Category: Happy Fuzzy Yarn

Photo of two-color brioche knitting

I Brioched and I Loved It

I made my dad a hat for his birthday.  He is not into bright colors and energetic motifs.  I could have knit him a very plain watch cap, but I settled on an idea to spice it up, for my own sanity (?).  What might appear to the untrained eye, a very simple hat, is, in fact, two color brioche in… Read more →

Photo detail of Trecolori Shawl by Carol Ullmann

Trecolori Shawl

The grey is here to stay for a few months, but we can combat the blahs with comfort and color. Designed for Happy Fuzzy Yarn‘s Corrie Sock fingering weight yarn, the Trecolori Shawl is an easy-to-knit textural asymmetrical shawl with a deep border of arrowhead lace.  Knit in three colors, Trecolori uses the Fibonacci sequence to make a fun striping… Read more →

photo of the Spring Valley Shawl by Carol Ullmann

Spring Valley Shawl

One of the things that I bought yarn for at the recent Fiber Expo was 3 skeins of Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino to make my own Spring Valley Shawl. Finally. I love this pattern!  Riin picked the colors and I designed this striped asymmetrical shawl with a deep edging of beehive lace and a simple crochet edge to highlight… Read more →

Picture of fiber from Happy Fuzzy Yarn

Conquering Shyness

I was terribly shy as a child.  When we moved into a new school district in second grade, I was nearly friendless for two years because I was too frightened to approach other children and ask to join their play. In fact, I first learned to knit from my second grade teacher because she would allow us to stay inside… Read more →

Picture of a small skein of woolen spun Cormo

Spinzilla was a blast!

If knitting in public isn’t weird enough for you, you should take up spinning. What I learned from Spinzilla last week was that spinners are, on the whole, a very happy bunch of people. We like to get together and ogle each other’s fiber, wheels, spindles, kates, niddy noddies, and freshly made yarn.  We encourage.  We help.  We teach.  We skip tea… Read more →

Close up of handspun BFL yarn

They put me in charge

Handspinners of the world, I have good news! Spinzilla sign-ups start today and I am a team captain.  For $10 you can join Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn Spinners and have a jolly good time with yours truly. For the record, you can also spend $10 to join another team or, ye gads, go alone.  I will still talk to you,… Read more →

Photo of handknit fingerless mitts

Everyone Loves Fingerless Mitts

There’s been a craze ‘round these parts.  Young and old alike, male and female, everyone’s gotta have a pair of fingerless mitts. It started with the Pageturner Mitts, which was barely a pattern, but gave me a jumping off point. I had a lone and lovely skein of Noro Silk Garden, aching to be knit. I enjoy wearing my fingerless… Read more →

Picture of a cake of sock yarn

Changes!

So much change around here! The Obvious I installed a new theme for the site.  Changing the furniture around here is so much easier than in my actual house.  Also, WordPress is getting easier to use all the time and more and more functionality is trickling down to those of us who mostly use the free themes and plugins.  Woohoo! The… Read more →

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