May 05, 2020


Friday’s extension of Washington’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order included a provision that would allow ten counties, including Kittitas County, to request a variance and move forward in the stages of reopening. The county commissioners have applied for variance, and many expect it will be approved this week.

I am developing the required safety plan for reopening. Yarn Folk will not be open to the public this week, even if that is technically possible. Additionally, I will be operating with reduced in-store hours initially. I’m fortunate to have a group of yarn shop owners navigating these waters with me, and we’ve been brainstorming together on ways to re-engage with our customers, while prioritizing the safety of our communities. We want to be back—but we want to be smart and respectful about it.

Thank you for your continued support!

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College mascots on Zoom

College mascots on Zoom

…to learn (and do)


Social Stitching via Zoom


Wednesday, May 6, 12:00-1:00pm BREATHE & HOPE Virtual KAL OR open Zoom and enter 883-5111-1252 for the meeting ID

Thursday, May 7, 4:00-6:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

Friday, May 8, 12:00-1:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 741-980-568 for the meeting ID

IMPORTANT: As of April 5th, Zoom required passwords to enter meetings to prevent unauthorized guests from entering. PASSWORD FOR ALL MEETINGS IS 330044.


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I’ve had the components for awhile, but I’ve finally assembled some kits for Laura Nelkin’s Mudra Necklace! This is an easy introduction to including beads in your knitting, and it’s a nice small accessory for yourself or to make as a gift. Kits include the pattern, yarn, beads, clasps, and a focal disk. Find the kits here.

Additionally, I’ve been adding the Berroco Drop Ship projects to the online shop.

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…to inspire


The intersection between “fine art” and “craft” is an enduring interest, and My Modern Met’s February feature on artist Faith Humphrey Hill was a fascinating introduction to her technique which fuses handknitting with digital illustration. Her Instagram feed is lovely and inspiring.

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Breathe & Hope


Here’s my progress on Casapinka’s Breathe & Hope shawl, using Candy Skein Luscious Fingering in Black Licorice and Leading Men Fiber Arts in Trap Door. Weekly KAL session is listed above, and if you want to join in, there are kits listed at

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