I am excited to announce a new feature on my blog: Wooly Wednesdays. As you can probably tell from some of my past blog posts, I like to knit and crochet. Since my husband and I have been on the road, I have been able to dedicate a lot more time to my hobbies so I’ve decided to share that with you.
Every Wednesday I will cover one of the following topics: Designer Spotlight, LYS in Review and Yarns to Love.
Designer Spotlight is my chance to share with you pattern designers who have unique and easy-to-follow patterns that I have sampled in the past. It’s my way of promoting designers I like and appreciate.
Another topic will be LYS in Review. For those of you who don’t know, “LYS” stands for Local Yarn Shop. It is important to support local independent businesses so I am always seeking out LYS’s wherever I go. As a former LYS owner myself, I appreciate the commitment and love involved in running a small business. And I know how hard it is to complete with the big box craft stores. If I can help drive even a few people to the shops I chose to profile, I will feel like I have accomplished something.
The last topic I’ll be covering will be Yarns to Love. I love yarn. Yarn is why I decided to take knitting lessons. I saw some beautiful yarn and wanted to do something that would allow me to use it. Yarns to Love is where I will share with you yarns I have tried; their pros and cons and show you what it looks like made up. Sometimes it can be really hard to picture how a yarn will look like worked up or what it will be like to work with. Hopefully this feature will help increase your yarn knowledge and help you decide what yarn to use for your new projects.
Another weekly feature I’ll throw in will be On the Needles. I’ll let you know what projects I am working on and how they are going. Yes, I’ll even admit when I’m struggling!
Now here is where you come in. To celebrate the launch of this new feature, next week’s post will contain information on a yarn give away. Also, if you are a designer or maker of beautiful yarn(or if you know someone who is) and wish to be profiled, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you additional information.
Its starting to cool off here in Vermont! Thankful we aren’t in Kansas City right now though. We are actually warmer than they are!