November 30, 2000
What do you get the knitter who has everything? Although a live sheep could be fun, it isn't always the most practical gift.
The Gift That Keeps Giving
This year, consider sponsoring a sheep through the Heifer Project. It's a fascinating concept in charitable gift-giving, whereby you buy a sheep (or a share of a sheep) for a family in need somewhere in the world.
The receiving family is trained in how to care for the animal,
and they also agree to give one of the sheep's first offspring
to another needy family in that village. Each participating
village has at least one healthy male sheep for breeding
purposes, so this is truly a gift that can keep on giving.
On the yarn front, I bring you two special yarns this week. The
first is an unusual blend of fibers available in only one color.
The second is a basic merino available in almost 100
one-of-a-kind color varieties.
Plus, I'll show the impact two angora bunnies can have on one
knitter's life as I profile Northwest Angora's owner, Gretchen
And the Winner Is...
Congratulations to Jill Wenzel, the winner of this week's $25
gift certificate to Knitwear Architects! Simply email me to claim
your prize. (Make sure to email me from the same address at
which you receive the newsletter.)
Coming in December
Don't miss our holiday gift guide, plus information about
where to buy yarn without breaking the bank. On the fiber
front, we'll profile good old-fashioned wool! Plus we'll give
away another $25 gift certificate to Vancouver's Knitwear
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New This Week...
True Luxury in Northwest Angora
There's a lot to be said for yarns produced by small-scale operations. Gretchen Beedle's unusual blends, packaged under the Northwest Angora label, are a perfect example.
Koigu Premium Merino in Premium Colors
Maie Landra's hand-painted merino is a joy to behold, but do the dyes hold up to normal wear and tear? We find out.
Northwest Angora's Gretchen Beedle
What do you get when you cross a lifelong knitter with two angora rabbits? For Gretchen Beedle, the answer was Northwest Angora, where she sells a small selection of her fantastic yarns.
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