My Big Fat Knitted Holiday

So, between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber week, a girl can get kinda stressed out over holiday shopping. Knitting is a great stress relieverespecially on a cold, dreary gray day. Best solution I can think of?  Knit a quick gift with a hot toddy in your other hand!  OK, I only have 2 hands and haven’t quite figured out how to knit with just one…yet. But hot cider with spiced rum sitting cozily next to me works just fine.

We got in so many super-bulky new yarns this season which knit up at 2 sts = 1″ . These bad boys are FAST. I knit up this cute cowl on ThreeRavens #17 needles in 2 hours.COWL 1

Even a beginner can do the cowl or hat in one evening. I named this pattern “Convertible Cowl” since you can button it  several different ways. It is available at the shop for free! (If you buy some yarn.) And the fabulous buttons are available upstairs at ThreeRavens Studio.

Classic Shades Bigtime, Superwool, Bear Creek Bulky are in stock (and on order since it is selling so quickly we can’t keep it on the shelves)  and will all do a project under $20.00. Cheap, easy and fast, too!

And if you want to be reassured that your valuable time hasn’t been put to waste, you can cough up a lot more money and just purchase from Anthropologie or Pendleton.  A mere $50 to $168.00 plus shipping will get you one of these:

$68 bucks from Anthropologie!

 

$49.50 from Anthropologie

 

 

 

$138 Pendleton Scarf

Ha! I say. We can whip up prettier stuff than that. And not only do we have big fat yarn, we also have the big fat needles to go with them.

Check these out:

Chris sells BIG ASS Needles

Chris sells BigAss Needles

Our own Chris from ThreeRavens Fiber Studio sells handmade BA (bigass) needles in sizes 17 all the way up to 150!  Talk about weapons of mass destruction… Take a walk upstairs and have a look at these monsters.

Big fat double-points are also available upstairs, but circulars are not yet. But I just knit this cute hat flat on 2 straight needles, and it worked just fine:

Knit flat in Superwool

Lara’s Hat from Ravelry in SuperWool

So if this isn’t enough to entice you to come pick up some fat yarn and fat needles, watch my fat self (!) on a quick Holiday Knitting segment on Fox 45 news Saturday, December 20th at 7:50 AM.

Happy Holidays!   Sue

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