Well... like cats and yarn! Do you have cat? It seems like cats go hand in hand with knitters. I don't know about you but I think everything I make is about 1% cat hair! Our shop owners seem to like cats also and there are lots of cat-themed items available. Let's look at things inspired by our feline friends! As always, thank you for shopping and supporting FiberCrafty and our shops!
Cats in Hats stitch markers! Set of 5 lightweight , hand drawn stitch markers, each one unique! These will fit up to a US8/5.0mm needle. Gift wrap optional! $12.75
Miss Kitty is actually an alpaca! She has a beautiful coat and her naturally white fiber was handspun into a beautiful chunky weight yarn. 2 ply with a beautiful sheen, varying yardages available ranging from 88 to 331 yards. $22-$75
This natural Jacob batt in a beautiful gradient has nothing to do with cats BUT, it reminds me of my Siamese cat Jerry because he was these same colors. Each 60 gram batt is just over 2 ounces, hand carded from the same fleece. $15
Tiger Paws is a stunning blend of oranges and browns on a decadent fingering weight base. 50% superwash merino, 25% baby alpaca, 25%nylon is a wonderful blend and each skein has 438 yards. $30
Tiger Maple has a beautiful grain and the wood has been highly buffed to highlight it. Hand made yarn bowls are works of art as well as functional pieces and each is numbered. It measures 9" across, 5.75" across the bottom and is 4.5" high. $110
Bandid is a big ol' fiesty house cat who inspired this colorway. A perfect blend of greys, blacks and whites on a fingering weight base of 75% BFL and 25% nylon. BFL is perfect for socks or anything else where strength and softness is needed. 464 yards, $30
This drawstring bag has fabric decorated with playful kitties, a coordinating lining and a faux suede base. Generously sized to hold a 2 skein project, base measures 13"H x 8"W x 5"D. $25
A yarn kitty is a great way to keep your yarn organized and tangle free! YOu can open and close the flaps with snaps, allowing you to remove your yarn if needed, unlike bags with grommets.Bag is approximately 6" tall with a 5" diameter and will hold a 4 oz cake of DK, worsted or sock yarn. $15
This drop spindle hand burned with playful kitties has been made from Maple and Birch and polished with tung oil. A slight imperfection comes with a lower price but no reduction in functionality. $30
Handspun, marled yarn looks so much like a calico to me that I couldn't resist. 99 yards of 2 ply 100% wool. This is a bulky weight yarn. $15
What’s going on at FiberCrafty the week of 9.13.2019…
I was glad to see a few visitors at the Knitting Guild talk! Greg and I enjoyed sharing details about Elizabeth Zimmermann and what made her so special. She was such a gift to the knitting community!
Over Labor Day Weekend I made a Knitted Knocker. Have you heard of them? Knitted Knockers is a non-profit that is entirely volunteer run. They distribute knitted prosthetics for women who have had mastectomies. They are lightweight and more comfortable to wear than traditional prosthetics and last year they spent over $58k in shipping! I had been planning to make some and ran across a local woman who has a mastectomy scheduled next month. I offered to make one for her and she was really excited. I was, too! I'm glad that I can make one for someone local. They have very specific yarn requirements so if you are interested in making some, check out their website!
Just for fun
TV and knitting goes hand in hand so I thought I would share something we have done in our house when we cut the cable cord. A lot of people have headed or are heading in that direction but it raises challenges (admittedly, very much first world challenges). We tried a couple of trials with various services and ultimately settled on YouTube TV. You need a smart TV but it includes local channels, sports (which seems to be what a lot of people get stuck on) and unlimited DVR. You can also create individual profiles for family members so that everyone can have their own "library" of shows. They just raised their rate but it is still substantially less than other cable services.