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Knitter's Review
January 8, 2009
Finn yarn
A core principle behind Slow Stashing is to rid your stash of unhappy yarns and only surround yourself with those yarns that make you happy. For the rest of this year I will show you yarns that make me happy—worthwhile yarns from hard-working people in interesting places around the world, yarns that I hope might make you happy too.

I begin with Riihivilla, an exciting yarn discovery from Finland. Spun from the lustrous and resilient Finnsheep wool, it's offered au naturel or in earthy hand-dyed colors obtained from plants and mushrooms.

Beam Me to Beantown
A reminder to my Boston friends, please join me Friday night at MIT for the Common Cod Fiber Guild meeting, where I'll be chatting all about yarn. Details here.

In the Forum: Conquering Socks
Sarah wants to try knitting socks. She has noticed that there are many different techniques—toe-up, top-down, on circs or DPNs, and with all sorts of toes and heels. That's a lot to learn. What are your favorite sock-knitting references

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the Forums!
Clara Parkes

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