It’s I Love Yarn Day

Say it Rah-shay, yaRRns By Oct 10, 2014 1 Comment

My yarn buying embargo is over, it’s my birthday month, what better way to celebrate than with YARN!

yarn stash


I Love Yarn Day is a day to celebrate fiber arts. Show people your WIPs and love for yarn.
Here is a cool video from the Craft Yarn Council about the day:


For my birthday, Effin Guy bought me yarn. We visited Finely A Knitting Party in Swarthmore and the owner Kathy was kind enough to let us shop even though her store is closed on Mondays! Here I picked up two skeins of KnitCol Trends for a Hat/Cowl combo I plan to make. I also grabbed a skein of Diversity from Plymouth Yarn for a hat. This one requires size three (3!) needles for a really cool striped slouch hat. Both are in shades of blue and I know The Bee is going to try to comma deer these, you know since her school colors are blue and white.

Effin Guy also gifted me yarn from Jo-Ann’s. We got a few shades of grey (there is a joke in there somewhere) for a DeathStar pillow. (Cue Vader’s theme!)

It’s starting to get so cold and since The Bee pinched this blanket:




I have been working on this granny ripple blanket for myself. I got the pattern from Birdlebee Willimas Designs and can be found on Ravelry. I am using safes of green and blue and trying to bust through some of the worsted weights in my stash.


Granny Ripple Afghan in progress

Granny Ripple Afghan in progress

It got like, crazy cold in the last few days and I need hats! I was talking to one of the students at Rosemont and have been looking for a ribbed knit hat that would be slouchy and Professor Facebook, in the form of my Leigh Ann, helped me find my newest pattern. I found scores of patterns which fit the bill but really love the Keaton by Shannon Cook.

Monday I will be chugging through socks. I put down the last pair I started because working the heel made me itch. My friend Amy has offered a knit in and I am going to finish a sock if it kills me.

Instead of a bigger boat I am going going to need a bigger yarn bag!

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Have fun playing with squishy yarn!


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I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.

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