Let the river flow

August 18, 2020

Let the river flow

Cle Elum River, August 12, 2020

A big project on Yarn Folk’s horizon is a website overhaul.

It seems like I just did that.

In reality, it was two and a half years ago. One of the lessons I’ve learned during the last several months is that I like being able to connect with farther-flung customers—you know, those of you I see a few times a year, but who can’t just hop in the car and be here in ten. And for those closer, you’ll be able to check whether I have something in stock if you have a great idea…in the middle of the night. Another lesson I’ve learned? Keeping even the modest percentage of my inventory listed online in sync with my point of sale is haaaarrrrrd when the two systems don’t have a shared language.

Luckily for me, the web designer who helped with my 2018 redesign has expanded her services to include a platform that will connect with my point of sale system. We don’t have the timeline locked in yet, but it’s a project that is near the top of my priority list. Online sales were critical to keeping the bills paid during the two full months Yarn Folk was closed to the public, and while I can’t say I loved being unceremoniously thrown into the deep end of the e-commerce pool, I’m glad to take what I learned and move forward!


Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-1pm. In-store shopping: mask covering nose and mouth 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!

“Plus I left one extra hole for its dreams and ideas”

…to learn (and do)


Social Stitching via Zoom


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

Thursday, August 13, 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, August 14, 12:00-1:00pm https://us04web.zoom.us/j/741980568?pwd=bXp1ellFUHNqS0lUaFYvS1ord3Fndz09 OR open Zoom and enter 741-980-568 for the meeting ID




...to anticipate

Stitch marker sets from A Needle Runs Through It

A Needle Runs Through it makes a wide variety of wood stitch markers, engraved with fun designs. They are lightweight and fit up to a US 9/5.5mm needle. We’ve got sixteen designs to choose from—two different Hamilton sets, sheep, cats, snacks, national parks, Dr. Who, wine, tea, and more!

…to inspire


Pullover and Cardigan versions of Felix, designed by Amy Christoffers

© Amy Christoffers

Speaking of thinking ahead, please join me for a Felix-along in September! Amy Christoffers is the design director for Berroco, and this timeless design is available as a pullover or a cardigan. It calls for an aran or chunky weight yarn, knit at a fairly open gauge—great choices would include Erika Knight Wild Wool, Berroco Mercado, Plymouth Homestead, or Studio Donegal Soft Donegal.

...to stitch

I stayed singularly focused on The Rose That Grew From Concrete, by Mara Licole, as I learned that my order from the indie dyer I’m using for this project is projected to be ready sooner than I’d originally projected. Look for more information soon; meanwhile, here’s a view of the pretty cabled lace pattern used at the wide end of the shawl. A fun bonus to this pattern is that includes a simple hat pattern designed to take advantage of the yardage remaining from the second skein of the main color—I love the idea of being able to use allll the yarn! [image: close up view of cabled lace pattern]

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