As the holidays approacheth, Amano Yana yarn (can you say that 5 times, fast?!) might be just what you need this week...
☁️ Soft ☁️
😊 Squishy 😊
⏰ Instant jumbo yarn gratification! ⏰
Amano's Yana XL is 100% hand–sorted 21.5 micron Peruvian highland wool, developed and spun in an extremely soft and light-as-Andean-air structure.
Ruth knitted up this super cute "Colorful Corner Blanket" by Purl Solo with 6 skeins of Main Color and one skein each in three Contrasting Colors. Ruth's blanket is 3 skeins 1400 (black) and 1 skein each of colors 1414, 1415, and 1416.
This is the perfect weekend gift-knit for that person in your life who could use a little extra snuggle.
Here are some other color combo ideas:
Bold and Classy:
Navy 1405 MC + Red 1406 * Bright Blue 1417 * Gold 1414
After Party Lipstick:
Black 1400 MC + Hot Pink 1408 * Pale Pink 1409 * White 1402
Forest Green 1413 MC + Lime 1415 * Bright Blue 1417 * Gold 1414
On Size 19 needles, you'll be cuddling in no time!!!
Shop Yana XL yarn here.
It's fun to be first!
You can be first - six weeks ahead of everyone else - to read Shelley's new book, Move the Needle: Yarns from an Unlikely Entrepreneur .
It comes out January 12, 2021. But if you pre-order the book through this special Launch Team page, you'll get a bunch of extras, like:
- A Launch Team enamel pin
- A chance to win a $499 vicuña box
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It's super easy to join. Just go to this link.
P.S. The publisher is deciding THIS WEEK how many copies to print...and your pre-order of the book makes a big difference! When you pre-order the physical book through the link, you also get early access to the Kindle version and audiobook when it's released! So please go to this link and join us today.
Mirasol's Llama Una is so soft and the colors so striking, we can't stop dreaming up new projects to pair with it! This yarn is 100% Baby Llama - dyed in solids with depth and texture that will make your next project a treasure.
Loops Trooper Karen knit Staci Perry's "Cabled Fingerless Mitts" with two skeins of Llama Una in color 8202 Gull. Work them up on Size 3 (3.25mm) needles. (And if you grab 3 skeins, you can make two pairs!)
Find your own Llama love here.
From the beautiful food blog "Love and Lemons" comes a *pour and heat* recipe that is so colorful and will soothe all your senses...can't you smell it already?
Try this Vegetarian Chili in a bowl with your favorite toppings, pair it with some cornbread, or spoon it over a baked potato!
Versatile. Warm. Yum!
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 (14-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 (14-ounce) can red beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup water or broth
3 chipotle peppers from canned chipotles in adobo, diced, plus 3 tablespoons sauce*
1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
½ teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges for serving
1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, a few pinches of salt and pepper, and stir. Cook until the onion is translucent, 5 minutes, then add the garlic and red pepper. Stir and cook until soft, 5 to 8 minutes, turning the heat down as needed.
2. Add the tomatoes, beans, water, chipotles, adobo sauce, corn, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chili has thickened.
3. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste. Serve with desired toppings like avocado, cilantro, Greek yogurt or sour cream, or diced jalapeno!