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Whatever holiday it is, I got yarn, and that’s what counts.

Happy post-Christmas let-down! We’re in that limbo between Christmas and New Year’s where many of us have children to entertain for a solid week. I fear that a visit to Chuck-E-Cheese is in my near future. To take my mind … Continue reading

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A Knitter’s Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving in the USA, and I like to take this time to think about all the things for which I am grateful. The part of that I want to share with you: things I am thankful for, as a … Continue reading

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Never look gift yarn in the mouth

…or something like that. A very good friend of mine invited me to a “Yarn Riot” sale about a week before Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool. I was both working and saving my pennies for the orgy of yarn shopping I … Continue reading

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Fall getting you down? A short rumination on the moods of dyers.

Evidently a lot of independent yarn dyers are getting sad that fall is approaching. I received yarn from three clubs today.  Here they are: Now, I love grey, but this is a little uncanny, don’t you think? All three of … Continue reading

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Admit it – you would have done it too.

Today, through the power of connectivity, I bought Wollmeise while sitting on the toilet. You read that right, folks.  I bought Wollmeise while engaged in quite antisocial bodily functions, about which I will say no more, so it’s safe to … Continue reading

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WOLLMEISE!!

Whew!  I just caught a Wollmeise update at The Loopy Ewe!!  I just so happened to catch the mention on Twitter (which didn’t send a text to my phone, oddly, until well after the fact).  My first couple of choices … Continue reading

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Color me exclusive, limited time only!

As if we need more enticement to buy sock yarn, there seems to have been an explosion lately of “limited edition” hand-dyed yarns from the larger dyers.  Some companies have paired with shops to offer “exclusive” colorways (Lorna’s Laces with … Continue reading

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Is there a local chapter of YCA?

I think I’m addicted to yarn clubs.  Mostly sock yarn clubs.  I first joined a yarn club two or three years ago.  Last year I belonged to 4 or 5, some monthly, some bimonthly, some occasional.  Most are time-limited, but … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Comfort

This arrived in my mailbox today.  It’s a skein of Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering in the colorway Glimpse.  This is a very special colorway.  The amazing Sharon the Yarnista created this colorway in honor of a mutual online friend … Continue reading

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No, don’t throw me in that cashmere patch!

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed a rise in the number of cashmere-blend hand-dyed sock yarns recently.  As far as I can tell, this falls into the category of Good Things, especially since, for the most part, … Continue reading

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