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Now, about that yarn…

Three Irish Girls is introducing 4 new non-wool blends in their line-up: a bamboo/cotton worsted, a cotton/rayon sport, a bamboo/cotton fingering, and a 100% silk lace. The only one I didn’t purchase was the lace; it was gorgeous and I loved the colors, but I don’t do a lot with lace weight yarn. Silk looks […]

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Talk to me, yarn; I’m listening

Steve doesn’t believe that yarn talks to me. When I first tried to explain this to him, he laughed. Then he just rolled his eyes. Now he quietly does internet searches for knitting friendly straight jackets. (Fortunately for me, he hasn’t found any yet.) But it does talk to me; I know I’m not the […]

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DC Metro Yarn Crawl – the aftermath (Part I)

As I was driving about 20 mph under the speed limit on I-495, because between the torrential downpour and blinding flashes of lightning my visibility was rather poor, the DJ came on the local radio station with breaking news: a tornado warning had been issued for the area I was driving around in. And I […]

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Because I don’t have enough hobbies

The DC Metro Yarn Crawl started this Saturday. I’ve been looking forward to it, both because I’ve never done a yarn crawl before (other than unofficial ones), and because of the 10 stores that are participating, I’ve only been to 3 of them before: fibre space in Alexandria, VA; Looped Yarn Works in DC; and […]

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This is why I can’t be let out by myself…to a yarn store

One of the best things about the Three Irish Girls group on Ravelry is that we’ve got an “Enablers” thread, specifically for vendors who carry 3IG to post about their stock and sales and for shoppers to post what they’re looking for. One of the worst things about the group is that we’ve got an […]

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