It’s a very fun filled week here at Curious Handmade, with the launch of the Summertide MKAL, the continuing Handmade Wardrobe Challenge, getting ready for the UK Podcast Awards, along with all the regular bustle of everyday life. Because of all that, this is a slightly short episode, where I mostly catch up with the many many things in my WIP queue.
Today’s show is sponsored by The Fibre Co, and their wonderfully sweet and soft Acadia yarn. If you want to see how beautifully this knits up, take a look at the two tone sample of my pattern Whispering Island!
Acadia is named after the oldest American national park east of the Mississippi river, a place of natural beauty where the sea and mountains meet, slopes are densely forested and wild blueberries abound. Acadia National Park is in the state of Maine, The Fibre Co.’s birthplace. The yarn inspired by this beautiful region has a rustic look and a soft hand. A subtle tweed effect is created by the silk noil that is combined with a heathered base made from fine merino wool and brown baby alpaca. The yarn is a classic DK weight and makes a beautiful textured fabric that is perfect for next to the skin accessories as well as garments.
You can get your hands on some Acadia of your own at our other sponsor’s shop, Meadow Yarn:
Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It’s a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include madelinetosh, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more.
What’s in the WIP
Cave Point by Paula I’m loving this and I’m thinking I’ll extend the border, because I have extra yarn and also because I’d love to keep this addictive knit going a bit longer.
Earl Grey Hat by Clare Devine. This is adorable and I need a new hat!
The Summertide MKAL, of course!
That should just about do it for this “minisode.” If you haven’t come on board for the MKAL or the Curious Handmade Wardrobe Challenge yet, just come visit us in the Curious Handmade Ravelry Group. We’re a very friendly and supportive bunch and I find inspiration there every day. We’d love to have you join us!