Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Quandary Peak Mittens by Sunneshine + Heritage Wool Weekend

The newest Fancy Tiger knitting pattern, Quandary Peak Mittens, is here!

Sunne, one of our amazing knitting instructors, designed these pretty stranded colorwork mittens. They aren't just pretty, they are tough. These nordic style mittens are made with our hearty Heirloom Romney yarn. Romney is a longwool whose lustrous locks make for hard-wearing mittens that will last through the most snow shoveling-est, sledding-est of winters.

Come by Fancy Tiger Crafts to purchase the pattern, or it is available as a PDF download on Ravelry.

We are excited to introduce this pattern during our Heritage Wool Weekend!

This Friday and Saturday, October 12th & 13th, at Fancy Tiger Crafts we will be hosting Jeane deCoster of Elemental Affects and Peg and Woody of Pinon Woods Ranch.

Pinon Woods Ranch Pop-Up Shop + Meet the Sheep
Friday and Saturday   10am-4pm
Come by to cuddle heritage Shetland sheep and shop the Pinon Woods Ranch pop-up shop, filled with handknit and handspun goodies made of local Shetland wool and alpaca.

Free Lecture: Heritage Wools in the US
Friday   7pm
Join us and welcome Jeane deCoster, of Elemental Affects, for a lecture on raising and milling heritage breed wool in the US. Jeane mills and dyes her own line of yarn from US herds of Shetland and Romney, and makes our Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom yarn.

Jeane will cover qualities of various breeds of wools and how to spin them to showcase their unique properties. Jeane will also cover best use for your new heritage handspuns.

Regardless of which hand you use to carry yarn when you knit, you'll learn how to use both hands in this class. Learn the basics of handling multiple colors, creating steeks, managing yarn tension, reading color charts and steeking.
Please call us at 303-733-3855 to reserve your space in one of Jeane's classes. We hope you can join us this weekend for some old-time woolly fun!

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