I don’t know how it is by you guys, but here in the tristate area it’s cold. Like really, really cold. Sub zero with the wind chill kind of cold. This means two things: I want to stay inside and I want to make something warm. With that in mind I thought it might be appropriate to focus this edition of Queued Up on Wool-Ease Thick & Quick kits and patterns.
Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (aka WETQ for fans “in the know”), has been a favorite for years. Designers love it too and you can tell by taking a look at the Lion Brand kit page for the yarn.
This super bulky yarn is a blend of acrylic and wool. It’s warm, works up speedy quick, and comes in a wide range of colors. It’s a yarn that looks good both knit and crocheted and can be used for everything from blankets and home decor to garments to accessories. Thumbs up for versatility. Did I mention it’s also machine washable? Yes!
I have a list a mile long of projects I’d use WETQ for, but I’m going to sum it up now with just my top two knit and top two crochet kits.
The Alpine Pullover was designed by Two of Wands. It screams cozy winter days curled up on the couch. With some comfort food, the kitties, and another WIP.
The Cozy Celtic Raglan by Knitatude takes cozy and wraps it up with this cute trendy style. This I dream of wearing when I brave actually going out. Think sitting at the coffee shop with my yarn friends.
Does the Cozy Blanket Sweater by Mama in a Stitch even need an explanation why it’s on a Deep Freeze Queue list? Just look at it, it screams snuggles and warmth.
Another Two of Wands design is on my crochet queue. The Tribeca Trench Coat is something I could see throwing on in a chilly indoor space where I wanted to look more sophisticated. Perhaps if company was coming over. Give the illusion of being more “dressed” than sweatshirt. (And making it now means when it gets a little warmer it’s ready to be worn in place of a light coat.)
What “wool” You make during this icy cold weather? Post your project photos on Instagram and tag them with #LionBrand and #WhatWoolYouMake so we can see all of the things!