June 16, 2020


I was hoping to have swatches to show you this week, but my package from Berroco was delayed in transit, and is scheduled to arrive today! I can’t wait to show you the combos I’m suggesting, but I also have several yarns in stock that would work for this project—Blue Sky Woolstok, HiKoo Kenzie, Knitted Wit Polwarth Shimmer, Neighborhood Fiber Studio DK, and Plymouth Yarn Moon Shadow.

Check out the specs for Soundtrack, and next week, look for my swatches and info on a Zoom cast on party. The 4 Day KAL runs from July 1-August 1 this year. No stress!

My current open hours are Monday - Friday, 7am-3:30pm, and Saturdays 9am-1pm. We’re always open at, and will be adding more items as I untangle the tax and shipping options.

In-store shopping: mask required, two customers at a time, avoid any wait by scheduling at

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…to learn (and do)


Social Stitching via Zoom


Wednesday, June 17, 12:00-1:00pm BREATHE & HOPE Virtual KAL OR open Zoom and enter 883-5111-1252 for the meeting ID

Thursday, June 18, 4:00-6:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 981-942-707 for the meeting ID

Friday, June 19, 12:00-1:00pm OR open Zoom and enter 741-980-568 for the meeting ID

IMPORTANT: As of April 5th, Zoom required passwords to enter meetings to prevent unauthorized guests from entering. PASSWORD FOR ALL MEETINGS IS 330044.


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I added some additional Berroco Drop Ship Program projects last week, and there are now a number of great summer top options. Above are the Villa Tee (knit) and the Maldives Tee (crochet), both in Medina, a cotton/acrylic/rayon blend. The Oneida Tee and the Unadilla Cardigan both use Farro, a cotton/nylon tape yarn. And Derecho calls for Remix Light, a nylon/cotton/acrylic/silk/linen blend that is made from 100% recycled fibers.

…to inspire

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With many libraries opening for curbside pick up, perhaps you’re looking for some knit lit to mix in with your stitching. From memoirs to romance to cozy mysteries, there are lots of titles on this list. If your library is affiliated with Overdrive, the Libby app is a great option for exploring free audio books!

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While it is a simple and elegant style, Jacqueline Cieslak’s Rift has a number of thoughtful details that allow you to fine tune the fit to your preferences. The pattern is size inclusive, with finished garment measurements from 40-72” (recommended positive ease is 6-12”), options for boat or v-neck in front or back, optional horizontal bust darts, and customizable bicep circumference.

I am making the 44” size, and even though I lengthened the torso slightly (the style is slightly cropped), two skeins of Knit One Crochet Too’s Daisy, a hemp/linen/silk blend will complete the project.


Mondim Socks

I finished the second Yorkville Sock, and what do you know, in mid-June, it’s still cool enough to wear wool socks. (I have mixed feelings about this.) The second sock went quickly, as I was motivated by my desire to start Andrea Mowry’s Mondim Socks. I rarely buy yarn outside of Yarn Folk research, but I bought two skeins of souvenir yarn when I visited my friend Rachel at Woolyn during (literally) the New York City Marathon last fall. With this year’s travel plans cancelled, I was ready to spend time remembering a fun trip. Yarn is Murky Depths Deep Sock in “Woolyn It Be Loverly," with leftovers from my Breezeway tee for the contrasting toe, heel, and cuff.

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