Who are you stitching for this season? Part 3 of 4!

November 28, 2023

Who are you stitching for this season? Part 3 of 4! Yarn Folk

That was fun! Heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us for Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! Your small business friends know that you have lots of choices--and we're so very thankful when you choose us. 

The holiday season is just getting underway, and we look forward to helping you find and make the perfect gifts!yarnfolk dividing line (2).png

…mark your calendars

Social Stitching

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

A reminder--if you're feeling poorly, please join us again as soon as you're feeling better!

Elfin Madness

Now through December 13th

We're hosting an elf and gnome swap to celebrate the winter holidays with our fiber friends. Sign up here. The event operates on a make one / take one principle, and submissions must be received in person or by mail at Yarn Folk no later than December 13th. We will assemble mystery packages and you can pick up your new pal in person at our Holiday Swap Party on the 16th. If you're unable to attend, we'll hold your mystery package for you, or mail it if needed.

This is an idea I've had bouncing around for a couple of years--I hope you'll participate! Sign up form is here, and a Ravelry bundle of pattern ideas is here.

Holiday Girls Night Out

Thursday, December 7th, 5-9p

Look for details on how Yarn Folk will be participating next week!

Holiday Swap Party

Saturday, December 16th, any time between 9a-1p.

We'll have holiday refreshments, and if you participated in the elf and gnome swap, you'll be able to pick up your secret package! (But stop by for some holiday cheer even if you aren't participating in the exchange.)

Coming in January

Sweater Knitalong / Crochetalong

We'll be announcing the theme shortly, and our official start date will be January 13th. We'll continue through February!

Holiday Hours

December 25 -- Closed for Christmas

January 8-10 -- Closed for annual planning

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…new in the shop

Project bags make great gifts, or maybe you're making multiple gifts at the same time, and need some help to manage the chaos. If you're like me, confining each project to its own bag is a tremendous help in making sure yarn, pattern, and notions for a project stay together. And you can grab the right one when you're headed out and might have a few spare moments for some stitching!

We have some brand new zippered bags from See Design--they are 13.5" across, 3.5" deep at the base and 10" tall, with 100% cotton canvas exteriors, a smooth nylon lining, and a zipper at the top. This style is a real superstar when it comes to keeping your entire project *contained*!

We also received new stitch markers from Allstitch Studios, and they are functional and charming, all in one package. The small flower markers fit needle sizes up to a US 8/5mm, and the large flower markers and the gold stars fit up to a US 10.5/6.5mm. (YES, you can finally get a 🌟gold star🌟 for knitting!

The flower markers come in sets of 32, and the gold stars 

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…to inspire


We are back with "Who are you stitching for?"--this week featuring hands! Mittens and fingerless mitts are generally one skein projects, and while you do generally need to make a pair, they usually work up quickly. And even if you've given someone mitts or mittens in the past, a new pair usually brings joy. (In part because, sadly, we do lose them from time to time.) I've put together a Ravelry bundle with both crochet and knit options, and you'll even see a few friends of Yarn Folk among the designers! 
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...currently stitching



I have a couple of small projects on the go, but I've decided that this week, I need to knit a few elves and/or gnomes for Elfin Madness. They're quick and fun to make; I do hope you'll join in. (But even if elves and gnomes are not on your crafting agenda, please join us for a holiday open house on December 16th!

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