Free shawlette pattern!

I have a gift for you! I designed a shawlette and I am giving you the pattern for free!

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It uses one skein of my Corrie Sock, or you can use two skeins and keep going if you want a full size shawl. I used the Budgie colorway.

You can download the free pdf here from my shop (easiest if you’re also buying the yarn) or here from Ravelry (easiest if you just want the pattern).

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It’s an easy pattern to knit (I knit most of it while I was watching DVDs) as long as you use lots of stitch markers! Put one before each yarn over so your fingers feel when you need to pay attention.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

An Homage to the Stubborn people

I admit it. I am stubborn. It has its pros and cons. I am determined and I persevere, no? (I’ll just ignore the cons for now. La la la la la…)

So when Heather sent me the pattern for the newest kit, I had to chuckle at the title. Justin’s Stubborn Socks.

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Yes, Justin is a stubborn character. But I can’t help but think of these as socks for stubborn people everywhere!

The kit contains the printed pattern in a protective plastic sleeve and one skein of Corrie Sock in Shadow, the colorway used in the pattern.

Do you like the semi-solid colorway? I’m planning to introduce more semi-solids next year. Let me know if there are any colors you’d especially like to see!

 

 

25% off everything today only!

Today only, everything in my store is 25% off with the coupon code MONDAY25OFF. The discount even applies to clearance items, and I’ve just moved a lot of stuff into the clearance section that would make great gifts.

Two of the most popular gifts each year are my sock yarn club and fiber club. If you want to buy a gift for a knitter or spinner but don’t know what color or fiber to get, I’ll send them 4oz of something new each month for 3 months.

If you’d like something really luxurious, you can’t beat a skein of hand dyed silk yarn. DK Silk is scrumptious and comes with a free cowl pattern.

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Or how about some luscious handspun yarn?

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And if you buy gifts for yourself, I won’t tell!

 

Ibuprofen and Wool

Usually on Thanksgiving Day I post a list of things I’m grateful for. I missed it this year. It’s not that I’m ungrateful. I’m grateful for many things. But it was hard to focus on anything except my back pain. It’s been aching for the past month.

Wednesday, after realizing I’d been saying “if it still hurts next week, I’ll call my chiropractor” for four weeks, I 1) realized that I’m not very good at this self care thing, and 2) called my chiropractor.

Unfortunately, since I haven’t been there for more than three years, I have to go as a new patient and allow for a longer appointment time, which means I can’t get in until next Thursday. So I have another full week of feeling like a truck ran over my spine.

I know it would be a completely frivolous use of technology, but if I had a time machine right now, I would totally go back in time 5 weeks and call to make an appointment.

Anyway, that’s my excuse for being generally out of it.

I am thankful for Ibuprofen.

And wool.

And all you nice people who buy stuff from me, so I can afford to go to the chiropractor. And buy Ibuprofen.

So if you’re thinking of buying more and you’re local, tomorrow is the Spinner’s Flock Holiday Fair at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. I’ll have my handspun yarn there, and a bunch of scarves and hats and bracelets. Other guildmembers will have awesome stuff as well, like spinning wheels, and ornaments, and more yarn.

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Take a look around the gardens while you’re there too. There’s a cacao tree in the conservatory. I think I bowed to it last time I was there.

Jasmine’s Ethereal Socks

I’ve got the fourth kit in the Grounded series available now, Jasmine’s Ethereal Socks. They’re pretty!

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In case you missed one of the other kits, you can see them all here.

There’s a lot of behind the scenes stuff going on here chez Happy Fuzzy Yarn (dyeing, planning, designing), but nothing else to announce quite yet. Soon though. (tease, tease…)

Subtle Majiks!

Are you enjoying the sock kits? I’ve got the third one in the series now, Jenn’s Subtle Majiks!

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You get the printed pattern in a protective sleeve and a skein of Corrie Sock in Purple Kale, the yarn used in the pattern. Instructions are given for women’s sizes S, M, and L.

Mmm…kale… I think I need to eat lunch!

 

Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago

Hey, are you going to Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago this weekend? I will be there at booth #220, so come say hi and fondle some yarn!

Here’s a pic of just some of the yarn in my booth last weekend at Fiber Expo.

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I will also be demonstrating Navajo plying at noon on Saturday in one of the salon rooms on the third floor, so if you’ve been wanting to get a close up view of how that works, now is your chance. I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Wondering what Navajo plying is? It’s a method of plying handspun yarn that keeps the colors together. You can make a 3 ply yarn that looks like this:

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It’s really spiffy and one of my favorite things to do!

Fiber Expo is this weekend! Yay!

I really like Fiber Expo. It’s one of my favorite shows to do. It’s a hometown show (Ann Arbor! Woohoo!), so I get to sleep in my own bed, not travel far, and I know where the good restaurants are, but it’s more than that. It’s just got a cool vibe to it. I see even more friends than usual (both vendors and customers), Humphrey the camel will be there (coolest camel ever!), and…well, ok, probably just the fact that I don’t have to get up super early is a big plus.

I’ll be there this weekend in my big booth of Happiness, with bunches of luscious yarn, fiber, patterns, and kits. Try not to drool on anything unless you’re buying it, but feel free to fondle and grope the goods! How else can you bond with it?

I’ll keep this short because I am tired, but here’s a photo to entice you.

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Handspun! I spun it from my merino/tencel combed top. Shiny…

Second Kit and Third Coast

Hey, remember I said I have kits now? I have the second one in the series now, Izzy’s Bouncin’ Blues!

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I’ll have both kits and a whole lot of yarn and fiber and patterns available this Friday and Saturday at the Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit.

If you’re in the area, come check it out because I’ve got luscious stuff and you can fondle and grope it before you buy!

This is merino/yak combed top:

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When I put it into people’s hands and say “Feel how soft this is,” they kind of melt. It’s cute to watch!

And this is Corrie Sock in a brand new colorway that I don’t have available online yet (soon!). It’s called “Sugar Plum Fairy.”

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I like it. It may be my new special friend.

Hey! I have kits now!

My friend Heather Ordover, author of What would Madame Defarge Knit? and What (else) would Madame Defarge Knit?, has written a young adult novel called Grounded. The leading character is a knitter, and knitting features prominently! Grounded is the first book in a series, and I want the next book now. (NOW!!)

To go along with the book, Heather is releasing sock patterns based on each of the main characters in the book, all designed for Happy Fuzzy Yarn Corrie Sock. As each pattern is released, it will be available here in kit form.

This is Rosie’s Firestarters, the first pattern in the series. You will receive a 5 page printed pattern in a protective sleeve and one 4 oz skein of Corrie Sock in Sugar Maple, the colorway used in the pattern.

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Pretty!

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