Get ready for Leap Day!

February 13, 2024

Get-ready-for-Leap-Day Yarn Folk

Putting together the Valentine Surprises was super fun! I'm planning to add an on-demand Surprise item to the online store, suitable for other celebrations. I just need to make a few small adjustments to the structure based on what I learned while filling these orders!

PS--I'm behind on posting for the #FiberuaryChallenge, but I'm planning to continue. I shifted my focus to the Valentines for awhile there!

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…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!

Make It Scandi Sweater Makealong

January 13 - February 29

Our official start date will be January 13th, and we'll continue through February. The theme for January's sweater makealong is: Scandi Design. Some suggested jumping off points include: 

  • Scandinavian designers -- Filtered Ravelry search here.
  • Pattern tagged with design elements from one of the Scandinavian countries. Filtered Ravelry search here.
  • Use a Scandinavian yarn. We have Tukuwool Fingering and Léttlopi at Yarn Folk. If you would like to use a different weight of Lopi, we can drop ship through Berroco.
  • Try a soft neutral scheme that evokes 2222222 interior design, or other colors that are often represented: pale blue, forest green, burnt orange, dusty pink...
  • Use mohair carried along with another yarn--a technique often used by Scandinavian designers. Filtered Ravelry search here.

Final Make It Scandi Zoom 

The final makealong zoom will happen on February 18, although the MAL continues through the end of the month. Will you need the extra day? We would love to have anyone who is available to pop in for a little show and tell, even if you can't stay for the entire hour, or if you already finished your project!

February 18, 1-2pm 

Meeting link (note: this link will be attended on the above dates only)

Password: Scandi

Holiday Hours

February 19 (Presidents Day) -- 8:00a to 3:30p

Weather Delay

In the ten years we've been open, we've had *very* few unscheduled closures. That said, our hours are sometimes affected, and here's how we try to keep you posted:
  • We update our hours in Google. Sometimes they don't approve the update as fast as we'd like, but we do make every effort to post any changes there.
  • We make social media posts on Facebook and Instagram, and share those posts to our stories. If you happen to see a post, please like or share it--it really helps to get the word out when there is more interaction.
  • If we have access to the shop phone, we update the outgoing message. 
  • Please remember that we travel from Upper County, and sometimes conditions there are very different.

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…new in the shop




Last week, we added new colors to a couple of yarns that we love: Terra, from Symfonie Yarns, a 75% superwash merino wool / 25% nylon fingering weight, great for socks and more, and Edition 3, the dk/sport weight slow-changing gradient that is a great stand-in for Spincycle Dyed in the Wool. 

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…to inspire


2024 features Leap Day at the end of the month, and I think it is the perfect day to start an intentionally long term project! Just think: you could finish on the first or second anniversary of your project start date, but have four to eight years to work on it!
I'm eyeing Jenise Hope's modular colorwork blankets (knit) or one of Janie Crow's modular crochet blankets. There are lots of other options, of course, but I'm drawn to patterns that have individual motifs that give you that sense of completion while you're working to finish the whole thing. 

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...currently stitching


Finishing sleeve #1 was commute knitting last week, and a bunch of sleeve #2 was my Super Bowl knitting! Who knew I would get almost an entire extra quarter to work on it??

I also started an Oaken shawl, after looking at the pattern photos, and wondering why in the world I haven't made one before now. I'm using Hudson & West Forge, which has a lot of body (for extra squish in the garter stitch sections) but is smooth enough to highlight the lace section. It should take three skeins. 

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