LET’S MAKE A DEAL

Jonah Larson’s crochet story recently made the media rounds, appearing in NPR, Martha Stewart, and USA Today to name a few. The now eleven-year-old started crocheting at age 5 and since then sells his crocheted goods via his @jonahhands Instagram page, donating some of his proceeds to Roots Ethiopia. Since his story went viral, his Instagram following dramatically increased, he had to put a hold on new orders, and he landed a book deal. Under the leadership of KWiL Publishing, his book will have a biographical touch, titled Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, and Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy. But before you can get your hands on his book, you can meet Jonah in person. He has partnered with Yarnspirations, which will fly him out for appearances at Michaels and JOANN Fabrics and Crafts stores around the county.

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1% For The Planet

Denver based yarn and craft store, Fancy Tiger Crafts, has just announced that they have become members of the 1% For The Planet. The national initiative encourages businesses and individuals to pledge 1% of their sales or income to environmental organizations. Fancy Tiger Crafts will rotate environmental non-profits each month, but kicking off their new mission with 1% of their February sales benefiting FiberShed, an organization that develops regional fiber systems that build soil and protect the health of our biosphere.

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SWATCH IT TO ME

Andrea Rangel has developed a new way for you to discover yarn. Dubbed the Swatch Project, the designer posts a yarn profile each week, highlighting its specs (think: weight and fiber content), the gauge she gets and the needle she uses, as well as notes on her experience, where you can buy a skein, and what she might make with it. She also posts a video so you can get another view of the yarn. Head over to check out reviews on Julie Asselin’s Journey Sport or Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Studio Sock, but stay for the yarns still to come.

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CO: Leyre Mitts

With a few weeks of cool weather still upon us, these sweet mittens are exactly what you need to get through. The fingering weight project employs slipped stitches and textured stockinette to create a delicate look. Plus, sized for Toddlers and Adult Women, you can match with your favorite mini-me and help encourage little hands to stay covered.

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