiday season.