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Parrot Talk progress marker

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  • My "Parrot Talk" progress marker is made-to-order, so please allow 2 weeks for me to make and ship your parrot.

    This tiny parrot will mark your progress on your Strike Me Pink! shawl, or other project, by attaching securely to your stitches with a lobster claw clasp. He's hand-crafted by me out of polymer clay, and designed to resemble Mary Poppin's inimitable talking green parrot umbrella handle. This parrot won't sass you like Mary's parrot; rather, he'll hold onto your stitches and let you know (visually) how much progress you've made in a knitting session to cheer you on! 

    My parrot talk progress markers are approximately 0.5 inches tall. Each one is handmade, so expect yours to look like the one(s) pictured, but not exactly, although just as cute.

    If you're curious how I make these, please check out my one-minute "maker moment" video.


  • The Supercalifragilistic collection is a preorder collection. We expect that your order will ship within 2 to 4 weeks, and sooner if we can. If your order contains ready-to-ship items from our regular inventory and preordered items, it will ship in one package when the preordered portion is ready.

    Please feel free to be in touch with us at any time if you have questions about your order or when it will be ready to ship. We're delighted to help!


  • I am delighted to introduce you to the artists involved with the Supercalifragilistic kit and collection:

    Karalee Harding is a talented designer of knitwear accessories, known for her creative use of texture and simple lace, with clear and modular patterns. She's also my colleague at Little Skein, and when she first mentioned the idea for an umbrella-inspired Mary Poppins shawl, I was instantly enchanted with the concept. I'm so lucky to have her as part of the Little Skein team, and encourage you to check out her beautiful design portfolio.

    Heather Kinne of Highland Handmades is a genius with color and fiber. She created a perfectly inspired mix-and-match set of four colorways for the kit, which bring to life Mary's seemingly incongruous practicality and imagination. She's used one of her more select bases, Serviceberry Sock, which is lusciously soft and has generous yardage. Her yarns are hand-dyed in the fresh Maine countryside.

    Janelle Coury is a designer and artist who created the original illustrations for the project bag fabric, greeting card, and kit collateral material. Janelle is a wonderfully talented illustrator, with a gift for surface design and her interpretation of Mary's world is oh-so-inspiring!

    and me, Anne of Little Skein in the Big Wool. I'm the curator of the Supercalifragilistic kit: I bring everything together and share ideas with each of the artists so the kit becomes a cohesive whole. I create the stitch markers, sew the project bags (with our team) and hand-pack each order.


    We hope you love our creations!




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