Riin

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Date registered: March 18, 2010

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  1. Yes, it’s 1000 degrees outside, but in a few months you will want to wear this scarf! — July 22, 2016
  2. Do you like cables? Do you like hats? Check out our new Ishtar Hat pattern! — July 11, 2016
  3. What’s the point? — July 8, 2016
  4. Swirly Curly Beret — June 30, 2016
  5. Introducing Fruit Fling! — June 24, 2016

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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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Knit yourself a Burwick Tam

Burwick is a small village and harbor in South Ronaldsay, the southernmost of the Orkney Islands, just off the northern tip of mainland Scotland. It’s also the name of this tam. The lower band of “bars” represent piers in the harbor. The motifs that follow represent the heather that grows near there, first at mid-range, …

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Have you made anything with your Spinzilla yarn?

You may recall I spun some merino/yak yarn during Spinzilla with the intention of making super warm mittens since my hands get really cold during the winter. I made them, and then it was unseasonably warm for months. The first day of winter felt more like the first day of spring. But when I woke …

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Really big news you should read!

2016 is going to be a big year for Happy Fuzzy Yarn. It’s going to be our 10th anniversary. It’s going to be the year we get our 100th store. And it’s going to be the year we stop selling online. What?! It’s true. It’s time. Our online retail sales are very low, and maintaining …

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Help me help the bunnies!

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I’m starting to see ads for Black Friday. I want to do something different. A lot of you know I have rabbits. While rabbits are the third most popular pet in the US, they’re also misunderstood, and frequently abused and abandoned. The Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary provides a safe haven for …

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