November 10, 2020
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Bumpy Road, from Destination Yarns, was used in my "teaser" photo last week. And this week it is available here in the shop, and online. It is a fingering weight slub yarn, 90% superwash merino, and 10% nylon. Destination Yarns specializes in travel and location-based color themes, and these are the Hawai'i collection--perfect for a winter staycation, perhaps?
I brought in not one, but two bases from Destination Yarns, and this is Passport, an 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon blend--great for socks and more. The Hometown Collection offered some options for customizing place names to evoke our own home here in Kittitas County--we've got D&M (Coffee Shop), Winegar's (Ice Cream Shop), People's Pond (Shoreline), Ellensburg Rodeo (County Fair), Wildcat (Rustic Barn), and the Davidson Building. Other colors I chose to round out the selection are Coal Mine, Pine Forest, Community Garden, Stargazing, and Campfire. If I was choosing for myself, I don't know how I'd do it!
I will likely never stop extolling the benefits of swatching, so I wanted to share this video from Franklin Habit from his new Vlog series on YouTube. It's such a nice perspective, and one I fully embrace!
Also, if you had any trouble following the links to beginning knit and crochet resources last week, I've corrected the issue in the blog post from November 3rd.
My urgent desire to cast on for new sweaters has been tempered with the desire to make a holiday gift for my son's partner's family, where he has been living since the beginning of COVID. Making things is definitely my love language, and even though Sharon's Glamping Blanket is made with chunky yarn on US 10 needles--it's still a blanket. Enough so that I worked out the total number of rows, and the number of days remaining until I need to mail it, in order to determine how many rows per day I need to knit. (The answer is 8, which gives me a little buffer.)
I'm making the largest size, but the pattern also has instructions for a cat size (it was "written" by a cat, after all), a baby size, and a lap size. Casapinka is so thoughtful when it comes to changing up stitch patterns and colors to keep our interest! And for added camaraderie, there is a thread for the KAL in the Yarn Folk Community page at yarnfolk.com, and Casapinka runs a KAL group on Facebook. The pattern uses (in stock) Vintage Chunky, and there are drop ship options here (note that there may be color substitutions for some combos due to stock issues at the warehouse--we would confirm any changes with you).
Ohana is on deck to be the shop sample for Bumpy Road--it's an unusual yarn, so you'll want to see it knit up to appreciate it! The pattern was designed with the Hawai'i Collection colors, but a different base; however, it derives its visual and knitting interest from stitch patterns that are simple enough that they won't be overwhelmed by the slubby texture. I'm enjoying this one a lot so far!
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