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Archive for April, 2012

The weather here in Colorado has us reaching for our summer lace one moment and our woolies the next.  What to knit during these confusing times? Our thoughts may be turning to the garden, but that doesn’t mean we walk away from our knitting basket.  Check out this clever pattern for holding potted plants from Rowan’s Wool Week pattern collection.  Pop into the shop; we would be happy to print the pattern for you.

Reaching for your crochet hooks lately? Thumb through Rowan’s Purelife Home. We have a number of copies in the shop. This book is filled with clever crochet and knitting patterns for the home and garden, such as this whimsical crochet felted placemat. (Julie made a new crocheted rug for the upstairs. It is perfect for the breezeway.) These garden-inspired patterns show off Rowan’s British Breeds Collection, made from classic British sheep breeds, such as Bluefaced Leiceter, Black Welsh, Jacob, and Shetland. These yarns have a natural, irresistible charm. If you are curious to learn what the yarn’s breed looks like, check out the label! We have a nice selection of the DK Undyed line.

What could be a better harbinger of spring than a bunny?  Rowan brings us yet another garden-inspired pattern with this clever stash-busting rabbit, perfect for your Easter basket.  Made from pom poms, this pattern is a great way to use up odd balls of yarn that you aren’t sure what to do with. (Who says the Easter Bunny can’t be a little psychedelic?)

Our needles can always think spring, even if we know that winter isn’t done with us yet!

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