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New Necessities + Canopy Fingering Yarn

May 29, 2014 Julie

All About Baby Coffee Table

This is how my coffee table looks now. All the time. Full of my life’s new necessities — burp cloth, baby vitamin D, and lanolin ointment along with the sanity savers of pacifier, coffee, and knitting. Especially coffee and knitting.

The Fibre Company's Canopy Fingering Yarn

Sure, I could tell you all about my high-tech nursing log (aka pencil and paper) and how breastfeeding can really be “made simple.” Snore. Actually, I could be up for a discussion about the wonders of feeding babies BUT, I will spare you. You’re welcome.

Instead, let’s talk about that yarn that you see, sitting all pretty on the coffee table! The yarn is Canopy Fingering from The Fibre Company. It’s fabulous. I’m so glad you asked about it. ;) Spun from baby alpaca, merino and viscose bamboo, Canopy Fingering is a fingering weight 3-ply yarn that is soft, strong, and a little bit shiny. The subtle heathered tones are a result of the dying process, as kettle-dyed fibers absorb dye differently and create a really beautiful depth of color.

You could use Canopy Fingering yarn for color work, lace, or textured stitch patterns. Maybe you’ll knit this shawl, this shawlette, this hat or that hatOr you could stick to simple stockinette like I’m knitting for a cardigan sweater. Did I tell you how I’m planning a sweater knitting class for the Summer? Seriously, think about you, some fabulous yarn, and sweater knitting. Details soon. 

Alright. I say I’m going to stick to yarn but what kind of proud mama would I be if I left you on this gloomy Thursday without a photo and update about my wee one? I hope you don’t mind too terribly much.

Ezra Practicing Smiles

Thankfully, Ezra’s loud, seemingly endless grunts are evolving into coos and smiles. Which I much prefer. Maybe it’s the added influence Owen Fox, who is more of a sophisticated fellow that, I presume, doesn’t deal in grunts.

Call me sleep-deprived and easily entertained since I talk to an infant all day, but the tag description for Ezra’s new friend Owen Fox cracks me UP. This fox hails from a place called Hazel Village and “loves to go to his secret tree house to practice his dance moves. His low center of gravity makes him a much more nimble dancer. Then, he usually visits his turtle friends in his rowboat. They tell him he has a lot of energy, but he says they should have seen him earlier!” Knee-slapping funny, right? Ha. No, not really, I know. . . But, it’s cute and makes Ezra and me smile. Hazel Village animals are hand-stitched and made by a clever independent artist so I thought it was worth sharing. 

You can find Canopy Fingering yarn, knitting needles, patterns, and (not quite) knee-slapping fun at Home Made. We’re OPEN WEEKENDS: Saturdays 10AM-5PM + Sundays 11AM-4PM. Stop on by!


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