In our last post we presented a round up of the newly published Spring patterns. In this blog post we’d like to spotlight the projects made by crafters like you and shared with us on Ravelry, Facebook and Instagram!
These three projects were shared to the Manos del Uruguay Yarns group on Ravelry. On the left is the Xeni Shawl by Kitman Figueroa, knit by Ericamay in the Silhouette colorway of Fino. The Ayamaru Cowl, which calls for one skein of Alegria, was designed and knit by LaVisch. Gitagiri’s First Woven Scarf, in the Mermaid colorway of Serena, caught our eye too.
Local Yarn Shops frequently share their shop samples with us on Facebook and we enjoy seeing the different yarn and pattern combinations! Fiber & Vine mentioned us in their photo of this Sunrise Tunic in Serena. Llama Llama Ewe shared their picture of Caitlin, and her freshly finished Age of Brass & Steam shawl in Maxima! Maxima was also used in a seed stitch cowl posted by Purls of Wisdom.
Instagram is the third arena in which we can feast on the visuals. Keep your eye on our account, @ManosYarns, and the hashtag #manosdeluruguay for lots of visual treats! Here we have the Hartwell Hat taken by Babyfatchance, Mug Rugs by yarnologie, (both in Maxima) and a Silk Blend crochet work-in-progress by fiffel.
We hope you will find us on your favorite social media channel and we look forward to inspiring your next project!
As North America looks forward to the arrival of Spring, we at Fairmount Fibers are also looking forward to seeing your projects inspired by these new patterns. All of the Manos del Uruguay yarns have such wonderful color palettes to work with your project, you’ll want to find a way to use them all!
Katya Frankel’s Stepping Stones Shawl is featured as the cover design of newest issue of Knit.Purl. Four skeins of Silk Blend are used in this textural knit. A kit for this design (including pattern and yarn) is available for a limited time from the Interweave store, click here to order yours today! In the Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting is the Scoop Neck Tee by Yoko Hatta. Shown here in three colorways of Serena (#S2444 harbor, #S2457 tide, #S2590 natural), the fiber blend and our kettle-dyeing process give the colors a heathered, stonewashed look.
The Cleo Wrap, by Dora Ohrenstein, uses an easy-to-remember crochet stitch pattern and six skeins of Serena to create this lightweight yet warm wrap. Serena is a season-spanning blend of pima cotton and baby alpaca has fantastic drape, a beautiful choice for crochet projects such as this. On the right is the Sriracha Twinset, published in the Spring 2015 Interweave Crochet. A spicy edge frames this updated twinset in Silk Blend. Designer Angelia Robinson recently blogged about the design process, click here to read more.
Items in the Fairmount Fibers Spring 2015 collection continue to be added to Ravelry queues! We hope you’ll share your in-progress photos on your favorite social media channel. Shown above, top row left-to-right: Calida, Azahar, Galicia, and Asturias. Bottom row, left-to-right: Dorada, Maresme, Blanca, Vasca, and Mariscos.
The blog of the cooperatives, manosdeluruguay.wordpress.com, shared a post last fall in which the Rural Association of Uruguay (ARU) honored four women at the opening ceremony of Expo Prado, an international exhibition of agricultural industry and commercial goods. These women symbolized the value of rural women, one of whom is Sonia Wilkinson. Sonia has been a weaver at the Manos del Uruguay cooperatives for 38 years!
Sonia shared these words:
For me it has been an honor to represent my people. Manos del Uruguay has been my school, my second home and they value what I do. In addition to giving us tools and raw materials, we were given training for personal growth in different areas of the cooperative and the environment in which we live. It marked a path in my life, with values to achieve our goals: responsibility, respect, love, commitment, solidarity, effort, and perseverance.
Here, Sonia is pictured at a loom. On the Manos Co-operatives Instagram feed, they recently shared a video clip of a warp being made, check it out: