The shop update is scheduled for today, Friday, March 11, at 7 p.m. EST. I am switching things up a bit with the evening update, hoping to give some of you who can’t get to the shop in the morning a better chance at snagging yarn. I am always shocked that it all sells so quickly. That makes me a mixtures of happy, grateful, and sad for those who haven’t been able to buy any yet, and want to.
There will be a good bit of my single ply dk weight yarn listed in the shop update, in quite a few different (naturally dyed) colors. That’s because I designed a hat pattern using that yarn base a couple of months ago. I meant to have it ready much sooner, but things didn’t work out that way. Part of the reason that it took so long is that after knitting my first sample, and giving it to Larkspur, she lost it before I could take measurements and really study it (Crazy, two minutes after typing this sentence, it was found in the trunk of the car. Hooray!) Next I knit one for myself, which thankfully I still have, and then I knit one for Beatrix in that precious prickly pear yarn. She got it mixed in with her laundry and it was felted within days of being finished. “Don’t be sad, Mommy! See, I can still wear it!” (See photo below.) Definitely sad. Anyway, Seth noted that the texture of the hat reminded him of hackberry bark, so I named the hat…Hackberry! I really like this pattern and have worn the hat a ton. I am hoping that I won’t be the only one to feel that way. Jonny took some photos of me wearing mine a couple days ago for the pattern page, and when I sent it over to my friend Lori for her approval, she commented that I looked, “Serious and dignified.” I am neither, but I guess when modeling a hat, it’s good to look that way? Anyway, right now, and until the end of March, Hackberry will be a free download on Ravelry. But be warned, it hasn’t been test knit! You guys are my test knitters! I just couldn’t get my act together and figured just putting it out there at no charge for awhile might be the best thing.
Also in this shop update are lots of sets of stitch markers! Several of you mentioned Celtic crosses, so I made some sets featuring those. St. Lucy, Our Lady of Fatima, and several others are available this month as well. I LOVE making these stitch markers. I have no idea why really, but it’s deeply satisfying.
And finally, for years Jonny has been making little bird shawl pins and talking about selling them. (You can see one he made for Larkspur at the end of this post.) I think he will have a few that he made from cherry wood ready for tomorrow’s shop update. Now he can feel all nervous with me when the update goes live. 🙂
As always, thank you all for your support!!!