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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November update

Here’s a new batch of gobstoppers to tickle your fancy!  Click on the photos for a larger image, or click here for yarn details and prices.  Please remember that colours may vary on different monitors or devices; I’m happy to email additional photos or descriptions if you have questions about a particular gobstopper.

When you see something you love, contact me via email to claim it.  Remember, every gobstopper is its own unique combination of technique and serendipity, which can’t be repeated.  (Believe me, I’ve tried!)

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Four Quarter: Upper, from L to R: What Cheer; Grassy; A Double-Rainbow Day.  Lower, from L to R: 3 Minutes Till Dawn & Purpled & Pinking Up

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Merino/ silk fingering (MS-4):Top: Uno; Bottom Left: Singular; Bottom R: Solo

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Merino heavylace:
A Rainbow for the Darkest Days

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BFL/ silk heavylace:
Top: Count On It; Bottom left: Seaward; Bottom right: There For You

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October update

Here’s a new batch of gobstoppers to tickle your fancy!  Click on the photos for a larger image, or click here for yarn details and prices.  Please remember that colours may vary on different monitors or devices; I’m happy to email additional photos or descriptions if you have questions about a particular gobstopper.

When you see something you love, contact me via email to claim it.  Remember, every gobstopper is its own unique combination of technique and serendipity, which can’t be repeated.  (Believe me, I’ve tried!)

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Four Quarter: TOP ROW (Left to Right): Purpled (blue to purple to pale aqua); Quiet (navy to pale aqua green); Quieter (navy to white); MIDDLE ROW (L to R): Grassy; A Surprising Peach (navy to blue, with hints of peachy taupe); A Blue-Jeaned Elephant (grey to deep green to denim blue); BOTTOM ROW (L to R): Understory (subdued pine green to dark charcoal); Brassy (rust-brown to blues, greens, & taupes); Overstory (rich blue spruce to walnut brown)

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Four Quarter:
Homeward Brick

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Merino fingering:
Left: Hurricane Alley; Right: It’s Always Sunny Somewhere

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Merino fingering:
Left: Wallflower; Right: Plum Tart

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Merino/ silk (4-ply) fingering:
Left: Sun-Bleached Beach; Right: Yes, a Hundred Times Yes

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Merino/ silk (4-ply) fingering:
Left: Sugared Violets (lavender to pale blue-lavender); Right: Can You Tell Me Where the Mulberry Blossoms?

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