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There is a sense of urgency in the air...
Winter is coming and I, for one, am not quite prepared. The skis are ready by the door, the horses have their lush winter coats, the kids have snow boots, and the tire chains and snow shovels are located. Why is there such a feeling of unpreparedness??
Aha! I am behind (let's be honest, I am beyond behind) on my holiday knitting! Oh no! The mittens I have been planning all summer long are still wound in to neat little balls in the bag they came home in, the needles neatly tucked in alongside. The sweater my daughter requested (yes, I am sooo flattered, my daughter ASKED me to knit her a sweater!) still in a place much like the mittens.
George R. R. Martin said it best... "Winter is coming!" Even though we are much too far south for Dire Wolves, we still must prepare ourselves and our loved ones for winter. This means hats, scarves, mittens, beanies, slippers, Christmas stockings, sweaters, and believe it or not the occasional crochet bikini for those who get to go somewhere WARM for Christmas!
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Even though most folks these days wear helmets on the slopes, and that is awesome, they still need to look good in the lodge. Therefore, a hand knit beanie or headband is always in style to cover up the dreaded "helmet hair" when your outdoor sport enthusiast heads inside for lunch! Fair Isle hats are making a big comeback (did they ever leave??) and slouchy beanies have been very popular this year.
There is a thing called Fixation from Cascade Yarns that will keep a hat from popping off most any head from newborn to grandparent! Fixation is a cotton/elastic blend that can be used by itself in a pattern or in company with another yarn in the brim of a hat to give it that extra stretch!
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You will want to come in to the shop and meet Gina from Plymouth! Gina is a lovely color striping yarn that looks fantastic knit or crocheted and is amazing in entreloc! Gina is 100% wool, single ply, and just waiting for you to make something amazing!
Whether you are looking for a project to treat yourself or another lucky person (or pet!) you will find what you need at Knit Unique! We are, of course, back to our winter hours of Monday through Saturday 10 - 6, with Tuesday extended hours to 8 p.m. for our social knit night! (oh, and just in case, Knit Unique now offers a wish list if you would like us to jot down your hopes and dreams!)