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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Living in this Orange Sweater

So, I don't know about you all, but I am pretty much living in the same limited range of clothing right now. My daughter is calling my daytime sweatpants my "pandemic day pants," and I have been mostly been cycling through different versions of PJs with layers depending on how chilly it is. But this sweater has been with me since that surprising snow storm that graced us that first weird weekend before we knew what was coming.
This orange Felix Pullover is like a cozy hug on our chilly mornings, and it's light as a feather. I love the color that our sweet Melissa helped me choose. It's nice and cheerful, but still heathered and interesting. My dear friend made one in the loveliest of deep bottle greens, which she is also pairing with sweatpants.
The pattern is an easy knit by a fabulous designer, and my size large only used 8 balls of Lopi, which we have in lots of great shades. Just give Sally a call at the shop between 11 and 1 during the week or email her anytime to find out what we have in stock.

The design was so popular, the designer released a cardigan version, which I am pretty sure I need to make next. I'll definitely need to choose a color that goes with my pandemic day pants.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Pic borrowed from Rav pattern page.

Sally is thinking about making this cardigan in this yarn.

It's the Ginny cardigan from Andrea Mowry in Harrisville Designs nightshades, a gorgeous black Cormo base with a colored wool for a really cool and subtle tweedy effect.You will love this yarn, I promise. And we have all of the shades! Give us a call if you are thinking this yarn (and maybe this sweater) are for you.

I brought some of this home awhile back with a few possible plans, but now that I see that shawl collar, I think I might be sold on Ginny, too!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Still Yarning! Let's Make Blankets!

Friends! We will be available all week from 11AM - 1PM to take calls in the shop and pack up orders. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and shown us love. We cannot thank you enough!

We can mail yarn to you or deliver it on your doorstep (if you are close) or arrange a curb-side delivery. How about some ideas?

All of this Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica has us dreaming of blankets. Maybe this Library Blanket from Purl Soho?
Pic borrowed from Purl Soho.
So much freedom to make it just the way you like it. If you run out of one color, just sub in another and it will still be perfect.

Speaking of blankets, we have so much Noro for you to blanket your little heart out.

Our Noromania Blanket is amazing, especially with this beautiful neutral as one of the shades. You can't really go wrong here.

Emily designed a log cabin Noro blanket, too. Check out her Cabin Fever Blanket in Noro Kureopatora

Thank you for all of your orders! Email us at or call us at 503.288.4568 between 11AM and 1PM Monday through Friday this week. We can't wait to see you all in the shop again soon, but we are so grateful for all of your support!