Let's Make a Deal
I am so excited about my next project! Boden Girl will be such a fun sample for the Berroco Ultra Wool, which is a wonderful washable choice for kids and adults alike. The pattern is available in an adult version, too, which could be a fantastic way to combine a variegated yarn (like Malabrigo Rios) with solids.
Now, the “let’s make a deal” portion of this endeavor…I have TWO sweaters in progress, so how much do I need to get done before I start a new project?? This is a way I often entice myself to make progress on my projects: I need to finish a sleeve on this thing before I can move on to the next step of that thing. Having only one project on the needles isn’t really a viable option for me—I need to have something in progress for nearly any type of knitting opportunity: first thing in the morning, when my mind is clear; during social times when lots of conversation is happening and it’s a little harder to keep track of something complicated; late in the evening, when I might fall asleep mid-row….
In addition to sweater knitting, I made a sample for these Alaska hat kits. Combining Bella Cash in black (60% Merino, 30% Nylon, and 10% Cashmere) with Poems Sock, we’re able to get the effect of the dark outline of the trees with a colorful sky background. $31 for the pattern and yarn; add a faux fur pom for a little something extra!
Malabrigo Sock is fully restocked—so much that we stole part of the shelf allotted to Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stealer, since it will be another few weeks until they are ready to dye our next order.
And there’s a fresh stock of Baggu reusable bags, including some 3-pack gift sets!
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making Knitted Knockers is a way to tangibly support survivors. Knitted Knockers is a Bellingham-based charity that provides knitted and crocheted breast prostheses to breast cancer survivors at no charge. Following a letter to Dear Abby highlighting the program which was published in December 2016, requests for Knockers have skyrocketed. There are several versions of the pattern available here. To maintain quality control, the organization has a list of yarns that work well, and in addition to the flesh-toned range of Ultra Pima, Yarn Folk also carries Plymouth Cleo and Universal Bamboo Pop.
If you make Knitted Knockers and would like Yarn Folk to cover the cost of mailing them to Bellingham (where they are distributed free of charge to anyone who requests them), just drop them off, and I will be happy to take care of the mailing!