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Cases for sale

Posted by mobarger on Mar-14-2015

Doing some cleaning out and found some cases that you might enjoy more than me!


Brand new, never used Namaste Small Clutch, color saddle.


Still has the price tag! Lots of pockets.


Retails for $39.99 new if you can find it. Asking $25/BO plus shipping from me to you.

One more Della Q case. This is for circs. New in packaging. Never used. It’s a The Que ® Theo
Circular Needle Case, retails for $46. It can be yours for $30/BO plus shipping from me to you.

Added 3/15

The Loopy Ewe clear acrylic tote bag. Red zipper. $5/BO plus shipping.

Set of 3 nesting acrylic bags, The Loopy Ewe Sock Club. Largest is about 8×11″, middle size about 7×10″ and the smallest is around 4×6″.
$10/BO plus shipping.

Feel free to make an offer on anything that looks interesting. Thank you!

A Tale of Two Freias

Posted by mobarger on Feb-15-2014

Have you seen Freia Yarns yet? Ombré yarns in a variety of weights and colors, eye-catching and beautiful!
Here is a picture from my stash:

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A lot of patterns are out there that take advantage of this color-changing yarn and I recently tried two of them.

You saw the last Wurm hat I made, right? It was made from a variegated Manos I had on hand. But I had to try it in Freia.

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I thought the yardage in the one ball I had would be too short for the hat, so the inside of the brim is actually a lavender yarn I had on hand in about the same gauge. I thought it would make me go further and it did, but I think if you were to use one ball of sport and just start it, you would have enough yarn as I had a nice amount left.

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I do love the way the colors transition. It is a little pastel-y for me but this has been a LONG winter and the colors make me think that spring is not far away. That is my mantra – spring is not far away, spring is not far away …

Another Freia project I took on was Laura Nelkin’s Cambio cowl. The pictures I saw of it were so beautiful and vivid. And cowls are so fun to knit up and wear.

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I tried. I really tried. I started this knit several times, and in the middle of it all even wripped it all back, rewound the ball of Freia that came with the kit so I would start at the other end, and another color. But I just couldn’t make it look good. And granted in this picture it is obvious I did not hem the cowl yet, it is just very light and flimsy and doesn’t seem like it would stand up. I haven’t woven in the ends yet so I may frog it all once more and try again, but after having knit it so many times already, I am not sure this will happen any time soon.

There are lots of other clever patterns out there that use this yarn. I think you should look for it and play and make a tale of your own!

Meanwhile to prove my mantra (spring is not far away), I got my first egg of the year the other day.

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There hasn’t been another since, but I still hold out hope. Spring is not far away…

In The Bag

Posted by mobarger on Jan-14-2014

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I have had this lovely skein in my stash since Rhinebeck 2012. It is handspun from Lisa Souza and is 50% Angora, 25% merino and 25% silk. I love it. You would not believe just how soft it is. I’ve been searching for a while to find just the right pattern for it. I decided it had to be a cowl to keep that soft pettable fiber close to me.

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I decided on the Destroyed Cowl but the yarn had different ideas. It is just so soft that it doesn’t make a stiff fabric at all. I think the Destroyed Cowl needs a little backbone to it so this project is frogged and I am searching for a new cowl to knit. Maybe I will mix this with some MadTosh for a more sturdy neckpiece.

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So I did go back to Three Bags Full and I bought yet another bag. This one. covered in birds. “Puffins are gorgeous.” “Seagulls are noisy.” “Pigeons are misunderstood.”

So even if I don’t have success in finishing projects, the projects will still look pretty spectacular!