June 08, 2021
A quick reminder that Yarn Folk is open for curbside pick up and online orders only on June 8th & 9th.
Additionally, after much deliberation, including attending a webinar featuring speakers from Washington State Department of Health, the Governor's office, and Labor & Industries, and watching local public health updates, I am extending our policy requiring masks for in-person shopping at Yarn Folk.
I especially appreciated what our friends at Gallery One have posted on their Covid-19 protocol page:
We are doing our best to prevent the spread of COVID and to adhere to the Governor’s recommendations. We care about your health first and foremost. Please adhere to the following guidelines. Our goal is to minimize, if not erase, any possible exposure to any other community member. [...] In a quickly changing world, these are subject to change. We appreciate your diligence and CARE for each other.
As I am now fully vaccinated, and know that many of you are as well, I do appreciate other points of view on the need to wear masks, but every time I attempted to craft more nuanced guidelines, it became overly complicated, and I've chosen a guideline that is simple and clear. Not forever, but still, for now.
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.
Thursday, June 10th, 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.
Friday, May 15th to Wednesday, June 23rd
Details below and here, hosted in the Berroco Makers Facebook Group.
Tuesday & Wednesday, June 8-9, 2021
Hmm. What's inside? Find out next week!
Fireworks, the Olive Knits 4 Day KAL for 2021, is getting closer and closer! The pattern became available for pre-order on Ravelry and Olive Knits on June 3rd, and pattern photos were released yesterday! While many shops have been completing shop samples in advance of the July knitalong, I've been participating in the challenge as it happens (in July) since the beginning, and that is my plan for this year. I'd hoped to use The Croft DK--but after swatching I decided it doesn't highlight the stitch pattern well enough. The pattern calls for a DK yarn knit at 20 stitches over 4 inches, although there will also be an additional gauge option of 22 stitches to expand both the size and yarn possibilities. Tonals, tweeds, or solids are recommended--nothing too variegated. Options include semi-solid colors of Murky Depths Neptune DK, Neighborhood Fiber Co Organic Studio DK, Woolstok, or even Berroco Ultra Wool or Malabrigo Rios (at the 20 stitch gauge only). There are a few colors of Kenzie remaining in sufficient quantities. At the 22 stitch gauge, I like Trendsetter New York.
Even though the 4 Day KAL has many participating knitters who aim for the 4 to 10 day pace (depending on size), the official KAL dates extend through the month of July, and many people opt for a challenging-but-not-THAT-challenging pace. Join us, won't you?
I didn't finish the Felix Cardi because I was too busy enjoying time with my son and his partner, who I haven't seen since the pandemic began! I did, however, work up a number of swatches to see how the Fireworks stitch pattern would look in a variety of yarn options.
May 30, 2023
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