Beginning with a cabled neckline, this cowl cascades in gentle swirls around your neck and shoulders. The pattern includes a bit of shaping, a bit of texture, and many opportunities for color-play. Create a dramatic addition to your wardrobe with a mini-skein set or yarn left over from some of your favorite projects. Wear your Letterpress with the drape in front, or over one shoulder for asymmetric flair.
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KITS including the LETTERPRESS cowl pattern and hankette set are now available from Meghan of Distelfink Fiber Co.
1. Send an email to: email@example.com requesting the Letterpress hankette kit. Cost will be $32 for the kit, and shipping will be $7. Mulberry Hill Farm will invoice the requester and send information on how to make electronic payment through Square or Paypal. Shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail which should take 2-3 days for delivery;
2. Send $39 via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the Letterpress yarn kit in the “notes” section. Shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail which should take 2-3 days for delivery.
Send a written request for the Letterpress kit and a check for $39 via US Mail to: Distelfink Fiber, C/O Mulberry Hill Farm, 2998 Ritner Highway, Carlisle PA 17015. Check should be made payable to Mulberry Hill Farm. Shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail which should take 2-3 days for delivery.
When the weather takes a turn for cool and crisp, I long for savory, belly-filling dishes that fill the house with hearty aromas. A savory bread pudding is a great way to cook from the pantry and use up little bits of ingredients you have in the fridge. I looked at several recipes for bread pudding featuring mushrooms, then composed my own dish from ingredients I had on hand. Bread pudding is an economical dish, allowing home cooks to make use of stale or old bread, so recipes that call for a loaf of fresh bread are missing the point.
This episode includes the following segments: The Front Porch and Ever-expanding Skill Set. This month, we’re cooking with mushrooms at Yin Hoo. One of my favorite dishes is Samuel’s tofu spaghetti — this week Samuel joins me on the podcast to reminisce about his undergraduate days as a philosophy major and to share some of his secrets for making an umami-rich mushroom and tofu rage.
Fleecewise, the series, starts this week on the New Hampshire Knits podcast. Claire has some great interviews lined up. Continue by watching Sara of FiberTrek and Emily of Fibre Town, then join me here for the series conclusion just before Rhinebeck. There is something for everyone with this thoughtful programming. Join in the Ravelry conversation or ask questions of the podcast hosts.
Samuel makes a guest appearance on this episode. Several of you have been asking about an opportunity to hear the band, so here is a very special invitation. Bovine Social Club will play a Gospel concert and sing-along — unplugged and in period dress — at the Kingwood United Methodist Church in Stockton, NJ on October 2nd. Click the photo for more information.
This episode begins with a few announcements, and then it is devoted to a discussion of knitting needles and related topics: preferences, brands, durability, storage, etc. I make reference to many of the contributions to a recent Ravelry poll and discussion in the Yarns at Yin Hoo group. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate. At the end of the show, I announce two winners: one will receive their choice of needles from The Woolly Thistle; the other will receive a skein of merino/bamboo handspun.
This episode includes the following segments: The Back Porch, The Front Porch, Off the Shelf, Ever-expanding Skill Set, and Yarn Lover at Large. Do you find that clarity comes with a change in the seasons? I feel the first hints of autumn and I’m inspired to think cozy thoughts of roasted vegetables, soup, and ambitious knitting projects. I’ve been enjoying Morels, a 2-player card game that’s been around for awhile, but has suddenly captured my imagination. I went on a bit of a mushroom hunt in the Ravelry forest and found the perfect pattern for holiday gifting.
The Back Porch
For sneak peeks of the Letterpress Cowl, check #letterpresscowl on Instagram for snapshots of projects in progress posted by test knitters.
The Front Porch
Ever-expanding Skill Set
Here’s a link to the type of insert that I’ve found useful for canning in a regular stock pot.