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A Yarn and a Pattern to share –

I would like to say a few words about “Unplanned Peacock” yarns. I had the pleasure of meeting Natasha Laity Snyder/owner at the Alpaca Craft Fair last month in New Holland, PA. She is an indie dyer and I could not leave without purchasing one of her lovelies! The yarn I held was soft and squishy and was really very pretty. When I left the craft show I had this skein in hand.  A grape colorway was my choice in the Twinkle Twist.  The sparkle is beautiful!  It will be knit into a hat for daughter C. after things calm down and back to normal from the hustle of the holidays. I can’t wait to cast on!

Unplanned Peacock dyed grape colorway in the Twinkle Twist

Unplanned Peacock dyed grape colorway in the Twinkle Twist

The pattern picked out for this yarn is a design created by Megan Williams of Stockinette Zombies.  She has the Stockinette Zombies’ podcast on Ravelry with co-podcaster Amy.  This hat design is so unique and the buttons just make this hat too adoreable!

For Good Hat Pattern - Megan Williams

For Good Hat Pattern – Megan Williams

This pattern was unveiled last November 2012 and the first design in memory of her sister Melissa.  When you purchase the pattern the price is a donation  which goes to the National Woman’s Health Network. This pattern is called For Good Hat.

The hat pictured below is newly released November 2013 and the second design again in memory of Megan’s sister Melissa which also is a lovely patterned hat and cowl Measure in Love!  This also will be a donation to the National Woman’s Heath Network.  (link above)

Measure In Love - Megan Williams

Measure In Love – Megan Williams

Measure In Love - cowl

Measure In Love – cowl

So, in preparation to knit this special pattern I went to the Unplanned Peacock website to check out the colors currently available on her blog.  An announcement on their blog is that they are currently working on new colors to be released January 2014!    2014 Spring Preview I can’t wait to see the colors when they become available. Natasha has done her research!

I want to share a dear winter scene with all of you  before I close this blog post!  I stopped in to see my mother before she went off to sister’s for Christmas and where she lives there is  beautiful winter village set up every year that is on display.   Here is the photo I took to share with all of you since we just celebrated the Winter Solstice I thought you might enjoy seeing it.   Happy Holidays!   Enjoy!

a winter scene

Knittingly,

Carole