December 14, 2000
Our Quick Gifts showcase is off to a great start! Many of you have already sent in patterns, suggestions, and favorite URLs, which we've posted for everyone to enjoy.
If you haven't seen it already, I urge you to check out the showcase and send me your favorite quick-knitting gift patterns and ideas. At the end of December, I'll pick one lucky person to win a hand-polished, hemlock Yarn Holder from Tra-Bar.
Delicious Wool from Down Under
I try not to fall in love with the yarns I review. But this week, I finally did. Hawthorne Cottage yarn is a simple yet exquisite English Leicester Longwool you can only find in one U.S. store -- and I'll tell you which one.
This week I also review a new book of children's knitting patterns from London-based designer Zoe Mellor. Each of the 20 patterns is actually shown in two slight variations, modeled by twins.
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New This Week...
Beauty from the Porch of Hawthorne Cottage
English Leicester longwool is a rare, luxurious
wool. Combine it with Sue Flynn's rich, true
colors, and you have a very special yarn.
Double Knits: Pairs of Patterns for Babies and Toddlers
by Zoe Mellor
You're not seeing double -- those really are twins
on the cover, as are all the models in the book.
And that's only the beginning!
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