June 27, 2023
I'm back from trade show with a few yarn samples, many tote bags 😂, and lots of ideas and orders to plan!
And speaking of plans, please note these temporary adjustments:
June 27 (Today!) -- Closing 30 minutes early at 3pm
July 3 -- CLOSED
The City of Ellensburg is doing a slurry seal and re-striping project on Pearl and Pine Streets, and the streets will be closed.
July 4 -- OPEN 9 - 1
Join us around the big table for a couple of hours of convivial stitching.
Join Yarn Folk for a preview of Berroco Fall '23 yarns and a report on what our current and prospective vendors had to tempt us with at the h+h Trade Show in Chicago. There's a small materials fee, and you can RSVP and register here.
Casting on? Join us. Lemon-y treats provided.
9:00a - 3:00p (closing 30 min early)
CLOSED (City of Ellensburg street closure)
9:00a - 1:00p (Fourth of July abbreviated hours)
...new in the shop
Full disclosure: these are not *brand new* in the shop--however, there was so much going on when they arrived that I don't think I ever highlighted them!
The HandsCraft DIY Miniature House Crafting Kits are something like a 3D puzzle, without the stress of having to put each piece in an exact location. The kits come with everything you need to construct a miniature room--complete with its contents. There are even tiny LED lights for maximum realness! If you've ever been curious about dollhouse miniatures, these kits with everything included might be a way to experiment a bit.
We've got two sizes and four styles available, and you can find them here.
Need a an easy and portable project for summertime social knitting? Annabella's Cowl in Wool Addicts Honor is simple and satisfying. Honor is a blend of brushed Suri alpaca and Merino wool, and it is so cozy. Which is not so much what we need to *wear* right now, but summer is a great time to start a cache of gifts! I colorblocked this project with three colors--but you could use just two, or even a single color. With three, the length is an extra-generous 27", but even two balls gives you 18" of coziness.
Tin Can Knits does a beautiful job of partnering with local yarn stores, and I've been excited for the release of the Tin Can Knits app since I first downloaded the beta test version!
Right now, the app includes nine free patterns, with plans to add more patterns in the coming months. When paid patterns are added, they will be added to a user's app without requiring a second purchase. One of the advantages of the app is that once you select your project's parameters, you will only see the numbers for the size, yarn weight, and options you are knitting, and as with the pattern PDFs, there are tutorial links to techniques used in the pattern. This video walks you through starting a project.
PS -- several of The Simple Collection patterns have added yarn weights in the app. Flax in DK? Yes, please!
(I cast on a Basic Beanie to celebrate the app release!)
Hallelujah, Petite Knits' Ingrid Slipover in Forge is done! This was a really enjoyable pattern to knit; it just suffered LOTS of interruptions. And, let's be honest, the carrot of starting new projects was looming LARGE. I made the size medium (the pattern ease is designed with an oversized fit in mind), and I used all of four skeins of Forge. I wasn't concerned about losing at yarn chicken, but let's just say that I don't have to figure out what to do with the leftover yarn.
Fresh on the needles is Tif Neilan's Quill Tee in Baby Cat Yarns -- Smoke Up Johnny from the Grunge Palette for the main color, and Desert Rose and Sedona from the Gentle Palette for the colorwork + the picot trim at the hem.
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