My Halloween countdown yarn continues to be full of fun surprises 🙂 The latest 8 mini-skeins of 31 Days of Haunted America from Fangirl Fibers are based on (l-r) Whaley House in San Diego, CA; Bodie, CA; The Biltmore Estate, Asheville SC; Oxford Saloon, Snohomish WA; Beast of Bray Road, Elkhorn WI; Eastern State Penitentiary,… Continue reading Countdown to Halloween – Week 3
I’ve had another lovely week of surprises in my Halloween yarn countdowns 🙂 I managed to keep the 31 Days of Haunted America miniskeins in order this week! They are (l-r) Dudleytown, CT; Willows Weep House; Union Cemetery, Easton, CT; Clown Motel (enough said); Lake Lanier, GA; The Old Jail, St. Augustine, FL; and Stanley… Continue reading Countdown to Halloween – Week 2!
It’s October, and for me that means Halloween yarn countdowns! I scaled it way back this year – 1 daily miniskein countdown and my Mom kindly gifted me a weekly small project one. Both are from Fangirl Fibers. I’m really enjoying both 🙂 Week 1 of the daily countdown, themed 31 Days of Haunted America!… Continue reading Counting Down to Halloween
Over the weekend I got my autumn mystery box from the awesome Alissa at Chestnut Hills Studio! Along with the yarn and stitch markers (bigger pics a little later) the box also contained an interesting writeup on Halloween and harvest history and lore, two packs of pumpkin spice instant coffee (my Mom absconded with one… Continue reading Spooky Mail Time!
Do you have a special Mom in your life who likes yarn and/or roses? (It counts if you are the Mom in question!) If so, check out the Wool & Roses Mother’s Day Mystery box from Chestnut Hills Farm and Fiber . Chestnut Hills is a new seasonal yarn mystery box company from Alissa of… Continue reading Yarn and Roses
Just in case you aren’t following Alissa Head of Headknits (and if not, why not?) she is launching a new side gig creating quarterly mystery yarn boxes! You can read all about it on her blog. It looks like a great theme, and she has some exciting items lined up!
Yup – another online yarn tasting! Hill Country Weavers were again the hostesses with the mostest, and this time the yarn brand was Sandnes Garn. This is a Norwegian yarn brand that is now available in the US through a distributer, Mother Knitter. The tasting kits came with samples of 6 yarns, tags for labeling… Continue reading Mmm – mmm! Tasty Yarn
There are not a lot of options for local yarn here in Alaska, though that is starting to change. One of the big factors in the change is Coyote Trail. The owner started the mill a few years ago as a retirement project. Before her startup, local wool producers did not have any in-state options… Continue reading Its’s Raining Yarn: Coyote Trail Farm and Fiber Mill
Having had such a good time at the last yarn tasting I participated in, I went poking around for some more and found out that Berroco also has one going right now. Our kits arrived in short order, and we got into them! The top two yarns are Remix Light and Summer Sesame, the middle… Continue reading Yarn Tasting #2