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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!

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

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Still has the price tag! Lots of pockets.

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

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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

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

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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!