Possible is the new impossible
Back when this girl was knitting a sweater for her college boyfriend, could she ever have imagined…
That she would open an ad agency and then a yarn shop…
That she would have tens of thousands of Loops and Knit Stars friends all over the world…
That she would write the story of her crazy journey, and that Hay House / Random House would publish it?
If you read nothing else in this newsletter, dear friend, read this:
“Impossible” comes true. Every single day.
My book is now available for Pre-Order. Why pre-order now instead of waiting until it’s published January 12? Three big reasons:
Big reason #1: When you pre-order, you get a bunch of bonuses that are only available in the pre-order period.
Big reason #2: Pre-orders REALLY help us make the best-seller lists (we’ve already made three of them, woohoo!). And we’re trying for the big ones, like Wall Street Journal and NY Times. Early reviews indicate we could make it! 💪🏽🎉 How cool would that be…to be part of getting a yarn-related book to the top of the lists???
Big reason #3: Making the lists isn’t just for fun – it’s a way to get the message out FAR and WIDE. The message that it’s important to put your passion first. That your creativity is valuable. That YOU are valuable, and you can overcome anything.
This is going to be a wild ride, my friends. I’d love for you to come along – and share with others who could use a dose of what reader Andrea calls “the sunniest outlook in troubled year of 2020.” ☀️😊
Maybe you haven’t been in a holiday mood. And that’s ok.
It’s alright to feel a bit down, a bit different, a bit less put-together. It’s been that kind of year.
So in case you need to hear it, consider this your permission to relax – with a simple garter stitch project.
Think of someone that has been special to you this year – someone that could use a soft, squishy, fiber hug around their neck.
Visualize their smile and thanks when they feel the stitches you made so carefully. (And if you’re visualizing yourself right now, even better 💙)
Then settle in and make that special someone a Suede Fringe Scarf.
This is an easy garter scarf on Size 10 needles that will treat your fingers to 2 skeins of Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co. Merinolux Aran…and a surprise at the end!
This yarn is a *joy* to work with. No kidding. And there are more than 20 semi-solid hand-dyed colors to choose from!
What turns this simple garter into a statement scarf is the *suede fringe!* It’s like magic. It looks, feels, and moves just like suede, adding a soft texture and perfect swing to the end of your project.
Mitzi is wearing a “Suede Fringe” in Chasing Rabbits color Ivory with Berroco Suede color 3727 Dale Evans. Our other favorite colors are:
Chasing Rabbits Corazon + Suede 3727 Dale Evans
Chasing Rabbits Juniper Run + 3714 Hopalong Cassidy
The pattern is included free with your purchase upon request. 😙
Choose your Chasing Rabbits Merinolux Aran love here.
Pick out your complementing color of Suede for your fringe here.
The Loops Troops have knit *dozens* of “Lazy Girl Hats” for friends and family over the years. This project is SO FUN!
One ball of Adriafil Knitcol and some coordinating stash scraps for the brim will give you a confidence-boosting hat. The yarn does all the work for you – and makes you feel like a knitting genius!
So pick one ball of Adriafil Knitcol and grab some DK or Worsted weight stash for the brim to knit your “Lazy Girl Hat” on Size 5 and 6 needles. We’ll even include the pattern free with your purchase.
12 days till Christmas. You need a cookie. 😊
From the Bakerella blog, we present…Perfectly Peanutty Cookies!
Pretty, fast, and just five ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
4 oz. Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
1. Preheat oven to 325. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg until well blended.
2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Remove and roll mixture into 18 balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Then flatten each ball by using a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.
4. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned then cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet and then cool completely on a wire rack.
5. Melt chocolate and dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate and then dip into chopped peanuts. Repeat with other side.
6. Place on wax paper covered cookie sheet and refrigerate until chocolate hardens.
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