Birdies Yarn Bulky Organic Cotton in Koi

Birdies Knits Bulky Weight Yarn Review

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A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. A surprise snow this morning became the perfect backdrop for a still shot of “Snow Gazer” after wearing it nigh an hour of hiking through the snow with Puddles. I’m a bulky weight yarn convert! With bulky yarn and “large” needles, I knit a cowl in just a couple of knitting sessions and the headband in just a few hours!! The amazing colors in today’s yarn review are hand dyed by BirdieKnits, a woman with an incredible eye for color and a customer focused business sense. Gauge Summary US 10/ 6mm …

Mora Cast On

Luxury in Fiber

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Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! Luxury yarn deserves pie, especially when knitting on Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving… Puddles and I are so thankful for each one of you! A luxury fiber like none other! Are you ready to have your fingers and FOs spoiled? Then this is the yarn for you! My Gauge Results Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Swatches fresh off the needles awaiting info gathering before a dive into the bath and block. Mora worked well on a variety of needle sizes! For the particular pattern I designed for the Malabrigo …

River Run Farm and Macy

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Buckaroo Puddles sez: remember human your job is to stand there and smile regardless of what’s going on around you. Can you do it? I did my job! Buckaroo Puddles sez: remember human your job is to stand there and smile regardless of what’s going on around you. Can you do it? I did my job! River Run Farm River Run Farm Macy sez: I will nibble your arm if you stop whispering sweet affirmations to me! Macy sez: I will nibble your arm if you stop whispering sweet affirmations to me! Thanks so much, Helen & Bob… and Macy too 😊. Find River Run Farm at 2130 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604 in the heart of Valle Crucis. …

Hurricane Watch color

Hurricane Harvey Irma Relief

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Thankfully all the trees fell parallel to the house! To that end, this blog is dedicated to 3 opportunities. I’ve long supported Samaritan’s Purse (headquartered in the next town over) – they have an excellent infrastructure in place for getting resources where they need to be. If you’d like to donate to a relief organization, it’s a great one to check out. They have teams already working in the Caribbean and Florida. If you want to see a documentary of their relief in action, check out “Facing Darkness” – a documentary on their work in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. It’s available on netflix and amazon, as well as DVD, and will give you an insight into how …

hoedown prize

Into the Dyebath with Ewe2Yarn

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Trudy’s Instagram account captivated me from first glance. After many moons of enjoying her hand dyed yarn eye candy, I wanted to know more and discovered she’s eco! Trudy graciously granted an interview… as well as a Hoedown Showdown prize! Howdy, Trudy 🙂 Howdy, Trudy 🙂 “90 percent below the surface” on BFL, DK weight. I love her whole Iceberg series! “90 percent below the surface” on BFL, DK weight. I love her whole Iceberg series! from Trudy’s Instagram feed. from Trudy’s Instagram feed. “Maples” on Merino / Nylon “Maples” on Merino / Nylon from Trudy’s Instagram feed – yarn show. from Trudy’s Instagram feed – yarn show. Trudy’s metalwork! Twig inspired shawl pins perfect for your knitting! Trudy’s metalwork! …

swatching Misti Alpaca

Best of Nature Organic Cotton

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Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” on US 7 washed / blocked Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” on US 7 washed / blocked Best of Nature Organic Cotton skein wrapper Best of Nature Organic Cotton skein wrapper Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Swatching Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Swatching Misti Alpaca BC03 “Violet Flower” Misti Alpaca BC02 “Rich Earth” Misti Alpaca BC02 “Rich Earth” Special thanks to my friends at www.loveknitting.com who provided the yarn sample for this blog review. Find your skein here: loveknitting.com. The package arrived beautifully wrapped in an opaque bag, making it like opening a gift!

Marcela

Chilean Spice and Indie Nice

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With the indiesunite month of Instagram prompts just coming to an end, I wanted to continue the indie love so I decided to interview one of my favorite Instagram friends, co-indie Marcela Chang Rojas! She graciously agreed and even threw in a give-a-way to celebrate a her newest release (more on that below). I first met Marcela in the Indie Design Gift-a-long and was captured by her commitment to eco when I saw her interview on TNBT (The Next Beautiful Thing) podcast. I was fascinated to learn about her culture in South America and how she stays true to her ethos while designing in Chile! Hi to all!!!My name is Marcela Chang and Im a knitwear designer from Chile. Super …

Katrinkle owl buttons

Whimsy and Lasers the Eco Button Creator

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“Don’t play with lasers or sharp tools.” Sound advice for the masses, but exactly what this designer does resulting in the most adorable, whimsical buttons, gauge tools, removable stitch markers, knitter earrings, and other knit and crochet accessories! (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source www.katrinkles.com. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used with permission. (c)Katy Westcott. Source Ravelry. Used …