We have four main yarn bases:
Sock Toad 80/20 SW/Nylon 400 yds per 100 g
100% Toad 100% Superwash 400 yds per 100g
DK Toad 100% Superwash 231 yds per 100g
Sweater Toad 100% Superwash 181 yds per 100g
We also offer Hairy Toad for some colors. 74% Baby Suri Alpaca/26% Silk 328 yds per 50g. You can use the Hairy Toad instead of mohair, it’s super soft and silky.
Our fingering weight minis are 80/20 SW/Nylon and 82 yds per 20g and 75/25 SW/Nylon 46 yds per 10g. DK Weight minis are 100% SW 40 yds per 20g.
Today we're chatting quilts and stuffies. Does it get better than that?
We are getting ready to start the Tula Pink Curiouser & Curiouser Mad Hatter Quilt and we're beyond excited! Starting July 1st, we're going to have Facebook meetings every two weeks to cheer everyone on. If you got the quilt kit from us and want to join in, Thursday July 1st will be going through the instruction booklet and starting to cut the fabrics. We'll list the meetings in our Facebook group Crafting with The Toads. We do have three kits remaining if you missed the pre-order and still want to join us.
MB is making Callie the Cat from Crochet Cute Critters by Sarah Zimmerman - the body is done and the head is a work in progress. Helen is making Sadie Sourie by Cinthia Designs. Follow us on Instagram (@toadhollownj) to see updates of our progress. Be sure to show us your stuffies either in our Facebook group or on Ravelry. Be sure to tag your phots with #toadhollowcamp
During our drive to VA, we had multiple chats about quilts to start. Helen is making the Mandolin quilt by Tales of Cloth using Garden Party fabric by Anita Jeram. MB started the Double Layer Cake Quilt following a video by Missouri Star Quilt Co. She is using a layer cake we have in Tula Pink's Homemade fabric line.
Today on the podcast, we chatted about our trip to Williamsburg VA for World Wide Knit in Public Day and our trunk show.
On Saturday, we visited Flying Needles Yarn
where we hung out with Susan and her staff and lots of customers who stopped by to knit in public with us. We chatted, we ate, we shopped! All around - it was such a wonderful time!
We were so inspired by Susan's yarn (Robin's Promise Yarn Co) and her samples that we got a few skeins to start something new. Helen is making the Comodo by Nicola Susan. She chose 4 skeins of pinks/purples to make it into a fade.
I chose yarn to make the Soldotna Crop using the following colors:
This is the sample that Susan had in her shop that made me fall in love!
You can see why I HAD to get yarn right away for it!
On Sunday, we drove to Woodbridge to visit the nephews before they left. On our way, we stopped in Occoquan, VA where we ran into the Hitchcock Paper Co and found some really cool papery things, including this awesome planner
by KatieDaisy called Wild Beauty
(which is not available in their online shop but is on Amazon which we linked to).
We also touched on Harry Potter and why we are no longer associating our yarn with the books. Also, we have changed the TriWizarding Tournament to Toad Hollow Summer Camp. We still have places for you to upload your pictures in progress and finishes both on Facebook and Ravelry.
We hope you guys have a great rest of the day. Go forth and create and we will see you on Friday - with progress on multiple projects.
Since we can’t be in Maryland in person this weekend, we will be having some live events on Zoom this Saturday and Sunday where we’ll be doing lots of yarn pairings. The schedule is as follows:
ALL TIMES ARE EST
Saturday at 10 AM - Shawls & Cowls (meeting ID - 987 8828 4119 password - 747305 )
Saturday at 4 PM - Sweaters (meeting ID - 921 9272 1536 password - 172261 )
Sunday at 10 AM - What to do with mini skeins? (meeting ID - 980 8925 7360 password - 437651 )
Sunday at 4 PM - Beginner and 1 skein projects (meeting ID - 975 0844 4857 password - 882848)