KNIT : Whissell

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Introducing the Whissell hat! This classic beanie features cozy "cables" and a pom pom. Since it's knit up with bulky weight yarn and the cables are created without a cable needle, it's a speedy project. The hat seen here was knit up with yarn that was dyed with quebracho in my Bulky I base.

Download the pattern here.

KNIT : Knit Big for Little Lungs

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October is RSV awareness month. RSV stands for respiratory syncytial virus and is the number one reason babies under 12 months are hospitalized. You can help spread awareness and keep preemies warm by knitting and crocheting items like hats, booties, and blankets for the Knit Big for Little Lungs drive in October.

Most of what you need to know can be found here (or via this Knit Kit) but here are some key points:

  • be sure to complete and mail your items by November 30th, 2017 to Knit Big for Little Lungs, P.O. Box 7588 Princeton, NJ 08543
  • knit items yourself or gather up friends and host a "knit-in"
  • Use the hashtag #littlelungs to spread awareness via social media
  • not sure what to knit? Here is a classic NICU hat pattern.
  • they'd prefer peach or mint/green colored yarn but any color will do
  • here is a good resource for how to knit/crochet for preemies

REVIEW : Bloomsbury DK Yarn (+ Giveaway)

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A few weeks ago, LoveKnitting.com contacted me and asked if I would like to review their Bloomsbury DK yarn from The Yarn Collective. They were kind enough to send me two skeins--one I knit up into a pair of Pika Gloves for myself and the other I'm giving away to one lucky winner. Simply comment below telling me what you'd knit with one skein of this luscious yarn to be entered to win. The winner will be drawn randomly Wednesday, August 13th around noon US Eastern time. 

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED -- WINNER IS DEBBIE