LYS Day Bonus Week 😎

April 20, 2021

LYS Day Bonus Week 😎


Saturday was a fun celebration of Local Yarn Shop Day, and even better, if you weren't able to come in, we still have some of the limited edition yarns and kits available, and we'll be offering Berroco's free pattern eBook with any Berroco purchase through the end of April! All available in the shop, or online. Why end the party prematurely??

Current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays, 9am-3pm. In-store shopping: mask covering nose and mouth required for the duration of your visit. We continue to be mindful about making it possible to maintain social distancing in the shop.

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…to learn (and do)

three red and orange skeins of yarn with the words "Yarn Folk talks"


CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, April 22, 4:00-6:00pm 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/981942707?pwd=TExyQlRPWnB3OW40QkFZRCs5aVRtQT09 OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

PASSWORD IS 330044.

Reminder: we've consolidated to just one Zoom event for now, but if you'd like to share project photos, chat, or share KAL progress, we'd love for you to create an account at yarnfolk.com and participate in the community we're building there. No intent to be yet another social network, but it's an option for sharing that doesn't depend on any outside platform. You can find it here.

Upcoming Temporary Schedule Changes:

Thursday, May 6, 2021 7am - 2pm (closing 90 minutes early)

Friday, May 7, 2021 CLOSED

 

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...to anticipate

 Twelve colors of WildStar Fibers Supernova Sock. The top row is deep green, light green/blue/purple variegated, pale purple/white/green variegated, periwinkle blue tonal, deep teal tonal, and cranberry tonal. Bottom row is a medium bluish grey tonal, a multi-colored pink speckle, a tan speckle, a pink/orange/purple/blue variegated, a light grey tonal, and a blush pink and mauve variegated.

 

Look at these beauties! This is Supernova Sock from WildStar Fibers, and while I love Nakia's color sense generally, I'm extra in love with her complex pastels. Also of note is the fact that while the yarn is an 85% superwash Merino wool / 15%  nylon blend, you would *swear* there was some cashmere in there. There's not, but it really is tantalizingly soft.

 

Approximately ten colors of spinning fiber braids are displayed hanging from hooks on a wire grid wall.

The Wonderland Yarns LYS Day Specials had to travel all the way from Brattleboro, VT, so I asked to have some Frabjous Fibers hand dyed spinning fiber sent along for the journey. The 3 Feet of Sheep gradients are 8 oz of Merino, and then there are eleven colors of Blue-Faced Leicester in 4 oz braids. Whether you are a spinner, a wet-felter, or a needle-felter, there are some rich, layered colors to play with here!

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…to inspire

The cover of Making Magazine No. 11, which is a close-up of crocheted fabric in shades of pink, peach, and yellow.

 

There is the pleasure of crafting, and then there are the related pleasures of reading about crafting, and planning your next project. Every issue of Making is inspiring, and No. 11, DAWN, has nine knitting projects and six craft projects to dream on. Official release date is this Friday, April 23, and if you would like to preorder, the issue can be picked up or shipped on that date.

Other options for cozy contemplation include the MDK Field Guides, and Nomadic Kinits--you can find them all here.yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

...to stitch

The top portion of a deep plum wool sweater with brioche wave lapels is on top of a cream lace tablecloth, along with a pattern page, a green mechanical pencil, and a green zippered project bag with stylized cats on it.

 

Waterbearer

It's been a busy few weeks, but on Sunday, I was able to sit down and get my Waterbearer cardi back on track!  Brioche + contiguous shoulder shaping ≠ autopilot knitting! It DOES = a fun and interesting puzzle, however, and one of the great gifts of knitting is that there is a project for you regardless of what your main reason for picking up the needles is! Conveniently, this also serves as justification for having more than one thing in progress at any given time! 

 

Movie Night Cocoon Cardi

This is the completed Movie Night Cocoon Cardi, and I can see how it would be the perfect thing to throw on when you need just a *little* something in the warmer months. I used all but the tiniest bits of two balls of Bamboo Pop Sock--I had 13g of yarn left after the last big trip around the granny square, and that turned out to be enough to work two rounds of single crochet edging, and eight rounds for the "cuffs." The pattern calls for a worsted weight yarn with a J hook, but I really liked the fabric the larger hook made with the fingering weight yarn. I can imagine making this again--maybe with a fingering weight wool??!


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