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Thursday, October 27, 2016


Churchmouse Yarns knit their new pattern, Fair Winds Beanie and Scarf (purchase the pattern on Ravelry) in Woolstok from Blue Sky Alpacas. The wind was howling at our house this morning and the scarf and beanie would have been great.
This nautical blessing describes that happy confluence of good fortune and the good sense to go with the flow. The simple braid pattern on the scarf has cable twists on alternating sides for complete reversibility. The cables on the cap converge neatly at the crest. Both promise smooth sailing!

Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok is strong and sturdy and gently plied. Shows off pattern and texture in crisp relief, making it an ideal yarn for these warm cabled accessories. Surprisingly soft, lofty and light - you can almost feel the lanolin in this select 100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool. A wonderfully expansive palette of twenty-one colors inspired by the craggy, unspoiled terrain of Peru.

Beanie is knit in the round; scarf is knit flat. Instructions for both are given in text format, with charts for following cable patterns.
You'll need 2 skeins for the hat and 6 skeins for the scarf (8 skeins for a set).
We have a good selection of Woolstok with more arriving next week.

A customer was in earlier today looking for a knitting bag. I suggested that she take a look at ZigZag Stitches. Catherine has an Etsy store with many great designs and fabrics. These bags are made in Canada so the shipping time is quick. And you are paying in Canadian dollars.
Formerly known as my "sock project size", the generous dimensions of this bag will hold a project such as socks, mittens, a hat, a scarf, or a baby sweater. Knitting needles up to 11 inches long (28 cm) will fit. It's also great for carrying toiletries, small toys, or baby items. The handle/strap is long enough to carry over the arm as a wristlet.
 Lynn has a few different bags and is very happy with the quality.
A Boxy Bag is great for storing and transporting small knitting or craft projects, cosmetics, small toys, or baby items. Knitting needles or crochet hooks up to 8 inches long (20 cm) will fit. Enough yarn for a pair of socks, and double pointed or circular needles fit perfectly. The handle/strap is long enough to carry over the arm as a wristlet.
Take your small knitting or crochet project out in style in this handy drawstring bag. It's a lot cuter than a plastic bag! Socks, mittens, or any one-skein project will fit. My drawstring bags have a padded lining to protect your knitting needles and help prevent them from poking through the fabric. The bag will stand on its own, even when empty.
You can keep the yarn in the bag and hang the bag on your wrist while knitting. This is perfect for commuter knitting, for showing off at your knit night, or for keeping your knitting projects organized at home. The drawstring with a cord-lock holds the bag closed.
Clue 2 was started last night. Beth had to pause Survivor while I was picking up stitches along the I-Cord but we're on track and ready to go. I don't want to complain but the rows are getting very long :)

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