October is... pink?

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? It affects SO many women! Breast Cancer Awareness has popularized the color pink for October, so let's take a look at some breast cancer awareness and pink items! Each of these pink items are available for sale online at FiberCrafty: as always, thank you for shopping and supporting FiberCrafty and our shops!

The Artful Princess

What a fun project bag (with pink accents!) Large wedge bag that is generously sized. It has a padded interior and a wrist strap. Measures  8" x 4.5" and stands 11.25" tall. $30

 

 

 


Promised Land Fibers

First cut kid mohair is airy, drapey and has that beautiful slight halo. Extremely soft and lightly hand spun, this is the perfect yarn for a shawl. Sport weight with 420 yards. This is a luxury find! $60

 

 

 


My Grandma's Garden

"Awareness" is a set of 4 stitch markers featuring the pale pink crystals, pearls and the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. Elegant while making a statement at the same time, they will fit up to a US9/5.5mm needle. $10

 

 

 


PassionKNITS Yarn

Gorgeous fingering weight yarn in a soft tonal pink with splashes of white and splatters of black and dark pink. 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% Stellina means you get sparkle, too!  463 yards, $27

 

 

 


Split Rock Ranch

Ballerina Pink combed top is a blend of 80% South American wool and 20% viscose tweed. Beautifully speckled and slightly tonal. This roving could also be used for felting. 4 ounces, $12

 

 

 

 


APLCrafts Handmade

Strawberry Smoothie - 100% merino wool in a DK weight is perfect knitting or crocheting for so many things from baby sweaters to cowls.  Soft pink is highlighted by pops of light cream. 246 yards, $23

 

 

 


Fairily Fiber Fun

Hand carded and gently textured spinning batt in pinks and oranges with a few sections of purple sparkle.  A variety of fibers are included, details in listing. Approximately 2 ounces, can also be felted.  $10

 

 

 


Sadie Spins!

Flamingo - Falkland is used to describe wool that comes from the Falkland Islands and is generally a fine wool from breeds like Merino, Polwarth, Correidale and more. This braid is 5.7 ounces. $29

 

 

 

 


Yarn and Dogs

4 ounces of vibrant pink cheviot handspun yarn in a DK weight with 200 yards. Lofty and bouncy, this is a great multi-purpose yarn. $40

 

 

 

 


Knitting Nook by Reva

Coming Up Roses - Drawstring project bag with a multitude of roses set against vibrant green leaves. Generously large size is 19" x 19" with a ribbon drawstring. Lined and with interfacing to help give it a little structure.  $24.99

 

 

 

 

 

 


Current Crafting

I don't know why necklines can cause so much trouble but they can! I am going to finish the neckline on my daughter's Julgran for the 3rd (and hopefully last!) time tonight. The first time it was too floppy, the second time I forgot to change to the correct size needles. This one should be just right!  Lucky for me, I love the yarn I'm using from Ain at PassionKNITS Yarn, so it's just more knitting. (Did I mention that I'm entering it in the State Fair? I have to drop it off by October 14! Think I'll make it?)

 

Just for fun

Do you have an InstantPot? I LOVE mine and use it all the time. One of the things I use it for is making grains like farro, rice and quinoa.  It's easy and mess free. I have found that the best way to do it is measure and wash the grain. Because the grain is wet, it contributes to the total amount of water.  I use equal amounts of water to the grain. So if I have 1 cup of rice, I use one cup of water.  Usually for brown rice I add another tablespoon or two of water. Then I pressure cook them for the following times, usually followed by a natural release. If you want to try another grain I didn't list below, do a search to get the right time and then this formula seems to work for everything!

  • Quinoa - 1 minute
  • White Rice - 4 minutes
  • Farro - 10 minutes
  • Brown Rice - 24 minutes
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