The Long Weekend

Hi, Knitters,
Well, it's been quite a week around here and I'm so ready to head into the weekend. We have another busy one ahead with our youngest graduating from high school. It's the end of an era for us which is a little bittersweet. But the future looks full and bright so that takes out some of the bitter and leaves a lot more of the sweet. What does your long weekend hold for you? I'd love to hear.
Well, onto some business now. We are so excited to introduce our newest kit for one of my favorite patterns, Butterfly & Cocoon, which was originally published in Making Magazine No. 2 / Fauna. It is a pretty adorable kit and such a fun way to try out our squishy Home Fingering Weight in a bunch of beautiful colorways.
Home Fingering Weight, 8 mini-skeins (each about 25 grams) which is enough yarn to make at least three butterflies and three cocoons, colors are Priscilla, Wook Violet, Bluff, Picket Fence, Grassland, Field, Marmalade, and Ellie Grey.
A muslin hand-stamped project bag.
A stitch marker tin filled with 20 lightbulb detachable stitch markers. 
Six 6mm safety eyes with washers.
Black Pearl cotton for the mouth embroidery.
Pattern options ~ You can purchase the kit without the pattern (if you already have it), or with a Ravelry download code for the pattern, or with the Making Magazine No. 2 / Flora
The butterfly and cocoon are completely seamless and both are worked from the bottom-up. They are such a fun knit. The original samples were knit in a sport weight yarn so when I knit the new samples with Home Fingering Weight I went down a needle size for both the cocoon and butterfly and it worked out great!
Here are a couple more photos of the lovely little handknit butterflies. 
I especially love the butterflies all nestled into their cocoons. They are super sweet. I hope you enjoy the kit if you purchase one. If you purchase the magazine I have to say it is really top-notch. It is a high-quality treat that you will enjoy, I promise. 
One more thing happened just as I was writing this blog post! 
Vogue Knitting Early Fall
Photo from Vogue Knitting Magazine Early Fall 2017
I was sent an email announcing that the patterns are up for Vogue Knitting Magazine's Early Fall issue! I am thrilled to be included. I'm going to talk more about all of this later but I just have to let you know that I have a fantastic hat in issue. I knit the Strata Hat in one skein of our Home Fingering Weight in the color Wishing Well and I am so proud of how it turned out. The stitch definition is so crisp and beautiful. Anyway more on this one soon!
Anyway, much more on this one soon!
Okay, Knitters, off into the long weekend we go! 
I'll be back soon with more.
love, susan


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