President's Day Weekend Hours

February 15, 2022

President's Day Weekend Hours Yarn Folk

Just a quick reminder that Yarn Folk will be closed on President's Day, Monday, February 21st. And closing an hour early on Saturday the 19th, at 3pm! What the heck? Just decided to take a short break, as Mr. Yarn Folk has the day off, too. 

Current open hours are Monday - Thursday, 7am-3:30pm, Friday 8:30am - 5pm and Saturdays, 9am-4pm.

In-store shopping: masks are REQUIRED for all guests over age 2. Thanks for your help in keeping my business open to the public!

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…to learn (and do)

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


Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, February 17, 4:00-6:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID


Berroco Tiramisu Trunk Show

Friday, January 28 - Saturday, February 19

Four garments from the Fall 2021 Tiramisu collection--both knit and crochet.

President's Day, Monday, February 21 -- CLOSED

(and closing at 3pm on Saturday, February 19)

Hudson + West Deep Winter 2022 Trunk Show

Friday, February 25 - Saturday, March 12

Eight pieces from Hudson + West's Deep Winter 2022 collection which debuts February 2nd.

Berroco Topaz Trunk Show

Friday, February 25 - Saturday, March 5

Six pieces from the Fall 2021 Topaz collections.

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It was a low-key week for the receiving department (that would be me; I am the receiving department) but we did receive a few colors of Berroco Lanas that we haven't stocked before, and while putting them away, I was reminded again how much I love a good, basic, worsted-spun, worsted weight wool. I'm especially fond of the heathered shades--when you peer at them closely, you see you'll find subtle and sometimes unexpected blends of color. 
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…to inspire

Upon learning about the wool bouquets which are being presented to medalists in the Winter Olympics, I went searching for the details. Are they knit or crochet? (Crochet, although there's no shortage of articles describing them as knit.) Who made them? (Volunteers were recruited for the project, and the bouquets were designed by Li Meili.) Why crochet instead of the more usual fresh flowers? (They're an interpretation of the "Shanghai Bouquet," which dates from the mid-19th century, and are intended to express an ethos of sustainability.) How many were made? (1251 medalists will be presented with one during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.)

My favorite podium photo featuring the bouquets so far is this moving portrait of speed skater Erin Jackson.  (Also viewable here.)


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This alllllmost finished sweater (Vár, in Lettlopi, with Aerial carried along for the colorwork only) brought to you by one Superb Owl, plus the Winter Olympics Women's Slopestyle finals, and a bit of the Men's Halfpipe finals. All that remains is the neckline ribbing, and a lovely bath. Blocked photos next week!


The next question is: do I wind some yarn to cast on the Photography Shawl, or set an abitrary progress goal on the Curl cowl (in Woolstok Light and Aerial Color) to achieve first? Big decisions!

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