Rainbow gobstoppers (Feb.)

It’s true: February gobstoppers are all about rainbows!  Some are conventional, some overdyed and moody.  A few are even stealth. Remember, every gobstopper is one-of-a-kind, so if you see something you love, contact me via email to claim it.email

Yarn details and prices are available here.  Please remember that colours can vary considerably on different monitors or devices; I’m happy to email additional photos or descriptions if you have questions about a particular gobstopper.

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ASL (alpaca/ silk/ linen fingering):SOLD

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Four Quarter: back row: SOLD; front L: Even In Forests, Rainbows (turquoise to spring green to orange); front centre & front right: SOLD

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Merino fingering:
SOLD

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Silky Yak DK ($45):
left: The Tealest Rainbow, v.1; right: The Tealest Rainbow, v.2 (v.2 is slightly lighter in the red-to-yellow transition, but overall these are a good matched pair that would work well together.)

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Silky Yak DK ($45): back, L to R: VROY; sold; front, L to R: GBI; GBIV

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Merino DK:
SOLD

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January update is live!

The gobstoppers are here!  Remember, every gobstopper is one-of-a-kind, so if you see something you love, contact me via email to claim it. 

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Yarn details and prices are available here.  Please remember that colours can vary considerably on different monitors or devices; I’m happy to email additional photos or descriptions if you have questions about a particular gobstopper.

Sock ($35): These are sockstoppers (pairs of matching 50g cakes) in my new Sock base, a sleek 4-ply fingering with 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon (like Four Quarter, but with nylon added for strength).  Each cake in a pair has been wound in the opposite direction, so you can better see the colours.

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Sockstoppers:  Top row (L to R): SOLD; 2nd row from Top (L to R): SOLD; 2nd row from Bottom (L to R): SOLD; Bottom row (L to R): Dignity; SOLD

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Sockstoppers: SOLD

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Merino giant: SOLD

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Merino fingering: SOLD

 

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Four Quarter:
SOLD

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Four Quarter double (one continuous gradient over two 100g skeins, joined with a knot, $70): SOLD

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Silky Yak DK (65% superwash merino, 20% silk, 15% yak; 211 m/ 231 yd per 100g, $45): SOLD

 

 

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Ides of March KAL

It’s becoming a bit of a tradition chez gobstopper to have a knit-a-long (KAL) to celebrate the start of a new year and the impending Ides of March.  (Why the Ides of March?  Just because it’s a cool phrase that doesn’t get used nearly enough in everyday life.)

Many of us have finished an intensive knitting-for-others season of holiday celebrations and are excited to return to a little selfish knitting by choice.  Why not pull out one of your precious gobstoppers (or shop a bit in January’s update) and join in?  We’re over here on Ravelry, with photos and chat and prizes too.

And if, like me, you’re still not done with your holiday knitting, well… you’re welcome too!

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I’m working on three versions of the same shawl, called Positive Thoughts #1.  Two are gifts and one is just for the heck of it.

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The December update is here!

The gobstoppers are here!  Remember, every gobstopper is one-of-a-kind, so if you see something you love, contact me via email to claim it. 

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Yarn details and prices are available here.  Please remember that colours can vary considerably on different monitors or devices; I’m happy to email additional photos or descriptions if you have questions about a particular gobstopper.

I’ll ship all orders as they’re completed, either Saturday afternoon or Monday morning, which should allow enough time for delivery before the holidays; if you’re concerned about a specific delivery date, please let me know and I’ll get you quotes for a range of different shipping options.

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Four Quarter:
back row, left to right:
Purpled; Room For All; Expansive. centre row, left to right: Tresses; Bern; Stormy. bottom row, left to right: Deep in the Sargasso Sea; Grassy; Tropical Storm Eddie

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Merino fingering:
left: From Midnight to Noon; right: June Slumbers

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Merino/ nylon sockstopper (2 matching 50g cakes, sold as a pair):
Quiet Riot

 

 

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Merino/ silk fingering:
left: Singular; right: Solo

 

 

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Merino DK:
left: Sly Butterfly; right: Cheeky Zebra

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BFL/ silk heavylace:
Count On It

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December update

The December gobstopper update will be this Saturday, 10 Dec., at 10 am Eastern (Toronto/ NY time).  I’ll get any orders that are placed and paid by Monday morning in the mail on Monday, so packages should arrive in time for the holidays.  (Of course, if you have special concerns about delivery dates, there are always options for faster shipping; just ask!)

This update will feature lots of fingering weight Four Quarter, as well as some merino/ silk fingering and a few laceweight.

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The gobstopper on the lower right was inspired by a photo from a thread on my Ravelry group.  If you have a photo with colours that would make a beautiful gradient, why not join us and post it here?

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