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While We Stitch: November 2020

While We Stitch: November 2020

Our recap of our weekly newsletter, column "While We Stitch Away" for November 2020 was filled with my current reads, lists and some holiday self care.  What are some of your favorite self care tidbits? November 5th: Self Care through the Holidays...A few years ago, this health blog gave some good advice for prioritizing self-care during the holiday season.Searching around the Internet, I found some great reminders that I plan to do: Put yourself your to do list.  Make relaxation a priority! Light a candle....it works. (My favorite is, of course, our Wax & Wool custom scent!) Put a flower in a vase by...

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While We Stitch: October 2020

While We Stitch: October 2020

We're bringing back memories of our weekly newsletter, column "While We Stitch Away".  This recap from October of 2020 is filled with a variety of topics from our caring for your knitwear to spooky stories and things!   October 1st: Caring for KnitwearOf course, Martha goes deep into the subject – Sweater Care 101A Clean Bee has a great blog post on storing sweaters.The Today Show shows us how to "Unshrink" a wool sweater.What Happens to My Wool Sweater in the Washer - Kinda goofy but full of good information. October 8th: Domino Effects... I find these mesmerizing! Can you imagine reading all of these books? Book Domino Chain World...

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While We Stitch: September 2020

While We Stitch: September 2020

We're bringing back memories of our weekly newsletter, column "While We Stitch Away".  This recap from September of 2020 is filled with cozy Fall vibes!   September 3rd: Not feeling the fall vibe yet? Here are some movies to help!Dead Poets SocietyWhen Harry Met SallyPeanut Butter FalconLove Story (when is the last time you saw that?)Hocus PocusGood Will HuntingRemember the Titans (a recommendation from Mr. Monarch. Did you know that ANY Denzel Washington movie is his favorite?)Hoosiers (also from Mr. Monarch)(TV) Friday Night LightsPride and PrejudiceYou've Got Mail September 10th: Favorite Fall recipesDid you know that I don't care for pumpkin pie? Ina Garten's Pumpkin Roulade with...

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5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Fireworks Cast-On

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Fireworks Cast-On

Today is the day to cast on the Fireworks KAL!  A couple years ago I participated in Marie Green's first 4-day KAL and actually did knit a sweater, Beekeeper Cardigan, in 4 days! The sweater is darling and I really enjoy wearing it.  The sweater for this year's 5th Annual 4-Day KAL is Fireworks.  I don't know what is is about this sweater, but I just adore it.  This top-down knit starts with a "firework" stitch at the yoke and then basic sweater construction after that. Farmer's Daughter Craggy Tweed is the perfect yarn for this pullover, and I am going to knit mine in a...

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Color Camp Collection

Color Camp Collection

If you follow us on social media, you may have noticed that we played along with the launch of Shibui's new sister line, Camp Colors Yarns!  Their introductory yarn is a soft fingering-weight 100% merino wool (do you remember Shibui Sock?) that has been dyed in three color collections: High Fidelity, Sweet Tooth, and Rainbow is My Favorite Color.  Each collection features a fun designer collab, too!  The first color collection of this fun new yarn is High Fidelity 🎵 Drop the needle and hum along with five groovy colors: Audiophile, B Side, Dead Wax, Deep Track and Hype Sticker. Designer Toni Lipsey of @tlyarncrafts...

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