ANNOUNCEMENTS (3) + COSMIC CRISP YARN FROM APPLE FIBER STUDIOS

September 29, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS (3) + COSMIC CRISP YARN FROM APPLE FIBER STUDIOS

Cartoon version of Ann’s head floating above the word “GULP”

Three items:

1) Sara, my web designer, suggested a date for the revamped site to be live that resulted in the face above. (That’s a “really soon” gulp, not a far, far away gulp.)

2) While I have not landed on permanent hours going forward, I will be extending Saturday hours to 9am - 3pm beginning this Saturday.

3) The results of last week’s survey indicated interest in a fall accessory project, and I will announce the details next week!

Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-3pm. In-store shopping: mask covering nose and mouth required for the duration of your visit; two to four customers at a time; avoid any wait by scheduling at yarnfolk.com/scheduling. And we’re always open at yarnfolk.com/shop!

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Animated text gif that reads “social knitstancing”

Animated text gif that reads “social knitstancing”

…to learn (and do)

CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Social Stitching via Zoom

 

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-1:00pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88351111252?pwd=WFpkR2pLaEx4d1dMSFI3OXl4dWJ5Zz09 OR open Zoom and enter 883-5111-1252 for the meeting ID

Thursday, October 1, 4:00-6:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

Friday, October 2, 12:00-1:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/741980568?pwd=bXp1ellFUHNqS0lUaFYvS1ord3Fndz09 OR open Zoom and enter 741-980-568 for the meeting ID FELIX KAL INCLUDED HERE!

PASSWORD FOR ALL MEETINGS IS 330044.

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...to anticipate



14 colors of Apple Fiber Studios Cosmic Crisp fingering weight yarn

14 colors of Apple Fiber Studios Cosmic Crisp fingering weight yarn

A box arrived from our friends at Apple Fiber Studios in Bellingham, containing one of their newest yarn bases, Cosmic Crisp. The fiber blend is 80% bluefaced leicester (for more on BFL, see below) and 20% nylon, and the 14 colors are inspired by cosmic references. While I was unpacking the box, I kept rearranging them into different combinations—there are some stunning potential fades in this range of colors. These are yarns I will be rooting for you to purchase, because I cannot knit them all, but I want to. So please buy them to remove the temptation, okay, thanks! ;)

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…to inspire

Two bluefaced leceister lambs wearing sweaters, image courtesy of  Pitchfork Ranch

Two bluefaced leceister lambs wearing sweaters, image courtesy of Pitchfork Ranch

What makes yarn spun from bluefaced leicester sheep special? The secret is that it is a long-wool—with fibers that are physically long and that tend to be both lustrous and strong—but unlike other long-wools which tend to be coarse (and therefore have a higher “prickle factor”), BFL’s micron count is lower, and therefore softer when worn against the skin. It also has less memory than shorter fibers, which can result in a fabric with incredible drape. It’s also less inclined to felt or pill.

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...to stitch

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Felix

 

The Felix Pullover is complete! This was such a fun, quick knit—so much so that once I work on my Sharon Show wrap a bit (I’m on Clue 4 of 6) and get Matriochka back on track, I’m planning on making the Felix Cardi in one of the other yarn options seen here. It’s such a wearable design, and I think it will be fun to have two samples that show the options available.

[photo: a green pullover sweater completed and steamed, but not wet blocked]




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