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Knitalong

April knitalong: Beau the Bunny

April 1, 2015

I love April. Partially because my birthday takes place in April, but mostly because it means Spring is here.

Growing up in Washington state, almost every year we visited the tulip fields and festival in Skagit Valley. This often took place as part of my “birthday” celebration along with the fact that my grandparents visited every year at this time also and that was their favorite thing to do. I remember at times being a bit disgruntled to be going to the tulip fields “again”, but looking back on it now, I’m so thankful for those memories.

Also as a child I had a bit of a fascination with bunnies. When other girls liked dolls and Barbies, I preferred the bunny variety. For a period of time my entire room was decorated in anything bunny. Wall hangings, comforter, stuffed animals, clothing, etc. It was dusty rose, dusty green…and bunnies. My first pet was a bunny named Cottontail. All white and had been sold to us as a dwarf, it was indeed not a dwarf we soon found out. My second pet was a bunny, a dwarf I named Smokey. I’m not sure where this fascination began and ended, but it wasn’t until having a child of my own that I realized how much bunnies were a part of my childhood.

So when it came to dreaming up the next toy pattern for Little Woolens, it made sense with both Spring and Easter coming, that a bunny was the perfect choice. And that is how Beau the Bunny came to be.

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I thought it would be nice for the April knitalong, to have a fun and shorter project…something you’ll indeed be able to finish in a months time, if not a day or two’s time! A great gift for a little one or bunny lover, and something you can be sure to find enough yarn from your stash for. And if you’re looking for a more girly “Belle” version, knit a pink bowtie. You can find the pattern HERE.

So I hope you’ll join us for this month’s #woolfulKAL…and I can’t wait to see all your Beau’s and Belle’s.

beauthebunny

Woolful Mercantile

Woolful Mercantile: We’re live!

November 26, 2014
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Gosh it’s been a busy week. Yesterday we launched the Woolful podcast and today we launched the Woolful Mercantile. And I say “we” because there is no possible way I could have done this without the help of my ultimate encourager, business partner and husband, David.

These past few months, and especially these past few days, he’s taken Coltrane on extra adventures and answered endless requests for feedback while I edited, designed, emailed, etc. I find myself saying “my” a lot. My blog or my shop or my fiber mill. I’m disappointed when I hear myself say this because everything having to do with Woolful is very much we. You may only really see or hear me on the blog or Instagram, but behind the scenes is someone as equally present and part of these dreams.

So, without further ado, I present to you the Woolful Mercantile, fiber finds for fiber folk. We are the first and only US retailer of Ton of Wool Cormo. You can now pre-order some of the most incredible yarn I’ve ever laid hands on, Ton of Wool Cormo in both Aran and Fingering weights. Also available for pre-order are limited edition project kits featuring Little Woolens patterns. Our first project kit includes the soon to be released Prairie Grass hat pattern, 1 skein of Cormo in Aran weight and packaged in a beautiful bento bag from Ambatalia.

All products are shipped directly from our ranch in Idaho, so you pay only domestic shipping and all orders over $150 ship free.

Cormo is unlike any yarn you’ve ever laid hands on. Founded in 1959 by the Downie family in Tasmania, this breed of sheep is a cross between a Corriedale and Saxon Merino. With Cormo’s strong yet fine wool, it’s composition is unparalleled.

TONOFWOOL is the only Cormo wool originating from the Downie family’s purebred flock, a true single farm yarn, grown in Australia and sustainably processed in New Zealand.