ColorC raze

When you’re crav­ing color, these bright yarns and ac­ces­sories prom­ise a kalei­do­scope of vi­brant de­light.

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Red Sheep, Blue Sheep

Whether you’re car­ry­ing gro­ceries in the tote or yarn in the draw­string, these beau­ti­ful bags from Run­ning Frog Stu­dio, dec­o­rated with gor­geously bold sheep, en­sure you can carry it all. You can show the whole world your col­or­crazed fiber love.

Fun Size Brights

Lux Adorna Knits 100% cash­mere Fun Size Bun­dles in sport and DK weight are ideal for quick-knit projects you’ll def­i­nitely want to fin­ish! Each Fun Size Bun­dle has 8 mini skeins in co­or­di­nat­ing col­ors. A beau­ti­ful de­signer pat­tern is sent with each bun­dle so you can start knit­ting in lux­ury as soon as your cash­mere ar­rives.

Drunk on Rich Hues

For those who take color per­son­ally, Round Moun­tain Fibers Drunk Yarn! is just the ticket. This home-dye­ing kit, in­spired by motherhood and the need for co­pi­ous amounts of wine and cof­fee, lets you dye yarn with­out ma­jor com­mit­ment, color with­out fear, and end up with yarn that’s as spe­cial as you imag­ined.

Clos­ing Col­ors

Hand­crafted by a sin­gle artist in a pris­matic ar­ray of glazes, these charm­ing sheep but­tons are the per­fect fin­ish­ing touch for all your projects! The sweet lit­tle de­tails in these tiny em­bel­lish­ments from HaldeCraft en­sure a brighter and more col­or­ful world, one but­ton at a time.

A Hat for Mrs. Gold­man

By Michelle Ed­wards, Il­lus­trated by G. Brian Karas (Schwartz & Wade, $17.99, 40 pages) Mrs. Gold­man knits hats for every­one in the neigh­bor­hood, and her lit­tle friend Sophia dec­o­rates them with pom­poms. But Mrs. Gold­man’s head is cold, and Sophia wants to make her a hat to keep her warm. What fol­lows is an en­dear­ing look at Sophia’s ef­forts to knit Mrs. Gold­man a hat of her own. You can tell that au­thor Michelle Ed­wards is a knit­ter; she con­veys the joy that comes from giv­ing away all that hard work. Brian Karas’ il­lus­tra­tions cap­ture the essence of be­gin­ning knit­ters: tongue bit­ten in con­cen­tra­tion, the frus­tra­tion of dropped stitches, and the ex­hil­a­ra­tion of fi­nally fin­ish­ing a project. You’ll want to share this story with your fa­vorite 4- to 8-yearold. The pat­tern for Sophia’s garter stitch hat with pom­poms is in­cluded at the end of the book. As the sub­ti­tle says, this is in­deed “a story about knit­ting and love.”

Leave Me Alone!

By Vera Bros­gol (Roar­ing Book Press, $17.99, 40 pages) Leave Me Alone! fea­tures a grumpy-look­ing old wo­man who lives with a very big fam­ily full of small chil­dren who are cu­ri­ous about her knit­ting, like why the yarn ball gets smaller and smaller as you chase it. The old wo­man be­comes frus­trated at all the dis­trac­tions, so she packs a bag and goes out in search of a place where she can knit in peace. Ad­ven­tures with bears, goats and aliens en­sue.

There’s a lot to look at in this book—good fa­cial ex­pres­sions and enough de­tail to keep younger and slightly older read­ers en­ter­tained. There’s also hu­mor that will be ap­pre­ci­ated by adults and chil­dren alike. There’s even sci­ence: You may want to read up on worm­holes be­fore you have to ex­plain them to a kid. Don’t let the grandma’s scowl put you off. This one is a de­light.

Cat Knit

By Ja­cob Grant (Fei­wel & Friends, $16.99, 40 pages) Cat and Yarn are close friends and do many things to­gether. One day, Girl takes Yarn away to play, and when Yarn re­turns, he looks en­tirely dif­fer­ent. It takes a while for Cat to re­al­ize that Yarn is still his friend, even though Yarn has changed. Ob­vi­ously, even with­out read­ing the book, you can guess what hap­pens to Yarn, but this mes­sage of trans­for­ma­tion and ac­cep­tance of change is aptly aimed at young chil­dren. Sim­ple il­lus­tra­tions, large print and a short sto­ry­line ap­peal to tod­dlers and preschool­ers. Be­gin­ning read­ers will be able to read the story to younger sib­lings, although they might need help with words like “in­sep­a­ra­ble” and “fas­ci­nated”.

For more in­for­ma­tion on these prod­ucts, con­tact the man­u­fac­turer for a store near you. See list­ings in the Yarn & No­tions Re­source Guide on page 81.

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