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  • 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.

    As always, thanks for supporting FiberCrafty and our shops!

    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.

  • Black Friday Deals on Yarn, Fiber, Notions and More at FiberCrafty!

    It's here! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals all rolled up into one newsletter.  This one is all business with just the details you need.

    As you browse,, remember that all of the shops on FiberCrafty are small businesses run out of homes or farms and we thank you for your support. Every sale is significant!

    Wishing you a leisurely weekend of crafting and sending you thanks for your support!

    APLCrafts Handmade

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    Cords and Cobwebs 

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    Southern Angora Rabbitry

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  • It's a sparkly time of year (for yarn and fiber!)

    How do you feel about sparkle? Some people love it (like me!) and some don't. It certainly adds a fun flair to a project. Since we are getting ready to enter a sparkly time of year, let's explore some of the sparkly items available on FiberCrafty!

    As always, thanks for supporting FiberCrafty and our shops!

    Pixie Knit Designs

    Pixie Knit Designs

    Modern Renaissance Bitty Batts is a collection of coordinating mini batts that will make a fun spinning project! Hand carded with a variety of fiber including Polwarth, organic Polwarth, tussah silk, silk noil, and firestar sparkle for a total of 2.8 ounces. $15.40

     

     

     

     


     

    Cedar Trace Fibers

    Cedar Trace Fibers

    Space Traveler is a funky colorway that is mostly black with pops of neon green, blue and purple! A delightfully sparkly base plays well into the idea of space. Fingering weight yarn with 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% Lurex. 437 yards. $20

     

     

     

     


     

    PassionKNITS yarn

    PassionKNITS Yarn

    Black Diamond sounds so exotic! A tonal charcoal grey base made with 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% Stellina means this is not only full of sparkly but also luxurious softness. Fingering weight with 420 yards. $30

     

     

     

     


     

    Promised Land Fibers

    Promised Land Fibers

    This fiber blend sounds so dreamy - it is pin drafted roving made from 50% Rambouillet (as soft as merino), 40% Cashmere and 10% Firestar!  Firestar is so fine it basically blends into the fiber and just gives it an incredible shimmer. 4 ounces. $14

     

     

     


     

    APL Crafts Handmade

    APLCrafts Handmade

    Raspberry Ice is a bright and happy colorway featuring tonal fuchsia with sections of contrasting white. Fingering weight yarn with 75% superwash merino, 20% nylon and 5% Lurex with 437 yards. $24

     

     

     

     


     

    Yank Your YarnYank Your Yarn

    Set of 3 charming progress keepers with fancy crystals dangling in 3 different colors. This will certainly add some sparkle to your project! Lobster clasps allow you to move these as needed. $9

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Current Crafting

    My elbow seems to be feeling better but I am still trying not to overdo it. My daughter really wants her Julgran sweater for the holidays and I'm so close to being done so I am working on that when I can. How can I say no?

    Just for fun

    We love Asian food and I recently found a quick stir fry sauce that is SO easy and good. I almost always have the ingredients on hand and this makes a quick dinner. If you like it, you can double it and use it again in the following week. It calls for 1/2 cup chicken broth but because my daughter is vegetarian I use vegetable broth or even water.

    We usually cook some rice noodles and mix them with broccoli, almonds and the sauce then top with chicken or shrimp (I only leave those out for the vegetarian). It would be wonderful with loads of sauteed veggies, too! I hope that you enjoy it.

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