Changing Scenery

July 06, 2020

Changing Scenery

You may have heard that both Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island, and Serial Knitters in Kirkland are closing their brick and mortar shops. Both shops cited the effects of operating in the COVID-19 economy, and will continue operations online.

My own experiences with Churchmouse span more than a decade—favorite day trips often involved a ferry boat ride, a treat at Blackbird Bakery, and leisurely poking through the yarns at Churchmouse. I’m really sad to see them go.

We’re going to be living in a changed world for some time—let’s all continue to be kind to one another, and be thoughtful about the ways we can offer support.

Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-1pm. In-store shopping: mask required for the duration of your visit; two customers at a time; avoid any wait by scheduling at yarnfolk.com/scheduling. And we’re always open at yarnfolk.com/shop!

Meme with Dorothy & the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz, captioned “When you open your eyes all your projects will be finished.”

Meme with Dorothy & the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz, captioned “When you open your eyes all your projects will be finished.”

…to learn (and do)

CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Social Stitching via Zoom

Note: on July 1st, the Wednesday Zoom KAL will transition from the Casapinka KAL to the SOUNDTRACK KAL (although you’re always more than welcome to work on anything you like!)

 

Wednesday, JuLY 8, 12:00-1:00pm SOUNDTRACK KAL https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88351111252?pwd=WFpkR2pLaEx4d1dMSFI3OXl4dWJ5Zz09 OR open Zoom and enter 883-5111-1252 for the meeting ID

Of course, you can work on whatever you like!

Thursday, July 9, 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, July 10, 12:00-1:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/741980568?pwd=bXp1ellFUHNqS0lUaFYvS1ord3Fndz09 OR open Zoom and enter 741-980-568 for the meeting ID

PASSWORD FOR ALL MEETINGS IS 330044.

 

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...to anticipate

 

Plastic bag full of just-unpacked Vesper Self-Striping Sock Yarn from Knitterly Things

Plastic bag full of just-unpacked Vesper Self-Striping Sock Yarn from Knitterly Things

As promised! New Vesper Sock Yarn—it’s in the shop, and also listed online at yarnfolk.com/shop. (I also added some new kits!)

…to inspire

Screenshot of advanced search options available for Ravelry’s pattern database

Screenshot of advanced search options available for Ravelry’s pattern database


Are you missing travel? Did you know that you can search Ravelry patterns by “Designer Country”? From the home page, choose the “Patterns” tab, then click on “Advanced Search.” The sidebar on the left has a “Jump to a Filter” option, and if you scroll down far enough, you’ll find “Designer Country.” Given that most of us aren’t traveling too far from home these days, this can be a fun way to explore the creativity of people around the world!

(You can also do an advanced search of “People”—i.e. regular Ravelry users—by country.)

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...to stitch

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Soundtrack

 

This week, it’s been all Soundtrack, all the time. I won’t finish as quickly as in past years, but I’ve decided I am entirely at peace with taking advantage of the added KAL time this year! You all know I am #teamsleevesfirst; as of Monday morning, I have all the decreases complete for the first sleeve, and have 1” of stockinette + 2” of ribbing to complete.

The yarn is Ultra Wool Fine in Granite, stranded with Aerial in Silver for the main color, combined with Tiramisu in Gelato for the contrast stripes—all from Berroco. I’m not certain this will be the only Soundtrack I make, because I really love some of the other combinations I swatched, too! (You can see them here.)

[image: marled grey mohair sweater with pink yoke stripes, in progress—yoke and one sleeve done]




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