March 01, 2022
We're hosting TWO garment trunk shows at the same time! It's such a pleasure to host garments from both Hudson + West and Berroco.
The Hudson + West pieces are from the Deep Winter 2022 Collection--four sweaters, a scarf, and a cowl in Forge, plus a two color shawl in Weld. You can find highlights of the individual pieces through the through the course of the show (here through March 12th) in the Yarn Folk Instagram feed, @yarnfolk. These are the actual samples used in the photo shoot for the collection, and it's so inspiring to see them in person.
Quick note on masking policy: we will continue to observe Washington State's indoor masking policy, currently set to be lifted on March 12th. Once it expires, masks will be optional. I will likely personally continue wearing one for awhile, as my sick time is self-funded 🤷
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!
Thursday, March 3, 4:00-6:00pm
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Friday, February 25 - Saturday, March 12
Eight pieces from Hudson + West's Deep Winter 2022 collection which debuts February 2nd.
Friday, February 25 - Saturday, March 5
Six pieces from the Fall 2021 Topaz collections.
In addition to the Hudson + West Deep Winter 2022 collection, we're also hosting the Berroco Topaz collection from Autumn 2022 through this Saturday, March 6th. The sweaters (Vajen, a cap-sleeved vest; Rika, a pullover with button details on the sleeves; and Liva, a modular garter stitch cardigan with "duster" vibes) speak to three different wardrobe needs--one to layer, an elevated basic, and something to wrap up in. The other pieces in the collection--Dunya, a cowl that combines Topaz with Aerial for an interesting juxtaposition of textures; Marit, the entrelac shawl; and Fenne, a big mitered square throw--all emphasize the coziness of this yarn.
You can find Topaz here (and Aerial here). The links above take you to Berroco's pattern store, but the patterns are also available on Ravelry here. (Note that there is an e-book price, but the patterns can be purchased singly as well.)
I recently enrolled in the KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling course on the Teachable platform. I've used a version of bullet journaling for organizing my work for years, but I'm enjoying thinking about ways to adapt it to my various "making" projects. The fact that it is self-paced makes it easier to fit into my week. And Felicity (Felix) Ford's accent and general demeanor are delightful.
I finished the section of the Curl cowl that is knit in the round, and then was delighted to be reminded that shaker rib is faster and easier when knit flat! (It's not that it is difficult knit in the round--I just have a love/hate relationship with ribbing. Love the look, less excited about actually doing it! 😆) I'm combining Woolstok Light with Aerial Color, and I love the watercolor wash effect of using the variegated with the solid. Yarn requirements are three skeins of Woolstok Light and two of Aerial Color, for a big, squishy cowl. I'm knitting with Earth Ivy (Woolstok) and Cassatt (Aerial Color); combos pictured from left to right in the background are Deep Velvet/Renoir, October Sky/Degas, Spun Gold/Pissaro, and Highland Fleece/Monet.
I also started the Photography Shawl, which has one of the cleverest methods for establishing an i-cord tab cast on that I've seen. This design has a 3D quality, and designer Kristina Vilimaite recommends a yarn that will block well and has more body than drape. I'm using BC Garn Loch Lomond in the Copper colorway, and although I've just started, I can tell that this is going to be an entertaining project--it's got a nice rhythm to it already. Five skeins should make the medium size.
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