While things proceed largely as they normally do here at Yarn Folk, there’s more handwashing, more wiping down of surfaces, and I *really* need to make sure I have a Lo-Lo bar in each and every bag to keep the chapping at bay!
As always, if you’re needing to limit your contact with the outside world, please give me a call, and I’m happy to mail out yarn or needles to you, or have them ready for a family member or friend to pick up for you. (And this is true any time, not just during a public health situation.)
…to learn (and do)
Here’s the full spread of Neighborhood Fiber, shortly before being put out on the sales floor. Studio DK comes in 275 yard skeins, and with adding new colors, we have twenty to choose from. Studio Sock shares the same crisp twist as the DK, along with the rich and saturated colors Neighborhood Fiber Co. is known for.
We also have eight colors of Cobblestone Roving, which is a BFL and silk blend, and eight colors of Suri Loft, a fingering weight yarn that gets its fluff from brushed suri alpaca, rather than mohair. The alpaca is blended with merino wool and silk, and feels like a cloud.
If you’ve wanted to give weaving a try (and it’s great for using up leftovers), try one of these Pop Out Looms from Black Sheep Goods! Instructions are included with the simple loom and tools.
I’m a big fan of little surprises, and decided to purchase Season 3 of Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society, which delivers a new sock pattern to your Ravelry library every month from February through July. While I have no hope of knitting a pair of socks per month, there’s no expectation that I must—but I’ve cast on Luminary, the first pair, in hopes of giving them as a gift in about six weeks.
I’m having a very free form knitalong with a cross-country friend for this series of socks—if you think this series sounds interesting, you can check out the sock collections from Season One and Season Two to get an idea of what Helen’s sock designs are like. She describes the skill level as “hover[ing] between ‘intrepid beginner’ and intermediate.”