Riin

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Date registered: March 18, 2010

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  1. What time is it? Michigan Fiber Festival time! — August 16, 2016
  2. Not in the Plans — August 13, 2016
  3. Meet the Designer: an interview with Diane Zangl — August 3, 2016
  4. Looking for a sock pattern that’s easy but interesting? — July 29, 2016
  5. Yes, it’s 1000 degrees outside, but in a few months you will want to wear this scarf! — July 22, 2016

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What time is it? Michigan Fiber Festival time!

It’s that time again! Time to go to Allegan and fondle fiber and tell all the sheep and goats how cute they are! We have a much needed double space this year, so stop by the no longer claustrophobic Happy Fuzzy Yarn booth! We will be there Friday through Sunday in building 8B. Since we …

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Not in the Plans

After putting it off for over a year, I finally made an appointment for an eye exam. I have no idea why I kept putting it off, but I was getting tired of things being blurry so I finally made the call. I had my exam Friday. See that dark spot? That is a shadow. …

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Meet the Designer: an interview with Diane Zangl

This is the first in a series of interviews with designers who have worked with our yarns, whether we have published their designs, they’ve published the designs themselves, or they’ve been published elsewhere. Diane Zangl is the designer of two Happy Fuzzy Yarn patterns, the Bird’s Eye Shawl and the Burwick Tam. Watch for her …

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Looking for a sock pattern that’s easy but interesting?

Introducing Snakecharmer Socks! These top down socks are a delight to knit and to wear. Cables and reverse stockinette in a checkerboard pattern mix up the colors of the yarn and provide a stretchy fabric that fits well. These socks are very stretchy and elastic, allowing each size to fit a range of measurements. Instructions …

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Yes, it’s 1000 degrees outside, but in a few months you will want to wear this scarf!

I know it’s 1000 degrees outside, but in a few months it will be cold. Honest! You’ll want to wear a scarf then! If you knit a scarf now, you’ll have it when you want to wear it. Planning ahead. I know, it’s radical. Plus there’s always, you know, ahem, holiday knitting. Our newest scarf …

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Do you like cables? Do you like hats? Check out our new Ishtar Hat pattern!

If you like cables and hats, I have a hunch you’ll like our new pattern by designer Carol Ullmann. Ishtar is a Babylonian goddess, representing the forces of love and war. She is passionate, powerful, fearless, and feared. Carol’s friend Alison, who is both strong and incredibly nurturing, inspired the making and naming of this …

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What’s the point?

I was going to upload another pattern today, but I’m too depressed. This week’s headlines are just too much. Even though it’s just more of the same, it’s just TOO MUCH. I am so sick of people being murdered because of their skin color or their religion or their sexual orientation or their gender identity …

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Swirly Curly Beret

Need to get started on holiday knitting but don’t want a lapful of wool? How about a hat? Swirly Curly Beret uses Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino. It’s an octagonal beret, knit from the center out, using the magic loop technique. The first few rounds are tricky since there aren’t very many stitches yet, but …

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Introducing Fruit Fling!

This just may be my favorite pattern ever. When we first started dyeing gradient sets, I knew I had to design something using one of them, I was pretty sure I wanted it to be a shawl, so I doodled with yarn and needles until I had something going that I liked, and then I …

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Stuff happened but I didn’t die

Yes, the last post was about the then-upcoming Fiber Expo. That happened, I coughed the entire time, and then the next day I had pneumonia. I had pneumonia for the rest of April and all through May, though I was starting to feel better toward the end of May, which was very good, because that’s …

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