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Come see our new stuff this weekend!

This weekend is Fiber Expo! Come to the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds on Ann Arbor-Saline Road Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4. In addition to our usual gorgeous hand dyed yarn and combed top, we have some new stuff! We now have kits for almost all of our patterns! (The goal was to have kits for …

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I did a thing

So I did a thing. I’ve been selling my handspun yarn since 2006 as part of Happy Fuzzy Yarn. HFY is mostly hand dyed yarn and fiber and almost exclusively wholesale now, and I’m not selling the handspun yarn wholesale. So…I realized I haven’t really been spinning that much in the last several months because …

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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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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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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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