The Carolina FiberFest released the Craft Along 2020 patterns! Even if you won't attend the festival, these are great patterns and you should check them out! My podcast cohost, Greg, released the knit Tiger Owl Cowl. And the crochet pattern, Unexpectedly Angular, was released by Connie Lee Lynch. I have made both and they are fantastic! They will only be free until just after the festival.
This week let's just look at a random selection of listings. As always, thanks for supporting FiberCrafty and our shops!
Knit KnackedBeautiful interchangeable crochet hook set. Hand turned wooden handle comes with 3 sizes of hooks I/9.0mm, J/10.0mm and K/10.5mm. Hooks are inline aluminum with a chrome finish. $35
Merlot - 80% superwash merino wool and 20% silk yarn has just the right touch of luxury to add softness, shine and drape. Brilliant tonal purple provides a perfectly eye catching color. Fingering weight 400 yards. $30
Neopolitan - a perfectly soft palette of cream, muted pink and gentle brown. 4 ounces of mixed wools sourced from farms in Pennsylvania with a micron count of 24. Easy to spin and one of a kind. $18
Zesty red, oranges and yellows are complemented with pops of green in this expertly handspun yarn. Blue Faced Leicester wool in a sport weight with a generous 594 yards. 2 skeins. This is soft and luxurious but still offers strength. $69.90
Autumn Days - Karen's artwork is breathtaking and they are all made by needle felting! They range from 3d designs to "flat" portraits like this one. An autumn tree with leaves cascading down and a row of pumpkins. Unframed, measures about 5"x7". $55
18% Merino and 82% Tencel are milled together without blending and the end result is a stripey roving. Spins into a grey yarn and could even be overdyed! Sold by the ounce. $3.50
Morchella - Gorgeous warm mushroom-brown fingering weight yarn. A base of 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon, this is versatile for just about any use and a lovely neutral that could be paired easily. 463 yards. $25
Magnetic Shawl Pin - These amazing brooches are help keep your shawl in place without damaging the fabric. Extremely strong magnets will work through 2 layers of fabric. Also a wonderful gift to give with a handknit. Lots of styles available. $12
Well, I think I have recovered from my missed State Fair deadline. Last week we also had a crazy week (out of town guests, birthday celebrations, etc) and in addition to my knitting setbacks, I didn't have much time to start back on the sleeves. I finally did though and am making progress!
Just for fun
A few years ago I saw this idea that I just haven't been able to get out of my mind. In the fall when yards get aerated, the holes are just the right size and depth for crocus bulbs. If you run around and poke bulbs down, they should grow into a crocus lawn in the spring. I have yet to actually try this but I love the idea of it!