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Knitter's Review
October 6, 2011
a pretty yarn

We should all have a favorite go-to yarn, one we can always trust to give us that little knitterly pick-me-up. It may not be flashy or frivolous or decadent, but that may be part of why we love it so—and why it loves us right back.

I've found a new yarn that has become my next go-to candidate. Called Heaven's Hand, it's a hearty and sincere four-ply spun and hand-dyed in Peru and marketed to us by the designer Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton. Few stores carry it, and I honestly can't figure out why. Want to see what it can do?

This Weekend in Idaho
This Sunday at noon, residents of Ketchum, Idaho, will witness the parade of 1,500 sheep down Main Street as they make their way to their winter pastures. It's the culmination of the extraordinary 15th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival, which takes place in Ketchum and Hailey. The weekend will also feature sheepdog trials, a folklife fair, fiber fest, lambtastic lunch, and a performance by cowboy poet and entertainer Baxter Black.

In the Forums: Ladder Control
Julia has a strange situation with her socks. When she knits them Continental-style, her socks have loose "ladders" between each needle. But when she knits them English? No ladders. She wonders, is this normal?

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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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A mystery yarn that I quite enjoy.

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