WildFibers…knit, create, relax

DianaDiana Cripe is our official ‘Roving Reporter’!  I met Diana at an annual retreat we both used to attend every November.  She was from my husbands home town.  Because we live in the same county (but different towns) we are often at the same functions.  She and her husband do more traveling than we do….so she gets around more.  She’s also better at getting around our own region of western Washington.  She took a trip up to Mount Vernon, Washington, and visited Wild Fibers.  Here was the note that Diana sent to me:WF1

Hi Mary, I have been meaning to tell you about this shop for a while.  The shop is Wild Fibers in Mt. Vernon.

The shop is beautiful, well lit and has a lot of great yarns.  The owner was very  prompt in addressing me and was very helpful.  I bought 2 patterns that were on Ravelry and she took care of getting them for me and put each one in a protector sheet.  She was very nice and if I lived near there I would go a lot!  I bought a ball of Berroco Boboli Lace in a pink color way that I love.WF2

If you need more of a description, let me know.  I was not in there too long as we had other things to do.

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WF4Thank you Diana!!  I’ve been meaning to get up there too!  The main draw for me is that they carry Hazel Knits yarn, a local Indie Dyer that I LOVE!  Even with that, I haven’t made it there.  Until I can get there, your pictures are awesome~

If you want to be a ‘Roving Reporter’ in your area, please email me and let me know!WF3

Jacobus Monkey

Kathie, a regular in the America’s Knitting Ravelry group, knit this cute, adorable toy, Monkey Jacobus by Annita Wilschut.  Kathie is from Washington state, and she used Shalimar Yarns Enzo Sport.  She said it was tricky getting off the ground, but the 4th time was the charm.  She was determined, and it paid off.  Monkey’s are so fun, whimsical and charming — thanks for sharing Kathie!

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Big Bad Baby Blanket

I just love the name of this project.  It seems like everyone is knitting stuff for all the new born babies.  A baby blanket is a lot of knitting, and it takes a lot of yarn.  We all have our go to favorites that we like after having knit a few, there’s always one that stands out, that gets repeated.  This one is Carmels favorite.  The designer for this one is Lisa Shobhana Mason, and the pattern can be found in the Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook, book.  Ask for this book at your LYS or even look for it at the Library.

The pattern calls for two strands of Koigu held together on a size 9 needle.  Carmel, actually used some yarn by KnitPicks called Swish Bulky that was a superwash also on a size 9.  The colors she chose to work with were Planetarium and Silver.  Join Carmel over in our Ravelry group, and also join us on Facebook!

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