Unsung Hero: Leo & Roxy Bulky
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures everywhere were stirring-even that mouse!
Those stockings, supposedly hung by the chimney with care? Hardly. More like haphazardly-tossed-in-a-somewhat-appropriate-spot because that’s the last thing to do on your list of many things to do.
Then it hits you like seven skeins of fingering weight yarn tangled up in one massive knot - you’re short a Christmas gift. And you need it right now, and it’s got to be great.
All this when what you really want - like really, really, really want - is nothing more than to sit down with your needles, some excellent yarn, and knit that holiday stress away.
Luckily, our unsung yarn hero of the month is literally the hero you need right now. This yarn will be 15% from Dec 17 until Dec 24 for your last minute knitting!
Behold, Leo and Roxy Super Bulky!
It’s 100% Merino super wash.
It’s super fun, and the colours are brighter than that stunning Christmas display on that one house in your neighbourhood.
Perhaps the best part of all - at least for you, right now as you scramble for that last-minute gift - the recommended needle sizes range from 9 mm to 15 mm (US 13-19).
In other words, this bad boy knits up in absolutely no time at all.
It’s perfect for hats, cowls and scarves, and there’s no shortage of absolutely adorable, free or inexpensive patterns on Ravelry that work with this weight.
A few of our favourites? Try:
Braided hearts Beanie: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/braided-hearts-beanie
Perky Little Hat: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perky-little-hat
Puffy Pouf Hat: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/puffy-pouf-hat
The Whirl Stream Beanie: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-whirl-stream-beanie
The Ludlow Hat - Freebie from Laine! https://lainemagazine.com/blog/2020/1/18/ludlow
Here’s another thing packing a little more peppermint punch into our love of Leo and Roxy - they’re a Canadian company we love to work with. They’re based in St. Thomas, Ontario - heck, we’re practically neighbours.
But enough of all this reading.
You have some Christmas knitting to do.
Grab your drink, pop in a Christmas movie (or a good slasher, depending on your holiday mood) and make that perfectly wonderful, perfectly last-minute gift!