November 15, 2022
By my calculations, we are in second Autumn this week? In any case, we are proceeding nicely into the season where lots of us crave hygge--enjoyment of life's quieter and cozy pleasures.
That coziness can be curling up with a mug of spicy chai, thick wool socks, a riveting audiobook, and some knitting or crochet--
or maybe an evening with friends, drinking hot cocoa around a roaring bonfire--
or baking something with cinnamon and cardamom, with those warm and spicy smells wafting through the house.
I hope you'll feel it, too, when you're here at Yarn Folk: when you're dreaming up a project, embraced by color, texture, and thoughts of you or your loved ones wearing or using whatever emerges from your needles or hooks!
Current open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.
In-store shopping: masks are optional (but welcome and appreciated).
Every Saturday, 2-4pm
Join us around the big table for a couple of hours of convivial stitching.
Plaid KAL/CAL October 29-November 24 (join any time)
More info here.
Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday, Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26
Details TBA. Enjoy hometown shopping in your favorite downtown!
Holiday Girls Night Out, Thursday, December 8
Details TBA! 5pm-8pm
Thursday, November 24 Closed for Thanksgiving.
Saturday, December 24 Open 9-1 for your last minute shopping!
Monday, December 26 Closed.
Jeananne Atthowe of Cerulean Orchid is a gifted crochet designer, and she also put together an incredibly charming collection of yarnie stickers. Illustrated by Jeananne, Ashley Osayande, and Aaron Birch, they are a fun way to add a little of your fiber enthusiasm to your water bottle, lap top, phone case, journal....
Is it really cast-on-itis if you *did* finish a project, and of the two additional things being cast on, one is a very quick test knit for a shop owner pal? I submit what we are still within the bounds of manageable casting-on.
I decided to knit one of Rosie Posie Knit Co.'s Reindeer Romp Beanie as a shop sample, and chose the Hot Cocoa theme. (Kits are here.) That's the three skeins of Rios; the Ultra Alpaca Chunky Natural is to test knit a hat which will be part of a hat & cowl set by Becca Anderson. (And I'll have pattern codes available with yarn purchase once the pattern is published.)
I finished the The Minimalist cowl in Yak with a minor modification to keep the project within a two-ball range. I cast on for the medium size, but once I began knitting in the round, I reduced the plain rounds between decreases by half. the upper portion of the cowl is not as deep, but I think the overall proportions work well. I made the tassel before finishing the knitting (so that I could use every bit of this fantastic yarn) and added a double strand of mohair leftover from my Felix Cardigan for a bit of added textural interest.
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