Knitter's Review
June 11, 2009
the world's smallest rocking chair on mink

If you'd told me that such a thing as mink yarn existed, I would've said "ewwwww" and kindly turned it down—the assumption being that the animal lost its life for its fiber. But this week's yarn disproves all assumptions about mink and animal cruelty. And it also reveals surprising facts about mink fiber itself. Meet Great Northern Yarns mink cashmere.

This Weekend in Ohio
The city of Columbus will be overrun with knitters for two straight weekends as The National NeedleArts Association's semiannual trade show takes place, followed by Knitter's Connection next week. Come join me in my Yarn 101 class at Knitter's Connection.

Which Ewe are You?
There are more than 200 distinct sheep breeds. How do you know which may be best suited to you? To help you identify the sheep within, and in honor of my upcoming book, the folks at Potter Craft have created a fun quiz. Go ahead and find out which ewe are you?

In the Forum: Hedgerowalong
On June 15th we're kicking off our very own Hedgerowalong in the Forums. Joining us is easy—simply print out a copy of Amy Ripton's Hedgerows Mitts pattern, choose a yarn, cast on, and share your experience with your fellow knitalongers!

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Have a great two weeks, and I'll see you again on June 25th!
Clara Parkes

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