Here in Central Alberta we've been experiencing near-drought conditions (with a side of Concern About Full-on Drought), so when it began to
It was time to turn the furnaces back on, and snuggle down under a blanket with some knitting!
Today, our part of the world is a greener place: the sky is blue with scudding clouds and the sun is shining brightly. All the snow that settled on the grass, gardens and trees has melted into the soil to give the plants a much-needed drink -- and where I am, there appears to be no snow damage.
Even better, all the bug bits on my car's windshield have been washed clean away!
|Margaret's Outdoor Studio, Aprill 2018|
It's my way of celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day, which is what June 8th has been designated.
June 8th is also my mother's birthday. Seeing as she was the one who taught me to knit -- almost 60 years ago now -- it seems only fitting that I honour her by snuggling up with some yarn and a cuppa in the crisp, clear sunshine of an early June day.
Of course, yarn-crafters have no problem cuddling up with yarn pretty much any time of year -- making garments and coverlets of all sorts and sizes, which provide snuggly warmth for folks of all ages.
That's why this week, for her Super Special Sale, The Crafty Lady has chosen to show-case a yarn that's just perfect for the time-honoured tasks that cloak all and sundry with snuggly goodness:
Snuggly 4 ply
from Sirdar Yarns
50 grams = 226 metres (247 yards)
Regular Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $2.00!
Mainly used for baby garments, there are 124 pages (!) of projects on Ravelry that have used this yarn, either alone or in combination with other yarns for items including "not-baby" blankets and even "not-baby" socks!
So...the next time you choose to snuggle with your kiddoes, or with a cat or pup on your lap, or with a book or something good on television, you can be prepared to enjoy whatever you make with this soft, washable yarn.
Now 'scuse me...I'm off for my "Outdoor Studio". Whether you choose to Knit Inside or In Public today, I'll leave you with this wee ditty to enjoy the next time you have a snuggle...
See you in The Shop!
*Written by Margaret, who loves to snuggle with yarn every day of the year, no matter the weather!