February 16, 2021
Calling an audible isn't in my nature! I like to plan a plan, I like to execute a plan--I like things to be just so.
I also HATE bad weather driving. Which was the main type available last week. Mark had a couple of days off, so I took advantage of the Kittitas County Connector on Friday and Saturday, shifting my hours slightly to make it work. And I made the last minute decision to be closed yesterday on President's Day, which is not a day I'd normally observe as a holiday, but there's no bus service, and when I made the decision, I was thinking about the Monday traffic which surely would correspond with the Friday evening/Saturday morning traffic I witnessed.
While I don't anticipate much in the way of additional spur-of-the-moment schedule changes, please know that I do give them a lot of consideration, and try to post the information as widely as I can--on the landing page at yarnfolk.com, on Instagram and Facebook, and I update my temporary hours for Google. And if it's an unscheduled/last minute closure, odds are good that I'll answer the phone if I can. Thanks for your understanding, and cozy up and stitch something!
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This week's arrivals on the accessories front were these generously-sized bags from Eric & Christopher. They are sewn and screen printed in the US (in Buck's County, Pennsylvania) and we've got two styles of sheep, a lamb, a llama, and...a flying pig...to choose from. The latter simply because it is CUTE. Each bag is 16.5"h x 15"w x 6"d--large enough for your biggest projects!
If you ever need a tiny gift, may I recommend Anna Hrachovec's Mochimochiland patterns? They are tiny, quick, only a little fiddly, and utterly charming. You may have seen them in gif form, stop-animated to bring joy to all citizens of the internet :) I just made a Box Cat for Valentine's Day, made a couple of Spookie Ookie Cats for Halloween, two Luvbots for a previous Valentine's Day, and a Jumbo Gnome...for general purposes.
Not gonna lie, there were a couple of days last week where getting up and walking to the next room to retrieve a project was more than I could manage. And so I did the much more manageable thing, and grabbed the Mondim Socks in the yarn bowl that was in reach. It was actually time to start the gusset shaping for the Fleegle Heel used in the pattern. Previous toe-up socks have mainly entailed a traditional short row heel, so this was a new adventure on a day when I had very few brain cells to rub together. Good news, though, the pattern instructions were good, and were perfectly easy to follow the next day, when I'd had a normal amount of sleep!
The back piece of my Deliciosa sweater was also near at hand, and so it grew. I'm close to completing the back, after which the shoulders will be seamed, and the sleeves picked up from the front and back pieces and knit flat toward the cuff.
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