On March 11th from 5-7, we’ll be “tasting” Wonderland Yarns’, Cheshire Cat, a sock yarn spun in the U.S. and hand-dyed by Frabjous Fibers in Brattleboro, Vermont. With generous yardage (512 yards) and a reasonable price ($24), this makes a great yarn for longer socks or shawl projects. There will be door prizes and a judging of our “Thought Bubble” contest–the winner of which will receive a goodie bag. If you missed the thought bubble contest, check out the blog on our website Love.Yarn.Shop. Join us!
While awaiting my order from Round Mountain Fibers, I’ll be featuring them at the Yarn Tasting on February 12th. Hand dyed in Brattleboro, Vermont, these superwash merino yarns are scrumptious. You’ll particularly enjoy the fingering weight colorway, Kestrel. Join us from 5-7 for nibbles and sips and a great feeling yarn.
So much knitting! So little time! With inventory and end-of-year tasks, it has been difficult to get knitting done. I promised to have my pattern ready for Sunday to give away at the North Country Fiber Forum gathering and it is done! We are knitting red hats for Heart Awareness Month–February–and I have two recent patterns, matching mother/baby sets in honor of the birth of Casey’s baby girl, Haley. You can find them at my KISSpatterns Etsy shop. I made the adult version with Peace Fleece’s Amaranth. Love their yarn. Love their story. The baby version is knit with Kraemer’s Perfection. Love their yarn. Love their story.
Maybe everyone else already knew that Roquefort was made from ewe’s milk, but it took a tea towel to inform me. I was in Mark’s and Spencer’s in Southampton, England, when my eye was caught by a blue sheep on a tea towel (I have a weakness for tea towels and sheep, so I made a bee-line for the linens). The title was Roquefort, which further intriqued me, as I love blue cheeses. I knew about goat cheese and, of course, cheeses made from cow’s milk. Why didn’t I know Roquefort, and other cheeses, were made from sheep’s milk? Apparently references to Roquefort date back to 79 AD, though the tea towel says “depuis 1875.” It goes on to tell us that the sheep’s cheese is naturally aged in caves. Needless to say, I bought all the towels they had, and have them for sale in the shop!
What a night to be in Bethlehem! From 5-7, at Love.Yarn.Shop. you can take a Christmas Ornament Class with Casey, sign up for Secret Santa Swap, and swing in to nibble, sip, and say “hi.” You’ll want to visit WREN to see the new gallery exhibit, Clay and Rock by Alison Dodd and Andrew Hepburn. At 7:00 it’s off to the Colonial Theatre for the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
The slip-stitch stash hats that the North Country Fiber Forum women have knit are heading to Burch House just in time for the cold snap we’re experiencing in the North Country. Thank you to all who participated in this project. I’m sure these hand-knit hats will bring comfort, as well as warmth, to the wearer.