The Official Frenzy Board is up! If you’re still planning to participate but haven’t signed up yet, you can still get on board by using this link (or stopping by the shop).
We’ve got 26 people pledging to finish 85 projects, and as of DAY THREE there are already TWO PROJECTS FINISHED!
We will NOT be knitting at the Red Barn Farm this Wednesday. Sadly, we misunderstood the schedule. The pizza season ended on Sunday. So sorry for the confusion and the disappointment!
Do you have multiple WIPs? Would you like a little help getting motivated to finish them? We are here for you! : )
It’s time to start planning for the Fall Finishing Frenzy, which starts on October 15th and runs through midnight November 30th. Sign up at this link (or in the shop) to choose a project — or many projects — that you pledge to finish by the end of the Frenzy. Then join us to celebrate on December 1st at 5:30pm, where everyone who reached their goal will get a prize!
You decide how much to commit to and how to define “finished.” The only rule we are strict about is that the project(s) must be on the needles before Oct. 15th, since this is all about finishing WIPS, not starting new projects!
Let’s get those projects off the hooks/needles!
You may not know that we carry Istex Plötulopi, also known as Unspun Icelandic. This wonderful fiber is 100% wool that has not been twisted into yarn. It can be knit at a wide range of gauges and produces a wonderfully light and cozy fabric. Once you get used to the gentle touch required, it is easy to deal with because ends can be quickly felted together.
Worked as a single strand, you can use Unspun Icelandic in any pattern calling for DK or worsted weight yarn. Held double it can be used in place of a bulky or on an extra large needle for a super open fabric. The current issue of Knitty includes a cardigan pattern that uses 4 colors at a gauge of 21 sts = 4 ins.
We are using Unspun Icelandic right now in the shawl class that started a couple of weeks ago. The third picture above shows the beautiful shawl they are making. You need to feel it to appreciate how lightweight it is!
Our October Express Project is the Puddle Jumper Poncho, from Blue Sky Fibers. It’s made from two colors of “Sweater,” a worsted weight wool-cotton blend from Spud & Chloë. Isn’t there a kid in your life who needs a new cover-up to romp through the leaves in?