Quarterly Dream in Color, and Monthly Pretty Pretty Yarn Club!

April 05, 2022

Quarterly Dream in Color, and Monthly Pretty Pretty Yarn Club!

Calling just a moment's attention to a couple of small schedule changes for April--on Monday, April 11th, and Monday-Wednesday April 18-20th, Yarn Folk will open at 9am instead of 7am. I will be at a vendor meet up on the 11th, and making a quick trip to Boston the following week. Liz will be on hand to help you with all your fiber projects while I'm away!

 

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

In-store shopping: masks are optional (but welcome and appreciated). 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"


CURRENT CLASSES & EVENTS

Social Stitching via Zoom 

Thursday, April 7, 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.

April Schedule Adjustments

Monday, April 11

Open 9am-3:30pm

Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20 

Open 9am-3:30pm

Spring Girls Night Out

Thursday, April 28

Details forthcoming.

LYS Day

Saturday, April 30

Details forthcoming.

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...to anticipate


Our quarterly shipment of Dream In Color Smooshy Cashmere arrived last week, and it's gorgeous! The last color collection trended toward blues and greens, and this time it includes a range of pinks and purples. While 10% cashmere in a blend is enough to "feel like cashmere," Smooshy Cashmere has a generous 20% cashmere content. Love it!
We've also added the April colorway for Apple Fiber Studio's Pretty Pretty Yarn Club. Did you know that each quarter has a color focus, and the three monthly colors are developed to work together? April's color is Native Lilac, and it really captures the energetic zip of spring greens. 
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…to inspire

 

I love seeing finished projects! This piece was woven by Jim Davenport, using a 100+ year old buggy wheel as base. He has additional pieces displayed at the Manastash Lodge at Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center.

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...to stitch 

 

Continuing with the Stripes of Joy Sweater in Berroco Lanas I separated for the sleeves, knit the first stripe of the body, then returned to the left sleeve two more colors in the stripe sequence will complete the decreases, and I expect I'll be ready for the cuff ribbing immediately after that. 

One of the advantages of top-down sweater knitting is the option to try it on while it is in progress (even easier with Purl Strings). With this sweater, I decided to add about 1/2" yoke depth (one background color skinny stripe) before dividing for the sleeves, and I'll be able to confirm the sleeve length before starting the cuffs. 

 

I also added some rows to my colorblocked verson of Annabella's Cowl using Wool Addicts Honor (which is 50% alpaca, but I digress). The third and final color will be black. (I'm using one ball of each color.) Years ago, I had a version of this cowl that I wore constantly--the concept of a very tall tube that puddles around your neck is kind of genius, and I definitely pulled it up over my ears as an impromptu hood when the w*** howled. Ahem. Not that it does that here. 



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