Happy New Year, party peeps! I’m still recovering from a whirlwind of holidays, family and house guests. Just wanted to take a minute for a quick post though, to wish you a 2009 filled with the promise of hope and the actuality of change. Peace and love to you all!
We kept it mellow here for New Years eve, watching various TV specials with the kids and counting down with a sparkling grape juice toast (pregnant ladies know how to live it up, eh?)
It was exceptionally cold in New York where most NYE programming seemed to be shot, which is good news for the stitch geeks among us. Why, you ask? Well my friends, because cold weather = lots o’ knitwear! I entertained myself much of the evening by spotting yarn-gear worn by hosts and other TV personalities. Oh, and because of the aforementioned geekage, I took a few pictures of said be-knitted (and be-crocheted) persons.
CNN’s Erica Hill, wearing a knit beanie and fringed scarf.
CNN’s Don Lemon wearing a crocheted Trojan-style hat. They made him take it off though before I could get a profile shot of the yarn-hawk. Blast! CNN producers, why you gotta be crochet haters?
One of the interviewees on PBS’s New York Philharmonic special wore what appeared to be a crochet & gemstone necklace.
YARNYAY! FALL BOX REVEAL:
Every season, YarnYAY! presents a new box for knitters who are ready to dive into a more in-depth project than our regular monthly boxes. For Autumn, we've gone mad for plaid, and are thrilled to have partnered with FOUR other (besides mine) woman-owned, small businesses. (Tap to see.)
We're shipping these box beauties on Tuesday 10/17 and only have a limited amount. Reserve yours today, in whatever palette speaks to you, and we'll get it to you ASAP. Link in @vickiehowell bio, or visit yarnyay.com...
FREE Pattern 🚨 Alert: The Ginger Spice Bi-Color Brioche Scarf! We couldn't resist whipping up this beauty out of the YarnYAY! October featured yarn @thefibrecompany &Make Aran (in colors Spill the Tea and Mon Ami). Make it to match either pair of the mitt patterns that come with our October Box, or make it on its own. You do you!
This pattern comes free with the purchase of &Make Aran yarn from our shop. Add the pattern to your cart, and the discount will appear at checkout. Who's feeling spicy? yarnyay.com (link in @vickiehowell bio).
The Forager wrist warmers by @hellogavriella (and featured in the YarnYAY! October Box) might be my favorite crocheted mitt pattern we've ever included in one of our monthly boxes. The wool/alpaca blend of @thefibrecompany &Make Aran yarn is the perfect medium for textured linen stitches. Oh, and the peek-a-boo detailing at the top-edges, is *chef's kiss"!
Treat yourself to the October Box to get this pattern (plus THREE more!), yarn, and a couple more awesomely autumnal items. Link in @vickiehowell bio (or go to yarnyay.com) to learn more.
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