September 29, 2020
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!
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.
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! ;)
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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