Monthly Archives: December 2019

  • Winter-inspired wool, yarn, and notions

    Well, a cold front moved through and I have seen quite a few pictures of snowy parts of the country so I would say it is just about Winter! In spirit if not by the calendar. This week let's look at some wintry-inspired items!

     

    Spin Me a Yarn

    Spin Me a Yarn

    Ocean Storm - well, this one isn't inspired by Winter but the colors are just perfect! Icy Blue and pale gray Rambouillet combed top, which is as soft as merino and pleasure to spin. 4 ounces $20

     

     

     


     

    PassionKNITS Yarn

    Winter Blues - Twinkle Toes fingering weight base is a bend of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon with 463 yards per skein. A beautiful soft blue and grey makes a perfect combo!  $25

     

     

     

     


     

    The Girl Who Crafted

    Game of Thrones Collection: Wolves of Winter - A variegated grey-blue, grey, and white colorway on Northern Lights Sock, a blend of 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% Stellina in a 2 ply fingering weight yarn. There are 438 yards per skein.  $28

     

     

     

     


     

    Yank Your Yarn

    Yank Your Yarn

    GoT Fans - you know who you are. These black and silver wire stitch markers are hand twisted and have an irridescent metallic bead. Snag free. Set of 10 stitch markers fits needles up to size US10/6mm. $9

     

     

     


     

    Hecker Wool Works

    Hecker Wool Works

    Black Icelandic Lamb Combed Top -  2 ounces of very soft fiber lovingly hand combed by Cody. Hand processed thel - which rivals cashmere in softness - has a staple length of 3-4 inches and is lustrous and airy. This combed top will spin into a beautiful yarn. $4

     

     

     

     


     

    Current Crafting

    My goodness the last few weeks of this year seem to be flying! I am still battling tendonitis which has really limited my knitting. It's going on 2 months now and it's frustrating, I really miss making. I've managed to knit here and there for small amounts of time but no where near what I usually do.

    Just for fun

    For the last few years, Google has released a short video called The Year in Search. It's a snapshot of what the world searched for online and I have found them to be very moving. This year is no different. 

  • Potpourri of yarn and fiber

    I think it is time for a random newsletter featuring some new listings.

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    The Spun Bunny

    The Spun Bunny

    Lace weight kid mohair silk yarn is such a popular way to enhance a fabric by holding double with another yarn. Of course it is beautiful by itself, too! 72% super kid mohair, 28% silk and 459 yards per 2 ounce skein. $20

     

     

     

     


     

    Southern Angora Rabbitry

    Southern Angora Rabbitry

    Gorgeous fiber batt made from 75% merino 23 micron and 25% wisps of sari silk in a variety of colors. Total weight is 4.2 ounces. $20

     

     

     

     


     

    1000 Stars Designs

    1000 Stars Designs

    This interchangeable needle set case is beautiful with a black and white bee fabric. It has 2 rows of pockets, the back wider for cables. It has a flap to cover the needles, a zippered pocket for little stuff and a magnetic snap closure to keep it all tidy.  $35

     

     

     

     


     

    Dusty Tree Dyeworks

    Dusty Tree Dyeworks

    There are so many gorgeous 3 color projects available right now and this set of yarn would be perfect! 3 skeins of non-superwash, woolen spun merino sourced and processed in the US. 360 yards each (100 grams) for a total of 1,080 (300 grams). 2 ply heavy fingering weight. $72

     

     

     


     

    Serenity Artisans Gifts

    Serenity Artisans Gifts

    Set of 5 good mantra stitch markers to help keep you on track.  All have smooth, non-snag surfaces and fits up to a US 10/6mm needle. Other word sets available. $14.95

     

     

     

     


     

    Sweeda TreatsSweeda Treats

    Pastel rainbow rolags look so fun to spin! These are a blend of non-superwash merino and Angelina fiber for a total of 4 ounces. 6 rolags. $32

     

     

     


    Current Crafting

    My tendonitis is improving but still a little sore. I unknit an entire sweater last week... it was one I made my husband years ago and he never wore it. I decided the task would let me play with yarn and be less aggravating to my elbow.  And now I have a sweater's quantity of yarn! I also only have about half a sleeve left on the Julgran!

    Just for fun

    Every year we make multiple batches of these Peppered Pecans because they are SO good and very easy. These make a wonderful gift, too!

    Peppered Pecans

    3 T. butter 3 c. pecan halves 1/2 t. garlic powder 1 1/2 t. hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco 1/2 t. seasoned salt, such as Lawry's

    Preheat over to 250 degrees.

    Place butter in a 2 c. microwavable dish and cover with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted.

    Meanwhile, place pecans in a single layer in a 9 x 13" baking dish. Set Aside.

    Remove butter from microwave and stir in garlic powder, hot sauce and seasoned salt.

    Drizzle butter mixture over pecans and stir to coat. Bake uncovered, stirring every 20 minutes, for 1 hour or until the pecans are crisp. Remove them from the over and cool to room temperature.

    Store in airtight containers, gift tins or zipper top bags at room temperature up to 1 month. Makes 3 cups.

    Pam's Notes: I use Texas Pete instead of Tabasco. I really like Frank's but I don't think it keeps the spiciness for some reason after it is baked. I also use a tablespoon of hot sauce. We usually triple this for gift giving.

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