Riin

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Date registered: March 18, 2010

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  1. Anemia is a bitch — August 5, 2015
  2. Knit a Spring Valley Shawl for Fall — July 26, 2015
  3. Cata cata cata cata Caterpillar Girl — July 13, 2015
  4. Pop-up at Knitche — July 9, 2015
  5. Free Fabulous Fingerless Fmitts, er, mitts pattern — June 24, 2015

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Anemia is a bitch

I found out why I’m so tired all the time. I’m anemic. I started taking iron supplements about a month ago, and they’ve helped a lot, but I’m still tired. I’ve gone from feeling completely exhausted all of the time (fatigue level: recovering from pneumonia) to feeling kind of ok-ish until I try to do …

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Knit a Spring Valley Shawl for Fall

The last of the patterns we debuted at TNNA, Carol Ullmann’s Spring Valley Shawl features a deep lace border along one edge of a large funky striped triangle. Three semi-solid colorways of DK Merino make it scrumptious and soft. it’s like wearing your favorite blanket, only it looks way cooler! Buy the PDF now on …

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Cata cata cata cata Caterpillar Girl

Caterpillar Girl, a shawl pattern by yours truly, is our first pattern with our recently introduced Merino Mono. I love its squishy softness and its singles texture, and I wanted to design something that would take advantage of that. A shawl! Caterpillar Girl can be worn three ways. You can wear it draped over your …

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Pop-up at Knitche

If you’re in Downer’s Grove, IL, pop in for a pop-up at Knitche! You’ll find a large selection of Happy Fuzzy Yarn there through the end of this month. Go say hi to the yarn and take some home! Read more details here.    

Free Fabulous Fingerless Fmitts, er, mitts pattern

We have a new pattern available, and this one is free! Carol Ullmann’s Fabulous Fingerless Mitts are super easy to make and use just one skein of our DK Silk. They would make wonderful holiday gifts! (Yes, it’s only June, but time flies.) But be sure to make yourself a pair first! You can download …

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TNNA recap

  I intended to write about TNNA a few days after getting home. Instead I have been so exhausted I’ve been taking naps every day and still haven’t done half the things I was going to. This is what happens when I’m sick for six weeks with two viruses and then just start to recover …

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12 million things are happening!

Well, approximately. I have no idea how many things are really happening. I’ve been too busy to count them or to tell you about them. I’ve been getting ready for TNNA, which means doing a ton of work. Probably more than a ton, if we’re just going by weight. Weight is probably not a good …

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It’s time again for Fiber Expo! and a note to weavers!

In the mood to fondle some yarn and bond with it? Well, duh. Of course you are. If you’re anywhere near Ann Arbor this weekend, you can come to our big booth o’ happiness at Fiber Expo and do just that! You’ll find some brand new colorways that I haven’t had a chance to add online …

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New Yarns!

Hey! I started writing this post a week ago, but then I got the plague and had to sleep 20 hours/day. I’m not completely over it, but I’m a lot better than I was, so let’s see if I can finish it today! I’ve been wanting to introduce some new yarns for a while now, …

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Plan B: Fiberganza! The destash of the decade!

Remember that grant I applied for that would have allowed me to buy a bigger house with a much larger studio space? I didn’t get it. So, I wallowed in self pity for about 3 seconds, and then started forming Plan B. Plan B is making more space in the studio I have. There’s a …

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