May 04, 2021
Although the store will be closed at 2pm on Thursday, Social Stitching via Zoom is on the schedule in its regular 4-6pm slot.
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. We continue to be mindful about making it possible to maintain social distancing in the shop.
Thursday, May 6, 4:00-6:00pm
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Reminder: we've consolidated to just one Zoom event for now, but if you'd like to share project photos, chat, or share KAL progress, we'd love for you to create an account at yarnfolk.com and participate in the community we're building there. No intent to be yet another social network, but it's an option for sharing that doesn't depend on any outside platform. You can find it here.
Friday, May 15th to Wednesday, June 23rd
Thursday, May 6, 2021 7am - 2pm (closing 90 minutes early)
Friday, May 7, 2021 CLOSED
Every now and again, the thing to anticipate isn't wholly positive. In this case, it is flat out heartbreaking. HiKoo Kenzie has been one of my very favorite yarns almost since the very beginning. It is the perfect blend of Merino wool, alpaca, silk, angora, and nylon, and if you've worked with it you know that it it blooms beautifully when it is washed and blocked. And the selection of tweedy colors has always been a slightly offbeat delight.
It's been a favorite DK yarn since the first shipment arrived in 2013. It's just that there's no more to be had.
When I first started to hear rumblings to this effect a few months ago, I made a point of stocking up. I've made Marie Greene's January Gansey (just over 9 skeins for size 36") in it, an Easy Folded Poncho (6 skeins) and Library Vest (6 skeins for size 39") (both from Churchmouse Yarns patterns), Michelle Hunter's Cable Channel Pillow (4 skeins), and Laura Aylor's Oak Park Scarf (5 colors, 7 skeins total), so say nothing of many mittens and hats. If it's a favorite of yours or a yarn you've wanted to try, I have 10-20 skeins of 10 colors, and 1-9 skeins of another 10 or so colors. (All links above are to my Ravelry project pages.)
About a third of the original colors can be ordered by the full bag--contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to check on details. Stock available at Yarn Folk is here.
(And while I'm genuinely sad, I'm also hot on the trail of a DK tweed to fill Kenzie's role in the future!)
In better news, Berroco is hosting another month-long Cardi Party! From the April 23rd Berroco KnitBits newsletter:
We are SO excited to start another make along with you!
Our focus again is a favorite wardrobe staple: Cardigans!
We're keeping the theme open so that you can pick a style that
fits what you feel like making right now!
You can choose your yarn from any Berroco Yarn or Partner Brand line: Lopi, Lang Yarns, Amano or WoolAddicts!
Plus, the pattern is on us if you don't already have one!
Use code: BerrocoCardiParty2 at Berroco.com or in our Berroco Ravelry Store
(code only good for a Berroco pattern, not any of our partner brands)
You can find the Berroco cardi patterns here on Ravelry or here on the Berroco site (link includes all women's clothing--scroll for cardigans). The free pattern code will work on either site. (And note: I'm breaking the rules a tiny bit and using a pattern that is already in my library, and which isn't one from the Berroco Pattern Store.) (It *is* designed by Amy Christoffers, who is Berroco's Design Director--and many of her patterns are featured.)
Berroco yarns in stock at Yarn Folk are here, and remember that if there's something we don't carry, we can help you order through the 1-2-3 Drop Ship Program, which includes the Partner Brands mentioned above. And if the pattern you love features a discontinued yarn, get in touch about finding the perfect substitute.
More details from Berroco are here. Official cast on is Friday, May 15th, and we bind off on June 25th!
All Water Bearer all the time this week! Another silver lining related to my "do-over" is that I now have the brioche waves pattern memorized. I'm almost done with the bust darts, then I'm on a straightaway to the hem. After that, I'll pick up stitches for the sleeves, and work an applied i-cord edging. Neither sleeves nor applied i-cord are *fast*--but I'm excited to have this sweater finished and ready to wear, so they will be fastER--right??
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