Thursday, February 02, 2017

February Love


 

Hi, Knitters,
The winner of the Knit Style sock yarn in the Fallen Faerie colorway is....

megdeardon (rav id)! Congratulations to Meg! I've already sent off the yarn to her. Thanks to Sharon for the yarn, and thanks for entering if you did, and I'll host another giveaway very soon. 

The Top 20 Pattern Sale discount is still going on through this Saturday. Thanks to everyone who has used the discount code TOP20 for 20% off. For the full list of discounted patterns click here!

This week I've finished up another design and pattern. I have designs in three different upcoming magazines, one of which is kind of unexpected. It has been really fun. The three projects I created are very different from each other so that has kept things interesting. I'll keep you posted when they come out. Two of the magazines are spring releases and one is next fall.

I've also been working on some adorable little hearts to knit. I kind of love Valentine's Day. I love it when the holiday season is over and you clean your house and it looks so good and fresh. Then when February comes around it feels good to set out a couple of sweet Valentine decorations to brighten things up a bit. These hearts are kind of perfect for just that.

I have tried a few variations on the heart pattern and have landed on the final one. It is easy to memorize and really, it couldn't be simpler. The hearts are made in my Barrett Wool Co. 100% wools so I am hand-felting them when they are done. Anyway, I am releasing the free pattern tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, over on the Barrett Wool Co. Journal.  If you are interested be sure to check it out!  


One last thing, we started a quick Feel the Love February Free Shipping offer (US shipping only) over on Barrett Wool Co.! If you purchase 3 or more skeins of any of our Home yarns in fingering or worsted weight you get free shipping. No code is necessary. The free shipping offer runs through Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2017. It's a good deal.

We have an enormous order of fresh yarn coming from Maine in a couple of weeks so we need to make some room around here. The photo above is of the remaining Home Fingering Weight colors still in stock. Top row left to right: Grassland, Morning Sky, Wishing Well, Wood Violet, and Pepin. Bottom row left to right: Priscilla, Humble Gold, Field, Marmalade, and Bear.


Also, included in the Free Shipping is the gorgeous new Wisconsin Woolen Spun Worsted Weight yarns we listed a couple of days ago. There is still some remaining in the shop. 


Right now we have the naturals available in stock. The Wisconsin Woolen Spun yarns are listed in the Barrett Wool Co. Mercantile. Click right here to see the Wisconsin Woolen Spun yarn! We now have big, bouncy 100 gram hanks and they are just beautiful to behold. I really, genuinely love this yarn. 

I just cast on Carrie Bostick Hoge's Branches & Buds Pullover in the Wisconsin Woolen Spun yarn and it is so much fun to knit. I'm just past the colorwork yoke, it is top-down. I'll share a photo soon.

Anyway, don't forget the Little Hearts free pattern is coming tomorrow. 

I hope you're having a great week. Thanks for joining me and I'll be back soon with more.
xo ~ susan

2 comments:

Jody M said...

Dearest Susan,
I'm a fan and a follower and have purchased many of your patterns. Recently I purchased a skein of the Barrett Wool to knit up your Bakers Hat (which is wonderful). The yarn, not so much. My skein is quite irregular in terms of width. It's predominant in the ribbed sections - leaving stitches that bulge ever so often. Have you heard from any other knitters with this issue?
best wishes,
Jody

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hi Jody M.,
I am sorry to hear that your experience with Barrett Wool wasn't the best. I have not heard of any of the issues you describe nor have I experienced it with the many skeins I have knit with our yarns.

If you have any issues with the yarn always feel free to contact us via email and we will happily find a good solution to make things right for you.

Take care,
Susan