February 04, 2020


I’ll admit to some skepticism—did I *need* another variety of Addi needles? And specifically, did I need square needles. Then I tried these guys, and huh, what do you know, I really liked them.

From February 1st to May 31st, when you purchase four Addi Rocket Squared needles, you can send your original store receipts to Skacel, and receive one more in your choice of size, free! Some details to note are that only purchases made from a brick and mortar store are eligible, and you don’t need to purchase all four at the same time. You’ll need to send in your receipts with this form, and you need to have your request postmarked by June 15th.

Not sure? Give one a try on your next project (and save your receipt), and if you like them, collect a few more before May 31st!

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…to learn (and do)

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Needle Felting Basics - Fox in a Scarf

February 5, 5:00-7:00pm | Instructor: Katie Hurlburt | $20 + materials


Hinterland KAL

Fridays in February & March (February 7, cast on party), 5:00-7:00pm | materials only

Knit along as we work on Jennifer Steingass’ beautiful Hinterland sweater.

Basic Wet Felting - Felted Wool Soap Bars

March 4, 5:00-7:00pm | Instructor: Katie Hurlburt | $20 + materials

Learn the basics of wet felting wool while creating felted soap—no artistic experience necessary.

Wet felting is the process of binding wool fibers together to form a fabric using soap, water and agitation. The end product becomes what is commonly known as felt.

Katie will take you step by step through the wet felting process as you transform fiber to fabric around a soap bar, creating a built in washcloth that is naturally antimicrobial, gently exfoliating and helps your soap last longer!

Project Circle

February 28, 5:00-7:00pm | no charge

Join us to work on your longer term projects!

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Wool Local arrived, and its delicate palette is just gorgeous. I’ll be using “Bennett” (far left) as the main color of my Hinterland sweater—one of the things I love about this yarn is that although you get the yardage of a light fingering (492 yards in 100g), it has a delicate bloom that supports a slightly larger gauge. It’s a blend of Bluefaced Leicester and Masham wool, so you get the ever-increasing softness of the BFL with the depth of color that the dark fibers of Masham lend.


We also received two big boxes of Malabrigo, including a number of new colors. You can’t appreciate the colors fully until you see them in person, so you may as well wander in and have a look.

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…to inspire

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A new crochet along from Plymouth Yarns just began, and there is plenty of time to get in on the hooking. The project is a 5-panel blanket designed by Edie Eckman, and the first set of pattern instructions can be downloaded on Ravelry (where they will be updated automatically) or at Plymouth’s digital magazine. The blanket is a four color design, and calls for Plymouth Encore—six balls of color A, five of color B, and two each of colors C & D.

Worked in panels, this is a portable project, and there will be lots of learning opportunities along the way. You can always find a wide range of colors of Encore at Yarn Folk—choose four, and chain 32!

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Across the Pond

What a fun knit Across the Pond was! The mosaic section kept things interesting, and the “polka dots” were an easy-to-memorize repeat. And I always enjoy* a long stretch of kitchener stitch, which is how the two ends of the tube were joined together.

(*I really do!!)


Hard Cider

Hard Cider has a sleeve! I just love knitting with the Blue Sky Fibers Eco Cashmere. For a smaller taste of this luxurious yarn, try the two-skein Beeswax Cowl.

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