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Happy Holidays from Purlescence Yarns! Have you been extra good this year? Whether its knitting, spinning, or weaving, make sure you mark them down on your wish list and let your loved ones know that we’re here to help. Sock yarn and notions make great stocking stuffers, and every spinner can always use extra bobbins! We have a great selection of books, ranging from patterns to techniques to new skills, so if you want it, there’s a good chance we’ve got it. If you can’t think if what you want, we also offer gift certificates- the perfect one-size-fits-all gift. Wishing you a warm and fiber-filled holiday season from Purlescence yarns.
On the needles:
Jasmin has finished her Aqualung socks. Gigi is still working on her Ellina shawl out of the Dream in Color Baby (color: Purple Rain). Jasmin is making good progress on her Suzie Q handspun socks. Gigi is still working on her dishcloth baby blanket out of Cascade 220 superwash handpaint. Jasmin is working on the Tweedy Pie Jacket for Boo, with some changes to the pattern.
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Mother Knows Best: (20:17)
Customizing Knits, part 2. Using ratios and proportions to substitute different weights of yarns in simple knits.
When Knitting Attacks: (23:29)
Gigi's Ellina Shawl has developed some extra stitches. Jasmin has had an equipment malfunction, but is saved by her stash.
Holidays with the Knitmores: (27:52)
We recommend having a wish list at your LYS. Also, if you will be out shopping this season, make sure you have knitting for lines.
Straw Into Gold: (31:11)
We discuss selecting fiber/yarn clubs.