Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Man Paws

I've been a bit swamped with work, but in my small amount of 'free' time I've been finished up projects like crazy. One of these was a pair of new handwarmers for someone this holiday season. I used the Man Paws pattern, which is great for handspun yarns as well as commercial ones. Oddly enough, this yarn is almost a combination of the two. It looks like handspun, since both of the singles are painted differently, but is actually a commercial yarn that was sent to me by Feederbrook Farms. The yarn is called Common Ground Entropy, and is a dk weight BFL wool. It's spun for a beaded, very round look that knits up into a delightfully squishy fabric.

Right after my boyfriend saw these handwarmers, he wanted a pair too! Luckily, the yardage is also great, at 260 yards per skein. I don't think too many stores are carrying this brand yet, but it also comes in coordinating solid shades. I have a skein of a really pretty rich brown at home that will probably be made into a baby sweater of some sort (I keep preparing for babies that are sure to start arriving next year, I feel like so many of my friends have had 'announcements'!) Speaking of which, I have a baby sweater to show you tomorrow!

In addition to Yarnbox and Knit-Purl, I am also working part-time for Zen Yarn Garden. It's going to be a lot of fun to work with this great company, and even though I'm only doing social media, it's been really lovely getting to know Roxanne and more about the dyeing process (and boy, do they do a lot of dyeing! Check out their Facebook.)

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