Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog day, the day when according to some a Groundhog (AKA Woodchuck… AKA Marmots) will wake up from hibernation, look out of his hole and predict the length of winter. According to the contributors to Wikipedia, rodents are accurate predictors of the weather 39% of the time. Which is not an impressive average.
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Fall is such a magical time of year in New England. The trees fill with color, the streets fill with leaves, the weather has a bit of chill and Halloween creeps up on us. I was always told that Halloween is the one day of the year that spirits of the past walked among us. Easily scared as a child (…still am, really), I had to believe that most of these spirits were good even if they looked spooky. Read more
When it comes to unveiling a new collection, I’m honestly not sure who is more excited. We know a lot of you have been eagerly awaiting our new yarns and spring & summer knitting patterns. But everyone in the Berroco design office is thrilled to finally share the secrets we’ve kept for months!
Did you know the Berroco Design Team creates nearly 200 new patterns every year? While we’re constantly thinking up new designs, we still love to see that people are continuing to knit some of our enduring favorites. You know the ones I mean. They’re the designs you make in multiple colors or for every family member. The sweater you knit when it’s new and again, when you’ve worn out the first one.
Berroco yarn is manufactured in mills all over the world, but we do most of our buying twice a year at a huge trade show in Florence, Italy. That’s where our beautiful Berroco Cirrus comes from. There’s an interesting story about this fine Italian yarn, and the family that makes it, in tomorrow’s KnitBits.