Let’s cut to the chase! Tanis Fiber Arts arrived late last week:
Blue Label Merino-Nylon sock-weight! In “Seabreeze”, “Teal”, “Lemongrass”, “Shadow”, “Royal Flush”, and “Lilac”!
Purple-Label Cashmere sock! In “Buttercup”, “Sand”, “Garnet”, “Deep Sea”, “Truffle”, and “Charcoal”!
Pink Label Merino Lace! In “Iris”, “Dove”, and “Lucky Penny”!
And Green Label Aran! In “Sand”, “Atlantic”, “Poppy”, “Chris Gray”, and “Charcoal”!
As Tanis recently mentioned on her blog, she has severely cut back on the number of retailers she is supplying with yarn, which means we’ll no longer be receiving shipments of her lovely yarn, so this is your last chance to squeeze it in-store! (and I have a feeling these skeins aren’t going to stick around for very long!)…
Snapdragon Set kits! This kit contains the patterns for Ysolda Teague‘s lovely Snapdragon Tam and the Snapdragon Mittens (flip-top style!) with two skeins of Indigodragonfly‘s Superwash Merino Worsted yarn, in “What the Hay?!” as shown, or “Don’t Blink” blue-gray or “Don’t You Have An Elsewhere to Be?” purple.
Two skeins is enough yarn for a hat and mitten set. This hat was a delight to knit – the chart is a bit intimidating at first glance, but is well-formatted with clear indicators for when the beginning of the round changes position, and numbers in the middle of a series of stitches which indicate how many stitches are in the series (like a stretch of eight purls has an “8″ in the middle – no more counting tiny boxes! Pure genius!). I was really impressed with this pattern while I was knitting it, and I can’t wait to cast-on the mitts.
Speaking of mitts…
Our last Stranded Colourwork Mittens KAL meetup was on Sunday, and here are my resulting Fiddlehead Mittens! I loved knitting these the second time around, the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light has a nice soft fuzz to it that helps the stitches grip each other and form a very cohesive fabric…
So I’ve decided to make up yarn packs! This isn’t quite a kit, because the pattern will be sold separately (because I know so many of you already have it downloaded from Ravelry!), but it does include the main colour and five mini balls, one for each contrast colour, plus a ball of finer yarn for the liner. Presto! Add it to your Christmas list.
And there’s been a change to our upcoming schedule: this Saturday’s Mixed Media Felting has been changed to a Felting Free-for-all, a great opportunity to a) learn how to needlefelt, b) experiment with mixed media felting, and/or c) finish up some felted holiday decorations or work on Christmas gifts! More info on the event page here: