Wednesday, January 30, 2019


New colours of Manos Serpentina arrived today.
Handspun from handpainted merino tops, Serpentina is a truly artisanal product. Each skein is unique, and the colors are totally random -- they will not stack or pool. The ultra-soft superwash merino in a quick-knit gauge calls for next-to-the-skin wear like cowls and hats.   
We've named each colorway of Serpentina after an accomplished woman in history, whether she's made headway in the arts, education, navigation, human rights, medicine, and on. 
Joan of Arc
Rigoberta Menchú
Georgia O'Keefe
Gabriela Mistral 

This easy to make shawl takes 2 balls of Serpentina. The pattern is free on Ravelry.

Churchmouse Yarns used one skein for this easy hat. The pattern is free on Ravelry.
Here’s a simple hat that’s all about the gorgeous yarn. With the subtlest of details and simplest of shapes, the Minimalist Hat is all about the way you feel when you wear it. Its clean lines—no visible edging treatment, no cuff, and nearly no visible shaping—are perfect for sublimely soft, squishy yarns that produce dense, delicious fabric. It just feels good. 
It’s designed in three gauges: worsted, heavy-worsted and chunky weight; and with two lengths for more or less slouch. 
We have knit seven (yes seven!) different versions of this wonderfully versatile hat from one single spectacular pattern!
There is a free pattern for these fun mittens.

This is a pattern you can purchase on Ravelry. The cowl takes 2 skeins and the Infinity Scarf takes 4.
We received a text from Honduras this morning. Beth and I sent back very different messages.

This was the text this afternoon. Beth and I might have a brother or brothers when dad arrives home Friday night 😉.

1 comment:

Sally said...

Little boys were a wonderful invention. I hope you get some.