I've added some really fun yarn + pattern kits to my shop right here and I'm really excited about them! Each kit contains a big skein of hand-dyed yarn, written instructions with step-by-step color photos, a template for making the pompom, and a muslin drawstring yarn bag. The hat is really simple and easy to make, even for a beginning knitter. In the instructions, I've included links to videos and tutorials online for things that might be a bit tricky for a beginner (like the long-tail cast on, or the finishing with double-pointed needles). If you're an intermediate knitter...you can do this in an afternoon. It's the exact sort of hat I want to be wearing all winter long: cozy, slouchy, a bit oversized, and WARM! I have three kits in each color available, and if they sell well, I'll make more!
Gosh, November!!! The holidays are always particularly daunting for me, sending me into house portrait factory mode, and this upcoming season feels particularly particularly daunting. I'll be at the Porter Flea holiday market, but with yarn and some knitted items this year rather than prints. My back has been relentless lately, giving me so much trouble. I so wish I could figure out a way to paint that didn't involve hunching over a desk! I have had to stop all illustration work besides the house portraits, and those I'm having to take slowly...more slowly than normal. I'll probably have to take a little break from this space so I can focus on all my upcoming seasonal work. I added a journal to my fiber shop page, so I'll be updating about yarny stuff over there. Catch up with y'all soon!