CH 199: Harry Potter, Advent Calendars, and the Marzipan Legwarmers!

In today’s episode I confess to some Harry Potter-related procrastination, get excited about opening my yarn Advent Calendar and finding a perfect pattern for it, and introduce you to this week’s Knitvent pattern!

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Knitvent 2017

Norah George Yarn

Herbstblatt Regina Yarn

Land of Sweets Cowl

ADVENTurous Wrap by Ambah O’Brien

The fourth window Knitvent was opened yesterday to reveal the Marzipan Legwarmers!

Somehow, the exuberant movement of the dancers seems effortless: they drift, float, spin, and even fly. Endless days of training and practice lie behind each sparkling moment of perfection onstage. For every moment a ballerina spends in a breathtaking tutu, she spends hours in legwarmers, repeating the ritual of class at the barre and rehearsing her role. Cosy and comforting, legwarmers keep a dancer’s muscles supple and ready: watch a performance from the wings and you’ll see that they stay on until seconds before she makes her entrance.

The Marzipan Legwarmers are a graceful interpretation of the dancer’s staple. A pretty pair of legwarmers instantly adds a bit of ballerina chic to any outfit, all while keeping your ankles toasty. A clever twisted rib stitch gives the sportweight Marzipan Legwarmers plenty of stretch and cling, so that they can be styled up or down: elegantly stretched or artfully rumpled. With three sizes for toddlers, children, and women, you can knit a pair for all the little dancers in your life (and another for yourself!)

The Shawl Society Grand KAL will end on Tuesday December 5th

TSS Collage Thread to post your collage of 5 or 6 shawls from this season to qualify for the Grand Prize

I will also draw a winner from each of the FO Threads!

Surprise Party Shawl

The Surprise Party KAL is beginning, and WIPs and even finished shawls are welcome! It will be hosted in The Grocery Girls Ravelry Group and will run until February 28th.

Hue Loco Yarn

Skein Yarn

Dingo Dyeworks

Hay Pullover by Clare Mountain

Laine Magazine

Copper Corgi

That wraps up our show notes for this week! I’ll talk to you again soon, and until then, happy knitting! x

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